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  • Birthday 10/17/1980

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    Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Woodworking Interests
    Just getting started. I like furniture making or little oddball things.

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  1. Yes. You might be running low actually.
  2. I tend to agree with you. I just see people bring it up when talking about venting outside and it is something to consider. I actually just moved into a new shop and I plan on venting outside too.
  3. If you have a heated garage your biggest problem is going to be blowing all your heat out the side of your house in the winter.
  4. I quite enjoy chopping mortises and tenons with a chisel. Practice, practice, practice. My first chiseled mortise probably took me an hour. Now- boom, boom, boom. I quite enjoy hand cutting dovetails too. I get personal satisfaction from a job well done and from using a skill that not many others have.
  5. I have an HF less than a mile from me. As been stated many times - F clamps. I buy two 6" or 12" every time I go in. Use them all the time. Absolutely AVOID the black and orange clamps, if they even sell them any more.
  6. A while back I was given a hackberry tree by a friend. I'm down to the very end of it, so I used the last of my lumber to make her a gift box to say thank you. video:
  7. I have had fantastic customer service from amazon over their online chat.
  8. Right when I was getting ready to order I got my Lee Valley catalog in the mail. This set is a new listing from them and comes as a package deal. Includes LA Jack with a 25 degree iron, LA Block with a 25 degree iron, and an LA Smoother with both 25 and 50 degree irons. So in the end I set out to buy two planes and ended up with three. The savings is 15% when you buy the package, so for just a little more scratch I was able to get the smoother with two blades. These are my first new planes, and really, some of the first new tools I've ever owned. I have to say I am very thankful to the owner of the company where I work, and I am very happy with these planes. Edit: O1 steel.
  9. Well, my goodies came in the mail today! Thank you every one for the opinions and advice, it truly made my decision more difficult.
  10. 1/4 or 1/2 mdf or plywood. whatever i have laying around that is the right size.
  11. I just got my Lee Valley catalog. I see I can get a set with a LA Jack, LA Smoother, and LA Block plane for $530. I may just buy them.
  12. Here is something similar made by Chris Wong, who I believe is a forum member here. I think he used a draw knife for the bulk of it. I could be mistaken though.
  13. I didn't know this and it does make a big difference to me.
  14. After reading everyone's replies I am even more confused as to what to buy. LOL! Now a plow plane is sounding good! It would get some use. I kind of re-evaluated what I need/want. I NEED a new block plane. My old stanley block plane is my most used plane, and the most fickle because of a missing part. So a new block plane is at the top of the list. BUT, I'd still like a rabbeting plane. Are there any reasons why a LN rabbeting block plane couldn't also be used like a regular block plane? I understand people not wanting "swiss army" planes, but I'm trying to get the most bang for my buck. If I can kill two birds with one stone, that would be wonderful.