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  1. In the wooden jointer thread Judson directed a...

    In the wooden jointer thread Judson directed a question to me about the more vertical (e.g. LV) versus low (e.g. Bailey) style handles and which was preferable. My reply was brief and may have...
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    Hi Judson I wrote four articles on this theme,...

    Hi Judson

    I wrote four articles on this theme, and these can be found on my website, here: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Commentary/Index.html

    To answer more simply: I would not say that my...
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    Just for reference, that is the jack kit that...

    Just for reference, that is the jack kit that Terry sells.

    http://www.hntgordon.com.au/images/shop/upload/jackkit.jpg

    All others are indeed solid ...
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    HNT Gordon planes are not laminated. They are...

    HNT Gordon planes are not laminated. They are solid wood.

    There are planes and there are planes. The construction choice does not decide whether a plane is worth keeping or not. What decides...
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    Poll: Hi Adam I'm coming in late. I would concur...

    Hi Adam

    I'm coming in late.

    I would concur with Hornbeam (just on reputation), although I have used a number of different hard woods. Interlocked woods are best.

    There is an old article on...
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    Hi Judson There are a couple of reasons why I...

    Hi Judson

    There are a couple of reasons why I prefer the mouth further back on a jointer.

    As a rule of thumb, the further forward the mouth, the more directional it is. This adds control. The...
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    Apparently he used to drive it to work, George....

    Apparently he used to drive it to work, George. Had he had been Australian or English, the wheel would have been on the other end of the bench.

    How many chords do you think he got to the mile? ...
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    I have a demo of this when I reviewed the LV...

    I have a demo of this when I reviewed the LV SBUS:

    One of the advantages of BD planes, such as Bailey types, is that they may be adjusted “on the run”. BU planes come in for criticism that they...
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    Hi Prashun The first step is to decide on the...

    Hi Prashun

    The first step is to decide on the dimensions of the plane. I would base the width on the blade, and suggest that this be between 2 1/4" - 2 1/2". The bed angle will depend on whether...
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    Hi Brian I hope the neighbours are an upgrade...

    Hi Brian

    I hope the neighbours are an upgrade :)

    ... meanwhile, can you spare a Spier or Norris or two for a poor Aussie boy .. :o

    Regards from Perth (where the sun is out and the skies are...
  11. I have a "broken in" fine (600) EZ that I have...

    I have a "broken in" fine (600) EZ that I have used for about 10 years. My estimate is that it is the equivalent now of a 3-4000 waterstone. Wonderful little stone (6x2"). However this probably took...
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    Or, you use a chip breaker that holds it shape...

    Or, you use a chip breaker that holds it shape and has a screw that is easy to tighten with two fingers, which applies just enough tension to adjust the fit incrementally. I wrote about this....
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    Hi Brian I'd also argue for gunmetal if there...

    Hi Brian

    I'd also argue for gunmetal if there is a stamp.

    Here is a Slater with the stamp on top. This is a classic design ..
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    David, I did not say that I do not get a...

    David, I did not say that I do not get a satisfactory performance. I said that I find the performance unreliable compared with the alternatives.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    George, that is the story as I recall. I wonder...

    George, that is the story as I recall. I wonder who Lee Valley have employed? There is a rumour that it could be David. Apparently they had to build on an annex to fit all his stones. :)

    Regards...
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    Tony .. you got it! It's the Veritas Automaton...

    Tony .. you got it!

    It's the Veritas Automaton with the new-look Rob ...

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/27/Kempelen_chess1.jpg/719px-Kempelen_chess1.jpg

    Regards from...
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    I have worked with interlocked Australian hard...

    I have worked with interlocked Australian hard woods and handplanes for nearly two decades. Most of this was using smoothers with high cutting angles, be they on a single iron BD or a BU plane. In...
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    Stanley + chip breaker vs high angle planes BD...

    Stanley + chip breaker vs high angle planes

    BD vs BU

    LN vs LV

    Hollow grind vs flat grind

    Free hand vs honing guide
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    For what it is worth ... I ordered the large...

    For what it is worth ... I ordered the large wheels for the Kell #1 about 9 weeks ago, and Richard replied and mailed the parts. They arrived about 10 days later.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  20. The Veritas side rabbet plane is one method for...

    The Veritas side rabbet plane is one method for tuning the fit for a dado. The other is to plane the board that is to fit into the dado. Sometimes one is easier than the other.

    Regards from Perth...
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    Thanks David. I've ordered the M and UF stones in...

    Thanks David. I've ordered the M and UF stones in 2 x8, plus Coarse and Fine Eze-laps in 3 x 8. It must be 10 years or more since I bought the 2 x 6 Fine, which is nicely broken in and a delight.
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    What would you rate the Spyderco Medium, Fine and...

    What would you rate the Spyderco Medium, Fine and Ultra Fine stones in microns?

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  23. Hi Matthew I would drill 3 corners, and then...

    Hi Matthew

    I would drill 3 corners, and then saw these out with a coping saw, finish with a chisel (use a guide block to ensure you are square). The rounded corners then require a beam with...
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    I have two leather strops hanging next to my...

    I have two leather strops hanging next to my bench. Both are hard horse butt from TFWW. Both are glued to a length of hardwood, smooth side up. One is plain leather and the other is covered with...
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    Hi Kees You are probably correct. I...

    Hi Kees

    You are probably correct. I deliberated on calling it up hill and down hill. I get spatially challenged in such situations. But you all know what I meant .. :)

    Regards from Perth
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