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    Here are the 2 pages that match the ones Henry...

    Here are the 2 pages that match the ones Henry put up from the 1929 catalogue.
    Some data on pulleys etc
    Tony
  2. Rob Streeper I have a Canadian Disston Joiners...

    Rob Streeper
    I have a Canadian Disston Joiners Saw 16.5 inch;15tpi; 44thou along the toothline.
    The nose flares upward slightly towards the tip.
    Some pics enclosed.
    Tony
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    Matt I have the double but would be very...

    Matt
    I have the double but would be very interested in a single quadrant.
    I have been contemplating making a pattern and heading to the foundry myself.
    Cheers
    Tony
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    Here is an Eskilstuna handle excerpt from a...

    Here is an Eskilstuna handle excerpt from a catalogue; possibly Anchor/Jernbolaget.
    The second type is similar to that used on the Berg firmer chisels.
    Note the leather washers and steel ferrules...
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    BERG fans- alert

    Dear All

    Chanced on some unusual Berg Firmer chisels today.
    The firmer Bergs are extremely rare in my experience and the condition of these was exciting.
    16/6 for the one inch and 12/6 for the...
  6. Gday There was a cabinet makers sawbench called...

    Gday
    There was a cabinet makers sawbench called a Wellcome possibly made in Melbourne.
    I have only seen two; unfortunately no photos.
    Probably immediate post WW2.
    Cheers
    Tony
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    An excellent resource for those interested in...

    An excellent resource for those interested in Natural Sharpening Stones is : Grinding and Honing Parts 1-4 by Henk Bos ;an excellent Dutchman now unfortunately deceased.
    A google search will find...
  8. Maybe Civil and Military? Cheers Tony

    Maybe Civil and Military?
    Cheers
    Tony
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    Vann You need to elevate to Defcon 4. More...

    Vann
    You need to elevate to Defcon 4.
    More vigilance is required!
    Cheers
    Tony
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    A couple more in UK PKA 607 #17093 pk 994 #...

    A couple more in UK
    PKA 607 #17093
    pk 994 # 30253
    T
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    Here is a little something on coffin making. T

    Here is a little something on coffin making.
    T
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    Plate thickness .050inch These were also unusual...

    Plate thickness .050inch
    These were also unusual in having the plate lacquered before leaving the factory.
    15 ppi Xcut
    I hate holes drilled in handles.
    T
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    Disston Joiners Saw

    Found this on a recent trip.
    Initially I thought it was owner made with a Disston handle.
    The toe on these looks a little unusual.
    A Canadian etch turned up to match the label screw.
    A lovely bit...
  14. Thread: Sydney Chisel

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    Sydney Chisel

    Greetings
    Picked this chisel up in a rusty bundle recently.
    Chisel manufacture? in Sydney?
    Or is it one made for Mr Aitken the Merchant?
    Certainly not one Ive seen before.
    Boasts a lovely...
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    All the above in UK T

    All the above in UK
    T
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    Vann Had a look through my Wadkin photo file and...

    Vann
    Had a look through my Wadkin photo file and found a few tags:

    Wadkin&Co
    MD343 Test4734
    DH122 Test1450
    PD351 Test4737
    Wadkin Ltd
    DR130S TestSC86 Like your EPA20S
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    Could the sequence be disturbed if a machine...

    Could the sequence be disturbed if a machine failed a Test and required further attention in the Works? Having gained its machine no. but not yet its test no.?
    Sacrilegious talk really; how could a...
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    Vann Did I miss a post where you admitted to...

    Vann
    Did I miss a post where you admitted to possession of the Wadkin birth registry?
    Very prompt response and thanks.
    T
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    So here are some Stiletto No8 pics We have a...

    So here are some Stiletto No8 pics
    We have a 26inch 5pointer and a 22inch 8pointer.
    Handle quality equals Disston #112.
    Cheers
    Tony377700377701377702377703377704377705377707377708
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    Vann ,Greetings from Geelong, Here are my Wadkin...

    Vann ,Greetings from Geelong,
    Here are my Wadkin numbers

    PK1277 Test:3726
    NH510 Test:66717
    EQ2427 Test:70255
    BL150 #77313 Wadkin Bursgreen

    Cheers
    Tony
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    Dear All Just came across this thread and was...

    Dear All
    Just came across this thread and was alerted to the word Stiletto.
    I have two of the No 8 saws in large and small sizes;later versions than Bushies.
    I too have wondered as to the origins...
  22. Thread: Unusual Plane

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    Unusual Plane

    Greetings
    Found this plane recently; not sure of its provenance.
    Is it a Coopers plane or a Wheelwrights? Maybe a Patternmakers?
    Appears to be the work of a master but no makers mark found.
    Iron...
  23. Thread: Saw Handles

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    Lovely find Paul Nothing like Apple , IMHO. ...

    Lovely find Paul
    Nothing like Apple , IMHO.

    Cheers
    Tony
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    Cam Lovely bit of dirty paper! A lot of stuff...

    Cam
    Lovely bit of dirty paper!
    A lot of stuff makes more sense now. Grinding wheels for blade sharpening and for sharpening the trimmers located in the drive flange.
    The Ben Franklin and the...
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    Clearout A friend of mine has one of the shapers...

    Clearout
    A friend of mine has one of the shapers and is well pleased with it.
    Two of the saw retaining screws undid although heavily rusted.
    The third was a troublesome customer but eventually...
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    Thanks Heavansabove Well researched. I tried the...

