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05-01-2012 06:04 PM

Four saws - 2 replies

restored back from Rust bucket Haven. All four are disstons. There is a D-8 in there, A no.76 in there , a keystone Pace Maker, and a D-23. I could not get the blade cleaned on the 76, for fear I might destroy any etch on there. The D-8 has a good etch showing, as well as the keystone’s fancy etch. D-23’s handle has b...

04-29-2012 03:55 PM

Tool names?? - 6 replies

I have a selection of hand tools in the shop. The “usual” names of course are easy to find out about. One name i have in the shop is a lot harder to find anything about. Some company called “Worth’? I have a adjustable wrench stamped with this name, a #5 sized jack plane with that name stamped into the iron...

04-28-2012 06:13 PM

Planely a re-hab - 4 replies

Went back to a little store this morning, and walked around the Yard/Garage sales going on in the town. Spent $10 on one item. Then went home and worked a couple hours, getting rid of RUSTIES, Bug nests, Dirt, and other foul items nestled in this plane. forgot to take pictures of the “Before’. They were NASTY. G...

04-26-2012 05:54 PM

Tote "freeze' help - 10 replies

Working on a Union #3c plane. It has a cracked tote i would like to either repair, or replace. problem? Can’t get the ##@# bolt to even budge. Should i try to soak it loose? Being an old Union plane, nothing stanley made will fit. If the tote bolt is like the front knob bolt, it will be a problem to replace. The ...

04-20-2012 09:29 PM

Mystery saws??? - 4 replies

Rust hunting around my neck of the woods is get a might thin. However, for the Princely Sum of $6 (WOW) I managed to drag two saws home. And a mystery as well: On the medallion of the Mystery saw are the following letters… WS & M Co. across the top of an eagle, and below the eagle: WARRANTED Handle has been redrilled at one ...

04-13-2012 06:56 PM

Getting the "Kinks" out?? - 2 replies

I have a couple of saw blades from saws i am “re-habbing”. The blades have a kink or two in them. From just a single one to a “wave effect” one. Need a way to get the blades back to straight and narrow.

04-11-2012 01:00 PM

Project Saw: Question - 6 replies

I have two saws I would like to make into something a little more “useful”. The blade on this one is good ( a late model Diiston Tool box saw) but the handle is too clunky, I do, however, like this handle. Made by STEIGO in China, the blade is junk. Now, I have an idea. I could use the saw plate from one, add the ha...

04-02-2012 12:21 AM

Tool Wall - 2 replies

Used to have a bare wall above the tool bench, but got tired of digging through stuff to find WHAT tool i needed. Soooo, A few long drywall screws to the rescue! Then, I could never find the right sized chisel, so a piece of scrap to the rescue: Just drilled a few holes, and then sawed a few slots to connect the holes. A couple more...

03-28-2012 01:56 AM

High Tech saw vise??? - 2 replies

Got a few old saws hanging around the shop, snaggle teeth and all. I don’t have a fancy saw vise to clamp them up to sharpen them, either. So, I did have some 2×3 pine sitting around the house. Grabbed two of them , and a saw. Marked the length i needed by laying the saw on top of one board, and marking with my thumbna...

03-23-2012 07:42 PM

new saw? - 1 reply

Rust Hunter, out and about today. Stopped at a thrift store, and picked up two saws. One was a no-name, not even an etch saw, that had the three sawnuts I was looking for. I also picked up a Disston R1 “Rancher” saw. It was in good shape, just some surface rust. I might just clean it up, sharpen IF needed, and put to w...

03-20-2012 04:06 PM

Another new saw handle??? - 6 replies

Ok, the first saws are done, time for the “Donor saw” to get fixed back up. Donor Saw? A rusty, plywood handled, $2 crosscut saw I bought mainly for the sawnuts it still had in place. Plywood handle is scrap. period, right? Not so fast there, it still has some use to it. A look firts at the “starting point”...

03-18-2012 05:30 PM

Buck Brothers plane?? - 14 replies

While shopping for plane irons at Home Despot, I was looking at the Buck Brothers 14” Plane. I went and bought an iron instead, though, since I needed a #4 sized one for a plane restore. Is this plane worth the $34? Next, CAN it be re-tuned into something workable. OR, maybe use it as a simple scrub plane? Having some tro...

03-14-2012 06:35 PM

Re-habbing a D8 Etch question - 3 replies

I picked up a $2 D8 thumbhole handled saw the other day. Rusty, no big deal. Got some of the sawnuts loose, Medallion just spins along with the Bolt, Brass thingy, might be rough to get out. The Etch is now starting to show through all that rust ( and some pitting) On the handle side of henry Disston & son’s Keystone There ...

03-13-2012 06:26 PM

Rust Hunter: part III - 2 replies

Spent a whopping whole $4 today, doing handsaws. A Thumbhole I’ve been looking at was picked up for the sawnuts. I’ll re-hab the handle at a later date, and pick up another saw (@ $2) for another set of sawnuts. I needed these for another saw almost done. Thumbhole: Brass medallion: DISSTON (over a keystone) U.S.A. ...

03-09-2012 11:06 PM

Another old plane, another re-hab - 6 replies

Spent a whopping whole $8 today. Bought a Stanley Handyman #4 plane. Not much to look at when i bought it. Might turn out a bit differently later. This plane does have a lot of numbers stamped EVERYWHERE on the parts. A look at where i am starting at: A side view: I’ll make new handle for this, I think. All these ar...

03-05-2012 08:24 PM

Rust hunter, Part 2 - 7 replies

I was out and about today. Stopped in at three “thrift stores” in the downtown Sidney, Ohio area. One had a Stanley Handyman plane @ $10. Red painted frog, red paint in the box that says Stanley Handyman. About the size of a #4. There was also about a dozen handsaws, prices from $2 -$5. One or two good handles, the other...

03-03-2012 08:47 PM

So far, so good - 3 replies

As part of my tax refund fun, I stopped by the local Sears store. Came away from there with a new router kit, for about $147 out the door. The bases both will take my P-C bushings, so NOW I can can finally use my three year old P-C dovetail jig! This came with both a fixed base, and a plunge base. ALL METAL! Variable speed, ele...

02-07-2012 08:31 PM

A tale of two planes - 22 replies

And how I’m going to re-hab them. In this entry, I’ll show the planes in their “before” appearence, and how one looks torn down. Not too bad, but they have seen a lot of use in the past. The red one is from Great Neck a long time ago. The plain one is still not fully Identified. Anyway, here is that “...

02-07-2012 04:13 PM

Cleaning a saw plate? - 1 reply

I have several saws that need a bit of shine applied to their plates. Don’t want to sand things up, maybe something less aggressive? I just got two backsaws re-handled, and a couple of cross-cut saws. There MIGHT be something under the rust/grime worth keeping. A photo of some of the saws: By Powerkraft ( “Monkey Wards ...

02-05-2012 08:01 PM

Re-hab a handplane - 9 replies

An old Stanley Liberty Bell #129. Needed an “up-grade” of sorts. It had a plastic tote screwed on the rear. Yuck! A few years of dirt, grime, and dust stuck in every corner. Someone had spray a silver paint on some of the metal parts, rust prevention maybe? So, I took everything apart, and started to clean things ...

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