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  1. Rob Lee addressed a lot of this, over many posts...

    Rob Lee addressed a lot of this, over many posts on several sites, when the new Lee Valley site went live.

    If I understand it, two big reasons jumped out to me. First Google started prioritizing...
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    The photo is fuzzy, but it reminded me of the...

    The photo is fuzzy, but it reminded me of the "Little Victor" replica LV makes. Comparing them I see the details are different, but the history in the product description might be interesting.
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    I'm an occasional turner and find safety glasses...

    I'm an occasional turner and find safety glasses fine for tool handles & the whatnot I usually do. The Uvex Bionics seemed sturdier that the others and I have one to use if I get aggressive, but...
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    If your drill bit is aligned with and centered on...

    If your headstock and tailstock are properly aligned you still get the same size hole as your drill bit, off centered or not. Just like a drill press.[/QUOTE]

    If your drill bit is aligned with and...
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    I'll chime in, not because I do pens, but because...

    I'll chime in, not because I do pens, but because this reminds me of a lesson in a (metal) machining class long ago.

    I think the answer depends on your equipment and your process.

    A drill press...
  6. First, my bad. I have and checked a Skew Block...

    First, my bad. I have and checked a Skew Block plane... so that post was irrelevant. (I'll go back & edit it to, try and, reduce confusion.)

    Now, to your actual problem. Your pictures look like...
  7. I just checked my (RH) Skew (NOT rabbet, but)...

    I just checked my (RH) Skew (NOT rabbet, but) BLOCK plane and a new blade retracts well behind the sole using the depth adjuster.

    It's hard to imagine LV / Veritas let two bad planes/irons slip...
  8. You might be interested in the books Jim Tolpin...

    You might be interested in the books Jim Tolpin and George Walker wrote on design. First, chronologically, was "By Hand & Eye (supposed to be) more applied. The second, By Hound & Eye was a...
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    Saw this post last night and it was a little......

    Saw this post last night and it was a little... surreal.

    OP's second post in almost 10 years is in a dead thread exactly 9 years after the last post asking if a Japanese company made an obscure...
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    An alternative to a granite plate is float glass....

    An alternative to a granite plate is float glass. If you can't score some scrap free, LV has a "Glass Lapping Plate" for $15 intended for use with the lapping film they stock.
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    Lee Valley and Tools for Working Wood both have a...

    Lee Valley and Tools for Working Wood both have a selection of Japanese chisels.

    Also, from recommendations I've bookmarked but never used:

    Iida Tools

    Japan Tool
  12. A class, or several, would definitely be the...

    A class, or several, would definitely be the quickest way to figure out what kind of woodworker you want to be. A good local club would be a close second.




    We have an entire sub-forum where...
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    Try hooking that 6" hose to your random orbit...

    Try hooking that 6" hose to your random orbit sander. It was described as versatile, i.e. a Jack-of-all-Trades, you just pointed out a case where it isn't a master. (I should note I haven't looked...
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    When the SuperCell was announced, the FWW Podcast...

    When the SuperCell was announced, the FWW Podcast guys saw it at the industry show and were impressed. From the banter, I inferred none of them would be paying the price, but all of them would have...
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    Wow. I hope some of the more experienced...

    Wow. I hope some of the more experienced sharpeners get through that wall of words. I doubt I have a full solution for you, but a couple thoughts sprang to mind.

    First thought was the...
  16. Perhaps you could say why this is a "good deal"...

    Perhaps you could say why this is a "good deal" or interesting to "neanderthals", instead of expecting us to blindly click a link.
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    That's got to be the M&T guys' project. The...

    That's got to be the M&T guys' project. The credited organization was Charpentiers sans Frontiers (Carpenters Without Borders). It's interesting there are multiple cooperating organizations and...
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    Not my field, but Joshua Klein and Michael...

    Not my field, but Joshua Klein and Michael Updegraff of Mortise & Tenon magazine, have blog'd about a project they recently coordinated that may be interesting. Blog:
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    It's been previously reported LV surface grinds...

    It's been previously reported LV surface grinds the backs of the Veritas irons. I can't imagine they don't also have an automated way to grind the bevel. (I don't think LN is as big, but I've got...
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    If you want a "user", Patrick Leach has one for...

    If you want a "user", Patrick Leach has one for $265 on his December list. No tote, a crack with a "perfect weld", and in his photo you can see something that sorta' looks like a plane under the...
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    Are US and Canadian "paraffin" different? (I...

    Are US and Canadian "paraffin" different? (I know British "paraffin oil" is US "kerosine" which is flammable.)

    US version of paraffin is a wax which is traditionally used in kitchens across the...
  22. What you want depends on the stock you're...

    What you want depends on the stock you're starting with, your skill, and any future projects you want to (also) prepare for.

    First, I don't think sets are a good deal. You generally get tools...
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    I'm real confused by the bench photo in the...

    I'm real confused by the bench photo in the original post. I see a Roubo bench on one side, with two Veritas vises, and a Nicholson on the back. When I do a Google Image search, it comes up with a...
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    I assume because most "Neander's" are really...

    I assume because most "Neander's" are really "hybrid woodworkers", either because they have machines for rough surface prep or because they buy S4S boards. Possibly also you don't recognize all the...
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    OK, evidence they're all screwed up. (Like we...

    OK, evidence they're all screwed up. (Like we needed more.)

    I notice the difference in expectations. Here HD being HD, oh well. In a couple other threads angst because LV's servers got backed...
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