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Tools I scored at the Flea market

03-23-2012 12:14 PM by gavinzagreb | 4 comments »

If you haven’t seen it, I did a blog about all the stuff you can get at Zagreb’s Huge flea market. http://lumberjocks.com/gavinzagreb/blog Here I’ll show you what I bought. Everything together, 2 planes, a chisel, small file, and a hand drill. I think the lot was about US$35The hand drill reminded me of the first one I used as a kid, so bought it for my 5 year old son. The chisel is 2 cherries brand from Germany. 1 site said they are some of the best in the world. ...

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An ancient drill press....

03-02-2012 10:11 PM by Metrotek | 3 comments »

Have you guys ever seen an ancient drill press like this one? It’s old…fortunately for more accurate work, I have access to a 24” radial floor model. This drill press in the accompanying photos is so heavy that I had to build a screw jack to raise and lower the drilling head for adjusting it on the column. I try to avoid this at all costs; I build risers for the drilling table. I think I’m going to build one of those that clamps to the column if I ...

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Saw Talk #6: Cowell and Chapman 14" Backsaw Restoration

02-26-2012 01:01 PM by Brit | 45 comments »

2012 is a big year for Britain. Not only are we hosting the Olympics, but we’re also celebrating the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne. It’s Her Majesty’s diamond jubilee. Even my wife is organizing a street party for around 200 residents and I’ve been roped into building all kinds of weird and wonderful things for the day. Yes folks, marquees will be erected, brass bands will strike up, flags will be waved and I’m sure we’ll all feel very patriotic by the end o...

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The Tool Gathering Odessy #13: Buying frenzy on eBay

09-18-2011 03:23 PM by Tomcat1066 | 7 comments »

Yesterday was an expensive day for me…somewhat. I picked up what was advertised as a Diamond Edge plane, but I believe to actually be a Type 11 Stanley #4. It has the Diamond Edge tote and blade, but also shows Stanley patent dates and says Bailey on the toe. The Diamond Edge on the tote doesn’t quite match up with what the date of the plane looks to be, so it’s probably a bit of a frankenplane. No worries for me though. I want a user plane, so the tote won’t matt...

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The Humble Hand Brace - A Beginner's Guide to Restoring, Buying and Using #6: Part 6 - What to Look for when Buying a Secondhand Brace and more

09-13-2011 08:53 AM by Brit | 39 comments »

I thought I’d mix it up a bit in this part of the blog and record a video where I: Discuss what to look for when you pick up a secondhand brace and consider buying it. Mention variations in design and size and why you would use one size over another. Address Racerglen’s question on restoring plated braces. Answer lysdexic’s question as to why the Yankee 2100 represents the pinnacle of brace development. YouTube only allows uploads up to 15 minutes in length (...

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The Rust Bucket - Cleaning and refurbishing old tools

07-23-2011 07:28 AM by Lockwatcher | 3 comments »

This article first appeared on my website, Lockwatcher's Lair – I am duplicating it here to share my experience using this system with my fellow Lumberjocks. While not specificly “woodworking” this system can speed up the process of reconditioning old tools without destroying them. The Rust Bucket Let me first thank my good friend Dave, of Pearce Woodworking for this great idea. Dave had some used hand tools he needed to clean up and had located this method th...

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Galoot Gloat - Southern Addition

01-16-2011 06:44 AM by swirt | 13 comments »

I just got back from 3 weeks of vacation in Florida. Sunshine, sand in my shorts, relatives…what more could I ask for? I sort of cut the cord technology wise so missed out on all the action here on lumberjocks. Fortunately I didn’t have to go through tool withdrawal as well. I didn’t do any woodworking, but my father passed on a to me a collection of tools that he had from cleaning out my grandfather’s winter home when he passed away more than a decade ago.Florida ...

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Galoot Gloat - Estate Sale Tools

09-07-2010 11:27 PM by swirt | 16 comments »

I attended an estate sale this weekend. Sad going through another woodworkers shop and rumaging through their tools. Can only hope to pay my respects by choosing tools that I will put to good use and treat them well. (and by well I do not mean collecting dust on some shelf as a decoration). 2 Turn of the century Disston Saws and a couple of North Bros Yankee Drill / Drivers are the prizes. The massive mitersaw is impressive, but I have been after one of the old thumb-hole Rip saw...

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Pause - FINALE- A bit of drill Press Maintenance

06-11-2010 08:25 AM by wichle | 1 comment »

In my last Drill Press Blog I had found that the taper runout was plus or minus zero, but drills in the chuck wobbled plus or minus 4 thoundths. If I drilled small holes in a piece of wood and held the piece with my fingers the piece vibrated and the hole was less than true. When I make small things, this is an issue. I went out to “Production Tool Supply” and got a “Chuck Lesson” They told me that the old key Jacobs chucks are not as precision as they might be, th...

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Pause-A bit of drill press Maintenance

05-26-2010 06:22 AM by wichle | 7 comments »

One day in 1947 my dad announced he was going to Sears. We all nodded. A few hour later he arrived back, having gotten a ride fron a friend, (we didn’t have a car back then) with a large heavy box. Mom asked what he had in the box. He said, “a drill press”. She then asked, “what in the h__l are you going to do with that”. he quietly replied, “drill holes”. Move ahead 63 years! The bench top drill press sits elegantly in my shop. I noticed y...

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