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    oh my!...fooled by a necroposter. Hopefully...

    oh my!...fooled by a necroposter.

    Hopefully someone heeds my advice, though. If they don't, I've refreshed it in my head and won't forget it as soon as I would've otherwise.
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    go to ebay and look for an older hardened head...

    go to ebay and look for an older hardened head combination square. Should be about $50 and if it appears in even reasonable shape in the listing, it'll be square.

    George Wilson here in the states...
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    Poll: There's an old dutchy (amish / pa dutch) saying...

    There's an old dutchy (amish / pa dutch) saying around here, "it's OK if we disagree as long as we're friends in the end".

    That means more or less I don't expect you to agree with me and don't...
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    Poll: I guess i'm a little suspicious about early...

    I guess i'm a little suspicious about early numbers (we didn't test much here, and even in a very liberal places - NY - the mayor was under pressure from the labor unions not to shut anything. That...
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    Poll: you are right, we like the salad bar of...

    you are right, we like the salad bar of discussion rather than just "this" or "that". People here, aside from those who make memes of themselves, most of us are tolerant of idiots and the term here...
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    Poll: I'm not looking to make australia equivalent with...

    I'm not looking to make australia equivalent with any US state.

    I'd imagine that your early exposure was far less than NYC's, which is where our outbreak started, along with NW areas like...
  7. This sounds like a little bit of nothing in terms...

    This sounds like a little bit of nothing in terms of what's being discussed here, but I just mortised a jack plane body yesterday in indian rosewood using the sorby chisels (same ones that R....
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    Poll: I think lack of supplies pretty much occurred...

    I think lack of supplies pretty much occurred everywhere that there was a quick ramp up in virus cases. Everything is very strict here, too - meaning if someone had expired N95 masks, they were...
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    pretty much what it looks like. There may be...

    pretty much what it looks like. There may be something more ideal in terms of shape, but this works reasonably well and is easy to make. more or less start with something that looks like a kiridashi...
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    Poll: my mistake, that's cases. You guys may be a...

    my mistake, that's cases. You guys may be a special case in that you're not generally a tourist destination for western europeans or chinese tourists (which are how the virus was delivered here in...
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    Poll: Let's have a look at a society that lives mostly...

    Let's have a look at a society that lives mostly by it's production here (we don't have mineral or surplus energy resources that allow us to live in a false reality)

    PPP GDP per capita in the US...
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    Poll: I'm sure it's going on there, and you're not...

    I'm sure it's going on there, and you're not hearing about it. The issue is simple - when you divert masks toward the critical areas of hospitals, then the support staff doesn't get the same quality...
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    make yourself a purpose made tool for this. A...

    make yourself a purpose made tool for this. A long knife looking thing that comes to a rounded point, and harden it - the point should be at the bottom of the rounding on the profile, and it should...
  14. What's this method going to be called? * The...

    What's this method going to be called?

    * The unicorn bevel or unicorn grind.

    Someone on an american forum started calling it "the weaver grind".

    I hate that. It's my objective making...
  15. Q&A from what I've heard so far in the states:...

    Q&A from what I've heard so far in the states:
    Q: good for plane irons then, too, right?
    A: I don't think it's as promising. Clearance is important, and plane irons generally wear off rather than...
  16. Method Proposed to Improve Chisel Edge Retention and Resistance

    I've been experimenting for a little while with chisel edges, but just off and on. The issue for chisels in general is that edge failure usually comes by chipping or bending, not due to wear....
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    It's possible to get the same sharpness on V11,...

    It's possible to get the same sharpness on V11, but the fact that it abrades half as fast is very real. The ease of sharpening is a two parter:
    1) it doesn't sharpen as fast as something like O1 at...
  18. that's a bad joke. Newsome is incompetent, but...

    that's a bad joke. Newsome is incompetent, but he's lucky that foreign tourists don't see california as the same tourist destination that they see NYC. The epicenter of NYC (which includes where many...
  19. Thread: It pays to Cancel

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    forgot my favorite example of this here in the...

    forgot my favorite example of this here in the US. Any taunton magazine. Finewoodworking would send me magazines and I'd look at them and think "i'm not subscribing to this for $40 a year, but I...
  20. Thread: It pays to Cancel

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    customer loyalty programs have never really been...

    customer loyalty programs have never really been that. They've been retention advertising spend and customers were dippy enough to buy the idea that they could get a better deal with customer...
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    Poll: Somewhere around a month ago, there was a chart...

    Somewhere around a month ago, there was a chart going around in the news (not sure who published it) that suggested that transmission chance with one person wearing a cloth mask (instead of none) was...
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    Poll: if you keep it long enough, it'll be too old for...

    if you keep it long enough, it'll be too old for anyone to be interested in writing viruses for it. Then it'll really be ideal!
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    would you say that the first two slurry pretty...

    would you say that the first two slurry pretty quickly?

    I sold natural stones for a little while, and have sharpened knives, but far fewer for other people than razors.

    (and many tools for...
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    Poll: I made it up, but as with everything you make up,...

    I made it up, but as with everything you make up, i doubt someone else hasn't made it up, too.

    It's a description I came up with talking with an attorney colleague of mine (she's an attorney, i'm...
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    Poll: I think you need to be a bit more selective about...

