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  1. Thread: 113 plane

    by Jim Koepke
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    My #113 has come in handy many times. It may...

    My #113 has come in handy many times.

    It may be good to have two so one could be set for convex curves and the other for concave curves.

    jtk
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    They did free shipping on all orders when the...

    They did free shipping on all orders when the Corona Virus first started. Later it was changed to all orders over $30 USD.

    jtk
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    Let us know if you find any imformation on this...

    Let us know if you find any imformation on this issue. Being retired, as many folks in my area are, many of us do not go into town more than once or twice a week.

    jtk
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    The site opened for me earlier today and almost...

    The site opened for me earlier today and almost pulled the trigger on a couple of items that are not needed or even on my want list.

    Decided to leave before consulting with SWMBO.

    jtk
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    With the current state of the USPS you may have...

    With the current state of the USPS you may have to contact the Inspector General of the Post Office to get results.

    Then again it may just condemn all the current workers at the local PO to life...
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    OSH (Orchard Supply Hardware) used to give out...

    OSH (Orchard Supply Hardware) used to give out calendars that everyone seemed to want. Some years they put out two versions. For years it was themed on historic Rail Road scenes.

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    They...
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    Did you ask her why it was no longer coming to...

    Did you ask her why it was no longer coming to your home address?

    jtk
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    At least your package didn't get a trip through...

    At least your package didn't get a trip through Puerto Rico. My guess is my package didn't get to PR in the back of a truck.

    jtk
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    Glad to be of help Axel. jtk

    Glad to be of help Axel.

    jtk
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    These slots were shorter than the length of the...

    These slots were shorter than the length of the plane so it seemed to work well with the skates and the auxilary sole to be at the same height.

    Especially in softer woods the skates can leave a...
  11. Thread: How to?

    by Jim Koepke
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    Yes, it would be wonderful if it was an easy cut...

    Yes, it would be wonderful if it was an easy cut and paste function like other platforms.

    Though at least images posted to SMC are retained over time.

    jtk
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    Make the eye before gluing in place. Drill the...

    Make the eye before gluing in place. Drill the center of a small dowel and add a contrasting dowel to the center:

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    Make this a few inches long and you can cut pieces as you need them.
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    Nice find Jason. jtk

    Nice find Jason.

    jtk
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    Pete Taran gave me a lot of good information...

    Pete Taran gave me a lot of good information after my purchase of some Foley sharpening equipment. Thankfully it was inexpensive enough that it isn't a big loss. Mine doesn't have any of the ratchet...
  15. One of my findings with some bandsaw blades is...

    One of my findings with some bandsaw blades is they have too much set. This can vary by brand of blade. For those that had too much set my solution was to send them through a vise to squeeze the...
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    Hi Sanford, Do you know if this blade is A2 or...

    Hi Sanford, Do you know if this blade is A2 or O1?

    jtk
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    Some say it is possible to understand a persons...

    Some say it is possible to understand a persons outlook on life by having them look at an image of the sun low over water by whether the person looks at it as a sunrise or a sunset. In my opinion all...
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    Go Purchase Steel? jtk

    Go Purchase Steel?

    jtk
  19. Thread: Spoon bits

    by Jim Koepke
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    For accurate hole placement it helps to start...

    For accurate hole placement it helps to start with a gimlet. A spoon bit can wander when starting.

    Before using them for doweling you may want to try a few test borings to check the fit with the...
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    Due to my error in measuring for the inside...

    Due to my error in measuring for the inside dimension of this, my original intent of having full length separators between the files wan’t possible. Plan B was to have short dividers in the center of...
  21. As Mike mentioned, a bandsaw does this fine along...

    As Mike mentioned, a bandsaw does this fine along with many other chores a table saw doesn't do.

    jtk
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    My Gents saw was ~$10 at Home Depot 15 or 20...

    My Gents saw was ~$10 at Home Depot 15 or 20 years ago. The plate is a bit thicker than my current dovetail saws. It isn't the world's greatest saw but it does cut.

    This is my first handle build >...
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    My guess is the aquarium was plastic instead of...

    My guess is the aquarium was plastic instead of glass. Many plastics are softer than glass.

    jtk
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    Estwing hammers are about $30 and can be found in...

    Estwing hammers are about $30 and can be found in many stores.

    https://www.estwing.com/collections/nail-hammers/products/claw-hammer-leather

    Having grown up using these one of my big thrills...
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    Another one of the old ways to clean a wet...

    Another one of the old ways to clean a wet windshield was with a pack of Bull Durham cigarette tobacco. The tobacco juice would dissolve a lot of the grime on the glass.

    jtk
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