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

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 06-27-2012 04:57 AM 3971 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 06-27-2012 10:50 AM

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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#2 posted 06-27-2012 11:23 AM

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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#3 posted 06-27-2012 12:51 PM

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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#4 posted 06-27-2012 01:45 PM

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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#5 posted 06-27-2012 02:33 PM

Great find Smitty. Those are slick!

-- ~Tony

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#6 posted 06-28-2012 01:22 AM

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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#7 posted 06-28-2012 01:39 AM

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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#8 posted 06-28-2012 11:03 AM

And in a plastic tray!!

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

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#9 posted 06-28-2012 11:46 AM

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 06-29-2012 02:00 AM

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 06-29-2012 03:29 AM

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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