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    David C replied to the thread Bevel angle.
    I do the rounded bevel on my grinder. Honing is kept for the edge. David
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    David C replied to the thread Bevel angle.
    The original Veritas honing guide has a straight, wide roller. One has to be careful to clamp the chisel or plane blade square in the...
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    David C replied to the thread Bevel angle.
    Personally, I grind at 25 or sometimes 22 degrees. Please be certain not to grind right to the edge, or bluing/overheating is likely...
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    David C replied to the thread Cheap digital, or quality dial ?.
    I love the carbon/plastic dial calipers, and have used them for more than 20 years. Digital gives too much information and makes my...
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    David C replied to the thread Do I need a 5 1/2 plane..
    Big vote for 5 1/2. I did virtually all my work over a 52 year period with this size plane.. David Charlesworth
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    David C replied to the thread cap iron too short?.
    Ron Hock can supply correct cap iron for your plane. There was variation over the years of cap length. Length is measured from slot to...
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    David C replied to the thread cap iron too short?.
    Ron Hock can supply a capiron for your plane. Production variations on cap irons give different lengths from slot to cap edge. I have...
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    David C replied to the thread Low angle, bevel up jack plane.
    No planes work out of the box, the blades are ground but not sharpened. The less this ludicrous idea is mentioned the better. Happy...
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    No. What matters is the ability to set a balanced/ even shaving, when sighting along the sole. Best wishes, David Charlesworth
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    Shooting boards, very useful and easy to make. The one change I have come up with, is a sacrificial fence, which sits against the fixed...
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