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276077 Michael Blair <branson2@s...> 2022‑08‑06 Re: The man in the pub.
"2) Cast iron gonna get kinda fragile in long sizes. You're only gonna
drop it once!"

Since long jointers are not held and moved, but stand in a fixed
position in a cooper's shop, you'll be hard pressed to drop one. Most
are wooden,but cast iron example do exist. 


"Made by Briggs in Burton-on-Trent, a town made famous by it's

It is 5' 8" long and has a cutting width of 3". The iron is by Fearns of
Sheffield."  The stand is also cast iron. 

In my coopering files there's a photo of another, French as I recall. 
Wood cooper's jointers are often as long as 6 feet, sometimes longer
still.  Mine's a baby at 4 1/2 feet, a D.R. Barton, with a blade set at
25 degrees.  A joy to use. 

Mike in Woodland

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