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    Paul Sellers has done many things to make me...

    Paul Sellers has done many things to make me question some of his methods. He does make me think of a Benjamin Franklin quote, "Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it."

    jtk
  2. Maurice, that was a great video, thanks for...

    Maurice, that was a great video, thanks for posting.

    jtk
  3. How many blue fire trucks do they have in their...

    How many blue fire trucks do they have in their sample?

    The number of departments with blue fire trucks could be a factor as well as the localities response to lights and sirens. I've been in...
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    My home is in Southwest Washington State. There...

    My home is in Southwest Washington State. There are homes close by with views of the Columbia River. To the west there are homes with ocean & river views.

    Washington does get a lot of rain. Close...
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    Nothing like having the stone at hand to put all...

    Nothing like having the stone at hand to put all the comments and theories to rest.

    Thanks for getting back on this.

    jtk
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    Read all about it >...

    Read all about it > https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop/tools/hand-tools/planes/maintenance-and-accessories/41716-veritas-jointer-fence?item=05P3001

    jtk
  7. "Those who can make people believe absurdities...

    "Those who can make people believe absurdities can cause them to commit atrocities," is often attributed to Voltaire. There is no record of him ever expressing this. It does seem to be true in many...
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    You might try this site >...

    You might try this site > https://tinytimbers.com/resources/janka/

    It lists the woods by Janka rating (hardness).

    Then compare that chart to the one here on weight per cubic meter >...
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    One more thing on a bevel up plane besides the...

    One more thing on a bevel up plane besides the bevel angle, don't try to take an 0.030" shaving. :eek:

    Thick shavings are just asking for tear out, especially with a plane best suited to cut end...
  11. Good stuff Fred. The monthly reader they used to...

    Good stuff Fred. The monthly reader they used to send out was one of my favorites.

    jtk
  12. Most likely the rate payers ended up paying for...

    Most likely the rate payers ended up paying for the ad campaign.

    Most likely they will keep putting the statewide constitutional amendment on the ballot until the voters "get it right."

    Every...
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    Sticky: It's not a joke for the young ones. jtk

    It's not a joke for the young ones.

    jtk
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    Here are a couple of paragraphs from Leonard...

    Here are a couple of paragraphs from Leonard Bailey's patent for his design of the cap iron:

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    The full copy can be found at >...
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    Often this can be corrected by installing a shim...

    Often this can be corrected by installing a shim under one of the hinges.

    jtk
  16. Andrew, thanks for that it is a great story. ...

    Andrew, thanks for that it is a great story.

    jtk
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    Something a teacher said to a classroom of...

    Something a teacher said to a classroom of students back in the early 1960s has stayed with me over the years. In discussing organizing homework they said to do the hardest parts first. This way if...
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    The higher the angle of the blade to wood angle,...

    The higher the angle of the blade to wood angle, the more it will cut like a scraper. A bevel down blade's frog angle can only go so low before there isn't any relief angle provided by the bevel. If...
  19. My father had a kit with these in it. (my...

    My father had a kit with these in it. (my recollection is one of my older brothers has it now) It was made by Mohawk.

    They are still in business >...
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    John, your history comments are quite...

    John, your history comments are quite interesting. At least one of my gouges has a Stiletto mark and one of my chisels has a Baker Hamilton mark.

    My draw knife accumulation is also starting to get...
  21. Often, due to the cost of "cast steel," it was...

    Often, due to the cost of "cast steel," it was laminated to a softer steel. This made these tools easier to sharpen since the actual working part of the edge was thin and most of what was being...
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    Blue sky and sunshine here. We got snow a...

    Blue sky and sunshine here.

    We got snow a couple weeks ago. Glad it is gone.

    jtk
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    Hi Tony, My knowledge of Japanese chisels is...

    Hi Tony, My knowledge of Japanese chisels is limited to what is posted here on SMC. My understanding of what an oire nomi might be is zilch.

    That is why a few pictures would help those who might...
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    Yes, it might be very helpful. Charles, as a...

    Yes, it might be very helpful.

    Charles, as a member, my understanding is you can post images you just won't be able to see them.

    Also as Edward asks, it will also help to know what kind of...
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