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    What to do with a ben franklin?

    this is directed to flat workers mainly.. if you were given 100 dollars what would you get with it? one item or several give me your thoughts
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    2 50 inch jet clamps, or a new TS blade, 40 tooth combo orange blade, and use the balance to sharpen 2 other blades, or use the balance to get a cushioned chair on wheels to sit on in the shop.

    ya know larry, Im not exactly sure how Id spend it, so send it to me and Ill let you know what I buy.

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    Been thinking about a nice shoulder plane for a number of years.
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    I keep a list just in case of such emergency's.

    Myself, it would be more wood. I am hurting for maple right now.
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    What to do with a ben franklin?

    Well Larry, I too am not sure how I'd spend it. I am not at a loss for tools or materials, but one thing I wish that Franklin could buy is TIME. Alas, that it cannot do.

    Maybe, I would buy one or two good plane irons so I could really tune up my old planes. Or maybe some better honing stones? to at least do a better job of sharpening the irons I now have, even my spoke shaves, too.

    What, you got a generous benefactor waiting in the wings to donate? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Southwood View Post
    I keep a list just in case of such emergency's.

    Myself, it would be more wood. I am hurting for maple right now.
    bring me some cherry or walnut Ill give you all the maple you want.
    Up to 8/4 13 inches wide.

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    well i do have a benefactor that has promised a Benjamin and i dont need any more clamps really and got some wood so thats out but would go along with you steve if you headed his way a two some would be fun.. and the shoulder plane rennie well i got a good 92,, was looking toput it towards one of those low angles jobs like glenn uses so much but it would only be adown payment on one of those..so i am still listening folks,, steve between the two of us we could get a load for allen pretty easy.. he didnt say if he wanted it dry or green, because this late fall i will have some green that can be had as well..
    walnut, ash, oak and some cherry.
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    I could bring it in log form
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    If only I could buy more shop time. I have a rockler air filter sitting in the box because I'm not putting it up till I finish my workbench, which is on hold till I finish christmas present toys for the neice/nephews, which are on hold because my anniversary snuck up on me and I have to finish a box for my wife. I did finally get some of the cherry and walnut out you gave me for the christmas presents though, pictures when I make some real progress on them.

    I'll go with allen, I think I'd buy another saw blade, probably a second freud fusion and send all my current ones out to get sharpened. I keep holding off because I don't want to pay shipping twice, but dont' want to have all my blades out for that long.

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    always dry, and thats a great idea

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