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    Being a bigger guy with bigger hands it is easy...

    Being a bigger guy with bigger hands it is easy to understand why a #4-1/2 would be your primary choice. It might be a good idea to call first to see if the tote is actually larger for the larger...
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    A few from the ladies of history: Inside every...

    A few from the ladies of history:

    Inside every older person is a younger
    person -- wondering what the hell happened.
    -Cora Harvey Armstrong-

    A male gynecologist is like an auto
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    Interesting: 455994 A winding stick for car...

    Interesting:

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    A winding stick for car tires?

    jtk
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    Some of my favorites in no particular order: ...

    Some of my favorites in no particular order:

    "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
    - Albert Einstein

    Anyone who has never made a...
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    In Japan, with my limited understanding, the...

    In Japan, with my limited understanding, the tradition (ritual) has come through the lines of Samurai sword making artisans.

    A quick consult with Dr. Google on > japan tradition of blades <...
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    High Rick, My preference for the bevel up/chip...

    High Rick, My preference for the bevel up/chip breaker configuration would have me choosing the Veritas custom #4-1/2.

    You mention having a problem with a WR plane that was just too much of a...
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    +1 on that thought. If my Buck Bros. chisels...

    +1 on that thought. If my Buck Bros. chisels didn't already have very low lands this procedure might be used on some of my chisels.

    Why worry about "collector value" when for many folks the real...
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    Thanks Fred, There are a lot of flowers blooming...

    Thanks Fred, There are a lot of flowers blooming adding their color to brighten up the yard.

    jtk
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    Thanks Stew, the area for my garden has invasive...

    Thanks Stew, the area for my garden has invasive berry vines, some grass that sends runners everywhere and lots of deer that like to eat everything.

    So much to do… So little time.

    jtk
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    Thanks Michael, there are always more projects....

    Thanks Michael, there are always more projects. There are always trails to be cleared on my hillside and down trees to be cleared. With five acres there is always something that needs doing.

    jtk
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    Here is is Fredů The coating on the...

    Here is is Fredů

    The coating on the handrails, a Spar Urethane, is dry and so is the weather for the day at least. The hanging brackets are rated for outdoor use. They are solid brass instead of...
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    The saw looks great as is. A flourish can...

    The saw looks great as is.

    A flourish can always be added later if it is still desired.

    jtk
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    Michael mentions a common cause of this problem....

    Michael mentions a common cause of this problem. One of my earlier planes has this problem on some harder species of wood.

    Another could be if the plane's sole is concave over the length. You...
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    You may find some helpful information here >...

    You may find some helpful information here > https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?131238

    jtk
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    Have you taught them about the effect of waxing a...

    Have you taught them about the effect of waxing a wood screw before installing it?

    What about screw timing or clocking? My tendency is to have all my screws slots pointing the same way with...
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    Have you thought of putting casters on the...

    Have you thought of putting casters on the underside of the drawers to help them to go in and out when loaded with a bunch of tools and nails?

    jtk
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    One might also consider the age of the products...

    One might also consider the age of the products on their shelf. My can of Johnsons paste wax may be from the 1980s. If my memory holds until my next time in the shop the label will be checked to see...
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    Hi Bob, I am guessing you are referring to a...

    Hi Bob, I am guessing you are referring to a power jointer and planer. Many folks here do not have either one of those. Some of us do not care to have them.

    It is kind of like my use of open end...
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    So many people with cell phones have canceled...

    So many people with cell phones have canceled their land lines it can be costly to get phonebooks to only those subscribers with landlines.

    jtk
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    A PM was sent in regards to this post to see if...

    A PM was sent in regards to this post to see if you are still interested.

    There are a few spare braces in my shop and a spare bit or two.

    jtk
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    Michael, You might want to read what Patrick...

    Michael, You might want to read what Patrick Leach says about them at > http://www.supertool.com/

    That is the welcome page to his web site. There is a link to 'Blood & Gore' click on that. Read...
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    What Nathan said, $6 well spent. Robert states...

    What Nathan said, $6 well spent.

    Robert states a point that has helped me greatly:



    For my last employer one of my tasks was to produce a technical manual for the repair of ticket vendor...
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    Tom, Here is a post of mine >...

    Tom, Here is a post of mine > https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?272588 < it includes using different methods of checking different pieces for flat.

    Winding sticks by necessity are straight...
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