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    Jessica; proceed with caution. The Ides of March...

    Jessica; proceed with caution. The Ides of March are approaching. Whats been requested is akin to being thrown into the Roman Colosseum with a bunch of hungry lions

    Stewie;
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    That 1 statement alone reflects the conundrum...

    That 1 statement alone reflects the conundrum that now faces woodworkers using A2 steel for their chisels and planes. You have on 1 side a recommendation that suggests that a higher bevel angle...
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    Patrick; you may find the following information...

    Patrick; you may find the following information of interest; http://thevalleywoodworker.blogspot.com/2015/03/using-marking-gauges.html
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    The original vintage Eclipse 77s are an excellent...

    The original vintage Eclipse 77s are an excellent choice of saw sets. Note the 2 different sized hammers in the following link.

    http://benchblog.com/2013/12/eclipse-77-saw-sets/
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    +1 on Jim's comments.

    +1 on Jim's comments.
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    Stay clear of the blue Somax Saw Sets. The steel...

    Stay clear of the blue Somax Saw Sets. The steel used on the anvils is not hard enough to meet the demands of a good saw set.

    Stewie;
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    Pete; you must have forgotten to include the...

    Pete; you must have forgotten to include the following link in your opening post.

    regards Stewie;

    Posted on August 30, 2016 by...
  8. Chris; it also works the other way with the...

    Chris; it also works the other way with the exchange rate. Now is not the time to buy from the USA if you reside in the au.

    Stewie;
  9. Hand stitching a holdfast's vertical post. ...

    Hand stitching a holdfast's vertical post.

    http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af219/swagman001/holdfast%20surface%20treatment/DSC_0200_zpsb1t2jtm9.jpg
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  10. Larry; I would recommend you view the following...

    Larry; I would recommend you view the following video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7lnfW4iT6o

    Stewie;
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    To make a change to the front rake angle of the...

    To make a change to the front rake angle of the saw teeth is not a legitimate reason on why you would bother to re-tooth a handsaw. To suggest otherwise is totally misleading.

    Stewie;
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    Tate; you represent the reason why I no longer...

    Tate; you represent the reason why I no longer offer advise on how to manually shape and sharpen a new set of saw teeth. Regardless of what your going to hear from others, it does indeed take a great...
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    Scott; if you read further into Mr. Lee's book...

    Scott; if you read further into Mr. Lee's book (back on page 145) you will also note the following;

    For crosscut saws that are going to be used both in hardwood and softwood, the rake angle of the...
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    Kevin; the clear difference in opinion may lie in...

    Kevin; the clear difference in opinion may lie in the fact that Lie Nielsen is not the corporate sponsor of this hand tool forum.

    Take the opportunity to trial both brands of block plane, and...
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    I don't understand why LN don't offer the option...

    I don't understand why LN don't offer the option of 0.025" saw plate gauge within their range of backaws.

    To be specific, 0.025" would have been a far better option imo on their 16" Tenon Saw (3...
  16. If you encompass a more holistic approach to the...

    If you encompass a more holistic approach to the Korean War there is little to celebrate as a good story.

    Casualties of the Korean War

    The Korean War was relatively short but exceptionally...
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    TYPE 11. STANLEY 1910- 1918. All features of...

    TYPE 11. STANLEY 1910- 1918.

    All features of TYPE 10 except;

    * APR-19-10 patent date now added to those cast behind the frog.
    V. New trademark stamped on irons starting in 1910.
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    The following video Terry Gordon discusses the...

    The following video Terry Gordon discusses the importance of clearance angle.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v9X9Cgtl7c
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    One can only hope that David Savage was not an...

    One can only hope that David Savage was not an avid reader of SMC.

    RIP David.
  20. Clearly, I’ve given myself over to my odd ideas...

    Clearly, I’ve given myself over to my odd ideas about furniture and am wallowing in my own… pig excrement at this point. But the option is to wallow in someone else’s historical excrement, which...
  21. Scott; those early type saw bolt assemblies (flat...

    Scott; those early type saw bolt assemblies (flat screws) were made using a soft brass. The split nuts are also quite thin and are only secured to the shank by 1 1/2-2 coarse threads. In most cases,...
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    There is little doubt some members will make a...

    There is little doubt some members will make a special effort to insure that is never allowed to happen.
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    https://nanohone.com/collections/lapping-plates ...

    https://nanohone.com/collections/lapping-plates

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a_SAoEV4NU
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    Jim; the following should suit your needs. ...

    Jim; the following should suit your needs.

    The 2in (50mm) Kunz toothed plane blade fits all makes of No.4 and 5 bench planes.

    18 teeth per inch along the cutting edge.

    Ideally they should...
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    Brian; you may find the following site of...

    Brian; you may find the following site of interest. https://www.mouldingsone.com/mouldings/casings/index-start-0-profilecount-10.html

    Stewie;
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