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  1. Vintage pad saw back to life (fanatic...)

    Vintage pad saw back to life Yes you are allowed to call me fanatic… I have had the luck to become the owner of some old pad saws, but could not get some blades, and would like to use one in my 'out the house' toolbox, so I would love to give it more than one type of blade… For those who do...
  2. Backsaw overhaul

    I have had this old Disston backsaw around my shop for quite a while. Although functional it was less than pleasing to the eye. One evening while looking at it I decided to dress it up a bit and scheduled it for surgery. I removed the handle and started working with my rasps on the old ugly...
  3. Hand Tools
    I found this in an old woodworker's shop. It is about 5 inches long. When you turn the long spindle the round collar at the front turns (very smoothly). Inside the collar is a round opening about 3/8" wide. The barrel says C-642 and Quincy Mass. I didn't note down the manufacturer. Thanks...
  4. Hand Tools
    I've been going though my pile of hand planes for refurbishment. Found this one and can't identify it. I could use some help please. I've been thought the standard list of plane info sites. It's the size of a #3 Stanley, except it has a 2 inch iron. Japanning is good, solid frog, and in good...
  5. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    A friend who works at a school grabbed me this jointer they were throwing it away. It had been sitting for years to waiting to be disposed of but the custodial crew said it was to heavy. He grabbed it and drove 3 hours to bring it to me. An incredible guy! This one was from the...
  6. Blogs
    Getting into tools. When I got started into woodworking, it was all about doing projects around the house. Every project I completed got me a new (power) tool. Its how I built my shop. I started with a circular saw and a router I got for my birthday. I built a bookshelf, got a drill. I...
  7. Blogs
    If Only These Old Tools Could Speak Since retiring and moving into my new woodworking shop, I've been going through my tools and bringing them up to good condition. For many years they were used hard, but because of my busy schedule, their maintenance was too often neglected. I have a number of...
  8. Blogs
    Multi tool restore - axe, hammer & nail pullers Multi tool restore axe, hammer & nail pullers This summer an 'old' man in my allotment community, came with some tools and asked if I wanted them, as he had heard I had a passion for old tools and were a tool nut, he also invited me over, to see...
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