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    Corey, Welcome to the Creek. It sounds like...

    Corey, Welcome to the Creek. It sounds like everyone else has already answered what is the likely problem with your block planes.

    At one time anything with the blade bevel down was called a block...
  2. A manufacture has to do something to cut the...

    A manufacture has to do something to cut the costs for the big box stores. Many products are 'cost reduced' to meet the demands of mass marketers.

    jtk
  3. How hard have you looked for the part? Someone...

    How hard have you looked for the part?

    Someone other than Troy Built may have NOS or have parts from other sources.

    Try > Troy-Bilt snowblower auger bearing support <

    If you have a part...
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    My #4-1/2 does get a bit of use on bigger stock....

    My #4-1/2 does get a bit of use on bigger stock.

    My projects are all over the place, sometimes a #6 can be used like a smoother. Other times the work at hand benefits from something smaller like a...
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    Yours doesn't appear to have a table for the work...

    Yours doesn't appear to have a table for the work to set on. My suggestion was going to be to have the table mounted at a comfortable height to work on. You also need the crank at a level you can...
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    Thanks for the set up Steven: 421243 They...

    Thanks for the set up Steven:

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    They didn't use feeler gauges to check that one.

    jtk
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    To me a plane that isn't in decent shape for its...

    To me a plane that isn't in decent shape for its original use is a likely prospect for use as a scrub plane. That is how one of my ebay lemons got used to make lemonade.

    It still eludes me as to...
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    There is an easier way if you ever want to mount...

    There is an easier way if you ever want to mount this on another bench.

    The hinge pins can be removed.

    First drill into the end of the pins with a drill sized for a tap, mine was a #21 drill...
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    Doug, For some reason your post doesn't make...

    Doug, For some reason your post doesn't make sense to me. Maybe something is being missed. Even this plane seems to do okay for scrub work:

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    Its sole is far from flat.

    jtk
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    They are similar Dom. Both stories illustrate the...

    They are similar Dom. Both stories illustrate the concept of "different strokes for different folks."

    jtk
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    Looks like you bought yourself a couple of fun...

    Looks like you bought yourself a couple of fun projects.

    The saw vise looks like my first one. The iron was a bit worn from use and needed a wooden wedge to hold tight.

    When the time comes to...
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    For some folks, difficult wood is the only thing...

    For some folks, difficult wood is the only thing available locally. To me the Pacific Northwest is full of easy to work wood. Many of the firs are easy to work. The woods like poplar and alder are...
  13. Here is a post of mine on a method of achieving a...

    Here is a post of mine on a method of achieving a result similar to cambering a blade:

    https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?158373

    Beforehand a 2" wide blade on a #5 was used to take a full...
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    Here is a good one of a pin issued by NASA: ...

    Here is a good one of a pin issued by NASA:

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    Someone once tried to argue with me that the world was flat and the idea of it being a sphere was an illusion. My response was they were...
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    Some of the silent calls are due to machine...

    Some of the silent calls are due to machine calling. The machines call a bunch of numbers and then route them to their various call center members as the number is answered. If there isn't anyone...
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    It is always something. When we had chickens...

    It is always something. When we had chickens there was close mesh wire cloth at the bottom of the hen house to keep out various animals. The door latch was made to be a bit beyond the abilities of...
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    There is no rule that says the pole has to be...

    There is no rule that says the pole has to be flexing in a vertical plane.

    jtk
  18. Google > setting a cap iron < and you will find a...

    Google > setting a cap iron < and you will find a post on Wood Central by David Weaver with more information than one will want to know about using the cap iron / chip breaker on bevel down planes.
    ...
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    Most likely it will be palletized. The delivery...

    Most likely it will be palletized. The delivery person will likely have a pallet dolly to move it off of the truck. If you have things 'ready to go' you can likely get the delivery person to help you...
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    There are a lot of things that can be used as an...

    There are a lot of things that can be used as an anvil. A sledge will have a hardened face, which could be a problem if struck with another hardened tool. For light work it may suffice if one is...
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    Cleaver jtk

    Cleaver

    jtk
  22. The difference will mostly be a better finished...

    The difference will mostly be a better finished plane. There will likely be less backlash in the depth adjuster and maybe even in the lateral adjusters. My best adjuster on my Stanley/Bailey planes...
  23. Eric, as others have mentioned pulling a sub-thou...

    Eric, as others have mentioned pulling a sub-thou shaving is not the ultimate test. It does indicate a well sharpened blade. If it can be done without downward pressure on the plane it indicates a...
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    If this plane is used as a scrub plane the twist...

    If this plane is used as a scrub plane the twist shouldn't be much of an issue if any.

    The only 'precision' required of a scrub plane is from the user making sure it doesn't pass the desired depth...
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    Tim, To see images one does have to be a...

    Tim, To see images one does have to be a contributor, $6 a year. This is something that often slips my mind. It used to be non-contributing members could view images.

    There may be another Tim Rapp...
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