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    +1 On what David and what everyone else has...

    +1 On what David and what everyone else has mentioned. All good advice. Until about a year ago, I had never picked up a hand plane. Had I read this thread or the 2000+ similar threads (and actually...
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    Thanks all for the input and thoughts. It is...

    Thanks all for the input and thoughts. It is always refreshing to read a diverse set of responses. The shop made router plane with a couple of Veritas cutters is probably the way I will go for now....
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    On router planes...

    Hi all,

    I am very much a hobbyist and only in the last year or so did I take the plunge into the hand tool world. I recently completed a large built-in book case project using a mix of powered and...
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    Florip Tool Works in Michigan may meet all of...

    Florip Tool Works in Michigan may meet all of your criteria and then some.
  5. Rafael, Yes that is the tool rest I have. The...

    Rafael,

    Yes that is the tool rest I have. The tool rest is solid, but the sliding jig that I purchased is a bit more finicky than I anticipated.
  6. William, Thanks for the response. I should...

    William,

    Thanks for the response. I should have better articulated what I was trying to accomplish with these chisels. I wanted to establish a new primary bevel on all three of these chisels both...
  7. For all the hollow grinders (and anyone else) out there

    If I had the option of a subtitle for this thread, it would definitely be:

    "If not for the free time in my schedule and the free shipping offered by Lee Valley, none of this would be happening."
    ...
  8. Thread: First Plane

    by Tim Best
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    Hi Patrick, From my experience the folks on...

    Hi Patrick,

    From my experience the folks on the Creek are amazing for their willingness to offer input and advice. The FAQ's are a great starting point, but there is so much there! It seems like...
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    Thanks for the reply, Jim. On the few bead...

    Thanks for the reply, Jim. On the few bead cutters that I’ve touched up, I’ve used sandpaper and dowel rods (mostly because I already have both in the shop.) My curiosity is that Steven never...
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    HI Steven, Thanks for sticking with the thread...

    HI Steven,

    Thanks for sticking with the thread and thanks to everyone who chimed in with the advice. I did not get as much shop time as I hope for at the start of the weekend. (My wife was...
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    Steven, Thanks. Looking forward to the post.

    Steven,

    Thanks. Looking forward to the post.
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    Lowell, Jim K., Derek, Justin, and Jim M., ...

    Lowell, Jim K., Derek, Justin, and Jim M.,

    Thanks for the advice.

    Derek: You mention hollow grinding to 35 degrees. Why do you go to 35? Just curious about your thought process regarding that...
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    Hollow grinding plow plane irons?

    I recently picked up a good user grade Record 050 combination plane. While the plane body is good shape and complete, the straight plow cutters need some serious attention. All seem to have been...
  14. Great sentiment Bruce. I agree completely. I made...

    Great sentiment Bruce. I agree completely. I made a purchase from Lee Valley earlier this week using the same logic. Let us know your thoughts once you have some time with the chisels.
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    I am still trying figure out what “sharp” is, but...

    I am still trying figure out what “sharp” is, but I like to think my plane irons are “sharp.” That said, I learned how to and still shave with an old school double edge “safety” razor so I know what...
  16. Justin, Not exactly what you are looking for,...

    Justin,

    Not exactly what you are looking for, but the link below is for the Record 050. Record 050 and Stanley 50 are essentially the same tool. I have the 050 and I’ve only used the deflector 2...
  17. Thread: Box pictures

    by Tim Best
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    Definitely selling yourself short! I love...

    Definitely selling yourself short! I love boxes--there I said it!
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    Thanks for posting this Oskar.

    Thanks for posting this Oskar.
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    Hi Jim, I did plow a groove for the edge of...

    Hi Jim,

    I did plow a groove for the edge of the iron so it would have something to "ride" in as I started the bead. I do something similar for my H&R planes when I make mouldings. Now that I think...
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    Jim, Bob, and Tom, Thanks for the pointers. As...

    Jim, Bob, and Tom,

    Thanks for the pointers. As Tom and Bob mentioned, these planes are large. I do not actually have a use for them as most of my work is much too small for a 5/8 bead not mention...
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    A question about wooden side beads

    Hi all,

    I recently picked up a couple of wooden side bead planes (5/8" and 1") and they are vexing me. The planes are in great shape to be 100+ years old. Irons are solid with with good length...
  22. Kris, Agreed. The Swanson pictured is one that...

    Kris,

    Agreed. The Swanson pictured is one that I picked up from the blue BORG as I began the rapid descent down hand tool rabbit hole. It is not exactly a precision instrument, but I can usually...
  23. Thanks all for helpful comments, tips, and...

    Thanks all for helpful comments, tips, and encouragement. I now have a better idea of what I am doing wrong. More importantly, thanks to the tips, I now know how to correct the issue. Pics below...
  24. First Post/How did I do this? Can it be corrected?

    Hello all. I am new to hand tool woodworking and I am asking for some pointers/advice/tips. I recently (and repeatedly) butchered an innocent plane iron trying to free hand sharpen. Over the course...
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