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02-18-2015 08:11 AM

record CL1 lathe would not start - 2 replies

The Record CL1 lathe is powered by a 1/2HP Brooks Compton capacitor start motor which refused to start. My first reaction was to suspect the capacitor, I have no means of testing the capacitor so I contacted Record and ordered a new capacitor which they had in stock and agreed to take back should it not be needed . Five days later the new capaci...

08-13-2012 12:44 PM

Atkin & Sons wooden jack plane - 3 replies

The Atkin & Sons Plane The Atkin & Sons Plane The Atkin & Sons stamp on the planes fore end The manufacturers claim about the timber used for manufacture This is another lane from my collection; it was made by a company called Atkin & Sons of Birmingham. It is completely original, the Iron and back iro...

08-10-2012 05:38 PM

Metal planes; Stanley or Record - 9 replies

Record 077A bull nose plane complete with box Record 077A Bull nose plane Stanley 90 Bull nose plane Stanley 90 bull nose Bull nose plane unknown manufacture. Bull nose plane unknown manufacture. I would like to start a discussion regarding the merits of the tools produced by the Stanley Company of Ameri...

08-09-2012 07:14 PM

A special tool in my life - 3 replies

This was the first tool i bought Chuck and ratchet Another view of the brace VR drawing of a 1940/50 kids trolley This brace and the 3/4” bit were bought in 1949 from Woolworth in Beeston Nottingham. My Dad (god bless him) gave me one shilling a week pocket money and I was building myself a trolley at that time ...

08-08-2012 07:55 PM

Vintage Moulding plane - 6 replies

The plane within its case A complete range of plane soles A complete range of cutters Another view of the plane in its case complete with catalogue of the shop it was bought from and an old 1931 catalogue of Record Planes The instructions inside the lid. The closed case. This is a Record 405 multiplane with all the attachments ...

07-30-2012 05:29 PM

Chess Pieces - 1 reply

For those of you who would like to make their own chess pieces here is the drawing I worked to when I produced the chess table you can see in my projects. The quality of the drawing is poor, that is because I have had to convert my cad drawing to JPEG to be able to post here, but if it helps use it.the finished pieces

07-26-2012 07:17 AM

Antique Brown & Flather Brace - 1 reply

This Brace came into my possession about 30 years ago having paid about £5 for it. The tool looked like it had been kept in a coal hole for the major part of its existence, it was heavily tarnished, black, and very dirty, so much so that none of the inscriptions you can now see were not visible then, therefor I had no idea what I had bought. As ...

07-18-2012 07:27 AM

Cabinet Scraper & Scatch Stocks - 7 replies

A Stanley 112 hand scraper A selection of Cabinet scrapers Filing the edge straight & square Honing the edge on the edge of an oil stone the lid is usedas a guide to keep the scraper square My Ticketer ( burnisher) made from a solid TCT router cutter,using the shank as the burnishing tool. Turning the edge Producing the hoo...

07-05-2012 10:12 AM

Oak species - 25 replies

It is interesting to see the different uses of the Oak species. What I mean by that is it appears that the selection of the type of Oak species is controlled geographically, with our American buddies appearing to use Red Oak (Quercus Rubra) in preference to the White Oak Species (Quercus Alba). I wonder why that is and is my determination of thi...

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