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  1. Thread: Olive Awl

    by Jim Koepke
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    Nice work Ron. jtk

    Nice work Ron.

    jtk
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    Interesting Old Newspaper Article

    Today at an estate sale my wife purchased a pair of scissors made in Sheffield, England. In various Google searches for information on Richards of Sheffield a few other links were followed. One of...
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    One way some folks take care of this is to...

    One way some folks take care of this is to undercut the shoulder. In other words it is cut in at an angle. This allows the wood to compress as the tenon is clamped or drawn into the joint.

    jtk
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    There are a few planes with stamped frogs or...

    There are a few planes with stamped frogs or insufficient ways to secure the blade which have passed my way that might give you second thoughts on your statement above.

    Even a few Stanley/Bailey...
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    When you have a lot of equipment you need to keep...

    When you have a lot of equipment you need to keep running, you need to have a lot of the proper maintenance tools. It may as well be the ones that give you the least trouble.

    jtk
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    No need to hide. Much of this depends on each...

    No need to hide. Much of this depends on each individuals desires, likely more than need. My start in hand planes was with a #4, #5 and a #7. Paul Sellers talks about how people can bet by with just...
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    Yes, many people use water on their Arkansas...

    Yes, many people use water on their Arkansas stones. The purpose of the liquid is to float the swarf to help keep it out of the stone's pores.

    Though don't try using oil on a water stone.

    jtk
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    If one wants a super flat back on a new blade,...

    If one wants a super flat back on a new blade, get a Veritas blade from Lee Valley. The blade will not look super polished, but it will be flatter before one tries to flatten it than it will be...
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    My set of these sits in a drawer. Maybe they...

    My set of these sits in a drawer. Maybe they should be dug out again for a reevaluation. They were what led me to trying water stones.

    One of the problems with water stones is how easy it is to...
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    To add a bit to what David posted, water stones...

    To add a bit to what David posted, water stones were likely in use before oilstones. Natural stones from Japan were used with water before Europeans set foot in Arkansas.

    There are many kinds of...
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    They have done it by the metrification of...

    They have done it by the metrification of plywood, if it makes them a little more profit they will do it to construction lumber.

    jtk
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    When one works Fir of the Borg, it is labeled as...

    When one works Fir of the Borg, it is labeled as one by and measures three quarters.

    jtk
  13. Me neither. jtk

    Me neither.

    jtk
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    Jason, here is an old post of mine with some...

    Jason, here is an old post of mine with some information about the Stanley #45:

    https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?116419-Planes-and-a-Few-Things-to-Look-For

    The post on the #45 is post...
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    My solution for one batch of files & rasps was to...

    My solution for one batch of files & rasps was to hang a drawer at the top of a shelf that had a bit of head room:

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    Vertical dividers were mounted on a base to keep the files & rasps...
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    It is amazing how many ways have been devised to...

    It is amazing how many ways have been devised to make a process more complicated than need be.

    By the time someone could completely flatten and polish a proper piece of metal to at least 1000...
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    It is a day to go to town and do some grocery...

    It is a day to go to town and do some grocery shopping. My shop time will likely be minimal to none today.

    jtk
  18. To the best of my memory, three of my pairs are...

    To the best of my memory, three of my pairs are made be the same makers, though separate for each pair. In one of the pairs both planes have the same maker's name with some differences between the...
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    Any 'dumb' move is a rude awakening. A few days...

    Any 'dumb' move is a rude awakening. A few days ago mine was with a pipe clamp. After gluing up a lamination the moveable end was a bit tight. Trying to free it up, it gave way all of a sudden and...
  20. The world would be a better place if the scammers...

    The world would be a better place if the scammers were only calling one number.

    jtk
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    Usually someone that bad with tools doesn't...

    Usually someone that bad with tools doesn't finish a project, blood stains or not.

    jtk
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    Like so many "Rules of Thumb" there are...

    Like so many "Rules of Thumb" there are exceptions.

    The rule to remember is generally a saw with more teeth will likely make a smoother but slower cut.

    Then remember there are different...
  23. In this post a hollow & round pair is cleaned up...

    In this post a hollow & round pair is cleaned up and uses the technique mentioned above. The hollow plane had a bit of a rough sole and was not a perfect match to the round plane.

    Whilst...
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    Howdy Charlesm welcome to the Creek and thank you...

    Howdy Charlesm welcome to the Creek and thank you for your reply on the "I Love Lucy" reference.

    Stanley Covington used to post some great tutorials and how to pieces that many enjoyed. The...
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    They can also be used for holding a tote for...

    They can also be used for holding a tote for sanding, filing or finishing:

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    It is likely one could be used as a bacon press in a pinch.

    jtk
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