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  1. My benchmark is “what does the wood surface look...

    My benchmark is “what does the wood surface look like after planing?” Shaving thickness and length is a fun pursuit, but at the end of the day a plane is intended to change stock thickness and/or...
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    I always found opossums to be indiscriminate...

    I always found opossums to be indiscriminate killers. We had more that one decimate our henhouse when I was a kid. We'd follow the feather trail back to the tree they were nesting in and extract them...
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    That's what I've heard. I've always had better...

    That's what I've heard. I've always had better luck with a Glazier's Knife (variant on a putty knife). After living in a 1920 era home with a boatload of wood double hungs needing rebuilding I got...
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    I had a #75 Bullnose. The only thing it did well...

    I had a #75 Bullnose. The only thing it did well was fill a small space in a drawer. I tuned it to the level of a Swiss watch. The cutter was honed to a razor's edge. It didn't matter. It didn't work...
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    Interesting. I have a LV version of the same...

    Interesting. I have a LV version of the same plane. Not the gorgeous bronze, but still a neat little gizmo. I don't use it often, but it does see use. Nothing else in the kit will do what it does. No...
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    Nature is a tough town. Hoping she pulls through.

    Nature is a tough town. Hoping she pulls through.
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    Funny you mention a #78. It was one of those...

    Funny you mention a #78. It was one of those planes I had to have. I found an immaculate Sweetheart era specimen at a great price and jumped on it. I think I used it twice in 10 years. It left me in...
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    I might take a look at the type of drill, and tip...

    I might take a look at the type of drill, and tip geometry in particular. Youíre drilling end grain, and thatís a whole different animal. I like the Forster bit idea, or perhaps modify a brad point...
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    All the vintage planes I bought (then sold) while...

    All the vintage planes I bought (then sold) while trying to develop a good user set. If I add up all the money they cost and all the time spent fettling and restoring them, I would have been ahead of...
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    Thanks Phil. They're a good project for using up...

    Thanks Phil. They're a good project for using up leftovers. The design is very simple, but you can get fancy if you choose. The nice thing is that the size is easily scaled to whatever you want. The...
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    Here's another good video. I think it's the same...

    Here's another good video. I think it's the same one Prashun suggests above. He's using Jeff Jewitt's dyes


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLEpJBvQbxs
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    I got the LV Shooting plane last year and built a...

    I got the LV Shooting plane last year and built a shooting board. I agree with Fred, it's a joy to use. I do like the protractor on the LV board though. I'll put the LV board on the "Don't need it,...
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    Happy Thanksgiving to All

    Just saying!

    May your Turkey not be dry and your stuffing not be soggy.
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    Another Japanese Style Toolbox

    The weather is promoting more time in the shop. I needed a place to store some recently acquired carving knives and gouges and I had small board of leftover QSWO. I resawed it on the bandsaw and...
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    I've had similar results with my old LV Low Angle...

    I've had similar results with my old LV Low Angle Jack when using the 50ļ iron for an included cutting angle of 62ļ. I just readjusted for a lighter cut and all was well. The important part was that...
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    I did something similar. My knife strop is about...

    I did something similar. My knife strop is about 3/4 wide and mounted on a piece of oak about a foot long. I use it like a knife steel, but with the cutting edge of the knife trailing instead of...
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    I got the same sort of results on some Flexcut...

    I got the same sort of results on some Flexcut knives I bought for spoon carving. I discovered strops a few months ago and have made a few. They work very well (as you've noticed) for plane irons and...
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    First Efforts

    I got interested in spoon carving last year and finally picked up a couple of the correct tools. My first two efforts are shown below (crappy phone photo). The larger of the two is from a slab of...
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    Here's a link to a Japanese Woodworker that has a...

    Here's a link to a Japanese Woodworker that has a YouTube channel. I love his work and his production style. He has a Super Surfacer that shown up in a number of his videos.
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    I tried resawing a couple times with my Thumb...

    I tried resawing a couple times with my Thumb Hole D8. It wasn't pretty :o
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    It's been suggested that planers with a low speed...

    It's been suggested that planers with a low speed feed option, and especially those that combine that with a helical cutter head, can achieve "finish ready" surface quality. I have no personal...
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    Pick one of these: 419867

    Pick one of these:

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    New to resawing - I like!

    Historically Iíve been beholden to the lumber retailer for whatever thickness he had available. That usually meant 4/4 rough sawn or 3/4 S4S. Thatís rather stout for smaller scale projects and...
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    I got a 14" Rikon 10-326 this summer. It's my...

    I got a 14" Rikon 10-326 this summer. It's my first bandsaw so I guess it qualifies as a starter saw. It handles blades up to 3/4" wide easily. I've used it for curved work as well as resawing up to...
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    I use both. My lunchbox planer quickly reduces...

    I use both. My lunchbox planer quickly reduces the lumber to my desired rough thickness. I follow up with smoother planes to establish the final thickness and a smooth as glass finish. Could I do it...
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