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    I wonder if the old traditional primer for...

    I wonder if the old traditional primer for concrete, shellac, would work on Hardie products.
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    All of the lap and sheet type Hardie sidings and...

    All of the lap and sheet type Hardie sidings and trims are yellow primed here.

    The bit on oils on un-primed siding is new to me. Last I checked the installation instructions there was no...
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    Hardi siding products on this side all come...

    Hardi siding products on this side all come primed. If the surface is yellow it's primed. Make sure you use an appropriate sealant, painters Alex won't do it. I prefer oil for exterior durability....
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    If you can't find one that matches you can have...

    If you can't find one that matches you can have them made, expensive though. https://www.vexorcwt.com/products/
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    I reviewed USPTO's database back to the late 50's...

    I reviewed USPTO's database back to the late 50's and didn't see any handplane patents from any country for which they have data bearing any similarity to what you have.
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    Can you post some better pictures of the box and...

    Can you post some better pictures of the box and any printed matter?
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    Feel free Dave.

    Feel free Dave.
  8. I usually use Titebond 3. To keep the tip clear...

    I usually use Titebond 3. To keep the tip clear I stick it into a wet towel when I'm not using it. I've also used a cup of water and put the syringe tip down into it. Shake off the water and...
  9. Hi Bill, When I have a critical assembly of a...

    Hi Bill,

    When I have a critical assembly of a small finished joint where appearance is important I use either a small dabber to apply glue only to the inside of the joint or if I have a number of...
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    Lie Nielsen says "The soles of our planes are...

    Lie Nielsen says "The soles of our planes are machine ground flat and square to .0015" or better, regardless of length.". The WoodRiver plane was about 0.0002" or so out of flat at the start was...
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    Here's some data from an Acme...

    Here's some data from an Acme 120.455512455511455510455507

    As you can see, they were hollow ground, but only just. Reality is markedly different from Disston advertising.
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    Welcome

    Welcome
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    Any developments?
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    Hi Paul, Yes, I think so too about the rolling...

    Hi Paul,

    Yes, I think so too about the rolling patents.

    Rolling would be easiest before hardening. It would be quite difficult and time consuming to roll an already hardened blade and not...
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    These are some of the data I got from measuring a...

    These are some of the data I got from measuring a Golden Era No. 12. The x axes of the following three plots are in centimeters up from the toothline. The measurement denoted 1 is the measurement 1...
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    Matt, I'm planning to look at larger planes. ...

    Matt,

    I'm planning to look at larger planes. Lapping a No.8 is going to be a much bigger effort if it is much out of flat. After I finish with this WoodRiver plane I am planning to look at the...
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    This BCTW needs work too. ...

    This BCTW needs work too.


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    As I expected, latching the lever cap distorts...

    As I expected, latching the lever cap distorts the plane bottom by creating a very shallow divot at the location of the cap screw boss. Remember the difference in elevation between the maxima of the...
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    Here is the plane bottom examined though the...

    Here is the plane bottom examined though the comparator up against the 2L (2 micron lapped) standard.

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    The standard is on the upper right of the field, it's pushed up a bit to...
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    More on wringing, NIST pubs so no copyright...

    More on wringing, NIST pubs so no copyright worries.455265455264455263455262
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    Since I've lapped this plane down to the point...

    Since I've lapped this plane down to the point that it will wring I beg your indulgence as I test its cutting prowess one more time. Then I'll start lapping the back of the blade.

    (P.S., now that...
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    :cheers2:

    :cheers2:
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    :hbomb:

    :hbomb:
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    Lapping now with 1 micron compound in an effort...

    Lapping now with 1 micron compound in an effort to get a shiny surface for the optical flat.

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    Here's the plane after lapping alongside a lapping block that I use for chisel backs.
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    3 micron lapped data.455229 Had to change my...

    3 micron lapped data.455229

    Had to change my test block, the original was too worn. The variability in the heavier cuts is likely due to the presence of a small knot that I had to work through...
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    Socieoeconomic stress -> physiological stress +...

    Socieoeconomic stress -> physiological stress + at least adequate food supply -> obesity
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    Yep, duty calls for me too. Hope you feel...

    Yep, duty calls for me too. Hope you feel better. I don't know how much better the WoodRiver plane will get, each time I think I'm close to being done it improves.
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    :drinks_wine:

    :drinks_wine:
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    My bad, it's a 9 1/4. Since nobody else has any...

