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  1. Check with Hans Brunner. First home of fine old...

    Check with Hans Brunner. First home of fine old tools
    He used to have quite a pile of spares.
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    Couldn’t find a local rep for Frost but there are...

    Couldn’t find a local rep for Frost but there are others selling Parkerizing kits here including:
    Parkerising / Steel Blackening – Jane Kits
    Black Oxide or Parkerizing | Caswell Australia
  3. Thread: Hammer time

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    If you only had the occasional job you could...

    If you only had the occasional job you could surely replicate the LV tool with a small G-clamp.
  4. Thread: Kity 635

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    Hi, found a manual here:...

    Hi, found a manual here:
    http://www.targetmanufacturing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Kity-master-combi-planer-manual.pdf
    Doesnt look very useful. You may be better looking at YouTube where there seems...
  5. Thread: Hammer time

    by hiroller
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    Brades made some lovely tools. Their garden tools...

    Brades made some lovely tools. Their garden tools in particular still command good prices in the UK.
    My understanding is the hammer in question is an “Exeter” style hammer.
    I have a few and that...
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    The carbide tip drill bits you want are called...

    The carbide tip drill bits you want are called multi-purpose drill bits.
    They look like masonry bits but are a little more refined and not used with the hammer setting.
    Still a bit blunt. You may...
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    Some ads from Newspapers of the era with a few...

    Some ads from Newspapers of the era with a few difference styles of Servian drills:

    West Australian 23 Aug 1949...
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    QUEENSLAND There is a good chance that the Stanley blade in...

    There is a good chance that the Stanley blade in the #4 is original.
    Stanley purchased Turner and the they used up the remaining Turner stock before the all Stanley versions arrived on the market....
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    Sure looks like Goodell Pratt No. 66 ratchet...

    Sure looks like Goodell Pratt No. 66 ratchet Screwdriver.
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    I had always assumed that saws were taper ground...

    I had always assumed that saws were taper ground so was surprised when I found the patent.
    He does sound pretty confident in the patent that rolling is far superior method.
    Guess it didn't work out...
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    Looks like there wasn't a patent for the Morse...

    Looks like there wasn't a patent for the Morse Taper. Tapers were in use by machinery companies for a while.
    Looks like Morse sent a copy of his tapers to the Feds in Washington and suggested they...
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    Just found this. US Patent: 181,650 - Double...

    Just found this.
    US Patent: 181,650 - Double Taper Saw Blade
    Looks like you need some rollers for your next upgrade.
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    Hi Geoff, Had a quick look online and found that...

    Hi Geoff,
    Had a quick look online and found that Morse left the Morse Twist Drill and Machine Company shortly after setting it up according to museum records:...
  14. I A quick search on the International Tool...

    I A quick search on the International Tool Catalog Library https://archive.org/details/internationaltoolcataloglibrary
    Reveals a SW era Stanley Catalog No 34 from 1914. Other years are also...
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    I’m guessing that’s a Canadian Blower & Forge...

    I’m guessing that’s a Canadian Blower & Forge 612. Made in Kitchener.
    Some history here: Canadian Blower & Forge, Co. Ltd. - History | VintageMachinery.org
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    It doesn’t rate a mention in Blood and Gore. The...

    It doesn’t rate a mention in Blood and Gore. The Superior Works - Patrick's Blood & Gore: Planes #90 - #100
    So I’m guessing it’s a user mod.
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    So what drill press are you going for FF?

    So what drill press are you going for FF?
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    Vinegar by default in Australia is 4% acetic...

    Vinegar by default in Australia is 4% acetic acid. In the US it is 5%.
    You can purchase double strength vinegar at Woolies (8%).
    In the US Heinz sell pickling vinegar which is 20%.
    You can also...
  19. Sticky: Here is the link to Hans Brunners site:...

    Here is the link to Hans Brunners site:
    http://www.hansbrunnertools.com/Stanley%20by%20numbers/Stanley%201.htm
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    Here you go Vann!...

    Here you go Vann!
    https://web.archive.org/web/20180902013036/http://cornishworkshop.co.uk/combinationplanes.html
  21. Thread: Axe talk

    by hiroller
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    There is an article on the history of Australian...

    There is an article on the history of Australian Racing axes in the this newsletter that covers some of your questions:
    https://www.foresthistory.org.au/newsletter/afhsnewsletter05.pdf
    It was...
  22. Thread: Trisquare

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    Nice work Dale!

    Nice work Dale!
  23. This document looks about the right era. Delta...

    This document looks about the right era.
    Delta Manufacturing Co. - Publication Reprints - 14" Wood Cutting and Metal Cutting Band Saws - Operating and Maintenance In | VintageMachinery.org
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    You could try carbatec.co.nz The sell 10” DMT...

