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Jan. 29th, 2005

12:07 pm - Tool Wish List

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Tool wish list:

coping saw
Stanley #65 or #18 plane
mortis gage
routing plane
rasps and files
Yankee 1446 eggbeater
Millers Falls 'All Steel' miter box
Superior Tools marking knife
'Disston Phila' (#9, #12, or #16 crosscutsaw)
H. Disston & Sons' thumbhole rip saw
Veritas WheelMarking Gauge
Superior Toolworks St. Johnsbury Tool Co. Sliding Bevel


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Date:January 29th, 2005 09:12 am (UTC)
Didn't know you were into woodworking. Good stuff.
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Date:January 29th, 2005 09:49 am (UTC)
It's a recently rekindled interest. I thought I needed power tools, and I didn't see how I could run power tools in my apartment without getting kicked out. I was vaguely aware of hand tools, but thought they were a hopelessly slow, outdated method of building. Then I discovered this article:


which inspired me to try my hand at it.

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Date:January 29th, 2005 11:32 am (UTC)
starrett measuring and marking tools are top notch. the combo square in satin chrome is the piece to start with. http://www.starrett.com/

incra squares are great if you're clumsy like i am and drop your tools frequently. i've abused mine medium square a lot and it is still true.

i really like the japanese c/c saw i have. it cuts on the pull stroke, which i personally prefer. i got it from http://www.woodcraft.com/.

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Date:January 29th, 2005 11:35 am (UTC)
p.s. you can often find old planes at antique shows. new is sometimes cheaper (but not always for equal quality). but i like owning old hand tools.
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