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    Make sure that the inside of the socket is clean.

    Make sure that the inside of the socket is clean.
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    My thoughts also. One of the saws that inspired...

    My thoughts also. One of the saws that inspired this was one called a patternmaker's saw. That one was smaller, finer teeth, high hang angle and I assume a thin plate.
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    quarantine project

    Kind of a mashup of obsolete styles of saws. I spent zero dollars making this. Finished tuning and filing it a few minutes ago. So far I like it. the plate is from a worn out George Bishop crosscut....
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    It looks like he's got the later, two piece...

    It looks like he's got the later, two piece stamped yoke. Those can be bent around quite a lot. If it's the older, cast iron type they're pretty fragle.
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    For my purposes a marking knife or two, perhaps...

    For my purposes a marking knife or two, perhaps something like those chip carving knives. How about a curved spoon carving hook knife?

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    For my purposes a marking knife or...
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    On the subject of making knives from salvaged...

    On the subject of making knives from salvaged hardpoint saws, I wonder about hardening 1/2" at the edge with an oxy acetlene torch before grinding the bevel. It could be done pretty quickly and if it...
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    The main place I use mine is smoothing the rebate...

    The main place I use mine is smoothing the rebate of sawn one piece jambs. It works better for that than any other tool I have, and as I do that a few times a year I keep the plane on hand.
  8. For those that have this Saw, how do you find...

    For those that have this Saw, how do you find that handle to be in use? I could imagine it giving a very solid grip, but I also could imagine it limiting the grip and thus dictating things like what...
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    Either LB was seeking a solution to problems that...

    Either LB was seeking a solution to problems that your test didn't cover (dull blades?) Or he was using this patent as an industrial intellectual property rights strategic move (patent something,...
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    You can reduce the set and bring any errant...

    You can reduce the set and bring any errant overset teeth into line by stoning the sides. If you are worried about disturbing the patina on the sides of the plate a wrap of masking tape on the edge...
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    Old stanley vs groz? No contest. Old stanley.

    Old stanley vs groz? No contest. Old stanley.
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    drawknives and spokeshaves both require two hands...

    drawknives and spokeshaves both require two hands on the tool, so some form of workholding is required. a bench vise is just fine for that.

    the most fundamental difference between the two is that...
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    there may be regional variations too. my usage of...

    there may be regional variations too. my usage of mallet refers to a striking tool with a cushioned face. thus a wooden tool used to drive chisels is a mallet, but a gennou is not. a froe club would...
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    I think I live in a sparser rust hunting...

    I think I live in a sparser rust hunting environment than you. We're about the same age but have pretty different back stories. I have been a woodworker all my adult working life, which for me has...
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    I rust hunt. I have a soft spot for cast steel...

    I rust hunt. I have a soft spot for cast steel chisels, and when I find them for really cheap I tend to bring them home, regardless of condition (well, almost). some of them have come to me with...
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    those that come, great. it's when you have...

    those that come, great. it's when you have multiples of one size, but none of the next size (or half-size) down that the trouble of modifying starts to make sense. I pick up cast steel chisels if...
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    I have made a few chisels a bit narrower to fill...

    I have made a few chisels a bit narrower to fill out sets. lay out the size you want it to be on the flat side, sharpie or blue tape, grind close and finish with a diamond plate.
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    I like having a small saw with a heavy plate....

    I like having a small saw with a heavy plate. It's sort of like paring with a mortise chisel, lacks finesse but has abundant authority.
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    It looks to me like it could be pretty handy at...

    It looks to me like it could be pretty handy at the bench. Small, light... basically a dovetail saw with no back. It's on my list of tools to make just to try out.
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    Cut down to remove a damaged portion is my guess....

    Cut down to remove a damaged portion is my guess. That saw looks to me like it would be difficult to use.
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    Corner brace. You can do the same job with any...

    Corner brace. You can do the same job with any ratcheting brace, but this makes drilling holes close to an obstruction graceful.
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    Thanks for the compliment. Here's a bit of a...

    Thanks for the compliment.
    Here's a bit of a rant on the subject:

    https://bridgerberdel.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/thoughts-on-tool-organization-and-storage/
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    Oak is plenty strong enough, but I'm not fond of...

