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    After Tom, brought this to our attention, I...

    After Tom, brought this to our attention, I ordered one of the coarse SiC stones from Sharpening Supplies (the link is back up in Tom's post #9)

    I recently gave it a go, and it is everything I'd...
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    Yes, if you mean Central and South American.

    Yes, if you mean Central and South American.
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    I'll admit that it wasn't my first thought, but...

    I'll admit that it wasn't my first thought, but since it's been brought up, I too, think you're an excellent candidate for a Japanese Ryoba saw.

    You've made it clear that you're primarily a power...
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    "1 Kinsey" is a street address.

    "1 Kinsey" is a street address.
  5. Mike, Your work never fails to impress! ...

    Mike,

    Your work never fails to impress!

    This is a fine showcase* for multiple skills.
    I especially like the rosewood handles.


    JB
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    Thanks for that -- I didn't know that one existed...

    Thanks for that -- I didn't know that one existed -- I too, just ordered one.
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    It appears you're under the impression that the...

    It appears you're under the impression that the stones being discussed are diamond plates -- they are not. Both the Crystolon and the one Tom ordered use Silicon Carbide.
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    Since you asked about a stone ... I will...

    Since you asked about a stone ...

    I will second the advice re: the Norton Crystolon stone.

    https://www.sharpeningsupplies.com/Norton-Crystolon-Bench-Stone-8-x-3-P24C206.aspx

    This is a...
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    The lower edge of the spine absolutely rides on...

    The lower edge of the spine absolutely rides on the bearings in my 1936 MF 73A every time I use the depth stops.
  10. Start the cut on a corner, while visually...

    Start the cut on a corner, while visually ensuring that the saw is aligned with the cut line on both adjacent faces.
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    Ball bearing saw guides first appear on the...

    Ball bearing saw guides first appear on the Langdon/Acme boxes in 1938.

    I have a few of these, and they have a top ball bearing, which rides on the top edge of the saw spine, as well as two lower...
  12. Mike, An outstanding presentation of an...

    Mike,

    An outstanding presentation of an impressive undertaking.

    The execution of the molding and panel raising are particularly noteworthy.

    Thanks for this -- it's inspiriational to many of...
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    I understand what you're looking for, but wonder...

    I understand what you're looking for, but wonder if you're aware of the fact that the old pigstickers were made trapezoidal in cross-section for a reason -- if the chisel was not perfectly...
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    The LV Veritas dovetail saw (in either...

    The LV Veritas dovetail saw (in either configuration) is indisputably one of the great bargains to emerge from the revival of woodworking hand tool manufacturing.
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    If you're seriously asking, I would direct you to...

    If you're seriously asking, I would direct you to google something like "anabolism vs catabolism" for an answer.

    The short version is that the muscles are constantly being worked (broken down)....
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    I assume you're talking strictly about tools and...

    I assume you're talking strictly about tools and not things like lighting or heating the workshop.
    If so, I absolutely am 100% neander. And I mean not even using a cordless drill or electric bench...
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    a few caveats: assuming you're talking planes...

    a few caveats:

    assuming you're talking planes -- disassemble first.

    Simple Green, Krud Kutter, etc. are probably more effective than dish soap, but it'll do.

    use an old toothbrush or...
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    Alex - a beautiful project with really fine...

    Alex - a beautiful project with really fine photography -- well done!

    btw -- your English is just fine.
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    Couldn't agree more. It was the best one out...

    Couldn't agree more.

    It was the best one out there and not just because it had photos illustrating each incremental change. It was also easy to use.
    Additionally, an amazing resource for...
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    That is beautiful -- very nice work.

    That is beautiful -- very nice work.
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    I KNEW IT! - for some reason, when I first saw...

    I KNEW IT! - for some reason, when I first saw that turntable, I said to myself: "I bet he's into jazz." Maybe, subliminally, I derived this from your taste in furniture.

    That is also my music of...
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    Of course there are -- There's the Stanley 239,...

    Of course there are -- There's the Stanley 239, more than a few antique wood-bodied models (somewhere around here I have an 1/8" Gardner & Murdock), HNT Gordon makes a new version, and that's not an...
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    Since you posted in the hand tools forum, I will...

    Since you posted in the hand tools forum, I will conclude that you were seeking a hand tool solution.
    The answer is a dado plane.
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    Don't quit your day job.

    Don't quit your day job.
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    She's a beauty, Derek-- thanks for the info. ...

    She's a beauty, Derek-- thanks for the info.

    Believe it or not, my first two guesses were going to be Thorens or Empire.

    I just recently recapped the first Sony receiver I bought in '75 -- I'm...
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