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  1. That stinks! Most reputable companies would...

    That stinks! Most reputable companies would have told you that they could never accept that gift - it would look too much like a bribe or kickback to get the job. If they had hired you anyways...
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    I have no problem with a hollow ground iron - but...

    I have no problem with a hollow ground iron - but the edge needs to be flat for a properly fitted cap iron. I tried striking the plate to pop my bellied iron into a hollow one, but didn’t work for...
  3. that’s great to know. It also makes me think...

    that’s great to know. It also makes me think that if and when i get a shooting plane to go with a low angle Jack rather that a “shooting” plane
  4. I saw a review somewhere comparing the ln and...

    I saw a review somewhere comparing the ln and Veritas shooting planes, and they found the same thing with the ln plane edge fracturing quickly. They even put a pm-v11 iron into the ln shooter with...
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    You mean put a back-bevel on it? Suppose I...

    You mean put a back-bevel on it? Suppose I could, but I am ultimately trying to solve some faulty chip-breaker mating issues, so I don't want to confuse things while I'm still learning to sharpen &...
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    You mean put a back-bevel on it? Suppose I...

    You mean put a back-bevel on it? Suppose I could, but I am ultimately trying to solve some faulty chip-breaker mating issues, so I don't want to confuse things while I'm still learning to sharpen &...
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    Yep - same reason My house doesn't flood at the...

    Yep - same reason My house doesn't flood at the top of the hill, even when all the neighbors are soaking wet. I am familiar with the theory, but thanks!

    I was busy with other things today, but...
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    Yeah - a granite lapping plate is on my...

    Yeah - a granite lapping plate is on my wish-list. Primarily for flattening out the plane soles, but it would work well for this too. It's a definite option.

    Wherever did you find a 1m long...
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    That is both a smart idea, and depressing. I...

    That is both a smart idea, and depressing. I have 2 #5s, and 1 #4 - I can only turn one of them into a scrub. I (thought) I had already planned the worst iron of the 3 for the scrub plane, but I...
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    Tips on lapping plane blade back?

    Working on restoring/rehabbing some Stanley/Bailey planes. My #5 is done & working very well - I can get smoothing-plane thin shavings from it, though it is not destined to be a smoother.

    I am...
  11. I’ll hack the thread a touch... I have been...

    I’ll hack the thread a touch... I have been looking seriously at the woodpeckers precision router lift v2, as I have their router plate right now, and the inserts are compatible between both. Any...
  12. Hmm. Good point. Will need to think about that...

    Hmm. Good point. Will need to think about that one. Thanks.
  13. Great idea... if the surface weren't already...

    Great idea... if the surface weren't already finished I might do exactly that. ;) Right now I'm using the classic blue painters-tape handles.
  14. Convert Through-hole pull to surface mount?

    I found some great hardware for my new desk, but the pulls are all through-hole mount (2 bolts, 4 inch on center). Trying to decide how best to mount them to the drop-front of my Secretary - I...
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    You mean a finer grit for denibbing after the...

    You mean a finer grit for denibbing after the water only pass? I had been avoiding sanding with anything higher than 180 prior to the stain to avoid over sanding and closing the pores. I did use...
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    General finishes water borne stain

    Looking for some feedback on my finishing protocol with general finishes water borne products; silly me changed way too many things for me to be able to pinpoint the problem; maybe you can help! The...
  17. Why not use a mitered rabbit joint? Should be...

    Why not use a mitered rabbit joint? Should be even stronger with plywood since you wonít get all end grain in the rabbit.
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    I just got an HVLP myself, and my research seems...

    I just got an HVLP myself, and my research seems to have been very similar to yours. I am in the middle of my first spray with the Fuji mini-mite 3, and am very happy with it so far. I got the...
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    Good idea, and I may very well end up doing...

    Good idea, and I may very well end up doing that... for now, I made a makeshift spray booth in the garage to put the clear coat on the loafers (which I need to finish before everything else, since...
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    Thought I'd give an update: After several...

    Thought I'd give an update: After several practice boards, and a run with pure water to practice & raise the grain, I got started in on the stain coat. Got about halfway done and clouds rolled in,...
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    If it is for narrow stuff (18” or less), a good...

    If it is for narrow stuff (18” or less), a good set of square bench dog holes laid out from something like the parfdog system will let you square your track to the piece. Plus, the dog holes are...
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    My shop is a single car garage... that has to...

    My shop is a single car garage... that has to fold away and accommodate my wife’s car come winter. And accommodate bikes and etc for two girls. I don’t have any floor standing machinery, and my...
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    yeah, I have a skill jigsaw that Iíve used for...

    yeah, I have a skill jigsaw that Iíve used for years. Part of the reason I donít use it much is that itís not top quality, but it is useful for construction tasks around the home. Maybe Iím just...
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    i have an extremely small garage shop, so every...

    i have an extremely small garage shop, so every tool needs to pull its own weight. My father in law got me a nice Japanese pull saw last year, and I havenít touched my jigsaw since. I usually...
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    Wow - I didn't think they would be that reusable;...

    Wow - I didn't think they would be that reusable; everyone talks about how easy cleanup is by throwing them out instead. That's pretty amazing.
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