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reply to Moxom comment\
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Re: Tapered reamer ()

Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
Thanks for the reamer insight.

He does not mention "Moxon vises", even though he had actually read Jopseph Moxon's work and had worked as a journeyman cabinetmaker in London. What does that tell you?

It tells me that these people had some way of holding parts for cutting dovetails where an additional vise like the Moxon was not worth the trouble to build. Maybe they didn't have a hardware store handy with 3/8" bolts. Who knows the reason? Who should care?

Unless I was trying to emulate these people I would have no interest in how they held a drawer side for sawing dovetails. It will not be hard for anyone to determine what works better or worse from what they start with. I use a 0,5 mm expensive drawing pencil and they didn't have those either.

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