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    Ian Agreed to both those statements. The...

    Ian

    Agreed to both those statements.

    The point I was making with the back saws was just that they are, well, smaller (unless you are preparing a mitre saw). I think the nicest saws I use are...
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    Oh! Are you saying it isn't supposed to be...

    Oh!

    Are you saying it isn't supposed to be blurred :? ?

    Regards
    Paul
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    Ian Ain't dat de troof!! The Atkins saw I...

    Ian

    Ain't dat de troof!!

    The Atkins saw I pictured in post #13 was a 5ppi rip saw progressively toothed. A single tooth was broken about three quarters of the way down to the gullet, which...
  4. "When you've only got that one piece of wood...."...

    "When you've only got that one piece of wood...."

    and minimal tools.

    :cool:

    Regards
    Paul
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    Lance That is a really good job and I hope...

    Lance

    That is a really good job and I hope your documentation of your progress through the restoration will encourage others to have a go.

    Thanks too for posting that video. A couple of things...
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    I have been considering starting a fresh thread...

    I have been considering starting a fresh thread on saw restoration and if there is a sufficient interest I may still do that, but in the meantime I would just comment that the purists avoid using...
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    Matt I agree with regards to a prize, but I'm...

    Matt

    I agree with regards to a prize, but I'm not sure you will fit a door in even a large satchel.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Ian Thanks for that summary. You may have...

    Ian

    Thanks for that summary. You may have saved about ten pages on Ubeaut's Forum while we discuss the pros and cons of files (again) and a heap of time for interested parties as they wade...
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    Donkey is not too fussed about "heavy" going such...

    Donkey is not too fussed about "heavy" going such as you have experienced in Victoria. He prefers "firm" going. You could say up here he is a bit of a hot shot especially if the jockey lights him up....
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    I feel there are two distinct reasons for making...

    I feel there are two distinct reasons for making your own dowels: One is to achieve a round piece of wood that is wholly or partially visible while the second is to make a pin to hold, place or...
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    Colin A very good purchase by any stretch of...

    Colin

    A very good purchase by any stretch of the imagination. We might see a few green eyed monsters surface as a result. :)

    Regards
    Paul
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    Yes, at some stage. Regards Paul

    Yes, at some stage.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Matt I think you may have sprung me over the...

    Matt

    I think you may have sprung me over the intricacies of the English language. Just to redeem myself a little, here are a selection of pix. Initially I thought I would be completely out of...
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    Despite my "likes" for this post, that is...

    Despite my "likes" for this post, that is sacrilegious! :(

    Regards
    Paul
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    Matt I was going to say exactly that! :wink: ...

    Matt

    I was going to say exactly that! :wink:

    Regards
    Paul
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    I believe many products are manufactured by, say...

    I believe many products are manufactured by, say a Chinese company, and that company makes more than the original order. My conjecture is that the surplus is sold off unbranded. The reason for this...
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    My package arrived yesterday as Matt said and I...

    My package arrived yesterday as Matt said and I picked it up this morning. Retreated to the "containment" area to oggle my parcel. All good: Better than in the pix. A lot of work ahead.

    Thanks...
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    Brad All the reports at this stage are that...

    Brad

    All the reports at this stage are that the NSW scenario is going to escalate bigtime. The official warning is that many coastal areas have been shifted up to a "catastrophic" rating....
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    Sorry Brad I was in NSW (New Mexico?) for the...

    Sorry Brad

    I was in NSW (New Mexico?) for the weekend. I did look briefly for the donkey as I crossed the border into QLD this evening, but I think he got bored with waiting and shed the load at...
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    What? That's it then. I'm packing up my toys...

    What?

    That's it then. I'm packing up my toys and going home :(( !

    Regards
    Paul

    PS: Doug. I'm presuming you will be the first to post a completed restoration then :D .
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    This puts me at a distinct disadvantage as the...

    This puts me at a distinct disadvantage as the mail is transferred to a donkey at the border. Last heard of my parcel was in Sydney.

    Regards
    Paul
  22. Siggykc That is one handsome bench and welcome...

    Siggykc

    That is one handsome bench and welcome to the Forums. What an entry!

    Regards
    Paul
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    Those Bose thingys look amazing, but experience...

    Those Bose thingys look amazing, but experience has shown me that the hard earplugs are even more difficult to suit individuals. At work I can have custom fitted plugs. They take a mould of your ear...
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    Tonyz Foam ear plugs are easily the cheapest...

    Tonyz

    Foam ear plugs are easily the cheapest option and work extremely well too. However, the proviso is that you are comfortable with them. They don't suit everybody. I have used them in work...
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    Interesting statistics Tony. I once looked...

    Interesting statistics Tony.

    I once looked into Radiata Pine plantations and at that time first thinings occurred at 15 years and the aim was to clear harvest by 40 years. Although some of this...
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    I think WRC is always imported and has certainly...

