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    One should not confuse folded brass backs with...

    One should not confuse folded brass backs with slotted brass backs and dispense with the marketing hype. . Aside from cost differences, ( steel is cheaper than brass ), folded steel backs may have a...
  2. That 28" no. 12 sure is a beauty.

    That 28" no. 12 sure is a beauty.
  3. Looking for a couple of shaper spindles for 43-431X

    I am mainly looking for the 1/2" spindle and the 1" spindle for my 43-431X Delta spindle shaper. Thank you.
  4. Well, as always, speechless and impressed.

    Well, as always, speechless and impressed.
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    Speaking for myself, I would someday love to take...

    Speaking for myself, I would someday love to take some lessons from Glen and Chuck. I spoke with Chuck briefly at the St. Louis show. Always a pleasure to chat with them. I just don't get out of my...
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    +1 Typical sash--14" tooth line, 3.5" under...

    +1 Typical sash--14" tooth line, 3.5" under spine, 0.025" thick plate. Filed 11-12 ppi, 6* to 10* rake, ( depending on aggressiveness desired ) and no fleam.
    Typical 16" -- 16"...
  7. Thread: Am I crazy?

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    I have been using a cabinet bench for about 30...

    I have been using a cabinet bench for about 30 years. My planes are kept in a couple of drawers, my saws in other drawers, and of course my chisels, marking gauges etc. in yet another. The drawers...
  8. Thread: Sad News

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    Just an FYI. I, with the help of some folks at...

    Just an FYI. I, with the help of some folks at WoodNet, have met my goal and in fact exceeded the goal a lot quicker than I thought we would. So I will probably let this go the rest of the week....
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    Sounds like some good smokin wood to me. Mix in a...

    Sounds like some good smokin wood to me. Mix in a little apple and oh we are smokin now. :)
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    From what I understand, some of the tool boxes?,...

    From what I understand, some of the tool boxes?, are made just south of St. Louis. Just looked at some at Lowes tonight, myself. Says "Made in the USA" on them.
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    Jet vs older Delta shaper

    Long story short I had sold my 5 hp shaper a few years ago. Been kicking myself ever since. Recently picked up a Delta 3 hp version in very good condition for a good price. (431 )
    Of course, I have...
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    What the others said. Very nice.

    What the others said. Very nice.
  13. Thread: Sad News

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    Having lost several close family members and a...

    Having lost several close family members and a few other set backs these last couple of years, I can not imagine how tough it would be to loose my home, shop, etc. Especially my shop. ( My...
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    Just my 2 pennies worth. I would concur with...

    Just my 2 pennies worth. I would concur with Stewie. While improper set can be a problem, I have found in my limited experience that technique is more common. There is a natural tendency to rotate...
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    Short story: Once upon a time in a dynamics class...

    Short story: Once upon a time in a dynamics class the question was asked of the instructor, who was an older (pre computer) engineer, why we have to go through all the calculous, diffy Q, etc. when...
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    yep. "necessary for fire: fuel (any substance...

    yep. "necessary for fire: fuel (any substance that can undergo combustion), heat (heat energy sufficient to release vapor from the fuel and cause ignition), oxidizing agent (air containing...
  17. Thread: Latest saws

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    "What's the process for the resin infusion? I...

    "What's the process for the resin infusion? I assume it's similar to what Blue Spruce does with their chisel handles and mallets? It seems pretty impressive as far as durability. I've seen Chris...
  18. Thread: Latest saws

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    Hi Adam. Sorry, I don't get on here too...

    Hi Adam.
    Sorry, I don't get on here too often, these days.
    I won't go into the whole back story. You may begin to hear soap opera music in the back ground if I did. It suffice to say it has...
  19. Thread: Latest saws

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    Latest saws

    As many already know I haven't been taking any custom orders, due to various issues. From time to time I just rebel and wander back to my shop or find another distraction to take a break.
    I...
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    Correct. However one should consider...

    Correct. However one should consider excessive striking force can cause the wood to push outward as well creating that wedging effect and splitting the wood. You can only compress so much wood...
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    Just my 2 cents worth. The maple burls and other...

    Just my 2 cents worth. The maple burls and other woods I have infused can take a beating and hold up well. The down side is that the wood is less elastic/ more brittle. So the thinner the wood the...
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    Just a couple of pennies worth. Bottom line....

    Just a couple of pennies worth. Bottom line. Square, round, trapezoidal, metal, plugged, or infused. As long as the mallet works well for the intended use and is comfortable in your hand for the...
  23. Well,I learn something new everyday. :) Thanks...

    Well,I learn something new everyday. :) Thanks for posting.
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    acme saw filer ...

    acme saw filer
    Sold my bench top model just a couple months ago or less, for $1,000.00. He picked it up. The vise was as pristine as it gets. Reportedly owned by an Amish family previously. Who...
  25. Thread: Saw Sets

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    Interesting thoughts on the two saw sets. The 42x...

    Interesting thoughts on the two saw sets. The 42x and 77. I have several of both. I do like the 77s for some larger saws and the 42x for the smaller saw teeth, But occasionally use the 77 with the...
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