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Misc. Shop Stuff #5: Get a Handle On It!

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 758 days ago 3551 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: A Vintage Tool Chest Part 5 of Misc. Shop Stuff series Part 6: Help!! Looking for Old Iron Caster Wheels »

Amazing to find that what’s old is new again!

Japanned? Made in New Britain?

Four pairs with slotted screws, wrapped in wax paper.

One pair certainly destined for the sides of the wall-hung tool cabinet! :-)

Where to go with the other three pair? Meh, no hurry to decide. Thanks for looking!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive



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Don W

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#1 posted 758 days ago

I could handle that!

japanned, slotted screws and in wax paper. Like stepping out of a time machine.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#2 posted 758 days ago

No hard plastic ‘card’ shrunk tight around the goods, either. Love it.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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SamuelP

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#3 posted 758 days ago

Use some on that vintage tool chest you are redoing?

Where did you dig them up?

-- -Sam - Tampa, FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#4 posted 758 days ago

The chest actually has handles, and those are the best part of the chest at this point. :-)

Found these on the ‘bay!~ I’ve been following a bunch of listings for the past couple months for pairs, and when these came up I went with the minimum and ended up getting them. Love that they’re japanned, especially, and not nickled or chromed.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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AnthonyReed

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#5 posted 758 days ago

Great find Smitty. Those are slick!

-- ~Tony

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SamuelP

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#6 posted 757 days ago

Smitty – You might like these too.

-- -Sam - Tampa, FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#7 posted 757 days ago

Now Sam, that would just be silly. :-)

But they’re cool. Bakelite. Awesome stuff.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Don W

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#8 posted 757 days ago

And in a plastic tray!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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lysdexic

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#9 posted 757 days ago

I dont know how you guys find this stuff on the bay. Nice Smitty.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#10 posted 756 days ago

What a find. I love it Smitty.

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

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#11 posted 756 days ago

Lysdexic and Dave – Thanks! I’m looking forward to installing a pair of these when the cabinet is done. It’s becoming quite the challenge, but I’ll get there. Jury is out on my decision to try cherry on this build… Very unforging material.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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