Grandfather's Tools

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Blog entry by Transition posted 06-24-2011 05:08 PM 7789 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Granfather’s name was Amos Leveille (pronounced “lev-ee-ay”) – 1909-1973. Upon my mother’s passing several years ago, I inherited what was left of my his tools. They had been left rusting in my mom’s basement for decades. I have been slowly refurbishing them, and putting them to use. It has been very enlightening, from both a tool and a person history perspective. I have given new life to these pieces, and they have returned the favor! Take a look…

Granfathers tools waiting…

Circa 1950s Lathe refurbished – Model 103.23071 – Sears, Roebuck, & Co. – I have since purchased a new motor.

“Blitz Saw” – Shopmate – Model 1815 Type 1 – Portable Electric Tools, Inc

1958 Circular Saw Model 2784 – 6-1/4” – Sears, Roebuck, & Co.

7-1/4” Table Saw

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

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#1 posted 06-24-2011 05:32 PM

I love these stories, and … while I’m sorry for your loss … I’m happy for your gain.

You can be pretty comfortable in the knowledge that your grandfather would be pleased and proud about this :-)

-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 06-24-2011 05:36 PM

Nice Story, I for 1 have a 1941/42 Craftsman Lathe from my grandfather. Nice restore on yours.


-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#3 posted 06-24-2011 05:39 PM

Nice old tools. Glad to see you have brought them back to life. That old lathe is an eye catcher !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#4 posted 06-24-2011 06:39 PM

Andrew, I always love to hear stories like this. I am sure your grandfather would be proud of the job you have done on the tools and would enjoy seeing you put them to use. I have a number of hand tools that I inherited from my father and grandfather, who were both carpenters. It gives me a distinct to hold the same tools that they once did. I am sure you will get a similar satisfaction from your grandfather’s tools.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 06-24-2011 07:53 PM

fantastic restore on that lathe. there is some nice old tools there.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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