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  1. Chestnut

    PJ882-HH Funny Noise

    I pulled up the manual and got the size it's 5/16" x 3/8" so it looks like it's from somewhere inside. I checked every set screw location and they all have one so not sure where it came from. My nose is running like a fire hydrant so i'm not really keen on digging further to find it. It could be from something else as well this isn't the only tool in my shop with set screws. I've also used this size for other things in the shop so yeah....
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    PJ882-HH Funny Noise

    Figured out the noise. I knew it was a bad sign with it stopped. The set pin backed out on the top pulley and the key fell out of the keyway. Got that fixed trouble is now there is a set screw that i found on the floor and i don't know where it came from. both pulley's have both of their set screws.
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    Countertop Repair

    I think you right and i believe Ross posted something about using strong alkaline chemicals to "stain" the tanins in oak. I believe he used powdered lye drain cleaner. Isn't grout basically a portland cement?
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    Countertop Repair

    I agree give it time to dry but i doubt that's the whole story. My second thought would be to rent a hardwood flooring edger. I'd try the ROS to start but if it's slow going and you start to put some waves in the surface I'd go for a more aggressive approach. The hardwood flooring edgers work FAST and their rental isn't all that expensive might save you the cost in time and frustration.
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    Sepele Jewelry Boxes

    Love the sideboard looks awesome in every picture! oh wait this was about jewelry boxes good work on those too. All jokes aside i love the simple design and that Sepele must look spectacular when it catches sunlight.
  6. Chestnut

    Smoothing plane

    I forgot to mention the finenes of the cut thank you for covering it far better than i could have. I'm assuming in the Quoted section you meant to say "but i very much don't think it comes close to PMV-11."? The only question in my mind is how many years of experience will i need before i even notice the small differences? I've never noticed the sticky feel nor the harder to remove wire edge. I do notice that the Ln blade stays sharp a bit longer than the PMV-11. I don't really notice a ton of difference in cut quality not sure if that's the metal or a new modern plane vs an 80 year old one. They both slice end grain well despite higher angle planes not being ideal for end grain cutting.
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    Smoothing plane

    I think you can put a pmv-11 blade in the LN planes and veritas has their own A-2 steel blades. So you really can go either way with both companies. If your comparing the A-2 of LN and the PMV-11 of Veritas they are goth going to sharpen to a very high quality edge. They are both high quality steels but the difference between them is a trade-off. I think the stock blade that came with my LN #4 has a slight edge over the PMV-11 for durability and longevity. It doesn't sharpen as fast though. This is another one of those things that there are going to be 3 opinions the A-2 Crew the O-1 Crew and the PMV-11 crew, kinda have to just decide. If i buy anything Veritas i get PMV-11 because i think it is good. But i'm not going to buy solely Veritas just for that blade it's not THAT good.
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    # 11 Biscuit

    Nailing the thickness in sheet form with a drum sander stacking and then cutting with a hole cutter would be my idea. Looks like they were discontinued in the lamello product manual. I can see how these would be useful over the regular egg shaped variety that don't penetrate as far and are wider.
  9. Chestnut

    Christmas Dining Table

    I have 1 more fast project to wrap up before Christmas day. But it isn't complicated so it should go fast. Well i hope it goes fast I only have 10 days left.
  10. Chestnut

    Smoothing plane

    Preference some people love em some people hate em. Find a spot to take a few options for a spin. I suggest woodcraft or see if you can find another person in your area that has some hand tools you don't have. Or that other place you mentioned think it was highland ... but a 2 hour drive is unfortunate.
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    Smoothing plane

    I think it's been missed that he currently has a regular #4 and is looking to add a dedicated plane and is interested in the high angle. I agree with Derek's comment above that a smoother needs to be nimble. One of these days I'll tune up my #3 and take it for a spin. I have a feeling that it'd turn into my go to smoother. Not sure why i'm dragging my feet there.... I think the switching might have more merit in a shop that wasn't already well equipped but based off his plane list i feel like the dedicated plane route is more suitable to his style. It's not like he only has a LN #5 1/2 and is looking for his first smoother. Having a BD 45 degree #4 and a BD 50 degree #4 i can't say that it is as you say "much much harder to push" if anything it's barley noticeably harder to push. I use my Stanley and LN 50 degree back to back a lot and notice more drag when the wax wears off than any difference between the plane frog angles. I know you have far more experience than i do so i believe you, so am I missing something?
  12. Chestnut

    Smoothing plane

    That's the same premise as switching the blade on the low angle planes but i haven't heard of any one that does that. Is this something that people actually do or is it just a sales thing? I guess i just don't see the the time it takes to switch the frog to add up to a savings to make the switch worth it. Also you'd have to have the 5 1/2 6 or 7 to make it worth while as well. Not sure if his 5 1/2 6 or 7 are Stanley or LN i thought they were Stanley but i could be wrong. Also i don't see much utility in the higher angle frog in the fore and joitner planes so the switch would result in one disassembled plane waiting for it's frog back. A lot of this is opinion and preference so i think @Tmize will need to take the 2 conflicting pieces of advice and see how they work with his tool usage.
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    Sawstop folding outfeed table

    I think they designed it with woodworkers in mind and made it holey so that it wouldn't get filled with crap so you can always fold it down. I'd get clever and put a piece of ply on top so my crap wouldn't fall through. Then it'd always be in the way so i'd just end up using my bandsaw .... I guess they really are dedicated to keeping us safe.
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    Bandsaw Jigs and Thing$

    Yikes. I think the drift master fence from laguna offers some similar capabilities with a much lower price tag. Also not sure i like that you basically have to use double stick tape to attach the work to the fence. Where as a fence with incremental adjustment would not require that. It's a very interesting idea though.
  15. Chestnut

    Smoothing plane

    Would you ever switch your frogs though? I don't know that i'd call this a huge advantage. I don't even know how the frog comes out of a LN plane.