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How I decide if I need to buy more tools or not

08-08-2018 09:42 PM by Out_In_The_Shop | 8 comments »

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Mysteries from the 116 year old tool box. #1: Timber Framing Tools

03-28-2016 04:52 PM by LanternLightFarm | 1 comment »

Last fall I received a call from my father inquiring if I wanted my great-grandfather’s tool box; all he knew about it was that it was extremely heavy, locked, and had been sitting in the corner as long as he could remember. Jumping at the chance to own a piece of family history I told him I would take it and a few weeks later it arrived to my garage via cargo trailer. Escorted by my father and uncle we managed to unload and extremely heavy trunk that seemed to weigh in the hundreds of ...

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Tooling up with estate sales-How to equip your hand-tool shop for pennies on the dollar #3: Tips #7-#9

04-17-2015 02:49 PM by Brad | 2 comments »

Tip #7: Inspect each item.I know that sounds silly. “Of course I’ll inspect it,” you’re thinking. Yeah well, in the heat of the moment, when you think you’ve found a gem, and your heart is pumping, the birds are singing and you are SO in LOVE with that tool, well, it’s easy to overlook that one detail that renders a tool useless. And the last thing you need is to spend money on a tool that is unserviceable. Not only is that money that could have gone to ano...

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Flea Market Finds

11-30-2014 07:40 PM by bit101 | 0 comments »

Super happy with today’s goodies: 1. A Marples knife blade marking gauge. $7 2. Drawknife of unknown origin. $5 3. H. Wells moving filletster plane. $10 Head over heals about the plane. I’ve been scouring eBay and other sources for one just like this. Overall it’s in really good shape. Took it apart, cleaned it up and oiled the depth stop screw. I’ll need to sharpen the blade later. It’s got a small crack in the fence, which I just glued up and sh...

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Fools for Tools #2: This Sexy Walker Turner Bandsaw just wont track! HELP!

08-29-2014 06:24 PM by palaswood | 9 comments »

OK I know you guys know a thing or two about vintage, cast iron band saws. If you read the previous entry, I bought this saw for a song but after trying for a week or so to get the blade to track, I gave up and its been collecting dust ever since. That in itself is a travesty! I mean just Look at this beaut! I dont have any pics of the wheels, but I’ll get some up tonight if i remember. My issue is this: Lower wheel is about 3/16ths further out than the upper wheel, i...

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Fools for Tools #1: The Band Saw that was Meant to Be (Walker Turner 14")

04-11-2014 09:33 PM by palaswood | 11 comments »

So im cleaning up in my garage shop a couple saturdays ago when a white SUV pulls right up to it and the guy inside tells me his daughter is my neighbor, he sees all my wood and wants to know if I’m interested in an old band saw? His father handed it down to him when he passed, but he doesnt use it now since he’s older and doesnt do woodworking anymore. I told him its the missing ingredient in my shop and I’m very interested! He sends me some pictures and it looks prom...

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Tips for buying vintage planes online

01-23-2014 03:04 AM by toolmike | 0 comments »

Some tips on buying vintage tools on eBay http://workingbyhand.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/buying-vintage-tools-online/

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Tools of the Trades - Nov. 2013 show

11-19-2013 08:37 PM by toolmike | 4 comments »

Here’s a round-up of my visit to the Tools of the Trades show last weekend. http://workingbyhand.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/tools-of-the-trades-show-roundup-nov-13/ Some of the tools on offer below:

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Tool Restorations #1: 1939 Walker-Turner Driver Line Drill Press Series 700

04-06-2012 12:35 AM by BigFoot Products Canada | 4 comments »

1939 Walker-Turner Driver Line Drill Press Series 700This is my latest restoration job. It took me quite a while tocomplete but I’m very happy with the results.Unique to this drill press is the fact the shaft has 4 sets of ball bearings..You talk about smoooooooooth running.. It’s excellent!Read the OLD brochure for it! I’ve advertised it now for $300.00. I sell these pretty quick.My last one was a 1948 Duro Drill Press Model SF3083 and it was gone in the first 24 hour...

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Tool Hunting Finds in Arizona

02-01-2012 11:26 PM by Brad | 7 comments »

I was visiting family in Phoenix and decided to try my luck at finding vintage tools before our 5:00 o’clock gin and tonic. The foraging turned out to be much more fruitful than my East coast tool hunt last year. Flea Market FindsFlea markets, like baseball, have been very, very good to me in the past. After Googling flea markets, I found the Phoenix Park ‘n Swap at 3801 E. Washington Street. So Mom and I piled in the car and cruised on over. The place was massive with hundreds of...

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