Cherry Hoosier

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Project by Don W posted 07-12-2011 08:53 PM 1752 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My wife’s mother gave her an old Hoosier with this enamel top. The Hoosier was a pine painted white and pretty well beyond repair. I had some cherry, and decided to remake it from that. Somehow I lost the metal pieces that connect the top to the bottom so I remade some out of wood. The enamel top can slide forward like the original, although that function is no longer used.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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David Grimes

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#1 posted 07-12-2011 08:57 PM

Very nice restore, DonW !

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#2 posted 07-12-2011 09:10 PM


what is the enamel top slide forward for? and what did you use for the transparent door panels?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Don W

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#3 posted 07-12-2011 09:24 PM

The enamel top slides out so you have use of the full work surface. I think that’s what actually makes it a “Hoosier”. It then slides back in out of the way when not in use. For the transparent doors I just used wire mesh.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#4 posted 07-12-2011 09:25 PM

Nice old design never fades with age this is a character piece lovely and my name is Hosie same name different derivation/country. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#5 posted 07-12-2011 09:33 PM


-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#6 posted 07-12-2011 09:53 PM

Beautiful piece of furniture. I love the old farm house type furnishings.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#7 posted 07-12-2011 11:47 PM

Beautiful peice of furniture.

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#8 posted 07-13-2011 05:46 AM

Very nice, I love Hoosier cabinets. A fine save; heck- better than new!

And the slide out surface was for breadmaking- pull out to roll dough on cold surface, like marble…

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

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