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    Pete, I clearly said that I was presenting MY...

    Pete, I clearly said that I was presenting MY view. That requires no caveat. Either the reader shares the view or has a different one. I said nothing at all a bout whether anyone else should do what...
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    Thanks Pete! I had no idea I was advocating such...

    Thanks Pete! I had no idea I was advocating such things as belt sanding and adding designs. Can't imagine why I didn't know that! I really shouldn't advocate such things since I don't do them. And,...
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    I'm a renegade when it comes to refinishing any...

    I'm a renegade when it comes to refinishing any old tool. If I can make it look like new, I will. Forget patina. That's just a chic word for corrosion and grime. I like my old tools to look the way...
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    Carpenters and saw filers used to correct a long...

    Carpenters and saw filers used to correct a long gentle bow by flexing the plate against the heal of the hand in a succession of places along the plate.,

    Also, as a point of interest, that kind of...
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    I thought the OP was thinking of what is called...

    I thought the OP was thinking of what is called "square" threads when he spoke of 90 threads. Perhaps not. The square thread was used in applications where wear of the faces was a concern. 60...
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    60 degree standard

    American Standard taps have been 60 for over 100 years. I don't know what angle has been standard for wood taps. Metal vise threads are often Acme--flat-topped, 29. I don't recall seeing 90...
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    I think Bluegrass tools were made in Louisville,...

    I think Bluegrass tools were made in Louisville, KY, and the maker is out of business. The mark is prized among Kentucky collectors. The only Bluegrass tool I have is a 1/2" combination wrench. It's...
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    Well, first...the bottom saw is NOT a D-8. It's a...

    Well, first...the bottom saw is NOT a D-8. It's a D-23. Second, the other handsaw is not like the bottom one with the medallion in a different place. The top one is much newer and looks like it might...
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    Saws are spring steel. If the issue of creep were...

    Saws are spring steel. If the issue of creep were something to worry about, there would have been a lot of cars dragging the ground back when they had leaf springs. Didn't happen, though some did sag...
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    I've read all the posts and can't see any...

    I've read all the posts and can't see any advantage of the miter square over a combination square, BUT, I really like my 1937 Stanley miter square. I also have a couple of Stanley try squares and...
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    If you hope to save as much of an etched logo as...

    If you hope to save as much of an etched logo as possible, don't use any flexible abrasive material. First scrape as some have said. Then use fine paper backed with a block of metal or other material...
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    Wrong thread???

    Wrong thread???
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    Why not just true up your miter square?

    Why not just true up your miter square?
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    I prefer the slightly softer plates. The harder...

    I prefer the slightly softer plates. The harder ones are so much harder to file that I put it off longer and so end up using a slightly dull saw longer. With the softer ones, I just stop and spend 10...
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    I buy everything used except fasteners, and I try...

    I buy everything used except fasteners, and I try to get them at yard sales. Thinking of my offspring, I try to not pay more for a tool than they will be able to get at my estate sale. None of them...
  16. In fact, Dick Tracy had a radio watch back in the...

    In fact, Dick Tracy had a radio watch back in the 1950s. The biggest change that allowed all the digital devices we have was miniaturization. Even logic circuits have been around for 50 years or...
  17. What I think I see in those much younger than me,...

    What I think I see in those much younger than me, is that critical thinking and analytical thinking are foreign concepts to them. Farm kids of my generation grew up watching people find ways to get...
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    So, the OP edited his post after y'all answered,...

    So, the OP edited his post after y'all answered, OR, nobody bothered to read the edited post? (Not looking for scout stuff)

    On one trip with my parents and three of us teenaged siblings, we camped...
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    Curtis, I'd like to get my hands on some cypress...

    Curtis, I'd like to get my hands on some cypress and I live about 20 miles south of Benton. What's the name of the mill that saws cypress--location would be nice too.

    Jim
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    Disston, at least, instructed to just leave a...

    Disston, at least, instructed to just leave a single low tooth and use the saw. After several use sessions and subsequent filings the low tooth would not be low anymore. The point was that filing a...
  21. Thread: Rakers!?

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    Rakers should be set lower than the crosscutting...

    Rakers should be set lower than the crosscutting teeth. Otherwise, they have nothing to rake.
  22. Search for threads about saw sharpening. You can...

    Search for threads about saw sharpening. You can do it. The saw companies used to put out booklets telling customers how to sharpen saws. It was kind of expected of home craftsmen, though carpenter's...
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    New hickory handle I made (shhhh, on my lathe)....

    New hickory handle I made (shhhh, on my lathe). Grain is 90 off optimum, but grain is straight with runout only because of contours. Head of this hammer looked worse than the other pictured one...
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    George, splice two short pieces to make a bow....

    George, splice two short pieces to make a bow. Lot of us do that. I have been fitting the ends to slide in a piece of steel tubing fishing pole style.

    Jim
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    Nope. Not referring to anybody, just the general...

    Nope. Not referring to anybody, just the general gist of the whole thread.
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