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    Ian A good story. I have very few of my...

    Ian

    A good story. I have very few of my father's tools. One exception is My Thos Turner back saw. I probably would not have mentioned it had I not used it the other day. Unlike your plane, the saw...
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    yoboseyo Ian has pretty much covered...

    yoboseyo

    Ian has pretty much covered everything. I was unconsciously being pedantic in that I was referring to "handsaws," which technically are saws with a plate 26" long or longer. With Ian's...
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    Handsaws for crosscutting have PPI in the range 7...

    Handsaws for crosscutting have PPI in the range 7 - 12. For ripping the range is 4 - 6. There are exceptions outside these figures, but not common. The tooth can be changed during the shaping stage...
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    Hi Fletty Bob echoed what I had begun to...

    Hi Fletty

    Bob echoed what I had begun to think. I was not sure what you meant by ripping chain. Some people refer to skip tooth chain as ripping chain, but that is normally only recommended for...
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    Matt The timber is old cypress pine from a...

    Matt

    The timber is old cypress pine from a house that some acquaintances demolished in the area. There was a huge pile of timber and I went along one day with the ute and the big trailer and...
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    Ray That's a hoot and a really good...

    Ray

    That's a hoot and a really good promotional exercise. I am thinking that Ian Wilkie may come up with something following this revelation as he has already done "small."

    Regards
    Paul
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    Bob You are quite right. I was intending to be...

    Bob

    You are quite right. I was intending to be a passenger :wink: .

    As for more racks, you are right there too. There isn't another spot that isn't already fully occupied or otherwise obscured...
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    Bob That is almost true. I have a small...

    Bob

    That is almost true.

    I have a small shelf up high (if you can call a shed that has a height of about 2100mm high) just next to the missing board where I keep what Philip Adams calls a...
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    Pete I rather expected somebody to remark on...

    Pete

    I rather expected somebody to remark on the sacrilegious storage of such fine tools and you do have a point. For the moment I am using them with a frequency that doesn't allow the dust to...
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    Thanks Kryn That is probably one of the more...

    Thanks Kryn

    That is probably one of the more complimentary remarks that have been made about my shed.

    :)

    Regards
    Paul
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    qwertyu I can't particularly comment on the...

    qwertyu

    I can't particularly comment on the dust hazzards of wood dust in general, but I can comment on Cypress Pine. Quite a while ago I built a timber framed house using Cypress Pine. If i...
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    Storage in the Shed

    Just recently I had a little dilemma of storage space. Now while I know this beast is not a stranger to many of you, my problem is slightly different in that I do have the space. The problem is that...
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    David There are probably quite a few...

    David

    There are probably quite a few requirements and quite a few recommendations regarding Spotted Gum. I have not had any problems but I have always ensured the timber is freshly surfaced either...
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    Ditto Regards Paul

    Ditto

    Regards
    Paul
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    That's what I thought too :oo:. Regards Paul

    That's what I thought too :oo:.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Thanks for posting that Colin. I wasn't even...

    Thanks for posting that Colin.

    I wasn't even aware Eastwing did a ball pein version. You have done a very good restoration on that one. It is nice to think of these tools being resuscitated.
    ...
  17. Peter If I ever to decide to adopt a second...

    Peter

    If I ever to decide to adopt a second father I would like it to be you. At this point I would also like to present to you my wish list........

    :)

    Regards
    Paul
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    Matt The irony is that until recently all...

    Matt

    The irony is that until recently all those hammers were stored in a shipping container.

    :-)

    As for saws.

    :-)
  19. Actually, everybody who has contributed to this...

    Actually, everybody who has contributed to this thread until post #6 is invisible: A figment of our imagination.

    Regards
    Paul
  20. Ian There's just no pleasing some people ...

    Ian

    There's just no pleasing some people

    :rolleyes: :D

    Actually I like socket chisels too.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Matt I was wondering whether those ten minute...

    Matt

    I was wondering whether those ten minute handles equated to six per hour. Do you think Ian could keep it up all day with a couple of ten or fifteen minute breaks to clear the sawdust from his...
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    Ian

    Too much pitting? How's this?

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    I couldn't remove where somebody had pin punched it.

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    Definitely a contour gauge. I have only seen them...

    Definitely a contour gauge. I have only seen them in metal previously and they were narrower again than the plastic version you are showing. A quick look on Ebay for "contour gauge showed 500+...
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    Matt I had meant to add that is a fine set of...

    Matt

    I had meant to add that is a fine set of ball
    peins you have there.
    Could do with a polish though!

    Regard
    Paul
  25. Thanks Ian. Sounds wonderful. You have probably...

    Thanks Ian. Sounds wonderful. You have probably realised I may be distantly related to Steptoe & Son.

