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    Dave, I'm with the others in praising you for...

    Dave,

    I'm with the others in praising you for a very good job,
    not only on the saw but its handle as well.

    Regards

    Graham.
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    hi all, here are a few more photos of the...

    hi all,

    here are a few more photos of the Simonds panel saw after clean up.

    Graham.
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    Hi Alan. A simple finish I found is 3 coats of...

    Hi Alan.

    A simple finish I found is 3 coats of French polish or shellac,
    rubbed back with 0000 steel wool between coats and finished
    with Dubbin clear shoe wax, which also goes on the saw...
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    Lance & Matt, I think I said in some other...

    Lance & Matt,

    I think I said in some other members earlier post about repairs,
    that I'm only trying to restore item close to original shape and function
    and not striving to disguise or hide...
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    a few saw handle repairs

    Hi all,

    see photos below of some repairs to some saw handles
    that I think have improved them.

    Graham.
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    salvage yard Simonds saw find

    Hi all,

    went to the local salvage yard looking for a second hand window,
    without success, so went to where the tools are kept to see what
    may be there, some body had dumped about 4 dozen saws,...
  7. Thread: Wd 40

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    Wd 40

    Hi all,

    a friend came across this old add for WD 40,

    it claims to be good for all sorts of jobs,

    Graham.
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    yeah I'm not sure, it does do all that it claims...

    yeah I'm not sure, it does do all that it claims though.

    I might go down to the hardware shop and see if the
    advertising is still the same????
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    Wd 40

    Hi all,

    a friend came across this old add for WD 40,

    it claims to be good for all sorts of jobs,

    Graham.
  10. Thread: Hammer time

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    Bobi, the item pictured blow has nothing to do...

    Bobi,

    the item pictured blow has nothing to do with your hammer,

    it recently sold on ebay for $59

    Just thought I would continue with the diversion

    Graham.
  11. Thread: Hammer time

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    Paul, yes I've used it for fixing glass and...

    Paul,

    yes I've used it for fixing glass and mirrors as well, the action I use is to lay the hammer on its side on the glass
    and slide it to make contact with the brad, there is then no danger of...
  12. Thread: Hammer time

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    Matt, I've used the thin end of my Warrington...

    Matt,

    I've used the thin end of my Warrington hammer to start very small brads, the head slips easily between your finger and thumb, once started just flip the head about to hit them home.
    ...
  13. Thread: SAHTA Tool Sale

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    Hi all, just to report that the SAHTA tool...

    Hi all,

    just to report that the SAHTA tool sale was a huge success, with both the sellers and buyers having a good time,

    there were 28 tables of tools presented for sale, with well over 100...
  14. Thread: SAHTA Tool Sale

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    tool sale success

    Hi all,

    just to let you know, if anyone is interested in buying any used, vintage or collectable tools,
    the South Australian Historical Tool Association is hosting a Tool Sale on Wed. 17th July...
  15. Thread: SAHTA Tool Sale

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    Hi all, just to report that the SAHTA tool...

    Hi all,

    just to report that the SAHTA tool sale was a huge success, with both the sellers and buyers having a good time,

    there were 28 tables of tools presented for sale, with well over 100...
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    Paul, I had a look at this sellers other...

    Paul,

    I had a look at this sellers other items,
    most had well lit photos, but others were
    poor like the saw.

    He has another listing, a group of 4 saws.
    which were pictured well.

    Also his...
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    Paul, I have to agree with you about achieving...

    Paul,

    I have to agree with you about achieving invisible repairs, so I just blend as best as I can to bring the handle back to near its original shape and usefulness.

    When I've used coloured...
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    Hi Dave, in the past I have had success using...

    Hi Dave,

    in the past I have had success using coloured wax sticks for small pin holes,

    with the usual big chips missing from top and bottom horns, I either repair
    with timber or plastibond...
  19. Thread: SAHTA Tool Sale

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    SAHTA Tool Sale

    Hi all,

    just to let you know, if anyone is interested in buying any used, vintage or collectable tools,
    the South Australian Historical Tool Association is hosting a Tool Sale on Wed. 17th July 7...
  20. Thread: SAHTA Tool Sale

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    SAHTA Tool Sale

    Hi all,

    just to let you know, if anyone is interested in buying any used, collectable, vintage tools,
    the South Australian Historical Tool Association is hosting a Tool Sale on Wed. 17th July 7 -...
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    Matt there was no offence in your metric...

    Matt

    there was no offence in your metric remarks just plain helpfulness
    I'm just a bit clumsy explaining things at times.

    Graham.
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    Matt, I'm quite happy using both metric and...

    Matt,

    I'm quite happy using both metric and imperial for all sorts of things
    like speed, square area, length, volumes, etc..

    But when it comes to describing old stuff such as these old saws ...
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    Hi Harley, on type 17 planes made between 1942...

    Hi Harley,

    on type 17 planes made between 1942 - 1945 the depth adjuster was smaller and made either of steel or hard rubber.

    Information from Patrick Leach's Stanley Plane Study

    hope this...
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    Once again hi all, Matt, in response to you...

    Once again hi all,

    Matt, in response to you asking about the small gents saw,

    The blade is 5" long with 1 1/4" below the back
    and measures 18 thou thick with 20 ppi

    the back is 7/16"...
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    Hi all, the case holds a lot of my small...

