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232452 Ed Minch <ruby@m...> 2012‑08‑15 nib again
GG

Was killing time in a book store and picked up a copy of "Wood"
magazine. Found a picture of the tip of a saw with a nib and had to
read on. They asked why the nib was there and printed several
readers' answers.

They included the old standby that it was there to help tie on a blade
guard, but also something as crazy as a guy recounting how his
grandfather had sharpened it and showed him he could cut a 16d nail with
it (huh?). One guy said it was used in a jig during manufacturing, but
didn't say what they used once the nib was gone, or that saws had the
nib before mechanization. The one I like though was the story that if
the saw failed any inspection during manufacturing, the nib was broken
off. I have several saws etched "defective" on the blade and stamped "D"
on the handle, but none are old enough to have had a nib, so I can't
confirm this.

Ed Minch

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232483 "Cliff Rohrabacher Esq." <rohrabacher@e...> 2012‑08‑16 Re: nib again
I thought I already answered this.

The nib is for launching rubber bands at people trying to steal the 
trade by watching the craftsman.

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232497 Brian Rytel <brian.rytel@g...> 2012‑08‑16 Re: nib again
http://zengrain.com/can-o-nibs/

Cliff, it's been entered.

Mike, thanls's for expanding the idea.

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

On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 2:33 PM, Mick Dowling
 wrote:
> GGs
>
> Hadn't heard this one before. Another to be added to Brian's Can-O-Nibs.
>
>
> Mick Dowling
> Melbourne
> Member, Hand Tool Preservation Association of Australia Inc.
>
>
>
> On 17/08/12 1:44 AM, "Cliff Rohrabacher"  wrote:
>
>> I thought I already answered this.
>>
>> The nib is for launching rubber bands at people trying to steal the
>> trade by watching the craftsman.
>
>
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232495 Mick Dowling <spacelysprocket@b...> 2012‑08‑17 Re: nib again
GGs

Hadn't heard this one before. Another to be added to Brian's Can-O-Nibs.

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

On 17/08/12 1:44 AM, "Cliff Rohrabacher"  wrote:

> I thought I already answered this.
> 
> The nib is for launching rubber bands at people trying to steal the
> trade by watching the craftsman.

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