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  1. Some people are more interested in putting their...

    Some people are more interested in putting their tools to work than working on their tools.
  2. Sam, Iím with Derek. Seems like a lot of work...

    Sam,

    Iím with Derek. Seems like a lot of work to get a plane thatís readily available up to speed. If you do end following Stevenís suggestion and get an OEM blade and chipbreaker, you can...
  3. I strongly endorse the Dewalt 735 planer. Home...

    I strongly endorse the Dewalt 735 planer. Home Depot had a great deal on it last year with the dedicated Dewalt stand, so I donít have a flip-top for it. I am going to build a flip-top for my two...
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    I may be somewhat critical of the Mk II...

    I may be somewhat critical of the Mk II sharpening jig (canít hit a home run every time), but Lee Valley is without question the most righteous company Iíve ever dealt with - in any industry. In...
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    I noticed the same thing on some chisels,...

    I noticed the same thing on some chisels, especially those 3/8Ē and under. The worst two were 1/4Ē, a Lie Nielsen and a Stanley. Iíve never been particularly happy with the Mark II, but I purchased...
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    Of the rare occasions that I sold a tool (hand or...

    Of the rare occasions that I sold a tool (hand or power), it was only because I upgraded to a better model. Unlike the thousands of dollars worth of Nikon film camera equipment that is virtually...
  7. I agree that itís your grip, but hereís what I do...

    I agree that itís your grip, but hereís what I do when I have a lot of sharpening (diamond and waterstones). I have a pair of leather gloves (3 pack from Costco for $17.99) that Iíve cut the tips off...
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    Another thing I like about T&T is that, although...

    Another thing I like about T&T is that, although there is a faint odor that can linger for up to 2 weeks, all of their products are zero VOC.
  9. I scored a new in box 4Ē Makita for $10 at a...

    I scored a new in box 4Ē Makita for $10 at a garage sale and use HD discs. They work just fine.
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    I use the Danish and Varnish oil varieties on...

    I use the Danish and Varnish oil varieties on almost everything I make. The first coat of the varnish oil cures in 24-48 hours depending on temperature, the Danish about half that. I give subsequent...
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    Forgot to add, when you file open the mouth be...

    Forgot to add, when you file open the mouth be sure to file along the edge closest to the heel, not the toe.
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    Iíll second what Jim wrote and add a few details...

    Iíll second what Jim wrote and add a few details of how I converted a beater Stanley #4 into a fully functional Scrub. I filed open the mouth to 3/8Ē across its length and just nipped the ends of the...
  13. Back in the previous century, actually...

    Back in the previous century, actually millennium, I spent a month in southern Utah camping at all five National Parks and a few State Parks as well. I used Desert Solitaire as my guide book to...
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    Properly tuned and with a bit of experience, a...

    Properly tuned and with a bit of experience, a RAS is not the ďmost dangerous tool in the shop.Ē I have 3 (set up for crosscutting, dadoing and ripping) but not a table saw, which I consider far more...
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    Instead of but similar to Derekís homemade...

    Instead of but similar to Derekís homemade chisel, I use either of the two thinnest Veritas super hard card scrapers in a similar manner. Itís a technique I learned from a YouTube video but...
  16. Some do, until they see examples of some of my...

    Some do, until they see examples of some of my work. Then some want me to build something for them, until I tell them what it will cost. Some say okay, some gulp and say theyíll think about it. Some...
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    Maybe I missed something (Iím on a mobile...

    Maybe I missed something (Iím on a mobile device), but OP didnít list his location in post nor in his bio. He did follow up after my comment (and yours) that heís in Atlanta, not Toronto. Had I known...
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    In the San Francisco Bay Area Sartor Quality Saw...

    In the San Francisco Bay Area Sartor Quality Saw Works in San Francisco is my go-to place. Never been disappointed and prices are very reasonable.
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    Iím a retired Librarian. If you really want a...

    Iím a retired Librarian. If you really want a book and donít want to buy it, ask your local library if they have nationwide Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Some libraries charge a small fee, some donít, but...
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    For that small of a piece Iíd cut it by hand with...

    For that small of a piece Iíd cut it by hand with a coping saw, larger my scroll saw with the proper blade.
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    Btw, check out www.vintagemachinery.org for more...

    Btw, check out www.vintagemachinery.org for more info about Dewalt RASs. Also Delphi Forums has a forum dedicated to them.
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    Thatís too much for that model. Without seeing it...

    Thatís too much for that model. Without seeing it itís hard to set a price point, but Iíd say $75 tops if itís in primo condition. Itís a small, somewhat underpowered saw (probably 9Ē and 9 amp...
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    Dave, If itís in the stated condition and the...

    Dave,
    If itís in the stated condition and the model begins with G or M, thatís a decent price, but it would help if you included the CL link or at least the model. While the anti-kickback pawl is...
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    John, I recently purchased a Philly Plane coffin...

    John,
    I recently purchased a Philly Plane coffin smoother from a fellow Creeker. Iím a Lie Nielsen guy with a few other metal planes thrown in and itís my first wooden plane. I bought it for a...
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    I have a Wagner mmc220 as well. Itís a great...

    I have a Wagner mmc220 as well. Itís a great meter but stopped working a little after a year (just after the warranty expired) with very little use and always without batteries when stored. I...
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