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  1. +1 I bought the same chisel (1"). It along...

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    I bought the same chisel (1"). It along with a block plane always stay on the bench.

    Sometimes I like using it bevel down, like a plane. My planer blade has a nick. So on wide boards it...
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    I have a Delta Rockwell 37-220 6" jointer. Bought...

    I have a Delta Rockwell 37-220 6" jointer. Bought it used for ~ $300. Has enclosed bottom (less mess) and came with mobile base (these things are heavy). I changed the knifes twice so far ($14). It...
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    I think it's about the end goal. If tools are...

    I think it's about the end goal. If tools are means to an end then it does not matter whether you use hand tools or machines - pick what gets the job done in constraints of time and ability.

    If...
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    Another line of thought. Assuming grain...

    Another line of thought.

    Assuming grain direction is parallel to top face.

    If point is weak (where force is applied) then option A should tolerate more force. Force is at an angle in case of...
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    Inspirational!

    Inspirational!
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    ^ This. Also in my experience after sometime...

    ^ This.

    Also in my experience after sometime (*) the grits change or stones don't cut as fast. Something like coarse becomes less coarse.

    Based on other posts, I sharp often now. Most of the...
  7. I use this epoxy as my general epoxy (T-88). ...

    I use this epoxy as my general epoxy (T-88).

    Some info on color that may help:

    - It dries clear but with a Amber tint. It is practically invisible under oil based poly (tried MinWax) and...
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    It possibly serves as a sacrificial layer. It...

    It possibly serves as a sacrificial layer. It will get oxidised before steel.
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    Following.

    Following.
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    This is the most important reason for my love of...

    This is the most important reason for my love of epoxy.
    As skills in cutting joinery get refined, Titebond works equally good and cheaper.

    One other thing I like about epoxy is the open time. I...
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    I agree. Back then did not know any better. ...

    I agree. Back then did not know any better.

    After experiencing the finish from hand plane, I fix the saw marks now.
    Previously these marks used to be invisible :)


    I am a big fan of epoxy. I...
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    I have tried joining two plywood pieces of ~7 ft...

    I have tried joining two plywood pieces of ~7 ft length once to make a wider piece. Did it before I owned a hand plane or powered jointer. Sharing my experience, may be it will help.

    I tried using...
  13. I ordered from them few months back. They never...

    I ordered from them few months back. They never sent the item or any updates.

    PayPal automatically refunded after a month. Charge was authorization only to start with.

    My gut says it's bogus...
  14. Jim fixed it. He used Sandpaper on a big...

    Jim fixed it.

    He used Sandpaper on a big granite slab.
  15. Boards are finally square and Stanley #3 is fixed

    Few day back I asked for help in two threads - "Making Board Square" and "Fixing a convex sole hand plane". Both the issues are resolved now. Instead of replying to the original threads, created a...
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    kind of related: I have a DeWalt and Bosch...

    kind of related:

    I have a DeWalt and Bosch router.

    DeWalt has switch on the top and I have to extend my fingers to reach it. It always made me a little nervous when switching router on/off - as...
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    Got it. Replied. (Let me know if you don't see...

    Got it. Replied.

    (Let me know if you don't see it. It does not appear in my Sent Messages).
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    Yup. Will most probably be planning sometimes...

    Yup.

    Will most probably be planning sometimes end of June or mid-July.
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    I did not have any clue. I am super happy to...

    I did not have any clue.


    I am super happy to be part of this community where so many experts and experienced people from the field are helping beginners.


    On side not, now I want a wooden...
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    Some photos

    Yup. It was on, blade retracted.

    Took some photos of the plane. Tried shining a light from behind but keeping phone steady is difficult. If you zoom on photo a bit, you will be able to see the...
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    Noted. Have room for #7. Will size the board...

    Noted. Have room for #7. Will size the board accordingly.

    My #7 saves the title of most used plane, for me.

    Another quick question. Does this help with using plane on shooting board:...
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    Thanks Winston. Saved the tip. Will try after I...

    Thanks Winston. Saved the tip. Will try after I gain a little more experience. Right now I am sure I will screw it up more.
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    Tried it. Kept plane on jointer table. Very...

    Tried it. Kept plane on jointer table. Very slight see-saw. How do I explain slight? Can see it by eyes but cannot feel finger moving.

    Plane has not seen any use. Sole has factory grind. My crude...
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    I have a #4, #5 and #7 apart from #3. Which...

    I have a #4, #5 and #7 apart from #3.

    Which plane would work better? If not #3 then I am biased towards #5 as it doesn't see much use.
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    Anuj mentioned this plane was purchased long ago....

    Anuj mentioned this plane was purchased long ago. Maybe the lesson to be learned in a thread like this is do not purchase something that will sit on a shelf a long time before finding it has a...
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