    Oak is plenty strong enough, but I'm not fond of the open grain for handles.
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    If you have a friend with a drill press take over...

    If you have a friend with a drill press take over a few blocks of hard wood and drill some holes through them at various sizes. Clamp those on to your workpieces at home and use them as drill guides....
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    No pics, didn't happen.

    No pics, didn't happen.
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    I have the woodriver side rabbet plane. With the...

    I have the woodriver side rabbet plane. With the addition of a "hotdog" auxiliary handle it works fine for me.
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    +1 on this. Basically, the ruler trick. It's a...

    +1 on this. Basically, the ruler trick. It's a spokeshave, not a panel plane.
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    Lee valley has that blade in o1 for a good...

    Lee valley has that blade in o1 for a good price....
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    Im making a 35degree smoother from a block plane....

    Im making a 35degree smoother from a block plane. Build notes in my blog. Link in my .sig line
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    My solution: 339897

    My solution:
    339897
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    a word on smoke fitting

    https://bridgerberdel.wordpress.com/2014/12/30/a-word-on-smoke-fitting/
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    Here's a few I made. ...

    Here's a few I made.

    https://bridgerberdel.wordpress.com/2014/09/

    If you are likely to want more than one it's worthwhile to jig up and make a few.
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    I've uploaded a few new pictures and notes...

    I've uploaded a few new pictures and notes tonight.
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    Perhaps soft solder on a layer of heavy sheet...

    Perhaps soft solder on a layer of heavy sheet metal?

    But yeah, block planes aren't hard to come by.
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    It's bedded to 35. The bevel is as low as it...

    It's bedded to 35. The bevel is as low as it looked like might hold. Probably about 25, but I havent measured. This seemd to me to be about the practical limit for a low angle bevel down plane, at...
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    experimental plane

    I'm modifying a broken block plane to be a low angle bevel down with chipbreaker one handed mini smoother. The build notes and pictures are at https://bridgerberdel.wordpress.com
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    Any idea what style frog is on the #1?

    Any idea what style frog is on the #1?
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    I'd recommend a coarse diamond plate for the kind...

    I'd recommend a coarse diamond plate for the kind of rough blade shaping that that device is meant for. It will likely cut faster, do a better job and last longer.
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    I thought that mild steel has too little carbon...

    I thought that mild steel has too little carbon to be heat treatable?
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    Oh, you had one of those "talks" with him too....

    Oh, you had one of those "talks" with him too....
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    The best reason for that join that I can think of...

    The best reason for that join that I can think of is to make the handle easy to remove, not that it was all that hard to do anyway
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    what of that bizarre dovetail joint?

    what of that bizarre dovetail joint?
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    3 or 4 years ago I needed a shoulder plane. ...

    3 or 4 years ago I needed a shoulder plane. now, I'm generally a vintage plane buyer, for a number of reasons. firstly, I'm a cheapskate. I get them when I can find them at yard sales and such...
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    bizarre. first hit was that someone cut a big old...

    bizarre. first hit was that someone cut a big old rip down into a very coarse, large table saw- basically a giant pad saw. then I saw the dovetail join. I still think it's a giant pad saw, though...
  45. Thread: Old hand plane

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    I can't see your pics

    I can't see your pics
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    Wow. Someone was very persistent about keeping on...

    Wow. Someone was very persistent about keeping on using that saw....
  47. Prrhaps a tiny dab of locktite.

    Prrhaps a tiny dab of locktite.
  48. Thread: $2 scrub plane

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    just take the chipbreaker off. you'll have to set...

    just take the chipbreaker off. you'll have to set the lever cap screw down a little, and the depth adjuster won't be doing anything, but the lateral adjuster will still work :). it's not like you...
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    Yeah, those plastic handled stanley planes are...

    Yeah, those plastic handled stanley planes are fakes... made by a company called stanley, trying to fool you into thinking that they are real planes made by the stanley company....
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    There is validity to the approach that says if it...

    There is validity to the approach that says if it ain't dull don't sharpen it. For touchup sharpenings I might give teeth like that a light stroke, or not. The eventual consequence of course being...
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