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    Spyderco ceramics come dished, straight from the...

    Spyderco ceramics come dished, straight from the factory; no extra charge. Finding something that will make them flat is tricky. The dishing must occur somewhere during the manufacturing process. ...
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    When did they make the switch to powder coat? ...

    When did they make the switch to powder coat? This is the first mention of this that I can recall. I have several earlier LN planes and they seem fine and are visually identical in appearance. ...
  3. I have the same set in the same condition from a...

    I have the same set in the same condition from a Midwest Tool Collectors meet about ten years ago. My box and labels are identical. Honestly, I rarely use my brace and bits.
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    Practicing dovetailing is (obviously) the best...

    Practicing dovetailing is (obviously) the best way to get better at making them. I use 4 x 1/2" and 4 x 3/4" poplar boards to practice corners and have done literally hundreds of these corners over...
  5. I found a boxed semi-transluscent Norton stone at...

    I found a boxed semi-transluscent Norton stone at an estate sale years ago. The owner had been a machinist and this stone appeared to be almost unused. Most of my blades are A-2 steel and this...
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    Very well thought out Assaf. I have tried most...

    Very well thought out Assaf. I have tried most everything mentioned in this thread and concluded that canning wax (exactly as shown in Rob's post) is the best (for me). Bee's wax in solid form is...
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    Great job there! I'll second the recommendation...

    Great job there! I'll second the recommendation on George's Basement. I have two sizes of that brace, but with hard rubber pad and handle. Rarely used however.
  8. Question: "When is the Lie-Nielsen seconds sale?"...

    Question: "When is the Lie-Nielsen seconds sale?"

    Answer:"There are no Lie-Nielsen seconds."
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    I gave up trying to flatten the soles of old...

    I gave up trying to flatten the soles of old planes long ago. That doesn't mean that some didn't need it; but I work wood, not metal; so I didn't bother with the ones that were doubtful.. I had a...
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    Construction lumber has increasingly deviated...

    Construction lumber has increasingly deviated from nominal thickness. I haven't bought much lumber yard hardwood in a few years, but what I have seen doesn't seem skimpy. The big-box-store stuff is...
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    Had both a Stanley and an LN white bronze. Never...

    Had both a Stanley and an LN white bronze. Never used either to preserve value. Sold the Stanley and still have the LN sitting in the box. Can't think back to any time that I thought ".....If I...
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    I agree with Phil. There will inevitably be that...

    I agree with Phil. There will inevitably be that first scratch or ding. If it effects performance, that is another matter, and that can only be determined by using the saw.
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    Yup, extremely handsome!

    Yup, extremely handsome!
  14. Not to disagree, but since the OP asked about...

    Not to disagree, but since the OP asked about conserving his sharpening dollars, how much would you say is invested in a proper grinder and CBN wheel? Reminding everyone that the same sharpening...
  15. Nope, that doesn't go far enough. I ditched...

    Nope, that doesn't go far enough. I ditched sharpening machinery altogether years ago. The need to grind a fine cutting tool just doesn't arise that often unless you are refurbing a fleamarket...
  16. Erich's comments are similar to my experience...

    Erich's comments are similar to my experience with the Ohishi stones. A spritz--or 10--- just disappears into my Ohishi stones. If I haven't used them for awhile they might require a few minutes of...
  17. I have Ohishi stones and would say that they need...

    I have Ohishi stones and would say that they need more than a spritz of water to work, if they haven't been used for awhile. If you soak them too long the surface will get soft.
  18. I have to say I don't get the whole obsession...

    I have to say I don't get the whole obsession with trying to make cheap chisels perform. I don't hear or read anything good about cheap saws or cheap planes even though they probably can be made to...
  19. Hi Jeff. I live in Indy and have been to Marc...

    Hi Jeff. I live in Indy and have been to Marc Adams school a few times. I also have taken classes in Chicago from Jeff Miller. I recommend either of those. There are many good schools, but as...
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    With all due respect to other's opinions, I would...

    With all due respect to other's opinions, I would not grind a good chisel on a typical two-wheel machine unless you have a lot of machine grinding experience. A lawn-mower blade; yes. There is too...
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    Speaking of Union, has anyone received an update...

    Speaking of Union, has anyone received an update on the new Union planes? With the established tool makers floundering a bit at this time, is this an opportunity or a curse for Union?
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    Makes sense since many tool makers are struggling...

    Makes sense since many tool makers are struggling with producing and delivering tools this year, anyway.
  23. A very nice job of restoring that No. 5. It's...

    A very nice job of restoring that No. 5. It's been quite a few years since I have done that kind of restoration, but I can still recall the gratification it provided. Your handle repair solution...
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    23,999 of them about the best way to sharpen.....

    23,999 of them about the best way to sharpen.....
  25. Unfortunately, there is no current maker of saw...

    Unfortunately, there is no current maker of saw sets. You are at the mercy of the markets. To get a Stanley saw set like a 42x you have to go where the dealers or sellers are not savvy enough to...
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