toolgloat #4: the microshop for a smal apartment

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Blog entry by Dennisgrosen posted 12-20-2010 04:29 PM 1722 reads 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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is time again for me to tell and hopefully a little smile ….and you to look

as promissed Grizzman there is a real electronkiller = powermotor in this gloat….LOL

and I´m sorry I have not been totely true to the Galoot way of doing things this time

I have over the year always talked about how great and fantastic possibillity
it is for you to have acces to fleamarkets and other places where it is possible to buy good used beautyfull handtools
more or less rusty but with a little albowe grease and knowledge is going to bee great users again
I have envy you alot when I have seen your toolgloats witsh has cost mee many green bulbs and keybords becorse of the droooling
and sometimes I have even been say I have a little gloat underway lately people have told me not to hide them anymore
and its ain´t fair to talk about them with out showing them

all have been draged out from moving box´s and hidingplaces nearly forgotten over the last 11 years of house renovation

last time I talked about some of the gloats that I have been lucky enoff to be able to buy :-)
thrugh this DBA newspaper /netsite
and so did I have done with this electronkiller another crazy buy wuold some people say and its the item
that nearly got me to be a tool collecter , but after I does have fired up under some electrons
I still claim I ain´t a collector but a user
the packages when it arived

let see whats inside….......oh there is a box inside


lets tilt it an see whats the wooden box contain


anyone remembers them …right …no… okay
its a combiened drillpress , tablesaw , lathe , router , etc.etc, with other words you cuold say its a sort
of a micro shopsmith…..LOL
the reason to why I did buy this box is that another fammily member had such a box
back in the first part of the seventy´s and the things he made with it in a tiny apartment
wasn´t bad at all believe me :-)
the next two is a closer look in the box and at the electric motor unit



this is is a picture of the original receipt from the buy back in 1969
and a catalog of some of the exstratools that they cuold buy in those days to it

this picture shows the lathetool equiptment and a finishsander in the original box´s
as well as the instrucktionbook to the box

this is a better picture of the instructionbook /usermanual

I know many of you will say you can´t use this and wuold be scared to do so
but I have seen what it can make if you just is aware of the limitations
so even thow I have an idea of learn to do my woodwork the old school way
I know this will come in handy from time to time
becourse of limited workshop space
I will not use the drill there is now thats has to be spared and semiretired
I have another Bosch drill that will be a standin for it

with all the Jiigs that has been seen over the year made for handdrills
I´m sure I will have a lot of fun with this one too in the next cupple of years
just to see how much can it do where is the limit :-)
yaah I know it can´t cut big thick timber ….LOL

thank´s for looking and have a great day

take care

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#1 posted 12-20-2010 04:52 PM

Hi Dennis,
I’m sure it will be a very ‘handy’ suplement for your handtools, and like this you will be able to cut hours of work down once in a while.
Good luck with it,
marry chritsma(d)s

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Jiri Parkman

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#2 posted 12-20-2010 04:54 PM

I’m persuaded you will do very nice things with it. And, I¨m looking forward to your new projects. :-)

-- Jiri

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#3 posted 12-20-2010 05:20 PM

great helper

go easy

should make things better

be safe

-- 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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Jim Bertelson

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#4 posted 12-20-2010 05:54 PM

Pretty neat. It’s impressive that event the box and the instructions survived.

When I was in Taiwan, in the Navy, about 1968-69 I bought a combination General Electric Drill, Sander, and Jig Saw at the military store there. They all used the same motor and were all made of metal, no plastic. I made a small vanity of sorts for the bathroom, so we had a place to store things, and change diapers for my son Chris who was born there. I used that combination for many years, finally abandoning it in the eighties, when the sander was the last useful function.

That is a dying breed of machine…............


