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    I use mine to find studs behind sheetrock with a...

    I use mine to find studs behind sheetrock with a 1/16th inch drill bit. In seconds, I can locate the edges so that the fastener is placed in the center. Best of all, it's a one hand job as I'm...
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    Steven, I got a 12 inch bow saw that needed a new...

    Steven, I got a 12 inch bow saw that needed a new blade. TFWW had a variety pack of 3 blades which I got. Never used a bow saw before,but I've had limited exposure to cheap coping saws. Night and day...
  3. Thread: Saw vice

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    I use a couple pieces of 3''by36"by3/16" steel...

    I use a couple pieces of 3''by36"by3/16" steel plates with a couple of 1" C clamps to position the saw plate and hold it so I can place the saw and plates with one hand in the bench vice. I also...
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    Your "high speed CO may indicate that it contains...

    Your "high speed CO may indicate that it contains cobalt which helps with the cutting edge lasting longer during high heat drilling.
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    I've got just one, a Stanley 47-061, unused...

    I've got just one, a Stanley 47-061, unused before I bought it for $2 at a Rocky Mountain Tool Collectors meeting. I've used it numerous times and enjoyed planing to the line.
    Replaced all...
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    In picture #1 I noticed a good sized hole between...

    In picture #1 I noticed a good sized hole between the crank and the adjustment lever(?). Could there be a corresponding hole in the shaft to lock rotation?

    In picture #3 I noticed a small hole...
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    I'm curious, are you drilling vertically or...

    I'm curious, are you drilling vertically or horizontally? If vertically, drop a line with a weight (plumb) behind the drill so you can visually check.
    Horizontally, use a ring on the drill shaft...
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    Looks Great Rob! Thanks for the pictures. Looks...

    Looks Great Rob! Thanks for the pictures. Looks robust and solid.

    I'm wondering if it MAY accept Stanley's #55 combination plane blades? Just curiosity since you're still in design mode.

    Ya...
  9. I agree with you Gene, it's slim pickings out...

    I agree with you Gene, it's slim pickings out here. Although, going to a Rocky Mountain Tool Collector club meet I've found several good user tools. I've observed these guys and gals like to...
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    You Suck! :D

    You Suck! :D
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    I read an article last night about saw sharpening...

    I read an article last night about saw sharpening that I felt was helpful for understanding (somewhat for me) the process. I'll bring it back up the next time I file a saw. For me it helps to read...
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    I know when they stopped, way too soon! I...

    I know when they stopped, way too soon! I remember the brand when I was growing up, used a hammer or two and thinking I liked how it performed.

    Good design, well made, great value. I still miss...
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    Lost Art Press just released a two volume set of...

    Lost Art Press just released a two volume set of Charles Hayward's articles from The Woodworker magazine. I got the message that my order was shipped Thursday the third. I should see it this week.
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    I've looked into those myself, Sean. I'm a...

    I've looked into those myself, Sean. I'm a cheapskate when it's something new to me. I've read that starting out, any hatchet will do because EVERYTHING at first is a learning curve. With...
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    As you're waiting to obtain a tool to pull the...

    As you're waiting to obtain a tool to pull the shaft, keep using penetrating oil to loosen rust/crud.

    Good luck!
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    We do have salt put on the roads at this time of...

    We do have salt put on the roads at this time of year and lots of coarse sand. Also, wood soaks up all the moisture it can so keeping the saw dust off tools helps.

    Nice cabinet, James.
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    Nice anvil there in the background as well.

    Nice anvil there in the background as well.
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    I was looking at this last night, is this what you're thinking?

    Dovetailed and Wedged Tenon (Fig. 157).—When two pieces such as the cross rail and leg of a carpenter's bench are required to be...
  19. Funny, yes, but it can. It's not a "cut", it's...

    Funny, yes, but it can. It's not a "cut", it's broached.
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    Stewie, I'll try to find some of...

    Stewie, I'll try to find some of https://www.danmurphys.com.au/produc...umpy-flagon-2l on this side of the pond. I really like your Sheaf Stout but I can't find it here any more.

    Thanks for the...
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    For smaller tangs, I use quarter inch inside...

    For smaller tangs, I use quarter inch inside diameter rubber tubing also called compressed air line. Any THICK tubing will do. Don't use a file without a handle. If it catches (stops abruptly),...
  22. I understand linen strops do a good job as well....

    I understand linen strops do a good job as well.

    my two pennies
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    Why wouldn't your sash saw do the job? I don't...

    Why wouldn't your sash saw do the job? I don't own one so I'm curious. I read Shannon's article on obtaining your first saw, a carcass, but I came away thinking whatever saw you've got should do...
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    Allow me to halt your slipping on another slope. ...

    Allow me to halt your slipping on another slope. Just mail that Lily White to me. I'm here to help you. :D
  25. Nice razor, you should give it a go. I've...

    Nice razor, you should give it a go. I've cabbaged onto three of that style so far. I bought a NEW razor on sale that's a bigger, heavier shiny one. I don't care for it as much. Couldn't put my...
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