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  1. Joe, for bench chisels and plane blades, I use...

    Joe, for bench chisels and plane blades, I use 80- and 180 grit on an 8" half-speed grinder. These CBN wheels are far, far cooler grinding than a 38 grit white Norton wheel, but you still need to use...
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    Not with you, Marinus. For diamond paste (see my...

    Not with you, Marinus. For diamond paste (see my post, above)?

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    The hook on the blade is what these scrape planes...

    The hook on the blade is what these scrape planes are all about. If your plane chattered, then the angle of the hook was incorrect. Using them without a hook will work, but not particularly well ......
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    Derelict cast iron planes are a good source for...

    Derelict cast iron planes are a good source for building diamond paste plates ..

    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/WoodworkTechniques/Castironhoningplatesfordiamondpaste_html_m3e1b511a.jpg

    Article...
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    I have ordered two of the 60mm rings for the...

    I have ordered two of the 60mm rings for the Makitas I have. They are a perfect size to fit directly under the housing. However, this area has open fins to the motor. I assume that this must be to...
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    I will be blunt and say that $15 is too much for...

    I will be blunt and say that $15 is too much for this boat anchor of a plane. I sincerely doubt that you will be able to clean up rebates and tenon cheeks/shoulders with this plane. Save your money...
  7. My LN #3 has a Stanley-replacement PM-V11 blade...

    My LN #3 has a Stanley-replacement PM-V11 blade from Veritas. No problem, as long as the LN chipbreaker is used (the adjuster position is different on the LN). Move the frog forward a little. A...
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    I agree about getting a new blade. Frankly you...

    I agree about getting a new blade. Frankly you really could upgrade your plane by getting a PM-V11 blade. Over at WoodCentral Hand Tools forum David Weaver has been describing his exhaustive testing...
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    Thanks Phil. I tend only to show photos that...

    Thanks Phil. I tend only to show photos that relate to specific topics. Much of the time I illustrate builds. I am quite envious of those with cavernous shops, and with fancy cabinets. Mine is...
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    A dozen years ago I posted this photo of...

    A dozen years ago I posted this photo of flattening the back of a blade ...

    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/WoodworkTechniques/Lapping%20the%20Backs%20of%20Blades_html_m569096a8.jpg
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    Justin, I would hang in there until it is done....

    Justin, I would hang in there until it is done. You only have to do it once.

    Unfortunately, the high area means that the more you do, the more you need to do. And then, finally, it is over. This...
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    My Hammer K3 has a 1250mm slider (there is a size...

    My Hammer K3 has a 1250mm slider (there is a size smaller than this available, an 850mm). This is know as a short stroke slider. This one requires about 1500mm behind and in front of the 300mm blade...
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    Mark, the rail is tucked underneath, and out of...

    Mark, the rail is tucked underneath, and out of the way ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/pXG0JMzV/IMG-3324.jpg
    I epoxied a rare earth magnet to the fence hold down, and the box attaches to this ...
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    Jim, I was in the same position as you two years...

    Jim, I was in the same position as you two years ago. I had used a contractor table saw for 20 years. It was 3 hp with a sliding cross cut table - rather similar to the Grizzly of David. My plan was...
  15. Mark, you are correct about the number of sides...

    Mark, you are correct about the number of sides ..

    http://www.leevalley.com/en/images/item/Woodworking/Planes/05p3832s2.jpg

    My memory is faulty, which is worrying since I use these frequently!...
  16. I would suggest - in the absence of a planer -...

    I would suggest - in the absence of a planer - that you use a hand plane to remove 1mm. A ROS? Never.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Greg, if you are cutting mitres, such as picture...

    Greg, if you are cutting mitres, such as picture frames or any mitred joint that must be 90 degrees, the advantage of the mitre- over the crosscut fence is that it will always provide a combined 90...
  18. No match. The LN irons are unique by using a...

    No match. The LN irons are unique by using a square (four-sided) shaft. The irons from LV and Stanley have a six-sided shaft.

    Why do you need a 3/8” wide blade? Generally one uses a smaller size...
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    Greg, you could purchase this from Felder ... ...

    Greg, you could purchase this from Felder ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/bNzcbR08/Felder-Mitre-Fence.jpg

    I built my own version ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/9Q9QgpkS/1-2a.jpg
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    I have used horse butt for many years (and...

    I have used horse butt for many years (and recommend that from TFWW). It is the hardest of leathers. Nevertheless it still compresses, if only slightly. As a result, a few years ago I switched to...
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    I am curious to know what you are sanding for...

    I am curious to know what you are sanding for which 1200 is needed? Also, what is the grit progression you envisage using?

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Mouth size is irrelevant ... with a chipbreaker...

    Mouth size is irrelevant ... with a chipbreaker closed up, or with half-pitch cutting angles. However, a spokeshave does not have a chipbreaker, and with the exception of HNT Gordon spokeshaves, have...
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    Decimal was introduced when I was 10 or 11 years...

    Decimal was introduced when I was 10 or 11 years old, and it was a breath of fresh air after , shillings and pence. On the other hand, I have always found it easier to visualise feet rather than...
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    Steven, the spokeshave is a Stanley #54 (or copy...

    Steven, the spokeshave is a Stanley #54 (or copy of one). It differs from the Stanley #53 in having straight arms.handles, when the #53 is arched.

    The blade is secured inside a frame, which acts...
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    There is really only one area in which I would...

    There is really only one area in which I would wish to save time: the preparation of rough boards into usable stock. In years past, I used hand planes - a jack plane followed by a jointer plane. This...
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