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  0 Thread: Disston 3D Saw Vise
Post: RE: Disston 3D Saw Vise

It looks to me, from those two catalog pages, like the "D" designation was included when the vise had that gizmotic filing guide attached.  Note that there's a No. 2 vise, and a D-2 vise, the big diff...
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 39 1,078 Less than 1 minute ago
  Tongue Thread: Disston 3D Saw Vise
Post: RE: Disston 3D Saw Vise

Incidentally, Disston seems to have called these "D-3" vises, at least in 1932, as evidenced by this catalog page from that year (thoughtfully posted by someone on an Australian forum): I will gran...
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 39 1,078 Today, 08:13 AM
  0 Thread: Disston 3D Saw Vise
Post: RE: Disston 3D Saw Vise

Thanks.  I have the big ones, inherited from my uncle; and the small ones would be a luxury acquisition.  I'll keep hoping to stumble over some of the little ones at an estate sale. I like the 85 ser...
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 39 1,078 05-14-2022, 10:27 AM
  Video Thread: WTB thumb screw for Stanley 70 box scraper
Post: RE: WTB thumb screw for Stanley 70 box scraper

What's the thread size/pitch?   Is it a common modern standard size? You realize, I trust, that you've got the handle on the wrong side of the tool.
Bill_Houghton Tool Swap N' Sell 4 167 05-12-2022, 05:24 PM
  0 Thread: Disston 3D Saw Vise
Post: RE: Disston 3D Saw Vise

Alan, I have a 3D vise, and don't think I need two; but thanks. Now, if you had a pair of Starrett 85A or 85C dividers lying around, not being useful...then we should talk.
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 39 1,078 05-12-2022, 11:27 AM
  Thumbs Up Thread: Disston 3D Saw Vise
Post: RE: Disston 3D Saw Vise

I can't scan it, because the binding technique that Popular Mechanics used isn't amenable to flattening the pages for scanning; but I'm reading through prewar editions of the Pop Mechanics' Shopnotes,...
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 39 1,078 05-11-2022, 06:04 PM
  0 Thread: Disston 3D Saw Vise
Post: RE: Disston 3D Saw Vise

Would magnets on a saw vise wind up collecting filing swarf?
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 39 1,078 05-11-2022, 09:08 AM
  0 Thread: Record plane parts source?
Post: RE: Record plane parts source?

I got the answer from a helpful member on Woodworking Australia's forums: 3/16 x 24 BSW, which I can likely retap to American standard #10-24.
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 7 305 05-08-2022, 10:36 PM
  0 Thread: Gage Tool Co. planes - where to find catalogs?
Post: RE: Gage Tool Co. planes - where to find catalogs?

Thanks, Admiral and Jim.  That publications library is a touch overwhelming; I'll need to spend more time diving in there. This came to me as part of a box lot; I doubt I'll keep it.
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 3 170 05-08-2022, 04:22 PM
  0 Thread: Gage Tool Co. planes - where to find catalogs?
Post: Gage Tool Co. planes - where to find catalogs?

I recently picked up a Gage Tool self-setting plane with an odd front "knob" that's actually a vertical metal post, looking slightly like a bathroom sink faucet handle repurposed.  It's probably a rep...
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 3 170 05-08-2022, 09:11 AM
  0 Thread: Record plane parts source?
Post: RE: Record plane parts source?

I was playing around with the plane in the shop last night, trying to figure out what the size and pitch are for the depth stop clamping screw.  It's not a #10 (fine threads, but too small for #10, to...
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 7 305 05-07-2022, 10:16 AM
  0 Thread: WTB: depth stop for Record 778 rabbet plane
Post: WTB: depth stop for Record 778 rabbet plane

and the thumb screw that retains it.
Bill_Houghton Tool Swap N' Sell 0 63 05-05-2022, 06:16 PM
  0 Thread: Record plane parts source?
Post: Record plane parts source?

Anyone know of a plane parts seller who carries parts for Record planes?  I'm looking for the depth stop and thumb screw for a Record 778 duplex rabbet plane.
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 7 305 05-05-2022, 06:15 PM
  0 Thread: Disston 3D Saw Vise
Post: RE: Disston 3D Saw Vise

TraditionalToolworks Wrote: (05-03-2022, 03:24 AM) -- They can always be braised, even if they do break. -- Do you recommend braising the cast iron with carrots and onions, or with potatoes?  Or di...
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 39 1,078 05-03-2022, 06:57 PM
  Video Thread: Disston 3D Saw Vise
Post: RE: Disston 3D Saw Vise

I'll do my best not to drop it :D:D:D:D
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 39 1,078 05-02-2022, 03:24 PM
  0 Thread: Disston 3D Saw Vise
Post: RE: Disston 3D Saw Vise

A question on the Disston (I'm doing this from memory, the vise being out in the shed, and me not in the shed): if memory serves, the vise jaws are the top of a heavy u-shaped casting (casting, yes?) ...
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 39 1,078 05-02-2022, 10:04 AM
  0 Thread: Aluminum Files
Post: RE: Aluminum Files

and buy some chalk - sidewalk chalk might be good - and chalk the files before you start working.  The chalk acts as a release agent, so the aluminum swarf doesn't stick to the file as much as it othe...
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 11 607 04-03-2022, 10:21 PM
  0 Thread: C Parker vise #22 value
Post: RE: C Parker vise #22 value

Plenty of metal/substantially built/precisely built.
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 4 430 03-26-2022, 10:44 PM
  0 Thread: Plane restore ?
Post: RE: Plane restore ?

Start with some mineral spirits.  If this will be a user, take some fine grit wet-or-dry sandpaper or fine steel wool, and, using mineral spirits as the "wet," sand/abrade away.  You can remove the cr...
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 3 376 03-26-2022, 10:43 PM
  0 Thread: Stanley No. 60 chisel with black handle
Post: RE: Stanley No. 60 chisel with black handle

CStan Wrote: (03-26-2022, 03:32 PM) -- Steel caps for a bench woodworker?  No thanks. -- Ah, but I specifically said "carpentry chisel."  Some of us do carpentry, and, I am reluctant to take the sh...
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 11 723 03-26-2022, 04:48 PM

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