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    This is the catalog that came to mind when I...

    This is the catalog that came to mind when I first looked at the picture of your saw:

    http://toolemera.com/catpdf/boynton1872CAT.pdf

    It isn't exactly the same as yours.

    jtk
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    The teeth are usually set with what is called a...

    The teeth are usually set with what is called a saw wrest. Google is your friend for information on saw wrests.

    This saw seems to have a different tooth pattern than I see in other old saws. I...
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    A tight mouth comes into play more on a plane...

    A tight mouth comes into play more on a plane using a blade without a chip breaker. Especially when doing rough work the frog can be set for a wide open mouth.

    The later lever caps (type 16 and...
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    Those are nice hinges. Around here the problem...

    Those are nice hinges.

    Around here the problem is most folks do not want to pay that kind of price for a fancy box let alone the hinges.

    I guess I need to find a higher class of customer.

    jtk
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    Mike, It has been over 5 years since I posted...

    Mike,

    It has been over 5 years since I posted this:

    http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?148076-Getting-Started-With-Hand-Planes

    It is archived in the Neanderthal Wisdom/FAQs.

    As...
  6. I found it an enjoyable read. Thanks for sharing....

    I found it an enjoyable read. Thanks for sharing.

    Though I may never own a Japanese chisel, it is interesting to learn about something different than what I am using.

    jtk
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    It looks good. I am always worried that I will be...

    It looks good. I am always worried that I will be whacking my tools while swinging a board around.

    jtk
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    Yes, good pins are hard to find. That is why...

    Yes, good pins are hard to find. That is why making them out of broken drill bits, nails or whatever convenient piece of metal may be laying around the shop is the easy way out.

    jtk
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    Nice looking plane. I am curious about the...

    Nice looking plane. I am curious about the inscription on the right side.



    Mark, the link doesn't seem to have come through.

    jtk
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    Interesting and resourceful, when one lives in a...

    Interesting and resourceful, when one lives in a place where second hand stores, antique stores, flea markets and yard sales are practically littered with old wood working tools one forgets in some...
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    Interesting piece. I like the grain on the...

    Interesting piece.

    I like the grain on the drawer fronts.

    jtk
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    Howdy Denys and welcome to the Creek. There isn't...

    Howdy Denys and welcome to the Creek. There isn't a location listed in your profile, were do you call home?

    Nice work on the saw. It looks a lot better than my first attempt.

    jtk
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    That is why most who mention taking metal from...

    That is why most who mention taking metal from the back of the mouth also suggest using a frog with tape on it to guide the file.

    jtk
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    Have you tried Tremont nail? ...

    Have you tried Tremont nail?

    http://www.tremontnail.com/index.htm

    jtk
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    No experience to wit. Maybe take a plane with...

    No experience to wit.

    Maybe take a plane with you and find out before purchase if possible.

    The square bench dog holes will be easy if you cut them in to a piece of the lamination before gluing...
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    Apparently enough to motivate him in to building...

    Apparently enough to motivate him in to building a special cabinet to hold it all.

    I don't think we will see any pictures of it loaded up or in use outside of our imaginations. :(

    jtk
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    Some suggest a slight bevel be added if the front...

    Some suggest a slight bevel be added if the front of the mouth is filed. The purpose is to help clear shavings.

    The bevel slope would be the opposite of the slope of the frog. Tight at the bottom,...
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    Removing from the front of the mouth is easier....

    Removing from the front of the mouth is easier. After mulling this over time and time again, it is difficult to perceive any advantage to removing metal from the front versus the rear of the mouth....
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    Of all my planes it seems the #6s have the...

    Of all my planes it seems the #6s have the tightest mouths. Even a Stanley blade is a bit tight in one of them.

    jtk
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    It even lightens those dark rosewood handles....

    It even lightens those dark rosewood handles. :eek:

    jtk
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    I am very careful about where I put things. I am...

    I am very careful about where I put things. I am even more careful about moving something from one place where it has been stored to another "better place". It seems every time something is moved to...
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    1/32" is a lot of material from the mouth of a...

    1/32" is a lot of material from the mouth of a plane. That might be a good amount to remove if this is to become a dedicated scrub plane. I would remove a little, check, repeat as necessary. More...
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    But George, some of us have as much of a...

    But George, some of us have as much of a sharpening fetish as we do about the sharpness itself. Washing in hot water gives us another reason to bring out our sharpening equipment. :eek::D

    Though I...
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    Very impressive work. For some reason an old...

    Very impressive work.

    For some reason an old Beatles song "Eight Days a Week" keeps playing in my head.

    jtk
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    My plan has been to include a tool well whenever...

    My plan has been to include a tool well whenever I get around to building a bench. Part of what I think will make it work for me is my propensity to put tools away. Some times an accumulation of...
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