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  1. Search Rob Cosman on YouTube for an effective...

    Search Rob Cosman on YouTube for an effective setup.
  2. Use the coarsest diamond plate for rough grinding...

    Use the coarsest diamond plate for rough grinding and to keep the Spyderco stones flat.

    Most of the oil stones shown are appropriate more machine shops and woodchopping axes (that's what the round...
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    Mine was loose, with the stock "wedge" tapped in...

    Mine was loose, with the stock "wedge" tapped in place.

    Backed with some steel cut from a roll of flashing, it's snug.
    I suppose it could be done with sufficiently coarse sandpaper.
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    I have a similar fixture on my largest Ryoba. ...

    I have a similar fixture on my largest Ryoba.

    Mine is held in with a shim made of aluminum gutter flashing.
  5. Thread: Pictures

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    Everyone I've recommended your planes to has been...

    Everyone I've recommended your planes to has been thrilled.

    Quality shows, and your work shines.

    Kudos on the kerpsakes
  6. I use "Slipit" lubricant for similar problem in...

    I use "Slipit" lubricant for similar problem in my damp (coastal) basement shop.

    I still have a problem with rust at the toothline where the plywood till slots hold the saws.

    If you make an...
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    Is it possible to get several samples together,...

    Is it possible to get several samples together, and apply the same finish? I've never had luck with stains, and figured woods take up pigment in unpredictable ways.

    I would recommend finding a...
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    These are salient points. Runs this long...

    These are salient points.

    Runs this long require a reference, which a string line might offer.

    I wonder it a dry run, clamping it altogether, might help?

    You may be closer than first...
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    Enough to pass light, but not a sheet of note...

    Enough to pass light, but not a sheet of note paper.
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    I've not shot the edges longer than 6 feet - but...

    I've not shot the edges longer than 6 feet - but this was how:

    Snap a line for guidance. (About 1/4" from the edge).
    Don't remove the line.

    Plane a hollow in the center of the first edge to be...
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    I may be bucking the trend, but I prefer shorter...

    I may be bucking the trend, but I prefer shorter saws and drawknives. I like the Pfiel " Carver's" drawknife.

    It works (and handles) like a spokeshave.
  12. Backbevel achieved with David Charlesworth's...

    Backbevel achieved with David Charlesworth's "ruler trick"?
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    This is a job for scratch stock (custom profile)....

    This is a job for scratch stock (custom profile).

    http://brfinewoodworking.com/making-a-scratch-stock/
  14. So the DMT becomes the reference to keep the...

    So the DMT becomes the reference to keep the faster Norton flat? Straightedge to verify results?

    This is how I use my coarse ATOMA, too.
  15. Check your private messages.

    Check your private messages.
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    Oh no. Broken seals? That degrades value to...

    Oh no.
    Broken seals?

    That degrades value to "serious" collectors.
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    That's hilarious. "Bridge City" is in China?

    That's hilarious.

    "Bridge City" is in China?
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    DO you think BCT buyers USE their planes?

    DO you think BCT buyers USE their planes?
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    Nice sheen, no tracks or tear out... what's not...

    Nice sheen, no tracks or tear out...
    what's not to love?
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    There's no substitute for experience, regarding...

    There's no substitute for experience, regarding very hard species. In my brief forays with Cumaru (Dipteryx odorata)
    toothed blades were ineffective.

    A high blade angle, lightly cambered single...
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    Good question. Brass is soft (so you can drill...

    Good question. Brass is soft (so you can drill your own holes) and will deform under pressure against harder metals.

    I lined my vise dedicated for metal with heavy leather.
    It leaves no mark and...
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    If the glue line pulls tight, clamp lightly and...

    If the glue line pulls tight, clamp lightly and persuade the "show" face to be level - leave the thicker board to proud underneath.

    Once the panel is dry, you can get 1/16th easy as the plane will...
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    Failing a direct replacement, consider Brass?

    Failing a direct replacement, consider Brass?
  24. I would assemble with Slipit or some other...

    I would assemble with Slipit or some other tenacious wax if disassembly is anticipated. A peg (under the leg mortice) would confine seasonal movement to keep it from working out of the housed end.
    ...
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    Good choice. I live in a humid environment,...

    Good choice.

    I live in a humid environment, where wooden body planes excel.

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