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  1. My reason for purchasing a low angle jack plane...

    My reason for purchasing a low angle jack plane was for use on a shooting board. This was before LN or LV offered a plane specifically for shooting. My LA Jack tends to be a shelf sitter. At this...
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    Doing a bit of searching on the Starrett stair...

    Doing a bit of searching on the Starrett stair gauge it seems Amazon is selling pairs made in China.

    One of the reviews mentioned they are easy to break.

    Did Starrett move manufacturing off...
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    This is the Pacific Rim earthquake zone....

    This is the Pacific Rim earthquake zone. Earthquakes can cause a tsunami. IMO it is better to be prepared for something that may never happen than to have to live with something that is going to come...
  4. Howdy Chuck and Welcome to the Creek. My...

    Howdy Chuck and Welcome to the Creek.

    My brother sells a lot on ebay and it seems the Postal Services around the world also subsidizes ebay shipping with the rates charged to those of us who mail...
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    Yes, some call them pig's ears and other names....

    Yes, some call them pig's ears and other names. They are used for laying out stair stringers and roofing rafters.



    Thanks Dave, knowing this made me smile when picking this up in the antique...
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    If the floating rock makes you wonder, turn it...

    If the floating rock makes you wonder, turn it upside down:

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    jtk
  7. If you are searching for the Stanley #42 Saw Set...

    If you are searching for the Stanley #42 Saw Set it is important to know it on sight. There are a few different saw sets in the #42 series.

    If you think finding the saw set is hard, try to find...
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    Rust Hunting in Astoria

    Went to the coast for a little shopping. One of my favorite antique malls had all this:

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    The Goodall Pratt eggbeater was in the shop owners corner. We were discussing it when he said he...
  9. At one time Stanley offered a smaller pin for the...

    At one time Stanley offered a smaller pin for the #42X to use on finer teeth. Many people have a second set and file the pin down for use on finer teeth.

    Prices can be crazy, just look at the...
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    My recent experience with a survey done by my...

    My recent experience with a survey done by my neighbor makes me think surveys are like snow flakes… No two are alike.

    To my surprise, the neighbor found out half of his animal pen and woodshed are...
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    This could be due to the international date line...

    This could be due to the international date line running up to the north pole. If it was mailed from across the date line, it could technically have been mailed tomorrow to arrive the day after...
  12. Oh Canada! Just looked up mailing a small flat...

    Oh Canada!

    Just looked up mailing a small flat rate box to Canada:

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    That really puts a damper on cross border marketing.

    Aaron, do you ever come across the border towards Portland,...
  13. The cost of shipping has become a larger part of...

    The cost of shipping has become a larger part of purchasing through ebay.

    Along with this the pandemic has caused more demand for all kinds of tools and everything else. At the same time there are...
  14. Thanks all for the comments and advice. ...

    Thanks all for the comments and advice.



    Not sure what this means.

    jtk
  15. Thanks John, this information is helpful. jtk

    Thanks John, this information is helpful.

    jtk
  16. It reminds me of my first vehicle, a Dodge PU...

    It reminds me of my first vehicle, a Dodge PU Truck. It was either a 1949 or a 1950. When my mom was asked why they didn't know what year it was made she said, "back then, after the war, you were...
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    Photos of San Francisco 1950s

    Interesting article with images of San Francisco from the 1950s >...
  18. What Has to be Done to Get What One Wants

    My truck is 26 years old. Over the years my mechanical abilities have been able to take care of most of the problems. The first problem right after buying it used from a dealer was the fuel pump...
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    Butterfly Effect…

    Look closely at the right wing:

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    Interesting transformation > https://www.facebook.com/sula.lemos.9/posts/4257526417613871

    jtk
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    There is a little method to my madness of hanging...

    There is a little method to my madness of hanging on to things.

    If it folds like a hinge they are mostly kept in one part of the shop. One exception is tools. Tools that have a hinge like pliers...
  21. Not too far from us is a store that buys and...

    Not too far from us is a store that buys and sells such items. In the Portland airport there is a shop that surprised the heck out of my at seeing how much people pay for small chests like this.
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    Let me also extend my thanks to the folks here....

    Let me also extend my thanks to the folks here. My discovery of SawMill Creek was from an internet search on using boiled linseed oil. Much has been learned over those years. My hope is there is more...
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    This can be caused by many different things....

    This can be caused by many different things. Overly thick shavings can be a cause of this. The lever/cap iron, as stated by others, can do this by catching the shaving instead of diverting it.

    Try...
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    No letter, all of our stimulus payments have been...

    No letter, all of our stimulus payments have been received via direct deposit. Our tax rebates the same way. We would likely purchase a new truck with our without the stimulus.

    Getting the new...
  25. Derek, Does this have a notch in it provide...

    Derek, Does this have a notch in it provide clearance for the blade adjustment?

    Have you used angled spacers for use with cutting sliding dovetails?

    jtk
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