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refurbishing old tools #8: A suprize from a fellow LJ

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Blog entry by Dave posted 1271 days ago 3082 reads 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: The making of a simple Plain TOTE Part 8 of refurbishing old tools series Part 9: Work on the till and a tote catastrophe »

My wife has been sick the last few days, so I stayed home from work to tend to her. Every now and then I would go out to the shop and get a little done while she slept. I had started back on the dovetails and am near finished.

This is one of the largest box frames I have dovetailed by hand.

Pairing and rasping to clear the saw marks. The dozuki might not have much kerf but my hands wander a little while I saw. Not being able to see well doesn’t help either.

Then the mail came. What a box with From Rand To Dave. And in the box A letter.

And next to the letter was a neat little brass hammer.

Now I want you to see what I have been beating on my planes with. First, for the wedge adjustment a one inch square piece of pine with a dowel in it, second an old tack hammer that is broke in 2 places. I make do.

Now Rand had gave me a heads up to watch the mail. When I got the hammer I named it Silk. For some very bad jokes a blog or two ago over son in laws. Silk stands for son in law killer;)

I had to give it a new home near my planes.

Getting late need to go in and tend to the wife and dinner. Thanks for reading.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com



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dufus7441

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#1 posted 1271 days ago

nice hammer, hope the wife is feeling better.

-- Paul

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Dave

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#2 posted 1271 days ago

Thanks dufus7441, I like the hammer to

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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ChunkyC

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#3 posted 1271 days ago

I’ve always banged the plane against my forehead. Guess that explains the headaches. Never knew I was suppose to use a nice hammer like that.

Great hammer and great friends. Life is good.

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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Dave

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#4 posted 1271 days ago

ChunkyC I was doing it with the plane turned the wrong way. That would explain the flat-spot on my forehead. Ready for finish;)
thx dude

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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swirt

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#5 posted 1270 days ago

A really nice looking hammer and a great gift.
Hope your wife is on the mend.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Chelios

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#6 posted 1270 days ago

That was a nice addition to your shop. Now you are tapping with style. Smooth as SILK

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lilredweldingrod

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#7 posted 1270 days ago

Dave,
I hope your wife is feeling better.
Seeing all these wonderful old planes receiving all the loving care just cried for the right size tool to make them happy.
I’m looking forward to the day my dovetails look as beautiful as yours.
My best wishes to you and your family, Rand

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Dave

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#8 posted 1270 days ago

Swirt, Chellos and you, plane hammer elf thanks. oh those aint my dovetails, I got 2 little dovetail elves that come in at night. You want em? I’ll loan em to ya. They work for hammers. Thats why I have none and have to rely on friends like you for my supply. It aint illegal to be a hammer dealer in Mississippi as long you don’t have more than 2 in your possession. ;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Karson

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#9 posted 1270 days ago

A great gift from a fellow LJ. A nice looking hammer.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Dave

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#10 posted 1270 days ago

Thank you Karson

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#11 posted 1270 days ago

KOOL!! Did you make that hammer Rand?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Dennisgrosen

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#12 posted 1270 days ago

a very nice gesture of you Rand :-)
to send such a fine brass hammer to David , and I presume you made it your self too
its not a bad looking one att all , a nich tuch with the pattern on the head :-)
but now you have taken the step to make tools yourself its only gets worse
and before you know it ….. no more wood working ….only tool fabrication on the program….LOL

Superdav : I´ll bett it will serve you well , but I better not show your name explanation to my daughter….LOL

take care
Dennis

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Bertha

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#13 posted 1270 days ago

Supercool hammer. I like your vise, too.

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

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Dave

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#14 posted 1270 days ago

Thank you Topamax, Dennis, Cessna and Bertha. All is good when you have friends;)
Dennis how is her health?

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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lilredweldingrod

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#15 posted 1270 days ago

Sorry guys, store bought, American made with Tennessee hickory handle. Perfect for old wooden jewels. Only 3 ounces of brass so you can be delicate with the antiques. I liked the knurling myself. I had to find something Mafe can’t duplicate. lol And knurling it was. lol

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