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    Exactly. First thing I would check before...

    Exactly. First thing I would check before anything else is the fence alignment. I don't use a riving knife myself, but if you do, it's got to be set square and centered to the blade.
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    Beautiful job!

    Beautiful job!
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    In violin making, a surface fresh from the plane...

    In violin making, a surface fresh from the plane is visually preferred to anything done with sandpaper, as sandpaper tears the wood fibers, rather than cutting them. After raising the grain, follow...
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    I have to respectfully disagree. Any microgrooves...

    I have to respectfully disagree. Any microgrooves left in the honed surface leave small tooth grooves right through the cutting edge. If you look at microscopic photos of honed edges with varying...
  5. Being an external combustion engine, a coal fired...

    Being an external combustion engine, a coal fired steam engine is acceptable?

    California will eventually look like the streets of Havana, with 50 year old oil burners being the norm.:D
  6. Thread: Circle Jig

    by Bill Yacey
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    I got these heads used for next to nothing. The...

    I got these heads used for next to nothing. The nice thing about the trammels is that you can make a circle from a few inches to 20+ feet, limited only by the length of the beam you clamp them to.
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  7. Good glue and some brads in a butt joint are...

    Good glue and some brads in a butt joint are generally more than adequate for drawers and cabinets.
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    I have a set of Eclipse Trammel heads. You can...

    I have a set of Eclipse Trammel heads. You can put a pencil in one side for drawing circles, or a steel divider point. I made an adapter that attaches to my router base for routing out large circles,...
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    Here's my plane, all original. 441298441299441300

    Here's my plane, all original.
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    And this Sandvik set: 441249441250441251

    And this Sandvik set:
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    Here's pics of the saw set I mentioned, plus a...

    Here's pics of the saw set I mentioned, plus a couple of other sets I have:
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    Does anyone have any history on these pieces?
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    MPH only makes perfect sense when the country is...

    MPH only makes perfect sense when the country is surveyed in a road grid of square miles, as is Canada. Offering directions in the country was easy, going north or south, crossroads are every two...
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    I've thought the same thing for years. A Shop-Vac...

    I've thought the same thing for years. A Shop-Vac labled 2HP means that 1119 watts is consumed producing noise, and the remaining 373 watts produce vacuum. I had an old Eureka vacuum cleaner from...
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    I'm not opposed to plywood, as long as it's good...

    I'm not opposed to plywood, as long as it's good stuff. Lately, any cabinetry I make is with Baltic Birch plywood. Pound for pound, it's stronger and will outlast ordinary wood construction.
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    I have a similar saw set that belonged to my...

    I have a similar saw set that belonged to my grandfather. He's passed away now, but he told me it was very old when he got it when he was a young man.

    I'll take pictures of it when I get back in...
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    I bought some Engleman spruce from a sawmill in...

    I bought some Engleman spruce from a sawmill in southern British Columbia; The tree was felled about 4 days previous, the pieces were about 24 inches long, and split into quarters. He split it for me...
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    It looks like it got pretty warm. Anytime an...

    It looks like it got pretty warm. Anytime an induction motor doesn't come up to speed within 1 second after turning it on, there's something wrong and should be immediately switched off until the...
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    There are a few different ways of sharpening a...

    There are a few different ways of sharpening a scraper; some just put a flat 90 degree edge on the scraper, some put a hook on the 90 degree edge; others sharpen to a 30 or 45 degree bevel, and then...
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    By stock, I meant a piece of material that other...

    By stock, I meant a piece of material that other scrapers can be cut out from. The pieces I have bought are about 1/16" thick, and about 3 X 6".
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    I honestly have no idea. Perhaps ask around the...

    I honestly have no idea. Perhaps ask around the forums to see if someone has a motor for parts?

    Depending on how the centrifugal mechanism fastens to the shaft, you could probably use one from...
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    Sandvik makes some good quality scraper stock....

    Sandvik makes some good quality scraper stock. It's quite hard, so I score it with a dremel cutoff wheel and snap it in the vice jaws to size it for the job.

    If you cut right through it, it...
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    If you open up the motor, you will find a set of...

    If you open up the motor, you will find a set of start contacts on one end of the motor shaft. These contacts must be closed when the motor is at rest, and open up when the motor comes up to speed....
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    Not exactly by "hand", but I ran across these...

    Not exactly by "hand", but I ran across these pictures the other day.

    My great grandfather had a stationary sawmill, in the first picture, circa 1935. Later on his eldest son, My grandfather,...
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    I use a 14" with a 3/4" blade for resawing...

    I use a 14" with a 3/4" blade for resawing hardwoods without any issues; no riser block though.
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    It sounds like the run winding isn't getting...

    It sounds like the run winding isn't getting power.
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