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  1. At my former residence the neighbors had a closed...

    At my former residence the neighbors had a closed pit. It was actually a piece of concrete water pipe about 20" in diameter and 4' long.

    They would often trim off leaves from an agave cactus and...
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    The upside is the set up quickly and do not get...

    The upside is the set up quickly and do not get gouged by an errant stroke of a blade.

    Another downside is the softer oilstones are more work to flatten when needed.

    jtk
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    There are many different grit comparison charts...

    There are many different grit comparison charts available. They do not always agree on different aspects of how an abrasive particle is measured.

    Here is one:

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    And another:

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    The first one looks like a carborundum stone....

    The first one looks like a carborundum stone. Norton made those so it may be pre-Norton or a second brand. It is man made stone. They tend to cut fast. It looks to have a light side and a dark side....
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    People are shopping from home more now since the...

    People are shopping from home more now since the coronavirus. That is bound to make for more work at the USPS.

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    My BD planes are all older Stanley/Bailey planes....

    My BD planes are all older Stanley/Bailey planes. They were much less expensive when most of mine were purchased. Other than the #1 & #2 they were all less than $50. Only the #8 cost $50. Most were...
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    Isn't that a tenon with a mortise for another...

    Isn't that a tenon with a mortise for another tenon at another angle? :D

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    Dan, where do you call home? You may live near...

    Dan, where do you call home? You may live near another member who is willing to let you take a test drive with their planes.

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    Most of the Bevel Down irons are easier to...

    Most of the Bevel Down irons are easier to sharpen freehand. If one wants, the chip breaker can be slid back on the blade while sharpening. Stanley may have suggested this is some of their...
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    This is also my visiting style here. jtk

    This is also my visiting style here.

    jtk
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    FWIW, my brother told me the USPS gets touchy...

    FWIW, my brother told me the USPS gets touchy about people doing this.

    Also, once a shipper prints the label it is in the tracking system:

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    This will let you know to some extent what...
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    Maybe near the top or the list as one of the...

    Maybe near the top or the list as one of the ultimate speciality tools of woodworking.

    Next we will have to have a discussion of bevel up versus bevel down. Then imagine if someone designed a...
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    A #4-1/2 is a slightly longer plane. In the...

    A #4-1/2 is a slightly longer plane. In the Stanley/Bailey design, not only is there a bit more space, the tote is also larger.



    A standard angle bevel up block plane? That or a side rabbet...
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    A salesperson once explained to me a "life time...

    A salesperson once explained to me a "life time warranty" is not necessarily for the life of the owner. It can be a life time the industry sets for a particular product.

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    Thanks Eric, instead of watching videos my...

    Thanks Eric, instead of watching videos my buffing wheel was set up on my lathe to give this a whirl. Yesterday it was quite successful with a blade from a #3. Today it was tried on a #4-1/2 blade. ...
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    My statement: This could have been a bit...

    My statement:



    This could have been a bit clearer; "without moving the point of the tooth" to the left of the tooth with a flat top.

    jtk
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    Thanks Scott, if time allows me it will be ...

    Thanks Scott, if time allows me it will be visited.

    jtk
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    Thanks David, it seems like all the threads have...

    Thanks David, it seems like all the threads have been leading to various shades of sharpening lately.

    jtk
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    My tendency is more like that of Pigpen. Part of...

    My tendency is more like that of Pigpen. Part of my routine is to spend a few minutes sometime while in the shop to put the unused things away.

    Often the case is like last week. A bit of...
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    Great looking bench Brad. There is almost...

    Great looking bench Brad.



    There is almost an infinite number of ways to hold work. For me, my tail vise gets more use than my face vise. That could change with my next bench.

    jtk
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    Yes, some of my time was spent watching David's...

    Yes, some of my time was spent watching David's video.

    Did someone start a thread on the subject on SMC?

    Also, has anyone else here given it a go?

    jtk
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    Was it just my imagination?

    Was there a recent post on the "Unicorn Edge" or some such?

    Having looked at another forum to see what this was about, it was put on a back burner to give a try.

    Finally had a plane blade to...
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    Hi Jeffery, My last saw like this was a bit of a...

    Hi Jeffery, My last saw like this was a bit of a pain.

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    Yes, get to the shape you want first. My guess is you have already visited > www.vintagesaws.com < The library has a great...
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    A good looking piece Phil. My wall hanging...

    A good looking piece Phil.

    My wall hanging things aren't really art, they have mostly been for hanging coats and hats:

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    One detail often forgotten in photography is the...

    One detail often forgotten in photography is the image is usually turned upside down by the optics. In this case the bottom of the image is actually at the top of the surface collecting the light....
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