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    Hereís to many more years of enjoying Lie-Nielsen...

    Hereís to many more years of enjoying Lie-Nielsen tools. I hope for smoother times ahead for them.
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    Depending on what youíre building, if youíre...

    Depending on what youíre building, if youíre willing to true up the last thou with a hand plane, your power tool is more than sufficiently set up.
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    I try to nudge sharpening-curious woodworkers...

    I try to nudge sharpening-curious woodworkers toward Davidís videos, but from what I can tell from the sometimes tepid responses, David seems to be an acquired taste. Itís their loss.
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    I have pre-ordered it. Thank you for the lead.

    I have pre-ordered it. Thank you for the lead.
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    Derek, is that issue out now?

    Derek, is that issue out now?
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    I am late to this news, having strayed a bit from...

    I am late to this news, having strayed a bit from woodworking this year.

    We all go, but some departures hit home hard. I cut my teeth learning how to sharpen plane irons and chisels from Davidís...
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    This reminds me of the time Rick Blaine let the...

    This reminds me of the time Rick Blaine let the Romanian husband win at roulette.
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    Anyone else looking for a jack, I like the heft...

    Anyone else looking for a jack, I like the heft of my 5-1/2. Patrick Leach always seems to have one or two on his monthly list. Prices are reasonable in light of all the comments in this thread about...
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    I think I might cry. If I read that right, it...

    I think I might cry. If I read that right, it was uncommonly nice of you, Stephen.
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    Yes, I did this years ago at Woodcraft with a...

    Yes, I did this years ago at Woodcraft with a very heavy granite surface plate. There was an extra-weight freight charge tacked on, so I left it in my cart and closed the page. A few days later I got...
  11. Could you just run a solid wood board through a...

    Could you just run a solid wood board through a planer to get to 9 mm?
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    Personal experience: Ronís a treasure to...

    Personal experience: Ronís a treasure to woodworkers. We should buy his wares without a second thought.
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    Michael, you are the reason Iím proud to belong...

    Michael, you are the reason Iím proud to belong to this community.
  14. Poll: The Creek is an excellent resource for hobbyists...

    The Creek is an excellent resource for hobbyists like me. Thereís everything from I Just Bought A Handplane to wacky tinkerers to the occasional world-renowned expert dropping in with some pearls of...
  15. I donít know Ron Bontz, but I proudly use a small...

    I donít know Ron Bontz, but I proudly use a small plate he sent me a couple of years ago, when I idly asked him in a thread here what metal would be best for the kerfing task in a half-blind. He made...
  16. Pandemic price gouging is active on eBay right...

    Pandemic price gouging is active on eBay right now for the PC 7518. Two offers are charging 2-1/2 times what I paid two years ago.

    You might try a local woodworkersí club. Mine in the Bay Areaís...
  17. Since it's a new table build you're free to...

    Since it's a new table build you're free to choose. I went for the JessEm Mast-R-Lift II when I wanted a lift. Yes, I had to build a new table to fit the different plate size, but it was so worth...
  18. We know quality when we see it. I think we'll...

    We know quality when we see it. I think we'll all come rushing home to Warren when they get back up to speed. May that day come soon.
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    I see I'm in the minority here. I use the router...

    I see I'm in the minority here. I use the router table for most routing applications. An exception is making mortises: for that I use a jig after Young Je's design (YouTube), with a 1-3/4 HP plunge...
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    This is the happiest story I've read in a while.

    This is the happiest story I've read in a while.
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    Rockler's Bench Dog push blocks are plenty grippy...

    Rockler's Bench Dog push blocks are plenty grippy and far less expensive than the GRRRRRRRR.

    https://www.rockler.com/bench-dog-ultra-push-bloc
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    I have no doubt that Tom is right –– we don't...

    I have no doubt that Tom is right –– we don't need downward force. I still find myself pressing down hard, but only with my left thumb, in front of the blade. It gives me some confidence that I'm...
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    Edward, maybe Don Coffman will get back to you...

    Edward, maybe Don Coffman will get back to you regarding the dumbbell bar build, but don't rule out the more contemporary method used by BenchCrafted. It has the best form factor, and the home-made...
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    I went to a local estate sale a couple of years...

    I went to a local estate sale a couple of years ago (Concord, Jim). When I got there I saw a line down the block. For good reason they were metering the number of bodies allowed in the garage at...
  25. My modest 6" Jet jointer gets me almost there,...

    My modest 6" Jet jointer gets me almost there, using winding sticks and pencil marks for the final cuts. I NEVER take even close to 1/16" off a board at the jointer, more like 1/64 to start and just...
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