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schnewj

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    schnewj got a reaction from Gerald in replacement iron/blade   
    Sorry, Pat, no spare available. However, I would still look to the plane iron, and failing that, replace the cap iron with an eBay donor.
     
    If you really want to make the plane shine then go with an aftermarket. As was pointed out you may have to open up the throat a little. That is no big deal...a few judicious swipes with a file will open up the throat.
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    schnewj got a reaction from Gerald in replacement iron/blade   
    Pat, although replacing the cap iron and blade with a higher quality is always a plus. I would first try replacing the cap iron. The #6 and #7 both use the same iron. They can be found on eBay for around $10. You could get new ones from Stanley at one time but they have been out of stock for a while, now.
     
    If you just want to fix the problem a used replacement is in order. If you are looking to improve the plane a little, then by all means go for a Hock or another comparable set-up. Here are some links. Don't forget about the IBC Pinnacle blades, which are, also, highly rated. Most of the aftermarkets will be priced the same no matter who you buy them from. So, if you decide to upgrade I would just go directly to Hock or Woodcraft.
     
    https://www.woodcraft.com/products/hock-tools-o1-2-38-blade-and-breaker-for-6-and-7-stanley-record-planes?via=573621f469702d06760016cd%2C57641c7e69702d3baa000a33%2C57641c8f69702d65930009c9
     
    http://www.hocktools.com/products/bp.html
     
    https://www.amazon.com/Hock-Chip-Breaker-2-3-8/dp/B003373VC6
     
    https://www.ibctools.ca/product/ibc-matched-bladechip-breaker-sets-that-fit-older-stanleyrecord-bench-planes/
     
    I don't think, that, I have a spare 2-3/8 chip breaker in the "overflow" box. However, I'll take a look and if I do, I'll just send it to you. If I don't PM you, in the next day or two then I don't have one.
     
    In re-reading your post, you say, that, there is no light between the blade and the chip breaker. However, you are still getting chips stuck between them. Not to be condescending, but look to your blade. It may not be as sharp as it should be, or the angle may be off a little. This may help...
     
    http://www.hocktools.com/tech-info/sharpen.html
     
    I generally, find, that, if the chips are jamming up my blade needs attention.
     
     
     
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    schnewj got a reaction from Old Coasty in Pootatuck Lion Miter Trimmer   
    Well, some people can fall into a cesspool and come out smelling like a rose!
     
    A few days ago I acquired a Pootatuck brand Lion Miter Knife. The price was reasonable and the conditions was Very Good +. According to the seller, he found it in the back of a workbench cabinet belonging to a friends grandfather. The grandfather was a woodworker and has passed away almost 30 years ago. So, the trimmer has not seen the light of day for the past tree decades. Who knows how long before that since it was last used.
     
    Anyway, I thought that I would share some photos for your enjoyment:
     

     
    The original paint was, conservatively, at 85-90%. The bed and the right and left "wings", the channels, etc all had a little surface rust and staining.
     

     
    The first order of business was to completely disassemble the tool, cleaning the components as I went.
     
    Boeshield RUST FREE (Phosphoric Acid) was sprayed onto the tool one section at a time and gently scrubbed with brass brush and a maroon 3M Scotchbrite pad. The screw heads and threads, nuts, and machined bearing surfaces were appropriately cleaned and oiled as needed.
     
    Here is the first pass with the Rust Free on the bed. The intent is not to polish and make pretty. This tool has earned its patina and I didn't want to destroy it or the original paint if at all possible.
     

     
    There was no pitting anywhere. The bed and wings only had surface rust and staining. Once the Rust Free did its job, the components were cleaned again with Mineral Spirits and a maroon pad. The entire tools was then waxed and the applicable areas had light machine oil applied.
     
    The tools was reassembled and the needed adjustments were performed:

     
    The wings were trued up and the stops adjusted on both sides at the 90° and 45° marks.
     

     
    For those who don't know. The stops, which are spring loaded plungers are contained in a round plate. When the wing is where it should be, you butt the plunger up to the wing and lock it in place with the plate screw. This assures a locked in wing at the two primary angles.
     
    Here is the completed, cleaned-up and ready to use Lion Miter Trimmer.
     

     
    Fences at the 45° angle.
     

     
    The back side all cleaned up.
     
    You can even see a little debris in the channel from a quick test-out.
     

     
    Hope you guys enjoyed this. If you have any questions or I didn't cover something ask away.
     

     

     

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    schnewj got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Woodworking Plans   
    The problem is...sometimes the plan isn't right either.
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    schnewj got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Epic Fail Optical Illusion Cutting Board   
    That is anything but a fail. Seeing the illusion close-up or not, OK we're are own worst critics, is not a fail! Wow!
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    schnewj got a reaction from FlGatorwood in A Little Drill Caddy   
    I'm still trying to organize the same way. It's difficult when you have to move or roll something out to get to something else.
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    schnewj got a reaction from 1fizgig in Sandpaper   
    I came across this video. It compares; sanding, scraping, and planing.
     