    I think you need to be a bit more selective about determining what's likely vs. what's possible, but it's not up to me what you determine is worth your while - it's up to you. Respiratory viruses are...
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    I haven't tried AEB-L, but would suspect that...

    I haven't tried AEB-L, but would suspect that it's a great knife blade steel and would come up a little short compared to V11 in woodworking (especially in planes) as V11 has quite a bit more carbon...
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    Poll: I'm late and in the states, you know, the new...

    I'm late and in the states, you know, the new epicenter where people are falling like feathers....

    ....ok, we have covid cases here but the reality is that only those who have occupational...
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    i'm afraid I've given some bad information - I've...

    i'm afraid I've given some bad information - I've got two saws with this strap under the handle, and the other one (not goble) is actually the saw I've been using. The goble saw is a short tool box...
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    last year, I did a long iron durability test. The...

    last year, I did a long iron durability test. The point was several things, but among them, to find out if LV's durability claim measured up (2 times typical other irons for V11).

    I found out...
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    Indeed I do still have the saw. It's fairly...

    Indeed I do still have the saw. It's fairly coarse for a crosscut saw so I don't use it every day, but it's stiff (can't remember what I said in this thread), but given the WS medallion, It's...
  31. I've never seen one in the states. I have a PC...

    I've never seen one in the states. I have a PC belt sander of a similar type that works well when it's hooked to a vacuum - it cost about a quarter as much. If they're not still selling it, I'd...
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    I would have to guess that the disston pattern...

    I would have to guess that the disston pattern development probably had a lot to do with cost and differentiation (I think it's easier to make a saw with a set in plate) and would guess at their size...
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    Forgot the picture: Imgur: The magic of the...

    Forgot the picture:
    Imgur: The magic of the Internet
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    Nobody likes it when I say this, but something is...

    Nobody likes it when I say this, but something is off with the stanley if it doesn't match the infill (though on wood that dense, an infill usually feels better - same with a bronze LN. It feels...
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    I covered it. I've planed purpleheart before,...

    I covered it. I've planed purpleheart before, from a rough large table leg blank - resawed it, too - by hand. The OP has what he needs already to do it.

    Quite often, a post like this comes up and...
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    I just went back and looked at the washing...

    I just went back and looked at the washing machine plane. You're too kind with your comments....take a look at those file marks on the inside cheek - you can probably guess how they got there (I...
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    (i'm not smart enough to have read about it -...

    (i'm not smart enough to have read about it - rather I found out what the top end of a ryoba does to a cut because I went through a fascination phase with how cleanly japanese crosscutting saws work...
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    I have one of these - just waiting for a log!!...

    I have one of these - just waiting for a log!! that guy is a champ in that video as these are far easier to use in wet wood - he finds the driest old log he could find and powers through it.

    I...
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    by the way, total elapsed time to take the planer...

    by the way, total elapsed time to take the planer snipe out of the bubinga board and plane down through the saw marks in the ebony board was about ten minutes. the total length of both boards is...
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    Imgur: The magic of the Internet...

    Imgur: The magic of the Internet

    OK - record 8 and stanley 4 - I made a little error in the gallery and neglected to show the tearout around the grain swirl. It was only as much as would be easily...
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    I literally burned my last purpleheart offcut...

    I literally burned my last purpleheart offcut last week. I have a chattered bubinga guitar neck blank, and a long board of macassar ebony or something similar (heavier than water). Neither will be a...
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    those look fine to me, ian! depending on wood...

    those look fine to me, ian!

    depending on wood orientation, I can get telegraphing details on a perfectly made plane (well, close to it). Shootenstein, I made in the middle of winter here with...
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    when we're making a deep cut with a hand saw,...

    when we're making a deep cut with a hand saw, even if it's not tapered, we twist the saw handle here and there little bits at a time to keep the saw on line. The key to good sawing is to make only...
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    Somewhat behind it will serve you better so that...

    Somewhat behind it will serve you better so that you can mimic the angle approaching the mouth on a bench plane.
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    quite often, i am also accused of not being...

    quite often, i am also accused of not being familiar with other methods and just touting what I like to be a blowhard. (i prefer to think of the latter as gimmicking - I'm trying to make the cap iron...
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    Hey...i'm in the house...you know what's coming...

    Hey...i'm in the house...you know what's coming next....I've got my cap iron tights and wrestling boots on.

    This is an opportunity to learn to use the cap iron - it's not going to make the...
  47. Agreed. It's not a matter of function that's...

    Agreed. It's not a matter of function that's improved in heavier planes. Proper use of the cap itself makes the plane stable in the cut (even if a stanley iron can chatter like crazy with the cap set...
  48. it may not be a popular view, but the stanley...

    it may not be a popular view, but the stanley stock cap iron is a better design. I'd stick with it.

    There are people who will say that same thing because they believe nothing new is good, but I'm...
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    I think the makers used handles of the same type...

    I think the makers used handles of the same type on both the parers and some of the firmer chisels to be struck, so it's hard to tell from that. Ward does make some heavy parers in bigger widths,...
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    Even if it does reach red, or even orange, much...

    Even if it does reach red, or even orange, much of it will reharden upon cooling, too. Just in the air. It probably depends on the alloy, but m2 will suffer fairly little from being overheated like...
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