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Hand Tool Journey #34: Stanley SW #246 Miter Box Restoration #7.. Done Finally..

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Blog entry by Airframer posted 68 days ago 1057 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 33: Stanley SW #246 Miter Box Restoration #6.. Well Frack.. Part 34 of Hand Tool Journey series Part 35: Stanley SW #358 Miter Box Restoration #1.. Here we go again.. »

I finally finished my SW #246 Mitre Box. I still need to sharpen the saw up but everything is clean and ready to go so I am calling this done. I spent a lot of time trolling for the hard to find accessories and I was finally able to get this box 100% complete and am pretty excited about that.

I tried to get a pic of the etch but it is too light to get on camera but it does have a SW etch still!

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com



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RGtools

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#1 posted 68 days ago

Inspires me to fix up mine like I initially planned. You should be proud.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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7Footer

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#2 posted 68 days ago

Nicely done Sir, looks really really good.

I think I’m picking up a #358 this weekend, should be a fun restore.

-- If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is "God is crying." And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is "Probably because of something you did." -

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Airframer

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#3 posted 68 days ago

Thanks guys! Now if I could just grow a pair and try my hand at sharpening this up I’ll be good to go… might send it to Stef.. then again I’d like it finished this year sometime so hmm..

7- I’m looking forward to your Mitre box rehab! This is the same one you fund on Craigslist right? Should be fun!

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com

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ShaneA

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#4 posted 68 days ago

Interwebz ate my last post, wtf?

Looks great Eric. Very attractive set up.

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John

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#5 posted 68 days ago

That’s a great job. Looks like new! Inspiring.

-- I measured once, cut twice, and its still too short...

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Tim

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#6 posted 68 days ago

Wow the restore is awesome and complete too. That’s nuts.

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Bob Current

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#7 posted 68 days ago

Excellent work and follow through looks airworthy to me.

-- When you are wrong admit it, when you are right forget it.

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waho6o9

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#8 posted 68 days ago

That’s a fine restore Eric congrats!

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theoldfart

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#9 posted 67 days ago

Eric, really nice restore. I don’t think that sharpening will challenge you too much after seeing what you did with this box. BTW, nice tambour doors there! hehe

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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Buckethead

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#10 posted 67 days ago

Beautiful!

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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Brit

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#11 posted 67 days ago

That is one beautiful restoration Eric. A lot of work, but well worth it. Well done!

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Slyy

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#12 posted 66 days ago

That turned out fabulously Eric! Congrats!

-- Jake -- "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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Frank

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#13 posted 66 days ago

It turned out great. Nice job. I recently picked up a #358, but have not had time to start the restore on it. I am very inspired now to get it started. I want mine to look as good as yours.

-- Some rescue cats, some rescue dogs. I rescue tools. Feel free to send me any tools you cannot take care of or don’t want and I will foster them until I find a good home for them.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#14 posted 66 days ago

Wow, very nice. So many excellent toolsmiths here on LJs, you’re one of them now. Awesome!

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

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ToddJB

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#15 posted 66 days ago

Fine job, Sir. Fine job, indeed.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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