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    tension gauge under $50 I just saw the ad,...

    tension gauge under $50 I just saw the ad, havenīt used one. eztension dot com includes interesting video
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    I too thought of cutting down a 9 PPI but in my...

    I too thought of cutting down a 9 PPI but in my collection of Disston saws I found that the plate thickness increased as the saws got heavier. I bought a 4 1/2 PPI. It is noticeably heavier in the...
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    I admit that I have a saw problem. Way too many...

    I admit that I have a saw problem. Way too many saws almost entirely old pre-1940 Disston, currently designing a saw till for the keepers. I will share some findings on panel saws.
    I have two of...
  4. I ordered saw plates last 9/1 and got them about...

    I ordered saw plates last 9/1 and got them about 16 weeks later. I had had two vendors of reasonably priced saw plates in mind, the only other being TGIAG. A bit later I saw that TGIAG was not...
  5. RE drilling/annealing: Sounds like you need a...

    RE drilling/annealing:
    Sounds like you need a 5/16Ļ carbide drill bit, but that is $33 USD at McMasterCarr. Another solution that is often suggested but I have not tried is to first chuck up a...
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    Another voice in the wilderness. I own several...

    Another voice in the wilderness. I own several #12 and D-12 saws. They are hard to beat. I believe I am well informed on Disston saws. In 1928 Disston simply renamed the # saws to the D saws. If...
  7. I should have added: Paul Sellers. You can find...

    I should have added:
    Paul Sellers. You can find his ultimate tool lists here:



    https://paulsellers.com/?s=myminimalist+toollist

    and here:
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  8. Iīm still a beginner

    I, too, asked the question
    What tools should a beginner start with in the woodworking shop?
    The answer is ĻIt Depends................
    I made some notes to share:

    First there are basically...
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