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  • #127077
    Joel Finkel
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    You say that the first cut went perfectly. Are you using the same saw for subsequent cuts? Can you tell us about the saw you are using (perhaps a pictures)? Are you using a sawyers bench or holding the wood in the vise? As you cut, is the saw plate (and kerf) perpendicular to the face of the board? Are you using the same length of the saw for both the first cut and subsequent cuts? (I ask this because maybe the set is just fine on part of the saw but incorrect on other parts.)

    Also, I note that there is a pretty serious knot in that wood. Does the same thing happen in clear wood?

    North side of Chicago. -- "Such a long, long time to be gone; such a short time to be there."

    #126789
    Joel Finkel
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    Beautiful. That’s another area of woodworking I’d love to learn.

    North side of Chicago. -- "Such a long, long time to be gone; such a short time to be there."

    #126788
    Joel Finkel
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    I think it was probably my father who taught me safety around machines. When working with a table saw, for example, I never wear loose clothing or long sleeves and never stand in line with the blade. Now that I am working almost exclusively with hand tools, I feel much safer.

    But, because I am on anti-coagulants, even nicking myself slightly is a real drag. I did just that after sharpening the iron of an old skew rebate plane that I got on eBay. Being familiar with neither the plane nor the skew of the iron, I stupidly put my finger onto the sole of the plane right at the tip of the sharp iron. It did not hurt at all: such was how sharp the iron was. But it took quite a while and a lot of gauze to finally make it stop bleeding.

    Life is one long improvisation, and we learn as we go. Well, hopefully we learn.

    North side of Chicago. -- "Such a long, long time to be gone; such a short time to be there."

    #126586
    Joel Finkel
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    It was a fun afternoon visiting Jude. I’m going to set up a group on Meetup for Chicago area folks. We’ll see if anyone responds. I’ll post the link herein a while.

    North side of Chicago. -- "Such a long, long time to be gone; such a short time to be there."

    #126547
    Joel Finkel
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    Thanks for sharing this. Looking good. I love the idea of the painted panels.

    North side of Chicago. -- "Such a long, long time to be gone; such a short time to be there."

    #126530
    Joel Finkel
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    Jim,

    Does this happen on all the videos here? What about the videos on http://www.vimeo.com? How about YouTube videos?

    I think all the videos here are hosted at Vimeo, which is why I ask if you have issues watching videos there. I’ve never been that impressed with the Vimeo player. On my Android tablet, Vimeo-hosted videos often stop or skip.

    North side of Chicago. -- "Such a long, long time to be gone; such a short time to be there."

    #126479
    Joel Finkel
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    Hilarious.

    North side of Chicago. -- "Such a long, long time to be gone; such a short time to be there."

    #126435
    Joel Finkel
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    Ron Herman explains that is has no function whatsoever; it was a design feature that was introduced simply to sell more saws. Others suggest that it provides a hook on which to attach a guard when transporting the saw. Personally, I use it to open bottles of beer.

    Just kidding.

    North side of Chicago. -- "Such a long, long time to be gone; such a short time to be there."

    #126350
    Joel Finkel
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    Looks great! Have you ever tried Barkeeper’s Friend? It’s non-abrasive oxalyc acid.

    North side of Chicago. -- "Such a long, long time to be gone; such a short time to be there."

    #126283
    Joel Finkel
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    I find this to be a great resource: http://www.wood-database.com/lumber-identification/hardwoods/english-walnut/

    North side of Chicago. -- "Such a long, long time to be gone; such a short time to be there."

    #126253
    Joel Finkel
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    Shellac is not really good around water. I think Matt’s suggestion to use polyurethane is a good one.

    North side of Chicago. -- "Such a long, long time to be gone; such a short time to be there."

    #126219
    Joel Finkel
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    Nice! Looks like that really protects your hands, too.

    North side of Chicago. -- "Such a long, long time to be gone; such a short time to be there."

    #126218
    Joel Finkel
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    Nice!

    North side of Chicago. -- "Such a long, long time to be gone; such a short time to be there."

    #126155
    Joel Finkel
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    Good one. Reminds me of an ad in a photography magazine for an “instant darkroom bulb.” Just plug it in, turn it on, and it absorbed light. On the box, in large red letters, was this warning: “CAUTION, DO NOT POINT AT SUN.”

    North side of Chicago. -- "Such a long, long time to be gone; such a short time to be there."

    #126140
    Joel Finkel
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    Ben,

    I think that @mattmcgrane‘s suggestion is a good one. I would only say that Peacock demonstrates all the things you could do to refurbish a plane, not necessarily all the things that you need do to. I certainly have not done all the work on the frog that he does, for example.

    One thing, though: You wrote “It [the sole] was very much high on the heel and toe. I’m not sure how much that matters so I kept at it….And at least half the time, it just glides along even if the blade is well protruding.” It matters a lot. The sole needs to be pretty flat. If it’s concave, then you’ll have to set the iron very deep so it can even touch the wood.

    I think Peacock mentions that he would not consider refurbishing a plane that had a banana-shaped sole. It’s too much work and the amount of metal you may need to remove will weaken the sole.

    Maybe you can find another one to play with. And you may be much happier with the results.

    Really nice pictures, by the way.

    North side of Chicago. -- "Such a long, long time to be gone; such a short time to be there."

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