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Vintage hand tools in my shop #1: Bench appliances: Mitre jack

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Blog entry by theoldfart posted 01-17-2019 11:54 PM 1381 reads 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Some time ago I stumbled across a mitre jack in an antiques shop. I had read references to them here on LJ’s so I knew what it was. I had to do a repair and a lot of cleanup to get it working. After that I had to figure out how to use it on my bench. Once I got that figured out the next step was to chase down some accessories for it. Eventually I found both the saw and the plane at Jim Bodes site.

This video is my first attempt at doing a video so things can obviously be improved. Primarily the saw needs sharpening and based on responses from my “test subjects” more information on the jacks construction and how its mounted in the end vise needs to be shown. So, a new and improved video will be made

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IVcyWmrXuhw

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )



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#1 posted 01-18-2019 12:16 AM

I like it!

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#2 posted 01-18-2019 12:17 AM

Encore, encore!!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#3 posted 01-18-2019 12:17 AM

Thanks Don.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#4 posted 01-18-2019 12:18 AM

Ah, the test subject is happy. That is good!

:-)

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#5 posted 01-18-2019 12:19 AM

Well done Fart. I dig the miter jack.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#6 posted 01-18-2019 12:21 AM

thank you sir.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#7 posted 01-18-2019 12:28 AM

NOW we know why you moved to California. You’re exploring a career in the movies! Good job for your first video Kevin. That saw will cut better once I sharpen it, guaranteed.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html

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#8 posted 01-18-2019 12:31 AM

I still think it’s a good video, Kevin. Might shoot a little tighter, but you done good.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#9 posted 01-18-2019 12:31 AM

Very nice, Kevin. I learned something new today. I did not know about the French-style saw used with the miter jack. I thought the miter jack was used only with hand planes. Thanks for the lesson!

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#10 posted 01-18-2019 12:39 AM

Thanks all. Bob, three saws will be making their way to you next week.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#11 posted 01-18-2019 12:44 AM

Great Kevin. You’ll be at the top of my list.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html

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#12 posted 01-18-2019 01:26 AM

Great video and interesting.

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#13 posted 01-18-2019 01:30 AM

Pretty slick Kev! Thanks for sharing.

That Terry-made basket on your bench is awesome too.

-- ~Tony

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#14 posted 01-18-2019 01:45 AM

+1


Very nice, Kevin. I learned something new today. I did not know about the French-style saw used with the miter jack. I thought the miter jack was used only with hand planes. Thanks for the lesson!

- Don Broussard


-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#15 posted 01-18-2019 02:21 AM

Thanks everyone.
Good eye Tony,

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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