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231320 "Frank Sronce" <dilloworks@s...> 2012‑06‑28 Re: When one nib isn't enough.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mick Dowling" 

> GGs
>
> Sometimes one nib clearly wasn't enough.
>
> http://www.jimbodetools.com/Beyond-Belief-SORBY-London-Spring-Quadruple-Meda
> llion-Double-Nib-28-Inch-Hand-Saw-p25797.html
>
> Now why would you need 2?

Mick,

I would think it is obvious.  The double nib would be twice as effective 
as a single nib would be - for its primary purpose.  Now, if I could 
just remember what the primary purpose of the nib was.

I'm sure I could find out if I had time to look in the archives.  I seem 
to remember that nibs were discussed at least once before.

Frank Sronce (Fort Worth Armadillo Works)

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231321 Sgt42RHR@a... 2012‑06‑28 Re: When one nib isn't enough.
Perhaps this is one vote for the Nib As Decoration Theory?
 
J~
 
John M. Johnston
"There is a fine line between hobby and mental  illness." Dave Barry  

 
In a message dated 6/28/2012 6:01:25 A.M. Central Daylight Time,  
spacelysprocket@b... writes:

http://www.jimbodetools.com/Beyond-Belief-SORBY-London-Spring-Quadruple-Meda
llion-Double-Nib-28-Inch-Hand-Saw-p25797.html

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231322 "Cliff Rohrabacher Esq." <rohrabacher@e...> 2012‑06‑28 Re: When one nib isn't enough.
On 6/28/2012 7:01 AM, Mick Dowling wrote:
> http://www.jimbodetools.com/Beyond-Belief-SORBY-London-Spring-Quadruple-Meda
> llion-Double-Nib-28-Inch-Hand-Saw-p25797.html
And it is left handed too.

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231332 Brian Rytel <brian.rytel@g...> 2012‑06‑28 Re: When one nib isn't enough.
Did someone just file a new nib farther up the blade to make this unique?
The two nibs are quite different sizes and shapes.
On Jun 28, 2012 6:03 AM, "Cliff Rohrabacher Esq." <
rohrabacher@e...> wrote:

> On 6/28/2012 7:01 AM, Mick Dowling wrote:
>
>> http://www.jimbodetools.com/**Beyond-Belief-SORBY-London-**
>> >> Spring-Quadruple-Meda
>> llion-Double-Nib-28-Inch-Hand-**Saw-p25797.html
>>
> And it is left handed too.
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231344 Van Hudson <van.hudson@y...> 2012‑06‑28 Re: When one nib isn't enough.
I'm thinking the nibs make perfect hold down attachments using cord or
string to fasten it inside some traveling carpenters tool box to keep
the teeth from getting banged around on less than perfect roads. The
cuts in upper portion of handle are used to tie down the opposite end.
Just a guess though.

=A0 Van Hudson 706-318-4167



________________________________
 From: William Ghio  To: Wesley Groot
 
Cc: Galoots  Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2012 4:30 PM
    Subject: Re: [OldTools] When one nib isn't enough.


On Jun 28, 2012, at 3:36 PM, Wesley Groot wrote:

> Why? I still believe that the nib was used to help locate the blade in
> a jig during some point in the manufacturing process. Two nibs might
> be handy if you want to locate the saw an inch fore or aft? Just a
> guess. What do you other people think the nib is for? Duck. Run. Hide.

I found this saw hanging as a decoration in an Olive Oil sales room at
an Italian farm. I took the pic because I thot it offered definitive
proof of the function of a saw nib, and it certainly was not
registration in a jig.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77280442@N.../7462745228/in/set-
72157630332671258/

Bill
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231336 Wesley Groot <wesg@g...> 2012‑06‑28 Re: When one nib isn't enough.
Mick, I have a 4-"Roo"-Medallion Sorby rip saw with two nibs as well.

