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#1 posted 04-07-2018 10:24 PM

Thank you all for the helpful advice! I will have to check out the GlideCote. I am going to my local woodworking store tomorrow to pick up the MicroJig splitters — Amazon sent me the thin kerf by mistake. Anything else while I’m there? I have White Lightning for my bike, and I’ve seen it recommended on these forums, so hopefully I don’t have to buy lube.

I have a 12” Starrett combination square, and I’m okay with paying for quality if it’s worth it ( I’m all for buying tools once). I’ll take a look at dial indicators, calipers, or a test indicator. What would go best knowing I have a square already?

If the bearings end up sounding bad, am I going to have to send it to someone to replace the bearings? I don’t have an arbor press. Are the HF belts still recommended, if I need new ones?

I’m so excited — I just picked up 3 Stanley planes, and they seem pretty old. I’ve gone partially through a dating flowchart and I think it’s one of the first eight types. The two larger ones are #3 and #5, and there’s a really small one that also looks old. I’ll have to figure out what it is — it doesn’t have many markings, it’s half the size of the others, and it’s painted blue. Doesn’t have the number/model on it at all — weird. I’ll compare these to my cheap Japanese plane, which I still need to sharpen and flatten.

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