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    One often made mistake is seeing the packer's...

    One often made mistake is seeing the packer's sign off and thinking that is the QC check list. It is just an assurance that all the items that were supposed to be in the box were in the box.

    100%...
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    Many are built using a dovetail joint on the...

    Many are built using a dovetail joint on the outside laminations. The inside is of the laminations are rabbeted top and bottom with the groove in the fixed jaw being able to slide over the dovetail...
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    According to the dictionary on my computer a...

    According to the dictionary on my computer a monsoon is a weather phenomenon of South and Southeast Asia:

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    Up here in Washington it isn't even considered rain until more than a tenth of...
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    You may want them to order two. If you have...

    You may want them to order two. If you have already worn through one, you may want to have a spare in advance.

    jtk
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    Not really, one of them was given to me by my...

    Not really, one of them was given to me by my wife and she would likely want it back. The other may still be useful for me.

    Besides, the shipping would likely be more than what the stone should...
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    Neither has it ever helped me. Somehow though it...

    Neither has it ever helped me. Somehow though it seems there are a lot of folks who love it.

    Maybe it is because they like all the cute cuddly kitty videos they get when searching for information...
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    Some folks assume since something is no longer...

    Some folks assume since something is no longer available it must be antique.

    Of course if no one has seen them, they are rare.

    jtk
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    David Weaver mentioned these in the past. My...

    David Weaver mentioned these in the past.

    My jasper stones leave a finish about like my black Arkansas stone. It used to be used occasionally after a translucent Arkansas.

    In my opinion,...
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    Another name for "Aaron's Rod" is Mullein: ...

    Another name for "Aaron's Rod" is Mullein:



    Search terms > aaron's rod plant <

    jtk
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    If the blade is available from Ron Hock, you...

    If the blade is available from Ron Hock, you won't likely find anything better.

    jtk
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    The green caught my eye. Anat and Clifton also...

    The green caught my eye. Anat and Clifton also favored green if my memory is working.

    jtk
  12. A honing guide will help to get consistent...

    A honing guide will help to get consistent results.

    Once a person is good at freehand sharpening a honing guide will still be handy when removing a lot of metal on a coarse abrasive.
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    Face App Out to Steal Your Data?

    A few stories in the news about a popular app to age a person's looks might be spy ware.

    Not sure if the jury is in, but you can consult Dr. Google or Mr. Bing for more information.

    jtk
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    One suggestion is to rub some wax on the sole of...

    One suggestion is to rub some wax on the sole of the plane to help it glide on the surface. If it is still hard to push, you may need to sharpen the blade or take a lighter shaving.



    The #4 is...
  15. Mike, It looks like you have a decent set of...

    Mike, It looks like you have a decent set of stones and good sets of chisels. Beware of anyone telling you need to invest in more stones or different chisels.

    One of my stones is a King 4000. It...
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    If one really wants a low speed grinder this is...

    If one really wants a low speed grinder this is hard to beat:

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    Though it takes a pretty big bench. :eek:

    Not quite as versatile as my Veritas Mk.II Power Sharpening System.

    jtk
  17. My suggestion would be to try working with the...

    My suggestion would be to try working with the set of Spyderco stones. At least you know which is which.

    Work on your technique. If your camera is able to do video and you want to hand sharpen,...
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    This may not be considered a grinder, but it is a...

    This may not be considered a grinder, but it is a great sharpening system:

    Veritas® Mk.II Power Sharpening System Click it to see it.

    Mine has been in use for about 15 to 20 years now.

    The...
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    One good site for information about saw...

    One good site for information about saw sharpening is:

    http://www.vintagesaws.com

    Click on the 'Library' saw to get to the tutorial on sharpening a hand saw.

    jtk
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    It really depends on how dull it is. Yesterday a...

    It really depends on how dull it is. Yesterday a chisel being prepared for my grandson only needed a bit of touch up on a polishing stone. Another chisel had a nick or two and required work on a...
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    Here is hopes for a quick recovery. Do whatever...

    Here is hopes for a quick recovery. Do whatever your doctor tells you for best results.

    jtk
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    This made me think of Lord of the Rings. One...

    This made me think of Lord of the Rings. One forum to spin them, one to power them on, one forum to shape them and one to hone them all...

    Sharpening is a real conversation starter. With an...
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    Very nice Freiler, especially the spalted top. ...

    Very nice Freiler, especially the spalted top.

    What kind of woods did ou use?

    jtk
  24. With a 3 plane fleet, you picked the one best...

    With a 3 plane fleet, you picked the one best suited for the job at hand.

    You might consider getting a second blade & chip breaker for the #5. Then it could also be used for truing short pieces.
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    A sharpening forum would need sub forums: Hand...

    A sharpening forum would need sub forums:

    Hand sharpening

    Water stones sharpening

    Oilstone sharpening

    Diamond plate sharpening
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