Take a gander: http://galootapalooza.org/Roosaw.htm

Why? I still believe that the nib was used to help locate the blade in a
jig during some point in the manufacturing process. Two nibs might be
handy if you want to locate the saw an inch fore or aft? Just a guess.
What do you other people think the nib is for? Duck. Run. Hide.

Cheers, Wes

On Jun 28, 2012, at 6:01 AM, Mick Dowling wrote:

> GGs
>> >> Sometimes one nib clearly wasn't enough. http://www.jimbodetools.com/Beyon
d-Belief-SORBY-London-Spring-
>> Quadruple-Meda
> llion-Double-Nib-28-Inch-Hand-Saw-p25797.html
>> Now why would you need 2? Mick Dowling
> Melbourne Member, Hand Tool Preservation Association of Australia Inc.
>
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231352 Brian Rytel <brian.rytel@g...> 2012‑06‑28 Re: When one nib isn't enough.
Can we adopt a new phrase: Don't open that "can of nibs".

Brian J.M. Rytel brian.rytel@g...

On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 2:11 PM, Mick Dowling
 wrote:
> Frank
>
> Twice as decorative.
>
> Thought this subject might get a few nibbles.
>
> Mick Dowling Melbourne Member, Hand Tool Preservation Association of
> Australia Inc.
>
>
>
>
> On 28/06/12 9:42 PM, "Frank Sronce"  wrote:
>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mick Dowling"
>> 
>>
>>> GGs
>>>
>>> Sometimes one nib clearly wasn't enough.
>>>
>>> http://www.jimbodetools.com/Beyond-Belief-SORBY-London-Spring-
>>> Quadruple-Meda llion-Double-Nib-28-Inch-Hand-Saw-p25797.html
>>>
>>> Now why would you need 2?
>>
>> Mick,
>>
>> I would think it is obvious. =A0The double nib would be twice as
>> effective as a single nib would be - for its primary purpose. =A0Now,
>> if I could just remember what the primary purpose of the nib was.
>>
>> I'm sure I could find out if I had time to look in the archives. =A0I
>> seem to remember that nibs were discussed at least once before.
>>
>> Frank Sronce (Fort Worth Armadillo Works)
>>
>
>
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231339 William Ghio <bghio@m...> 2012‑06‑28 Re: When one nib isn't enough.
On Jun 28, 2012, at 3:36 PM, Wesley Groot wrote:

> > Why? I still believe that the nib was used to help locate the blade in a jig
 during some point in the manufacturing process. Two nibs might be handy if you 
want to locate the saw an inch fore or aft?
> Just a guess. What do you other people think the nib is for?
> Duck. Run. Hide.

I found this saw hanging as a decoration in an Olive Oil sales room at an Italia
n farm. I took the pic because I thot it offered definitive proof of the functio
n of a saw nib, and it certainly was not registration in a jig.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77280442@N.../7462745228/in/set-72157630332671258/

Bill
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231341 Ed Minch <ruby@m...> 2012‑06‑28 Re: When one nib isn't enough.
And what would that be?? Hooking Abbot and Costello off the stage?

On Jun 28, 2012, at 4:30 PM, William Ghio wrote:

>  I took the pic because I thot it offered definitive proof of the
>  function of a saw nib

Ed Minch

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231343 Tom Dugan <tom_dugan@h...> 2012‑06‑28 RE: When one nib isn't enough.
Clearly=2C it's for opening beer cans. The old style kind=2C of
course. -T

> Subject: Re: [OldTools] When one nib isn't enough. From: ruby@m...
> Date: Thu=2C 28 Jun 2012 16:46:36 -0400 To: bghio@m...
> CC: oldtools@r...
>> And what would that be?? Hooking Abbot and Costello off the stage?
>>> On Jun 28=2C 2012=2C at 4:30 PM=2C William Ghio wrote:
>> > I took the pic because I thot it offered definitive proof of the
>> > function of a saw nib
>> Ed Minch
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231319 Mick Dowling <spacelysprocket@b...> 2012‑06‑28 When one nib isn't enough.
GGs

Sometimes one nib clearly wasn't enough.

http://www.jimbodetools.com/Beyond-Belief-SORBY-London-Spring-Quadruple-Meda
llion-Double-Nib-28-Inch-Hand-Saw-p25797.html

Now why would you need 2?

