I have been wandering around again searching for old tools. I have come across a lot but most were in bad shape or the price was astronomical.
I found a nice little 1 foot ruler. For $3.00.
Now mabee you guys can answer this question. Who implemented the tenth scale on these old rulers? I own two of these. One side has 1/4 scale and the other side is in 1/10 th scale.
And I found two nice clamps for $12.00 apiece.
I have been wanting to build a small toolbox for knives, marking devices and so on. I have a bunch of small pieces of different species of wood. I have chosen to build the box out of an assortment of wood and joinery. It probably wont be pretty but it will be different.
First the frame. Sapele
The coners are lap joined with pegs. The drawer rails are dovetailed.
I chose to mill up some material for panel frames and use cedar tongue and grove for the panels. I have a bunch of the frame material but I am not sure what it is. It has a very heavy medullary grain to it when you quarter saw it. It works very easy under the chisel or plane. It is also very brittle. Would you have a guess what it is.
I had found a nice bunch of planes at one old shop. The gentleman wanted $65.00 to $180.00 for the planes. I didn’t buy any. He had a nice Liberty that I was drooling over but he wanted to much.
My plane till is well stocked with a few good users. I may start collecting some transitional planes. Those seem a bit harder to find. I think because they weren’t made as long as the wooden planes.
Thanks for reading;)
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