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    Elan, Gerry got the same response from Patrick....

    Elan,
    Gerry got the same response from Patrick. Patrick's probably getting sick of being asked about it, but that's the price you pay for being an expert.

    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    I alerted Gerry to this discussion but haven't...

    I alerted Gerry to this discussion but haven't heard back from him yet.

    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    Thanks guys, your comments are quite encouraging....

    Thanks guys, your comments are quite encouraging. I'll draw Gerry's attention to this thread.

    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    Giant Stanley plane.

    Hi, hand plane aficionados.

    A fellow member of the Hand Tool Preservation Society of WA, Gerry, does extensive research on Stanley planes and recently posted this article on our website. He has...
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    HEADS UP HTPSWA Annual Tool Sale.

    Due to the cancellation of the Perth Wood Show in August, the HTPSWA have rescheduled our annual TOOL SALE to the 17th of October at Stirling Square, Meadow St, Guildford. This will be run in...
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    I realise it's spring now but I took these during...

    I realise it's spring now but I took these during winter a couple of days ago. Yellow flowering shrub is a Sandpaper wattle (acacia denticulosa) the blue flowering climber is a Hardenbergia.
    ...
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    Hi Ja Potts is correct they're scotch bits,...

    Hi Ja
    Potts is correct they're scotch bits, probably the most frequently found type here in Aus' but not the best for fine work, the lack of spurs meaning they can tear out badly as they are...
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    Some good ones there, Bob.

    Some good ones there, Bob.
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    Isn't it amazing how far those tiny balls can...

    Isn't it amazing how far those tiny balls can roll once they hit the floor. One solution I tried for finding a dropped ball was to drop another from the same position and see where it goes and the...
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    I have previously bought loose balls from a farm...

    I have previously bought loose balls from a farm machinery outlet in my local town.
    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    I pulled these two spare-parts braces down for a...

    I pulled these two spare-parts braces down for a show and tell of two types of hubs that don't use bearings. The first three pics are from an early John Fray brace.
    499096 ...
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    Chambezio, Any chance of a photo of what...

    Chambezio,

    Any chance of a photo of what you've got to work with? The English Stanley's had a thrust bearing The usual way was to have a cup that carried 1/8" or 3/32" loose ball bearings with a...
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    Chambezio, A lot of the early (in fact most)...

    Chambezio,

    A lot of the early (in fact most) braces had no bearing and they still work perfectly well. You could extend the hub below the head far enough to allow an oiling hole.
    Would you like...
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    There may be an advantage that a curved cutting...

    There may be an advantage that a curved cutting edge, when boring on an angle (chair legs etc) will enter the wood with less tear-out than a flat faced bit. In his 1851 patent...
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    Hi Ian, They work the same as usual bits as far...

    Hi Ian,
    They work the same as usual bits as far as ejecting the chips, and of course all inventors will claim their tool is superior to others. In a way they are similar to the Cook or Gedges bit...
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    Martin, So far, I haven't seen a bit like that,...

    Martin,
    So far, I haven't seen a bit like that, all mine are Whitehouse style.

    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    I've had a look through my handful of Whitehouse...

    I've had a look through my handful of Whitehouse bits, none of them are anywhere near 14in long. Those by Whitehouse are varied branding reflecting the many years of their production, C. Whitehouse &...
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    Hi Martin, This catalogue reprint from 1952...

    Hi Martin,
    This catalogue reprint from 1952 shows quite a variety of bits that they made, one is referred to "Unbreakable" Sash Bit 18in.
    A McPhersons Australian catalogue from the 1930's shows...
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    Martin, Have a look at this article, it doesn't...

    Martin,
    Have a look at this article, it doesn't mention him manufacturing auger bits. If it's the same Cornelius Whitehouse I guess the enormity of his tube forming breakthrough would probably push...
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    Hi Martin, Cornelius Whitehouse described...

    Hi Martin,
    Cornelius Whitehouse described himself as "edge-tool and auger-maker" of Bridgetown, Near Cannock in the county of Stafford England, patented these bits in the USA in 1869 (US Pat's 88760...
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    I think we're in for one this afternoon, Bob.

    I think we're in for one this afternoon, Bob.
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    Hey Vann, you're pretty optimistic if you think...

    Hey Vann, you're pretty optimistic if you think Aust' Post is capable of delivering the box with that address.

    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    Bob, I had intermittent leaking of my shed...

    Bob,
    I had intermittent leaking of my shed roof. I couldn't work out why after some rain, no leaks and other rain it would leak. Eventually found the problem, the shed builders hadn't laid the...
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    That reminds me of a friend, many years ago, who...

    That reminds me of a friend, many years ago, who was doing an induction to work his truck on a mining company railway access road. The scenario was that you'd stalled your truck on a crossing and...
  25. Hi Gregg, I found this patent that might help...

    Hi Gregg,
    I found this patent that might help you.

    https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/11/29/2f/a11b60ff859153/US2010882.pdf

    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    Had my second A-Z yesterday, no side effects so...

    Had my second A-Z yesterday, no side effects so far. Appointment was made at the time of my first shot and phone reminder for second shot received on Monday.
    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    The truck I used to own had automatic drain...