    Hi all,

    the case holds a lot of my small specialty saws to keep them all together,
    before the lid gets closed there is a fair amount of fill and padding that goes
    between and over them to keep...
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    thanks for your reply, it's been a while since...

    thanks for your reply, it's been a while since that was posted,
    yes there is quite a variety in there, they are all on the smallish
    side compared to regular hand saws.

    When not being showed off...
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    Hi Cal, I'm in Victor Harbor, so it's not far...

    Hi Cal,

    I'm in Victor Harbor, so it's not far for me to travel,
    am busy the rest of this month and 1st weekend in June.

    What if you set a date for mid June, that would give plenty
    of time for...
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    Ian, thanks for your use of big educated words...

    Ian,

    thanks for your use of big educated words like 'Homo habilis', it makes me feel more noble if I apply that description to myself.

    Graham.
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    Hi Paul, I had a look through my copy of...

    Hi Paul,

    I had a look through my copy of Salman's Dictionary of Woodworking Tools and on pg.353 there is an entry for a Depthing Router,

    This tool is used for routing out 'housing waste' a...
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    Ian, could you please tell me, which cut (cut...

    Ian,

    could you please tell me, which cut (cut 0 - cut 4) needle file is it that you have used???

    Graham
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    Hi Ranger, I admirer you wanting to have a go...

    Hi Ranger,

    I admirer you wanting to have a go at reproducing the D8 saw handle and hope all goes well.

    Over here in SA I've used pear wood to repair the horns on various saws, it too is a slow...
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    If you are using citric acid for the first time...

    If you are using citric acid for the first time for rust removal I suggest you avoid overnight soaking until you are familiar with the time factor for a result.

    The citric acid will start to etch...
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    Over the years I've come across many so called...

    Over the years I've come across many so called art objects that are made up from old tools, I'm thinking that the person creating the said object would not have the same respect for the tools as us...
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    Hi Adam, I've been following this thread with...

    Hi Adam,

    I've been following this thread with interest all the way,
    I have not bothered to offer any advise as Ian & Paul have
    covered just about everything.

    Your saw has cleaned up nicely,...
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    Hi Mike, I agree with all that Paul has said...

    Hi Mike,

    I agree with all that Paul has said about it being
    a wood handled docking saw, the other feature
    of it being a docking saw is the large amount of
    breasting along the tooth line.
    ...
  36. Pope spanners

    Hi Andrew,

    sorry for the delay in answering your questions about
    the spanners, they were put away but now have access
    to another set.

    From the information I have they were made for only
    a...
  37. Thread: old hand tools

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    hope all goes well with your sons health, ...

    hope all goes well with your sons health,

    sometimes there are more important things in
    life that require our care and support.

    I'm way down at Victor Harbor so am not able
    to help in person...
  38. Thread: old hand tools

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    Hi Tonto, that's a good selection of hand...

    Hi Tonto,

    that's a good selection of hand tools you've got there,

    but I'm still waiting for pictures of the saws!!!

    Graham.
  39. Thread: Taylor brothers

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    Adelaide works etch

    Hi Matt,

    good to hear that you made it back across the border okay but,

    was the back saw the ONLY holiday tool you went back with???

    With regard to the Adelaide works etch, I think it was...
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    Hi Matt, have only just read your new thread...

    Hi Matt,

    have only just read your new thread about being in Adelaide and your Taylor Bros. saw,

    if you have the time you should call in to Gizmo, a great shop for old tools it's at

    187A ...
  41. Is a brief case more than just a leather lunch box??

    Sometimes these small leather brief cases are just right to hold
    things such as, a collection of layout tools
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    The things that kids have in their school cases

    These old school cases are very sturdy and come in a variety of sizes,

    I found this one ideal to hold some of my small speciality saws.
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    Anyone for a spot of tennis??

    These old tennis cases are just the right size to hold a set of bench planes.
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    I've got dozens of old cases of various shapes and sizes that I gathered up from garage sales,
    op shops and clearing sales, I found that they make ideal storage units (with handles) for my tool...
  45. A novel way to store and transport the Falcon fleet

    Hi all,

    here is another example of my way of solving a storage problem,
    this time I had to find a home for my fleet of Falcon bench planes
    and other Pope tools.

    Graham.
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    Matt, being a lumber jack in the true sense...

    Matt,

    being a lumber jack in the true sense would not be such a bad thing,

    what would be bad is if you were to be a lumber sexual!!!

    go to youtube and search, you'll be surprised.

    Graham
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    But I must say I would love to be a fly on the...

    But I must say I would love to be a fly on the wall when your “requested” to open that case.

    Cheers Matt.

    If you are referring to a bag check at an airport, that will not be a problem as I have...
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    A novel way to store & transport saws

    Hi all,

    Some time ago I had to sort out a problem of how to store and transport some back saws for a display
    I ended up fitting a saw till inside an old travel case.

    Graham.
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    One man x-cut saw

    Hi Matt,

    Once again the saw pictured below is one that I picked up several years ago,

    This one is a 54" one man saw with 2 ppi plain teeth, that still retains the original
    factory filling...
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    Two man x-cut saw

    Hi Matt,

    I have a few of this type of saw, with various tooth patterns, but this is all about the plain or peg tooth pattern.

    From the reading and research I've done I offer the following as my...
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