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    Derek Swedish steel. Interesting. I have it in...

    Derek

    Swedish steel. Interesting. I have it in the back of my head (plenty of room there by the way) that the Japanese have in the past, and maybe the present too, sourced Swedish steel for...
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    Tonyz Sometimes called a "Wok Burner" too I...

    Tonyz

    Sometimes called a "Wok Burner" too I think.

    Regards
    Paul
  3. Lance The ultimate answer to all our...

    Lance

    The ultimate answer to all our recommendations and theories is "Whatever works best for you." Remember there are also the templates for tooth spacing:

    Blackburn Tools - Saw tooth spacing...
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    Matt I have a different plan in mind for the...

    Matt

    I have a different plan in mind for the next sortie.

    Still have all fingers and even more confidence since Elan's vote of confidence.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Thanks for that information Elan. I had,...

    Thanks for that information Elan.

    I had, wrongly, assumed that because it was an old machine it must not have included any safety devices. Did some moulders have a square block and is that what...
  6. Lance 10ppi would be a good number for a fine...

    Lance

    10ppi would be a good number for a fine crosscut and possibly 6ppi for your rip configuration, particularly for hardwoods. If you are specifically looking to deepen tenon saw cuts you might...
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    CBaulds I'm afraid it is a long way off. Not...

    CBaulds

    I'm afraid it is a long way off. Not even on the back burner at this stage.

    Regards
    Paul
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    ChrisI'm not sure that this is the on the same...

    ChrisI'm not sure that this is the on the same lines as you originally envisaged. It uses a Pullman ducted vacuum unit. The hose that came with it had wires built into the corrugated hose, but I...
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    Harbs Spindle Moulder

    I may have mentioned in the past that back around 2000 I bought the woodworking machines from a joinery that had been established in the mid fifties but shut down by the late eighties. The gear had...
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    I agree with Ian in that the only thing you can...

    I agree with Ian in that the only thing you can be sure of is that the medallion was made by Disston and dates from 1897 - 1917. Disston backsaws had a fairly heavy stamon the the back or spline and...
  11. Thread: What is it?

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    Rawlplug was a brand name as successful in it's...

    Rawlplug was a brand name as successful in it's own field as Hoover in vacuum cleaners for a long time until the advent of mechanised plugs such as Ramset and Dynabolt etc..

    Regards
    Paul
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    Bob Think of it like an awl for brickwork and...

    Bob

    Think of it like an awl for brickwork and as the others have said you give it a helping tap. It was designed for the days when the bricks were kiln fired and can be distinguished by the frog....
  13. I am probably opening Pandora's box here, but on...

    I am probably opening Pandora's box here, but on a list of racing madness I would have to include:

    Le Mans 24Hrs
    Bold d'Or (held on the Le mans circuit but with bikes)
    Mille Miglia
    Targa Florio...
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    Ian I apologise. I have a little more...

    Ian

    I apologise. I have a little more information that I have not shared forgetting that not everybody's book shelves are jammed packed full with ancient catalogues!

    There is some confusion...
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    Graham So many questions. :) I have already...

    Graham

    So many questions. :)

    I have already applied some BLO and have a few moments ago put the final coat of matt varnish on. There are a couple of further steps which I will leave until I...
  16. Taz It is not quite as simple to learn the...

    Taz

    It is not quite as simple to learn the course as that and many of the best riders are not from the IOM. The problem is that although you can ride the complete course any day of the week it is...
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    Matt Truthfully, the only advantage I can see...

    Matt

    Truthfully, the only advantage I can see over a back saw is if you had to poke the saw into a hole and this is more a function of the narrow blade than the absence of a back. Possibly a...
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    Ian I feel that the feeling of being there to...

    Ian

    I feel that the feeling of being there to witness a possible failing will far outweigh any shortcoming.

    Bsides which, with the number of planes you have made I don't really see any of them...
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    I decided to do a restoration on this saw and in...

    I decided to do a restoration on this saw and in a way I am pleased I did. It does raise the issue of whether we should interfere with a saw of this age. Some would say leave it as it is and I can...
  20. Isle Of Man TT - Madness or Thrill Overload?

    I have found myself in the course of the last couple of weeks pointing people in the direction of the Isle of man TT races. It is an insane series of races. I am not quite sure why I feel the need to...
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    I was toying with starting a new thread for this...

    I was toying with starting a new thread for this post but in the end thought I would bounce it off the Simonds No.166, which was their Pattern Makers saw and I featured earlier in The Simonds Story....
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    Ian Thank you for the offer of brass. I may...

    Ian

    Thank you for the offer of brass. I may take you up on that in the future, but I might also get more information about you supplier and perhaps call in there one day on the way to Brissy....
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    Some stats for information. I weighed my shoulder planes (HNT Gordon) today as follows:

    1/2" 229g
    3/4" 435g
    1" 636g
    1 1/4" 934g

    The timber is Red lancewood except for the 1",...
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    Rick What are the dimensions of the eggs or...

    Rick

    What are the dimensions of the eggs or can they be variable and what length do you start out with as a minimum for turning purposes? I have often thought that it is a wonderful project for...
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    Eggsactly! Nicely done Rick. Regards Paul

    Eggsactly!

