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  1. My luck has alway been against me on ebay. My...

    My luck has alway been against me on ebay. My maximum bid was always out done by others. My intention was to purchase an earlier model. My first #60 type was an English made model bought at an OSH...
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    Anyone interested? There is a #51/52 currently...

    Anyone interested? There is a #51/52 currently listed on ebay. It can be yours for only $1900 plus shipping, such a deal.

    jtk
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    As to attaching the legs, either a frame or...

    As to attaching the legs, either a frame or battens would work. Another would be to build a trestle type support. This is similar in some ways to using battens with a different leg design.

    With a...
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    A skewed cut is helpful in getting a cleaner cut...

    A skewed cut is helpful in getting a cleaner cut with a slight reduction in physical effort. The spreading of the wear on the blade would not be very great unless the board was made to enable the...
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    It is seldom one of the current woodworking...

    It is seldom one of the current woodworking magazines catches my interest.

    If some inspiration is needed, rereading my old issues of Fine Woodworking from the late '70s and early '80s tends to be...
  6. Thread: Deck screws

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    This was going to also be my question. jtk

    This was going to also be my question.

    jtk
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    Sounds like a good score Roger, can you post...

    Sounds like a good score Roger, can you post images?

    jtk
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    How much shooting will you be doing and how...

    How much shooting will you be doing and how varied will it be?

    The Veritas set up is a fine but costly way to start out. If you do professional framing it might be a drop in the bucket.

    For my...
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    My marking knives were made using a dremel: ...

    My marking knives were made using a dremel:

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    The few minutes it took to cut the plane blade for the top and bottom knives didn't seem that slow to me.

    The one in the middle is made...
  10. Thread: Shaving

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    $40 buys me about a 5 year supply of Schick...

    $40 buys me about a 5 year supply of Schick Extreme 3 razors.

    jtk
  11. Thread: Deck screws

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    With the help of my grandson we built two decks...

    With the help of my grandson we built two decks using Deckmate screws. Not a single problem.

    My use of Stainless Steel deck screws with Robertson drive (square drive) always seems to have problems...
  12. Yes, there is a nut and washer on the other side....

    Yes, there is a nut and washer on the other side. The wood is ~1/4" thick.

    jtk
  13. Here is a very simple holder for blades used on...

    Here is a very simple holder for blades used on the #151:

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    An added pair of screws would allow holding a blade with no holes.

    jtk
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    All three of my scrub planes, one #40 and two...

    All three of my scrub planes, one #40 and two others set up as scrub planes, cost less than $65. All three of them have already lasted for decades.

    jtk
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    You are welcome Ted. One of my reasons for the...

    You are welcome Ted.

    One of my reasons for the disassembly was to see how deep into the face of a bench a pattern vise can be installed:

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    A piece of scrap was used to check for full...
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    The adjuster plate is all the way forward. Turn...

    The adjuster plate is all the way forward. Turn the adjuster counter clockwise a bit to back off the blade.

    If there isn't a pin in the mouth adjuster harp, you may be able to find a nail of the...
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    Jim, Looking at your pictures again it dawned...

    Jim,

    Looking at your pictures again it dawned on my that your vise is an original. It may have a single hinge pin that could be driven out simply with a punch. Trying that with a light touch was...
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    That is a great find Rafael. Many years ago when...

    That is a great find Rafael. Many years ago when the original post was found on a metal working web site it was saved as a web archive.

    The saying that things are forever on the internet does not...
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    Rafael, that is a pretty piece of wood for a...

    Rafael, that is a pretty piece of wood for a coffee table.

    You may want to install a couple of butterfly dutchmen into the crack to keep it from splitting any more.

    jtk
  20. Depending on the maker, it could also be a...

    Depending on the maker, it could also be a different designation in the serial number.

    This reminds me of an experience with some Snap-On tools. My friend had a ratchet that was identical to mine...
  21. Thread: Shaving

    by Jim Koepke
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    A new beard tends to start itching after about a...

    A new beard tends to start itching after about a week. It usually stops itching after a couple of weeks.

    jtk
  22. Good show, how about posting some images in the...

    Good show, how about posting some images in the Neanderthal Haven forum?

    Like Phil, sometimes my enthusiasm, when using my spokeshaves, takes me over the line. The same can be said of my planes.
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    Alex, Bob, Welcome to the Creek. Alex, My...

    Alex, Bob, Welcome to the Creek.

    Alex, My question is the same as Bob's:

    If you are in the Pacific Northwest, you are welcome to visit my shop and test drive different sizes and types of...
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    This is true for anyone buying or building a...

    This is true for anyone buying or building a bench.

    People should be careful not to succumb to the influence of what is popular by building someone else's bench.

    The type of projects one...
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    Sounds like a type 7 with a replacement for the...

    Sounds like a type 7 with a replacement for the lever cap. A plane that works well is all that really matters.

    A long time ago there was a batch of large depth adjusters listed on ebay. My bid won...
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