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    I have a large bandsaw which is frequently used,...

    I have a large bandsaw which is frequently used, less used in order of use might go something like as follows ....
    bench grinder, tablesaw, routers, drill, lathe,vacuum cleaner and a belt/disc...
  2. So you would to do the same test with a wider...

    So you would to do the same test with a wider piece and still experience the same,
    My bench is what I use for testing jointed edge, I don't really compare timbers to one another, so when that says...
  3. I use and treat my bench as the bed of a surface...

    I use and treat my bench as the bed of a surface planer, and it is quite flat, so probably have a different approach to flattening stock than most.
    I don't hold down the work and plane the work...
  4. Sneak one away to the workshop and stick it to a...

    Sneak one away to the workshop and stick it to a pencil parer.
  5. Thread: Frog seating

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    Narrow, as in the width and thin, near fully...

    Narrow, as in the width and thin, near fully influenced shavings, that can take a consistent shaving up through the middle of a
    perfectly planed up piece.

    Much different ballgame than an...
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    I have noticed a heavier cut on the start of the...

    I have noticed a heavier cut on the start of the work using a plane that is convex, leading to inaccuracy.
    It becomes a lot more noticeable working on shorter stock with gnarly grain, whilst...
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    Lapping a plane is easy, using an abrasive held...

    Lapping a plane is easy, using an abrasive held down tight onto a surface plate that is longer than the plane's sole will make the plane have a convex profile.
    A regular strip of sandpaper cut down...
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    Mark I probably didn't add the video correctly,...

    Mark
    I probably didn't add the video correctly, but before the demonstration of that super surfacer is an awesome gang sawing guessing bandsaw type machine.

    On a side note having some oversized...
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    The're is an article named Setting the Cap Iron...

    The're is an article named Setting the Cap Iron on Wood Central,
    and here one of a few videos he has made on the subject

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pAVgfSPMN0&t=30sI


    That's the best I...
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    Currently making end caps with a 1/2" laminate...

    Currently making end caps with a 1/2" laminate inbetween 1 3/8" pieces.
    I always try to find a piece close to dimension, but have no suitable half inch stock, so I have to resaw them...say at least...
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    For me a metal detector is a must have tool for...

    For me a metal detector is a must have tool for the bandsaw, as I work with reclaimed stuff only.
    All good timbers get denailed, deglazed, decementized, deputtied, before being rough planed up and...
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    Absolutely Doug It is indeed a silver bullet....

    Absolutely Doug
    It is indeed a silver bullet.
    I have to use the close set cap iron for iroko as at least a third of the stuff I come across has alternating grain/grain reversal and bandings....
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    There is no tearout if you set the cap iron...

    There is no tearout if you set the cap iron close, you will never need consider the grain direction again when planing anything but scrub work.
    No need for scraping ever.
    If you have deep tearout...
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    Rafael You won't need to bother doing that with...

    Rafael
    You won't need to bother doing that with the knots, just plane as you would normally.
    You need a somewhat flat enough surface to have an even thickness shaving to progressively take it down...
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    Guessing a big factor in the height of the...

    Guessing a big factor in the height of the strecher is if its flush with the edge of the bench.
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    Once you get your board somewhat flat you can use...

    Once you get your board somewhat flat you can use set the cap iron close to eliminate any tearout, One of the irons will have more camber, and the other will need a barely noticeable camber.
    A four...
  17. Another thing is material deflection, ,make sure...

    Another thing is material deflection, ,make sure the work is supported if needed.
    Easing the corners is absolute blasphemy I say :rolleyes:
  18. Have you got a decent reference for working to?...

    Have you got a decent reference for working to?
    A long straight edge, spirit level, or two long planks that you can joint the edges on, making both absolutely parallel so you can check them against...
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    The Holmgren design is hard to beat ...

    The Holmgren design is hard to beat
    https://i.ibb.co/4Jnt6Vj/SAM-1821.jpg
    https://i.ibb.co/PGYK73V/IMG-20170421-101613.jpg

    The axle under the saw could be a bit closer to the edge, I went on...
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    I'd never want that for planing, but find hooking...

    I'd never want that for planing, but find hooking your foot under the bench great for chiseling.
    Another reason to have a stretcher off the ground is for a mobile base.
    I will probably make a Carl...
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    Joe, I suggest you create an account, if you've...

    Joe, I suggest you create an account, if you've exhausted external ukworkshop googlings.
    Go to the hand tools section.
    Plenty of folks there are extremely knowledgeable and collect old hand tool...
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    Did you try googling Edward Preston UKWorkshop?...

    Did you try googling Edward Preston UKWorkshop?
    You will find info on just about everything that exists regarding quite a few Preston planemakers.
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    I recommend that you do not use an abrasive...

    I recommend that you do not use an abrasive longer or wider than the plane is.
    This will produce a convexity in the plane sole, and the longer the plane is, will compound the error.
    I made a video...
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    Here's part two. I wasn't able to post more than...

    Here's part two.
    I wasn't able to post more than one video or link

    https://youtu.be/3MlE7Nz3eKg
    Tom
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    https://youtu.be/w_ux786ODwg Just made a wee...

    https://youtu.be/w_ux786ODwg


    Just made a wee video since I was wanting my no.8 for my workbench top.
    Not used to making videos, so you will have to cut me some slack on that.
    My dialogue could...
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