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    I didn't learn the proper way to drive nails...

    I didn't learn the proper way to drive nails until later in life.

    Bought a set of the Audel's builder's guide on ebay and found the part about keeping the flat of the hammer head and the elbow in...
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    Very nice. jtk

    Very nice.

    jtk
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    ‘When one teaches, two learn" - Robert Heinlein ...

    ‘When one teaches, two learn" - Robert Heinlein

    jtk
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    Your plane looks great Jeff. Is the wood used...

    Your plane looks great Jeff.

    Is the wood used oak?

    jtk
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    This makes me think back to when I used to listen...

    This makes me think back to when I used to listen to a lot of radio. There was a call in program on the AM band that the host told a story about trying to pitch his program to an advertising company....
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    Luis, your profile doesn't indicate your...

    Luis, your profile doesn't indicate your location. You may live close to another member who would be happy to help in person with tuning up your plane.



    This depends on whether or not, in your...
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    Howard Feed-N-Wax is my favored product: ...

    Howard Feed-N-Wax is my favored product:

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    Available in many antique shops, Home Depot, Lowes and many other home care product stores.

    A rag full of that has worked for me for years....
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    Sticky: Charley, a new retiree-greeter at Wal-Mart, just...

    Charley, a new retiree-greeter at Wal-Mart, just couldn't seem to get to work on time. Every day he was 5, 10, 15 minutes late. But he was a good worker, really tidy, clean-shaven, sharp-minded and a...
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    My problem is there really isn't any "proper"...

    My problem is there really isn't any "proper" space for storing a lot of my various fasteners.

    Many of my smaller screws, nuts & bolts are sorted. Then there are a few containers of mixed by size...
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    Many years ago my troubles with using a light...

    Many years ago my troubles with using a light bench was remedied by filling a bucket with concrete:

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    This has now kept my light weight bench from dancing around for over 12 years.

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    Sometimes the hardest thing for me to do is to...

    Sometimes the hardest thing for me to do is to toss something out.

    With scrap wood it has come to the point of using them for test pieces for drill set ups, setting planes or checking a saw. It is...
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    As Jason said, sometimes a washer under the top...

    As Jason said, sometimes a washer under the top of the tote screw will help to tighten up things.

    Another trick is to place a shim under the tote. This helps especially if the tote has shrunk or...
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    My preference is for wood handles but those could...

    My preference is for wood handles but those could possibly get me to change my mind.

    jtk
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    Make your shop a place you enjoy being and you...

    Make your shop a place you enjoy being and you will maybe spend more time there.

    jtk
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    There isn't a working clock in my shop, so the...

    There isn't a working clock in my shop, so the time spent on this is unknown.

    This was just one of the boxes filled by a poplar 4"X10"X7' plank:

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    This was the final smoothing done...
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    Sticky: If it sells it just means some people will buy...

    If it sells it just means some people will buy anything.

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    Knowing this from the beginning could have saved...

    Knowing this from the beginning could have saved me some typing.

    My thought was this would be solid lumber. From what the OP said later now makes me think it is made of plywood. Very little of my...
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    There are a few versions one enjoyable version is Ella Fitzgerald and Lous Armstrong > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHAfhPrrKHA

    jtk
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    Interesting this thread came to mind when someone...

    Interesting this thread came to mind when someone on another BBS mentioned visiting a historical society and some of their collection. Some of the items were tool chests. That took me to The...
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    Sticky: At one time my employment was as a drafter at...

    At one time my employment was as a drafter at Transamerica De Laval Enterprise Engine Division. Talk about a company being bought and sold a lot over time.

    They made some large ship engines,...
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    Sticky: That is fortunate, the shoe repair shops from my...

    That is fortunate, the shoe repair shops from my early age are all gone. There were at least three in my former locality in California. Of course back then many better shoes were made to be resoled...
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    My parking strategy at Home Depot or Lowes depends on what is being purchased.

    For the local Lowes there are trees for shade near the "contractor doors" so if lumber or anything at that end of the...
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