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  1. Use a small hammer, my favorite is an...

    Use a small hammer, my favorite is an upholsterer's hammer or a wooden mallet made on my lathe:

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    Use a light hand to tap the blade.

    jtk
  2. My washroom cabinets are made with dovetails and...

    My washroom cabinets are made with dovetails and hold together well with all kinds of laundry supplies and canned food with no sign of a problem.

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    My suggestion is to have the tails on...
  3. If the leather is particularly soft it is likely...

    If the leather is particularly soft it is likely to give a little rounding to the edge.

    Stropping is an art all to itself. My experimentation with the strop has shown me that careless stropping...
  4. Howdy Evan, There are options. You mentioned...

    Howdy Evan,

    There are options. You mentioned using a hammer to adjust the lateral settings. This works well for me on a type 4 Stanley #6. Over time my fingers have become adept at setting the...
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    There are a lot of possibilities that will likely...

    There are a lot of possibilities that will likely never be seen as long as there are many who refuse to believe there is any possibility of anthropomorphic induced climate change. In a state that is...
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    Sometimes stopping to sharpen a chisel is a...

    Sometimes stopping to sharpen a chisel is a better choice than to change chisels. Other times it can be beneficial to keep the work on track.

    Sometimes even if there are more chisels at hand work...
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    Google has quite a variety of meanings listed for...

    Google has quite a variety of meanings listed for SWDs from Singing While Drunk to a Polish sniper rifle.



    As Lee said, obviously you have no idea about commuting. A walk with a cup of coffee...
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    Try cats. George would get up before dawn wanting...

    Try cats. George would get up before dawn wanting out. He was attacked by some creature one night so we tended to make him stay in. Since then we acquired a pair of kittens. George no gets his wish...
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    Has any of the "new technology" in the fossil...

    Has any of the "new technology" in the fossil fuel arena turned around the emission of green house gases? One "new technology" is fracking. He has been linked to causing the fouling of ground water...
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    My wife laughed when asked about this. She is AB...

    My wife laughed when asked about this. She is AB positive. She is also receptive of the paranormal or psychic.

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    However, an electric oven contributes less than a...

    However, an electric oven contributes less than a gas oven if the electric oven is powered by a renewable source.

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    "Cheap energy" is mostly cheap due to tax payer...

    "Cheap energy" is mostly cheap due to tax payer supported incentives to the fossil fuel industry. A gradual removal of these with them being redirected toward renewable energy sources would be a...
  13. Return the Unicorn… What Was Old is New Again?

    While seated comfortably in the reading room and thumbing through an old Fine Woodworking (#39) from 1983 this article came to my attention:

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    This guy was old in 1983. His technique was...
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    If one wants to be a woodworker they need to...

    If one wants to be a woodworker they need to learn to enjoy sharpening, there will be a lot of it.

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    Lie Nielsen and Lee Valley are both having...

    Lie Nielsen and Lee Valley are both having trouble with production due to the corona virus.

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    The first question would be do you have your...

    The first question would be do you have your TimeMachine on an external disk?

    My recollection of this is a bit fuzzy. My applications were backed up in TimeMachine when upgrading computers about 4...
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    Sorry if my reply caused confusion. My purpose...

    Sorry if my reply caused confusion. My purpose was to add on to what you said.

    If the forests are to be well managed it will take human effort which comes at a cost. Sadly for some it makes a...
  18. My brother used to sell fireplace inserts. He...

    My brother used to sell fireplace inserts. He would hire me to help him deliver and install them. Most of these were for burning wood. In California a licensed pipe fitter was required to connect a...
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    My area is semi forested. Should the state come...

    My area is semi forested. Should the state come in an rake it or legislate that the property owner has to clear the land?

    Much of the land is private. Not sure if the state sells timber rights or...
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    It makes it more interesting for people to talk...

    It makes it more interesting for people to talk about. The Ancestry site saying one's lineage is traced back to the Magna Carta better than saying they think a family line can be traced back to some...
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    There is a Record #5-1/2 currently listed in the...

    There is a Record #5-1/2 currently listed in the SMC Classifieds.

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    Yes, the relationship of 3/4" and 19mm is pretty...

    Yes, the relationship of 3/4" and 19mm is pretty standard for automobile lug nuts. 0.05mm is less than 0.002". Most all of my 3/4" auger bits are off by more than that.

    In the land of "close...
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    My recollection is it can be used for cutting...

    My recollection is it can be used for cutting gaskets.

    Here is a different version:

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    Oops, a little deeper and this appeared:

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    It is helpful to have various tools match in...

    It is helpful to have various tools match in size. A mortise in a style is one example. Running a slot with an undersized plow blade can be a mess if the mortise chisel is slightly larger. Going the...
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    Another problem is my metric blades made for a...

    Another problem is my metric blades made for a Record #405 are different than another manufacturer's choice for size. Some makers use 18mm for 3/4" others use 20mm. Some make 25mm equivalent to 1"...
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