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Any idea what this is?

by BoardCop
posted 05-04-2015 02:27 PM


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Bill White

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#1 posted 05-04-2015 02:34 PM

As they would say on “Car Talk”, you’ve stumped this chump. More pics from several angles please.
Bill

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ToddJB

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#2 posted 05-04-2015 02:35 PM

It’s a jig to hold a file for jointing the teeth of a hand saw.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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BoardCop

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#3 posted 05-04-2015 03:00 PM

Oh okay. Thank you very much! Had no idea such a thing existed.

-- Angie, If dogs don't go to heaven, then when I die I want to go where they go!

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#4 posted 05-05-2015 03:42 AM

It is specifically used for filing crosscut saws.

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#5 posted 05-05-2015 12:54 PM

BoardCop-
In the “Joys of Rust Hunting” post #697 in the forth photo at the lower left hand corner there are a few different jointers pictured. ToddJB above gets the use right. It can be used for jointing saws (both x-cut and rip) and scraper blades. I’ve even heard of them being used for ice skates. Used with a file it gives an edge that is 90 degrees to the face of a tool.
chuck

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#6 posted 05-05-2015 12:58 PM

I haven’t run across one of these before.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 05-05-2015 01:04 PM

Yep, not limited to use on crosscuts only.

Another type of the same tool is referred to as a Clamshell Jointer.

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

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 05-05-2015 01:17 PM

Y’all are an absolute fountain of knowledge!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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BoardCop

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#9 posted 05-05-2015 02:41 PM

Thanks you all!! I found all kinds of treasures in these boxes! I think every brand of plane ever made but only a few sizes! Lol

-- Angie, If dogs don't go to heaven, then when I die I want to go where they go!

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#10 posted 05-05-2015 06:30 PM

Gotta see pictures, Angie! We like pictures.

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

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#11 posted 05-05-2015 07:38 PM

Here’s some pics. I’ve got more but they’re taking a while to upload. I need to find some parts for a couple of Stanley’s

-- Angie, If dogs don't go to heaven, then when I die I want to go where they go!

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#12 posted 05-05-2015 07:48 PM

Holy cow, what a haul!

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

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#13 posted 05-05-2015 08:00 PM

My goodness….

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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exelectrician

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#14 posted 05-05-2015 08:09 PM

Looks like gravity is a problem with where you live, no need for tool holders, just put the tools down on the wall or ceiling and that’s where that stay, pretty cool.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#15 posted 05-05-2015 08:14 PM

Lol!! I have no idea why the pics are upside down!!

-- Angie, If dogs don't go to heaven, then when I die I want to go where they go!

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theoldfart

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#16 posted 05-05-2015 09:34 PM

Gonna throw a little cold watery on the joiner theory, pretty sure it is a raker gauge for cross cut saws. Some of the type gauge also have the ability to join the teeth but the main purpose is to set the rake.

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

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#17 posted 05-05-2015 09:41 PM

Cows cut? :-)

So flat sets rake of only cows cut, not rip? Rip is not raked?

I’m such a nube on the non-clamshell stuff, it seems.

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

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#18 posted 05-05-2015 09:43 PM

Dang! I sure missed that one. I’d seen one in the past, but didn’t recognized it.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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theoldfart

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#19 posted 05-05-2015 09:51 PM

all right, all right! spell checker got me :-(
Look here in Jon Zimmers site. Go down the page to the “Raker Gauges and Setting Kits section”.

Only reason I know about these is I found one for a buck at a flea market and just had to research it. Mine is an E C Stearns.

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

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