|Project by Rev. Jim Paulson||posted 01-27-2011 03:51 PM||7555 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
I haven’t been on here in awhile. I’ve been busy moving and getting settled in Hicksville, Ohio, where I now serve as a full time Lutheran pastor. It took some doing to consolidate my larger shop into the parsonage basement, but things worked out very well.
I recently, finished restoring a Stanley 360 miter box that I purchased last Winter on ebay. I think it turned out great and I am very glad now that I sold my power miter box saw when I moved. There is something about the quality of these old tools. I should have taken some before pictures as the miter box and the saw was pretty rusty. Fortunately, it was complete in terms of the parts. I have repainted it and I replaced the top with poplar. I reconditioned the saw by refinishing the cherry handle, removing rust and then sharpening the saw blade. If you know something about these miter boxes you might see that I still need to reposition the rear post about 180 degrees. That will happen real soon so I can get the saw to release easier with one hand.
I used one of these in High School woodshop class, except our saw back then wasn’t this sharp. Now that I have this project done, I can start working on some projects that my wife has been after me to complete. Also, it is time for me to get back to working on some Windsor chairs.
Sorry about many of the pictures being sideways. I had them corrected vertical and the correction was lost in when I imported them.