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  1. I've only dropped one plane iron in my life. It...

    I've only dropped one plane iron in my life. It was my dumb luck that it ended up embedded in my ankle, severing two tendons (neither of which could be repaired surgically). Count yourself lucky!
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    I want one of the Veritas #1s, now that I know...

    I want one of the Veritas #1s, now that I know they exist. Very cool!
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    Beautifully done. They look highly functional as...

    Beautifully done. They look highly functional as well.
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    I use wooden planes almost exclusively in my...

    I use wooden planes almost exclusively in my furniture work (the only iron plane that sees any regular use is a LN #9), and have done so for the better part of two decades. Those same wooden planes...
  5. When you measured the sole for flatness, was the...

    When you measured the sole for flatness, was the plane assembled with the blade retracted? Wooden planes, especially transitionals, are prone to flexing. For the same reason, flatten the plane with...
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    I started building a small shed roof addition to...

    I started building a small shed roof addition to my woodshop. It was going to just be a porch at first (hence the slightly odd framing) but I decided to wall it in. Just 8x12 but it doubles my floor...
  7. I would bore them out then pare to my layout...

    I would bore them out then pare to my layout lines. It's quick and accurate.
  8. In order of use: my moving fillister, my Old...

    In order of use:
    my moving fillister, my Old Street Tools square rabbet, my hag's tooth router, my plow, my LN 271 mini router, everything else.
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    Greg, I'm a dedicated hand tool user. I don't...

    Greg, I'm a dedicated hand tool user. I don't have any of the power tools you mention, though I did have most of the traditional tailed apprentices early on in my woodworking career. The only power...
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    I never would have guessed this, but it turns out...

    I never would have guessed this, but it turns out that it was the tongue cutting iron from a large set of tongue and groove planes. I discovered this last Saturday when said iron slipped out of the...
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    I'm a certified and USPAP-compliant personal...

    I'm a certified and USPAP-compliant personal property appraiser (stuff, not land/ buildings). An important thing to note about Antiques Roadshow and the like is that they almost always give insurance...
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    Whatever method you go with, especially the score...

    Whatever method you go with, especially the score and snap technique, be sure to wear proper safety glasses. Take it from someone who has had rusted metal shards ground (yes, ground...) out of his...
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    Agreed! Thankful for you all. Hope you're all...

    Agreed! Thankful for you all. Hope you're all staying safe and sane!
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    Agree 100% with Mr. Guest, grind it out and see...

    Agree 100% with Mr. Guest, grind it out and see what happens.
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    Fishtail chisels

    I have used them but, like Tony and Warren, I always end going back to my old standby, deep overcuts with the saw and using a narrow chisel to clean up if/when necessary. It works fine for me. That...
  16. Don't overlook wooden jack planes. They work just...

    Don't overlook wooden jack planes. They work just as well as anything else, can be had extremely inexpensively, and they are very easy to use for extended periods of time due to their light weight.
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    I use no power tools of any sort in my...

    I use no power tools of any sort in my woodworking, right down to the treadle grinding wheel I use for sharpening. I do have electric lights that I use when taking pictures or when working at night...
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    If you can't find a key that fits, you can...

    If you can't find a key that fits, you can tighten and loosen the chuck with a pair of screwdrivers. One in the hole and another against the check teeth levering against the screwdriver in the hole....
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    I have and use both. There is no functional...

    I have and use both. There is no functional difference that I can attribute to the back material. Go with whichever best suits your aesthetic sense and your wallet.
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    I'm 6'5" and work at a 34" bench. I use wooden...

    I'm 6'5" and work at a 34" bench. I use wooden planes pretty much exclusively so, when planing, it is effectively about 36" tall. for closeup benchwork like dovetails, I sit down on a sawbench to do...
  21. Four or five years ago, my local hardware had...

    Four or five years ago, my local hardware had bottles of Tite Bond LHG clearanced out for $0.79 a bottle. They were, of course, past the date on the bottle but, nevertheless, I bought all they had on...
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    If we are counting molding and joinery planes......

    If we are counting molding and joinery planes... literally hundreds. If we are just counting bench planes... dozens. I stopped counting a long time ago.
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    I used to use handscrews a lot for various...

    I used to use handscrews a lot for various workholding operations but they have largely been replaced by my raamtangs (large wedge powered clamp / vises). They still see limited use for clamping but...
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    Sometimes.......

    Sometimes....
    https://www.theeatoncountyjoinery.com/uploads/6/7/7/8/6778367/4891200.jpg?300
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    Patrick is one of the best. I've bought many...

    Patrick is one of the best. I've bought many things from him, most notably my c. 1770 set of Gabriel hollows and rounds.
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