    Thanks Heavansabove Well researched. I tried the artistic store in town.
    As an example of the handle treatment on Apple here is a Disston I picked up recently; again a gold coin job bought for the...
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    PK Douglas Compositors Saw

    Greetings

    Some snaps of a recent find; took a punt for 10 clams.
    A little brother for the Wadkin PK; sliding tables forever!
    So far is responding well to treatment but I am having trouble with...
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    Ray/Hiroller Many thanks for the replies. 10...

    Ray/Hiroller
    Many thanks for the replies.
    10 pages on SnJ marks! I will buy the book!

    Re the handles; I read in one of my older tomes on finishing beech that a thin wash of Dragons Blood...
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    Taylor Brothers Large Back Saw

    Recently purchased a large Taylor Brothers Backsaw in good condition.
    18 inches long with around 4.25 inches blade depth.
    The handle has 4 screws which may be why it is still so well attached. I...
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    A marginal S&J backsaw purchase

    Saw nuts
    Saws have been accumulating exponentially,perhaps not in McGee like boluses; but they are exceeding my ability to document them on this site.
    Here is one of my recents;a gold coin purchase...
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    I think the saws may be Yates American. Check...

    I think the saws may be Yates American.
    Check the OWWM/Vintage Machinery site.
    Cheers
    Tony
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    Recent chisel finds abroad

    Hello all
    Found a few chisels whilst holidaying in NZ
    Second hand chisels are in short supply in NZ possibly due to the strong Maori woodcarving tradition;but I managed to turn up a few.
    Nicest...
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    Simonds 4 1/2 Saw

    I recently holidayed in NZ and came across this saw in the upper north island.
    I first took it for a Disston #112 but then noted the Simonds medallion.
    Surface rust on blade; etch intact; and a...
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    Nice work Sherlock Mcgee

    Nice work Sherlock Mcgee
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    Bushmiller Your truffle sniffer is earning his...

    Bushmiller
    Your truffle sniffer is earning his keep.
    The Simonds looks like it got hit with an arc welder;but still a nice get.
    The Disston handle looks like an Acme;pity about the blade;maybe the...
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    Paul Loved the original particularly p 88 chair...

    Paul
    Loved the original particularly
    p 88 chair
    the clocks
    the desk innards
    and thanks for the intro to Met publications ; I could be in a heaven;one of many!
    Cheers
    Tony
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    Sawdust Maker I have cleaned mine a little and...

    Sawdust Maker
    I have cleaned mine a little and am uncertain.
    It may be a very dark batch of apple or it is rosewood.
    I am yet to make a cut in it for horn replacement; that should provide more...
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    Merbau This will make an excellent handle ;tough...

    Merbau
    This will make an excellent handle ;tough to work but will be worth it.
    Cheers
    Tony
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    Sawdust Maker re Saw 24 The 112 with two horns...

    Sawdust Maker
    re Saw 24
    The 112 with two horns missing;is the handle Apple or Mahogany/Rosewood?
    It looks darker in the photo .
    I recently scored a 112 with a Rosewood handle and was wondering...
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    Bushmiller It will serve for hammering practice;...

    Bushmiller
    It will serve for hammering practice; may be I will have some success.Then I will have a saw for my first boat build!
    The S&J medallions are nice ;my favorites are the older Elephant...
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    Nice little backsaw;should clean up very nicely....

    Nice little backsaw;should clean up very nicely.
    The blade could be tapped out of the back to make the tooth line parallel to the back.
    Lovely handle shape.
    Cheers
    Tony
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    SM Oxalic acid works pretty well on the engine...

    SM
    Oxalic acid works pretty well on the engine oil staining in handles, in my recent experience.
    Cheers
    Tony
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    Another Disston

    Sunday morning ;another visit to the local marketplace.

    A saw caught my eye; wheat sheaf carving;Disston medallion;Dark handle looked like a 12 with horn damage.(three bolts)
    The back was a skew...
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    Try this web site for some useful saw info...

    Try this web site for some useful saw info
    www.takeadiptools.com/page5.php
    Good luck
    T
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    3 saws found on weekend

    Greetings
    Found three saws on the weekend rust hunt.
    Large one looked english;was straight;with a good handle. Medallion missing.
    A Warranted Superior Panel Saw ;straight plate ;minor handle...
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    Any fruitwood or even Blackwood would make a nice...

    Any fruitwood or even Blackwood would make a nice repair.
    It is worth doing for the practice and for the resultant satisfactionalso.
    Plate sounds reasonable.
    Bob Smalser is the man for plate...
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    Disston D8 about 100 yrs old Worth saving if the...

    Disston D8 about 100 yrs old
    Worth saving if the plate is straight and unkinked.
    They are a relatively common and cheap saw at the market place (my last one cost one dollar) so dont waste your...
  48. A sharpening steel is essentially a very fine...

    A sharpening steel is essentially a very fine file;it sounds like it is beyond its "use by" date.
    They are pretty common second hand as many folk have gone over to "pull through" carbide sharpeners....
  49. Thread: Sorby Saw

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    Sorby Saw

    Had this one stashed away;picked it up a while back;thinking it was a Pruning Saw.
    A very similar shape in the Disston catalogue is described as a Joiners saw.
    This one has a nib;is 16in long and...
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    No use yet;but it doesnt feel like a D8. I am a...

    No use yet;but it doesnt feel like a D8.
    I am a bit wary of sharpening it as the teeth :D may be likely to break on setting.
    Plate thickness 0.040"
    Cheers
    Tony
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