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    That gap is pretty close, already. I would be...

    That gap is pretty close, already. I would be inclined to assemble each piece on it's designated leg with a captured piece of fine "plumber's tape" facing the proud shoulder. Draw the tape through...
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    I have a set of large "firmer" chisels from...

    I have a set of large "firmer" chisels from Footprint, from the same era. The backs required extensive flattening and the steel is soft (not suitable for driving with a mallet).

    Current Narex...
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    This is an important point - automated tools...

    This is an important point - automated tools dictate their method of use and the user becomes an "operator".

    Certainly some processes are improved by simple power tools.
    Boring hundreds of small...
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    One piece "raised panels" from solid wood? ...

    One piece "raised panels" from solid wood?

    This production method is to woodworking what autotune is to popular music - an abominable ersatz approximation.

    Foo King Hideous
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    Sure. One requires a capable user to carry it...

    Sure.

    One requires a capable user to carry it to the job site, the other requires a supply chain.

    If your tools required a building permit, you're no Neanderthal.
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    +1 on HDPE runners. They're available in uniform...

    +1 on HDPE runners. They're available in uniform thicknesses from purveyors like Tickler. It's stable enough to last indefinitely (regardless of humidity) but soft enough to shape by hand. I apply...
  7. Brian is too modest to recommend his own blog....

    Brian is too modest to recommend his own blog.
    https://brianholcombewoodworker.com/2016/08/11/kanna-dai-prep/

    FYI - I've set up planes at home, Japanese and Western, in the manner JE suggests. ...
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    Deeper still: pursuing a craft connects us to...

    Deeper still: pursuing a craft connects us to those who came before. This elemental connection is severed by mechanization.

    Nobody will marvel at the skill of CNC programmers that designed flat...
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    Drop me a PM... I've spare wood body shoulder...

    Drop me a PM... I've spare wood body shoulder planes I could lend. FYI - the Veritas are excellent, but heavy.

    I found them reliable when "upright" but ended up with sloping tenon's, if used...
  10. Is that your "surgical black" whetstone on the...

    Is that your "surgical black" whetstone on the right?

    My "hard Arkansas" looks much like it.
    The grading of these isn't uniform by all purveyors.

    ...
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    https://www.gelpro.com/ Where you stand for...

    https://www.gelpro.com/

    Where you stand for sharpening.
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    I carve a sort of "valley" along the top, where I...

    I carve a sort of "valley" along the top, where I want the kerf to start. That's as simple as scoring two knife lines, pointed at each other.
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    Which stones to hone?

    Which stones to hone?
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    Izzat TG at the shavehorse, with a new "Gandalf"...

    Izzat TG at the shavehorse, with a new "Gandalf" beard?
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    Those are sweet. Any special sharpening...

    Those are sweet.

    Any special sharpening required?
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    Gotcha. These are at least 10" blades.

    Gotcha. These are at least 10" blades.
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    There should be "starter" teeth as AH mentions. ...

    There should be "starter" teeth as AH mentions.

    If the saw has been refiled, consider a chisel cut on your cut line for the first pass to follow.

    I use my bench knife to form a groove for this...
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    Check your PM

    Check your PM
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    Stay away - far away.

    https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?248811-Just-a-question-about-Bench-Dog-planes&p=2622482#post2622482
  20. As the fortunate custodian of a MA saw pair I...

    As the fortunate custodian of a MA saw pair I feel it important to chime in. Mike's saws aren't just pretty.

    They cut fast and true. Well worth the money.
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    I get .0029x8x10 = .232 inch (at 10 percent...

    I get .0029x8x10 = .232 inch (at 10 percent variance)

    That's just shy of 1/4" movement.

    Built now (Summer), that should be the max dimension.
    ...
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    Flat sawn or Quarter sawn? Do you have forced...

    Flat sawn or Quarter sawn?

    Do you have forced hot air heating?

    How thick is the desired panel?

    http://www.woodbin.com/calcs/shrinkulator/
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    WD40 will work, and can be used on steel to deter...

    WD40 will work, and can be used on steel to deter rust.

    I don't know the freezing point.
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    I let drawer bottoms "settle" if made from solid...

    I let drawer bottoms "settle" if made from solid wood - at least overnight. Cutting a board shorter isn't challenging.

    Adding depth is a lot like getting Spam back into the can...
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    That's the one.

    That's the one.
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