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

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Blog entry by Airframer posted 06-21-2014 06:12 PM 1799 reads 1 time favorited 18 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 - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#1 posted 06-21-2014 06:15 PM

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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#2 posted 06-21-2014 06:15 PM

Nicely done Sir, looks really really good.

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

-- Known agitator --

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#3 posted 06-21-2014 06:29 PM

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 - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#4 posted 06-21-2014 06:35 PM

Interwebz ate my last post, wtf?

Looks great Eric. Very attractive set up.

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#5 posted 06-21-2014 11:26 PM

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

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

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#6 posted 06-22-2014 12:00 AM

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

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#7 posted 06-22-2014 12:18 AM

Excellent work and follow through looks airworthy to me.

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#8 posted 06-22-2014 02:45 AM

That’s a fine restore Eric congrats!

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#9 posted 06-22-2014 07:57 PM

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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#10 posted 06-23-2014 12:18 AM


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#11 posted 06-23-2014 04:16 AM

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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#12 posted 06-23-2014 12:11 PM

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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#13 posted 06-23-2014 12:26 PM

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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#14 posted 06-23-2014 12:33 PM

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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#15 posted 06-23-2014 12:53 PM

Fine job, Sir. Fine job, indeed.

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

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