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07-27-2015 06:19 PM

Interesting Garage Sale Items - 4 replies

I found a few interesting things at a garage sale this weekend. First, a pair of dividers and an inside caliper. These were a little rusty and dirty, but cleaned up nicely with a citric acid bath and fine wire wheel in the drill (sorry, no “before” pics). The caliper has no maker name anywhere, but seems well made and is only miss...

07-10-2015 04:58 AM

Small Combo Square Needs Knurled Nut and Spring - 11 replies

Some months ago I found this 6” Brown & Sharpe combo square at a garage sale, but it did not have the knurled nut and spring to use with the clamp screw that holds the blade to the stock. I tried finding the right size nut at McMaster and at specialty fastener stores with no luck. The threads have an outer (major) diameter of 0.208&#...

06-29-2015 11:24 PM

Questions About A Pair of Hollow & Round Planes - 1 reply

I have a pair of H&R that are a bit unusual and I’d like some input about why. This pair of planes was made by Barry & Way, N. York (I’m guessing that’s North York, not New York). I used these as models for some H&R planes I made and blogged about recently. These planes cut a radius of 1/4”. But the rou...


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