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  1. Wow, very nice, you have considerable skills! ...

    Wow, very nice, you have considerable skills! I'm going to concentrate on making something similar to your simpler lathe tool handles My goal will be to replace all 8 Freud chisel handles with a...
  2. Hmmmm. OP has never bought a single product from...

    Hmmmm. OP has never bought a single product from either company. None the less he proclaims with near certainty:


    Now just how wood he know that never having bought a single product from either...
  3. Hi John, thanks for your thoughtful response! ...

    Hi John, thanks for your thoughtful response! Glad to here Chetchen will work. I pondered getting fancy on the ferrules but in the end I decided to KISS in order to keep the expenses down. Copper...
  4. Lathe chisel need to be re-handled...

    I have a set of Freud chisels I bought back in the 80s and the handles are the original Euro mystery wood with a bronze foil ferrule. I just made some Iwasaki file handles with copper pipe ferrule...
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    here's the German take on plane flatness and how...

    here's the German take on plane flatness and how to measure it:
    https://www.fine-tools.com/rechtwinkligkeit-und-planheit-bei-hobeln.html
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    I don't pay tariffs on Chinese products, I don't...

    I don't pay tariffs on Chinese products, I don't buy Chinese products. That was easy. Of course anyone from a heavily regulated Western European economic system explaining how "tariffs are taxes"...
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    The Woodcraft BU 62 is now listed at the same...

    The Woodcraft BU 62 is now listed at the same price as the LN 62. The $250 WC BU is slightly better than the $100 Stanley version but in no way compares to its North American competitors. I looked...
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    I googled "vfd error code lu" just to see what...

    I googled "vfd error code lu" just to see what results come up. "lu" comes up as low voltage. Are you using 120vac but the inverter is set for 240vac? Did it come with an installation manual?
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    Since the Chinese versions sold at Woodcraft now...

    Since the Chinese versions sold at Woodcraft now cost the same as or very near the price of LN and Veritas the Indian knock offs are the next alternative. I bet WC is disappointed choosing a Chinese...
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    They've only been available for a ~year...I...

    They've only been available for a ~year...I suppose it could be a couple factories but when one factory's line up matches the Rockler offerings and the other doesn't it seems unlikely. Esp when...
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    I'd go with a factory rebuilt motor. The idea...

    I'd go with a factory rebuilt motor. The idea that a rebuilt motor is marginal has no basis in reality. Rebuild kits with over-sized journals, mains and pistols are state-of-the-art for a century. ...
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    Not Groz, made in India by Shobha Industries.

    Not Groz, made in India by Shobha Industries.
  13. I hadn't checked in with this thread for some...

    I hadn't checked in with this thread for some time and wonder why FWW was still struggling with subscriptions. Best response before the thread breakdown, "I must recant this post. I forgot that I...
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    You can be sure the lawyers that were awarded the...

    You can be sure the lawyers that were awarded the right to negociate this "settlement" made millions regardless of how many victims apply for the payout....
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    I doubt imperial sized bearings will go away but...

    I doubt imperial sized bearings will go away but if you're convinced it's a issue it'll be much cheaper and better to buy a small stash now a save them for future use. Making a thin shim is a fool's...
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    I use a Veritas honing guide with chambered...

    I use a Veritas honing guide with chambered roller for this function.
  17. PM sent on the jointer.

    PM sent on the jointer.
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    For every blade maker noted in this thread none...

    For every blade maker noted in this thread none have 1 1/4" block plane blades listed in their catalog. And the LN blade isn't a standard adjuster slot configuration seen in the USA/UK Stanley and...
  19. After putting a deep gouge in my 220 grit green...

    After putting a deep gouge in my 220 grit green stone and blowing through $10 worth of sandpaper fixing a nicked plane blade I decided to get a Veritas grinding stand to go with a slow speed grinder....
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    Or go with a Veritas apron plane? Same...

    Or go with a Veritas apron plane? Same width/angle/weight and three metallurgical blade choices.
  21. I bought one from Woodcraft, it went on sale 2...

    I bought one from Woodcraft, it went on sale 2 days later. I haven't used it yet but I threw away the box...now that I'm in it for $35 I could try keeping it flat with sandpaper on my granite...
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    Best fun fact: it all started with handguns at...

    Best fun fact: it all started with handguns at the shooting range. I understand these days he's a national class marksman.
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    This is why I gave up my landline 15 years ago. ...

    This is why I gave up my landline 15 years ago. All I got was junk calls; everyone important to me learned to call or text me on my cell. I'm close to finishing my sixth decade and I don't know...
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    Great video! "Hippy machine, he had a bad back,...

    Great video! "Hippy machine, he had a bad back, six more dollars than I had that morning". I found your story inspiring and fascinating..

    I love all the stuff on your desk. Behind your phone...
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    When I look at the BCT designs they remind me of...

    When I look at the BCT designs they remind me of de-constructed recipes. I don't understand the attraction of either. I do like the Veritas design philosophy. It's a little different with a...
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