    My bad, it's a 9 1/4. Since nobody else has any constructive comments, what do you think about this plane as the next subject of my study DW? I've sharpened it and it looks like the sole has been...
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    Here's some shots showing the comparison of the...

    Here's some shots showing the comparison of the plane sole lapped at 3 microns and the 8L (8 micron lapped) standard.

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    The 8L standard is much rougher than the plane bottom...
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    I've got a Stanley 9 1/2 that I'm thinking of...

    I've got a Stanley 9 1/2 that I'm thinking of working on when I'm done with this one. Never been messed with as far as I can tell. If flex is an issue it should show it to a greater degree than...
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    I could add that to the list of things to look at...

    I could add that to the list of things to look at when I get the surface shiny enough. For Alaskan woodworkers? What about global warming?:o
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    Here are some images of the plane sole at 3...

    Here are some images of the plane sole at 3 microns to a 4 micron lapped standard. The instrument is a GAR B1 microfinish comparator.

    The instrument is an illuminated split view comparator.
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    Spray teflon products cause fisheyes too.

    Spray teflon products cause fisheyes too.
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    Here are some better shots of the interference...

    Here are some better shots of the interference fringes.

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    The rep rate of my phone camera is apparently close enough to one of the fundamentals of the sodium vapor light used to...
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    I switched to a fresh lapping plate using the...

    I switched to a fresh lapping plate using the same 3 micron compound and plane. The scratch pattern remains as above suggesting that the particle size distribution and the softness of the plane body...
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    Here are some magnified shots. The lap was...

    Here are some magnified shots. The lap was cleaned at several points during this work so I suspect that the compound is the culprit.

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    They're scratches and they're consistent over the...

    They're scratches and they're consistent over the entire surface suggesting either that the lap is contaminated or that the diamond compound is or perhaps (less likely) that they're being carried...
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    If it is a silicone caused problem you can...

    If it is a silicone caused problem you can overcome it by adding an appropriate fisheye preventer. I use Smoothie for repairing cabinetry that has been exposed to spray furniture polish. There are...
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    Now to 3 microns. 454779 Getting this...

    Now to 3 microns.

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    Getting this stage done didn't take much energy compared to prior efforts. Just barely shiny enough for optical flats.

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    Here are the results for the testing of the plane...

    Here are the results for the testing of the plane lapped at 6 microns.

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    Note the Y axis in comparison to the above presented data for the plane at 9 microns (#67). Here is the same plot...
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    On to 6 microns. After 5 minutes. 454607 ...

    On to 6 microns.

    After 5 minutes.

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    On completion the sole is just on the verge of being smooth enough that an optical flat will work. I got one of my 25 mm flats (FRWL!?!) to just...
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    I'm planning to lap the back of the blade next. ...

    I'm planning to lap the back of the blade next. Right now it's at 60 micron and I imagine the performance will get better. After that I want to look at the blade bed and see if anything can be done...
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    Compare the data for the 60, 30, 15 and 9 micron...

    Compare the data for the 60, 30, 15 and 9 micron testing. At 60 everything was ragged no matter the cutting depth. At 30 I could only get consistency with 0.001" cuts, pushing it maybe 0.002". At...
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    Of course, the amount of work expended must make...

    Of course, the amount of work expended must make the shavings, the plane, the surrounding air, my hands and the workpiece warmer. This is the first time I've felt them be so noticeably warm using a...
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    Curioser and curioser.454555 Now things...

    Curioser and curioser.454555


    Now things don't get wacky until I take 8 thou at a pass. Anybody ever notice that their shavings feel a little warm? At 0.008" I could feel a little heat.
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    I have a feeling that if the scrappers start...

    I have a feeling that if the scrappers start taking away wood, bits of fence and such, that we'll really be in trouble.
  49. I started at 3.5, not in the woodshop but the...

    I started at 3.5, not in the woodshop but the mechanic shop. By the time I started school I was the 'reach in there and get that' tool for my dad.
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    I was thinking about the scrappers too. We have...

    I was thinking about the scrappers too. We have what is called 'bulk pickup' twice per year. The object is to dispose of large waste items such as dead appliances and so on. This year the...
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