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    Thanks Fred; it might spark some interest from...

    Thanks Fred; it might spark some interest from others to try making their own backsaws.

    regards Stewie;
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    To complete the saw plate slot in the handle a...

    To complete the saw plate slot in the handle a starting kerf is formed on the router table then taken to full depth using a backsaw of matching kerf width,

    When marking out the hardback mortise, a...
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    John; the corrosive resistance of the Saphire...

    John; the corrosive resistance of the Saphire range is a secondary benefit. Its the increase in hardness over its rivals that imo makes then worth the additional cost. My opinion is based on...
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    John; if your comtemplating buying another rasp...

    John; if your comtemplating buying another rasp you may want to consider Logiers range of Saphire Coated Rasps.

    https://www.fine-tools.com/liogier-sapphire.html

    regards Stewie;
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    Waste removal outside the lines was completed on...

    Waste removal outside the lines was completed on the 6 handles.

    The saw bolts have been installed using a 1/2" pilot counterbore.

    To achieve additional clearance with the bottom horn of the...
  6. Hi Tim; for bench chisels its a primary of 25*...

    Hi Tim; for bench chisels its a primary of 25* and secondary of 30*. If I were to still experience chipping I would increase the secondary to 32*.

    I should add I have nothing against the unicorn...
  7. Tim; I am not having a go at your sharpening...

    Tim; I am not having a go at your sharpening technique, but if you want to know the reason why your chisels would dull early and develop knicks, a 27* degree secondary for bench chisels is much lower...
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    New handle design.

    Its been a while since I posted an update on the backsaw builds. I wasnt totally happy with the general shape of the Brookes handle. I had shortened the grip length from original, but the neck area...
  9. While there is nothing wrong with LN A2 steel,...

    While there is nothing wrong with LN A2 steel, its a shame LN moved away from 01 steel. 01 steel will still produce a more refined cutting edge at a lower secondary bevel than A2 can achieve.
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  10. Use of the buffing wheel from my perspective is...

    Use of the buffing wheel from my perspective is ideal for carving chisels and gouges. For bench chisels and plane irons where I have a preference to work to a given value with the secondary bevel I...
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    I would be using a bench grinder to 1st remove...

    I would be using a bench grinder to 1st remove the chipped edge, then hollow grind your primary bevel, then its onto the bench stones to form a slightly steeper secondary bevel.

    Stewie;
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    WJR 1958 would be the owners innitials, and more...

    WJR 1958 would be the owners innitials, and more than likely the maker of those 2 wooden bodied planes.

    Stewie;
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    backsaw handle stock.

    Queensland Maple dressed down to 23mm thickness for the backsaw handles.

    I plan to make up some hard templates with 2 location holes that will allow me to precisely mark both sides of the handle...
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    saw plate to dimension

    Saw plates been cut to size. The carcass & Dovetail Saws will both be at 0.020" in saw plate thickness.

    Later during the week I will focus on preparing the stock for the backsaw handles.
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    hardback slots

    Cutting the slot on the router table to 0.020" for the dovetail saw hardbacks.

    regards Stewie;
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    brass hardbacks

    1st batch of brass hardbacks have been cut to width, length, and stamped on the hydraulic press.

    regards Stewie;
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    Steven; you'll have to excuse my ignorance, but...

    Steven; you'll have to excuse my ignorance, but is the final stage of sharpening on the buffing wheel tied in with the Unicorn methodology.

    regards Stewie.
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    Brass hardbacks

    Started work on reducing the height of the brass hardbacks from 3/4" to 1/2".

    Not the most enjoyable part of this project.

    Stewie;
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    Thanks Stew; international shipping to oz from...

    Thanks Stew; international shipping to oz from the UK and USA is nowadays extremely painful to the wallet.

    Fortunately most of my vintage tool purchases were made at a time when it was far...
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    Thanks Mark; a bit of ingenuity has its rewards....

    Thanks Mark; a bit of ingenuity has its rewards.

    regards Stewie;
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    Stanley#95 replacement iron

    6 months ago I ran out of blade adjustment on my Stanley #95 Edge Trimming Plane. An ongoing search on ebay failed to find a replacement, so I made the decision to make my own using a spare block...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGWXAFt6Mw4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGWXAFt6Mw4
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    Looks like the cap iron is on the wrong side of...

    Looks like the cap iron is on the wrong side of the cutting iron.
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    Pete; I havent bothered to argue the point...

    Pete; I havent bothered to argue the point because our views will differ on this topic. Is it worth a long debate. The answer is no.

    regards Stewie;
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    Pete; you might want to read page 57 of Simon...

    Pete; you might want to read page 57 of Simon Barley's book British Saws & Saw Makers from 1660.

    regards Stewie;
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