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  1. Thread: Small planes

    by Rob Luter
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    I had a small Stanley #102 that was very well...

    I had a small Stanley #102 that was very well fettled and performed like a champ. It had a very tight mouth. It moved to a new home in the great purge of 2018 and was eventually replaced by a Lie...
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    I got my first bandsaw this summer. I went in...

    I got my first bandsaw this summer. I went in thinking I'd go with a Powermatic but wound up with a Rikon 10-326. It's a lot more saw for the money. Now that it's set up properly and I bought a...
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    This. As others have suggested, a full top...

    This.

    As others have suggested, a full top refinish may be the only way to render this invisible. I did this once on a dining table. In addition to a dent or two it had normal finish wear from...
  4. Nicely done. I'm a big fan of the style. Do you...

    Nicely done. I'm a big fan of the style. Do you have any more photos?
  5. Thread: Cheeseboard

    by Rob Luter
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    Nice! Cutting and cheese board are often Looked...

    Nice! Cutting and cheese board are often Looked down on as “beginner” projects when in reality they can often become the most revered items among family. I’m honored to own a couple that I made for...
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    I can't speak to the Amazon version, but I've...

    I can't speak to the Amazon version, but I've been pleased with the version from Lee Valley. The magnets in the mounting bracket and in the base of the lamp are both very strong. It's solid...
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    I got one from Lee Valley...

    I got one from Lee Valley this summer and love it. I use it for spot illumination on my bench and my band saw. A longer gooseneck would be a plus. What was your solution?
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    I’ll bet they were originally in Canadian dollars.

    I’ll bet they were originally in Canadian dollars.
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    The Record has a couple attributes that would...

    The Record has a couple attributes that would throw me off immediately. The blue paint is the first. It screams cheap. The poorly fashioned tote is another. It too screams cheap. Neither one is...
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    Here's some good news..... I jumped on at...

    Here's some good news.....

    I jumped on at lunchtime and the bent gouges that had evaporated from my wish list were back down to the old website prices so I went ahead and ordered them. The new...
  11. If it's a patio table it will be tempered. No...

    If it's a patio table it will be tempered. No doubt about it.
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    The density of steel is .283# per cubic inch....

    The density of steel is .283# per cubic inch. Brass is about .310# per cubic inch depending on alloy. A brass back will be heavier than a steel back of the same size. Theoretically, this will drive...
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    I bought these several years ago. I’ve never been...

    I bought these several years ago. I’ve never been disappointed

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    About $50.
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    I have an old AcuRite that works well. The...

    I have an old AcuRite that works well. The outdoor sensor is shielded from the sun and seems to be accurate. To be honest all I use it for is to check the outdoor temp and humidity when I make coffee...
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    I have the Lie-Nielsen honing guide and use it...

    I have the Lie-Nielsen honing guide and use it with Lie-Nielsen, Veritas, Hock, and Stanley plane irons and with LN, Irwin/Marples, and other chisels. I used to have the full Veritas MK II kit (it...
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    My first exposure was a bit of an adventure. I...

    My first exposure was a bit of an adventure. I tried logging on from my tablet while on the road. It didn't recognize my credentials and made me set up a new account. All my shopping history was gone...
  17. Pm sent on the marking knife.

    Pm sent on the marking knife.
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    Well played sir.

    Well played sir.
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    Very nice job. I love cherry. Crisp, clean,...

    Very nice job. I love cherry. Crisp, clean, classy.
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    When I built this I just cut a rabbet in the back...

    When I built this I just cut a rabbet in the back and attached a plywood panel with brads so it could be removed. The back hasn’t seen the light of day for 15 years so it’s no big deal.

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  21. Thread: Wow

    by Rob Luter
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    Wow

    Saw this and wanted to share.

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    I had a Stanley #112. Never used it. Sold it....

    I had a Stanley #112. Never used it. Sold it. Don't miss it.
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    After grappling with the cost of new panels saws...

    After grappling with the cost of new panels saws (yikes!) I decided on the following path: Find a flea market Disston D8 in good shape save for a few resharpenings. You'll recognize these from the...
  24. Bought a band saw.

    Bought a band saw.
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    About to pull the trigger (busy summer) but doing...

    About to pull the trigger (busy summer) but doing a little more research prior to heading down the rabbit hole. I’ll be making spoons and small bowls. Would the experienced carvers here suggest full...
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