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    So much to do, so little time to do it all. ...

    So much to do, so little time to do it all.

    Thanks to all for the kind words.

    Something to remember when drilling the pilot holes for the nails, don't drill holes in the pieces that will be...
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    My shooting boards have me thinking about making...

    My shooting boards have me thinking about making replacements. Next time the platform will be made of thinner stock so more blade is available to the work.

    jtk
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    And not too ripe, the green ones are a touch more...

    And not too ripe, the green ones are a touch more stout.

    jtk
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    Loosen the cap iron screw on one of your blade...

    Loosen the cap iron screw on one of your blade assemblies, put it in the plane and try and plane some wood. Unless your lever cap screw is overly tight, the blade will slip while the cap iron is held...
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    The nut on my bevel gauges of this design often...

    The nut on my bevel gauges of this design often loosen. It is just another thing to fiddle with while setting up the gauge.

    It has crossed my mind to drill and put a pin in it, but not bothersome...
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    Peter, Welcome to the Creek. Your profile...

    Peter,

    Welcome to the Creek. Your profile doesn't indicate your being in NYC as stated in your post in the Power Tool conference. Old guys like me have trouble remembering such details.

    If you...
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    The main points of the OP have been emphasized. ...

    The main points of the OP have been emphasized.

    In a recent post, "Getting A Saw Started" the saw used is a dovetail saw filed for rip cuts. It works fine for short tenons and crosscuts.

    You...
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    Just a note, mine was checked just now. The logo...

    Just a note, mine was checked just now. The logo is from the 1907-1910 time. It has a 1/4-20 thread. The nut is no more than 1/8" thick.

    jtk
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    The design requires a nut on both sides. The...

    The design requires a nut on both sides. The images in the OP are of two different gauges.

    jtk
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    Mine of that style have a low profile brass nut....

    Mine of that style have a low profile brass nut. Not sure if it is a 1/4-20. If it is a Stanley it might be 1/4-28.

    This is where having a thread pitch gauge comes in handy. Trying to figure it...
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    Yes, the makers come to mind when their tools are...

    Yes, the makers come to mind when their tools are used.

    The makers even come to mine when some "cheap @$$" tool is in hand. Although those thoughts are not fit for pixels in a public forum. :eek:...
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    Not having been to Glen Drake's facility it...

    Not having been to Glen Drake's facility it wasn't clear to me that he is cranking these out by hand. He sure is faster with his hands than me.

    Having both the LV and the Tite-Mark inspired me to...
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    My bench came with two rows of dog holes in line...

    My bench came with two rows of dog holes in line with the two dog holes on the tail vise. One problem was vise racking. Making a stack of spacers to remedy the racking also remedied the tendency of...
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    Lots of photographs and a running dialog of your...

    Lots of photographs and a running dialog of your work/progress in a thread all its own...

    jtk
  15. +1 on what Bridger said about the lack of...

    +1 on what Bridger said about the lack of versatility.

    What happens if one wants a different bevel angle?

    How about micro bevels?

    My #8 blade is too wide for that and many other holders.
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    Stanley used threads that are listed among thread...

    Stanley used threads that are listed among thread standards, though they are mostly unused by others.

    A quick search on ebay > Stanley 78 parts < found a few including item #151271096468. It...
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    Not being much of a betting person, my money...

    Not being much of a betting person, my money would be on there not being much point to continuing this discussion.

    jtk
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    Many folks here often comment they do not have or...

    Many folks here often comment they do not have or want to take the time to work on old tools. Others feel a person should purchase a new high quality plane so they know "how a good one works." Maybe...
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    (long dinner... there was some music, dancing and...

    (long dinner... there was some music, dancing and a movie... )

    When the sawing was done the waste was removed using chisels:

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    Here a skew chisel is paring out the side of the waste....
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    Glad that it is there. Yes, using a...

    Glad that it is there. Yes, using a rabbet/filister plane ambidextrously is one of those things that has to be done.

    There is always some squirrelly grain that has to be dealt with "from the other...
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    It is my most used marking gauge and yes, it is...

    It is my most used marking gauge and yes, it is an "Awesome piece of craftsmanship."

    jtk
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    Many of them are high priced and likely out of my...

    Many of them are high priced and likely out of my price range. Considering all that has to be done to make some of those tools, the price doesn't look all that bad. Add in the bills that have to be...
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    Nice finds. It looks like the #78 may be missing...

    Nice finds. It looks like the #78 may be missing the rod for the fence.

    Flea market finds are the first harbingers of spring.

    jtk
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    Everything Including the Sink

    The slats were laid out to mark where the dry sink will fit in.

    They were checked for square:

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    There will be three slats to the left and three slats to the right of the cavity for the...
  25. I bet I know which finger. :eek: jtk

    I bet I know which finger. :eek:

    jtk
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