Cleaning up the bench, projects are over with...

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 02-07-2016 12:48 AM 1226 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tool tray was over flowing with “stuff” , couple pounds of saw dust/wood shavings. Found a few tool down in there, too… is a tool tray, after all..

Usually I used just one of those square like things…

Been trying to keep these somewhat organized, but…also need to sharpen a few up..

But these were in the way…that mallet off to the side?

Is one I turned a while back. Tape measure? As long as I can read the numbers, fine, I use just one tape measure during a project. All others get hid, until the next project might happen..the planes?

Liberty Bell No.122, getting it cleaned and sharpened back up, needs to head out to Arlin’s tool box before too much longer. Sharpened a couple block planes, since they now work a bit better..

Seems to be a Stanley 9-1/2 with a knucklecap. It had earlier gotten the eccentri lever, now I can set it for a fine shaving. The other 9-1/2?

Honed the iron a bit, now it cuts as well as this low angle block plane from Millers Falls..

Checked on the Millers falls No.9, to see IF it needed anything done..

Guess not, tried the No.11 as well..

Nice, lightweight jointer, seems to do a passable job….

But, looks like I’ll need to work on that Stanley Spoke shave a bit…

I’ll put all these items away, until I MIGHT need to cobble something up. Have to clean the place up a bit, might get a visiter in the distant future. Just an old worn out carpenter, getting bored with things…..Maybe see you around, someday?

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 02-07-2016 01:00 AM

Rest and recharge sounds good, Bandit. Wish I had your focus on getting everything tuned and sharpened for next time; I’m way behind in that department.

Looking forward to your next builds; turning legs and building from scratch has been fun to watch. Take care!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#2 posted 02-07-2016 01:10 PM

Be interested to see what you build next…

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#3 posted 02-08-2016 02:24 AM

Rest is a good thing.
You have earned one….
A very loooong one.
You are quite the prolific producer!!!

I look forward to seeing what you come up with….
after YOUR battery recharges!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 02-08-2016 03:41 PM

I wish I could find stuff like that when I clean up my bench! I’m in the process of putting all my chisels and plane blades back to 25 degrees. It’s work!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#5 posted 02-08-2016 05:02 PM

I probably wouldn’t have gotten past the 2nd or 3rd picture. Never seems to fail, when I start to “rearrange the clutter” (clean up) I get distracted too easily !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#6 posted 02-09-2016 06:46 AM

All cleared off

Not sure when it will get used again..

rather a bit sad…..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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