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  1. Thanks, that's a good point.

    Thanks, that's a good point.
  2. Thanks, that seems like a good technique. Anyone...

    Thanks, that seems like a good technique. Anyone know if the Veritas side rabbet plane can also be used this way? I like the design of it, and it costs less than a pair of LN side rabbet planes, but...
  3. The picture I showed is of the second batten I...

    The picture I showed is of the second batten I fitted to the top. I learned this very lesson from the first one, and that's why I'm being really cautious with the second one. :) The other batten is a...
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    Just last night I decided to flatten a #5 that I...

    Just last night I decided to flatten a #5 that I recently acquired which badly needed a tune-up. (The person I bought it from buys and rehabs planes, and uses a belt sander to do so. He told me that...
  5. Questions about tapered sliding dovetails

    I'm in the process of making a table with the legs attached to a large batten that fits into a sliding dovetail slot. This is inspired by a table from Chris Schwarz's Anarchist's Design book (there's...
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    If the sole is convex, one thing you can do is to...

    If the sole is convex, one thing you can do is to use a short strip of sandpaper on the granite block -- maybe just a few inches long, or even less if the convexity is very localized. With a very...
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    Very interesting -- it reminds me of when we...

    Very interesting -- it reminds me of when we started hearing about polissoirs a few years back. I was curious about them, but I haven't seen or read much about them since then.
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    Thanks! And thank you for sharing your method for...

    Thanks! And thank you for sharing your method for making cauls. If I hadn't read your article, I don't think it would even have occurred to me that I could make them.
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    Another method for making cauls

    I need cauls for a project. I've read Mike Henderson's article about making cauls, as well as Tipton Lum's post on this forum, and I settled on a slightly different technique -- one that I think has...
  10. I have a full-speed 6" grinder, and it is much...

    I have a full-speed 6" grinder, and it is much faster than I would like for grinding chisels and plane blades, with a Norton 3x 80 grit wheel on it. I wish it were slower so I had more control over...
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    Thanks to the magic of the Google Translate app...

    Thanks to the magic of the Google Translate app on my phone, I figured out that the super-coarse stone that I have is a Sigma Power Ceramic 120. Definitely not something I want to use my diamond...
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    Interesting... Apparently, in Germany there are...

    Interesting... Apparently, in Germany there are industrial standards for clinkers, and in it, it says they have low porosity. That makes sense -- the ones pictured in Kollenrott's book appear to be...
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    I went and got three paver bricks from Home...

    I went and got three paver bricks from Home Depot. They appear to have more aggregate (little rocks) than the ones pictured in Kollenrott's book, but they flattened just fine. I also have some...
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    I have a Trend 300/1000 diamond plate, and I've...

    I have a Trend 300/1000 diamond plate, and I've used the 300 side for flattening 1000 and 8000 grit waterstones. I've done so a few dozen times now, and the 300 side already seems kind of worn out --...
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    Making flattening stones with 3 bricks

    I recently found the excellent sharpening guide by Friedrich Kollenrott, which according to the link from Dieter Schmid is a reference in the German-speaking world. In it, he talks about making...
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