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    Any light color easy to paint over with a single...

    Any light color easy to paint over with a single coat is what neutral color means to many people.

    Hopefully real estate people know what sells. They get paid quick if a property sells quick.
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    Never forget 'curb appeal' many potential buyers...

    Never forget 'curb appeal' many potential buyers are swayed by the outward beauty or lack of it.

    Though there are those buying to flip and they look for just the opposite of curb appeal.

    jtk
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    When doing a write up of my current project my...

    When doing a write up of my current project my use of a shooting board to remedy this problem will be given more coverage.

    As my fret sawing has gotten more reliable gang cutting the waste has...
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    My wife used to wince when a chisel was purchased...

    My wife used to wince when a chisel was purchased if the price was more than $10 or $15. Thanks to Lie-Nielsen for mailing me a catalog with shiny new chisels on display. This was years ago so the...
  5. Thread: Cock ups

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    Old saying, "the difference between an amateur...

    Old saying, "the difference between an amateur and a professional is how they handle their mistakes."

    jtk
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    Nice looking set but not really my style. Just...

    Nice looking set but not really my style. Just got a thing for socket chisels.

    jtk
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    Or the last one you want SWMBO to find out about....

    Or the last one you want SWMBO to find out about. :eek:

    jtk
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    Howdy John and welcome to the Creek. ...

    Howdy John and welcome to the Creek.



    Searching > Warranted < on the link Malcom provided found this:



    After you have a few more saws you will find it doesn't matter so much who made the...
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    The saw from Blue Spruce hasn't been released...

    The saw from Blue Spruce hasn't been released yet. It has a nice feature, for me at almost three times the price isn't tempting.

    jtk
  10. Ditto, there are likely more planes with repaired...

    Ditto, there are likely more planes with repaired totes in my shop than with complete original totes.

    As long as the two surfaces have been degreased with some denatured alcohol or lacquer thinner...
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    Yes it does hold much more tension force than any...

    Yes it does hold much more tension force than any of my coping saws. It also gets up to tension much better than any of my old style fret saws. One thing about having a proper tension on the blades...
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    Very good write up of the action. jtk

    Very good write up of the action.

    jtk
  13. Tom Bussey's plane hasn't sold of yet. It is...

    Tom Bussey's plane hasn't sold of yet.

    It is listed a #4 in the subject line but is a #5.

    jtk
  14. Thread: Bailey #4

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    It may have been possible to change during the...

    It may have been possible to change during the first 24 hours.

    There was someone in Neanderthal Haven looking for a #5. He may have been told it was sold.

    jtk
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    Reading through this post brings back memories....

    Reading through this post brings back memories. Before moving to Washington my wife loved driving up and down the coast with me for camping and antique shop browsing. There were also lots of other...
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    This is interesting as most of my reaction from...

    This is interesting as most of my reaction from rosewood is on the lathe. Usually after a bit of time a slight headache is felt.

    Wearing a face mask has helped to avoid a reaction.

    Is yours a...
  17. My guess is you'd win that bet. jtk

    My guess is you'd win that bet.

    jtk
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    Mine used to be set to hybrid. Too many replies...

    Mine used to be set to hybrid. Too many replies became buried in the various branches.

    Linear seems to keep everything in an understandable order.

    It is a little confusing when someone posts a...
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    There are some nice hammers here >...

    There are some nice hammers here > https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/search#q=soft%20head%20hammer&sort=relevancy&numberOfResults=24

    jtk
  21. Some of my best tool finds were in the Bay Area...

    Some of my best tool finds were in the Bay Area when that was my home.

    You just got to keep looking.

    jtk
  22. Many makers made great usable planes back in the...

    Many makers made great usable planes back in the day.

    Though a few other brands have passed through my shop my preference is for Stanley/Bailey planes for a few reasons. They are the most common...
  23. You have already figured out this curiosity. It...

    You have already figured out this curiosity. It is pretty much a crap shoot.

    Some of the later planes are fine users. Some were put together on Mondays by hungover disgruntled workers.


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    The one in your image is a KK 4. If the other was...

    The one in your image is a KK 4. If the other was a K 4 it was a Bedrock design instead of the Bailey design. Well worth the extra $5 to some.

    jtk
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    Light tapping on the handle will withdraw the...

    Light tapping on the handle will withdraw the blade. This is why my preference is to use a small wooden tapper. The tack hammer might chip the japanning or sully any plating.



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