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    I find pulling easier than pushing with one hand...

    I find pulling easier than pushing with one hand for a small planes.
    A big #7 actually handles itself.

    Smoothing will be difficult anyhow but I would buy or build a Japanese smoother. A hock...
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    I donít find split top workbench useful for...

    I donít find split top workbench useful for sawing but ok for clamping.
  3. The problem you described reminds me of a front...

    The problem you described reminds me of a front to back concave sole, which is the simplest to fix. Twisted or convex are difficult with specialized tools.
    With a concave sole, the blade has to...
  4. I could not agree more, not only is it never...

    I could not agree more, not only is it never sustainably harvested but itís a pita to work with. Silicates, twisted grain, doesnít glue well ...
    Moreover, a very dense hard wood can be quite bouncy...
  5. Perfect 4 square all along the length of the...

    Perfect 4 square all along the length of the stock isnít a reasonable expectations. Quite a lot of flattening is to be expected after the lamination is done.

    Going slowly and adding one board at a...
  6. Not really in my experience. I find pmv11 to last...

    Not really in my experience. I find pmv11 to last longer with better results on straight grain. Impact resistance doesnít strike me as very different from o1.

    With regards to shooting, you either...
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    Low corners are annoying. I would just camber...

    Low corners are annoying.
    I would just camber this blade, use the 5 blade in the 4 and call it a day.
  8. LN and LV have the same level of quality and...

    LN and LV have the same level of quality and quality control. LV tries to innovate where LN aims at perfecting old designs.

    The chinese made planes (WR, QS, ... all the same stuff) are basically...
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    Or use a shim under the wheel. Easy, repeatable,...

    Or use a shim under the wheel. Easy, repeatable, protective ...
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    Mike Siemsenís approach is great but it takes...

    Mike Siemsenís approach is great but it takes some time and practice to develop a feel for identifying high spots.

    It doesnít require much for a board to rock on a perfectly flat surface. In...
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    > In many ways I appreciate the nostalgia of the...

    > In many ways I appreciate the nostalgia of the SB119 very much, and picture it being beautiful in the shop. But I want to make sure it would be just as functional as well, and it's effectively the...
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    Hey Michael. I would recommend investing in a...

    Hey Michael.

    I would recommend investing in a versatile plane that you will spend time using, say a #5 1/2. When well made and set to fine cut, it's a good super smoother that can smooth,...
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    O1 does simply not have a bad rap, no need to...

    O1 does simply not have a bad rap, no need to defend it.
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    > I would expect our ancestors would have done...

    > I would expect our ancestors would have done the same.

    It really depends on time and space. There was no such thing as "woodworker" in the European pre-18th century, but a lot of different...
  15. TLDR : you chose the "best in class" options, so...

    TLDR : you chose the "best in class" options, so you canít really go wrong but it will be expensive.

    1. 1000 shapton can be replaced with a good 1000-1200 diamond stone.
    2. The dia flat is coarse...
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    A hand made rasp wonít make as much a difference...

    A hand made rasp wonít make as much a difference as experience in using the tool. They donít cut faster nor leave a much smoother than the equivalent machine made ones. They would however prevent you...
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    Nice jig! In an alternative setting, I have made...

    Nice jig!
    In an alternative setting, I have made dozens of bookmarks by flattening thick shavings over my stove pipe. One swipe of the plane, multiple bookmarks!

    Beech, pear, walnut, hawthorn...
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    Hey Derek, I know that you enjoy your veritas...

    Hey Derek, I know that you enjoy your veritas jack plane and I like mine too. I agree they are splendid planes but they just donít feel as good to me in many ways. Nose heavy, straight handle... A...
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    I would not recommend low angle planes for an...

    I would not recommend low angle planes for an expensive ¬ę jack ¬Ľ, versatile, plane.

    For smoothing or jointing difficult woods, the possibility to reach 50 to 90 degrees cutting angle is great....
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    I donít understand the difference with the...

    I donít understand the difference with the standard tormek instructions which are basically ę grind to a consistent burr on the stone wheel then chase the burr on the oiled and charged leather...
  21. Hey Tom. This is also my preference as I only...

    Hey Tom.

    This is also my preference as I only work with domestic European wood, mostly making furniture.

    Some people, using more difficult woods, or doing different jobs, such as music...
  22. Yes, "double iron" means blade and chipbreaker....

    Yes, "double iron" means blade and chipbreaker. It may be an antiquated term nowadays, as most bevel down planes are "double iron". There is no need to go for a very narrow mouth opening on those....
  23. The frog is adjusted to obtain the desired mouth...

    The frog is adjusted to obtain the desired mouth opening, taking the blade thickness into consideration.

    A plane is usually set for one job and is adjusted rarely, to manage special timber, wear,...
  24. I was under the impression that the Rob Cosmanís...

    I was under the impression that the Rob Cosmanís method implied that you buy a WoodRiver plane. If you buy Lie Nielsen, then it may just be called the original David Charlesworthís ďruler trickĒ :>
  25. The veritas skew rabbet block plane is great....

    The veritas skew rabbet block plane is great. Itís similar to the bronze LN 140, with a different look. I would pick the left flush side one for a right handed person, and the opposite for a leftie.
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