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    A good pile of rust. My hunting hasn't turned up...

    A good pile of rust. My hunting hasn't turned up a broad axe of yet.

    jtk
  2. Marinus, you and Andrew are in agreement with a...

    Marinus, you and Andrew are in agreement with a point of mine also presented earlier in this thread. There is no reason to abrade the sole of a plane without evidence of a problem.

    My set up does...
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    My memory of plumber's tape is influenced by...

    My memory of plumber's tape is influenced by being around a few who worked in the trade during the 1950s. This was when a stick of pipe dope was used on the joints and plumber's tape was a roll of...
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    Link to ebay, NO! Item number, okay. jtk

    Link to ebay, NO!

    Item number, okay.

    jtk
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    My microwave has about as many buttons. My...

    My microwave has about as many buttons. My solution was to figure out the ones needed for my cooking (numbers and start) and ignore the rest. The only time any of the other buttons are read is after...
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    Okay, LOL! jtk

    Okay, LOL!

    jtk
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    It can be done with a small vise and files. All...

    It can be done with a small vise and files. All you need are the correct key blanks.

    jtk
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    Another frightening thought… AI = Amazon...

    Another frightening thought…

    AI = Amazon Intelligence?

    jtk
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    Maybe we should be thankful of Artificial...

    Maybe we should be thankful of Artificial Intelligence still being of lesser intelligence. With a few more improvements it might be able to convince us to buy or do things that are not really to our...
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    One of the on line retail sellers of clothes...

    One of the on line retail sellers of clothes always sends me a special order code for as much as 25% off on my next order after my order is shipped.

    Most of the time my purchase is configured to...
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    The first clue should have been the machine...

    The first clue should have been the machine changing its statement about not being able to duplicate your key.

    When a machine does the same thing twice with different results, there is something...
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    Methinks you have confused going to bed with...

    Methinks you have confused going to bed with being asleep. :D

    jtk
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    Thanks Tom, Bench build images are an inspiration...

    Thanks Tom, Bench build images are an inspiration for me to get out and work on my own bench.

    My firewood cutting is just about done. Then other things can be pursued.

    jtk
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    Roy Underhill once demonstrated a trick for this...

    Roy Underhill once demonstrated a trick for this kind of mismatch of tenon shoulders. With the joint held closed, he used a saw on the side of the joint opposite the gap. This effectively trimmed the...
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    You may be able to clean it up. You will never...

    You may be able to clean it up. You will never see what may be seen if it is left rusty.

    jtk
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    One of my bosses from a long time ago would...

    One of my bosses from a long time ago would always complain, "we don't have time to do it right, but we always find time to do it over."

    Good help is hard to find. Too many workers will work...
  17. How long do you suppose it will be before there...

    How long do you suppose it will be before there iis a listing for just the handle hardware for those who want to make their own handles?

    jtk
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    If you find the STANLEY stamp the patent dates...

    If you find the STANLEY stamp the patent dates should be stamped above and below giving three lines of text. If the lever has been sanded a few times to remove rust, it could have been sanded away. ...
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    For some this might make it easier to transport a few chisels for work outside the shop.

    For others it might be the option of installing a special purpose handle.

    For me some old Buck Brothers...
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    Your welcome, does your plane have a lateral...

    Your welcome, does your plane have a lateral adjuster lever?



    That one slipped by me.

    jtk
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    How does one go about getting the govt involved...

    How does one go about getting the govt involved over robo calls?

    jtk
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    Patrick's Blood & Gore mentions that plane was...

    Patrick's Blood & Gore mentions that plane was made from 1870 to 1934.

    There are a few things that could put a narrower time period on it.

    One would be the logo stamped on the blade if it is...
  23. Not too many of my ebay dealings were boat...

    Not too many of my ebay dealings were boat anchors. Most of the time my search was for planes that looked like a good source of parts. Some might label me a bottom fisher. It paid off in that my...
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    Craftsman tools were not the sexiest tools in the...

    Craftsman tools were not the sexiest tools in the box, but they were dependable and easy to replace if something went wrong.

    jtk
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    She doesn't say anything about it. Besides she...

    She doesn't say anything about it. Besides she stays up much later than me. It used to be the other way around with her going to bed early and me being the night owl.

    jtk
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