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  1. Yes and yes. It will also make for a smoother...

    Yes and yes.

    It will also make for a smoother dowel.

    jtk
  2. Thanks for sharing your skills and knowledge Tom....

    Thanks for sharing your skills and knowledge Tom.

    jtk
  3. Ron, If you have fractional bits you might try...

    Ron, If you have fractional bits you might try drilling a starter hole a 64th inch bigger. You might even try two holes bigger with two steps down to the size desired.

    jtk
  4. As David mentioned free shipping now starts at...

    As David mentioned free shipping now starts at $30. This is less than the periodic free shipping in the past.

    One the Lee Valley home page is a header to choose which department you are interested...
  5. Ron, do you have access to a piece of plate steel...

    Ron, do you have access to a piece of plate steel 1/4" - 1/2" thick and a drill press?

    You could make your own dowel plate.

    How much dowel do you need?

    Making a dowel cutter for longer...
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    Poll: While working in transportation any wiring with...

    While working in transportation any wiring with high voltage or current would be spliced with crimp connectors using precision jaws and a pneumatic driver.

    Do they make Wago connectors for such...
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    That could run up my credit card real fast. ...

    That could run up my credit card real fast.

    Some nice looking items.

    jtk
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    Another vote for O1, almost all of my chisels are...

    Another vote for O1, almost all of my chisels are O1. A few of my plane blades are A1 or A2. There are also a few PMv-11 blades in the shop. The PM seems less trouble for me to sharpen than the A1 &...
  9. Brian, Here is another parts source >...

    Brian, Here is another parts source > https://www.antique-used-tools.com/comparts.htm < he has the adjuster plate currently listed at $6.50.

    There is also a parts view of the style of block plane....
  10. If you can take some pictures around the outside...

    If you can take some pictures around the outside of the arm's pivot point others might be able to see if the pin is easy to tap out with a small nail or pin punch or if you might have to file it a...
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    Poll: This is also the reason given to me for not...

    This is also the reason given to me for not soldering junctions in crimp or twist connectors. The thermal changes can cause a solder joint to go 'cold,' causing more resistance in the joint....
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    Poll: There should be a third answer, It depends. jtk

    There should be a third answer, It depends.

    jtk
  13. Thread: Mice

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    Mice are smart little critters. Sometimes it...

    Mice are smart little critters.

    Sometimes it helps to place an unset trap to get them used to it. After they have fed at the trap a few times, set the trap to kill.

    A friend many years ago...
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    There are many ways to align the file for the...

    There are many ways to align the file for the desired fleam angle. Some will lay an angle gauge on the bench below the vise and move it as needed.

    Lee Valley sells a file handle with a fleam guide...
  15. You might have to find parts from someone like...

    You might have to find parts from someone like NHPlaneparts dot com.

    The lever has to pivot on something. usually it is a pin that should be removable somehow.

    jtk
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    Does your bench have a vise? My Gramercy saw...

    Does your bench have a vise?

    My Gramercy saw vise was mounted so it can be held in a vise:

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    There is a groove on the back side for the back piece:

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    That and the spoke wrench thing. For some reason...

    That and the spoke wrench thing. For some reason it looks more like small vise jaws to me.

    jtk
  18. Add me as interested in learning about your...

    Add me as interested in learning about your wooden Criss Cross.

    jtk
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    Being before my time would explain it. How...

    Being before my time would explain it.

    How would you turn a spoke with one of those? You would have to be constantly removing it and resetting it.

    My wheel building and adjusting was always on...
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    Reading the current magazine output has been...

    Reading the current magazine output has been disappointing for years.

    Reading old issues has been educational. In the first five issues there were three with great information on mortise & tenon...
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    The battle over English will never be won. jtk

    The battle over English will never be won.

    jtk
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    Hi Aaron, your location is not provided in your...

    Hi Aaron, your location is not provided in your profile.

    If you live in a high humidity area your dehumidifier might not be enough.

    Some folks have chemistry in their sweat that can tarnish...
  23. The video for this reminds me of why one...

    The video for this reminds me of why one shouldn't drink a lot while working on a car or other project.



    The range of the self adjusting wrenches seems rather small:

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    Give me a six...
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    The one that looks like a pliers is a ring...

    The one that looks like a pliers is a ring crimping tool. Sometimes called a hog ring pliers. The wing nut is to adjust it for different amounts of compression. It is often used to crimp rings at the...
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    Is it jarring to know a door cannot be a jar, but...

    Is it jarring to know a door cannot be a jar, but it can be ajar?

    Don't forget about auto-antonyms, words that mean the opposite of themselves.

    Cleave can mean to hold on or to remove....
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