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    let's be honest about what his channel is. It's...

    let's be honest about what his channel is. It's an attempt to farm off of the users with the artificial friend gimmick and gobs of sponsors and amazon links.

    not a fan.

    of course he's got a...
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    There's a bunch of different sculpting gouges and...

    There's a bunch of different sculpting gouges and other carving tools common in japan that don't really look like things we use.

    I have a gaggle of gouges like the ones above due to ordering odd...
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    Whatever it takes to re-establish a burr, but not...

    Whatever it takes to re-establish a burr, but not have it be too coarse. I'd say anything from like fine india (which is similar to an aggressive 1000 grit waterstone) to 5 micron diamonds should be...
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    handles of that type are available sort of like...

    handles of that type are available sort of like toilet floats are here. If anything is struck in japan, it's usually with a steel hammer, so even light striking necessitates an iron hoop.
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    I've been using it for a while! You can use it...

    I've been using it for a while!

    You can use it with a 20 degree primary if you want and then add a secondary large enough for the secondary to work.

    A starting rule of thumb for tearout...
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    those should all work fine. Unless you're...

    those should all work fine.


    Unless you're extremely rough with a handle in use or the wood is just a really poor choice (red oak here in the states splits like nothing, so it would be a bad...
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    Nathan - the second picture in your first post is...

    Nathan - the second picture in your first post is the correct orientation for a saw. You'll only have breakage issues with a saw like that if you drop the saw.
  8. I'm of no help, but D&F makes lovely irons, as...

    I'm of no help, but D&F makes lovely irons, as does ward, of course.

    Hard to necessarily get planes that old and have the original irons (coming from germany, I'd expect something else - not sure...
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    Given their experience with it and quick answer,...

    Given their experience with it and quick answer, it's probably the issue. Figured they'd know more about it than anyone else (but a motor shop would've probably checked capacitors first, too).
  10. could be - there's no backbone to work into with...

    could be - there's no backbone to work into with a buff like that to give you some control. you want something like this:
    Josco Stitched Calico Buff 150mm x 50 Fold - Josco
  11. i can give a couple of tips for first use with...

    i can give a couple of tips for first use with the saws once you get them set up. You can use a kerfing plane or cut the kerf with a rip saw on your first couple, and start the top of the board cut...
  12. we don't have any good options for shipping...

    we don't have any good options for shipping anything but first class mail (<4 pounds) internationally. Everything else is exorbitantly expensive except for bulk surface items. I think the forwarders...
  13. (actually, I use the ulmia saw now to saw 1/4"...

    (actually, I use the ulmia saw now to saw 1/4" steel plate with a cut-apart bimetal portaband blade (those can be resharpened in about 10 minutes with a diamond file if you're cheap like me). That's...
  14. If you're looking the coarse hand tooth route,...

    If you're looking the coarse hand tooth route, you can resaw fairly wide boards, but beyond something like 5", it can become arduous.

    If you're going to process lumber by hand mostly or resaw...
  15. Hi, Dengue - sisal wheels are too brisk and can...

    Hi, Dengue - sisal wheels are too brisk and can actually beat the edge off of a tool, and even if they don't, they'll cut too aggressively.

    You want muslin or cotton that's stitched most of the...
  16. The shorter frame saws, I find a bit tricky...

    The shorter frame saws, I find a bit tricky compared to a carpenter saw. I have a couple set up with bandsaw blades, but they're not a roubo type, just turning or frame saws - alignment becomes an...
  17. 28" is too short. Ever use a miter box and get...

    28" is too short. Ever use a miter box and get annoyed that a really long saw only allows a short stroke (else you pull it out of the miter frame)?

    I think 36" is even too short - when you get one...
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    On the american forum where the american...

    On the american forum where the american distributor mentioned only having seen one tormek with a worn out motor, or needing replacement, there were a whole bunch of folks with stuff from supergrind...
  19. (unless making a saw looks really attractive, I'd...

    (unless making a saw looks really attractive, I'd buy the well made bits from isaac pre cut, set and sharpened and build around them. I enjoy the challenge of making things, and the physical...
  20. actually, it's 100% scratch made. I filed those...

    actually, it's 100% scratch made. I filed those teeth in - twice.

    Once in a shorter thinner plate with the misguided thought that I'd have a thinner and faster kerf with easier steering, and then...
  21. If you can introduce mineral oil to the top and...

    If you can introduce mineral oil to the top and scrub the dirt off, you'll be able to see the stone better. Other pictures of them suggest that they're a fine sandstone (coarse sandstone won't hold...
  22. you don't need the kerfing plane, though - you'll...

    you don't need the kerfing plane, though - you'll learn to steer the saw without it and it'll be quicker to go without.

    It may be easier to keep the saw tracking in the cut early on, though. I...
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    I had a tormek that had no drive power if the...

    I had a tormek that had no drive power if the back side of the drive wheel got any oil or honing paste on it, but the motor still turned.

    If you have a motor repair shop near you and you're not a...
  24. Thread: Going hand tools.

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    my apologies for getting the handles wrong. My...

    my apologies for getting the handles wrong. My point is, though, Bucky asked if he could work entirely by hand. Yes, he could. He might even enjoy it and if he does a significant amount, he'll build...
  25. Thread: Going hand tools.

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    Have we now convinced BobL that he's not capable...

