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267628 John Ruth <johnrruth@h...> 2019‑01‑12 Re: Using Old Tools
GG’s

Jacks?  Minimum 2, one set fine and one with the mouth set “rank” with extra
camber on the blade.  Probably also need one extra-wide like a 5-1/2 and a
narrower one like a 5-1/4.

Then there’s blade pitch.  You’ll need another With 50 Degree York Pitch, and
another with 55 Degree Middle Pitch. ( See Lie-Nielsen https://www.lie-nielsen.com/nodes/4132
/high-angle-frogs )

Don’t forget that you might need a low-angle, bevel-up version too...

Then of course if you want to actually “collect” them, you’ll “need” one of each
Stanley type, perhaps also examples from each major maker. (Don’t miss out on
the Sargent Auto-Set version! ). To fill out the collection, you’ll need
Transitionals and Woodies, the latter both as “flush deckers” and razees, each
with open and closed totes.

(I just added to the OLDTOOLS vernacular by borrowing the naval term “flush
decker” to describe a non-razee woodie.  This was fair game because razee is
itself a naval term. )

Whatever you do, don’t line them up all together, because that makes it too easy
for your wife to count them!

John Ruth
Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 12, 2019, at 7:06 AM, "yorkshireman@y...<mailto:yorkshireman@y...>"
mailto:yorkshireman@y...>> wrote:

Tony is pulling our legs with

..   Have I mentioned that I need a 5th jack plane…

Five?  Can any of us REALLY get by with only 5 jack planes?  If I didnt know
better, I’d think you’re new here.


Anyway - we all know they don’t like to be counted.


Richard Wilson
with an unknown number of jack planes which is a bigger number than 1



On 11 Jan 2019, at 22:40, Tony Zaffuto m
ailto:tzmti@c...>> wrote:

Been there, still doing that!  Have I mentioned that I need a 5th jack plane?
When do you stop buying 1/2" width chisels?  How many more Washita's do I need?

How many parking spaces are left down by the river?

T.

Anthony M. Zaffuto, President
Metaltech, Inc.
3547 Watson, Hwy.
DuBois, PA
(814) 375-9399

On Jan 11, 2019, at 4:58 PM, Matt Cooper
> wrote:

Well said. It seems I spend more time working on my finds than working wood
sometimes.
Thanks



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S8.


-------- Original message --------
From: Chuck Taylor via OldTools ma
ilto:oldtools@s...>>
Date: 1/11/19 10:05 (GMT-05:00)
To: OldTools List mailto:oldtools@
s...>>
Subject: [OldTools] Using Old Tools

Gracious and Gentle Galoots,

I was looking at an article in old Fine Woodworking collection, "Fine
Woodworking on Planes and Chisels", last night, and I would like to share a
paragraph that spoke to me. It was written by Harry Moos:

"Just a few more strokes on the oilstone and the blade is finished. I look at
its edge against the light and there is no reflection. I reassemble the plane
and run it over a long piece of pine. The first shaving is too thick. Another
adjustment, and then a paper-thin shaving curls away down the length of the
board. I make another half-dozen passes before I blow away the bits of wood
clinging to the blade, wipe away the fingerprints with an oily cloth, and place
the plane on the shelf that I have reserved for it. This once dirty, dull, and
rusted piece of iron from a flea market has become a polished, sharpened beauty,
ready to take its place among my other old tools. At times like this, I honestly
don't know if I love the tools because they enable me to work wood, of if I work
with wood because it gives me a good reason to collect these fine old tools."

I thought some of the rest of you might also enjoy reading these words.

Chuck Taylor
north of Seattle
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