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Old 12-08-2018, 12:07 PM   #41
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Yup, sharp hand tools...Old school and in Mr. L_t's case old TOOLS.



I've been working, a bit, on axes and hand saws. Nothing terribly old (50's and 60's vintage) but things that I have found at the back of the tool shed or in a box somewhere.


Mr. PM. You mention sharpening. That's something I'm going to have to practice. I'm not satisfied with the saws I've done so far. They're a LOT better than when I started but still don't perform the way I'd like.
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Old 12-08-2018, 12:28 PM   #42
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Thanks I didn’t know about these guys either . Most sights are just for looking and not buying . I just sold most of my power tools . They were old and heavy and in mybasement shop. 13” Rockwell planner , 14” Rockwell band saw and 8” powermatic jointer . I’m down to just table saw , drill press and some hand power tools. I’ve been thinking on some old hand tools. I’m not sure if I’m disciplined enough to keep them sharp .
Marty, I wouldn't expect you to know about them because they are a New England mom and pop type biz. BTW, their power tools are over priced IMHO.They are great for hand tools,especially woodworkers stuff. Lots of old hand planes,Diston saws etc. The "store" is an old house.
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I also have an old wooden fillister plane that I need to renovate. The wooden body is in good shape but the forward lateral cutter blade is missing as well the sole mounter lateral fence. Will make a new fence with a scrap piece of maple or birch and will use a piece of hacksaw blade that I will sharpen for the cutter.
Did I say that I love old tools?

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Those of you who have been to Europe, may have noticed grey, silvery roofing material made of zinc. Those were sheets of 225 x 100 cm. As a roofer apprentice in Amsterdam, the Netherlands back in 1962, I used such a torch to heat the soldering irons as stated above. And yes, it had to be preheated and pumped The large sheets of zinc were soldered together at the narrow ends. We used white gas if I recall correctly. Those devices were quite effective and efficient. My stingy boss never allowed us to convert to propane which was also available.
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Just a few things I've been working on. The saws and axes were very rusty.





New handles for the axes.
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Greetings,
Yup, sharp hand tools...Old school and in Mr. L_t's case old TOOLS.



I've been working, a bit, on axes and hand saws. Nothing terribly old (50's and 60's vintage)...
I`ve an axe from that vintage. 2 new heads and 3 new handles but it`s a great old axe.
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Mr. BK. I hear ya' but not quite. Same heads but the handles are mostly for show. Wrong wood and not the best profile but it's what I had handy.
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Mr. BK. I hear ya' but not quite. Same heads but the handles are mostly for show. Wrong wood and not the best profile but it's what I had handy.
Not sure why but I am not able to see the picture you posted.

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Here is the fillister plane I am renovating. Did the sole edge guide last Sunday. Tested a front cutter blade made from an hacksaw blade (in blue) but it is too flexible, I need to make another one from thicker iron. The blade is old but honed it razor sharp and it is cutting very nicely even in hard wood.

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Greetings,
Mr. L_t. You probably want tool steel or spring steel for the blade. Thicker? How about a Sawz-all blade. They should be 2X to 3X as thick as a hacksaw blade. Maybe a piece of file? You may have to re-temper after shaping.
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Power hacksaw blades work well and make good knife blades.
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As xmas never really ends here are my two recent toys that I just finished to clean and tune up. They will get a central place in my new to build hand tools cabinet!

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