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    Mine Stanley/Bailey has a 1-1/4" depth adjuster....

    Mine Stanley/Bailey has a 1-1/4" depth adjuster. The Sargent VBM looks to be a 1" wheel.

    My early Stanley/Bailey's (1 type 4 and 3 type 6) also have right hand threads on the adjuster, turning...
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    My comments only apply to me. My projects seldom...

    My comments only apply to me. My projects seldom use plans. My guess is if you are thinking of drawing up plans after the fact you are likely somewhat the same.

    My plans are usually just notes on...
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    Same treatment my broken totes receive. ...

    Same treatment my broken totes receive.

    Collectors can be a doubled edged sword. At least they keep some of the old tools from rusting away. Most of the time they are seeking mint or near mint...
  4. The medallion is an Atkins. So I may have been...

    The medallion is an Atkins. So I may have been wrong about the saw being a Disston. The handle looks more like a Disston handle and it looked to have a keystone in the medallion.

    There is a patent...
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    Oooooh it even has a point selector. I'm jealous,...

    Oooooh it even has a point selector. I'm jealous, you suck and all those other comments.

    Though I do have a pencil pointer on the end of my electric eraser. The one I had to take apart once and...
  6. Nick, Welcome to the Creek. Your profile...

    Nick,

    Welcome to the Creek. Your profile doesn't list your location. Not sure if it is Georgia, but I'll likely forget that in a few months.

    If you are inquiring about the handle with a spring...
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    This might be an opportunity for you and the...

    This might be an opportunity for you and the girls to make a few saws together.

    If nothing else, you could buy a few old saws and repurpose them with new handles you and the girls make.

    One of...
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    Nice find. My preference is also for flat,...

    Nice find.

    My preference is also for flat, but if all that is around is a corrugated sole...

    jtk
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    Potting Bench Building Templates

    Most of the time my tool making has been posted in the Neanderthal Haven forum. This is my first time posting tool builds here. If you have a question and I do not respond most likely it is because I...
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    Looks like a nice carving mallet. I have...

    Looks like a nice carving mallet.

    I have turned a few mallets but prefer the flat face models like my cherry mallet and my big ash mallet:

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    I also had a big birch mallet but one end of...
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    Three #3 Size Planes Compared

    These are the only #3 size planes to come my way, so you may find other differences through the years of manufacture.

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    From left to right they are a Stanley/Bailey (#3), a Dunlap (#9) by...
  12. My recollection is Derek posted about using a...

    My recollection is Derek posted about using a similar tool for making kerfs on half blind dovetails instead of a saw.

    His kerf chisel is in the third post of this thread:
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    Looks great. My back would be sore after...

    Looks great.

    My back would be sore after picking tools out of one of those all day.

    jtk
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    The great part about buying old saws is you can...

    The great part about buying old saws is you can file them any way you want.

    Just my
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    Start simple with straight filing.

    After using the saw a bit you will know if it is too aggressive...
  15. Care to share this? Maybe even just a PM? Some...

    Care to share this? Maybe even just a PM?

    Some commercials are very convincing. I recall the Windows '95 campaign. A friend told me his mother was wondering if she should get it. She didn't even...
  16. I have come close to closing my Facebook account....

    I have come close to closing my Facebook account.

    The only reason I don't is because some of our kids use it and post pictures of our grandchildren.

    It seems Facebook is going to compete with...
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    My Buck Brothers 1/8" chisel also sports a tall...

    My Buck Brothers 1/8" chisel also sports a tall back.

    Too bad the 3/8 & 1" are missing. Nice that the 5/8 & 7/8" are there.

    My accumulation has a few 3/8" chisels, but that didn't keep me...
  18. I find the angle of the bevel, the angle of...

    I find the angle of the bevel, the angle of attack and the sharpness of the edge is what makes the real difference.

    Even the opposite of a hollow grind, the convex bevel, is advocated by some and...
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    Looks like a nice set, when you have the time...

    Looks like a nice set, when you have the time could you post the sizes?

    Looks like the small one may be an eighth inch.

    jtk
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    Just my thoughts, would be to keep it as is. It...

    Just my thoughts, would be to keep it as is. It can always be refinished tomorrow, but you can never return to what it is once it is redone.

    Of course the shipping tag made me think of this.
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    For me it would include some pants with worn...

    For me it would include some pants with worn knees from begging my wife to let me get them.

    jtk
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    It is wonderful how some of the handy work we can...

    It is wonderful how some of the handy work we can do amazes our wives and makes them decide to keep us. :D

    jtk
  23. Heck pine and cedar can have splintering issues...

    Heck pine and cedar can have splintering issues fresh from the mill or kiln.

    jtk
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    You must have some good tool karma going already....

    You must have some good tool karma going already.

    Looking at the planes it appears they may be from the mid 1930s. Then doing the math he (the grandpa) may have been just starting out as a young...
  25. Joe, Welcome to the Creek. I suspect your...

    Joe,

    Welcome to the Creek. I suspect your location is north of the border since the Vancouver near me doesn't have a Lee Valley store. At least not that I know about.

    If your abrasive sheet...
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