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    The Lee Valley branded chisels are still made of...

    The Lee Valley branded chisels are still made of "high carbon steel." They come with plastic handles, some folks are fine with plastic, some folks prefer wood.

    jtk
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    Someone posted about using tools with a 90º bevel...

    Someone posted about using tools with a 90º bevel on them to use like a one tooth float in plane making.

    It worked so well on a beater half inch chisel that an eighth inch and quarter inch chisel...
  3. My understanding of this is the likely culprit...

    My understanding of this is the likely culprit may be heat escaping through your ceiling up to the roof due to lack of insulation in the attic area. The snow melts, runs down to the cold eves and...
  4. Luke, there are a lot of bench posts here on SMC....

    Luke, there are a lot of bench posts here on SMC.

    Harry Strasil Jr. may have left us before you joined but he did demonstrations at county fairs and such. He made a small portable bench. The post...
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    My dial caliper is my friend. At 71 years the...

    My dial caliper is my friend. At 71 years the dial is still easy to read. One of my fears is of spending money on a digital caliper since so many of my electronical things have died over the years....
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    Yes, it is a #46. Not sure why but your...

    Yes, it is a #46.

    Not sure why but your attachment didn't come through.

    jtk
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    Hi Rob, in a small way my shop benefited from the...

    Hi Rob, in a small way my shop benefited from the "great tool purge of 2019." Only one plane but it is a nice one.

    The type 10 & type 11 are virtually the same plane. The type 10 has the frog...
  8. Another thought would be to get to know your...

    Another thought would be to get to know your neighbors and schedule your loudest work for when they are not home.

    They also might be forgiving of your noise if you made them a few items.

    jtk
  9. The dead blow mallet isn't designed to cancel...

    The dead blow mallet isn't designed to cancel noise. It is designed to not bounce, i.e. be dead when it delivers its blow. Not sure if it is the same these days but the old ones had a hollow chamber...
  10. Thread: What is it

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    You never know what happens in the world of tool...

    You never know what happens in the world of tool making. George N. Stearns died in 1877. His son Edward C. Stearns took over the company and changed the name. The older design may have been sold to...
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    About 50 years ago when working as a silkscreen...

    About 50 years ago when working as a silkscreen printer the roach coach lady saw my pants and wanted to buy them from me. This was when acid washed and pre-hole-worn jeans were just starting to catch...
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    My recollection is a bastard mill file leaves a...

    My recollection is a bastard mill file leaves a rougher surface but will have to give it a try if there is a mill bastard in my file assortment.

    Here is an old thread >...
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    My latest order arrived a couple days ago. It...

    My latest order arrived a couple days ago.

    It wasn't a big order but it filled a hole in my selection of forestner bits and brad point bits. Plus a lifetime supply (hopefully) of the inexpensive...
  14. Thread: Bridge

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    How about sharing with the rest of us how you get...

    How about sharing with the rest of us how you get out of paying taxes… :D

    jtk
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    When my work required a lot of walking my weight...

    When my work required a lot of walking my weight went down. When it was at a desk my weight went up. That is likely the same for many folks.

    jtk
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    My Auriou rasps are 13 & 15 grain. Both are...

    My Auriou rasps are 13 & 15 grain. Both are fantastic. The 15 grain leaves a very nice surface with a little finesse and angling.

    jtk
  17. Thread: Oh, Boy!

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    There is also an old wooden plow plane, a #46, an...

    There is also an old wooden plow plane, a #46, an old type 4 #45 and a #55 in the shop. Over the years it seems the most needed to be set up for a single job has been three. Not long ago an extra one...
  18. Thread: Saw filing

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    Yay! jtk

    Yay!

    jtk
  19. Thread: What is it

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    Yours looks to be an earlier design. Mine has a...

    Yours looks to be an earlier design. Mine has a couple of 1900 patent dates stamped on it.

    There were quite a few different designs on these. Some were of fixed sizes and some where adjustable.
    ...
  20. Thread: Oh, Boy!

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    Don't ever tell my wife that. I stopped counting...

    Don't ever tell my wife that. I stopped counting after about 50:

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    1) That isn't all of them.
    2) That is an old picture.
    3) There have been additions since then.
    4) It is hard for me...
  21. Thread: Saw filing

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    If you have a 0.030" saw plate that would be...

    If you have a 0.030" saw plate that would be 0.006" of set side to side. That is probably a good starting place. You likely do not want more unless you are cutting a lot of wet wood. If the saw...
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    Dan, do you have a way to measure how much set...

    Dan, do you have a way to measure how much set you have to compare to the thickness of the saw plate just above the teeth?

    A 12ppi saw shouldn't leave a real rough cut. Sometimes one over set...
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    One thing to consider is the laws of physics. As...

    One thing to consider is the laws of physics. As woodworkers we know a 1 ounce hammer isn't going to do very well to drive a 16d nail.

    The same with energy. We have not reached a state where...
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    Also known as a hollow auger: 466372 One is...

    Also known as a hollow auger:

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    One is being used in my post "The Baluster Project" > https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?293833

    jtk
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    With some of my vehicles it was always prudent to...

    With some of my vehicles it was always prudent to carry a set of jumper cables. If you are the type to wonder off to the middle of nowhere with an older vehicle high on the possibility of needing a...
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