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    I have a Stanley #18 and use it. I do not have...

    I have a Stanley #18 and use it. I do not have any complaints about it compared with other sliding bevels. It does an excellent job of holding an angle. I have no doubt it would be reliable for minor...
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    I would partially shape the blade, then heat...

    I would partially shape the blade, then heat treat. A too-thin bevel when heat treated will be vulnerable. Removing some of the waste when the steel is soft appears to be a good idea. It is likely to...
  3. Bram, those scratches will not affect the use....

    Bram, those scratches will not affect the use. They are more likely to effect your enthusiasm to use the plane ... until you desensitise your disappointment in regard to the scratches. I love the...
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    Nicely said, Brian. Those who understand what...

    Nicely said, Brian.

    Those who understand what it takes to reach this level of work are less likely to argue the price. There are lesser products available for less cost if money is a limit. And...
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    Hi Brian Nice looking piece! Were the...

    Hi Brian

    Nice looking piece!

    Were the drawers on runners or fitted to the case? And what was the drawer construction?

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    I wrote at the beginning of the thread that my...

    I wrote at the beginning of the thread that my go-to backsaw for tenons is a 14” Gramercy sash saw. This is 13 tpi, which makes it closer to a large dovetail saw. A decade ago, when CS wrote about...
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    It must be about 10 years since this photo was...

    It must be about 10 years since this photo was taken ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/bwSy1mkx/LN-plow-plane-zpsrmksoznn-1.jpg

    If LN go with this design, which is similar to this 1882 Miller Plough by...
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    The choice of mortice-and-tenon vs sliding...

    The choice of mortice-and-tenon vs sliding dovetail is horses for courses. The strength advantage lies with a M&T, especially if it is pinned or drawbored. However, a sliding dovetail takes up less...
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    Bob, I do not sand between coats of shellac....

    Bob, I do not sand between coats of shellac. There is no real grain-raising. However I use a grey pad (400 grit) to denib the surface.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    In my limited experience with Cherry, it tends to...

    In my limited experience with Cherry, it tends to blotch when finished directly with oil. Shellac appears to be better at achieving an even colour.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Jim, while I share this attitude with you, I...

    Jim, while I share this attitude with you, I accept that there are many reason to purchase tools. Some just like to buy, own and display their tools. They may never use them. Others pride themselves...
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    Well said, Patrick. I know Chris very well. I...

    Well said, Patrick.

    I know Chris very well. I am proud to count him among my friends. He is an extremely talented toolmaker, and there are few in the woodworking world with his ability. He...
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    Well thanks Warren. I'm sure that will do to kill...

    Well thanks Warren. I'm sure that will do to kill this thread.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    I have the #18, and it is very good. However, the...

    I have the #18, and it is very good. However, the Vesper is a lot more solid, easier to adjust and gorgeous to boot.

    It's like comparing a Stanley to a Holtey. Both can do the job, but one is...
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    Very nice box, Dom. I assume that you marked it...

    Very nice box, Dom. I assume that you marked it out with a Versper-made Cohen knife? :)

    Perhaps you should talk Chris into a range of your custom boxes for his gauges. They are worthy of each...
  16. Hi Terence, prior to purchasing a Hammer K3 close...

    Hi Terence, prior to purchasing a Hammer K3 close to 3 years ago, my table saw set up for 20-odd years was very similar to yours. Here’s what I had ...
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    Bob, I paste from postimage.org where the I scale...

    Bob, I paste from postimage.org where the I scale the images between 23-24cm high using Photoshop Elements.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    I guess I'm a slow learner, Tom :) .... but I...

    I guess I'm a slow learner, Tom :)

    .... but I do not recall anyone else reporting on this.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Steve, not a dumb suggestion. I have a “kit” from...

    Steve, not a dumb suggestion. I have a “kit” from Felder, which consists of an insert for the groove, to which a ply table is added. This creates a table on a table, with the upper table able to...
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    Hi Andy It’s a little egocentric of me to...

    Hi Andy

    It’s a little egocentric of me to expect you to be aware that I only work with rough sawn timbers and never with panels. I do have a circular saw, but find it easier to crosscut to rough...
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    Andy, I do not own a track saw. 98% of the time...

    Andy, I do not own a track saw. 98% of the time my slider is long enough. The work around does a terrific job, and takes a couple of minutes to set up and saw. I could easily get around 100" in...
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    My favourite saw for furniture tenons is the 14"...

    My favourite saw for furniture tenons is the 14" Gramercy Sash Saw. I believe that this is 13 tpi and a combination filing. It is perfect for medium-sized tenons and used most of the time. I love...
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    Moxon OTT, but oh so nice feature :)

    Here is an overhead of my Moxon vise in the closed position ..


    https://i.postimg.cc/RVHLPNGm/Moxon-spring2.jpg


    When I loosen the wheels now, the jaw automatically opens about 30mm ...

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    With steel screws, I added bronze bushings to...

    With steel screws, I added bronze bushings to reduce wear. The bushings needed to be reamed out as the tight tolerance caused them to bind when the chop was moved. A loose fit is necessary and...
  25. Matthew, my Hammer K3 runs parallel to the blade....

    Matthew, my Hammer K3 runs parallel to the blade. Theoretically, I imagine that, if the slider runs slightly toe out, you may get a fractionally rougher cut as the saw teeth are not hitting squarely....
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