    Nicely done Rick.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Graham I included that link to Harvey W. Peace...

    Graham

    I included that link to Harvey W. Peace really only because, as you say, it was of some interest. I have only a single catalogue that relates to that company and it dates from 1895 after...
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    I'm onit. :) Regards Paul

    I'm onit. :)

    Regards
    Paul
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    I had the opportunity to anneal some high carbon...

    I had the opportunity to anneal some high carbon steel (used triangular files) last night. Normally I would do this in the slow combustion heater, but it is not quite cold enough at night to warrant...
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    Graham I have no idea what model it is and I...

    Graham

    I have no idea what model it is and I have to say I am not hopeful that there will be anything under the "patina." but you never know. I don't have any information at all on the saws they...
  30. I have only used one brand of shoulder plane (HNT...

    I have only used one brand of shoulder plane (HNT Gordon) apart from a home made one, which I gave away to a very close relative and it now resides in storage somewhere in Slovakia :(, so it is...
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    Ibbotson Peace hand saw

    Some while back I set the parameters of my saw collecting, at least as far as those I keep are concerned. Generally I have been fairly good at keeping within those boundaries, but this saw was not...
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    This thread of mine has been a little quiet of...

    This thread of mine has been a little quiet of late, but I recently got a package from the States and there were two or three items of interest.

    The first one is or rather are a couple of No.14...
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    A little more information. The pin that held...

    A little more information.

    The pin that held the "thingy" is just a tube and not a roll pin. I was able to drift it out with a suitable size punch. It seems to have been only ever so lightly...
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    Yes, you could absolutely do as Skew suggests....

    Yes, you could absolutely do as Skew suggests. However if they do weigh in at 100kgs plus I would probably salvage the steel for some other purpose as it must be very heavy gauge metal. You may have...
  35. Peter Does not sound too good, but my thoughts...

    Peter

    Does not sound too good, but my thoughts are with you.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Matt, Matt An entirely inappropriate comment...

    Matt, Matt

    An entirely inappropriate comment on my part. I retract all aspects relating to "cynical" and apologise most humbly. I think a couple of stressful days at work have clouded my ability...
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    There were a few things I took from the video....

    There were a few things I took from the video. The overall feeling was that you do not have to have sophisticated machinery to make such things and the emphasis on recycling a product.

    I agree...
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    Matt Are you being euphemistic about the...

    Matt

    Are you being euphemistic about the writing abilities or just cynical? :)

    Besides which, in my case, do you wish me to starve to death? :(

    Regards
    Paul
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    Ian I totally agree. The rear handle in...

    Ian

    I totally agree. The rear handle in particular could benefit from a little "development." Could that be a candidate for a little bit of infil? Do you have any slithers of Gidgee to hand? :)
    ...
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    Thanks Rob I certainly had not visited all the...

    Thanks Rob

    I certainly had not visited all the links. Planes and their various attributes are not a forte of mine and while I appreciate both the sculptural lines and the craftsmanship, which are...
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    This is probably not the thread to perpetuate the...

    This is probably not the thread to perpetuate the merits of used files, but a friend drew my attention to a thread on The Practical Machinist forum that discussed tools made from files at great...
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    Aye. There's the rub :D . Too many projects....

    Aye. There's the rub :D .

    Too many projects. Glad to see your bookcase took two years. My desk only took twelve months and the bookcase about three months. I shall tell SWMBO how fast I am...
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    Ian Not quite sure how it is secured. Seems to...

    Ian

    Not quite sure how it is secured. Seems to be hollow though and possibly a roll pin through the middle. I will have to check when home.

    Regards
    Paul
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    So which one do I have here? 460333 A...

    So which one do I have here?

    460333

    A partial set of HNT Gordon shoulder planes. Dead finish, but which one? I bought them off a friend on the Forum. Some close ups.



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    Ian Three quarters, at least, of my turning...

    Ian

    Three quarters, at least, of my turning tools I have made, but from car leaf springs as opposed to old files. I do have one old file that was given to me many years ago by a friend and it had...
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    Ian I love that plane. So :cool: I want...

    Ian

    I love that plane. So :cool:

    I want one.

    :rolleyes:

    Regards
    Paul
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    :roflmao: Ian I was posting as you were...

    :roflmao:

    Ian

    I was posting as you were posting and aside from hurling the plane against the wall ( I would have selected the fourth wall, which you may recall has still to be built) I pretty...
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    Chief Thanks for your suggestions. I had tried...

    Chief

    Thanks for your suggestions. I had tried holding it upside down when hitting the striker to no avail.

    While you were posting I had gone back to the shed to give it another go. The wedge...
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    Derek I think many people think of old files...

    Derek

    I think many people think of old files as a good source of high quality carbon steel and indeed they are: With the proviso to be very wary if the usage involves being subjected to...
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    Steiner 1859 Handplane

    I picked up this plane in an antiques shop mainly because I was interested in the manner of securing the wedge. It is a "Steiner 1859 original," made in Germany, but not in 1859 which was when the...
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