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Blog series by Tomcat1066 updated 02-06-2008 03:58 AM 2 parts 5859 reads 23 comments total

Part 1: The New Series Intro

01-28-2008 11:15 PM by Tomcat1066 | 16 comments »

Well, now, most of my work lately has been tool restoration and rehab. As such, it’s not really woodworking, but not not woodworking either, since these are woodworking tools. Some of you have seen my Disston and my back saw. I’m pretty proud of both of those. But here’s a tool you guys haven’t had a chance to see yet. This is a DE7. Sounds odd, but it’s just a #7 jointer plane put out by Shapleigh’s Hardware. I picked this up for $19.99 on ebay. ...

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Part 2: Norvell Shapleigh Panel Saw restoration

02-06-2008 03:58 AM by Tomcat1066 | 7 comments »

At the same time I got my Disston D-8, I picked up this little gem. The seller on eBay saw the word Shapleigh inside the diamond logo, and recognized it for what it was. What he didn’t see was the Norvell before it. The seller felt that this was likely a Harvey Peace saw, and after some research, I have to agree. It looks an awful lot like a P-26. Unfortunately, this looks like it was made after the Disston buy-out, since the medallion simply says “Warranted Superior”. ...

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