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condeesteso

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Come on then, lets find a better one =D> =D>
A fellow forum member dropped off his vintage No 6 yesterday - for a tune up but really to show it off I suspect :lol:
Never seen one this good before, the decal is almost perfect, the paint is original and virtually 100%, the thick original varnish is still complete on knob and tote.
Can't say who it belongs to as he would probably be hit with offers or hate-mail.
I don't know how the bodies were painted, as the paint creeping onto the frog/body areas doesn't look like overspray, more like it flowed there.
Anyway, that came off, quick grind, hone, polish etc (30 primary, 35 secondary) and it works lovely - from whispers to ten thou plus screams.
I will hand it back, honest.
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I use one of similar vintage - it's a great tool
Underneath dried on grease and dust the sides had thick lacquer on them, I assume this was factory applied (and the original owner hadn't used it much)
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HA!! Lapped it too! Good on ya!

I have actually seen and handled this No.6 and if anything, Douglas is understating the beauty.

It's a time-capsule tool....and one of the very best models too!

Simply gorgeous!

Now....about those Clifton SS caps.... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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I simply love Record tools, compared to the Stanley range I think they are soooooo much better.
 

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Dangermouse":yqu8a8iw said:
I simply love Record tools, compared to the Stanley range I think they are soooooo much better.
Yeah - at pretty much any date, Record Bailey (of the time) were better than Stanley Bailey (of the time).

This theory becomes inoperable pre 1934 of courser.

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many thanks to Douglas for his tuning skills, superb job - thanks.
 

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jumps":tkcxg3o3 said:
many thanks to Douglas for his tuning skills, superb job - thanks.
Come on then Duncan....photos of gossamer shavings required, flung in mid air ala DC!

Nothing else will do! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Douglas really likes seeing that proof.... :wink: :twisted:

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Jimi

Douglas wouldn't hand it over until he had shown me the 'shavings' - strangely, once un-wound, they were all the same length (as the piece of ash in the vice...) and see through.
 

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bugbear":ndsbe2e4 said:
Dangermouse":ndsbe2e4 said:
I simply love Record tools, compared to the Stanley range I think they are soooooo much better.
Yeah - at pretty much any date, Record Bailey (of the time) were better than Stanley Bailey (of the time).

This theory becomes inoperable pre 1934 of courser.

BugBear
However there was a school of thought in the 50's/60's that they were cheap copies of Stanley. I think time has proved that incorrect.
 

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When Jim says DC (tossing thin shavings in the air and watching them float down) he does NOT mean me... David Charlesworth trick I believe, which Jim annoyingly adopted, despite me explaining at length* that it's the stock you care about, not the rubbish that comes off :wink:
Thanks Jumps for the time to play with your No6. It was an easy one to tweak a bit, as it is in such excellent original condition. A reminder just how good the old Records are.
And there was a swap anyway - Jumps turned me up a new handle for my skew (old one shot)... very nice.
UKW alive and very well down here in Kent =D>

by the way, anyone contemplating a No6 but not sure why (ha ha) it is really very good at taking loads off - plenty of mass, a really stiff blade / cap assembly etc. That is probably what it's best at and most useful for. The thin stuff is mainly for checking camber I think. (I did put a tiny camber on).
 

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Actually Douglas....I have a rather nice stopwatch marked on the dial in crayon with "dCr" points where:

dCr = Speed to decend 1 metre relative to David's video

...for each species commonly encountered.

I think it would sell.... :mrgreen: :wink:

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It's good that it's marked in crayon, shame to spoil a nice stopwatch :lol: (Is the Cr an abbreviation of crayon or something shorter?)
 

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condeesteso":aamvu2wu said:
It's good that it's marked in crayon, shame to spoil a nice stopwatch :lol: (Is the Cr an abbreviation of crayon or something shorter?)
A joke which is a mixture of radio engineering and fish licences is perhaps....a tad obscure...I must admit myself even! :mrgreen:

Jim

PS I'd quite forgotten how funny the fish licence sketch was after not having seen it for about 40 years...sheer genius! :mrgreen:
 
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