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Jamie Speirs

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#5 posted 12-20-2010 06:11 PM

Dennis, that is an amazing box of tricks.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#6 posted 12-20-2010 07:09 PM

wow dennis…that is really a cool set up…its all in how the tools we have are used..and some wonderful wood projects will emerge from this im sure.. its a great electron burner…lol…youve pulled all the stops here dennis and whipped out all the tools into a gloat overload… head is spinning…lol….......some wonderful tools…....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 12-20-2010 08:32 PM

That is so cool. And Bosch. And it is not even peddle powered.
It will be fun to see how it works for you.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 12-20-2010 09:37 PM

Steve : thank´s thats it peddle powered with the feet = no electrons is killed ….LOL
Na better not I wont make Grizzman sad

Grizzman : sorry but I ain´t finished yet ..LOL but nearly the teaser I gave you in the last gloat
well it didn´t arive this weekend either becourse of a smaller blitz made the roads like a mirror
it seems to me that the wether-gods has done everything to bring the old europe to knee
at the moment :-( ...well we have to look at the bright side , they say there is a 85 % chance of a white Chrismas this year :-)

Jamie : thank´s now I just have to find the tricks..LOL but I promisse you the instruction book will
be readed carefully no accident on this one ….I hope :-) safty first as you say
maybee there ain´t very big mucle in it but its a powertool after all

Jim : yah pretty amazing the papers had survived all theese years the box is made of plywood
with some lack on it so its nearly like new except from some scratses
and the mashine and the parts is nearly in total prestine conditions only a very few scratses in the paint
thank´s for the memery´s Jim its fun how these old vintage thing can bring them back
yes not many have survived untill today and it will only be sometimes it will be used so I can have it
in many years I think mostly in the beginning as a small lathe I have some tools that need new handles :-)

David : thank´s for looking yes I will go easy with this little vintage gizmo :-) and safty is on the top of the list

Jiri : thank´s but don´t hold your breath ….have you seen how much restoring work I have infront of me..LOL
but have the microscope ready they are going to be small from this one ….lol

Mads : Thank´s , yes from time to time it will be a handy little helper
why becourse I think it can run in many hours be fore it get tired its nearly new in the way
I don´t think its hardly has been used more than a very few times every thing looks like it
just came from the factory, so with a little carefullness it bring some vintage joy many years from now :-)

take care

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#9 posted 12-20-2010 10:03 PM

Where have I been? If I ever saw anything like that I don’t remember it. I’m sure you will enjoy it along with all your other toys. You wouldn’t ever be able to stand it at the flea markets here in the states. You would have a new old tool every week.

Merry Christmas

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#10 posted 12-20-2010 10:08 PM


Looks like you will have fun with that – looking forward to some feedback in the new year.

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#11 posted 12-20-2010 10:47 PM

Ken : thank´s and you are right it wuold take me 5 lifetimes before I cuold afford to come over
I think I cuold fill a container or two in one month….LOL
and the next long time I´m sure my daughter will go around saying I´m in the kindergarden and chuckle everytime my wife ask about were I am, not undestanding what she meens ….LOL

DonH : thank´s yep I will have fun :-) what feedback will you have ?
how I cuold make the same project´s with this one …..LOL …. noway I´m not that skilled …LOL
but I will consider one of the more fun rewiew on it …just to tease the other L Js :-)

take care

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#12 posted 12-20-2010 10:56 PM

Ken : I think theese small boxes an attach equipments was more an europe thing than
popular in U S aftyer all we still struggled to get over the second W.W. and the DIY wave
hasn´t been here and afterall you had your shopsmiths like tools
beside some advertising in the popular mekanic I don´t think there is any of those mashines in Denmark
I still have alot of that magazins from the fithtyand sixty´s so I have seen that America was
20-30 years infront of us when it comes the DIY market and that private people started to have
more tools than an electric handdrill ,a hammer and some screwdrivers

take care

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#13 posted 12-21-2010 10:03 AM

I just saw a little drill motor operated “skill” saw today. I thought that is cool, but I don’t know what I’d do with it. Now I know what somebody will do with it.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 12-21-2010 02:42 PM

Topamax : thank´s for looking and LoL I wont use the skill-saw if I got one to the set
its too easy to twist in the sawspur and make a kickback with it
seen it happened once

take care

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#15 posted 12-21-2010 05:08 PM

Wonderful little Pandora’s box you have there, but sinice it is already opened, I hope you have fun with it.
As has been said a few times here on LJs the quality of the project is mostly due to the quality of the
craftsman more that the tools, so in this case we are naturally expecting perfection, LOL. Seriously, with
your ability, I am sure we will see some nice projects. Thank you for sharing this wonderful tool gloat from

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

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