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    That worked great in my younger years. With...

    That worked great in my younger years. With advanced age on the eyes a lot of my sharpening is done by brail. :D:eek:

    jtk
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    Thanks for sharing this Anuj. jtk

    Thanks for sharing this Anuj.

    jtk
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    Economic Impact Payment Card Notice

    Many folks didn't know that some U.S. citizens were sent Economic Impact Payments as a prepaid credit card.

    Some may have tossed them in the trash or recycling thinking they were junk mail.

    To...
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    New to the Neighborhood

    While stepping out to drop my coffee filter into the compost bins a doe was at the edge of my porch staring back at me. She had her fawn with her:

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    After quietly stepping back inside and...
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    Sometimes we forget where a conversation begins:...

    Sometimes we forget where a conversation begins:



    My thoughts on someone "new into woodworking" is to keep it as simple as possible.



    Paul Sellers usually doesn't get a lot of praise from...
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    Andrew Jackson is an interesting part of American...

    Andrew Jackson is an interesting part of American history.

    Some think it is ironic he is on the $20 bill when he is considered by many to be the cause of financial problems during his time >...
  7. This reminds me of something a 7th grade teacher...

    This reminds me of something a 7th grade teacher told the class about doing homework. "Always do the hardest assignments first."

    It translates into many other tasks.

    By first doing the parts...
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    Howdy Johan and Welcome to the Creek. ...

    Howdy Johan and Welcome to the Creek.

    Interesting your first post is a sharpening thread. Sharpening seems to be a subject upon which everyone has an opinion.

    One thought for consideration,...
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    This is a common reply to the suggestion of...

    This is a common reply to the suggestion of making winding sticks. It is likely part of the problem since most people do not realize the easiest way to get two matching flat sticks is to make three....
  10. If you make an X with the clamps crossing inside...

    If you make an X with the clamps crossing inside the FrankenRack you might want to cut some blocks of wood to use with the clamps to help prevent marking the legs.

    You may want to use four clamps...
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    Some retailers are having sales to get customers...

    Some retailers are having sales to get customers back in the stores:

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    One can try to blend in with the local scenery if there is a stay at home order in effect:

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    It might be a...
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    My solution for raccoons was to stop feeding the...

    My solution for raccoons was to stop feeding the cats outside and a few warning shots from a sling shot. It would sting them and they weren't so bold after that.

    jtk
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    Looking better than many of my dovetails. jtk

    Looking better than many of my dovetails.

    jtk
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    "Dielectric" is a tricky word. From my computer's...

    "Dielectric" is a tricky word. From my computer's dictionary:



    It allows electricity to flow point to point between metal surfaces but a gob of it at the edge of the metal will not conduct...
  15. My suggestion for gluing such a project would be...

    My suggestion for gluing such a project would be a variation on the Spanish windlass > https://www.finehomebuilding.com/1997/01/01/the-spanish-windlass

    You could even use a couple of short ropes...
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    Maybe folks should carefully count their bananas:...

    Maybe folks should carefully count their bananas:

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    A friend posted this on Facebook.

    jtk
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    Skewed blades are common in wooden rabbet planes...

    Skewed blades are common in wooden rabbet planes and some molding planes.

    This is just my opinion on why skew bladed planes are not as common.

    Almost every skew bladed plane that has come to my...
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    Maybe if there was just too much money in my bank...

    Maybe if there was just too much money in my bank account a set of these might seem a good idea.

    Personally part of being a woodworker is to be able to make one's own shop aids instead of paying...
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    It is unlikely the bulb will come unscrewed with...

    It is unlikely the bulb will come unscrewed with our without bulb grease.

    The auto bulb grease is probably the same as any other bulb grease. Check with your local hardware store or big box...
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    Snakes in the Greenhouse

    Though these are actually welcome because they eat bugs:

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    When first seen, one of these slithered off. After walking to the house for my camera, the one on the left wasn't noticed until...
  21. The mind reels with possibilities to modify these...

    The mind reels with possibilities to modify these folks behavior.

    If all else fails there is always the possibility of a well placed catapult. :eek:

    jtk
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    Erich, Looks good so far. Your bench looks to...

    Erich, Looks good so far.

    Your bench looks to be the same as mine. Here are links for things to help make the bench much more useable.

    First is a weight under the tail vise >...
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    More examples? Are there examples of transitional...

    More examples? Are there examples of transitional planes with skewed blades?



    When one considers the design for many of these planes has not changed since their inception, it might make some...
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    Cambering the cap iron is not necessary for...

    Cambering the cap iron is not necessary for setting up as a scrub plane. On a cambered iron for smoothing, there shouldn't be so much camber to the iron that the cap iron needs to be cambered to...
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    Especially when it is someone else's "10 favorite...

    Especially when it is someone else's "10 favorite planes."

    The next step is to learn to use what you have.

    jtk
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