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    Both of those would be an expensive venture. The...

    Both of those would be an expensive venture. The finished cost would likely be more than most people would want to pay. Clifton had an offering of a modern #45. There was one in a Woodcraft store...
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    CS and many other hand tool evangelicals,...

    CS and many other hand tool evangelicals, including myself, tend to 'discover' something then preach it to the community. Oftentimes afterwards we learn something to modify our understanding. With...
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    Rafael, your #5 looks to the length of a #7 if...

    Rafael, your #5 looks to the length of a #7 if your panel is close to 24" wide.

    Working around a knot is one of the trickiest parts of a board to tame. Sometimes with a small plane like a #3 or #4...
  4. An auger bit in an electric drill will often...

    An auger bit in an electric drill will often result in the work piece spinning around and whacking the user.

    jtk
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    Nice work, thanks for sharing. jtk

    Nice work, thanks for sharing.

    jtk
  6. Feed-N-Wax is my favorite wood treatment. Often...

    Feed-N-Wax is my favorite wood treatment. Often it is used on handles on the lathe with no other coating.

    jtk
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    Shaping it when it is soft can be done with a...

    Shaping it when it is soft can be done with a file to avoid gumming up the grinder.

    jtk
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    Nice, we got into the low 50s today. jtk

    Nice, we got into the low 50s today.

    jtk
  9. You may not want to lap the scratches all the way...

    You may not want to lap the scratches all the way as it will not only take a lot of time but will reduce the thickness of the sole a bit.

    If you do take your friend up on buying a replacement,...
  10. Certainly not chestnuts, the Chestnut seems to be...

    Certainly not chestnuts, the Chestnut seems to be a brand name. The MSDS indicates a few drying or volatile agents, naphtha, xylene and a couple of others.

    The lamp oil looks to be noting but a...
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    My bench dog hole layout has evolved over time....

    My bench dog hole layout has evolved over time. Some are placed between the two rows to apply side pressure to pieces being face planed. A few along the length to accommodate different widths works...
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    My last time through Tucson was a little funny....

    My last time through Tucson was a little funny. It was in the early 1970s on a Greyhound buss. There was a couple from France also on the bus. They were asking if anyone knew how much longer it was...
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    At my last job, we had set screws with plastic...

    At my last job, we had set screws with plastic tips inserted in to the metal.

    If one has the needed equipment, this could be done with a larger screw in ones shop.

    One could likely use a piece...
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    For every problem there is a solution. My bench...

    For every problem there is a solution. My bench is factory made so the dog holes are drilled at 90. The solution for me was to toe in the top of the dogs:

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    They do well at holding thin...
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    My mortise gauge made in a British factory has a...

    My mortise gauge made in a British factory has a brass strip like Phil's gauge. Loosening the screw a little extra helps prevent scratching and setting it only as tight as needed to hold a setting...
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    It might be in market testing the Veritas won the...

    It might be in market testing the Veritas won the day.

    It is nice to have an old collectible. Maybe people are shying away from buying a new collectible. Especially since it will likely be their...
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    Looks good Phil. jtk

    Looks good Phil.

    jtk
  18. If you are in the Pacific Northwest you have the...

    If you are in the Pacific Northwest you have the same offer as Andrew's from me.

    jtk
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    There was likely a lot less competition in the...

    There was likely a lot less competition in the marketplace in the time of Model Ts as compared to competition in the market at the time of the Mustang.

    jtk
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    William, Andrew, thanks for sharing your reasons...

    William, Andrew, thanks for sharing your reasons for liking the shoulder vise. To me it seems like something that would always catch my hip in a crowded shop.

    jtk
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    Doctor Google says: 419466 More information...

    Doctor Google says:

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    More information here > https://model-a-ford.org/resources/technical-reference/general-information/19301931-open/

    jtk
  22. Hi Bob, John Walter's book states all of these...

    Hi Bob,

    John Walter's book states all of these are likely prewar as they were only made from 1936-1941. These are the same years for the 51R.

    This is likely why they are a difficult item to...
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    The reasons for a shoulder vise escape me. Of...

    The reasons for a shoulder vise escape me. Of course everyone is working different projects and a shoulder vise may be the cat's pajamas for some projects.

    My skepticism is from occasionally...
  24. It is a fun little shave for light work. It took...

    It is a fun little shave for light work. It took me a little effort to get used to working with it. It and my #63 are often used together. The #63 to get rid of saw marks and the Cast Round is often...
  25. If you do go to the store to see it in person,...

    If you do go to the store to see it in person, check if you can see light between the blade and the lever cap or the blade and the bed. A little light might work fine with a little fettling, a lot of...
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