On Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 11:33:57 PM UTC-5, Michael wrote:
I bought a few, off Ebay. Seems, old original ones are not offered, that
often, so I bought newer, repro ones.... 6" & 8" ones. I hadn't thought t
o use them for joining boards, but for steadying logs or large timbers, as
I hand split them or hand work them, in certain circumstances.... more so i
n a fashion of a hold-down type tool. *Old original hold downs are not al
ways so readily available, on Ebay, either.
There are very large varieties of pinch dogs, 3', 4', etc., for logs, also.
I don't recall if those larger ones have a different "name"/term.
They look simple to use, but my use was not perfect. I didn't know a prop
er technique, for my purpose, so I had problems, as to their proper applica
tion and function, but I persisted. I suppose, someday, I'll learn better
, as I practice, more, have a project that I can practice on.
I like old tools, I have only a few, and it's a little annoying when I have
to teach myself their proper or best use. It looks easy, when someone els
e uses them, correctly, but not so easy, when it's use is new to me. Some
times, I try to convince myself that I'm smarter, than an inanimate object,
but end up humbling to my *smartaleckness, if you know what I mean.
Similarly, using a adze or broad ax, properly, is not as easy as it seems,
Sometimes I feel like a idiot, sometimes I prove it, when messing with old
hand tools!.... and, luckily, I still have all my fingers and toes.
I always heard pinch dogs. Timber dogs are larger than your hand and
are used in attaching a chain to a log in order to drag it. Handy
On 3/11/2015 11:33 PM, Michael wrote:
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