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  1. A couple things. To attend any of the meets that...

    A couple things. To attend any of the meets that are sponsored by the MWTCA, you have to be a member. You can join at the door, but, you will be at a disadvantage as by the time the booth is open,...
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    Erich, The hybrid teeth are a compromise...

    Erich,

    The hybrid teeth are a compromise spanning the gap between rip and crosscut teeth. Typical rip teeth are filed straight across (no fleam) and have a rake angle of 0-8 degrees, depending on...
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    Sure, you are entitled, but you get in line with...

    Sure, you are entitled, but you get in line with all the other folks looking to file claims in the bankruptcy proceeding. Besides, as long as the magazine continues to publish issues, their contract...
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    Offers before these go to Ebay or put back in the...

    Offers before these go to Ebay or put back in the drawer?
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    Jason, I have the identical plane also in the...

    Jason,

    I have the identical plane also in the tin box. From what I see, your plane is only missing two parts. One is the little wood handled screwdriver which is almost always missing but...
  6. Why not just contact Andrew at: ...

    Why not just contact Andrew at: https://eccentrictoolworks.com/contact/ and see if he will make you one? His blog seems dormant for almost 3 years, but his site is still up.
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    Ralph, Using a micrometer, most measure within...

    Ralph,

    Using a micrometer, most measure within a few thousandths of their stated width. The 1" chisel measures .999"! I think they are imperial with metric equivalents.
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    Fabled Aldi Chisels, new and unopened!

    I've got 8 sets of Aldi Bench Chisels which many rave about here on SMC. These come as shown, new and unopened. The set contains 8, 13, 18 and 24 mm sizes. The handles appear to be of beech and...
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    Sorby Octagonal Bench Chisel Set

    I've got a like new set of Sorby Boxwood Handled bench chisels. I don't see many signs of sharpening and the backs will need flattened and bevel honed. Just a few hints of oxidation on a few of the...
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    Izzy, I'm sure it's your technique. When I...

    Izzy,

    I'm sure it's your technique. When I used to make the rounds at Woodworking shows selling the Independence Tool Dovetail Saw, I saw a lot of common themes in how folks handle saws. The...
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    Todd, The form that you place the cane in is...

    Todd,

    The form that you place the cane in is hardened steel. As you can imagine, to get to the final exact dimension, the plane blade is rubbing on steel. By placing a groove in the center of...
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    Phil, I am building a 7' two piece rod. When...

    Phil,

    I am building a 7' two piece rod. When you make them yourself, the sky is the limit, two piece, 3 piece even 4 pieces.

    Straightening is a hard job. All ours were relatively straight...
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    Lots of work on the rod today. We first stripped...

    Lots of work on the rod today. We first stripped off all the binder and final sanded the blanks:

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    We next final trimmed the blank sections to length. The glue lines are invisible due to...
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    We finished the day by forming the grip and...

    We finished the day by forming the grip and learning various other finishing tasks such as varnishing the rod and learning to wrap the guides.

    We glued up the grip by gluing 1/2” thick cork rings...
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    Mid day update. This morning is all about gluing...

    Mid day update. This morning is all about gluing up the blanks into one piece. The glue is a two part phenolic resin glue that has a relatively long working time and is impervious to moisture. Here...
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    Today we planed the strips for the top part of...

    Today we planed the strips for the top part of the rod. The planing form has two sides so we flipped it over and adjusted it for the much smaller bamboo pieces required for the tip. Shown below is...
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    Next we sand what will be the outside of the rod...

    Next we sand what will be the outside of the rod to remove the enamel which was on the outside of the plant and remove scorch marks from the heat treating process. Shown here being held in the rough...
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    Building a Bamboo Fly Rod

    A bucket list item for me is learning how to build a split cane Bamboo Fly rod. That process started this morning at a week long class Iím taking at Sunny Brook Trout Club under the instruction of...
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    Joe, I don't follow the logic. Old saws can't...

    Joe,

    I don't follow the logic. Old saws can't have bright steel? I have some saws that are 150 years old with steel brighter than the OPs. If the steel was cared for and not hung in the barn,...
  20. Randy, I'm not questioning his techniques. I...

    Randy,

    I'm not questioning his techniques. I know Chris personally (early Independence Tool Customer) and I'm sure he is expert with the belt sander.

    What I'm questioning, is the...
  21. Randy, I've never experimented with a belt...

    Randy,

    I've never experimented with a belt sander and don't own one. I can't think of any practical use for one frankly. Just stating that articles on belt sanders are not why most folks...
  22. A personal favorite was the article on Belt...

    A personal favorite was the article on Belt Sander Basics. Because nothing screams Fine Woodworking more than the subtleties of operating the belt sander.
  23. It's not possible to overstate how much John...

    It's not possible to overstate how much John knows about all things Stanley.
  24. In John Walter's excellent book, he notes that...

    In John Walter's excellent book, he notes that for Type 17, 1942-1945: "Some specimens of this period have been observed without frog adjustment screw or kidney shaped hole in lever cap" It also...
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    Matt, you need to spend $6 to be a contributor to...

    Matt, you need to spend $6 to be a contributor to see images and do anything worthwhile on the site
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