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refurbishing old tools #9: Work on the till and a tote catastrophe

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Blog entry by Dave posted 1253 days ago 1569 reads 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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First and foremost. This Saturday at our Agriculture Museum there will be a meeting of the Pearl River Woodcarvers guild. I do believe 4 lj’s will be there showing support. That in itself will be fun. And I might even find an old gouge or two. ;)
Another cool thing I had a fellow LJ, William, stoped buy this week. He brought me an old #5 fluted craftsman plane. That wiil make another great refurb and user.
Now the plane till is coming together.

Dry fit went alone fairly well.

So I went inside and asked the MS’s to help on the glue up.

Make sure its square.

I have chosen to dye it with water based dye. I used terracotta and a dark brown.

Let it dry a bit and sanded the raised wood.

This maple does have some interesting grain. I have used teak oil and will wait a week or so for it to dry.

So in the meantime I started on another project.

And while plaining on this 8 foot board. catastrophe
I let my fore plain drop to the floor. Everything stoped and I had to repair my tote. Ouch.

But with the great help of my shop elves ( nephew Lane) She was repaired. Again!

Maybe I’ll Get the till build and will have no more major problems. William you can have Murphy back.

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



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#1 posted 1253 days ago

OH NOOOOOO, don’t drop planes, that’s not good. I think I’ve got something for you too….. I’ll try and remember to bring it Saturday for you. Looking forward to the meet up and glad to see someone else remaking old tools.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#2 posted 1253 days ago

NO! NO! NO!
I don’t want Murphy back. You can keep the bad luck down your way.
I love the grain on that maple.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#3 posted 1253 days ago

As a LJ and a member of Pearl River Woodcarvers I am looking forward to meeting the rest of you. I visited William today and he told me about the LJ meeting planned.

I would also like to invite any and all LJ close to Jackson, MS to stopin and introduce yourself. Additional information can be found at this site. www.pearlriverwoodcarvers.org

-- Make every day the best day of your life. Chips, Mississippi

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#4 posted 1253 days ago

Kttm and Wiliiam, Its been one of those days. I thought I did my good deeds for the day. It started with me and my nephews building birdhouses. Then Dave wanted some time to himself. But no, Murphy came over and catastrophe
And William the 3d of that maple. No picture will do it justice. Wait till I stain it, shellac it then topcoat it. 2 days latter it will be dusty shop furniture. ;)

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

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#5 posted 1253 days ago

Thanks Chips! Saturday it is.

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

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#6 posted 1253 days ago

Murphy is unusually busy on St. Patrick’s day. After all, he’s Irish too!

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#7 posted 1253 days ago

I hear ya BigTiny. I’m Irish does that count?

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

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#8 posted 1253 days ago

aaauuuuch that was a picture I cuold have been with out
are you sure you can´t fix the old tote …. the new look like a man
that has been in a darkroom the last copple of years

murphy you can ceep but if you can spare a few shop elves :-)

take care
Dennis

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#9 posted 1253 days ago

Let’s see, W H E E L E R, that must be Irish, right?

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#10 posted 1253 days ago

Dennis, I know its awful. Its rough cut. It still needs a final sanding and finishing. The old tote could have been doweled from the bottom but the base was rotten. Part of it stayed in the mortise and appeared to have been glued with modern glue. I will save it and place it with the original wedge. I’m starting to get spare parts for wooden planes.

I’m sure you can find Silke some pointed shoes and a funny hat. She would be the perfect shop elf. ;)
saddletramp I’m a little lost, But it don’t take much for me to be a little lost.

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

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#11 posted 1253 days ago

:-)) she has done that more than a few times over the last 5 years
and every time with a suprice to me …..... always make us laugh so much that
the rest of the weekend = no more shoptime , but dang they have been funny weekends =
monday you have to stay in bed becourse your stomack hurts so much from cramp in the mucles… :-)
from laughing …...

take care
Dennis

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#12 posted 1253 days ago

I love the curly maple, Dave. Nice save on the tote. Good thing you have the elves handy. Have a great Saturday at the get together. You are taking the elves, right?

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#13 posted 1253 days ago

Thanks Rand, it made me sick. When she fell it was in slow motion with me screaming noooooooo. I do love maple to. But I hate finishing. It should come out just put some blond shellac and cherry gel coat on it. Then I rubbed it out with some 0000 steel wool and teak oil.

No the elves went home. Thank God they were wearing me out. Yep tomorrow should be a good day. And buy the way that sure is one handy hammer;)

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

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#14 posted 1252 days ago

That is looking better every time I see it. That grain is really starting to show more than it was to begin with. Since I seen this wood in person and was impressed with it’s beauty, that’s saying something.
I’m looking forward to tomorrow. I’m getting away two Saturdays in a row. I don’t remember doing that in years. I washed up the blazer today. My boys helped me take the top off. I capped off the headers. It’s too loud to my ears with the headers open and no top. I’m planning on getting there around ten or shortly thereafter. Give me a call when you get there. KTMM says he’ll probably be around noonish with his arrival. Chips, of course, will be there before all of us since he’s part of that group. He visited yesterday. He’ll have his jewelry box there. You have GOT to see this thing in person. It is amazing. So I hope to see ya’ll tomorrow.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#15 posted 1252 days ago

Yep I had to go outside a little while ago and put all my plains in my till. I remember doing this with my hotwheels and a cardboard box. And yes tomorrow should be a lot of fun. You know your blog made the emag.

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

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