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    Bought a Faithfull diamond sharpening stone (400/1000), honing guide and some green compound which arrived yesterday. I'd stuck some leather onto a scrap bit of wood a few days previously so spent a couple of hours sharpening stuff last night. it quite relaxing in a way. Did both plane blades and a spoke plane at 30 degs not bothered with a micro bevel on the diamond block and then onto a 3000 stone, finishing off with the leather and compound. It's the first time I've had such a shiny blade/bevel it like a mirror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuzziPaul View Post
    Bought a Faithfull diamond sharpening stone (400/1000), honing guide and some green compound which arrived yesterday. I'd stuck some leather onto a scrap bit of wood a few days previously so spent a couple of hours sharpening stuff last night. it quite relaxing in a way. Did both plane blades and a spoke plane at 30 degs not bothered with a micro bevel on the diamond block and then onto a 3000 stone, finishing off with the leather and compound. It's the first time I've had such a shiny blade/bevel it like a mirror.

    Is it the Faithfull one with the built in stone holder thing with two steel rods on rubber feet?
    If so even just the holder alone is worth the cost I paid for mine (about 24 quid if I remember right) and its a decent size, way better than the smaller ones I've bought.

    Also it's nice to have another plane blade with a cambered edge so it takes a bigger shaving at the centre, means it can take a shaving from a board wider than the plane sole without leaving track marks with the blade corners.

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    It is, 38 with the stone, guide and compound.
    Todays lesson. if planing a sticking gate to take a fraction off, if you hit something do not assume its a knot and give it a couple more passes. Three nicks in my super duper sharpened blade by a panel pin Spent a further half hour getting them out.

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    Bought these....i think the 10mm may need to be accompanied by a stubby....20190428_104925_Film1.jpg

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    What's the advantage of the twisted handle?

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    What's the advantage of the twisted handle?
    I don't know yet...its the only 10mm they had other than a stubby....I would imagine it gives a flat surface to pull against rather than an edge, but its too long...I can break fasteners with my existing short combi....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Breaker View Post
    I have one or two gearless ratchets.
    Unfortunately, they weren't designed that way.

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    Bought this little doohicky

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/For-Wood-...72.m2749.l2649





    For the price cant fault it. Now all we need is someone with a 3D printer to make a longer one for wider pieces of wood and there is a nice little earner here.....

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    The last tool I've bought is Worx 8-Amp electric chainsaw

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    Quote Originally Posted by go_slow View Post
    Bought this little doohicky

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/For-Wood-...72.m2749.l2649





    For the price cant fault it. Now all we need is someone with a 3D printer to make a longer one for wider pieces of wood and there is a nice little earner here.....

    Duly noted

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    Was looking for a cheap mm, got carried away;

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    I don't normally like 12 point sockets as a rule and will not use them on bolts that are set at high torque settings but at 65 with the trade card I couldn't resist as it will save me numerous trips back and forward for different spanners and ratchets.
    Halfords Advanced 120 socket set

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    Quote Originally Posted by maccecht View Post
    I don't normally like 12 point sockets as a rule and will not use them on bolts that are set at high torque settings but at 65 with the trade card I couldn't resist as it will save me numerous trips back and forward for different spanners and ratchets.
    Halfords Advanced 120 socket set
    I used to like sets, but I bet you will never use 60% of that stuff.

    BUT, it's very important to have them there, just in case

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