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  1. Thread: Olive Awl

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    Beautiful work, Ron!

    Beautiful work, Ron!
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    Out of the box, maybe not equal, but there are...

    Out of the box, maybe not equal, but there are very few planes that cannot be fettled into superior performance. I don't any more planes, but looking over the Bench Dogs, I found them well made,...
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    Patrick Leach described the #75 as good for...

    Patrick Leach described the #75 as good for scraping paint from the glass near window trim. I think he was being generous in his praise, although what I have is a MF equivalent of the Stanley 75. ...
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    Good to hear! I don't own a Bench Dog plane, but...

    Good to hear! I don't own a Bench Dog plane, but I visited a Rockler store and handled several: great deal of heft, and the planes appeared very well finished. I used the edge of one plane to act...
  5. Can't resist: Willie Nelson now making router...

    Can't resist: Willie Nelson now making router planes?
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    I have two drum sanders: a 16/32 Performax (no...

    I have two drum sanders: a 16/32 Performax (no Jet sticker anywhere) and a 25" General International. There is a learning curve, but as said early in this thread, first and foremost is, you...
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    Very accurate description Hinton. Sometimes the...

    Very accurate description Hinton. Sometimes the 720 line are described as "paring" but that is only because of the longer length. I have a single 720 somewhere in my accummulation (not used much,...
  8. My QC lab has a Z-mic that will measure to those...

    My QC lab has a Z-mic that will measure to those tolerances. Not practical.
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    Made a quick stop at an antique mall...

    Made a quick stop at an antique mall (Fayetteville, east of Chambersburg, PA), lots of stuff, decent prices, but nothing I needed, except a pair of Starrett 3" round leg dividers. I was giddy with...
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    I have four Sorby paring, three are good and one...

    I have four Sorby paring, three are good and one is a bit soft. I read somewhere, so many years ago, that skew chisels were made softer, because their use is very low, and since pushed, softness...
  11. Tom, I own a powder metal manufacturing plant,...

    Tom,

    I own a powder metal manufacturing plant, and in it, I have a complete machine shop. A few years back, I had a metal lathe and a mill in my basement, (besides my woodworking shop). Despite...
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    Mike, If I'm not mistaken, skew chisels are...

    Mike,

    If I'm not mistaken, skew chisels are deliberately made a bit softer, so Borg chisels may be perfectly fine.

    T.
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    My cabinets are loaded with tools that are a...

    My cabinets are loaded with tools that are a solution looking for a problem. Whatever works for us and is reached for, is the tool to keep. I have skews and they're used infrequently. I have a...
  14. Definitely yes, if the machinist knows how to...

    Definitely yes, if the machinist knows how to fixture the plane and use the proper cutter. I'm fortunate to have a complete machine shop in my manufacturing plant, as well as employing a few tool...
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    First clue to a good stone, is if it is in a...

    First clue to a good stone, is if it is in a wooden case. Craftsmen would take pride in their valued tools. Next, scratch your fingernail on the stone to see how fine it is. Get Steve to take you...
  16. Be careful Bandit! I got two 45's and the...

    Be careful Bandit! I got two 45's and the Craftsman (made by Sargent) equivalent. I let them set up for specific jobs. Am I skilled with them? I'm a ham-fisted amateur furniture builder, that was...
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    Yep-got many of those. I've gotten many fine...

    Yep-got many of those. I've gotten many fine natural stones for a couple of bucks each.
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    I would seriously spend time at some flea markets...

    I would seriously spend time at some flea markets or antique malls, to search out a few vintage stones. Use your fingernail to test how fine the stone is. I got dozens of stones for a pittance of...
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    I have a #3 Clifton-one of favorite. About 15...

    I have a #3 Clifton-one of favorite. About 15 years old now-superb iron.
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    Yeah, but it is good to see us remembering Harry:...

    Yeah, but it is good to see us remembering Harry: he added a lot to this forum.
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    Bench Dog currently on sale at 20% off listed...

    Bench Dog currently on sale at 20% off listed prices. Posted just for info as I have no need for any additional planes.
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    I'm not retired, and don't plan to be for at...

    I'm not retired, and don't plan to be for at least another three years (at 70), but I find time to "nod off" each day. I'm lucky to not have many aches and pains.

    But I still don't understand...
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    First, I do not own a Bench Dog plane-I got...

    First, I do not own a Bench Dog plane-I got plenty of other vintage and new in my accumulation. I was at a
    Pittsburgh area Rockler and had a chance to handle a couple (store manager is a handtool...
  24. Got to be there very early! I would also bet on...

    Got to be there very early! I would also bet on 3+ hours for the drive.
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    Thanks Fred, looked at it and infinitely more...

    Thanks Fred, looked at it and infinitely more refined than mine!
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