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    Sticky: It's not a joke for the young ones. jtk

    It's not a joke for the young ones.

    jtk
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    Here are a couple of paragraphs from Leonard...

    Here are a couple of paragraphs from Leonard Bailey's patent for his design of the cap iron:

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    The full copy can be found at >...
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    Often this can be corrected by installing a shim...

    Often this can be corrected by installing a shim under one of the hinges.

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    Andrew, thanks for that it is a great story.

    jtk
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    Something a teacher said to a classroom of...

    Something a teacher said to a classroom of students back in the early 1960s has stayed with me over the years. In discussing organizing homework they said to do the hardest parts first. This way if...
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    The higher the angle of the blade to wood angle,...

    The higher the angle of the blade to wood angle, the more it will cut like a scraper. A bevel down blade's frog angle can only go so low before there isn't any relief angle provided by the bevel. If...
  7. My father had a kit with these in it. (my...

    My father had a kit with these in it. (my recollection is one of my older brothers has it now) It was made by Mohawk.

    They are still in business >...
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    John, your history comments are quite...

    John, your history comments are quite interesting. At least one of my gouges has a Stiletto mark and one of my chisels has a Baker Hamilton mark.

    My draw knife accumulation is also starting to get...
  9. Often, due to the cost of "cast steel," it was...

    Often, due to the cost of "cast steel," it was laminated to a softer steel. This made these tools easier to sharpen since the actual working part of the edge was thin and most of what was being...
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    Blue sky and sunshine here. We got snow a...

    Blue sky and sunshine here.

    We got snow a couple weeks ago. Glad it is gone.

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    Hi Tony, My knowledge of Japanese chisels is...

    Hi Tony, My knowledge of Japanese chisels is limited to what is posted here on SMC. My understanding of what an oire nomi might be is zilch.

    That is why a few pictures would help those who might...
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    Yes, it might be very helpful. Charles, as a...

    Yes, it might be very helpful.

    Charles, as a member, my understanding is you can post images you just won't be able to see them.

    Also as Edward asks, it will also help to know what kind of...
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    The steel pins are likely the pivot points. This...

    The steel pins are likely the pivot points. This may have been made when the patent for the round spring and single pivot pin was still active.

    Could the 2 part adjuster be similar to the one on...
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    The biggest problem(s) faced in upgrading our...

    The biggest problem(s) faced in upgrading our infrastructure may be the regulations that are more focused on looking backward as opposed to changing them to look forward.

    This is a bit beyond my...
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    Surely there are many areas like mine that are...

    Surely there are many areas like mine that are geographically immune to cellular service.

    It wouldn't surprise me to find some areas still served by open wire. That was a pain in the rain.

    jtk
  18. Yes there is. It is also a good idea to write...

    Yes there is.

    It is also a good idea to write a note on the 'specialized implement' when it is made. There are a few of these around my shop and my mind goes blank trying to remember for whatever...
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    My Xacto knives are good for cutting stencils but...

    My Xacto knives are good for cutting stencils but a little light for marking joinery:

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    These have been in use for well over 40 years now.

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  20. Thread: Chisels

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    One of my blades may be old enough to actually be...

    One of my blades may be old enough to actually be A1 steel, not sure. The more used one is A2 on an LN LA Jack. It has chipped a lot when used mostly on a shooting board with a 25 bevel. It seems to...
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    Fashion Statement?

    Target has a line of full length dresses that look like they belong in a Grant Wood painting.

    Of course, many people with nothing else to do have decided to have some fun >...
  22. A little about mahogany: It is also still...

    A little about mahogany:



    It is also still sold in shiplapped form for siding.

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  23. Thread: Chisels

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    +1 on the feel in the hand being an important...

    +1 on the feel in the hand being an important factor.

    So much so for me it drove me to buy mostly socket chisels and a lathe to make my own handles.

    Also agree with A2 steel being less...
  24. Good going Luke. Learning from mistakes...

    Good going Luke.



    Learning from mistakes has made me a very learned man…

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    My favorite way of getting up to the minimum for...

    My favorite way of getting up to the minimum for the free shipping is to look through the specials > https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/tools/special-offers

    There are also specials in hardware, home,...
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