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My Millers Falls-Langdon Miter Box #3: After the Cleaning

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 01-18-2015 08:02 PM 1366 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve cleaned up the miter box with some oil and a brass brush. It’s in good shape to my judgement. I only disassembled the guides. The slides were only dirty, not rusty nor pitted. The springs are all working as well. I’m very happy.

I did discover two things after removing the box from the board it was on and coating it liberally with linseed oil. The previous owner scribed his name onto the board, ‘Hugo Vogt’ which is my pastor’s father. Also, when I put the box back on the board, using his screws, I noticed that he had indeed painted the legs at some point. One screw and the board have red paint on them, matching the legs.

So the only thing left is to sharpen the saw itself.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



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#1 posted 01-18-2015 08:09 PM

Looks like Hugo was a typical woodworker; using flathead screws he had on hand when a roundhead or panhead screw was called for. But it looks like it’s ready for work, though I still can’t figure out where the drive pully mounts.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#2 posted 01-18-2015 08:28 PM



Looks like Hugo was a typical woodworker; using flathead screws he had on hand when a roundhead or panhead screw was called for. But it looks like it s ready for work, though I still can t figure out where the drive pully mounts.

- greg48

I think the drive pully is a new kind. It’s called a push-pully and I’ve heard it requires elbow grease to run it.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 01-18-2015 10:09 PM

Push-pully huh? I don’t think it will ever catch on

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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