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THE JOURNEY INTO RESTORING OLD TOOLS #2: some dirty DIY gutterwork

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« Part 1: The introduction Part 2 of THE JOURNEY INTO RESTORING OLD TOOLS series Part 3: Removing Rust with Citric Acid 1 »

Some dirty DIY gutterwork
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Remember this is a travel into a new world for me
and I will try different methods along the way .

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Feel free to smile , luagh ,come with comments and advice´s along the way ,since most of
what I write , you proppebly already know .the only thing you have to do, to have the
oppetunity for it , is to submit to my punishment of the english language and sick humor
what I do hope is that you can pick up one or two things you can use yourself
and enjoy the journey with a me.
I will try to devide the blogs so people with slow conections (myself incl.) can have the joy too or at least have the oppetunity to make a rant over the things I try in the labritory (cave)...lol

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We have to have something to clean things in and a place to do it and since its winther time and can get messy.
I choose to bee in the basement and use plastic …..yah I know …not the right place to say the P – word …sorry I will try to minimise the use of the word ….promisse.
I will come back in the next blog and relief the secret of why a gutter then you can deside
if its necessery to make the work or find another solution to your needs
use buckets , containers or what ever works for you in the situation of course you
don´t need a ten gallon container if a glas is the right choice becourse you only have
one tiny screw to refurb and vice versa :-)
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What you need in this episode :
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some plastic-Gutter … (Sorry) a 8-12 L plastic-container …. (Sorry) and a table where
you can play with whater , acids and cemicals and it doesn´t matter if it gets dirty with
other words …...a P….table ….(sorry). a little tube glassclear bathroom-silicone or specielglue for gutter
and some wood scrap in the right size to do the job…remember nothing fancy here
I used some raw pallet-wood
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The gutter work :
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use the glue or sillicone to glue the endcaps to the gutter and be sure to do it on the in-
side arch of the endcap that will be on the outside part of the gutter …..no I didn´t
made a fail here .. :-)
and then give it a good layer on the inside of the gutter where is meets the endcap
so you are sure it´s water-tight.
do it in both ends and you are done with the nasty sillicone :-)
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the palletwood ,gutter with glued endcaps and the tube of sillicone
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The Cradle work :
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To find out what radius of the arches in the cradles shuold be we have to messure the gutter
and see how wide it is , use a ruler to do it with i used a wooden ruler :-) and then
then take a compass to set the half of the messurement to get the radius ,
I got a little help from Mr Humle (my greasebox ) as you can see in the picture
he was very curios about what I was doing and asked alot of questions before
I said to him ” come and help ,then you will get the answers along the way” and since
he sensed a good story to be told later he was ready in a millisecond after he had told
the other tools to stop the small-talk ….....so quiet there was ….not nice …. had to tell
them to ceep on …after all its about having fun in the cave …...right :-)
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here is my Danish inch-ruler Swirt , the compass and Mr. Humble
working as a team :-) remember not to messure the lip if your gutter has it

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here I used a carpenter-pencil to highlight the scribed line
of the radius compass made

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since my my turning saw has to be restored and I thought it was little too much for
my fretsaws fine teeth ,
I did take , a dear old freind with more than 30+ years behind him ,out of the box
and as usual he was smiling and glad he cuold help with some work knowing
he was the specialist in curved things ….....sorry foks …yes he is a electronkiller
but non the less an good old freind that never had given me a chance to complain
over his willingness to do any job I have asked for :-)
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the arch cut in the pallet wood by my dear old trusty Jiigsaw
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all you have to do now is to take the four archcut piece´s and pair them with four
straight pieces and make two frame´s and you have your cradles :-)
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I hope you will enjoy the dirty DIY work both with the P….no.. no didn´t said it
and the slam together thing of wood as I did
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Th-th-th-that´s all foks … thank´s for looking
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hope you will return in the next episode where you can hope I
return with some more interressting serius boreing stuff

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take care
Dennis



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patron

13001 posts in 1968 days


#1 posted 1298 days ago

nothing like a clean slate
to start a good journey

this is great dennis
all us new age woodworkers
learning how to restore and use old tools

and take care of them

thank you

i’ll be learning right along with you

-- 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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swirt

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#2 posted 1298 days ago

Get your mind out of the gutter … and put your dirty tools in it instead?? ;)

sealed tool bath – check
case of WD-40 – check
Jug of evaporust – check
Ammonia and detergent – check
razor blade scraper – check
brass brush – check
pain killer to let hands uncramp after hours of scrubbing – check
Beer -?

