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    Any love for the old school dedicated glue pots?...

    Any love for the old school dedicated glue pots?

    I use a Kambrook hotplate.
    Shown is my 'daily driver' on the hotplate.
    There's also a small cast and a larger aluminium pot as backups.

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  2. Hi Luke. 'Round head nail punch' will get you...

    Hi Luke.

    'Round head nail punch' will get you there
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    Hope this is not against the rules, but a quick...

    Hope this is not against the rules, but a quick Ebay search may help you.
    There's heaps of vintage thumb oil cans available in the States.
    These were on just the first page.

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    It's a double iron nosing plane. I've handled...

    It's a double iron nosing plane.

    I've handled a couple of them but they aren't very common.

    Here's one that Jim Bode has for sale.
    ...
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    Awesome work Joe and John. I notice it's on...

    Awesome work Joe and John.

    I notice it's on Amazon Australia.
    I'm putting this on my Christmas wish list :D

    I've always loved Preston shaves and shoulder planes but there seems to be scant...
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    Does this count? I recently turned this ... ...

    Does this count?

    I recently turned this ...

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    Into this ...

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    Here's a start for you. There are links to the...

    Here's a start for you.
    There are links to the manual on this page ...

    http://www.hansbrunnertools.com/Stanley%20by%20numbers/Stanley%2050.htm
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    Hi Tony, Quick question. I have a heap of old...

    Hi Tony,

    Quick question.
    I have a heap of old close-grained Doug fir which I'm planning on using for building the entirety of a new workbench.

    Has the top been a problem?
    Should I be looking...
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    The sharpest tool in my shed must be my skew...

    The sharpest tool in my shed must be my skew block plane when I forget that the side plate is removed and I pick it up like a normal block plane.
    The amount of blood produced proves it :(
  10. I'm guessing mine is from the 40's or 50's....

    I'm guessing mine is from the 40's or 50's.
    Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining, the older English planes have good bones and work well.
    I do like rosewood handles and knobs though. Mine is...
  11. Should clean up to be a nice plane. My number...

    Should clean up to be a nice plane.

    My number 6 is an English version. We don't seem to get a whole heap of the US versions over here.
  12. Raised ring under the front knob. One patent...

    Raised ring under the front knob.
    One patent date.
    Points to a Type 14

    http://www.rexmill.com/planes101/typing/typing.htm
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    This is where a Japanese saw like a ryoba can...

    This is where a Japanese saw like a ryoba can excel.
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    C'mon Derek that's the first thing I'd do! As...

    C'mon Derek that's the first thing I'd do!

    As a side note, the future restorer in 150 odd years will thank you when the drawer bottom pulls out of the groove in the drawer front due to shrinkage....
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    @Ken and John I went a little nuts when I made...

    @Ken and John

    I went a little nuts when I made my change table.

    All hand cut M&T joinery, a bit of carving and amazing timber polished with shellac.
    Australian Red Cedar, Red Gum shelf and...
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    That would be ideal ..... when I retire :D ...

    That would be ideal ..... when I retire :D

    They would be fit for (my) purpose if they were tight.

    The tool handles won't be turned anytime too soon.
    I have two colonial aussie red cedar chest...
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    Thanks all for the ideas. This is exactly...

    Thanks all for the ideas.



    This is exactly how I want to use them. I do have a set of the screw type calipers that I use for fitting the tenon in to the ferrule. I just don't have multiple sets...
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    Need some help with calipers

    I picked up some old calipers that I want to use to turn a set of tool handles.

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    Presently they are too loose to use.
    Does anyone have any tips to tighten them up?

    Heat and peen the...
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    Looks like it was made by the Riverside Tool...

    Looks like it was made by the Riverside Tool Company in New York (registered in 1899).

    Here's an example logo found on some dividers.

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  20. @Derek The shoulder plane wouldn't be much...

    @Derek

    The shoulder plane wouldn't be much good in the OP's case as it sounds like an inside curve.

    A circular plane (or spokeshave) for the shaping and swap the shoulder plane for a router...
  21. You could get yourself a Stanley 196 :D It's a...

    You could get yourself a Stanley 196 :D

    It's a fair bit of coin though

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    Mainly restorations for me. Quite a few old...

    Mainly restorations for me.
    Quite a few old chairs, tables and cabinets.

    The most recent were a couple of blanket boxes that were keepers.

    Australian Red Cedar (late 1800's).

    Before ...
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    I've heard that Oak tannins and iron don't mix.

    I'm sure it's not an issue if it was lined like that machinists box in the post above.

    I wish I was in a position to give you some Australian Red...
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    Seems I'm in a minority, but I actually use a...

    Seems I'm in a minority, but I actually use a planing stop :)

    (top left)



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  25. I spend a lot of time carving inserts and patches...

    I spend a lot of time carving inserts and patches of timber for antique restorations. Perfect grain orientation and colour.

    Then I drop it :mad:

    I have spent a long time on my hands and knees...
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