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Rust-hunting serendipity—A year of searching turns up “Precious” parts

04-12-2014 02:10 PM by Brad | 8 comments »

About a year ago, I “restored a Goodell Manufacturing Co. miterbox”: http://lumberjocks.com/planepassion/blog/34755 . It was lacking both of its accessories when I originally bought it. A slide post to facilitate crown moulding cuts, and a length gauge slide. It was also missing a slide retention clip and a thumbscrew. That nagged at me. So much so that I made a clip and bought a jig thumbscrew to secure it. I also started making wooden prototypes of the slides. That ...

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GEM Folding Mitrebox - VIDEO

04-03-2013 04:47 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 10 comments »

A quick and dirty film (dirty because there’s sawdust…)

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Restoring a depression-era Miterbox for 21st-century workshop #2: Restoration, parts fabrication and mounting to a base

03-01-2013 03:55 PM by Brad | 12 comments »

In my last post, I talked a bit about acquiring my Goodell Manufacturing Co. miterbox and researching its history. In this post, I’ll detail the restoration I did of it. The restorationWhen I was a kid, I was great at taking things apart—radios, kitchen appliances and such. But I wasn’t so good at putting them back together. Just ask my parents. So before removing so much as a single bolt, I broke out my Canon PowerShot and snapped oodles of photos. That was my insurance policy against ...

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Restoring a depression-era Miterbox for 21st-century workshop #1: Part 1: Acquisition

02-27-2013 03:27 AM by Brad | 8 comments »

During a rust-hunting expedition last summer, I picked up six saws and a miterbox. I didn’t really “need” it because I already had two sitting on shelves at home. Still, this one had all the earmarks of an industrial-age tool—definitely the early part of the 20th century. It spoke to me. I could hear the whispers of craftsmen, shadows of an age long since passed, calling to me. I could feel them working grueling 14-hour days to eke out an existence in depression-era America. I was in a ...

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