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    Thanks for these references. My very limited...

    Thanks for these references.

    My very limited understanding of law enforcement is, laws are enforced at the discretion of the officer involved. You can believe me when saying my bacon has been...
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    Many of us are surely good at research. Most of...

    Many of us are surely good at research. Most of us will include a link when we make a claim.

    As for Illinois, it used to be a joke about setting up a betting pool for how long a governor could...
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    Governors took action because none was taken at...

    Governors took action because none was taken at the federal level.

    Hopefully the rules were made with an informed decision making process.

    It is a little fuzzy about the governors not...
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    It is a deep rabbit hole one can fall into...

    It is a deep rabbit hole one can fall into looking for information of past & present tool makers.

    One site came up > https://workingbyhand.wordpress.com/tool-makers/ < There is also a page on...
  5. Thread: Yay! Rain

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    My part of Washington is just south of the “West...

    My part of Washington is just south of the “West Coast Temperate Rain Forest”. The Portland weather reports have been showing maps of the area showing the varying degrees of how dry it is. This...
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    Seeing a knifed line can be difficult even for...

    Seeing a knifed line can be difficult even for young eyes.

    A carpenters pencil with the flat edge cut to a chisel point on fine sandpaper can follow a knifed line quite well. Makes it a lot easier...
  7. My paring chisels haven't been measured. My guess...

    My paring chisels haven't been measured. My guess is some of them are a bit less than you 0.040". If you are good with a saw, as Warren says, your sawing will take care of the corners. If you saw...
  8. Thread: Saw advice

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    It amazes me a quality saw can be "hand set and...

    It amazes me a quality saw can be "hand set and sharpened" at such a price. It must be something other than a common saw set to avoid carpel tunnel syndrome.

    Mike Allen refurbishes and sells saws....
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    My knives are a bit more humble in origin. My...

    My knives are a bit more humble in origin. My first marking knife was a box cutter until a group of plane blades and other things were purchased that had a piece of a broken knife included. That...
  10. Thread: Using a #75

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    It looked to be done in the making as there were...

    It looked to be done in the making as there were bosses around the slots. It was sold on ebay so someone else now has an oddity or a rarity.

    jtk
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    The Secret of Pie - π

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    What hardwoods do you have available? Black...

    What hardwoods do you have available?

    Black walnut would look nice but the pores may be too open for a comfortable grip. Apple is nice but hard to come by. Ash or beech would also be decent if you...
  13. Thread: Using a #75

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    One of my #75 planes had slots cut in the base....

    One of my #75 planes had slots cut in the base. It looked to be original:

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    It looked like a way to mount a fence:

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    It actually worked okay:
  14. Thread: Saw advice

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    Interesting timing on this. My tenon saw was...

    Interesting timing on this. My tenon saw was sharpened today. My sharpening is definitely of a nonprofessional quality but the saw now cuts much better.

    jtk
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    Interesting reading the comments. One user was...

    Interesting reading the comments. One user was having line feed problems. The response was the string trimmers need to be at full throttle when feeding string to prevent jamming.

    My "vibration...
  16. This is my reason for still buying decent chisels...

    This is my reason for still buying decent chisels when convenient. There are a lot of good old tools available for what seems like cheap money when compared to what a good quality chisel costs today....
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    Do you have an open space in the yard where you...

    Do you have an open space in the yard where you can build a smithing shelter?

    Like Mike, my biggest worry is the chance of fire.

    Maybe get some fire extinguishers or install a fire suppression...
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    My original intent was to get two with one being...

    My original intent was to get two with one being for Candy. She wasn't interested. So there is one in the shop.

    In use it felt a little light for a 6d common nail. It will probably be just right...
  19. Thread: Using a #75

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    There are two varieties of Stanley planes...

    There are two varieties of Stanley planes designated as #90.

    One is the well known bull nose Shoulder plane:

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    The other is a skew blade Rabbet plane:

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    Thanks for the response Rob. Also thanks for...

    Thanks for the response Rob. Also thanks for helping a lot of us get a few of the goodies we have been wanting.

    As Bob said, Lee Valley rocks!

    jtk
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    A Piece of Cake

    https://www.facebook.com/iViralUSA/videos/179524126634402/?v=179524126634402

    For those who do not do Facebook try searching > Baker Makes Incredibly Realistic Cakes < on Youtube.

    Here is one >...
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    Just don't light a match! :eek: jtk

    Just don't light a match! :eek:

    jtk
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    My "inordinate pride" is usually focused on how...

    My "inordinate pride" is usually focused on how something was acquired for a ridiculously low price. Though some of my bobbles were purchased at retail and receive as much pride.



    Often we...
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    Good Things Don't Last Forever

    Clicking on the Garden Clearance Event linked in this morning's Lee Valley email revealed this:

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    Until today, all shipping was free.

    Glad that cute little hammer that wan't really...
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    This raises a few questions. It is unclear if...

    This raises a few questions.

    It is unclear if the bench is in your shop or in your grandmother's basement.

    Are the vises on the old bench working well?

    One of my favorite recommendations...
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