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    If you are interviewing someone for a home...

    If you are interviewing someone for a home improvement project you should always receive proof of insurance and lean releases from all of the suppliers with the bid for the insurance and releases...
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    The 'pickers' on TV seldom 'pick' tools unless...

    The 'pickers' on TV seldom 'pick' tools unless they are something automotive. They pick for their clientele.

    Since 2004, 15 years ago, there was a major financial shift in the economy. People with...
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    That looks like something over which a collector...

    That looks like something over which a collector might go nuts.

    jtk
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    In use the bevel down and bevel up spokeshaves...

    In use the bevel down and bevel up spokeshaves seem to have different areas of use.

    Though once my bevel up spokeshaves were purchased and put to work, it was a spokeshave epiphany.

    jtk
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    It looks great Jason. If it performs well, it...

    It looks great Jason.

    If it performs well, it really doesn't matter what era of production in which it was made.

    jtk
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    That is why my shopping is for Buff Wax scalp...

    That is why my shopping is for Buff Wax scalp shine.

    jtk
  7. Great story Malcolm, architecture and buildings...

    Great story Malcolm, architecture and buildings from times gone by have always been of interest to me.

    jtk
  8. Thread: Shop Dog

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    Nathan, Taz looks like she could be related to...

    Nathan, Taz looks like she could be related to our cat Turner:

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    She used to get out to the shop, but now in her old age she doesn't venture much further than our front yard.

    jtk
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    Sometimes there are ads for another company like...

    Sometimes there are ads for another company like Angie's on TV, Home Advisor.

    jtk
  10. Looking good. jtk

    Looking good.

    jtk
  11. Thread: Shop Dog

    by Jim Koepke
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    How about a shop cat? 417569 George likes...

    How about a shop cat?

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    George likes to hang out with me at times. He doesn't mind me chopping wood in the wood shed, but banging out a mortiise sometimes sets him off.

    jtk
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    Gunter, are you talking about a framing square or...

    Gunter, are you talking about a framing square or a combination square?

    If it is a combination square, depending on the maker it might be easy to correct.

    Some have lands above the bottom of...
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    Hair tonic and Brillcream seem to be passť in...

    Hair tonic and Brillcream seem to be passť in this century. Now it is Mousse or 'product.'

    My family tended to use Vitalis.

    jtk
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    Mike, click on Tom's name at the top of his post....

    Mike, click on Tom's name at the top of his post. This should open a window with various choices. Click on Private Message and that should take you to a page to compose a private message to Tom.
    ...
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    Hopefully Santa will bring me one of these. jtk

    Hopefully Santa will bring me one of these.

    jtk
  16. Thread: #4 Planes

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    Most of my spare parts come from finding junker...

    Most of my spare parts come from finding junker planes at yard sales and such. Sometimes you can find one on an auction site with the screw included. The problem for you might be if it is in the U.S....
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    That sounds about like our situation. If the...

    That sounds about like our situation. If the power goes out early, we head for the movies. Usually by the time we have had dinner and the movie lets out the power is back on.

    Back when we had cell...
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    At least the Record/Marples has a decent casting....

    At least the Record/Marples has a decent casting. Some of the later Record and Stanley planes have a less finished or rough casting.

    To me the flat sided handles are not as comfortable. This can...
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    Don't farm folks have cow phones? 417519 jtk

    Don't farm folks have cow phones?

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    There are many things reminiscent of my youth...

    There are many things reminiscent of my youth when walking through museums. In our younger years many of those things were merely old but still quite useable. Out parents journey though the great...
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    Many of the new(er) planes are quite nice. The...

    Many of the new(er) planes are quite nice. The LNs have much less backlash on there depth adjusters if that is a problem for someone. The machining is top notch and they tend to work superbly out of...
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    Marinus sums it up quite well. My preference for...

    Marinus sums it up quite well. My preference for a low knob makes it hard for me to like Stanley/Bailey planes after type 14, 1929 and on.



    This has me confused. Maybe it is from not being...
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    This Made Me Feel a bit Older

    Last night we watched an episode of Antiques Roadshow. It was a special edition of different episodes in compiled form.

    Every item was from my late teens and early twenties except one from my...
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    This pretty much agrees with my opinions other...

    This pretty much agrees with my opinions other than my feeling plane technology was mature by the end of WWI. In the '30s into and following WWII the 'improvements' were mostly ways to cut costs in...
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    There are many ways to hold work without a vise:...

    There are many ways to hold work without a vise:

    https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?223428

    A couple are mentioned there.

    jtk
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