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The Slippery Slope #16: Great. Now tools are finding me.

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Blog entry by chrisstef posted 05-13-2014 12:32 AM 1212 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Or well … Toolboxes. Buddy of mines step father was going to trash this toolbox but luckily ive got friends that dont let that kinda stuff happen. Its a four drawer flip top machinists style toolbox. I cant find any markings on it so im not sure as to its origin but now, its mine. Its a long wats down the rehab list so ill let the pictures do the talkin until i can spend a little more time with it.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty



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ShaneA

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#1 posted 05-13-2014 12:40 AM

Nice find. Are the before/after pics just after a cleaning?

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#2 posted 05-13-2014 12:44 AM

You lucky, lucky man! That is going to be a fun rehab that will be rewarded tenfold. Are those steel guides for the drawers? Is that an old photo on the inside of the lid?

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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chrisstef

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#3 posted 05-13-2014 12:45 AM

Thats just a difference in the lighting. I havent touched it yet besides taking it apart and giving it a good inspection for any lost goodies. Nothing was left behind besides a few spiders and a finish nail.

Yup steel bars in shallow dadoes. Its actually a busted mirror inside the lid there.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#4 posted 05-13-2014 12:46 AM

Nice save. I’m glad it didn’t make it to the dumpster.

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

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#5 posted 05-13-2014 02:30 AM

Great score Stef! Get that mirror fixed and ya gotta place to store some tools and get the make-up lines blended in well!

-- Jake -- "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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#6 posted 05-13-2014 03:01 AM

Awesome, Stef, Congrats!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#7 posted 05-13-2014 03:04 AM

It will get lots of use. Looking forward to see how it turns out.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#8 posted 05-13-2014 03:19 AM

That’s going to be awesome. Good get. Buy that friend a beer.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#9 posted 05-13-2014 09:33 AM

Very nice Stef. Lots of character there. Is that an iPhone dock on the underside of the lid? :o)

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#10 posted 05-13-2014 10:52 AM

First things first, you need to fix the “look at ME” device. Never understood why machinist chests had those things. Great project, and looking forward to the post.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#11 posted 05-13-2014 11:10 AM

Kevin – I guess it was just to get rid of any black marks off their faces before they went home at night. It is said that in days of yore when operating machinery was a dangerous occupation, that they hid their ‘burying money’ behind the mirror. Looks like the burying money is long gone from Stef’s chest.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#12 posted 05-13-2014 11:39 AM

Nice find indeed. One of these days I’ll show you guys the great-uncle’s toolbox, worth the look…

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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chrisstef

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#13 posted 05-13-2014 12:41 PM

Thats pretty interesting about the “burying money” Andy. Im definitely smashing out the rest of that mirror. There might be a sawbuck behind there! I could use me some found money.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#14 posted 05-14-2014 01:58 PM

That will look nice with some old timey tools in it. Nice score!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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summerfi

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#15 posted 05-14-2014 02:21 PM

Nice Stef! Must be oak? It’s going to look stunning when done.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- "Of all the tools I own, my favorite is a good sharp pocket knife." - My Dad

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