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  1. Found it in the first drawer opened in the...

    Found it in the first drawer opened in the toolbox:

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    All the spare heads fit in an old 35mm film can. The top head is a flat peen head. It tapers to about a 3/32" by 1/2" flat area. The...
  2. Something noticed in many articles on cabinets,...

    Something noticed in many articles on cabinets, none of them get to in depth discussion about mounting to a wall.

    When delivering cabinets for the family furniture store we would even attach floor...
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    One thought on that is the pizza was likely made...

    One thought on that is the pizza was likely made round by men, the box was designed by men and the knives to cut it were likely wielded by men.

    Could a woman use the same lines as a test to...
  4. Congratulations Derek, Maybe it is time for me to...

    Congratulations Derek, Maybe it is time for me to purchase a current issue.

    jtk
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    This works great in theory. One problem with a...

    This works great in theory. One problem with a shorter plane like a #409 (Stanley #4) is if it creates waves. Then you will have high and low areas that can cause gaps.

    For the best results when...
  6. About 40 years ago or so a hobby shop (are there...

    About 40 years ago or so a hobby shop (are there any of those still around?) in my area had a small hammer kit. The heads had threads so they could be changed. one of them was a nylon head and there...
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    Having someone to show you techniques can be a...

    Having someone to show you techniques can be a great help.

    You may want to list your location in your profile. You may live close to someone who would be willing to help you get this settled.
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    Thomas, Jointing an edge is possibly the most...

    Thomas, Jointing an edge is possibly the most difficult use of a bench plane. My technique for this is explained in the 16th post in this thread, Pointers and Techniques >...
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    My shop likely doesn't get quite as cold in the...

    My shop likely doesn't get quite as cold in the winter, though it too is unheated. That is why my sharpening consisted of water and oilstones.

    Over time my acquisition of a few better oilstones...
  10. Use a small hammer, my favorite is an...

    Use a small hammer, my favorite is an upholsterer's hammer or a wooden mallet made on my lathe:

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    Use a light hand to tap the blade.

    jtk
  11. My washroom cabinets are made with dovetails and...

    My washroom cabinets are made with dovetails and hold together well with all kinds of laundry supplies and canned food with no sign of a problem.

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    My suggestion is to have the tails on...
  12. If the leather is particularly soft it is likely...

    If the leather is particularly soft it is likely to give a little rounding to the edge.

    Stropping is an art all to itself. My experimentation with the strop has shown me that careless stropping...
  13. Howdy Evan, There are options. You mentioned...

    Howdy Evan,

    There are options. You mentioned using a hammer to adjust the lateral settings. This works well for me on a type 4 Stanley #6. Over time my fingers have become adept at setting the...
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    There are a lot of possibilities that will likely...

    There are a lot of possibilities that will likely never be seen as long as there are many who refuse to believe there is any possibility of anthropomorphic induced climate change. In a state that is...
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    Sometimes stopping to sharpen a chisel is a...

    Sometimes stopping to sharpen a chisel is a better choice than to change chisels. Other times it can be beneficial to keep the work on track.

    Sometimes even if there are more chisels at hand work...
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    Google has quite a variety of meanings listed for...

    Google has quite a variety of meanings listed for SWDs from Singing While Drunk to a Polish sniper rifle.



    As Lee said, obviously you have no idea about commuting. A walk with a cup of coffee...
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    Try cats. George would get up before dawn wanting...

    Try cats. George would get up before dawn wanting out. He was attacked by some creature one night so we tended to make him stay in. Since then we acquired a pair of kittens. George no gets his wish...
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    Has any of the "new technology" in the fossil...

    Has any of the "new technology" in the fossil fuel arena turned around the emission of green house gases? One "new technology" is fracking. He has been linked to causing the fouling of ground water...
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    My wife laughed when asked about this. She is AB...

    My wife laughed when asked about this. She is AB positive. She is also receptive of the paranormal or psychic.

    jtk
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    However, an electric oven contributes less than a...

    However, an electric oven contributes less than a gas oven if the electric oven is powered by a renewable source.

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    "Cheap energy" is mostly cheap due to tax payer...

    "Cheap energy" is mostly cheap due to tax payer supported incentives to the fossil fuel industry. A gradual removal of these with them being redirected toward renewable energy sources would be a...
  22. Return the Unicorn… What Was Old is New Again?

    While seated comfortably in the reading room and thumbing through an old Fine Woodworking (#39) from 1983 this article came to my attention:

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    This guy was old in 1983. His technique was...
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    If one wants to be a woodworker they need to...

    If one wants to be a woodworker they need to learn to enjoy sharpening, there will be a lot of it.

    jtk
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    Lie Nielsen and Lee Valley are both having...

    Lie Nielsen and Lee Valley are both having trouble with production due to the corona virus.

    jtk
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    The first question would be do you have your...

    The first question would be do you have your TimeMachine on an external disk?

    My recollection of this is a bit fuzzy. My applications were backed up in TimeMachine when upgrading computers about 4...
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