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Misc. Shop Stuff #24: Things that Arrive in the Shop

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 388 days ago 857 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 23: Reworking a Cheap F-Style Clamp Part 24 of Misc. Shop Stuff series Part 25: Saw Files »

A couple of purchases from the ‘bay panned out last week and came in the mail today: A box of New Old Stock (NOS) Stanley pulls, a 9” No. 21 SW combination square (the 7” is alongside just because, well, because they’re a set now!). From another source came a 10” Cincinnati Saw Company backsaw. This is a company name run by George Bishop in the later part of the 19th century, from what I’ve read. They all look good together, and it’s nice to have them join the shop party!

Why edge pulls? I have no idea…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive



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bluekingfisher

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#1 posted 388 days ago

Always nice to receive little goodies in the mail, I hope you put them to work and earn their place at the party

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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stefang

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#2 posted 388 days ago

Good haul Smitty.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Don W

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#3 posted 388 days ago

Nice additions.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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lysdexic

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#4 posted 388 days ago

What are edge pulls I wonder

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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JayT

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#5 posted 388 days ago

Wait, do the edge pulls have a Sweetheart logo? It doesn’t appear so. Smitty, have you progressed past the SW addiction into a full-fledged Stanley addiction?

I’m sure you will find places to put them all to good use, with stunning photos to prove it.

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#6 posted 388 days ago

JayT, you caught me in a grab for not SW-marked Stanley, but NOS Stanley in general.

The pulls look useful, and commanded the grand sum of $3 on the ‘bay. At some point, I know I’ll build something with sliding doors or whatever where a pull like these. At least I think I will. :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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terryR

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#7 posted 388 days ago

Nice haul, Smitty! Those vintage tools look great on the bench!

A man can never have too many SW’s in his shop…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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Brad

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#8 posted 388 days ago

Smitty, the handle on your 10” Cincinnati Saw Company backsaw looks similar to the one on my JH Nobel #1 backsaw. By chance is there any connection? Either way, that saw is one sweet addition to your saw nest and I look forward to seeing it in future project posts.

-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#9 posted 388 days ago

Brad, not that I’ve seen in any online resources (and they’re very sparse for Geo. Bishop saws). He worked in Cincinnati from 1882 – 1899, and it most famous (infamous?) for the two-sided / reversible Bishop’s Patent backsaw. I have one of those under a Simonds etch, for whatever reason.

Anyway, Geo. did Geo. Bishop saws as well as a couple other nameplates, plus the “Cincinnati Saw Company” line. Thick plates and rather heavy, but I liked the 16”er I have and am always on the lookout for more. The handles on either of them are pretty non-descript, I’d say. Downright plain, actually, when compared to just about any other sawline. But simple is good sometimes. Haven’t run across the name JH Nobel, but I’ll keep my eyes out now!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#10 posted 388 days ago

Found this on Nobel:

“J H Noble” was the secondary line of Richardson Bros of Newark, New Jersey who operated as a single company 1866-90, then formed an alliance with 3 other sawmakers (Wheeler, Madden &Clemson, Harvey Peace, and Woodrough & McParlin) to form “The National Saw Company” 1890-1906, which continued to market saws under the original names. Then taken over by Disston, although I don’t think Disston continued to use the “Noble” label

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Dave

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#11 posted 385 days ago

When are you going to start a Stanley museum?
Find em and save em Smitty.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#12 posted 385 days ago

Dave, you know as well as anyone that stuff in my shop is way less that ‘Museum.’ Everything must be used / usable, or it must go. :-) That said, I haven’t checked the new square for ‘square,’ and the saw is duller than Watson. We’ll see.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#13 posted 382 days ago

Congratulations on the new additions.

And as always thanks for providing fantastic photos for our viewing pleasure.

-- ~Tony

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