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Originally Posted by MBAtarga View Post
That is why the card scraper does such a good job. It is basically replicating a plane blade at close to a 70-80 bevel (or higher). They are relatively easy to sharpen as well.
Here's the first video I looked at as an example:

Very cool. I also watched a Paul Sellers video on sharpening a card scraper. I'll definitely have one of those. Most of these seem to be hand held, but I've seen a couple of items that looked like a card scraper mounted in a frame for use with two hands, is that what I was seeing?
Originally Posted by look 171 View Post
This guy is clever. If you have limited room, this is just too cool. I don't know about the folding casters? I would leave them without the ability to fold to prevent tripping on them.
I saw a similar thing in the book that I've been reading. The wheels could be folded under the legs or not. I think the preference was to leave them tucked away if you didn't need them, but flip them out if you did. You could have them fold towards the inside of the table so they wouldn't stick out and that would keep them from sticking out. It may require a slightly different design, but that shouldn't be too hard. I like how they fold up to the wall. I don't see myself needing that feature, but I could have used it at the old house.
Originally Posted by rwest View Post
I have a small business that repairs the older Bridge City Tools. I acquired all of the old stock of parts when the company was sold in 2018. I also have just about every tool they have produced, so getting all the repair parts was good for me personally too.

Had to dig out my VP-60 plane to figure out what parts a customer needed. This plane was made in a limited quantity of 400. It can be adjusted to have a bed angle from 30 to 60 degrees.

Wow, that's a REALLY nice looking plane, practically beautiful, and the adjustable bed angle is a very cool feature!

I'd seen this earlier this year, but forgot about it and found it again.

Previously, I'd had a DeWalt 12" compound miter saw. It did everything, but it was not a sliding miter saw. I often found myself wishing I'd had the sliding version. That saw is regularly $349. The sliding DeWalt is $599, and they go up from there for things like Milwaukee, Makita, etc....

DeWalt came out with a new version of their sliding saw and the difference is an LED light to give you a line on the wood to cut (supposed to be better than a laser). That saw is $599. The old version, without the LED was $599 before the new one came out. the old one is still available at some HD and on Amazon for $349, same price as the non-sliding model.

Dewalt DWS780 $599 (12" sliding w/LED)

Dewalt DWS779 $349 (12" sliding w/o LED)

Dewalt DWS716 $349 (12" LED)

Or the old version (what I had) non-sliding
Dewalt DWS715 $199 (12" w/o LED)

Anyone thing the $349 12" sliding would be a bad saw?
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