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Misc. Shop Stuff #54: Whatsit??

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 11-04-2016 06:27 PM 1019 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The title says it all: what is this thing? Obviously not complete, but appears factory made.

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



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#1 posted 11-04-2016 06:30 PM

...?

-- ~Tony

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#2 posted 11-04-2016 06:36 PM

Hmmm … no idea; BUT the handle is definitely quarter-sawn Albizia, grown of an easterly facing slope in partial shade and was fell in late September, for sure! LOL!!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#3 posted 11-04-2016 07:06 PM

I’m pretty sure that is a saw set. And I think it just may be complete.

Take a look at this page, about a third of the way down.

-- I am not much of a woodworker, but I'm great at making sawdust! -- Jeff

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#4 posted 11-04-2016 07:30 PM

I was thinking saw wrest as well

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#5 posted 11-04-2016 07:34 PM

Holy cow!

That sure looks like it.

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

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#6 posted 11-04-2016 07:44 PM

Can I change my answer?

A Stillman Saw Set (Patent 1848) … BUT the handle is definitely quarter-sawn Albizia, grown of an easterly facing slope in partial shade and was fell in late September, for sure! LOL!!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#7 posted 11-04-2016 09:23 PM

Let the record show Ron’s revised answer…

Cool little device that a friend gave me today. He found it in a house he was cleaning out. Consider it a tool saved from landfill. Thanks for the ID, Jeff!

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

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#8 posted 11-04-2016 09:27 PM

Sorry I’m late to the saw set party!

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#9 posted 11-04-2016 09:28 PM

But I brought beer!

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#10 posted 11-04-2016 10:31 PM

Someday we should all get together and drink Don’s beer!

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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#11 posted 11-04-2016 10:53 PM



Someday we should all get together and drink Don s beer!

- Combo Prof

Say half-way in Eqypt, Indiana?

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#12 posted 11-04-2016 11:27 PM

Well, if I’m bringing the beer, somebody else is bringing the bourbon!!

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#13 posted 11-04-2016 11:56 PM

gotcha covered, Black Barrel Tequila too!

Smitty when will you have the in-use video ready? :-)

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#14 posted 11-05-2016 12:27 AM

That is cool Smitty. So do you put the tooth under the star shaped portion and the thumb screw on the end is to adjust the amount of set?

Edit: Is there a name and a patent date?

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#15 posted 11-05-2016 06:15 AM

Oh, it would be a wonderful event to have LJ buddies under one tent, drinking beer or tequila or bourbon… Good folks, and it would be good times.

Duck, yes, that is my understanding. The star wheel accommodates various plate thicknesses and the end thumbscrew bumps into the sawplate when you’ve gone too far (far enough?). The other thumbscrew adds kentucky windage to the star wheel’s measure of thickness. And there’s absolutely no hint of name or patent date on my example.

I can make Indiana, no problem.

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

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