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    It seems shocking what many tools are bringing on...

    It seems shocking what many tools are bringing on ebay.

    Part of it is ebay is no longer the wide open free for all it used to be years ago. There were a lot of people who were making income by...
  2. Thread: Serendipity

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    Serendipity

    The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.

    This was on a friend's Facebook page:

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    Not sure if it is beneficial, but it is a kind of happy...
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    Thanks Ken. One of my mortising habits is to...

    Thanks Ken. One of my mortising habits is to listen to the feedback from the chisel. It makes a different sound when it is actually moving wood as opposed to when it is about to get stuck in the...
  4. From Ron Hock's web site: Why would...

    From Ron Hock's web site:



    Why would someone want an A2 blade in a low angle block plane if you need to use an angle to make your effective working angle steeper than a bench plane?

    It would...
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    Methods to the Mortise Madness

    My bench project is progressing slowly but surely being juggled with many other chores.

    Currently the labor revolves around building the leg structures. The stretchers from front to back are 4x4...
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    Knowing which snakes are which has kept me from...

    Knowing which snakes are which has kept me from being afraid of snakes and aware of which ones to stay away from.

    Mostly here in the west all we have are rattle snakes to cause worry.

    Came...
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    A beautiful piece. One of my dreams is of...

    A beautiful piece.

    One of my dreams is of having SYP available on the west coast.



    Doug fir may be a bit easier. My current project has me pounding out some 3" deep 1X2-1/2" mortises.
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    You are welcome Tony. My recollection is Keen...

    You are welcome Tony.

    My recollection is Keen Kutter also had a ring around the top of some socket chisels, though it wasn't knurled.

    jtk
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    Mine are sometimes used on a saw bench with a top...

    Mine are sometimes used on a saw bench with a top of 2X material. For those it helps to have the bullet catch closer to the flat. Otherwise when they are in the down position the might fall out.
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  10. Thread: Saw advice

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    One thing that seems to be helping to improve my...

    One thing that seems to be helping to improve my sawing is to watch the reflection on the saw plate. For 90 cuts it should look like an extension of the piece being cut. Being off vertical makes the...
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    Surely it isn't just me looking forward to seeing...

    Surely it isn't just me looking forward to seeing some images of your new saw when you give it a test drive.

    jtk
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    First a little history from >...

    First a little history from > https://virginiatoolworks.com/2012/04/23/stanley-vs-bailey-a-short-history/ :



    There have been a few different brand marks which included 'Defiance' in the name....
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    Mine is stamped Stanley on the blade: 434142 ...

    Mine is stamped Stanley on the blade:

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    The knurling doesn't show well in this image. The handle had really ratty leather at the top so it was sawn off.

    Be aware that a lot of the...
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    Hi Stew, In Patrick Leach's monthly tools for...

    Hi Stew, In Patrick Leach's monthly tools for sale newsletter he has often listed Stanley chisels without the numbers on the socket as being the same as the 750s or 720s.

    In looking for more...
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    So when it goes, it all goes together. Maybe that...

    So when it goes, it all goes together. Maybe that is where Found On Road Diversified was started.

    jtk
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    That sounds like it could waste a lot of string...

    That sounds like it could waste a lot of string quickly.

    jtk
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    Yes, gorgeous is really not enough to describe...

    Yes, gorgeous is really not enough to describe these saws.

    jtk
  18. Thread: Saw advice

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    Some saw vises have a groove under the top edge....

    Some saw vises have a groove under the top edge. This is for a piece of leather to dampen the screech. On my old one blue tape across the edge did the trick.

    My Gramercy saw vise seems to work...
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    If you have the bit, test it in a piece of scrap...

    If you have the bit, test it in a piece of scrap 2X material before drilling a bunch of holes.

    Not all augers bits are oversize. The average auger bit is ~1/64" (0.015") oversize.

    There are...
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    One phrase that irks me is, "close enough for...

    One phrase that irks me is, "close enough for government work." Close enough for the pilots and crew in military aircraft? Close enough for first responders with people's lives on the line?

    One...
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    19mm is ~0.002" under 3/4". Tim is using a Wood...

    19mm is ~0.002" under 3/4". Tim is using a Wood Owl bit. Wood Owl bits are made in Japan. My guess would be the Wood Owl bits are made to a metric specification.

    Most old auger bits are ~0.015"...
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    My understanding is if the top of the dog hole...

    My understanding is if the top of the dog hole has a slight lean toward the tail vise that is fine.

    My dog holes are mostly at 90 and work fine. My dogs have an angled flat on the face:

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    That sounds like a trick worth trying. Trying to hold a pillow under my chin has never worked for me. When young my trick was to balance on top my head and direct it to fall into the pillow case....
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    Another method to make a saw wall is to use your marking knife:

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    Notice the thumb is against the blade, the blade is bevel down and the material is being removed from the waste side of...
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    Being somewhat ambidextrous, there is a...

    Being somewhat ambidextrous, there is a difference noticed between using rasps with my left hand compared to my right hand. My suggestion would be to purchase left handed rasps if you are left hand...
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