Newer Hand Tools You'd Try, Cost no Object
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  Re: Newer Hand Tools You'd Try, Cost no Object by C. in Indy (I thought I'd float ...)
A Wayne Anderson plane would do it for me.  I have most everything that I need but it's the "wants" that cost the money.
Mike


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#18
  Re: RE: Newer Hand Tools You'd Try, Cost no Object by Bruce Haugen ([quote='Bill_Houghto...)
(12-03-2019, 03:56 PM)Bruce Haugen Wrote: I’d like to take a shot at that lever cap, too.  I had hoped that a pic of the underside would be available; I’d like to see how the wood is joined to the metal

The image with the parts on display (TFWW) show the brass/bronze sheet as full coverage under the wood. The attachment is also a concern to me. Also I am not so sure I could trust my arthritic fingers to hold 2 pounds of metal without finger indents.

I have been searching for a shorter companion to my Heinz #57 for several years. The stretch from palm to fingertip is a tad far on the 7-inch Millers Falls.

BTW, my addition to the "New Tool List" should arrive in a few days. Trying out tools via mail can be so costly for me or Lee but I know of no other way to get my hands on the big Shooter plane.
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  Re: RE: Newer Hand Tools You'd Try, Cost no Object by Bruce Haugen ([quote='Bill_Houghto...)
(12-03-2019, 03:56 PM)Bruce Haugen Wrote: I’d like to take a shot at that lever cap, too.  I had hoped that a pic of the underside would be available; I’d like to see how the wood is joined to the metal

There is, on the website linked earlier; it's one of the pictures in the series available.  I pulled a copy off, here, for convenience, but it's on the website:
   
I don't see any visible attachment - screwheads or the like.  Maybe they glued it on using some suitably flexible glue, or maybe they used countersunk screws, sunk just far enough to hold but before the slot enters the face of the lever cap, and machined it all smooth.  Not sure of the best method.
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#20
  Re: Newer Hand Tools You'd Try, Cost no Object by C. in Indy (I thought I'd float ...)
If money was no object, I would like to have one of the engraved custom handmade brass/bronze planes I have seen here every once in a while.  I love the quiet whisper of the plane in contrast to the whine of the router.  Having a tool made especially for yourself is a luxury, but something you treasure.

It needn't have my name, it could have the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor among the scroll work on one side, and my Wings somewhere on the other... I would be one happy ol Marine.
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Jim in Virginia
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#21
  Re: Newer Hand Tools You'd Try, Cost no Object by C. in Indy (I thought I'd float ...)
The one I would like to have....would be a Stanley No. 55...with ALL of it's cutters.. Cool ..Not worried about the box...I can make one.
Show me a picture, I'll build a project from that
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#22
  Re: Newer Hand Tools You'd Try, Cost no Object by C. in Indy (I thought I'd float ...)
To me there are a few considerations

1.  Does it work like advertised
2.  How much trial and error will it take to get it right
3.  Is it worth the price
4.  How much use will it get for the price

There are several things we need to help and improve and make things easier for us, but it has to be easy to use and priced right.

The joint maker seems to be really nice, but looking at it the metal indicators to show where it is at on the degree just to not go up to the marks and looks really flimsily but would love to have one.
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