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    Mike and all, I do not know about Birchwood...

    Mike and all,

    I do not know about Birchwood Casey's Tru-oil, as to whether it acts like linseed oil or not, but I do know that linseed oil will turn the rosewood totes and knobs that Stanley used...
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    I have 4 I regretted. One was a tiny new...

    I have 4 I regretted. One was a tiny new stanley....cheap piece of essentially junk....at least it was pretty cheap. Two I bought in a hurry due to time constraints that I didn't look over well and...
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    Steven, Did you find all the pieces to where...

    Steven,

    Did you find all the pieces to where you can glue them up and restore the tote?

    Stew
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    Hey Steven, Take a good portion of tomorrow...

    Hey Steven,

    Take a good portion of tomorrow off also. Left over turkey, potatoes and gravy, football on TV.

    Stew
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    Tom, Do you have a link to the discussion on...

    Tom,

    Do you have a link to the discussion on David Weavers technique?

    Thanks and regards,

    Stew
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    Ken, Sounds like it was a really good tool...

    Ken,

    Sounds like it was a really good tool sale all the way around. It also sounds like you did well!

    Stew
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    Ken, Were there any good bargains to be had,...

    Ken,

    Were there any good bargains to be had, at least that you saw, or was most of the stuff overpriced with prices not very negotiable? Was there a good crowd that showed up for the event? ...
  8. Dave, my experience too, doing carpentry, not...

    Dave, my experience too, doing carpentry, not woodworking. That is also when I have had the experiences Jim talked about, pieces catching and spinning around, so I have had exactly the same...
  9. Jim, A cut off auger bit in an an electric...

    Jim,

    A cut off auger bit in an an electric drill can definitely cause a work piece spin around....pretty sure I've been there done that. With a heavy duty drill I have also have had them catch,...
  10. Bram, I would not try to sand out the...

    Bram,

    I would not try to sand out the scratches as a first step. The cast is rather soft, and I would use a smoothing file as a first step, probably an 8 inch or 6 inch. I would lay the file...
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    Hi Steven, Take some time to rest and wait...

    Hi Steven,

    Take some time to rest and wait till things settle down a little and you are caught up on your rest. Thanksgiving day is coming!

    I appreciate your posts and thank you for doing the...
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    Hi Steven, I don't know, if you have enough of...

    Hi Steven,

    I don't know, if you have enough of the "leftovers" ash scraps, I think you get it done. I don't think it will take much in the way of the leftovers, but I am thinking that the one...
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    Ken, Don't keep us in the dark after the...

    Ken,

    Don't keep us in the dark after the parking lot sale is over. Let us know if there were bargains to be had, if you came away with any bargains, and if you sold anything. When I retire and...
  14. Hi Ron, Of course you will get good advise...

    Hi Ron,

    Of course you will get good advise "from a bunch "neanderthals"".....that is when the topic is flint napping a flint spear point. (Or, getting a woodworking bench plane to work well.)
    ...
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    Steven, The stain and finish really brings out...

    Steven,

    The stain and finish really brings out the grain. Nice project!

    Thanks and regards,

    Stew
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    Jason, That sounds good to me, because I am...

    Jason,

    That sounds good to me, because I am sure that a day or two delay will not hurt anything, after all, most of us hobby woodworkers get things done slowly, at least that is the way it is for...
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    Jason, It would help us to answer your...

    Jason,

    It would help us to answer your question about the use for a wagon vise if we had more photos.

    There are two ways to make a wagon vise work with a bench screw. One is to have the...
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    Steven, Back when I was working for a...

    Steven,

    Back when I was working for a carpenter in the early 70s, one of the guys had been to trade school, and he called, and had been taught, that a standard carpenters cross cut saw with a 10...
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    Jason, Ya did good! The bench (or vise)...

    Jason,

    Ya did good! The bench (or vise) screws are worth that per each, if in good "user" condition. The wooden vise screw is worth significantly more than that, again if in good "user"...
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    Steven, A drastic improvement, and the saw...

    Steven,

    A drastic improvement, and the saw looks great! A total of $11 for the saw as it is now.....ya did good!

    Stew
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    One more for thinking it may be a Washita stone. ...

    One more for thinking it may be a Washita stone. The stone appearance looks like the appearance of a Washita stone that I bought over 50 years ago.

    The crud on the strop it likely a combination...
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    Steven, This is a very interesting post to...

    Steven,

    This is a very interesting post to follow. I have been gone for most of last week, and am just now catching up with things on the bulletin board. At any rate, good job and thanks.
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  23. Mike, I am with Jim and the rest. The old...

    Mike,

    I am with Jim and the rest. The old Stanley planes, certainly the type 8 had the inside body of the plane, the bed, frog sides, etc., Japanned. That was a deep long lasting black finish....
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    Hi Curt, I have never seen a piece big enough...

    Hi Curt,

    I have never seen a piece big enough to work, but we have some of the bushes bordering part of our yard. The bushes have tons of sprouts, so these are not single stem bushes. ...
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    Files tend to be a problem for me. This is...

    Files tend to be a problem for me. This is especially true in the chemistry labs where I have worked. They rust up badly in a lab. Labs have a somewhat corrosive atmosphere.....they are not...
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