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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Dover View Post
    Yes, I stand corrected, the 30˚- 60˚- 90˚ has 1 — √3 — 2 sides. The √3 side isn't a problem (even though we could mark a line exactly √3 long) , because my ruler locks at 90˚, so just need a short leg and a hypothenuse, which are even numbers. There also other triangles to get 30˚ and 60˚ too
    A 30 - 60 - 90 triangle is easy to construct with a compass or dividers.

    A zig zag rule would likely be good at making a 45 - 45 - 90 triangle.

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    Of course. I'll tell you this: if that's a nice furniture piece - I'd whip out a protractor and probably set a couple of bevel gauges. Zig-zag laying up angles works for projects where a joint will open anyway - outdoors carpentry projects, etc.

    But then I'd use compasses for really large pieces, like if I'd need to cut a 4x8' plywood into hexagons or gotta square it real good. Because calipers are precise and I just go grab trammel points with an arbitrarily long bar, but I can't get a protractor that big. Also referencing becomes a problem quickly. And in general my preference is constructive geometry for bits that matter - dividing into equal parts, perpendiculars, dovetails, etc.

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    OK, Yard Sale today...spent a whopping $15...
    Yard Sale Friday, 502239 tools .JPG
    First Fiver got me these...second fiver..
    Yard Sale Friday, Star Bit set .JPG
    Set of Star bits...and the third fiver?
    Yard Sale Friday, bag .JPG
    More than just a bag?
    Yard Sale Friday, Charger is already plugged in.JPG
    Yep...Charger? Already plugged in an outlet...awaiting a call...

    Not too bad of a day?
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    Your worst day at this is better than my best day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Hill View Post
    Your worst day at this is better than my best day!
    My worst days are coming home empty handed.

    jtk
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    Day 2: And TWO village wide sales to pilfer....

    Photos later...but..
    Turned down 6 hand planes...most incomplete...handles cracked...cheapest was $15????? Pass...

    Craftsman 7-1/4" Sawmill Circular saw....$5...

    3/4" Ratchet, extension, and an 8" inside caliper....$9
    20" Panel saw..sharp, too...$1
    12" Backsaw...$1...just because it needed rescued....as someone had painted it..GRRRRRR..
    Pair of size 12 work boots ( to replace the blown out pair I have)....$1

    Passed on another backsaw....someone wasn't very good at sharpening....imagine "Cow & Calf" teeth, without the calf....passed..
    Figured I can Retire the old 6" circular saw...as it is getting hard to find new blades that will fit.

    Have quite a few 3/4" drive sockets, and a Breaker bar....now I have a ratchet, and a 12" extension...

    Not too bad of a day...
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    Al-righty....cleaned up a few items...
    Outside calipers...MITUTOYO...black spring has "JAPAN" stamped into it..
    8" inside calipers....Keen Kutter logo
    1/2" chisel...SAMSON is stamp on the top of the blade, has been Unicorned sharp, and ready for work..

    12" Combo Square....one set of numbers is marked in 32nds...no logos on the blade...scriber has a brass head. Seems to be a larger version of my 6" Swanson...

    12" Extension...3/4" drive.....HERBRAND H-31..Made in USA...
    3/4" drive Ratchet....No. 5649 PROTO....

    Glue-up is also sitting out of the clamps...needs cleaned up..set aside, so I can start on the box it will go with. Cataract Surgery, Left Eye..is scheduled for 1 sept 2023....right eye will be a month later..need to get the box done, before then.
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    Steven,

    +1 on what Chuck wrote: "Your worst day at this is better than my best day!"

    Stew

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    Steven,

    You aren't alone in your thinking, painting a saw was a trend a ton of years ago, but I think that hopefully the trend is passed, never to return. What a horrible thing to happen to a saw. Beyond that, I wouldn't be surprised that someone has painted a mint Desston #12.....what an abomination.

    Stew

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stew Denton View Post
    Steven,

    +1 on what Chuck wrote: "Your worst day at this is better than my best day!"
    I can agree with that!

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    Photos? Have a few..some are ugly, though..
    Yard Sale Sat., Ugly, sharp but ugly .JPG
    $5 for a 12" backsaw..Painted ( will try to get it past the Boss, and get rid of the paint..
    Yard Sale Sat., Panel saw .JPG
    $1 No Paint, 20" saw...just a bit of clean up, as it IS sharp..
    Yard Sale Sat., Craftsman Sawmill .JPG
    $5 Circular Saw...and..I already have 2 new blades for it...
    Yard Sale Sat., LONG inside Calipers .JPG
    Keen Kutter 8" Inside Calipers....part of the $9 deal..the other 2 items in that deal..
    Yard Sale Sat., Ratchet & Extension .JPG
    Proto 3/4 " drive ratchet...and a WW2 era Herbrand 3/4" drive, 16" extension..Both cleaned up nicely..

    Not too bad of a day? For a Saturday..
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    Same weekend as my Cataract Surgery ( Sept 1st) is also the weekend of the West Liberty Tractor Fest....where I do a LOT of my Rust Hunting...The 1st is on a Friday...maybe feel well enough by Sunday to go and look around? Found a 12" Jackson Backsaw there, last year...

    We'll see how things go...
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    Worst! My wife found a very nice Disston D-23 and had the cashier hold it while she kept shopping. It was for her husband, me. A few minutes later, a guy showed up to pay for the saw his wife had on hold. Poof … gone.

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    Yard Sale tomorrow...supposed to have a few tools....and all I have in my pocket? $5.......Grrrrr...may have to wear the "Pirate Hat"?

    My nickname is Bandit....and if you ever follow me around these sales...you'll soon understand why....
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    Spent $9 today...
    Yard Sale 2, DeWalt price tag.JPG
    $4 for...
    Yard Sale 2, DeWalt DW 625.JPG
    DeWalt DW 625...needs a collet( have one) needs new knobs
    Yard Sale 2, New knobs.JPG
    Can adapt these for it..what else can you tell me about this router...

    Spent $5 on..
    Yard Sale 2, Tool bag straps.JPG
    An old tool bag...
    Yard Sale 2, Tool bag goodies.JPG
    The 2 Craftsman wrenches inside were more than that, new...

    Both items are quite heavy...tool bag has an inside pocket, too....

    Not too bad of a morning?
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