    The truck I used to own had automatic drain valves on it's air tanks. In the very humid conditions of the Pilbara they were useless so I replaced them with brass valves. At the end of the day I'd...
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    Rod, I doubt there is anyone more disappointed...

    Rod, I doubt there is anyone more disappointed than the lady who organizes this event.
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    Hi, A few days ago I acquired this traditional...

    Hi,
    A few days ago I acquired this traditional English brace, branded R Lloyd & Co. My research has come up with Richard Lloyd & Co of 135 Steel-House Lane Birmingham. The excerpt from Graces guide,...
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    Lance, I'm wondering, if not oilers, the...

    Lance,
    I'm wondering, if not oilers, the original lubricators were grease cups? These can be given a part turn from time to time through the day to keep the bearings lubricated. Apart from having to...
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    Hi M/A, I think most of my knowledge of bit...

    Hi M/A, I think most of my knowledge of bit sharpening has been gained on this forum over the years. But you can Google "Sharpening auger bits" and pick up some grains of knowledge amongst the chaff....
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    Jim, I had another look at mine, but no CK...

    Jim,
    I had another look at mine, but no CK visible.
    There are varying opinions on the meaning and era of the DRGM initials when you Google it. One I looked at said it was dropped in 1945, another...
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    Good one Jim, I'll put a label with that info'...

    Good one Jim,
    I'll put a label with that info' on mine. There were a lot of square shank screw driver bits made for use in a brace.
    Does yours have the DRGM marks on the face of the chuck? (edit,...
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    Martin, I thought the book was a catalogue but...

    Martin,
    I thought the book was a catalogue but now I realise my mistake. Interesting to note that Murlands has the No 192 in a similar price range to the 182 which surprises me a bit, considering...
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    Rod, The latest info we've got at the HTPSWA is...

    Rod,
    The latest info we've got at the HTPSWA is that it is definitely NOT on this year. I double checked with one of our organisers yesterday, to the best of his knowledge that's still the case.
    ...
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    Martin, that's the first time I've seen both...

    Martin, that's the first time I've seen both later and earlier No 182 in the same book, and you're right, it also lacks the ring selector for the ratchet. Does your catalogue have a date? Also the...
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    Woodpixels experience sounds much like my elderly...

    Woodpixels experience sounds much like my elderly neighbour. He's in his 80's and had the shot on a Tuesday, spent Wed's & Thur's head ache and shivers, laid up in bed. Friday, showed up for coffee...
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    One of the grano's I used to deliver concrete to,...

    One of the grano's I used to deliver concrete to, at the end of a pour would say "we just need a Smidgeon", which equated to about half a barrow, but if he wanted less than a Smidgeon he'd ask for a...
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    The serviceman put a dead goanna in the cab of...

    The serviceman put a dead goanna in the cab of the truck I was driving, on a Saturday afternoon for me to find on Monday morning.
    Pretty darn funny, but I got my own back, later in the week, by...
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    Hi all, I've got a couple of braces made for E C...

    Hi all,
    I've got a couple of braces made for E C Simmons by Stanley Rule & Level Co or John Fray Co. E C Simmons is well known for their Keen Kutter brand, but these two are different. From what I...
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    Hi Neil, I had a fall in 2004 and tore my...

    Hi Neil,
    I had a fall in 2004 and tore my Patella tendon off my left knee and since the operation to repair the damage have been unable to kneel on it without a knee pad. The ones from the hardware...
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    Potts, I'm going out on a limb here and being...

    Potts, I'm going out on a limb here and being critical which I don't like to be, and apologise in advance for any offence i'm going to cause. I was an owner driver of a concrete truck for 25 years....
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    I got mine last Tuesday. Due to my rheumatoid...

    I got mine last Tuesday. Due to my rheumatoid arthritis I have to have a blood test every eight weeks. Mid March I went to my local surgery and had the blood test after which I went back to the...
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    Hi Pogo, one thing constant on dump trucks is the...

    Hi Pogo, one thing constant on dump trucks is the cab size, as a truck gets bigger the cab scale diminishes. Therefore your model looks like a fairly small truck. I think the back of your cab should...
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    Hi, would the P54 at the bottom of the last page...

    Hi, would the P54 at the bottom of the last page indicate a publication date of 1954?

    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    On second thoughts, perhaps Jacob Leukarts of...

    On second thoughts, perhaps Jacob Leukarts of Columbus Ohio, 1912 US Patent No 1,037,939. (I tried to link to DATAMP but wasn't working this morning so I removed it.)
    Well past my bedtime.
    Cheers,...
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    C'mon Vann, a flash piece of gear like that is...

    C'mon Vann, a flash piece of gear like that is never going to lie under your bench.
    No sign of a brand then Paul? Looks maybe German to me.

    Cheers,
    Geoff.
  48. Thread: Jeep JC

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    Hi John, may I ask why you brought the spare...

    Hi John,
    may I ask why you brought the spare wheel inside when you changed your Jeep to right hand drive? Was that to match the owners setup?
    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    Reporting back. We had an enjoyable if not...

    Reporting back. We had an enjoyable if not massively profitable day, I said g'day to BobL and a few other acquaintances through the day. There were not as many visitors as we had anticipated which...
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    Look forward to saying g'day Bob. And things...

    Look forward to saying g'day Bob.
    And things could change overnight here too, our WA Premier has a pretty quick trigger finger.
    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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