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  1. Same here. We deposited it in our savings...

    Same here. We deposited it in our savings accounts. Some of the money was used to pay our son-in-law to do work around here. More may be used to pay another handyman to do some more work. Though...
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    Greatcatalog is used by MJDonnely Tool Sales. My...

    Greatcatalog is used by MJDonnely Tool Sales. My last purchase of a blade from them was rather unsatisfying. Clean and ready to use was deeply pitted and needing a few hours of work.

    jtk
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    You might try Home Depot >...

    You might try Home Depot > https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rack-A-Tiers-Auger-Bit-File-AUFILE/303355467

    These may have to be special ordered. They may be in the stores.

    Everything is going crazy on...
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    Rabbet planes have bit me a few times. My lesson...

    Rabbet planes have bit me a few times. My lesson has been learned.

    Strange that most of my blood letting these days isn't caused by sharp steel. Today something in the freezer got me on the back...
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    Here is an old thread on a shop made tenon router...

    Here is an old thread on a shop made tenon router > https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?36807 <

    The images are hosted on photobucket so they might be difficult to see the images but you can...
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    There are quite a few listings of planes by...

    There are quite a few listings of planes by Stanely

    Just took a stroll through the completed listings for > router plane < It is shocking what even incomplete router planes are fetching. There are...
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    Tim, Here is a booklet you may want to download >...

    Tim, Here is a booklet you may want to download > https://www.toolemerapress.com/2019/09/museum-books-how-to-select-use-and-care-for-bits-1939-the-irwin-auger-bit-company.html

    Even though it is an...
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    Good to see you got the plane working. A sharp...

    Good to see you got the plane working.

    A sharp blade and a little sole lube works wonders.

    It helps to also wax the fence.

    jtk
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    LN has been a good vendor to me over the years....

    LN has been a good vendor to me over the years. My inquiry about getting a replacement toe plate for my LN #62 must have landed on the wrong desk or someone new.

    The plane does work well but at...
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    Having grown up with Peet's in my 'backyard' they...

    Having grown up with Peet's in my 'backyard' they have been my choice for over 50 years.

    My regular morning cup is their Major Dickason's Blend®.

    Since my heart surgery my doctors would prefer...
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    You may need to flip the adjuster nut upside...

    You may need to flip the adjuster nut upside down. On my Sargent router a 1/4" wooden base was added. This negates the need to flip the adjuster.

    jtk
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    434278 434279 jtk

    434278

    434279

    jtk
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    It seems shocking what many tools are bringing on...

    It seems shocking what many tools are bringing on ebay.

    Part of it is ebay is no longer the wide open free for all it used to be years ago. There were a lot of people who were making income by...
  14. Thread: Serendipity

    by Jim Koepke
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    Serendipity

    The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.

    This was on a friend's Facebook page:

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    Not sure if it is beneficial, but it is a kind of happy...
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    Thanks Ken. One of my mortising habits is to...

    Thanks Ken. One of my mortising habits is to listen to the feedback from the chisel. It makes a different sound when it is actually moving wood as opposed to when it is about to get stuck in the...
  16. From Ron Hock's web site: Why would...

    From Ron Hock's web site:



    Why would someone want an A2 blade in a low angle block plane if you need to use an angle to make your effective working angle steeper than a bench plane?

    It would...
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    Methods to the Mortise Madness

    My bench project is progressing slowly but surely being juggled with many other chores.

    Currently the labor revolves around building the leg structures. The stretchers from front to back are 4x4...
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    Knowing which snakes are which has kept me from...

    Knowing which snakes are which has kept me from being afraid of snakes and aware of which ones to stay away from.

    Mostly here in the west all we have are rattle snakes to cause worry.

    Came...
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    A beautiful piece. One of my dreams is of...

    A beautiful piece.

    One of my dreams is of having SYP available on the west coast.



    Doug fir may be a bit easier. My current project has me pounding out some 3" deep 1X2-1/2" mortises.
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    You are welcome Tony. My recollection is Keen...

    You are welcome Tony.

    My recollection is Keen Kutter also had a ring around the top of some socket chisels, though it wasn't knurled.

    jtk
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    Mine are sometimes used on a saw bench with a top...

    Mine are sometimes used on a saw bench with a top of 2X material. For those it helps to have the bullet catch closer to the flat. Otherwise when they are in the down position the might fall out.
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  22. Thread: Saw advice

    by Jim Koepke
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    One thing that seems to be helping to improve my...

    One thing that seems to be helping to improve my sawing is to watch the reflection on the saw plate. For 90º cuts it should look like an extension of the piece being cut. Being off vertical makes the...
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    Surely it isn't just me looking forward to seeing...

    Surely it isn't just me looking forward to seeing some images of your new saw when you give it a test drive.

    jtk
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    First a little history from >...

    First a little history from > https://virginiatoolworks.com/2012/04/23/stanley-vs-bailey-a-short-history/ :



    There have been a few different brand marks which included 'Defiance' in the name....
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    Mine is stamped Stanley on the blade: 434142 ...

    Mine is stamped Stanley on the blade:

    434142

    The knurling doesn't show well in this image. The handle had really ratty leather at the top so it was sawn off.

    Be aware that a lot of the...
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