Tool Gloat #1: No good deed goes unpunished

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Blog entry by Bluepine38 posted 08-28-2011 09:18 PM 8579 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A friend asked me to keep an eye open for a small lathe, I found an old 10” Delta Lathe for $70, but it
came with a lot of junk, I had to take it all. On the lathe bench were these old chisels.

The biggest measures 21” long by 2” wide and is stamped L & IJ WHITE 1837 Buffalo, NY
the middle one measures 16-1/2” long by 1-1/2” wide and the tang is stamped Mfd by UNION HARDWARE
The smallest is 13-3/8” X 13/16” with no name on it.
If these had long handles, they would be called timber slicks, but since the have short handles reinforced
for hammers they are timber chisels. Now I am going to have to clean them up and take care of them.
Underneath the lathe on a shelf was this

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Ok try this one

A genuine Delta sanding table for my new 1953 Delta lathe, I had to make an adapter plate to
raise the table up to the correct height for my 12” lathe, and make a mounting bracket. It came
with two face plates and so I had to go buy sanding discss, one rough and one fine, and as you
can see I had to try it out, it even came with an eraser to clean off the discs which I will do before
I use it again.

I did swap the lathe to my friend for a small 30 lb 1 HP electric motor that I had been trying to talk
him out of for a while, so we both came out ahead except for the $25 Ariens rototiller that I will
not show here since it is not related to woodworking. All I had to do was fix the spark plug wire and
install a new square O ring on the sediment bowl and I got to rototill the wife’s flower garden with
her new rototiller, just because I did a good deed for a friend, and I did not even get to charge him
a beer for the delivery of his lathe.

I wonder if I can adapt a velcro system to those sanding discs?

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#1 posted 08-28-2011 09:37 PM

that sure is a bummer
about those chisels lol

but i imagine you will figure something
to do with them

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 08-29-2011 12:22 AM

Sweet deal.
Woodworker supply has the discs and the conversion kit.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#3 posted 08-29-2011 02:30 PM

its obvius that you don´t like the junck cheisels becourse they don´t have anything to do with lathework
so I will gladly pay the freight to part them from you so you have more time to make bowls
instead of taking care of the littleone´s :-)
but that how it is to buy a box of used tools

thank´s for the show :-)


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