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Blog entry by CoolDavion posted 1583 days ago 2808 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In proper LJ traddition I’ve got a small gloat.

First a score from CraigsList, I finaly got a scroll saw. I’ve been looking for a few months.
may 1 001
It is a heavy son of a gun. The motor runs nice and quiet, it needs a little cleaning and I need to wire in a switch.

I received some tools from my wife’s grandfather’s house as I was helping my Father-in-law clean out his things. No one else in the family wants them. I got some woodworking tools a craftsman plane, some off brand chisels, a marking gauge:
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a sliding bevel gauge, shown next to a modern one:
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A Brown & Sharpe combination square:
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and the big brother 18” with protractor and center finder
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there is a bunch more tools in the box, several calipers and dividers.

-- Do or do not, there is no try!



7 comments so far

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KnifeL

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#1 posted 1583 days ago

Nice saw, awesome antique tools, would love to see what they can make together.

-- Will in Boulder, CO

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hObOmOnk

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#2 posted 1583 days ago

That’s the spirit!

-- 温故知新

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scrappy

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#3 posted 1583 days ago

Great score! Love to see good deals found and old tools going to some one that will use them.

Congrats!

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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stefang

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#4 posted 1582 days ago

Great haul. Lots of good stuff. I’ve always wondered about how good those type of scrollsaws are. They seem to be widely sought after. Does the table tilt? Also I like the older sliding bevel gauge on the right in the picture best because you can keep the angle locked in and just flip it over to get mirror image angles whereas you can’t do that with the other one.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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CoolDavion

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#5 posted 1582 days ago

Stefang,
Yes the table tilts left and right. I got some blades at HD yesterday while picking up a couple other things.

The other thing about the older sliding bevel is the weight. It is not heavy, but there is more heft to it then the orange one.

-- Do or do not, there is no try!

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russv

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#6 posted 1582 days ago

the older bevel gauge looks like a stanley no. 18. that is the best bevel gauge out there. it holds its angle better than any other gauge going, old or new. that is a hard to find tool.

russv

-- yknotwood.com: where to go because you don't want no stinking plastic!

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lumberdustjohn

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#7 posted 1582 days ago

Nice collection!

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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