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    One of my suggestions helped? First time for...

    One of my suggestions helped?

    First time for everything, I suppose.
    Good onya to finish the project - no one can take that from you.
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    I've often wondered why DC subscribes to any WW...

    I've often wondered why DC subscribes to any WW rag.

    His self-published website is more informative, better photographed and useful than 2/3 of the standard rate.

    No adverts for tools that...
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    No need to remake all the stretchers. Glue on...

    No need to remake all the stretchers.

    Glue on shims to fit the new mortice width (presuming the tenons align.
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    If the main feature of a split top is a central...

    If the main feature of a split top is a central batten, bench hooks can manage the same function.

    Easier construction means you can get onto other projects.
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    Sorry I wasn't clear a out that. You got the...

    Sorry I wasn't clear a out that.

    You got the gist.
    Since the joint will "show" sneaking up on it requires caution.
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    Norton makes a viable and readily available...

    Norton makes a viable and readily available waterstone.

    It fared well in testing, even on modern sintered steel.
    http://www.leevalley.com/en/newsletters/Woodworking/5/4/article1.htm
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    That gap is pretty close, already. I would be...

    That gap is pretty close, already. I would be inclined to assemble each piece on it's designated leg with a captured piece of fine "plumber's tape" facing the proud shoulder. Draw the tape through...
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    I have a set of large "firmer" chisels from...

    I have a set of large "firmer" chisels from Footprint, from the same era. The backs required extensive flattening and the steel is soft (not suitable for driving with a mallet).

    Current Narex...
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    This is an important point - automated tools...

    This is an important point - automated tools dictate their method of use and the user becomes an "operator".

    Certainly some processes are improved by simple power tools.
    Boring hundreds of small...
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    One piece "raised panels" from solid wood? ...

    One piece "raised panels" from solid wood?

    This production method is to woodworking what autotune is to popular music - an abominable ersatz approximation.

    Foo King Hideous
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    Sure. One requires a capable user to carry it...

    Sure.

    One requires a capable user to carry it to the job site, the other requires a supply chain.

    If your tools required a building permit, you're no Neanderthal.
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    +1 on HDPE runners. They're available in uniform...

    +1 on HDPE runners. They're available in uniform thicknesses from purveyors like Tickler. It's stable enough to last indefinitely (regardless of humidity) but soft enough to shape by hand. I apply...
  13. Brian is too modest to recommend his own blog....

    Brian is too modest to recommend his own blog.
    https://brianholcombewoodworker.com/2016/08/11/kanna-dai-prep/

    FYI - I've set up planes at home, Japanese and Western, in the manner JE suggests. ...
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    Deeper still: pursuing a craft connects us to...

    Deeper still: pursuing a craft connects us to those who came before. This elemental connection is severed by mechanization.

    Nobody will marvel at the skill of CNC programmers that designed flat...
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    Drop me a PM... I've spare wood body shoulder...

    Drop me a PM... I've spare wood body shoulder planes I could lend. FYI - the Veritas are excellent, but heavy.

    I found them reliable when "upright" but ended up with sloping tenon's, if used...
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    Is that your "surgical black" whetstone on the...

    Is that your "surgical black" whetstone on the right?

    My "hard Arkansas" looks much like it.
    The grading of these isn't uniform by all purveyors.

    ...
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    https://www.gelpro.com/ Where you stand for...

    https://www.gelpro.com/

    Where you stand for sharpening.
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    I carve a sort of "valley" along the top, where I...

    I carve a sort of "valley" along the top, where I want the kerf to start. That's as simple as scoring two knife lines, pointed at each other.
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    Which stones to hone?

    Which stones to hone?
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    Izzat TG at the shavehorse, with a new "Gandalf"...

    Izzat TG at the shavehorse, with a new "Gandalf" beard?
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    Those are sweet. Any special sharpening...

    Those are sweet.

    Any special sharpening required?
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    Gotcha. These are at least 10" blades.

    Gotcha. These are at least 10" blades.
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    There should be "starter" teeth as AH mentions. ...

    There should be "starter" teeth as AH mentions.

    If the saw has been refiled, consider a chisel cut on your cut line for the first pass to follow.

    I use my bench knife to form a groove for this...
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    Check your PM

    Check your PM
  25. Stay away - far away. ...

    Stay away - far away.

    https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?248811-Just-a-question-about-Bench-Dog-planes&p=2622482#post2622482
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