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    You may be able to clean it up. You will never...

    You may be able to clean it up. You will never see what may be seen if it is left rusty.

    jtk
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    One of my bosses from a long time ago would...

    One of my bosses from a long time ago would always complain, "we don't have time to do it right, but we always find time to do it over."

    Good help is hard to find. Too many workers will work...
  3. How long do you suppose it will be before there...

    How long do you suppose it will be before there iis a listing for just the handle hardware for those who want to make their own handles?

    jtk
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    If you find the STANLEY stamp the patent dates...

    If you find the STANLEY stamp the patent dates should be stamped above and below giving three lines of text. If the lever has been sanded a few times to remove rust, it could have been sanded away. ...
  5. For some this might make it easier to transport a...

    For some this might make it easier to transport a few chisels for work outside the shop.

    For others it might be the option of installing a special purpose handle.

    For me some old Buck Brothers...
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    Your welcome, does your plane have a lateral...

    Your welcome, does your plane have a lateral adjuster lever?



    That one slipped by me.

    jtk
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    How does one go about getting the govt involved...

    How does one go about getting the govt involved over robo calls?

    jtk
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    Patrick's Blood & Gore mentions that plane was...

    Patrick's Blood & Gore mentions that plane was made from 1870 to 1934.

    There are a few things that could put a narrower time period on it.

    One would be the logo stamped on the blade if it is...
  9. Not too many of my ebay dealings were boat...

    Not too many of my ebay dealings were boat anchors. Most of the time my search was for planes that looked like a good source of parts. Some might label me a bottom fisher. It paid off in that my...
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    Craftsman tools were not the sexiest tools in the...

    Craftsman tools were not the sexiest tools in the box, but they were dependable and easy to replace if something went wrong.

    jtk
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    She doesn't say anything about it. Besides she...

    She doesn't say anything about it. Besides she stays up much later than me. It used to be the other way around with her going to bed early and me being the night owl.

    jtk
  12. Acquiring a decent #5-1/4 was likely my most...

    Acquiring a decent #5-1/4 was likely my most difficult plane hunting endeavor. Another SMC member offered me one. The two acquired via ebay were in pretty bad shape. It looks like they were beat to...
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    Today while cutting and splitting firewood a...

    Today while cutting and splitting firewood a couple of pieces made me want to use one of my planes on it.

    Didn't bother today, but last week while stacking rough sawn mill ends a couple pieces...
  14. Right, sharpen the blade and try it out. Any...

    Right, sharpen the blade and try it out. Any problems will make themselves apparent. Life often goes smoother if we don't try to fix problems that are not there.

    jtk
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    There used to be a Woodcraft in Dublin, CA. They...

    There used to be a Woodcraft in Dublin, CA. They had a Clifton version of a Stanley #45 on display. This was about 20 years ago and to the best of my recollection it was priced in the $600 range.
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  16. But, but, but Hilton, these are in inch sizes!...

    But, but, but Hilton, these are in inch sizes! Doesn't that go against your style? :D

    Kind of interesting for a modern crank neck style chisel.

    jtk
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    Here is another post on using a router plane and...

    Here is another post on using a router plane and an update on Junior's tenon cheek trimmer:

    https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?73635

    jtk
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    Interesting post Perry. My iron has been testing...

    Interesting post Perry. My iron has been testing low for a few years. Recently, my iron supplement was doubled. Coffee is still in my morning wake up process, but the extra iron also seems to be...
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    In my situation some of the UPS drivers will walk...

    In my situation some of the UPS drivers will walk down the driveway if there is snow on the ground. From where they park in the driveway it is about 0.1 mile round trip.

    jtk
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    All the above. One of my mottos about hand tools...

    All the above. One of my mottos about hand tools is my mistakes are made slower.

    jtk
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    There is a pair in my shop. At times two pair...

    There is a pair in my shop. At times two pair seemed like a good idea, but didn't happen.

    jtk
  22. Sharpen the blade and see if it works as is. ...

    Sharpen the blade and see if it works as is.

    If it doesn't work well, then it is likely as Tom says, "not worth the money" or the time in your case.

    Stanley made a lot of planes for the low...
  23. Ditto jtk

    Ditto

    jtk
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    My main reason against the set found by searching...

    My main reason against the set found by searching > footprint chisel < is that it is a metric set. It was the only six piece set with wooden handles listed the price doesn't seem too excessive.
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    Funny this thread should pop up again. While...

    Funny this thread should pop up again. While picking up my tools after cutting firewood today this bug made me think it was a spider when first viewed:

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    It is a Banded Alder Borer and...
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