Sounds like were are read to have some fun. :)

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Dave

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#3 posted 1298 days ago

OK, what are we doing, I just got hear, I want to play. Old tool refurbishing, gutters and jig saws? My curiosity is fully tuned in!
Oh don’t worry about your English. My wife tells me there are plenty of us over here that slaughter the kings English. I am from Mississippi. I went to California for a 2 week class one time and I had to repeat everything I said, three times. Plus it don’t help I’m half coonass [slang for french].

i’m too kmuch of a cooyon to kow better…. ehh….cher!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Jordan

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#4 posted 1298 days ago

Well, I’m sure glad you do something else with your time Dennis – there’s something about that hat in your picture that makes me wonder if all you do is party!

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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oluf

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#5 posted 1298 days ago

Dennis My Father Was born near to where you live, in Ribe in 1881 and my Grandfather was born just south of you in Flensburg in 1830. In 1896 my father moved to Kobenhavn to serve his apprenticship as a carpenter cabinet maker. I grew up reading Hans Christian Andersen and listening to Victor Borge. I almost think I understand you? I know I find you very refreshing. Keep up the good work however you chose to spell it. Thanks for all your great comments.

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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Jim Bertelson

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#6 posted 1298 days ago

Dennis
I know, you are making an arm soaking basin…....to recover from all the scrubbing, wire brushing, tearing of hair, beating of fists, and assorted mistreatment your arms are sure to endure during the upcoming episodes. Glad to see you thinking of safety and therapy.

Sitting here in La Conner, a town of 800 souls, essentially on the coast of Washington…...belch…...burp…....after a fine meal at one of the great restaurants in this small community. Have visited here many times…........always having a nice time. Looking at some real estate…..figuring out how I can have two woodworking shops…...

Oh well. Missing my workshop, reading Fine WoodWorking magazine…......

Have you thought that you might have to clean up your arms with WD-40…...?? Be sure the plastic is resistant to most of the solvents you will need to have clean, pretty fingernails…...your customers will see them on the steering wheel…....as they analyze your traffic maneuvers, convinced the solvent smell is alcohol…....or some other illegal intoxicant.

Watching…......clinical…........evaluating…......be careful

........there are bureaucrats and officials reading our every word…......ssssssshhhhhh

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Dennisgrosen

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#7 posted 1298 days ago

David :
maybee we shuold get two comforteble chairs and hire an expert to teach us ..
I think it will make fewer mistak…....but then again not a chance to have fun
to experiment with chemicals…LOL

Steve :
I will come back to wd40 ,detergent and eva later ,the Ammonia sounds interresting
the razerblade I forgot but is ready
but painkillers and beer sounds good and is a good idea for personal use but if you have an unorthodox
way of using them to refurb tools with you are free to speak up and share….LOL

Superdav :
welcome :-) it can be a very werd and funny convasation with your half French slang and my Danish slang
in the same room noone wuold know what we talked about neither wuold we ….LOL

Jordan :
I thought it was about to have the longest party …..LOL…..maybee its time to get sober
and see what troubble I have got my self into this time …LOL

Oluf :
thank´s and thank´s for sharing :-)

Jim:
I knew I forgot something about why it was I bought 7 foot of gutter , the half was to be used
in the relaxing chair at the end of the days wining howhart it is trying to get some freindly words

wd 40 is tooo expencive to takea bath in , hot wather , soap and a nail-brush most do it…..yah
yah I know its luxus of the worst to use hot wather

little diesel on the floor and they can´t smell a thing …LOL

OOh you are on the east this time I realy thought you were on Hawaii this time of the year
well stupid me just becourse you was it last year …LOL

take care
Dennis

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patron

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#8 posted 1298 days ago

and here i thought that gutter
was to catch the rain
over there in indonesia

boy do i have a lot to catch up to

-- 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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tdv

