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817 days ago

Okay, So i went to the flea market this past weekend, and found this guy. At first glance I thought it had a small hairline in the knob, but after closer examination, I discovered it was supposed to be that way. Anyone ever seen this before?

The patina is consistant with the handle and the rest of the tool. Blade is a nice old Shweethart iron about half left.
Thanks!


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chrisstef

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#1 posted 817 days ago

Ive seen em split before and even split darn straight but im not sure that it was ever intentional. In any case a little CA glue and itll be as good as new.

Welcome to the gang fumeguy.

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#2 posted 817 days ago

THanks for the welcome!
I guess split might have been the wrong word… it actually looks like they’ve been milled

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#3 posted 817 days ago

Here’s a shot of them together

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#4 posted 817 days ago

^that’s really cool! I’ve never seen that before and I’ve busted a lot of knobs:)

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#5 posted 817 days ago

Musta been an original glue line?

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#6 posted 817 days ago

Original , definitely original . It was designed that way. Alistair

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#7 posted 817 days ago

Yes, they are rare, but I have seen them before.
Here’s another:

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#8 posted 817 days ago

It’s really pretty clever. I thought they just turned and drilled them like the rest of us suckers:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#9 posted 817 days ago

well how do ya like that …. i had no idea. I might have one of the same vintage.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#10 posted 816 days ago

I haven’t seen one glued like that either. Nice looking #5.

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#11 posted 816 days ago

Thanks!
Does anyone have a good link to sharpening cambered Irons? I have some dmts that are great for straight, but i need something idiot proof for cambered. This guy is cambered, and if I decide to keep it, i’m going to keep the camber going and use it as a jack.
thanks again!

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#12 posted 816 days ago

Stumpy Nubs has a feature on his site about building a cambering jig. Might wanna look it up.
Bill

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#13 posted 816 days ago

One can also look up the Roy Underhill/ chris Schwarz episode of The Woodwright’s Shop, where they discuss planes. The Schwarz just used free-hand, a couple of Arkansas stones and some oil. He did “figure “8”s on each stone, then flattened the back.

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#14 posted 816 days ago

Probably either way to stretch costly rosewood, or a short
lived experiment in making better knobs.

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#15 posted 815 days ago

I’m wondering if that was just to avoid waste.

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