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    If you walk into the store front in Maine you get...

    If you walk into the store front in Maine you get a 10% discount, but then again you get to see and handle, and try out all the tools so you end up buying more!
    Jim
  2. I have a large one mounted on my bench. I often...

    I have a large one mounted on my bench. I often use the four integral dogs, I have on other dog holes lined up with the vise. I also have a #2 clone but it is not mounted to anything yet so I can't...
  3. Thread: Bench Apron

    by Jim Ritter
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    An apron would not work for me. I clamp down on...

    An apron would not work for me. I clamp down on the front of the bench way too often not to have that convenient edge.
    jim
  4. Thread: It Spins!

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    Winton the chain is easily adjusted to have the...

    Winton the chain is easily adjusted to have the jaw parallel at full clamping tension. Once set there is little need to adjust unless you want to clamp something that is out of parallel to begin...
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    I'm pretty sure it was for a screw type holdfast...

    I'm pretty sure it was for a screw type holdfast with a flat bar. The bar kept the screw upright. I've got some old catalogs, I'll take a look when I get to the shop.
    jim
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    Definitely a replacement handle, I have a bunch...

    Definitely a replacement handle, I have a bunch of those handles around the shop. Just got a Bell System axe this summer. Also have a couple braces, a screwdriver and wire cutters. Good tools.
    jim
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    Any chance you can post a photo of the screw at...

    Any chance you can post a photo of the screw at the handle end? We might have some other ideas if we can see what you are working with. You got good advise so far, but there might be others.
    jim
  8. I think Shop Notes did an article about one. I'll...

    I think Shop Notes did an article about one. I'll have to look and see if I can find it.
    Jim

    OK, found it, it is in ShopNotes number 115 page 36. It's well thought out, I wanted to build one when...
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    Very nice Ralph. Was the body cast or made up...

    Very nice Ralph. Was the body cast or made up from plate? Glad to see you are still at it.
    Jim
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    John here are a couple of pics of my real life...

    John here are a couple of pics of my real life tests. Somewhat subjetiive because I didn't have a scale on the handle but these are as I would use the vise. When I read as above where some want the...
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    Please don't use bicycle chain. It is not strong...

    Please don't use bicycle chain. It is not strong enough. If you are making your own use #35 roller chain. I measured upwards of 600 pounds tension depending on the distance from the screw. I've got...
  12. Thread: It Spins!

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    Sweet installation Marco, well done. Enjoy it....

    Sweet installation Marco, well done. Enjoy it.
    Jim
  13. Metal Lathes Can't help with info, but it looks like a nice...

    Can't help with info, but it looks like a nice little lathe.
    Jim
  14. I'm guessing you are not married? Jim

    I'm guessing you are not married?
    Jim
  15. Hi Richard of course right after I send you some...

    Hi Richard of course right after I send you some money you ask if I am selling them. No, I'm not selling them. They were the first things I made on my Benchmaster milling machine. I made parts enough...
  16. I made this one one for a swap and couldn't...

    I made this one one for a swap and couldn't decide on the cutter shape so I made a bunch of different ones.
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    Metal Lathes Any suggestions on disassembling the lathe for...

    Any suggestions on disassembling the lathe for transport? Do I have to cut the flat belt to remove the jack shaft and motor? I'm not sure where to start. The shaper is not following me home. It's...
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    I have more than a couple #3's and they are all...

    I have more than a couple #3's and they are all Stanley's and I did notice a couple months ago when I hung them up that some are different lengths. Not sure how much time I'll have to measure them...
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    That's a sweet sharpener Pete. I too am a...

    That's a sweet sharpener Pete. I too am a draftsman mostly in my former career, but still have my board set up and draw by hand. I would have bought that sharpener over a new one too.
    Jim
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    Yes Jim the inside edge of the radius is/was...

    Yes Jim the inside edge of the radius is/was sharpened. I'll try and take a better photo this evening.
    Jim
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    Yes it is like a scorp, cutting and hollowing on...

    Yes it is like a scorp, cutting and hollowing on the pull stroke. The handle is pinned on so it doesn't pull off. That is interesting about the prosthetics but this is much longer than would be...
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    Tool ID help needed

    I'm doing a basement clean out to help a neighbor dispose of her fathers tools and this was hanging on the wall. Curiosity has gotten the better of me on this one. I can find no makers marks. Here...
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    Here is a screen shot of Popular Mechanics Aug...

    Here is a screen shot of Popular Mechanics Aug 1930.

    http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m628/boatman53/8127cd144ae3c8785f3769c76f05410b_zpsf8512f60.jpg

    Jim
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    Metal Lathes Lathe and shaper

    I have an opportunity to upgrade my Atlas/Craftsman lathe to this Logan. Assuming everything works as it should would you do it?
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    I second Bills advise. Jim Edit: welcome to...

    I second Bills advise.
    Jim

    Edit: welcome to the Creek.
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