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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.

    jtk
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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...
  8. Thread: Recent Work

    by Jim Koepke
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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.

    jtk
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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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    Sticky: 481298481299481300481303481302 You know you...

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  19. My parking strategy at Home Depot or Lowes...

    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...
  20. Thread: Bench seat

    by Jim Koepke
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    There are some wood body "compass" planes that...

    There are some wood body "compass" planes that have curvature from toe to heel and side to side. These were, and still are, used for shaping chair seats and other free hand concave work.

    Are you...
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    This did stimulate my interest but without a...

    This did stimulate my interest but without a passport, beside being a long drive for me, it was just a little rousing.

    jtk
  22. It appears some manager has a hair stuck up some...

    It appears some manager has a hair stuck up some place where the sun don't shine.

    Maybe a visit from The American Association of People with Disabilities > https://www.aapd.com/ < would help them...
  23. Thread: Bench seat

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    My clarity on this is a bit foggy. Do you want a...

    My clarity on this is a bit foggy. Do you want a slightly concave surface to the center for the full length?

    If that is the case a Stanley compass plane may not be the best tool. For a little...
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    A shelf to dado glue joint is not real strong...

    A shelf to dado glue joint is not real strong being end grain to face grain. Any chance you can use dowels? Almost all of my shelves use dowels for added strength.

    Another way would be to use a...
  25. If you go into the contractor's entrance at Home...

    If you go into the contractor's entrance at Home Depot or Lowes you will see it as both entrance and exit. The others are for controlling customer flow and such. Grocery stores have a different...
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