    I think WRC is always imported and has certainly always been expensive. Now it is horribly expensive. Redwood used to be even more expensive again. When I last looked (may not have been quite this...
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    CBaulds I bought it in a moment of madness not...

    CBaulds

    I bought it in a moment of madness not knowing what I would do with it and I still don't. Somehow I think I had something like four poster beds in mind, but with the advent of 2400mm...
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    Particularly if you take the chisels from the coast inland!!

    Regards
    Paul
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    CBaulds I thought I recognised the brand as a...

    CBaulds

    I thought I recognised the brand as a Motor I have on a large homemade wood lathe, which I have never used! This motor is only 1HP, but four pole (1440rpm). The dimensions are 235mm long...
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    Cliff I love the concept of making something...

    Cliff

    I love the concept of making something from virtually nothing. I am assuming the long shaft is to give enough room to manoeuver the instruments.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Martin For some inexplicable reason I read...

    Martin

    For some inexplicable reason I read your address as New Jersey. What a terrible faux pas! I am thinking of becoming a recluse to pay for my sins, living in a cave with just my saws (of...
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    Thanks for the pix Martin. Is the medallion on...

    Thanks for the pix Martin.

    Is the medallion on the "reverse" side of the saw or is that a photographic hiccup?

    The stamp is very similar but not exactly the same. In Simon Barley's example...
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    Hi OW The short answer is probably yes as in...

    Hi OW

    The short answer is probably yes as in "related" but no, not the same company. I have to point out here that I had to defer to Simon Barley's book "British Saws and Sawmakers from c1660." In...
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    Ooooh. A "jeroboam" even. Regards Paul

    Ooooh. A "jeroboam" even.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Matt I hope everybody appreciates the work you...

    Matt

    I hope everybody appreciates the work you have done with the packaging: Actually I'm sure they do appreciate your efforts, but just for those who have never had to package up a handsaw, they...
  36. China's comment is a subtle dig that this thread...

    China's comment is a subtle dig that this thread should be appearing in the "Marketplace" section of the Forum and that you should peruse the rules: The largest single take from this is that you must...
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    Graeme I think Mafell is the brand I had in...

    Graeme

    I think Mafell is the brand I had in mind when I said there are better versions today. From a quick search of the net I think you would have to allow A$900 to include shipping and allow for...
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    Lance I'm sure Matt knew you were only joking....

    Lance

    I'm sure Matt knew you were only joking.

    Don't be disappointed when your saws arrive without teeth :(.

    Regards
    Paul
    ( :D:D:D )
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    Derek makes a good point in the way we value and...

    Derek makes a good point in the way we value and assess our jigsaws. Unless they are subjected to consistent test conditions our opinion is very narrow and distinctly subjective. This is my 20 year...
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    Thanks Graham It was the only small...

    Thanks Graham

    It was the only small disappointment with this example that there was nothing on the blade. From that era you have correctly assessed that it would have been a stamp, not an etch....
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    Chris I am always happy to talk saws. It...

    Chris

    I am always happy to talk saws.

    It all started when one day I looked at a small pile of hardpoint saws that had worn out and thought to myself it was ridiculous. I also could not get a...
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    There you go, an open invitation to choose more...

    There you go, an open invitation to choose more saws....:2tsup:

    If I'd known Ironwood was going to get a semi load I would have asked if mine could be dropped off on the way! But Australia Post...
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    I have been a little preoccupied with other tasks...

    I have been a little preoccupied with other tasks and duties of late and did not get to posting any results when I should have.

    I am rather pleased with this saw as although it is not remotely...
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    The edit facility had already disappeared from my post of yesterday so here goes again:

    463379

    Regards
    Paul
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    I said in the previous post that I could not find...

    I said in the previous post that I could not find any further information on the Reliance Saw Co. and that was true when I wrote it, but I, just on a whim, gave a last plug into Goggle. I found a...
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    A short while ago a couple more "Lookalikes" came...

    A short while ago a couple more "Lookalikes" came into my possession.

    Both feature Warranted Superior medallions. The first a 26" crosscut and is stamped on the blade with "Reliance Saw Co." but...
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    Doug Sorry to hear of your leg infection but...

    Doug

    Sorry to hear of your leg infection but with that in mind and to perpetuate Matt's imagery, you may have to keep your eyes peeled for "legs eleven."

    Regards
    Paul
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    It's a lot better than your imperial tape...

    It's a lot better than your imperial tape measure.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Ahem! Not even a new plate. Jus cut away the...

    Ahem!

    Not even a new plate. Jus cut away the old toothline with a thin cutting disc on an angle grinder and re-tooth and you have a dovetail saw. At least one person was looking for such a beast...
  50. Australia Post have changed the regs now (to our...

    Australia Post have changed the regs now (to our slight advantage). You can put up to 5Kg in any of the satchels as long as the goods fit. So:

    I have attached a screen shot from Aussie Post which...
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