Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'vintage tools'

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Vintage tools, Vintage me?

02-08-2021 04:27 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 5 comments »

I’m just musing here… nothing earth shattering. I always look around on Craigslist, in the ‘tool’ category, just in case there’s something there I could use that is a steal. I’ve made a few i.e. an almost new Dewalt 788 scroll saw for $75. And it wasn’t hot! For a long time I’ve noticed that a lot of people have ‘vintage’ tools for sale. Some of them are priced at an old tool that you might want price. Some of them are priced a...

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Vintage Lathe Need Your Help!

11-16-2020 07:25 PM by RedShedWoodworks | 4 comments »

I was gifted this amazing lathe that works extremely well! I have been able to turn lamp bases, vases, rolling pins, and so much more! HOWEVER, I would like to try some bowls and need to figure out how to change the spur drive out for the bowl clamp! I have a plate that screws onto the head-stock, but I need to get the spur off. The other spurs that I have look like they are just pressed into the head-stock, but I cannot figure out a way to get it out of the head-stock! Thanks for an...

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Tool Gloat - Sharing some of my latest acquisitions

08-17-2019 12:26 AM by Brit | 12 comments »

Due to my job and a massive landscaping project I have going on in my garden at the moment, I haven’t had as much time for LJs as I’d like, but I’ve still been seeking out and buying some great tools. Today I was taking some photos and I thought I would share some of my latest acquisitions with you – some new, some vintage. Spill PlanesI picked up a couple of user made spill planes just for their fun value. Initially I got the low angled one on the right which has a...

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How I decide if I need to buy more tools or not

08-08-2018 09:42 PM by Out_In_The_Shop | 8 comments »

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Timber Framing Tools

03-28-2016 04:52 PM by LanternLightFarm | 1 comment »

Last fall I received a call from my father inquiring if I wanted my great-grandfather’s tool box; all he knew about it was that it was extremely heavy, locked, and had been sitting in the corner as long as he could remember. Jumping at the chance to own a piece of family history I told him I would take it and a few weeks later it arrived to my garage via cargo trailer. Escorted by my father and uncle we managed to unload and extremely heavy trunk that seemed to weigh in the hundreds of ...

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Tooling up with estate sales-How to equip your hand-tool shop for pennies on the dollar #3: Tips #7-#9

04-17-2015 02:49 PM by Brad | 2 comments »

Tip #7: Inspect each item.I know that sounds silly. “Of course I’ll inspect it,” you’re thinking. Yeah well, in the heat of the moment, when you think you’ve found a gem, and your heart is pumping, the birds are singing and you are SO in LOVE with that tool, well, it’s easy to overlook that one detail that renders a tool useless. And the last thing you need is to spend money on a tool that is unserviceable. Not only is that money that could have gone to ano...

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Flea Market Finds

11-30-2014 07:40 PM by bit101 | 0 comments »

Super happy with today’s goodies: 1. A Marples knife blade marking gauge. $7 2. Drawknife of unknown origin. $5 3. H. Wells moving filletster plane. $10 Head over heals about the plane. I’ve been scouring eBay and other sources for one just like this. Overall it’s in really good shape. Took it apart, cleaned it up and oiled the depth stop screw. I’ll need to sharpen the blade later. It’s got a small crack in the fence, which I just glued up and sh...

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Fools for Tools #2: This Sexy Walker Turner Bandsaw just wont track! HELP!

08-29-2014 06:24 PM by palaswood | 9 comments »

OK I know you guys know a thing or two about vintage, cast iron band saws. If you read the previous entry, I bought this saw for a song but after trying for a week or so to get the blade to track, I gave up and its been collecting dust ever since. That in itself is a travesty! I mean just Look at this beaut! I dont have any pics of the wheels, but I’ll get some up tonight if i remember. My issue is this: Lower wheel is about 3/16ths further out than the upper wheel, i...

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Fools for Tools #1: The Band Saw that was Meant to Be (Walker Turner 14")

04-11-2014 09:33 PM by palaswood | 11 comments »

So im cleaning up in my garage shop a couple saturdays ago when a white SUV pulls right up to it and the guy inside tells me his daughter is my neighbor, he sees all my wood and wants to know if I’m interested in an old band saw? His father handed it down to him when he passed, but he doesnt use it now since he’s older and doesnt do woodworking anymore. I told him its the missing ingredient in my shop and I’m very interested! He sends me some pictures and it looks prom...

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Tips for buying vintage planes online

01-23-2014 03:04 AM by toolmike | 0 comments »

Some tips on buying vintage tools on eBay

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