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Forum topic by Bill White posted 06-14-2015 02:54 PM 594 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bill White

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06-14-2015 02:54 PM

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I have just finished the resto on the above mentioned tool that fits a bit brace. Now, I need to figger out how to use the darned thing properly.
Any of you Jocks know where I might find a vid on the set up and use?
Stearns went out of business in 1907, so this puppy is quite old. It was in relatively good shape for its years.
Soda blasted, degreased, painted, sharpened the cutter (which was made from a file), surfaced the bearing faces.
Any help would be appreciated since I don’t wanna just look at this neander tool.
Bill

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 06-14-2015 05:20 PM

Used with a pointer. Decent vid here.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IVxo4qxq8jc

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#2 posted 06-14-2015 05:42 PM

Ah HAH! Now all I’ve got to do is find a pointer.
Thank you my friend.
Bill

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#3 posted 06-14-2015 07:06 PM

Google “spoke pointer”. Several sources to choose from. It turned up a set of the Stearns auger and matching Stearns spoke pointer that sold on eBay for $22.50. Looked to be in great shape. Who knew? I would have topped that bid and I don’t even need one.

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#4 posted 06-14-2015 09:13 PM

Never seen one before, but what a time saving tool set

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 06-15-2015 02:40 AM


I have just finished the resto on the above mentioned tool that fits a bit brace.
- Bill White

Pictures or it didn’t happen. Rules are rules. Nice find though, one of these is on my short list to find in the wild.

The set with the pointer is more convenient, but you can obviously do the same work to prep the piece with a chisel or drawknife.

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