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    Joe, I use a worn 600 grit Eze-lap diamond stone....

    Joe, I use a worn 600 grit Eze-lap diamond stone. That's probably closer to 2000 grit.

    Article on sharpening technique here:...
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    Joe, what will ultimately decide you on the best...

    Joe, what will ultimately decide you on the best stones is the steel type you are using, and the method you choose to sharpen.

    Sharpening full faces involves working more steel than a secondary...
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    As a professional, what do you build, Jack? I...

    As a professional, what do you build, Jack? I cannot tell from your posts over the past 12 months.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    This is the LN #49 (1/2") ... ...

    This is the LN #49 (1/2") ...

    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/TheCompletedChests_html_57e72fc2.jpg

    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/TheCompletedChests_html_247242f.jpg


    And...
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    Thomas, not so far :) It's only been about a...

    Thomas, not so far :) It's only been about a dozen years for this lot, however. I'll wait a little longer before being categorical about this.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  6. I am not sure about the rest of the Felder range,...

    I am not sure about the rest of the Felder range, but my Hammer K3 has an aluminium slider, and the rip fence is aluminium (attached to a cast iron adjuster).

    Clearly, there is a place for all...
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    I have a cabinet in which my rasps and...

    I have a cabinet in which my rasps and files-for-wood hang. These are the ones I want close at hand. This is an oldish photo - it is a little fuller these days ...
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  8. Joe, for bench chisels and plane blades, I use...

    Joe, for bench chisels and plane blades, I use 80- and 180 grit on an 8" half-speed grinder. These CBN wheels are far, far cooler grinding than a 38 grit white Norton wheel, but you still need to use...
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    Not with you, Marinus. For diamond paste (see my...

    Not with you, Marinus. For diamond paste (see my post, above)?

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    The hook on the blade is what these scrape planes...

    The hook on the blade is what these scrape planes are all about. If your plane chattered, then the angle of the hook was incorrect. Using them without a hook will work, but not particularly well ......
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    Derelict cast iron planes are a good source for...

    Derelict cast iron planes are a good source for building diamond paste plates ..

    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/WoodworkTechniques/Castironhoningplatesfordiamondpaste_html_m3e1b511a.jpg

    Article...
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    I have ordered two of the 60mm rings for the...

    I have ordered two of the 60mm rings for the Makitas I have. They are a perfect size to fit directly under the housing. However, this area has open fins to the motor. I assume that this must be to...
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    I will be blunt and say that $15 is too much for...

    I will be blunt and say that $15 is too much for this boat anchor of a plane. I sincerely doubt that you will be able to clean up rebates and tenon cheeks/shoulders with this plane. Save your money...
  14. My LN #3 has a Stanley-replacement PM-V11 blade...

    My LN #3 has a Stanley-replacement PM-V11 blade from Veritas. No problem, as long as the LN chipbreaker is used (the adjuster position is different on the LN). Move the frog forward a little. A...
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    I agree about getting a new blade. Frankly you...

    I agree about getting a new blade. Frankly you really could upgrade your plane by getting a PM-V11 blade. Over at WoodCentral Hand Tools forum David Weaver has been describing his exhaustive testing...
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    Thanks Phil. I tend only to show photos that...

    Thanks Phil. I tend only to show photos that relate to specific topics. Much of the time I illustrate builds. I am quite envious of those with cavernous shops, and with fancy cabinets. Mine is...
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    A dozen years ago I posted this photo of...

    A dozen years ago I posted this photo of flattening the back of a blade ...

    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/WoodworkTechniques/Lapping%20the%20Backs%20of%20Blades_html_m569096a8.jpg
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    Justin, I would hang in there until it is done....

    Justin, I would hang in there until it is done. You only have to do it once.

    Unfortunately, the high area means that the more you do, the more you need to do. And then, finally, it is over. This...
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    My Hammer K3 has a 1250mm slider (there is a size...

    My Hammer K3 has a 1250mm slider (there is a size smaller than this available, an 850mm). This is know as a short stroke slider. This one requires about 1500mm behind and in front of the 300mm blade...
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    Mark, the rail is tucked underneath, and out of...

    Mark, the rail is tucked underneath, and out of the way ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/pXG0JMzV/IMG-3324.jpg
    I epoxied a rare earth magnet to the fence hold down, and the box attaches to this ...
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    Jim, I was in the same position as you two years...

    Jim, I was in the same position as you two years ago. I had used a contractor table saw for 20 years. It was 3 hp with a sliding cross cut table - rather similar to the Grizzly of David. My plan was...
  22. Mark, you are correct about the number of sides...

    Mark, you are correct about the number of sides ..

    http://www.leevalley.com/en/images/item/Woodworking/Planes/05p3832s2.jpg

    My memory is faulty, which is worrying since I use these frequently!...
  23. I would suggest - in the absence of a planer -...

    I would suggest - in the absence of a planer - that you use a hand plane to remove 1mm. A ROS? Never.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Greg, if you are cutting mitres, such as picture...

    Greg, if you are cutting mitres, such as picture frames or any mitred joint that must be 90 degrees, the advantage of the mitre- over the crosscut fence is that it will always provide a combined 90...
  25. No match. The LN irons are unique by using a...

    No match. The LN irons are unique by using a square (four-sided) shaft. The irons from LV and Stanley have a six-sided shaft.

    Why do you need a 3/8” wide blade? Generally one uses a smaller size...
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