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    My solution for one batch of files & rasps was to...

    My solution for one batch of files & rasps was to hang a drawer at the top of a shelf that had a bit of head room:

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    Vertical dividers were mounted on a base to keep the files & rasps...
  2. It is amazing how many ways have been devised to...

    It is amazing how many ways have been devised to make a process more complicated than need be.

    By the time someone could completely flatten and polish a proper piece of metal to at least 1000...
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    It is a day to go to town and do some grocery...

    It is a day to go to town and do some grocery shopping. My shop time will likely be minimal to none today.

    jtk
  4. To the best of my memory, three of my pairs are...

    To the best of my memory, three of my pairs are made be the same makers, though separate for each pair. In one of the pairs both planes have the same maker's name with some differences between the...
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    Any 'dumb' move is a rude awakening. A few days...

    Any 'dumb' move is a rude awakening. A few days ago mine was with a pipe clamp. After gluing up a lamination the moveable end was a bit tight. Trying to free it up, it gave way all of a sudden and...
  6. The world would be a better place if the scammers...

    The world would be a better place if the scammers were only calling one number.

    jtk
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    Usually someone that bad with tools doesn't...

    Usually someone that bad with tools doesn't finish a project, blood stains or not.

    jtk
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    Like so many "Rules of Thumb" there are...

    Like so many "Rules of Thumb" there are exceptions.

    The rule to remember is generally a saw with more teeth will likely make a smoother but slower cut.

    Then remember there are different...
  9. In this post a hollow & round pair is cleaned up...

    In this post a hollow & round pair is cleaned up and uses the technique mentioned above. The hollow plane had a bit of a rough sole and was not a perfect match to the round plane.

    Whilst...
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    Howdy Charlesm welcome to the Creek and thank you...

    Howdy Charlesm welcome to the Creek and thank you for your reply on the "I Love Lucy" reference.

    Stanley Covington used to post some great tutorials and how to pieces that many enjoyed. The...
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    They can also be used for holding a tote for...

    They can also be used for holding a tote for sanding, filing or finishing:

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    It is likely one could be used as a bacon press in a pinch.

    jtk
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    My only 'bench grinder' is a hand crank device: ...

    My only 'bench grinder' is a hand crank device:

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    It is inconvenient to use.

    For powered abrasion needs a Veritas Mk.ll Power Sharpening System does fine.

    Recently another grind...
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    For me a drill press with a wire brush can be...

    For me a drill press with a wire brush can be more useful than a bench grinder. Though if you want something for a powered metal removal, a bench grinder can be handy.

    jtk
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    Ahh, the thrill of the hunt, the agonies of...

    Ahh, the thrill of the hunt, the agonies of de-rust.

    Looking forward to seeing how it all comes out.

    jtk
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    My folks used to have a furniture and appliance...

    My folks used to have a furniture and appliance store. My father taught me a lot about getting something to move without hurting myself or over expending my efforts.

    Though trying to move a leg...
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    One of my #5 planes was bought on ebay because it...

    One of my #5 planes was bought on ebay because it looked like junk but had good handles. The pictures were pretty low quality. The plane is still one of my users. The plane that was going to get...
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    Wow, it has been awhile since much work has been...

    Wow, it has been awhile since much work has been done on this project. Two decks, a few of other small projects and many other things to pull me away from 'the big one.'

    My first plan for this...
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    Here are almost all of my chisels that came with...

    Here are almost all of my chisels that came with mushroomed sockets:

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    Most of these came to me in lot purchases or were given to me.

    The three on the left are pretty badly beat up.
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    TV cabinets used to be made of quality wood back...

    TV cabinets used to be made of quality wood back in the day. Some folks made them into terrariums.

    A TV was as much a piece of furniture as it was an entertainment device.

    jtk
  20. Looks good, the proudness of Greene & Greene...

    Looks good, the proudness of Greene & Greene joinery has always appealed to me.

    jtk
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    Likewise born in 1950. Though my plan was to get...

    Likewise born in 1950. Though my plan was to get married on New Years Day to make it harder to forget our anniversary.

    jtk
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    Depending on the type of radio, it likely had...

    Depending on the type of radio, it likely had tubes with all the filaments in series. If one went out, they all went out. Those were easy to fix with an ohm meter if one knew which pins on the tube...
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    Many folks, myself included, find a chisel to be...

    Many folks, myself included, find a chisel to be a great tool for leaning shoulders and cheeks:

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    A low angle on the bevel and sharp edge is important.

    Lee Valley sells blades...
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    Some folks like their #75s others do not. A #90...

    Some folks like their #75s others do not. A #90 is a better plane, though still difficult to use with a bull nose.

    All of mine were sold without regret.

    jtk
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    That was my thought also, though didn't know it...

    That was my thought also, though didn't know it was done with a Bridgeport-type milling machine. It has the look of the old VW air cooled heads after they had been fly cut during rebuilding.

    jtk
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