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  1. Thread: Saw advice

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    Blake, You might look at Youtube videos by...

    Blake,

    You might look at Youtube videos by Paul Sellers. There is one about restoring an old Eclipse saw set, a brand made in England. He talks about the set using the Eclipse set. I finally...
  2. Thread: Saw advice

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    Steven, Great advise......I wish you or...

    Steven,

    Great advise......I wish you or someone like you had warned me about that 40 years ago....that and the warning on the planes.....now it may be too late. Sigh.

    From personal experience...
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    Jim, Mike, and Frank, It wasn't wise to trade...

    Jim, Mike, and Frank,

    It wasn't wise to trade wits with Churchill, because he was "world class" quick witted.

    My favorite Churchill quote, and I don't know the circumstance but do know that...
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    George, I think the idea of the masonite, I...

    George,

    I think the idea of the masonite, I would go with 1/4" stuff, is the way to go. What you don't get on the bench does not need to ever be cleaned off. When you are done with the...
  5. Thread: Saw advice

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    Blake, As you probably already know. The...

    Blake,

    As you probably already know. The "toe" of the saw is the corner area where front tip of the saw blade and the tooth line meet.....the end furthest from the handle on the bottom of the...
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    Kris, Disston used beech on their #7 and #D7...

    Kris,

    Disston used beech on their #7 and #D7 saws, and a small smattering occasionally on other of their less expensive saws. They used apple on their better saws, including most of their very...
  7. Thread: Saw advice

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    Blake, David did a great job of describing the...

    Blake,

    David did a great job of describing the various types of saws, doing a good job with 1/3rd of the words it would have taken me. A couple of thoughts. If you do a search for "back saw"...
  8. Thread: Saw advice

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    Blake, you may already know the following, and I...

    Blake, you may already know the following, and I am sure that almost all of the folks on this site know the following hand saw basics, but thought it would not hurt to list some basic information for...
  9. Thread: Saw advice

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    Blake, A few thoughts. My handsaw use has...

    Blake,

    A few thoughts. My handsaw use has been carpentry work primarily, rather than fine woodworking, so I am biased because of that with regard to handsaws. I like 26" handsaws, primarily due...
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    Steven, all the best for the Dr. visit, hope...

    Steven, all the best for the Dr. visit, hope things go well.

    From your comment above, it sounds like today may be your birthday, if that is the case, happy birthday to you.

    Stew
  11. The two that come to mind immediately are a...

    The two that come to mind immediately are a "corner chisel" that was a spring loaded cutter that cut the two sides forming the corner at the same time. It had a sheet metal housing that sat on the...
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    William, Very nice, and also looks extremely...

    William,

    Very nice, and also looks extremely functional. It doesn't get much better.

    Stew
  13. I bought two planes hurriedly, without time to...

    I bought two planes hurriedly, without time to really look them over because of a limited time situation. Never again, both had cracks in the body, and after the parts needed to fix them were found...
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    Hi David, Good job, glad you finally got a...

    Hi David,

    Good job, glad you finally got a chance to build the cover. I need to do a similar task, but I haven't gotten around to it, so I need to do exactly what you did, but need to build the...
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    Most Used/Favorite Combination Plane

    Hi All,

    There are a limited number of choices on combination planes. I have 3, but due to lack of time and due other projects have only had time to use 1, my Stanley 45 that I have had for a long...
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    Ken, I am going to ignore your revised...

    Ken,

    I am going to ignore your revised instructions and go with your original ones.

    The two planes I use the most are my 605 Bedrock that I inherited from my dad and one of my block planes. ...
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    Hi Steven, Sorry to hear about the fall, but...

    Hi Steven,

    Sorry to hear about the fall, but glad you are taking a bit of time off from the shop, probably a very good idea, given the situation.

    Stew
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    Steven, +1 on what Jerry said. Take care of...

    Steven,

    +1 on what Jerry said. Take care of yourself first.

    Stew
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    Osvaldo, That looks like it is doing a good...

    Osvaldo,

    That looks like it is doing a good job as a light for your workbench. It looks like it can be set so it is not in your way when working.

    I tend to love finding things that will work...
  20. Hi Stu, Your Stanley #6 looks pretty good. I...

    Hi Stu,

    Your Stanley #6 looks pretty good. I have a Stanley Bailey #5, type 19, that I think may have been made in the mid 1950s, that belonged to my dad. It does not have the machine screw...
  21. Stu, I just looked over the plane photos...

    Stu,

    I just looked over the plane photos carefully, and agree. It should clean up to be a very nice plane.

    By the way, how old is your #6, are there pretty old English ones around, and if so...
  22. Hi Stu, You beat me by a few minutes. Your...

    Hi Stu,

    You beat me by a few minutes. Your post wasn't there when I started the write up. Good Job.

    Regards,

    Stew
  23. Jim, I think you have a type 14. Go to the...

    Jim,

    I think you have a type 14. Go to the RexMill.com site on hand planes. The knob has a raised ring around it, as best as I can see from your photos. The type 14 was the first to have that....
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    Ken, you aren't alone, English, especially...

    Ken, you aren't alone, English, especially spelling words in English, is not my long suit either. However, I have lived here almost 30 years so I am fairly fluent in speaking West Texan, but growing...
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    Ken, It looks like nice progress is being...

    Ken,

    It looks like nice progress is being made.

    Stew
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