In the last post, I completed the cleaning and tuning of the #5 ½. In this, Part 2, I cover three common repairs to the mangled tote. Most tote repairs are straight forward. However, I’ve found that replacing a beavertail is very tedious, e...
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One snowy day, I found this while rummaging around a used tool store in downtown Denver. I was so gold-fever blinded by my desire to fill the #5 ½ hole in my collection, that I overlooked the fact that it had lived a hard life. And the fact...
I found this Harvey Peace saw buried under a bunch of rusty ones at an estate sale. The nib and handle lambs tongue set it apart from the others. So even though it was covered in rust… …and caked with what appeared to be glue… ...
It takes a lot to get me up at 7:00 a.m. on a Saturday morning. But the “Barn sale. Tools…” ad worked like three cups of coffee. Still, my lady doesn’t share my enthusiasm for rust hunting, so to entice her, I described it as an adventure. And if ...
Vintage Tool Rehab Projects #24: Into the Beech: My first foray into molding planes--Rehabbing a side-bead plane
Don’t get me wrong—I like my router table. But moulding planes offer a silent and safe alternative to add decorative details to projects. So rather than continue pouring money into the router-bit pit, I decided to dive into molding planes. But whi...