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The slippery slope - tool gloat

by lysdexic
posted 09-14-2011 04:43 AM


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#1 posted 09-14-2011 04:45 AM

I am not sure what went wrong but on my computer if you right click the images and select view image you can see the whole picture.

-- 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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#2 posted 09-14-2011 04:53 AM

Can you guys see the whole pics or do I need to repost them?

-- 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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#3 posted 09-14-2011 03:16 PM

Not a bad haul. I take it you are planning to build a traditional tool chest to put these in? (the strap hammer is gorgeous.)

I am still on the hunt for a light local material that I can get roughsawn 5/4 but in my area that has prove to be a bit of a challenge. White fir seams to be my best canditate but the price went through the roof latley ($8 bdft)

Keep up the good work, you are doing great.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#4 posted 09-14-2011 08:12 PM

it looks like I only see the left half of the photo,s but that half looks pretty sweet. What’s with the oil cans. I can’t seem to walk by them at a flea market either. I’ve got quite a few I’ve picked up for a couple of bucks each. I hope its our instinct telling us these will be worth a mint some day.

I wouldn’t worry about the slippery slope. You’ve passed the point of no return, might as well just enjoy the ride.

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

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#5 posted 09-14-2011 08:15 PM

I only see the left half as well. I’ve managed to talk myself out of small oil cans so far. They have been calling to me though.

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

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#6 posted 09-14-2011 08:36 PM

Don/WayneC

New tricks, I Right Clicked on the Picture then Save Picture as

went to look & walaa whole Picture !!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#7 posted 09-14-2011 08:45 PM

but if I save the pictures to my computer I’ll have to buy the tools in the picture. It just wouldn’t work any other way.

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

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#8 posted 09-14-2011 08:48 PM

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

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#9 posted 09-14-2011 09:39 PM

I really love the brass spokeshave and the oil can. I’ve got a bluegrass drawknife, as well. It’s a fine tool and yours has tons of life left in it. It’s quite a wonderful group to stare at.

Edit after reading: The oil cans in my area are $8-15 which kind of both 1) sucks the fun out of it and 2) adds to the fun of it. If they were $2, I’d buy them all which makes me be more selective. I almost bought one last week but walked away. How about that? I’m not diseased;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#10 posted 09-14-2011 10:21 PM

Very nice haul. I would like most everything in the pic. You, sir, suck :P

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#11 posted 09-14-2011 10:56 PM

Those are some really nice oldies but goodies.

BTW, there is a reason why they call them FLEE MARKETS,... “Flee Forrest Flee! (if you are trying to protect your wallet)

;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#12 posted 09-15-2011 12:11 AM

Wayne, thanks for re-posting the picture. I don’t know what was going on. I just cut and pasted the pics location like have done before. Things that make you go hmmm.

Does anyone have any recommendations as far as cleaning up the Lukin Rule. The brass binding and hinges are not a problem. However, the outside wood surface has patina’d or grimed up too the point that it is really dark. The inner (folded) surface is alot lighter. This makes the scale difficult read. Should I try just soap and water, mineral spirits or genlty scrape it or try steel wool?

-- 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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#13 posted 09-15-2011 01:14 AM

Nice score. have fun with them.

-- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein

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#14 posted 09-15-2011 01:22 AM

Nice score, you are right, it gets slippery from here on in…

but if I save the pictures to my computer I’ll have to buy the tools in the picture.
Don, so that’s what has been happening to me… I am going to try REAL hard to stop doing that.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#15 posted 09-15-2011 01:57 AM

WOW…awesome purchase

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#16 posted 09-15-2011 02:11 AM

Nice haul for sure…i personally like the no. 3 stanley should be a nicer and the spoke shavers…please forward for closer look…lol enjoy ….BC

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#17 posted 09-15-2011 04:43 AM

@ 3fingerPat – thanks for the link. I ordered some oxalic acid off amazon. From what I’ve gather this stuff ( wood bleach) can have many uses around the shop.

@RG – I will admit my tool purchase are influenced by he who must not be named but I really do not have a strong motivation to build a tool chest. I don’t see how it would into my nascent workflow. That being said he did announce two classes at Roy Underhills school in 2012. Very interesting.

I am bit surprise about the enthusiasm for the oil can. My most pleasant surprise out of the group is the screw driver. Maybe because it was a quarter. I’ve mentioned it to a few buddies and they say “oh, I remember those”. Well, I don’t. I like the integrated shaft and wooden handle. The curves. And think the wood will quite handsome once finished. Is this just a vintage common tool that has escaped my memory?

-- 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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#18 posted 09-15-2011 05:20 AM

Let me see if I can add some information:

The screwdriver is a Perfect Handle type, very well made and very popular.
The brass shave was most likely made by a patternmaker to take the stanley blade.
The strap hammer looks like a saddlers or tack makers hammer
The little infil is a very nice little plane!

-- Gary Roberts, http://toolemera.com

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#19 posted 09-15-2011 05:31 AM

Gary,
Thank you so much for the information. May I ask a question about the infill? The inside body under the iron is empty. It is just a cavity. Is it usual that these little guys would have some support under the iron. Like wooden frog so to speak? I’ll be happy to take dedicated pics tomorrow.

Thanks- Scott

-- 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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