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Vintage Tool Rehab Projects #28: The elusive #5 ½ T11 finally finds a home-Part 2

10-12-2014 04:12 PM by Brad | 9 comments »

In the last post, I completed the cleaning and tuning of the #5 ½. In this, Part 2, I cover three common repairs to the mangled tote. Most tote repairs are straight forward. However, I’ve found that replacing a beavertail is very tedious, exacting and time-consuming work. That’s why I’ve described it in detail below. Still, by bother? I have four reasons. 1. I’m a woodworker and there’s a deep satisfaction that comes from repairing my own tools.2. It can take a while to find a...

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Vintage Tool Rehab Projects #27: The elusive #5 ½ T11 finally finds a home

10-12-2014 04:02 PM by Brad | 3 comments »

One snowy day, I found this while rummaging around a used tool store in downtown Denver. I was so gold-fever blinded by my desire to fill the #5 ½ hole in my collection, that I overlooked the fact that it had lived a hard life. And the fact that it wasn’t a Type 11, my chosen user collection “model.” The cold must have dulled my senses too, because when I got it home, I found this. Cracks don’t work for me. So the plane went back. The owner’s “we only give in store credit...

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