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About applejackson

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    St Paul, MN
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    Furniture building, cabinetmaking, turning.

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  1. That HAS to be the reason. I've ruled out dang near everything else that I can think of. But, like you, I am very careful when I seat the iron in the jig, and am careful to incrementally tighten both sides, a little at a time. So, I don't know. Maybe this is one that I don't figure out. Drives me nuts not knowing. I'm starting to work on a consistent technique for free hand sharpening without the jig.
  2. condition: like new make / manufacturer: Veritas, Bench Dog 2 very nice handplanes sold together. Lee Valley Veritas #4 smoothing. Comes with two blades, one 25° and one 30° for trickier grain. One is PMV11 steel, and the other is A2. Both blades are razor sharp, backs flattened and mirrored, with a micro bevel and a slight camber. Bench Dog 5-1/2 Jack plane. Original blade, razor sharp, with micro bevel, no camber. Both planes are IMMACULATE with no wear and absolutely no tear. Both are tuned in perfectly and can produce shavings in the 1/1000" range, or thicker of course if you choose. $375 for both.
  3. Yes I am aware of that - I just didn't know what he meant by Eclipse - I hadn't heard that term before. Thanks for your reply.
  4. And also, welcome to the forum!
  5. I don't know if a set of$2500 chisels is the best thing if you're just starting out. I started with a set of 3 Craftsman chisels that served me well but as I learned to sharpen on them and banged the heck out of them getting my feet wet in the craft, well I now use them to open paint cans. If you have the means, they look beautiful but you should get some cheapos to learn on. But that's just my. 02. Good luck! Also, in Advanced Woodworking forum, look for s thread called "dovetail chisels" -it has s lot of good info on high end chisels.
  6. @RichardAi see this question a lot in dust collection forum conversations. I'm not trying to be a wise ass, but isn't the answer always going to be 1? (Obviously not counting the dust collector?) How would someone be using more than one dust producing machine at once? Or is it based on the idea of more than 1 person working in the shop?
  7. Just a suggestion for a stop have solution until you get your DC up and running. If you get the DeWalt DW735, it has a very strong fan to blow the dust and shavings out of the machine. You can run some 4" hose into a garbage can do help control the dust until you're up and running.
  8. @Chet Is your want of a clear bag just so you can see how full it's getting? I use the cloth bag on my dust collectors and use a highly scientific method for determining how full it is - I give it a gentle kick and use the feel to tell how full it is. Hasn't failed me yet. You probably are set on the clear bags and not needing alternate suggestions, but there you go.
  9. Thanks. I've been trying to figure this out for some time now so I'm pretty careful and intentional with finger placement and pressure on the blade. And I do check progress constantly. This might be a mystery that I never solve as I'm starting to venture into freehand sharpening without the jig. I appreciate you taking the time to reply. Take care Doug
  10. You sell it for a price that reflects the many, many hours it took to create, as well as the lifetime of learning and skill building that fueled all of those hours. Then you buy a fancy new toy for your shop! At least, that's what I'd do. Fortunately, I'll never be in the position of building anything even close to that nice.
  11. In my head, carpentry and woodworking are two different skill sets with different challenges. Sure there's overlap but in the house it seems like there's so many things beyond your control that you just have to work around or work in spite of.
  12. @Jason S. Sorry I didn't see your longer reply before I submitted my first reply. Yes you're talking about the regular hooks but I have no idea where they source them. If you were a manager then you probably know more than I do. One note, I don't know if it's the same Randy but I work at the Minnetonka store and Randy S*****s works there also, idk if he ever worked at Burnsville but it wouldn't surprise me as he's been with the company a long time. Very knowledgeable, talented guy.
  13. Yes I do. @Jason S. Are you referring to the hooks that they hang products on? Because those are just the standard retail store hooks I see in every store I walk into - though they would work well for hanging tools on pegboard I suppose. I'm guessing your referring to something else though?
  14. I'm a little late to this party but thought I'd give you my $ 02. I'm a Minnesotan with a detached, unheated garage/shop. And I don't do much ww between January 1 and mid April. When I take my shop down for the winter, here is the routine: First I gather up what I can to store it in the house, in the basement: Handplanes, Tormek, most finishing products etc. Then for my large, freestanding tools with cast iron, I give the tables a thorough cleaning, coating of boeshield and a coat of wax. Then I cover the tables with a "cover" of 1/4" hardboard and a little weight on top. This keeps the condensation out. That's it. My tools survive the winter with minimal cleanup in the spring, though they do get used here and there though the winter.