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Vintage Tool Rehab Projects #8: "Rehabistoring" of a Goodell Pratt Eggbeater Drill

02-18-2012 04:52 AM by Brad | 14 comments »

I was poking around in my favorite tool dealer’s booth when I came across a couple of smaller eggbeater drills. One was a Millers Falls and one was a Goodell Pratt. I gave the MF drill a good long look. The crank rotated very smoothly with the merest sound of hummingbird wisps as gears interlaced at high speed. Unfortunately, the chuck jaws failed to work properly so I put it back on its shelf with a heavy heart and a frown. The Goodell Pratt drill also had a smooth rotating action, ...

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Vintage Tool Rehab Projects #1: Disston #4 backsaw rehab-Part 1-Cleaning, repairing, rehabbing

04-06-2011 04:30 AM by Brad | 10 comments »

Disston Backsaw Rehab-1 Cleaning, repairing and rehabbing I was in Salt Lake City recently on business. After dinner I slipped into my pajamas to watch tv and do one of my favorite on-the-road activities—look for tools on Ebay. Now that my hand plane inventory has reached 7, it’s time to focus on some other tools. Apparently, if you want to build things out of wood, saws can be pretty helpful. It’s not that I don’t have any. I have a modern (read crappy) handsaw along with a 14″ Stanley...

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Stanley #62 Refurbish - Done!

03-12-2012 03:41 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 88 comments »

NOTE: Rescued this post from “Photosucket” 07 Jan 2018. Smitty Started simply enough, saying “I’ll take it!” to Patrick Leach the first week of March. He said the plane was indeed a project that he was pricing to move. “Spring stuff coming, need to clear space.” But it was for parts or restore if extreme restores were your thing, essentially. Well, it’s not my thing, but having a #62 is my thing. So I jumped. And I was excited when it arrived...

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Vintage Tool Rehab Projects #17: Rehabbing a SB Router Plane #71 Type 8

09-19-2012 02:48 AM by Brad | 11 comments »

My tool kit has longed for a router plane for some time. Why? • Because my dados need their bottoms flattened to a consistent depth.• Because my rabbets need to be trued—and to the same depth.• Because my tenons need to be trued too.• Because I wanted to do these functions accurately by hand versus a power router.• Because my Stanley family was anxious to add a new brother to the mix. But where to find one?In the year I’ve been combing estate and garage sales I̵...

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Vintage Tool Rehab Projects #14: Tuning My first Drill Press-An invaluable education.

07-21-2012 03:04 PM by Brad | 13 comments »

“Does it run?”, I asked the goatee-wearing college kid working the estate sale. “I don’t know, let’s plug it in and see.” So we did. And it ran. But it made a loud rumbling sound. “Could be the bearings,” goatee-boy said. “How much you asking for it?” “Make me an offer.” “25 bucks work for you?” “Sold,” says he. So I borrowed a dolly, backed up my Mini Cooper to the garage—you’d be surpris...

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Vintage Tool Rehab Projects #6: Rehabbing an English Brace—Before and after eye candy for a 10” Skinner hand drill

01-20-2012 07:31 PM by Brad | 6 comments »

Yes Virginia, there IS a Santa Claus. Soon after finishing my restoration of “Dusty” an 8” Stanley brace on Andy’s superb “Humble Hand Brace” series came early to my doorstep. My buddy Andy was kind enough to hook me up with two Skinner braces (10” and 6”). He was tireless in his pursuit, even stopping at a Dutch rest stop to bid on Ebay UK for me while driving home from a consulting gig. The 10” Skinner arrived in decent shape so I chose to rehab it rather than restore it. I named ...

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Electrolysis for Rust Removal and Plane Rehab Series #3: Lakeside No 4

06-15-2009 04:24 PM by Sandking | 15 comments »

Here is a $7 garage sale find from a few years ago. I didn’t know anything about planes (not as if that has changed) but I think that this is a house brand for Montgomery Ward’s. This plane was in bad shape, lots of rust and the bottom had paint and junk all over it. It think it came out pretty good. Next steps are lapping the bottom and sides with sandpaper. The thing I don’t understand with the Electrolysis is the rust seemed gone, but it was covered in somewhat thi...

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Vintage Tool Rehab Projects #10: Rehabbing a Pre-1918 Disston handsaw with a couple of unique curiosities

04-01-2012 02:36 PM by Brad | 8 comments »

Recently, I scored a Disston handsaw for $2.00 at an estate sale along with some other finds. The more refined shape (yes the horns have long since broken off) of the handle told me that it was an older saw. As did the Disston medallion , marked H. Disston & Sons…Philada. (That dates the medallion to between 1896-1917) When I got it home, I took a closer look. It was wrapped in a Denver Post front page dated September 27 1995. From the yellowed packing tape holding the bundle togeth...

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Vintage Tool Rehab Projects #16: J.H. Noble No.1 Backsaw rehab-Why two carcass saws?

09-04-2012 07:20 PM by Brad | 6 comments »

Not long after I finished rehabbing my Disston #4 backsaw, I stumbled across this little beauty on eBay. Some of you might be wondering ‘why would he need two 12” crosscut backsaws?’ Truth be told, I didn’t. But at 11 ppi, my Disston leaves a rough cut relative to the Noble’s 15 ppi. Or at least that’s the rationalization I made to place my conscious-free bid. Mostly, I was curious to experience the differences between the manufacturers. So I ponied ...

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Vintage Tool Rehab Projects #2: Disston #4 backsaw rehab-Part 2-Sharpening, testing and adding to tool kit

04-10-2011 03:50 PM by Brad | 12 comments »

I’ll be honest. The thought of sharpening all those little teeth, with their attendant geometries has always intimidated me. But so did tuning my first Stanley Bailey Type 11 smoother. And what I’ve learned from tuning my planes is that I understand my tools and the way they shape the wood on a much more intimate level. And that’s made me a better woodworker. I wanted to have that same understanding for my handsaws. And I wanted to have the confidence and skill to sharpen...

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