LumberJocks

Goodell-Pratt miter box disassembly: are these rivets?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Hand Tools forum

Forum topic by Holbs posted 03-26-2018 02:32 AM 518 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Holbs's profile

Holbs

2213 posts in 2449 days


03-26-2018 02:32 AM

I am in the midst of tearing down and rehabbing a $10 Goodell-Pratt miter box that came with a Disston “made for Goodell-Pratt” 5×30” miter saw (pretty sure that is the saw measurements).
Have it nearly all taken apart except for the table webbing and the …fulcrum ””T”” connection. Are these rivets for old yonder days, that are in the webbing? They are not slotted like the other flatheads but rounded over smooth and flush to the opposite side.
And I have no idea how to remove the fulcrum ””T”” bar/screw (if it’s even a screw) under the release level assembly. Was debating on WD-40, then really cranking down on vice grips or something, but then thought that always gets me into trouble :)
Any help?

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"


9 replies so far

View Woodknack's profile

Woodknack

12842 posts in 2800 days


#1 posted 03-26-2018 03:07 AM

Top one looks like a (edit: drive screw), second one looks like a roll pin. I’ve never taken the former apart but I think you just pry or drill them out and replace them. Latter is driven out.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

View Holbs's profile

Holbs

2213 posts in 2449 days


#2 posted 03-26-2018 03:10 AM

blind rivet… that’s a new one for me. If I drill it out, can be replace with a new blind rivet? I have the newer tech of pop rivet & gun :) Something tells me, these blind rivets were more robust. Just watched a youtube vid… these are not the “pop rivet” type as nowaday rivets leave material on the blind side. These rivets are flush. Hmm…
Roll pin… ok. Will try to punch it out with my pin punches.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

View Woodknack's profile

Woodknack

12842 posts in 2800 days


#3 posted 03-26-2018 03:13 AM

Sorry, you were too quick. I looked it up and I had the wrong name, it’s a drive screw. (I think that’s what they are)

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

View Holbs's profile

Holbs

2213 posts in 2449 days


#4 posted 03-26-2018 03:15 AM

yep…they look like drive screws.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

View Woodknack's profile

Woodknack

12842 posts in 2800 days


#5 posted 03-26-2018 03:16 AM

I also have a Goodell Miter saw but have never taken it apart. There are a few other guys around here that have them, hopefully one will chime in and confirm or correct me.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

View Holbs's profile

Holbs

2213 posts in 2449 days


#6 posted 03-26-2018 03:19 AM

How the heck did they use drive screws in the webbing? You need a hammer to whack these guys from the inside webbing to outside. Hmm… really want to take out the webbings and clean everything but maybe leave webbings in place.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile

Smitty_Cabinetshop

16142 posts in 3038 days


#7 posted 03-26-2018 11:57 AM

For the integrity of the box, I’d leave them in place.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

View theoldfart's profile

theoldfart

10698 posts in 2871 days


#8 posted 03-26-2018 12:40 PM

I’ll second Smitty, Goodell must have used a jig to hold everything in place and properly aligned when they originally made the unit.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

View Holbs's profile

Holbs

2213 posts in 2449 days


#9 posted 03-27-2018 12:28 AM

yep, I’ll leave webbing & drive screws in place.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com