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    Um, it's a Stanley, made in England - what more do you need to know? :D I don't know if was ever dignified with a model number in the...
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    IWW replied to the thread Tool identification.
    Yep, that's a number used by the Ohio Tool Co., though they also used a more 'conventional' numbering system as well for some of their...
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    IWW replied to the thread Paring Chisels May Break Me.
    David, I have tried to research the New Haven Edge tool Co., but can find precious little info on line. It seems they were a company...
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    IWW replied to the thread Paring Chisels May Break Me.
    I do love a good paring chisel! I have neither the patience nor skills to make anything like yours, David, but I was lucky to acquire...
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    IWW replied to the thread Unusual 30 degree bedrock frog?.
    I presume by "frog" you are talking about the wedge-shaped moveable part that sits on a sloped ramp? The angle of the wedge has to be...
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    IWW replied to the thread Shall I continue lapping this sole ?.
    Is that a #7 or a 6? In any case, it's a big'un and you are up for a bit lot of work getting it flat, by the looks of where it's at now...
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    IWW replied to the thread Norris a5.
    In a word, Pete, 'low'. I've got two Veritas low-angle jobs and my only real beef is with their adjusters. Both mine are last-century...
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    IWW replied to the thread Norris a5.
    Tom, I most definitely do NOT favour the Norris adjuster! Clever as it is, it has fatal flaws, imo. To alleviate the insensitivity of...
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    Could be useful in some patternmaking tasks, too. The nose looks quite fragile, so whoever made & used it (it does look well-used) was...
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    Good to read that even someone of your ability & experience can make bloopers, C.R., I can boast I'm in the best company, now... :) I...
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    IWW replied to the thread Norris a5.
    I've got an A5. I could make a sketch with the main dimensions, and trace the sole profile on some 5mm grid paper. That should get you...
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    IWW replied to the thread Looking for a shoulder plane....
    Yep, that's the way I wuz taught, too, & I still finesse tenon shoulders & the like that way if they are less than 75mm or so wide. A...
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    IWW replied to the thread Looking for a shoulder plane....
    Somewhat reluctantly, I confess that I own 3 shoulder planes and a bull-nosed rebate. They are good tools & work very well but these...
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    Yes indeedy. This fact is frequently overlooked in the many instructions on fettling Bailey type planes. If everything is original &...
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    It does a bit more than that, Ian. It's very much an integral part of the depth adjuster system, and its dimensions are calculated...
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