Mick Dowling
Melbourne
Member, Hand Tool Preservation Association of Australia Inc.

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231346 Mick Dowling <spacelysprocket@b...> 2012‑06‑29 Re: When one nib isn't enough.
Frank

Twice as decorative.

Thought this subject might get a few nibbles.

Mick Dowling
Melbourne
Member, Hand Tool Preservation Association of Australia Inc.

On 28/06/12 9:42 PM, "Frank Sronce"  wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mick Dowling" 
> 
>> GGs
>> 
>> Sometimes one nib clearly wasn't enough.
>> 
>> http://www.jimbodetools.com/Beyond-Belief-SORBY-London-Spring-Quadruple-Meda
>> llion-Double-Nib-28-Inch-Hand-Saw-p25797.html
>> 
>> Now why would you need 2?
> 
> Mick,
> 
> I would think it is obvious.  The double nib would be twice as effective
> as a single nib would be - for its primary purpose.  Now, if I could
> just remember what the primary purpose of the nib was.
> 
> I'm sure I could find out if I had time to look in the archives.  I seem
> to remember that nibs were discussed at least once before.
> 
> Frank Sronce (Fort Worth Armadillo Works)
> 

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231367 Ed Minch <ruby@m...> 2012‑06‑29 Re: When one nib isn't enough.
How about a "murder of chisels"  - just ask Dr. D8.

On Jun 29, 2012, at 1:36 PM, Brian Rytel wrote:

> We might want to adopt "can o' bevels" while we're at it.

Ed Minch

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231365 Peter <p-j-h@w...> 2012‑06‑30 Re: When one nib isn't enough.
Ahem,

Dear Galoots,

Never mind the width - check out the quality.

There are a number of artisans subscribing to this listwho create, by
hand, their own tools, with their own stampof individuality. They are
well know and need not be named.

Their work, albeit a works of art in their own right, because of their
hand made nature, are rarely duplicate-able precisely andare thus simple
to distinguish one from its brother, as distinctfrom machine
manufactured tools - intricate as they may be.

The nibs exposed on the saw in question - to me anyways - shows a
rudimentary one off filing of a perfectly good blade intowhat some-one
now represents as something special.Something which in my mind is what
it is, nothing morethan ornamental, and not very good at that.=C2=A0 My
conclusion is derived from the quality of the filing, andthe poor
uniformity of the dual nibs and landing to the toeleaves me thinking
that it just as well may have been painted to realise the same value.

The niggling question is: By Whom, When and Why?

Is there any proof that it was in fact a factory issue?

PeterH in Perth

p.s. A challenge to our artisan list dwellers: Enhance an otherwise
     perfectly good sawblade ofgood or dubious pedigree and provenance.
     Suggestions: Embellish the blade with artistic holes - swirly,
     slanted,tear shaped. Grind caricatures such as dolphins,
     humpbackwhale or grissly bear where otherwise the nibs might
     be.Grind hooked nibs which "would" allow a cord to hang from it.
     Never mind past history, Create the new! Show you stuff!

What say ye! The gauntlet is down!

:^)

=C2=A0------------------------

'Can o' nibs'. Wish I'd thought of that. Congrudgulations.

Mick Dowling Melbourne Member, Hand Tool Preservation Association of
Australia Inc.

>  wrote:
>> Frank
>>>> Twice as decorative. Thought this subject might get a few nibbles.
>>>> Mick Dowling
>> Melbourne Member, Hand Tool Preservation Association of
>> Australia Inc.
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