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#9 posted 1298 days ago

Dennis let me guess. Is the gutter to keep your sub (french bread sandwich) in while you are busy working on those tools & where is your coffee cup holder? Lets get things in the proper order you’ll need refreshment for the journey lol
Best
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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Don

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#10 posted 1298 days ago

This looks like it’s going to be a very fascinating ride Dennis…

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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Dennisgrosen

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#11 posted 1297 days ago

David : just remember all mail will get wet there now , so no more thrugh there
unless you make a pipeline to help draining them….LOL

Trevor : I most going to be old ,that day I found my mug of coffee coldinthe kitchen
when I came up from the basement :-( .... cold coffee ..yyeeaak..brrr

great idea :-) just wonder what the wife will say when she find a piece of gutter in the kitchen :-O

Don : Thank´s , at least I will try to have a fun ride :-)

take care
Dennis

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Jim Bertelson

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#12 posted 1297 days ago

Just in case there is any question, I am in the state of Washington, on the West coast, up near the Canadian border.

Speaking of coffee, each morning we get up, get the frost off of the windshield, and then make a trip to Starbucks. Sherie orders a chocolate milk and I order battery acid (a tall stirred, single shot mocha with whip cream has very little coffee, and a whole lot of milk and chocolate), I restate…...Sherie orders chocolate milk, and I order a small cup of coffee, with 4 shots of espresso in it….......the girl at the drive through window always says “you want what?”...........and we repeat the chocolate milk and the SuperCaffeineated Battery Acid drinks. We drive about 15 minutes each way to get our morning fix. Sherie has been known to drive 20 miles one way,each morning, to get her chocolate milk.

I am beginning to think this a prelude to a pornography routine….......your mind seems to be in the gutter. (are you familiar with that old english language expression?)

Oh well….....lead on through your wicked woodworking horror show….....I am on the edge of my…....keyboard.

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Dennisgrosen

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#13 posted 1297 days ago

the shots of expresso sounds good can´t see anything wrong with that mix :-)
well …remember the girls at starbuck isn´t grown up yet to know what Dr. and truckers need
to oil the tired old body so they can function another ½ day…LOL

no I´m not aware of the old expression , but I did got a good lough out of Swirt´s comment earlyer …lol

have a great day and give Sherie a hug from us

Dennis

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swirt

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#14 posted 1297 days ago

Eva??.... thought you were talking about a woman…then I went back and re-read my list and realized you were talking about evaporust. Had a good laugh over that.

Ammonia is a really good de-greaser. I find that sometimes old tools have almost a protective film of old grime that even WD-40 doesn’t penetrate well. So if I find that is the case. I mix up a 1 part household ammonia with 4 parts water and put it to work. I usually just put it in a spray bottle so that I can spray it on let it soak a minute or so then scrub it off. Wear gloves because it will degrease your skin just as well as it will de-grease your tools. The smell can be a bit bad, so don’t over do it. Other than being a nice degreaser, the other plus is that when it evaporates, it leaves nothing behind. Unlike the WD-40 which leaves itself behind.

The beer…just a celebration of work well done… the darker the better. If it looks like the dark stuff coming off the tools, then it is good :) The pain killers… take them before you start and before bed so that you don’t wake up with buzzing hands in the morning. (I am NOT a Doctor so consult a physician first if needed)

Hmmmm Is this where you are going to tell me that the Danish WD-40 is actually WD-41.2 (bigger by 3%)? <grin>

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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swirt

1937 posts in 1599 days


#15 posted 1297 days ago

Mind in gutter… it is what people say when they want someone to stop thinking perverted thoughts. (Wife usually says it to husband… errr… that’s what people tell me anyway LOL)

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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