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    Use an impact DRIVER - not an impact wrench. ...

    Use an impact DRIVER - not an impact wrench.

    An impact driver looks like a big steel screwdriver. You whack it with a heavy hammer and it cams the screw out. Very effective.

    Impact...
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    I got a set of the unpolished Two Cherries...

    I got a set of the unpolished Two Cherries chisels after hearing the siren song about the evils of machine polishing ruining geometry...

    I should have gotten the polished ones, as the unpolished...
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    O1 is good stuff, but it's pretty new on the...

    O1 is good stuff, but it's pretty new on the grand scheme of things.

    The better chisels of old were simply clean, fine grained, plain high carbon steel. The big thing was always heat treating...
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    My most prized local rust hunt finds are quality...

    My most prized local rust hunt finds are quality old squares and measuring tools. I managed to find a few Starrett and Brown and Sharpe units, which are wonderful.

    Unfortunately, this area is...
  5. The truth is that quality is where you find it. ...

    The truth is that quality is where you find it. Check the plane before you buy it. Check the sole with a straight edge and a good square. Doing this, you will reject a lot of "Collector" gems,...
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    It says something that there are seemingly large...

    It says something that there are seemingly large performance differences between various plane irons and chisels, because the alloys used on volume production stuff (not boutique/experimental) seems...
  7. Yep, that was the lesson in the die shop as well...

    Yep, that was the lesson in the die shop as well whe we were working on big, heavy die plates and such... Get your parts out of the way. Let it fall. While it's no fun, it's a lot easier to fix a...
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    I've actually gotten the best bang for the buck...

    I've actually gotten the best bang for the buck replacing the chipbreakers with Hock units. It made a GIANT improvement getting rid of chatter and making everything work better.

    I've tried a...
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    It's sort of true, but it also ignores that those...

    It's sort of true, but it also ignores that those same people basically kicked off the resurgence of high end chisels we currently enjoy... So while perhaps A2 has it's limitations, it also allowed...
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    We've been through like 8 of them at work. I...

    We've been through like 8 of them at work. I have nothing but good things to say about them, especially with fine dust handling.
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    I became acquainted with sliced fingers soon...

    I became acquainted with sliced fingers soon after I bought my first Blue Spruce chisels, back in Ye Olde Days Before Lie Nielsen chisels when they were the only high end chisel game in town...

    I...
  12. It's worth checking your iron after some use to...

    It's worth checking your iron after some use to see if the edge is chipping/rolling or if it's wearing. If it's smooth but worn - it may be the steel.. If it's chipping or rolled, increasing the...
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    I don't think you will have any issues with a...

    I don't think you will have any issues with a genuine LN iron. Those guys are very particular about their steel and heat treatment.

    If this was a discussion of A2 vs O1 in general - my opinion...
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    I've also seen that some of the newer diamond...

    I've also seen that some of the newer diamond plates were "scratchy"... This can be a handy thing with knives, as it helps "bite" in a cut.... But not so much on chisels and planes... Like...
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    Remember guys.... There was a recession that...

    Remember guys.... There was a recession that lasted almost 10 years.

    Every single skilled trade is dealing with this exact same issue - not just construction.... Welding, industrial...
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    You guys have reminded me that it is time to do a...

    You guys have reminded me that it is time to do a workshop tools purge. As you guys have also noticed - it's easy to end up with a bunch of stuff I don't use but somebody else would probably...
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    Looking good.... You can’t turn back now... ...

    Looking good.... You can’t turn back now... It’s officially a Real Boat Build...
  18. Ah yes. I think we are in 2 different worlds...

    Ah yes. I think we are in 2 different worlds here my friend.

    I am looking for a power boat.....

    I understand that a 10hp is way too much for a small sailing skiff, dory, or pram sort...
  19. Care to narrow it down a bit... There are 670...

    Care to narrow it down a bit... There are 670 sets of boat plans listed there. ;) ;).

    Another decent looking skiff is the Bateau fs12. I think I favor one with a small v in the hull...
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    The Laguna Pflux is very quiet compared to my...

    The Laguna Pflux is very quiet compared to my typical dust collector.... I am very impressed by what they did with the thing.
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    Often for me - it takes several gos at it.. ...

    Often for me - it takes several gos at it.. Always clamp it to a form and let it dry a couple days. Soak, steam, then clamp... Undo it a couple days later to see how it came out. Lather...
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    Just try it out and see how it goes.... BUT.......

    Just try it out and see how it goes.... BUT.... be prepared for it to not be enough.

    A small 12v electric trolling motor (30-50# thrust) will do fine on the back of a 15 sailboat like that...
  23. Suggestions for a small outboard powered stitch and glue skiff

    Hey guys.

    Looking for suggestions for a short outboard powered skiff. I would prefer something stitch and glue construction. I have an older Johnson 9.5hp for power.

    A few I have...
  24. I like Windex but honestly - spit works better...

    I like Windex but honestly - spit works better than anything else.

    I will I’ll have to give the pencil eraser a go...
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    Warren, Do you own and use any Aldi chisels? ...

    Warren,

    Do you own and use any Aldi chisels? My understanding is that you do most of your work with 17th and 18th century laminated chisels.....
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