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    Yeap, everyone wanted something cheaper. The big...

    Yeap, everyone wanted something cheaper. The big retailers told the manufacturers who then started making everything cheaper. After continued repeating of this cycle some manufacturing had to move...
  2. For many folks, not having a surface plate, a...

    For many folks, not having a surface plate, a hand scraper or ink might be a reason for hesitation in undertaking such an endeavor.

    Alas we have strayed far afield of the original posting:


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    Thanks for the answers. This has my address, just...

    Thanks for the answers. This has my address, just the name is off.

    One thought is it could be someone recently moved into the neighborhood. Not that this is reall such. The USGS has the...
  4. Is anyone actually claiming such a tolerance or...

    Is anyone actually claiming such a tolerance or is this just for emphasis?

    jtk
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    Different Name on Mail in the Mailbox

    Just recently we started to receive mail for a name not known to us. We have been living here for eleven years and have received mail for the previous owners times 2. That has pretty much stopped.
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    Thanks for the kind words Kurtis. It is a way of...

    Thanks for the kind words Kurtis. It is a way of letting people know there are many sources of knowledge from which they can draw. It also lets folks know there is a vast amount of knowledge to be...
  7. Yeah! Isn't that supposed to be part of the fun...

    Yeah! Isn't that supposed to be part of the fun in being old and cranky? :D

    jtk
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    You are fortunate that there will be a tool swap...

    You are fortunate that there will be a tool swap meet in your area. There doesn't seem to be tool swaps in my area without driving a hundred miles or more.

    In a metropolitan area such as Los...
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    My only knowledge of Robert Sorby chisels if from...

    My only knowledge of Robert Sorby chisels if from my lathe chisels. They seem okay.

    For skew chisels my first set was made from a couple of spare 1/2" square edge chisels:

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    My second...
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    Plain mineral oil in the pharmacy section of the...

    Plain mineral oil in the pharmacy section of the super market is also fine. Some folks will make their own mix with turpentine or other thinning agents.



    Many of my stones have also come from...
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    A good pile of rust. My hunting hasn't turned up...

    A good pile of rust. My hunting hasn't turned up a broad axe of yet.

    jtk
  12. Marinus, you and Andrew are in agreement with a...

    Marinus, you and Andrew are in agreement with a point of mine also presented earlier in this thread. There is no reason to abrade the sole of a plane without evidence of a problem.

    My set up does...
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    My memory of plumber's tape is influenced by...

    My memory of plumber's tape is influenced by being around a few who worked in the trade during the 1950s. This was when a stick of pipe dope was used on the joints and plumber's tape was a roll of...
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    Link to ebay, NO! Item number, okay. jtk

    Link to ebay, NO!

    Item number, okay.

    jtk
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    My microwave has about as many buttons. My...

    My microwave has about as many buttons. My solution was to figure out the ones needed for my cooking (numbers and start) and ignore the rest. The only time any of the other buttons are read is after...
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    Okay, LOL! jtk

    Okay, LOL!

    jtk
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    It can be done with a small vise and files. All...

    It can be done with a small vise and files. All you need are the correct key blanks.

    jtk
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    Another frightening thought… AI = Amazon...

    Another frightening thought…

    AI = Amazon Intelligence?

    jtk
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    Maybe we should be thankful of Artificial...

    Maybe we should be thankful of Artificial Intelligence still being of lesser intelligence. With a few more improvements it might be able to convince us to buy or do things that are not really to our...
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    One of the on line retail sellers of clothes...

    One of the on line retail sellers of clothes always sends me a special order code for as much as 25% off on my next order after my order is shipped.

    Most of the time my purchase is configured to...
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    The first clue should have been the machine...

    The first clue should have been the machine changing its statement about not being able to duplicate your key.

    When a machine does the same thing twice with different results, there is something...
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    Methinks you have confused going to bed with...

    Methinks you have confused going to bed with being asleep. :D

    jtk
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    Thanks Tom, Bench build images are an inspiration...

    Thanks Tom, Bench build images are an inspiration for me to get out and work on my own bench.

    My firewood cutting is just about done. Then other things can be pursued.

    jtk
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    Roy Underhill once demonstrated a trick for this...

    Roy Underhill once demonstrated a trick for this kind of mismatch of tenon shoulders. With the joint held closed, he used a saw on the side of the joint opposite the gap. This effectively trimmed the...
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    You may be able to clean it up. You will never...

    You may be able to clean it up. You will never see what may be seen if it is left rusty.

    jtk
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