Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'revolving mitre box'

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Vintage hand tools in my shop #4: A video starring Dorn's patent revolving mitre box

04-07-2020 03:13 AM by theoldfart | 13 comments »

I put together a video tour of the revolving mitre box. Keep in mind this is an amateur endeavor. The audio on the last segment is lower than the first two so be prepared to turn it up! I’ll answer any questions that you come up with. Thanks for reading and watching. I’m planning on doing another series on a Roubo saw and kerfing plane. Thank you,Kevin BTW, a shout out to Smitty for being a sounding board, i bow to the master Galoot.

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Vintage hand tools in my shop #3: Dorn's patent revolving mitre box

03-31-2020 10:36 PM by theoldfart | 9 comments »

The basic parts of this box are a lower or base carousel, the upper turntable, two movable fences and the upright assembly. A view from the bottom shows the base piece This is the upper section with the fences. The fences more independently of each other. The two thin thumb screws secure the upright assembly on the four locator pins. The other thumbscrew locks the base to the upper section. Marketing literature touted the rotating box allowed two workers to use it at one bench! ...

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Vintage hand tools in my shop #2: Dorn's patent Revolving Mitre Box part one

03-31-2020 01:36 AM by theoldfart | 14 comments »

A few years ago a fellow LJ, RealCowtownEric, posted a pic of a rather distinctive mitre box. It revolved and did compound mitre cuts. Fast forward to last December and an EBay listing for a damaged Dorn’s Mitre Box. The seller and I came to an agreement on price and it was mine. Mind you, i didn’t do a lot of research. I was taken in by the siren song of Victorian cast iron. I was a goner.Best pack job I’ve seen in a while. Last one this good came from POA. Here’s ...

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