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Around the Shop #12: ok, the bench is clean

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Blog entry by Don W posted 439 days ago 1755 reads 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 11: A vintage Wheel drive for the leg vise Part 12 of Around the Shop series Part 13: Tool Chest Redux »

I’ve been on the road for work every week lately so shop time is limited. With weekends booked with family stuff, my bench was piling up with unfinished projects.

So first thing this morning I finished up the 2 saws sitting in pieces. The start of the shop cleaning was actually initiated when I lost one of the saw nuts! No worries, it was found under a pile of clutter.

Sharpened up the D8 and D12.

This is a 26” and the 28” together. Gee, now I hate to break up the set!

Next up was a type 10 #8 I bought from Dan several months ago. Still in pieces but ready to go.

Hung it up with the few other type 10’s I have and then set my sights on my new Sargent 411. It didn’t take much, just some cleaning, but what to do with it. Time for a small re-org. Time for a spot for the Sargent collection.

But we couldn’t stop there. So I separated the type 11’s as well.

Then some time ago Rhett sent me a new wedge for the Nice Ash plane. It had a bolt but it wasn’t quit long enough, probably due to the fussing around I had done earlier. But no fear, we have the technology. Stronger, better and a touch of brass.

This thing works so nice, I hate to see it sit around, but then, its in some good company.

Next up, some re-work on a previous project. I didn’t like the way this plane worked out, so it was cut and re-sand time. Along with a new thicker blade I made from some O-1 1/4” steel. Its much more comfortable now, and as you can see, the new iron works like a charm.

And find a spot for some new hardware, thanks to Dave.

And hang up my Bailey Tool Co hand plane to get it off my bench. This was finished, but it seems like it was worth mentioning again.

I also went through and oiled up a bunch of stuff today. All this rain is starting to pay its toll.

Now its time for a cold beer and a thick steak. Thanks for looking.

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



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ShaneA

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#1 posted 439 days ago

Progress must feel good. It is amazing how the time just slips away. Thanks for sharing.

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Brit

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#2 posted 439 days ago

Nothing wrong with those saws Don.

You get more done in a morning than I get done in a month. :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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#3 posted 439 days ago

What a week’s or more work you accomplished in a morning! You really turn out superior quality refurbishments, what ever the tool. Thanks for the update.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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#4 posted 439 days ago

a beautiful showing of some fine planes…do you use all of them, i would guess not, as im sure you have both users and collection…there is something about hand tools…especially planes…i think they are the tool that connects us with the wood, to me it goes right along with hand sanding, your shaping the wood…i love em..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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lysdexic

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#5 posted 438 days ago

You are a productive dude Don.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#6 posted 438 days ago

Damn nice saw work Don.

-- ~Tony

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#7 posted 438 days ago

I’ve got to get to work on my handsaws, they all need sharpening, except for the store-bought ones.
Great work, Don!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#8 posted 438 days ago

Great stuff Don. It’s good to know that these old tools are in good hands.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Dave

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#9 posted 437 days ago

I like that Bailey logo. It is industrial looking. Looks like when you came home you had a ton of shop work to catch up on.
Looking good as always Don.
Keep us posted.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#10 posted 434 days ago

Wow, got a lot done, I bet that feels nice.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#11 posted 434 days ago

^ Ditto to what everyone has already said. Lots to do, lots done, good for the soul! All are great lookers, too.

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

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