    You could try carbatec.co.nz
    The sell 10” DMT that are 4” wide.
    https://www.carbatec.co.nz/category/3-diamond-stones/4
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    I can tell you that the company still exists and...

    I can tell you that the company still exists and you might be able to contact them to find out more!
    History - Mayo Hardware -
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    Does Dale have any left?

    Does Dale have any left?
  27. Thread: Pegus Clamps

    by hiroller
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    I don’t use mine enough to bother changing. There...

    I don’t use mine enough to bother changing. There is a pretty comprehensive review here:
    Scrollsaw Workshop: Ichthys Scroll Saw Pattern.
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    Some more clues would be good. Dimensions, Wheel...

    Some more clues would be good. Dimensions, Wheel diameter, brand and size of motor.
    A photo from the wheel side would be good.
    Does it look like it ever had wheel guards?
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    Nice work. I’d like some of those Round Tuits if...

    Nice work. I’d like some of those Round Tuits if you have any spare!
  30. A quick scan of Gumtree in the Perth Region...

    A quick scan of Gumtree in the Perth Region reveals a handful of vise / vice suitable for your needs that would be cheaper and better than a new model. Some of them even come with benches attached!
  31. Have you spoken to CWS about it? I’m sure this...

    Have you spoken to CWS about it?
    I’m sure this is not a new problem for them.
  32. Thread: Hyco Saw

    by hiroller
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    Here are a few pics of ads from the 50s. I...

    Here are a few pics of ads from the 50s.
    I think the ads were aimed at the home market so the smallest/cheapest are shown.
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  33. Thread: Hyco Saw

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    A quick search on Trove reveals McPhersons ads...

    A quick search on Trove reveals McPhersons ads including the optional side table. ...
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    Paul, I’m not sure how many wheels this guys has...

    Paul, I’m not sure how many wheels this guys has then ...
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    Now as for this guy ...
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    The old guy is definitely holding a file to a...

    The old guy is definitely holding a file to a saw.
    I think he is using the Emperor’s new saw vice ...
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    There are still 2 wheeled sharpening services in...

    There are still 2 wheeled sharpening services in Sydney.
    Not sure they sharpen many saws though ...
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    I wonder if the 20tpi count included the chunk...

    I wonder if the 20tpi count included the chunk missing out of the tooth line?
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    Hi double.d. These mitre boxes look like a...

    Hi double.d. These mitre boxes look like a Taiwanese plastic copy of the Nobex mentioned by Ratbag.
    I see that Carbatec are selling the exact same model and also sell the Nobex.
    As you are based in...
  39. Thread: Cheney hammer

    by hiroller
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    Cheney made a good hammer. As well as one of the...

    Cheney made a good hammer. As well as one of the older US brands they are also known for their framing hammer with the nail holder.
    Like anything, it's worth what someone wants to pay.
    I picked up...
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    For want of completeness, here is a link to the...

    For want of completeness, here is a link to the archived coy of the website:
    https://web.archive.org/web/20180903004114/http://www.cornishworkshop.co.uk/
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    For want of a reference, Joel at TFWW published...

    For want of a reference, Joel at TFWW published scans of Work Magazine from the turn of the previous century. This included an interesting article on making your own smoother. ...
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    N.S.W. I'm guessing it looks a lot like this one!...

    I'm guessing it looks a lot like this one!
    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/tumbi-umbi/power-tools/tormek-wet-grinder/1198768458
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    Beauty and sadness.

    Beauty and sadness.
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    I'll have to find the reference but I recall...

    I'll have to find the reference but I recall reading about the preference of some saw doctors to use hardwood for a saw anvil, especially for tensioning, as it has a little give.
    So I suspect, that...
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    What about seeing if you can add a VFD to the...

    What about seeing if you can add a VFD to the motor and then you get variable speed too.
  46. I saw a Stanley 51/52 combo for sale at an...

    I saw a Stanley 51/52 combo for sale at an Antique store in regional NSW over the weekend.
    It was was in little used condition, no obvious cracks and looked complete with hold down.
    Hiweveepr the...
  47. IanW showed how he made his own Lateral Adjuster...

    IanW showed how he made his own Lateral Adjuster last week here:
    https://www.woodworkforums.com/f152/cautionary-tale-223747
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    A quick search of the Forums reveals a previous...

    A quick search of the Forums reveals a previous thread asking the same question.
    There are a couple of PDF manuals posted. ...
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    The two backsaws (1 rip, 1 crosscut) in the...

    The two backsaws (1 rip, 1 crosscut) in the Studley Tool Chest are hardware saws are by Chandler & Barber of Boston.
    According to post from Pete Taran (somewhere) they are most likely made by...
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    Might also have been a piece of stainless in the...

    Might also have been a piece of stainless in the first place?
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