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    I do, too. We heated with it my entire childhood...

    I do, too. We heated with it my entire childhood and I had the good fortune to be involved with collecting or splitting most of it (which I liked as a kid, it was a summer family activity).

    Gas...
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    The saws I'm sending are not "affected" by...

    The saws I'm sending are not "affected" by anything. They've not been overheated, nor are they overhard. I've filed them, and they file similar to any other disston. I believe they will prove that...
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    I have the same problem. I allow them to be...

    I have the same problem. I allow them to be loose. I guess if we used them enough, there'd be less of a problem. The older set of iyoroi chisels I have (I guess it's actually my newer set, but the...
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    that surface smoothness is no problem. Some...

    that surface smoothness is no problem. Some darkness is left even at 220 or 400 grit, but I will probably sand them to 220 and a little finer in the spots where I think they should be struck.

    My...
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    I'd be pleased if another couple of clean plates...

    I'd be pleased if another couple of clean plates (perhaps with a kink or something, you could easily shear that out) that were disston and with no broken teeth would pop up.

    2 is a good start. A...
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    I'll sand them free of rust, but if you want them...

    I'll sand them free of rust, but if you want them to be bright, you'll need to do that. I always sand with silicon carbide and WD40.

    They'll certainly be fine for hardness testing. If you want to...
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    Are these japanese or western chisels?

    Are these japanese or western chisels?
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    I'll sand them so that they're at least free of...

    I'll sand them so that they're at least free of rust. They may be a little dark in spots, but they will be clean and full hardness. I'll joint the teeth off, too, I was going to do that just because...
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    Rob, shoot me a PM with your address and I'll...

    Rob, shoot me a PM with your address and I'll send these two plates to you after I sand them clean at the toothline. I'll send an area clean on both sides in the middle of the plates, too.

    Send...
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    I'd say you strike them first, I'd be glad to...

    I'd say you strike them first, I'd be glad to tape spots about an inch above the tooth line.

    I can sand the surfaces clean (no burnishing will occur, no hardening, etc).

    Just these first two...
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    The trouble with it would be that it's like a...

    The trouble with it would be that it's like a board made entirely of long splinters, just waiting for an excuse to come out. I'd much rather use gidgee (like cocobolo, I'd imagine with hand tools...
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    The ones sold by LV have very fine lands. They...

    The ones sold by LV have very fine lands. They will cut you at the sides.
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    Whatever is used can be short, too. Stouter...

    Whatever is used can be short, too. Stouter behind the ground part and delicate at the ground end.

    It's not really a place in chisel-dom that I'd spend much money, because the chisels will never...
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    I've got two plates that can be struck. One is a...

    I've got two plates that can be struck. One is a 1900 or so (perhaps a little before) d8 that has been sharpened its share.

    The other is a #7 (shown with no handle, I have the handle and thus...
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    I have made planes out of cherry. Not bench...

    I have made planes out of cherry. Not bench planes. The trouble with cherry is two fold - the wood is not hard enough and gets all dented up quickly.

    The second problem is a bigger issue, and...
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    I think if the discussions go on long enough,...

    I think if the discussions go on long enough, someone will come forward, though we're only going to be able to do it on the big saws with enough plate thickness (that's OK). My friend changed jobs...
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    If you can make an order of a couple of oddball...

    If you can make an order of a couple of oddball things, mcmaster carr carries that kind of stuff:
    http://www.mcmaster.com/#knurled-head-screws/=vh9gvo

    (see the "tall" knurled screws on the right...
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    Yes, that looks like a decent set. It will take a...

    Yes, that looks like a decent set. It will take a little stoning or sanding to get a clean spot on a couple of them, but that's not terrible, and many of those are D8s, so they are first line saws.
    ...
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    Why do it? Because if the saws are too hard to...

    Why do it? Because if the saws are too hard to file, workmen would've been ruining very expensive files back then. Saw shops would probably also refuse to file overhard saws. If you sent a 58...
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    I would suggest that for a chisel of that size,...

    I would suggest that for a chisel of that size, you find a vintage inexpensive (or new inexpensive) chisel and stone or grind the sides to a profile you need.

    I don't have a picture handy, but...
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    There are two types of organizations that I can think of. One that provides core services and money (habitat, rehabilitation centers, etc), and then there charity groups that take in homeless people...
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    The fact that there's little data makes it even...

    The fact that there's little data makes it even more important that it's accurate.

    if the old saws are indeed harder (in a usefully measured area), then that is a fairly big deal. If they are not...
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    My intentions are simply to get you saw plates...

    My intentions are simply to get you saw plates that you could strike in a relevant area (halfway up the plate? An inch above the tooth line?). I'd have no interest in any of this if striking under...
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    I did not install my own, but have talked to...

    I did not install my own, but have talked to people who did. My lines were longer than 25 feet, so I needed to have coolant added, which is something I can't do. I paid an installer $750 to put mine...
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    For comparison, the data that was provided in an...

    For comparison, the data that was provided in an "old tools" list around 1999 or 2000 from a C tester under the supervision of a professional (for anyone perplexed by the stanley results, note the...
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