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    The aprons with a pair of holdfasts is very quick...

    The aprons with a pair of holdfasts is very quick for holding panels against the front of a bench.

    Somethings are a bit large for a front vise to hold. Wedges are another easy way to hold work:
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    Okay, who has a paint can opener they used like a...

    Okay, who has a paint can opener they used like a chisel to clean the bottom of a mortise? :eek:

    jtk
  3. What is even worse is when you accidentally hit a...

    What is even worse is when you accidentally hit a key combination with something you like popping up. Then you know there is a way to get there, but you don't know what it is.

    jtk
  4. Yes, please note, my statement didn't say it was...

    Yes, please note, my statement didn't say it was a good practice, merely that some owners may have done it.

    jtk
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    Buyers may be more interested if they knew the...

    Buyers may be more interested if they knew the sizes.

    jtk
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    Here is one of my devices for vise free wood...

    Here is one of my devices for vise free wood working:

    https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?223428

    There is a link in the thread for The Woodright's Shop program where this was shown.
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  7. Roger, you are correct in what you have said....

    Roger, you are correct in what you have said. Unfortunately not all users of socket chisels have exercised your degree of tool care and maintenance. Fitting a handle to a socket takes a bit of time...
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    My knowledge of Martin J. Donnelly's business...

    My knowledge of Martin J. Donnelly's business practices is zilch.

    The threaded rods for the Stanley #45 were only used from 1884-1896. If your order wasn't clearly for a pair of threaded rods, it...
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    Mine tend to last in the range of years. Some of...

    Mine tend to last in the range of years. Some of the lower power ones are sitting abandoned all around being replaced by stronger pairs.

    If you go through them as quick as you say, the Dollar Tree...
  10. Bill, a few years back a link was posted to a...

    Bill, a few years back a link was posted to a video about the SFFD's Ladder Shop. The thread devolved into political mud slinging. Hopefully linking to a story about a high quality shop building...
  11. Dave, anything worth mentioning is worth...

    Dave, anything worth mentioning is worth repeating. Though my use of a soft, high moisture wood like pine didn't need help, so it wasn't mentioned.

    It all helps.

    jtk
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    My guess is he may have had a change of heart....

    My guess is he may have had a change of heart. Some of the items in his images indicated he may have had complete tools disassembled among the parts.

    My recollection is he did mention at least...
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    Looks good, now that you figured out how to post...

    Looks good, now that you figured out how to post images how about some action shots with the chisels?

    jtk
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    For the old #50 planes without an adjuster the...

    For the old #50 planes without an adjuster the #45 blades are too long. The change in handle design may allow a bit longer blade in the #13-050. From memory Whole earth access sold the #13-050 or a...
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    Depending on your plow plane there is a way to...

    Depending on your plow plane there is a way to make it work:

    https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?196104

    With a little outside the box set up it is not difficult to make stopped rabbets,...
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    That is a gloat worthy find your, lucky day. :D ...

    That is a gloat worthy find your, lucky day. :D

    jtk
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    L.L. Bean also sells shoes. jtk

    L.L. Bean also sells shoes.

    jtk
  18. Street Cars & Cable Cars of San Francisco

    If you enjoy images of old transit vehicles, you might enjoy this:
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  19. Have you tried blind nailing as linked in my last...

    Have you tried blind nailing as linked in my last post?

    If you want to stay with a filler, try mixing sawdust with a clear glue like an epoxy. Heavy on the sawdust. Try an experiment or two before...
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    That is great, thanks for getting back to us with...

    That is great, thanks for getting back to us with photos.

    A #2 is a handy plane to have when working on smaller projects.

    jtk
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    It seems a lot of web site updates have been to...

    It seems a lot of web site updates have been to make the computer user's experience mimic the phone user's experience.

    If that was my preference, then my computer would be a smart phone.

    Maybe...
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    IMO, there is a special very hot uncomfortable place reserved for people like this.

    My wife's first husband thought he was smart for doing this. His son by his second wife just got married. He was...
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    Here is Mary May's page on sharpening various...

    Here is Mary May's page on sharpening various carving tools:

    https://www.marymaycarving.com/carvingschool/category/sharpening-gouges/

    jtk
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    Mary May has appeared on The Woodwright's Shop. ...

    Mary May has appeared on The Woodwright's Shop.

    Searching > mary may sharpening < brought up a few including one by Paul Sellers.

    Here is Marry May on sharpening a curved gouge:
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  25. Many old timber framing chisels and slicks have...

    Many old timber framing chisels and slicks have been glued our cemented into the socket to prevent the chisel from slipping off the handle. A falling chisel could be deadly from a high work place.
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