    Have we now convinced BobL that he's not capable of working entirely by hand if he wants to, by telling him what other people can't do, what other people did, or what they preferred (with some...
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    you're missing the point with the tulips and the...

    you're missing the point with the tulips and the pigeon farmers and all of that stuff - in that case, the investors were sold the idea that the tulips or pigeon farmers, etc, would be worth a whole...
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    The difference between bitcoin and tulips or...

    The difference between bitcoin and tulips or bitcoin and pigeon farming or whatever else is that bitcoin is an actual product, not an investment in a supposed other cash flow. Demand for the product...
  28. I think you're better off doing fairly little in...

    I think you're better off doing fairly little in the etch so that it stays crisp, and if you want, you can introduce something to blacken the bottom of the etch (like a bluing compound) and then...
  29. I've attached a picture of a tang chisel that I...

    I've attached a picture of a tang chisel that I tried finishing on a trizact belt. The result is a bit too glitzy for me, but it's quick on a larger wheel.

    I do think fine wet and dry with a...
  30. if a buffing compound can clean a surface and...

    if a buffing compound can clean a surface and remove scratches, it'll round over edges quickly.

    you need something like a contact wheel or idler and a trizact belt, or just hand sanding with a...
  31. Of someone who used to post frequently on the...

    Of someone who used to post frequently on the American forums.

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  32. It's almost certainly posted by whoever owns the...

    It's almost certainly posted by whoever owns the content (whether that's a production company or the NC PBS station here).

    Interesting that the channel has been around for more than a year but...
  33. Just to be clear, also. For someone who is going...

    Just to be clear, also. For someone who is going to seriously work by hand only, going to wooden planes is almost mandatory, just as the double iron is. Steve V. has reminded me sometimes that you...
  34. I think sometimes I get lumped in with warren as...

    I think sometimes I get lumped in with warren as a bit of his goading convinced me there may be something there to double iron planes. But a lot of what was in the back of my head was also T....
  35. By the way, I believe Brian used my planes for...

    By the way, I believe Brian used my planes for somewhere around a solid year, which was longer than I'd have held out with a customer list.

    What you're missing here (along with thoughts of what's...
  36. Definitely not debating that they make wonderful...

    Definitely not debating that they make wonderful furniture - nor have they ever claimed to have made it entirely by hand (that's unreasonable, even if I have to say so - you'd have to have some very...
  37. Main reference for those not in the US - maine is...

    Main reference for those not in the US - maine is sort of like a different country. The culture there encourages not using things made outside of maine unless it's necessary (otherwise in the US, it...
  38. I believe their terms for their furniture are...

    I believe their terms for their furniture are that most of it is hand planed, but the bulk of their dimensioning is done by machine.

    Each time I see their videos, it looks like they bought all of...
  39. I don't want to egg you on, but it takes less...

    I don't want to egg you on, but it takes less time than one would imagine to get comfortable planing and sawing with an off hand. The first few tries can be offputting, but it's worth the trouble...
  40. >>I then sold my Record 778 rebate plane as I...

    >>I then sold my Record 778 rebate plane as I noticed I was no longer using it as it felt too heavy and clumsy.<<


    Thanks, Paul - that's a perfect way to put it. It's not an intentional move (and...
  41. You can always point your wife to us. My friend...

    You can always point your wife to us. My friend George has mostly used one set of bench chisels, but he did a fair amount of carving (for profit) and probably has 200 carving tools, either that he...
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    ghee...thanks for that endorsement, hah!! my...

    ghee...thanks for that endorsement, hah!!

    my grandfather would say "like a chicken looking for the corn in what's otherwise mostly cowpat".

    (actually, I'm kind of motivated by how easy certain...
  43. you mentioned one set of chisels . ..my hero of...

    you mentioned one set of chisels . ..my hero of makers of sorts (George Wilson) had to work on display in a museum for quite some time and then used bench chisels to make almost everything else...
  44. I think the tip pinching of chisels is sort of a...

    I think the tip pinching of chisels is sort of a modern thing. It brings early success, and if someone isn't joining every case with hidden half blinds, then it doesn't add much labor.

    I did that...
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    handles are olivewood as the trader (tradee?) is...

    handles are olivewood as the trader (tradee?) is in england and my typical favorites (rosewoods, etc) could cause problems.

    The short one reminds me of relatives and friends of relatives (who...
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    Another small set of chisels...

    ...at this point, I don't need more of my own, but I do have the desire to get better at making them, so I've been sending sets around to people who are willing to pay the cost of materials or who...
  47. The socket vs. tang thing has always been a bit...

    The socket vs. tang thing has always been a bit of a puzzler to me.

    I'm a fanatical fan of tang chisels, but in the US, they were never really there (I guess the cabinetmaking was gone to factory...
  48. where the original handles are usable and in...

    where the original handles are usable and in decent shape (but just ugly), I'd keep them. on chisels that have more value than just utility, like bergs, if you do replace handles, I would keep the...
  49. interestingly, fidgen doesn't know in the bottom...

    interestingly, fidgen doesn't know in the bottom of the comments why he gets planes wandering away from rabbets. The likely cause is trying to line the blade and the nicker up in an identical line,...
  50. More on the Modern vs. Historically Guided Plane Use

    I figured I'd go find pictures of the LN 140 plane cleaning door bevels as that's one of the things I've done a fair bit of (moulding planes on door trim, either roundovers or beads, and draw...
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