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  1. Herv, I have been exploring a similar train of...

    Herv,

    I have been exploring a similar train of thought in the thread below "Which Smoothing Plane". Try reading my post at the end of page 5. Several guys respond. Jim Koepke links to a long post...
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    Jim, Thanks for pointing me in the direction...

    Jim,

    Thanks for pointing me in the direction of more specific information and trying to answer my specific dilemma of adjusting for blade depth on the fly. I have not been quite sure if tightening...
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    Rather than start a new thread asking about...

    Rather than start a new thread asking about details concerning Smoothing planes, I thought I would post on this thread and try to keep the info. in a general thread about Smoothers.

    There have...
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    Beautiful Derek, and very inspiring. From other...

    Beautiful Derek, and very inspiring. From other posts I am assuming you are working that wood with custom Veritas Bench Planes. Whatever you used, the surface are beautiful. You have an eye for...
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    I ordered Ouchi chisels from Tools From Japan....

    I ordered Ouchi chisels from Tools From Japan. When I got them I found a metal devise for setting the hoops enclosed. Similar to Derek's hose widget the devise I got was a heavy metal cap that simply...
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    "I can't personally get behind filing any part of...

    "I can't personally get behind filing any part of the mouth. There are reasons behind it that don't really belong in this thread, but the mechanics or such are that if it is desired to close the...
  7. I bought a set of Spyderco triangular stones...

    I bought a set of Spyderco triangular stones sometime in the mid to late 70's. I have sharpened all my kitchen, pocket...knives, and many of the knives of family members with them. I use them just...
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    They make sweat bands for the head, but when...

    They make sweat bands for the head, but when needed I use a bandana or a cotton baseball cap. I went on a gluten free diet though and lost 30- 35 lbs, down to about 170, now I find I get cold more...
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    Thanks for that suggestion Patrick. I will apply...

    Thanks for that suggestion Patrick. I will apply the file to the rear of the mouth. I have been grinding old Veritas A2 BU plane blades, back to 25 -30 degrees. I had one that was 38 and one that was...
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    Michael thanks for posting your alterations to...

    Michael thanks for posting your alterations to your 5 1/4. Now I want feel too bad running a file into the mouth of mine. The Veritas PM-V11 blade I have for mine, 8" camber, just does not allow for...
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    I paid a visit to Lost Art Press today to check...

    I paid a visit to Lost Art Press today to check out the Hayward's work collection. While I was there I found "The Anarchist's Design Book" and ordered a copy. The bound version is apparently still at...
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    It took me quite a while on an auction site to...

    It took me quite a while on an auction site to find a 5 1/4 at a reasonable price. I gave up on the 5 1/4C and bought a regular smooth bottom version. I bought a PM-V11 blade from LV for it, also...
  13. Great information Patrick, thanks for providing a...

    Great information Patrick, thanks for providing a better explanation of what is actually happening with CBN abrasive vs other alternatives. My use of CBN wheels has lead me to the same conclusions. I...
  14. Ray, Patrick answered your question quite well. I...

    Ray, Patrick answered your question quite well. I will just add that woodturners have been using CBN wheels for sharpening turning tools, often HSS or other hard steels, for a long time now. Turners...
  15. I apparently missed the Chinese lapidary disk...

    I apparently missed the Chinese lapidary disk information when George posted it before, great to know about that alternative, will check it out. I have a couple pieces of MDF, and green compound I...
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    I have the Adjust A Bench. I just had some hand...

    I have the Adjust A Bench. I just had some hand issues that have kept me from finishing that project, and others. I think it is important to note that the up and down movement of this bench may...
  17. As I have posted quite a few times before I am a...

    As I have posted quite a few times before I am a grinder convert. I fought the idea for years, trying all sorts of stones, natural, ceramic, diamond....For me in the final analysis the larger jobs...
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    Got to love a good Atkins. They are a little more...

    Got to love a good Atkins. They are a little more expensive on the auction sites these days. I kinda had a thing for them a few years back when they could be bought a little more reasonably:
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    I have worked white oak chair backs and know it...

    I have worked white oak chair backs and know it can be a challenge to work with green wood hand tools if it isn't "green". I am thinking that doing the beveled edges for raised panels might be a...
  20. Maybe I need to get serious about getting my...

    Maybe I need to get serious about getting my bandsaw fixed and operational. Over the last year I have been working on how to split wood/logs more than how to saw it. Now that I appear to have solved...
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    Mel I believe I have used the "EXTERA" for floors...

    Mel I believe I have used the "EXTERA" for floors on a building and for a covered porch. I believe it is something between MDF and the plywood made from chips of wood that is suppose to stand up to...
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    Exterior storm shutters

    Some of the storm shutters my builder originally had made for my home have decomposed. Apparently they were made with regular construction (non treated) lumber for the frames and MDF for the raised...
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    Nice Jim! I tried buying a used hand grinder....

    Nice Jim! I tried buying a used hand grinder. Unfortunately the one I got turned out to have a weird arbor I could not get wheels for. I have been thinking of revisiting that idea. Talk about your...
  24. I wish I had just bought an older Delta too...

    I wish I had just bought an older Delta too George, which is the other reason I have been thinking about selling what I have. I bought a saw with a fancy wood fence system that I don't think actually...
  25. I don't think I can talk my wife into reducing...

    I don't think I can talk my wife into reducing our mini population down to one Jim, dumb I know. If you saw her mini you might refuse to drive it too. Which means I need space for two or three cars,...
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