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    That is a great find Rafael. Many years ago when...

    That is a great find Rafael. Many years ago when the original post was found on a metal working web site it was saved as a web archive.

    The saying that things are forever on the internet does not...
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    Rafael, that is a pretty piece of wood for a...

    Rafael, that is a pretty piece of wood for a coffee table.

    You may want to install a couple of butterfly dutchmen into the crack to keep it from splitting any more.

    jtk
  3. Depending on the maker, it could also be a...

    Depending on the maker, it could also be a different designation in the serial number.

    This reminds me of an experience with some Snap-On tools. My friend had a ratchet that was identical to mine...
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    by Jim Koepke
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    A new beard tends to start itching after about a...

    A new beard tends to start itching after about a week. It usually stops itching after a couple of weeks.

    jtk
  5. Good show, how about posting some images in the...

    Good show, how about posting some images in the Neanderthal Haven forum?

    Like Phil, sometimes my enthusiasm, when using my spokeshaves, takes me over the line. The same can be said of my planes.
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    Alex, Bob, Welcome to the Creek. Alex, My...

    Alex, Bob, Welcome to the Creek.

    Alex, My question is the same as Bob's:

    If you are in the Pacific Northwest, you are welcome to visit my shop and test drive different sizes and types of...
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    This is true for anyone buying or building a...

    This is true for anyone buying or building a bench.

    People should be careful not to succumb to the influence of what is popular by building someone else's bench.

    The type of projects one...
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    Sounds like a type 7 with a replacement for the...

    Sounds like a type 7 with a replacement for the lever cap. A plane that works well is all that really matters.

    A long time ago there was a batch of large depth adjusters listed on ebay. My bid won...
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    There are times when my tail vise is removed....

    There are times when my tail vise is removed. That is one advantage to the simplicity of a Sjoberg vise. Sometimes my face vise is removed.

    Today a 10"X30" piece of ash was being faced planed...
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    Corey, it might help if you could post your...

    Corey, it might help if you could post your location. If you are in the Pacific Northwest you would be welcome to my in person help. If you are in another area there is likely someone else willing to...
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    One of my bookmarks is for the Sawmill Creek...

    One of my bookmarks is for the Sawmill Creek Classifieds. Even though my intention isn't really to buy anything my mornings are not complete without taking a glance of the listings. Just recently a...
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    The earliest date stamped on the lateral levers...

    The earliest date stamped on the lateral levers is 2-8-76. That patent would have expired in approximately 1893. 1893 is listed in type studies as being the first year of type 7. There were likely...
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    Interesting, my #7 is also a type 7. It is the...

    Interesting, my #7 is also a type 7. It is the one cleaned up in my Junker to Jointer post. After it was cleaned up and working my type 11 #7 was sold.

    jtk
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    This method was intended for machinists but the...

    This method was intended for machinists but the method can be used to make wooden straight edges:

    https://www.scribd.com/document/50097193/Making-Accurate-Straight-Edges-from-Scratch

    This...
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    by Jim Koepke
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    An electric razor won't handle this: 421306 ...

    An electric razor won't handle this:

    421306

    This takes an electric hair cutter or scissors. Those can then be followed by either my straight razor or a disposable Schick.

    jtk
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    It may be a good idea to ensure one's oilstones...

    It may be a good idea to ensure one's oilstones actually have a problem before trying to correct it. Will Rogers once said, "If it ain't broke, don't try fixing it."

    My softest oilstones, after...
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    So very true… Some see a Stanley #45 as a fancy...

    So very true… Some see a Stanley #45 as a fancy boat anchor. Others see it as a versatile way to plow groves or add decorative detail to their work.

    If a person is mostly doing small work on boxes...
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    It does appear the deadman can work with...

    It does appear the deadman can work with holdfasts. For a panel that is too modest to reach down to the level of the deadman, a hold fast can hold it against the bench's face.

    My current bench...
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    by Jim Koepke
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    Schick Xtreme 3 works well for me. Like you my...

    Schick Xtreme 3 works well for me. Like you my beard is shaved every 2 to 3 days. The difference may be that my shaving has been done in the shower for a couple of decades, no need for a mirror. My...
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    You are right Stewie, my error. It should have...

    You are right Stewie, my error. It should have been planes with their bevels up were often referred to as block planes. Whether or not that is a correct determinator of what is or isn't a block plane...
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    Charles, Like Chuck, my bench is a Sjoberg. The...

    Charles, Like Chuck, my bench is a Sjoberg. The vise on the image in your vise looks like it may have a metal frame. If that is the case it will likely be much better than the vises issued stock on a...
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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...
  23. 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
  24. 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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