    Regards
    Paul
  26. " an ill favoured thing sir, but mine own. 'tis a...

    " an ill favoured thing sir, but mine own. 'tis a poor humour of mine to take that that no man else will." Touchstone. (But it had been used before.)

    :D

    Regards
    Paul
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    Thanks for those measurements Rob. I think to...

    Thanks for those measurements Rob.

    I think to some extent we are talking about the same thing. If I can return to Gavin's post (#22) where he pointed to a patent on taper rollers. My contention...
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    Thanks Ian. I could have done that. Regards...

    Thanks Ian. I could have done that.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Rob Are you sure about the tapering on Disston...

    Rob

    Are you sure about the tapering on Disston saws. Apologies that I have been slow in replying. I have a digital micrometer and the batteries had expired. I was unable to source them in out...
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    Actually Matt I would delight in kicking the...

    Actually Matt

    I would delight in kicking the soap box out from under you just for the hell of it and then saying,

    "Hold on a tick, I think you might be right. Awfully sorry old mate!"

    I like...
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    Ian Well, it's funny you should say that as...

    Ian

    Well, it's funny you should say that as last night I realised that the varnish was dry and I had to put them away somewhere. I remembered that a good friend from work had given me some spring...
  32. Ian I had forgotten the history of those...

    Ian

    I had forgotten the history of those Titans despite having Dick's book. I only have a single chisel fashioned in this way and of course it is true to say that if there is no intention to...
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    Feckit When times are tough it is the luxury...

    Feckit

    When times are tough it is the luxury items that are the first to suffer so I have to agree with you and such a sale is certainly an indicator. However, I would ask that others also give...
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    QUEENSLAND Well bought Peter. Regards Paul

    Well bought Peter.

    Regards
    Paul
  35. Clinton I often feel that chisel handles are a...

    Clinton

    I often feel that chisel handles are a little on the small size and I only have average size hands probably. In making the handles larger remember there is such a thing as balance both in...
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    It looks to me like the sort of tool you shape...

    It looks to me like the sort of tool you shape the seat on a Windsor chair or similar. Nice pick up even if you don't ever use it in anger.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Here are the promised and much anticipated pix...

    Here are the promised and much anticipated pix :rolleyes: :

    This was taken without the benefit of direct sunlight:

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    Just what I need Matt. Another obsession!! ...

    Just what I need Matt. Another obsession!!

    Regards
    Paul
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    Ian I think round is just prominent in the...

    Ian

    I think round is just prominent in the male psyche! I like that shape too. :) I was going to say I have never bought a new ball pein hammer but I think that the smallest of these five hammers...
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    Thanks for that. I was hoping somebody might...

    Thanks for that. I was hoping somebody might recognise it.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Matt I think you may be remembering the froes....

    Matt

    I think you may be remembering the froes. However, years before that I did make up a draw knife, but it was for my son. Not quite sure where that is as he is overseas and I have many of his...
  42. Lance I have to echo Ian's comments, but it is...

    Lance

    I have to echo Ian's comments, but it is better coming from him. Also thank you for using the pear (and to Mike) as I am not familiar with it and have not seen it before. I too have been a...
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    I had forgotten that varnish dries a little...

    I had forgotten that varnish dries a little slower in the cooler weather. I did not get to do the second coat until this evening. However, to complete my undertaking to post pix and to ward off...
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    Bob You got me on the pitting. Cannot be...

    Bob

    You got me on the pitting. Cannot be removed effectively by mechanical means. I probably would have had to soak the head in something or other. The products and possible processes that come to...
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    Matt, Ahem! One hour and twenty four minutes...

    Matt, Ahem!

    One hour and twenty four minutes by my calculation. Is that all right for you? You will have to wait until tomorrow for the finished product.

    :(

    Regards
    Paul
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    The Handles

    Sorry about the delay for the second post. I was too slow with the typing and I was supposed to be cooking our tea on an open fire. The jacket potatoes were ready and the sausages had to be cooked: ...
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    Ball Pein Ecstasy

    I just happened to endup with a small collection of ball pein hammer (engineers' hammer if you prefer) heads. This was not deliberate and they probably came in boxes of rusty treasures that I...
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    Matt You could probably produce a bicentennial...

    Matt

    You could probably produce a bicentennial model from a D8 and just give it a new handle (I nominate you for this task: Any seconders?) in celebration of a man who made the best saws around,...
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    Unfortunately cotton and rice are arguably not...

    Unfortunately cotton and rice are arguably not suitable crops for Australia. They are water dependent. So is Australia.

    Regards
    Paul

    Ps:I live in an area that grows cotton, but only if it...
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    There are references to Fr Eduard Engels. They...

    There are references to Fr Eduard Engels. They seemed to make spirit levels:

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    and a range of punches and boring tools (from 1909)
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