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  1. I reach my limit with inches when I run into the...

    I reach my limit with inches when I run into the need to take half of 23-11/16. Then I tend to convert using the calculator on my phone and maybe convert back to inches if need be.

    Also, when...
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    Fritz, you didn't specify how you flatten the...

    Fritz, you didn't specify how you flatten the 8000 stone. I use 220 grit wet/dry sandpaper. If you do that, read on; otherwise, skip this post.

    Looking at the all-over slurry after lifting the...
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    My goal is to use the machines to get the stock...

    My goal is to use the machines to get the stock close to foursquare, but I almost never assume the work is finished until I use the planes to refine the surfaces.

    – I use the jointer to take out...
  4. Well, I stand corrected. Thank you for setting...

    Well, I stand corrected. Thank you for setting me straight. I haven't shopped for either product, but you can't avoid the constant barrage of ads for new Sawstops. I think I was looking at the...
  5. Glenn, thanks for the Wiki post. My Unisaw is...

    Glenn, thanks for the Wiki post. My Unisaw is from the Pentair/Delta Machinery era, and it has always seemed to me like it was "built to last." So far, I've had no need for replacement parts.
    ...
  6. Randy, I thought the same as Derek and Jim when I...

    Randy, I thought the same as Derek and Jim when I saw your post. You could also consider cutting several more bandsaw kerfs into the space to be voided; that would make your sawing and chiseling...
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    I have received my six REVO Jr. clamps, so I'll...

    I have received my six REVO Jr. clamps, so I'll answer the question I raised: the moving jaw does indeed slide down if you let go of the raised handle, and this can lead to a painful finger jam if...
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    Bryan, thanks for this observation. My new Jrs...

    Bryan, thanks for this observation. My new Jrs are also out of square at the receiving end like yours, but I notice they close up upon tightening. I'd rather have them "out leaning in" than "out...
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    Sweet dovetails, David. I'm following your lead...

    Sweet dovetails, David. I'm following your lead and hope to get there sometime soon.
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    Rob, Iím celebrating with you. Nice work. Write...

    Rob, Iím celebrating with you. Nice work. Write the date on the inside of that one.
  11. Kendall, in my area I found a local woodworkers'...

    Kendall, in my area I found a local woodworkers' club that is fairly active. Since I joined, I've seen that there are a number of folks within a few miles of me who would probably meet the...
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    truncated threads?

    I recently found a thread titled "My Camber blade round suit finally came," started in 2011 and then picked up again in 2016. I stepped in (2020) with a reply. Since then I have only been shown...
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    Rob, a few weeks ago I posted a step-by-step...

    Rob, a few weeks ago I posted a step-by-step method to keep photos upright. Iím outside on my phone right now and canít look it up, and after a venti summer libation Iím too relaxed to tap it out...
  14. Iíve owned a 3 HP Unisaw with a 52-in Biesemeier...

    Iíve owned a 3 HP Unisaw with a 52-in Biesemeier for almost 20 years. It is in constant use. I admit I have only lubed it once. Itís a great saw that has never let me down, even when ripping 3Ē ash. ...
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    Well, still no one has enlightened me on the...

    Well, still no one has enlightened me on the slide-down question, but on the strength of your recommendation, Frederick, I sprang for the Rockler sale set: 2 each of 18Ē, 24Ē, and 36Ē Revo Jrs. for...
  16. Seems thereís some mystery surrounding sharpening...

    Seems thereís some mystery surrounding sharpening and the camber in particular.

    Goodness knows Iím no expert, but if you want to build the skills to sharpen perfectly and quickly, every time, I...
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    I stumbled upon this 7-year-old thread with a...

    I stumbled upon this 7-year-old thread with a four-year gap because Rockler is about to put a six-clamp Revo Jr. set on sale for an average of $30 per clamp, and I'm wondering if I should jump. Like...
  18. He's a student like you.

    He's a student like you.
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    Mike, since I became aware of them a few weeks...

    Mike, since I became aware of them a few weeks ago, I have kept your first two dovetail instructionals open as active tabs in my browser, and I refer to them liberally. As a public service to the...
  20. Early this month I ordered a set of router plane...

    Early this month I ordered a set of router plane blades on my phone and the next day mistakenly ordered them again on my laptop. Senior moment. When the second set (promptly) arrived I retraced my...
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    A few weeks after I discovered SMC, I was running...

    A few weeks after I discovered SMC, I was running into trouble with my jointer. I turned to the Creek and described my problem. Three or four folks chimed in with different facets of the absolute...
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    When I saw the topic line in the Power Tool...

    When I saw the topic line in the Power Tool forum, I winced. Still, your Neanderthal tool of choice has a nasty bite of its own.

    Sorry to hear about this, but for my part I have to thank you for...
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    Nothing dumb about that question! There were...

    Nothing dumb about that question!

    There were globs of it on the sides as well. Not the best for a skew chisel.

    Also, I wasnít thrilled with the idea of lacquer bits coming off on my waterstones.
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    I do wish I had opted for the bronze 4-1/2 when...

    I do wish I had opted for the bronze 4-1/2 when it was still available, and also for a smooth bottom! Oh well.
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    My L-N 4-1/2 weighs about the same as my Type 15...

    My L-N 4-1/2 weighs about the same as my Type 15 Stanley Bailey 5-1/2.
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