     
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    schnewj got a reaction from John Morris in Pending Projects And Improvements   
    An ability to poll the membership on a variety of subjects would be a plus. As an example if I was looking to buy a band saw I could poll the membership to see what is the most popular model, pros/cons of a model, or any of a dozen other things to help me choose. How about best lathe, turning tools, how-to articles, information of interests...lots of things.
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    schnewj got a reaction from HARO50 in Wood Magazine shutting down the forum   
    I lurked for awhile, but like Gene I DIDN'T like some of the holier than thou attitudes. Luckily, for the most part, we got some of the better displaced refugees here.
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    schnewj got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Hf Clamp Review.   
    You can see and pick out the Chinese ju, finely crafted Chinese tools from the others?
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    schnewj got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Hf Clamp Review.   
    Herber????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You didn't just say that did you?
     
    (note to self; Herber didn't defend HF squeeze clamps, 3/25/2018)
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    schnewj got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Reading Books Sub Forum   
    John, great idea(s)!
     
    I have read and re-read the books you recommended to me on the Shaker furniture.
     
    Listing of the quality books here, recommended by the membership, would help to not waste money on sub-standard texts. It would, also, serve to help us prepare for projects that expand our talents.
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    schnewj got a reaction from FlGatorwood in making my own blueprint...   
    Sorry, I just couldn't help it. I'm good now, the tears have dried up.
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    schnewj got a reaction from FlGatorwood in making my own blueprint...   
    ...of course you never, ever are guilty of getting involved, are you? 
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    schnewj got a reaction from HARO50 in Hi   
    Nope! OSHA doesn't apply in this case...not enough employees to be governed under federal law...
     
    However, I personally have to applaud the bold fashion statement of swim trunks and bare feet!
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    schnewj got a reaction from HARO50 in Hi   
    That's OK they bought the extended warranty! It doesn't matter who bought it, just that they wast...er...payed for the extra piece of mind. They'll replace it until the cows come  home with the same "quality" door.
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    schnewj got a reaction from HARO50 in Hi   
    If you do that, they are gonna rust. So, throw them into the canoe. and then just sink it and get it over with.
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    schnewj got a reaction from FlGatorwood in What's On Your Work Bench?   
    That's an awful lot of pine...what's the planned use?
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    schnewj got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Shaker Transitional Rocker Part 1 (Curly Maple)   
    Neat! Thanks, John.
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    schnewj got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Shaker Transitional Rocker Part 1 (Curly Maple)   
    Can't wait to see this chair progress! That sure is some nice figure in the wood.
     
    Now, question. In the photo above the back legs have metal (brass or steel) feet. I don't know that I ever saw these on a Shaker style chair, was that common? Why only the back? ...education time!
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    schnewj got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Detail Sanding Tools ?   
    Most of the manufacturers, unfortunately, have eliminated the MC from their formulas. The Formby's used to be a really good system. Now the reviews are not so great because of the formula changes.
     
    MC is one of my favorites to use, it is just so hard to get your hands on it in today's world for the non-professional that doesn't have a reliable source.
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    schnewj got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Detail Sanding Tools ?   
    Unfortunately, the Methylene Chloride is almost impossible to buy over the counter anymore. If you were to use this you will have to find a source or a chemical supplier that would be willing to sell it to you. Stripeze used to contain it, but IIRC it has been eliminated from the current formula(s).
     
    If you do use Sticks formula, just ensure you use the correct PPE (respiratory, eye, and hand/splash protection), that is a pretty nasty concoction! Effective but nasty.
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    schnewj got a reaction from HARO50 in Detail Sanding Tools ?   
    Unfortunately, the Methylene Chloride is almost impossible to buy over the counter anymore. If you were to use this you will have to find a source or a chemical supplier that would be willing to sell it to you. Stripeze used to contain it, but IIRC it has been eliminated from the current formula(s).
     
    If you do use Sticks formula, just ensure you use the correct PPE (respiratory, eye, and hand/splash protection), that is a pretty nasty concoction! Effective but nasty.
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    schnewj got a reaction from HARO50 in Detail Sanding Tools ?   
    My thoughts exactly.
     
    If you strip the doors, then do a light sanding, then I suspect you will be where you need to be. You're going back with a much darker color which should help cover any imperfections in the stripping/sanding processes. If they used a penetrating stain, then it may be a lost cause, as you will never get the color out of the wood.
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    schnewj got a reaction from HARO50 in another piece of hidden history   
    Heroes all! No telling how many lives these men saved, only to be ignored by those that were. Thanks Peter.
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