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    How you know people are interested in fake woodworking...

    Isn't it the same in many walks of life, though? Take sports - football, cricket, baseball, rugby, snooker, ping-pong, you name it. A few people on the pitch or table working their wotsits off, and thousands stood or sat around just watching and shouting at them. Never be any different. To be...
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    Am I the only person depressed by the number of comments with gender or racial stereotypes in them?

    Chris, not sure I entirely agree. I was trying to use a bit of levity to make a more serious point, which is that through history there have always been Puritans of one sort or another trying to enforce their will on the rest of us. In general, they haven't succeeded to any substantial degree...
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    Am I the only person depressed by the number of comments with gender or racial stereotypes in them?

    Bit too much of this New Puritanism about for my liking. 'Hate Crimes' sounds a lot like the Spanish Inquisition, or Puritans banning plum puddings and mince pies in the 17th century in case someone enjoyed themselves - and look where they ended up. There seem to be rather a lot of people...
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    Am I the only person depressed by the number of comments with gender or racial stereotypes in them?

    Git back under thi flagstone, tha soft southern jessie. Glad Ah've got that off me chest. Right - Ah'm off to feed me whippet.
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    Am I the only person depressed by the number of comments with gender or racial stereotypes in them?

    In general, most 'jokes' are pretty tame these days. Some of the 'jokes' rattling around thirty and forty years ago would be regarded as beyond the pale these days. Where do you draw the line? Stereotypes about different people are one of the common themes of humour. Do we ban southerners from...
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    What have we become?

    There's an easy answer - just ignore it. Don't pay the telly tax, either; paying it only encourages them.
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    Cheshire tool supplier

    Those nails might have been made very close by! I gather that Quadrant House was built just before WW1 as the head office for Rylands Brothers wire works, part of which occupied the site of what is now Sainsbury's. Among Rylands' many products were wire nails. Rylands became part of the...
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    Cheshire tool supplier

    Firstly - welcome to the forum! Thanks for that info. Shame- I was fond of Bent's. Still got a Tyzack dovetail saw with a very worn Bent's price sticker on it, and they were great for ironmongery of almost any sort. If they didn't have it, they'd order it. Still, that's the way of the world, I...
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    Cheshire tool supplier

    Just remembered another one - C J Bent and Sons in Church Street, Warrington. They're a long established ironmongers of the old school which a quick google suggests is still going. Don't know if they're still there, but they used to be in the nice curved-fronted building on the corner of Church...
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    Cheshire tool supplier

    Graham's Machinery on the Sealand Industrial Estate just outside Chester are not bad. They're mainly set up as an industrial supplier of tools, fasteners and welding supplies, but do have a woodworking section in their showroom. Workshop Heaven or Classic Hand Tools they ain't, but they have a...
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    Looking into the darkside

    One advantage to hand planes is their longevity. Once you've bought and set up a plane, that's pretty much it for life - no batteries to charge daily or to fail to hold charge, no brushes to wear out, no trailing cables to trip over or accidentally sever. You don't need many to be versatile; a...
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    Try-plane with lead in its nose

    Maybe - again, let's not completely discount the possibility; but it doesn't really explain the example JohnPW found, though. There have always been fashions in woodworking, just as in every other walk of life. Heavier planes and lighter planes being two such fashions. Could it be that someone...
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    Timber framing chisel advice

    Wooden handles must have lasted alright before plastic handles were invented. We've been timber framing for centuries, if not millenia. Not many plastic handles about in Tudor times.
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    Try-plane with lead in its nose

    I see the logic, but Dr W's try plane seems not to have any cracks of substance, and JohnPW's plane shows minor cracks at the toe end, but not where the lead is. That said, since we don't have a definite reason, might not be wise to rule the idea out completely.
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