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    I use my fine thread RJ s for hardwood and my...

    I use my fine thread RJ s for hardwood and my Irwins for carpentry work. I want to make a point that no matter how good the lead screw and cutting edges are a rusty bit will bind up due to friction...
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    Once the nuts have spun, I don't think there is a...

    Once the nuts have spun, I don't think there is a way to get them apart without leaving some marks on the nuts, wood or both.
    What I would do with a saw that is a good user, but not valuable as a...
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    Thanks Chris, will do.

    Thanks Chris, will do.
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    Thanks Jim, gotcha now.

    Thanks Jim, gotcha now.
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    Jim, you say "some of my more modern braces can...

    Jim, you say "some of my more modern braces can hold them" You mean you have several spring latch braces? If so are the catches at different depths of the chuck? Are the chuck openings different...
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    Mike and Mike, Good projects. Almost like...

    Mike and Mike, Good projects. Almost like looking at before and after pictures. I must confess I like restoring old tools almost as much as using them. Keep up the good work gentlemen.
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    New Old Brace Question

    I just bought an H.O. White brace 6" throw, 10-1/2" long with a spring latch chuck. I have only 4 bits with the notch in the tapered square tang that these braces require. Unfortunately the bits do...
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    Thank you Tom W. !! the link you gave covered...

    Thank you Tom W. !! the link you gave covered this problem in detail and provided instructions on accessing the port and cleaning it. I had disassebled the gun and cleaned everything else to no...
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    Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery John.

    Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery John.
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    Super Gloat Dave. I can't help you with the...

    Super Gloat Dave. I can't help you with the Diston, but I can give you some info about your Craftsman drill. Your hand drill was made by Millers Falls. It is a #1 frame with a Goodell Pratt drive...
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    I buy quite a few tools on ebay. I know what you...

    I buy quite a few tools on ebay. I know what you mean about the seller hype. I will usually only bid bargan prices for items figuring that if the item is not as described I can make the seller...
  12. I second Jim's advise to buy used hand saws. One...

    I second Jim's advise to buy used hand saws. One of my favorite saws is a fine toothed pannel saw that is over 100 years old. The tote is remarkably comfortable.
    Another favorite is a Diston #8 rip...
  13. Now that is a problem I can identify with George.

    Now that is a problem I can identify with George.
  14. Beautiful work as always George. As someone who...

    Beautiful work as always George. As someone who struggles with tough lathe projects I can immagine producing a 80% scrap rate if I tried to make them.
  15. I made deviders for one of my tool boxes with...

    I made deviders for one of my tool boxes with hand tools only. 1/4 " is aufully thin to make dadoes in anyway, so I cut two tennons on the end of the pieces that were going to join into the side of...
  16. I was already collecting antique woodworking...

    I was already collecting antique woodworking tools and getting more and more into using them when I decided to move. The garage at my new house is much smaller than my old garage. I sold several...
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    One can of tomato soup, one can of albacore chunk...

    One can of tomato soup, one can of albacore chunk tuna in water (drain the water), 2/3 soup can of milk. Break up tuna chunks to bite size.:) Warm and eat. I discovered this when I wanted a tuna...
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    Thanks for the link to nycoil Jerome. Very...

    Thanks for the link to nycoil Jerome. Very helpful. I have fittings that are not compatable with most other peoples fittings. I have had a problem borrowing or lending air tools until I bought a...
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    I don't know. Now that is not real usefull is...

    I don't know. Now that is not real usefull is it? However I do have some thoughts related to the question.

    I have sharpened a lot of auger bits. Some definately have harder steel than others....
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    I tried to buy Stanley 60s on ebay for a while...

    I tried to buy Stanley 60s on ebay for a while but they were going for too much money. I ended up buying a set of Millers Falls chisels in excellent condition for a very reasonable price. They are...
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    I suspect it is for the same reason some people...

    I suspect it is for the same reason some people climb Mount Everest, or sculpt in wood. They do become a useful work of art. I'll be curious to see if there is a completely practical reason for...
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    I agree with Kieth. I think the "depth" stop is...

    I agree with Kieth. I think the "depth" stop is for a counterbore, and needs sharpening. Maybe George or Harry with chime in on this.
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    These holes also look just like the kind left by...

    These holes also look just like the kind left by powder post beatles. The holes and trails in the right hand photo look like they were there before the lumber was milled. Powder post beatles will...
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    There is a collection I could go for. I have the...

    There is a collection I could go for. I have the Stanley #5 and #7. Both type 11. The #5 was free and I paid $20. for the #7 (it came with several other tools with some value). Both needed irons...
  25. Looks like a very versatile and well crafted...

    Looks like a very versatile and well crafted workbench.
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