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    When I emerged from the primordial slime to take...

    When I emerged from the primordial slime to take my first look at woodworking as a hobby, I looked up a local cabinet maker with an extensive shop. I offered to pay him $50 an hour to walk me through...
  2. Tom, about 12 years ago My sharpening skill...

    Tom, about 12 years ago My sharpening skill advanced from “huh?” to “I got this” by following a method that has since become second nature to me. It did take paying careful attention to the steps, so...
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    It sounds like the face (or edge) of the board...

    It sounds like the face (or edge) of the board you are running against the table saw fence is not flat. Boards must be flat and square on at least two sides for safe ripping: the fence side and the...
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    Glad to see this discussion come up. I have a...

    Glad to see this discussion come up. I have a 151 and 151R (convex sole), each with its original Stanley blade. I bought these tools after I slid backwards down the steep learning curve with using...
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    Scott, sorry Didn't see your reply until just...

    Scott, sorry Didn't see your reply until just now. I'm glad you found the part but I was more than happy to put my spare in an envelope if you wanted it.
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    Thanks, Mike. Just what I was looking for.

    Thanks, Mike. Just what I was looking for.
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    Borrow one from a friend who knows how to tune...

    Borrow one from a friend who knows how to tune it, and try it. I do nearly everything with my 5 1/2. But then again, I use the machines for coarse flattening and dimensioning. (No scrub plane for...
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    One plus of gluing up the arms was that I had the...

    One plus of gluing up the arms was that I had the LOML help me do the clamping, and when we were done she remarked that maybe I need more clamps. :D[/QUOTE]

    Mission accomplished.
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    Contacts and friends

    I am seeing more and more fascinating people here. Often lately I see someone I want to remember. It seems forward to ask them to be your "friend" here, and frankly that sounds too much like...
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    It's probably unwise to hijack this thread, but...

    It's probably unwise to hijack this thread, but I've now read through the link about Steve Voigt's planes. These are new to me. How in the world does he make those mortises?

    The planes look like...
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    Inspiring, Bill. What layer thickness did you...

    Inspiring, Bill. What layer thickness did you use for the laminations, and how many layers in all?

    Once all that work goes into making the form and buying all the clamps (!), the arms are the...
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    So that's why you keep your location a secret! ...

    So that's why you keep your location a secret! Just kidding. I wish you many happy and rewarding projects from this magnificent haul.

    Think it's dry yet?
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    There’s a vote in favor of an adjustable lift,...

    There’s a vote in favor of an adjustable lift, like the JessEm/Incra.
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    400 newtons: quaint. Or maybe futuristic? ...

    400 newtons: quaint. Or maybe futuristic? Certainly more accurate than calling a kilogram the "weight" of something. 400 newtons is the weight of a mass of approximately 40+ kg, which would be...
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    Thanks for keeping me current, guys. You caught...

    Thanks for keeping me current, guys. You caught me not paying attention to the posts of the day. To quote a Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks album title, I was Asleep at the Switch and Comin' Right At...
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    Inside joke: Steve who?

    Inside joke: Steve who?
  17. "Carpenters without Borders." Nice. Bill,...

    "Carpenters without Borders." Nice.

    Bill, thanks for sharing the article. It's good to check in with the Notre Dame progress from time to time.
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    Your Morris chairs: drop arm or bow arm?

    Your Morris chairs: drop arm or bow arm?
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    Bill, I forgot to ask: no router for cleaning...

    Bill, I forgot to ask: no router for cleaning between the pins on these dovetails? Only saw and chisels?
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    Bill, sorry for the late reply. I was using some...

    Bill, sorry for the late reply. I was using some kind of Hybrid thread view, and got lost in all the branches about the weather, so I didn't see your reply. A moderator helped me find a Linear...
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    This saw is on sale today (for two more days at...

    This saw is on sale today (for two more days at Woodcraft, unclear how much longer elsewhere) for $120 off list, or $1,079 with free shipping. You need to pay the full $1,200 to get "free" shipping...
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    Shame. I have three, all running beautifully. ...

    Shame. I have three, all running beautifully. One is from the USA construction era, the other two hecho in México.

    Maybe the current offerings outperform the PCs? I suppose I'd like mine more...
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    Outstanding! Thank you.

    Outstanding! Thank you.
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    Where did you find that 1/4" thick plane iron?

    Where did you find that 1/4" thick plane iron?
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    Can't see recent posts?

    Sometimes when a thread is branched a few times I can't see a post I know I recently submitted. This happens even if I close SMC and return to it later.

    I've taken to going into the thread's...
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