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    You might want to check the bedding of the blade...

    You might want to check the bedding of the blade to make sure there’s good contact between bed and blade, especially near the cutting edge. With bedding defects such as a random bump you can get...
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    I, too, use 3-in-1 for my North Bros. 2101A. Once...

    I, too, use 3-in-1 for my North Bros. 2101A. Once in a while, before use I give the ratchet a quick spin in both directions—if it spins easily, I just get to work. I disassembled it, cleaned it up,...
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    That’s normal when your iron and stone are close...

    That’s normal when your iron and stone are close to perfectly mated to each other (hopefully, both very flat). A higher viscosity fluid can help prevent this; perhaps you should try your honing oil...
  4. For taking a small amount off the width, I find...

    For taking a small amount off the width, I find it pretty quick to mark with a gauge and take a few swipes with a scrub plane, then follow up as needed with my#5. Much faster and more accurate for...
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    Thanks again, everyone, for the suggestions. ...

    Thanks again, everyone, for the suggestions.

    After a couple of prototypes, I went with something inspired by Bill's suggestion.
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    I wanted to make it adjustable for my wife and...
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    I've had the same problem with my DMT plates; my...

    I've had the same problem with my DMT plates; my solution was to, as Ken described, relegate my DMT plates to grinding. My honing and initial polishing is now done on waterstones: from there I move...
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    Agreed. Absolutely gorgeous work.

    Agreed. Absolutely gorgeous work.
  8. I have a couple of the Iwasaki carving files as...

    I have a couple of the Iwasaki carving files as well. They leave a surprisingly good surface finish for how quickly they cut. I can't compare them to hand stitched rasps; I don't own any. If you...
  9. While I am late to the party, here, I agree...

    While I am late to the party, here, I agree completely with both Pete and Phillip. The Koyamaichi chisels are excellent—much better than my Narex and better than my Pfeil, but Stan’s smiths do...
  10. In my case, in order of amount of use: 1. Router...

    In my case, in order of amount of use:
    1. Router plane
    2. Combination plane
    3. Large shoulder plane

    In my case all three are Veritas—gifts from my lovely wife on different occasions. I cannot...
  11. The flyer was indeed well done; it even caught my...

    The flyer was indeed well done; it even caught my wife’s eye—she specifically brought it outside to show me. “I hesitated to tell you about this, but it’s discounted right now and. . .” Soon, I’ll...
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    Sorry for not responding earlier; I wasn’t trying...

    Sorry for not responding earlier; I wasn’t trying to neglect the thread but have been unable to get into the shop to work on this (too many other things on my plate at the moment). I was hoping to...
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    So, if you’re not supposed to use the nose, why...

    So, if you’re not supposed to use the nose, why does it have one? Not trying to be sarcastic here; I am curious to hear your thoughts.
  14. Hi Michail, While I haven’t tried the Narex...

    Hi Michail,

    While I haven’t tried the Narex Richter chisels, I did purchase a Pfeil bevel edge chisel based in part on my enjoyment of their carving tools. The Pfeil bevel edge chisel had some...
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    Chair troubles

    I built an adjustable chair for our four year old in the style of the Stokke Tripp Trapp. It’s red oak finished with three coats of shellac. Sorry for the photo rotation; they’re correct on my...
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    Hi Mark, You may indeed have simply ground...

    Hi Mark,

    You may indeed have simply ground past some kind of degraded part near the original edge. A couple of years ago I received a couple of PM-V11 Stanley replacement plane blades as a gift....
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    I’ve experimented in the past with a number of...

    I’ve experimented in the past with a number of different bevel angles on my PM-V11 blades for my bevel-down planes. I can’t say the feel changes based on bevel angles unless you violate the clearance...
  18. I realize I'm a bit late to the party, here, but...

    I realize I'm a bit late to the party, here, but for what it's worth I'll throw in another vote for the 20 oz. range. My two favorites are a 20 oz round carving mallet for dovetails and a 650g (23...
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    Thanks, Jim. That mirrors my experience and...

    Thanks, Jim.

    That mirrors my experience and practices. While I agree for my own work with mortise chisels, it occurs to me that the need for squareness may depend on the technique used for...
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    Square blade edges

    Rather than risk derailing the thread about the Veritas MKII honing guide, I am starting a new thread on a relevant question.

    Specifically, when, in your experience, does it really matter if your...
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    I can’t speak for others, but I’ve never had the...

    I can’t speak for others, but I’ve never had the need to adjust the mouth after initially setting up the plane. I prefer to adjust the cap iron to control tearout, and my Bailey #5 handed down from...
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    I have seen it mentioned previously that the...

    I have seen it mentioned previously that the bedrock planes were never as popular as the Bailey pattern: this seems clear based on availability today. I've seen differing opinions on why that is,...
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    Another option might be Century Spring Company...

    Another option might be Century Spring Company (www.centuryspring.com). They have a greater variety of spring rates for similar size springs.
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    Which springs, specifically, did you order?...

    Which springs, specifically, did you order? McMaster Carr carries a number of different spring rates for each size. . .
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    McMaster Carr carries the same kind of springs as...

    McMaster Carr carries the same kind of springs as Detek used (and many more): https://www.mcmaster.com/springs/spring-type~compression/confined-space-conical-compression-springs/
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