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Forum topic by Don W posted 07-06-2011 02:05 PM 2265 views 0 times favorited 33 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Don W

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07-06-2011 02:05 PM

A friend of mine had a lathe I was thinking of buying. He said he also had a bunch of woodworking stuff from his father and his wife was bugging him to get it out of the barn because they are thinking of selling the house. He wanted it to go to someone who would use it. I was/am overwhelmed. It took 2 truckloads to get it home. It includes the glued up 2×4’s maple bench the vise is attached to. Its 8’ long and 26” wide. What I paid I couldn’t pass it buy.

Everything needs a little work, like the lathe is missing a pulley, all motors need cords etc. So I’ve got some work to do. My wife has forbidden me from going anywhere near a tool sale for a month. I couldn’t rehab this stuff in a month if I didn’t have to work!

So far I’ve found sever Disston saws, Jennings, and Superior Warranted. Chisels are either unmarked or GI Mix.

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


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#1 posted 07-06-2011 02:12 PM

Little gloat? I’d hate to see your huge gloat! I’m stuck on the grinding stone. Awesome. I need more time with thises pics.

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

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#2 posted 07-06-2011 02:40 PM

Oh WOW !
You’ve gone and got your very own flea market !
And a whole shop to start over with.. You sure you aren’t with those American Pickers guys ?
Great score ..

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#3 posted 07-06-2011 02:42 PM

I’ve had some time to go through it now. It’s the stuff of dreams. Is that a second bench grinder worn down to an inch? I love the saw vise and sets. The bench is awesome-are you going to resurface it? Chest auger, awesome. Tons of stones to flatten and play with. I’d be totally overwhelmed.

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

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#4 posted 07-06-2011 02:43 PM

yea, this whole find a few old tools (mainly hand planes) and restore them for some fun has spiraled. I wish I had this bench before I built mine.

overwhelmed I am!

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

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#5 posted 07-06-2011 02:46 PM

Your tank’s gonna runneth over!

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

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#6 posted 07-06-2011 02:49 PM

that’s if i can figure out where to start! I’ve still got stuff from before. No complaints though. Winters coming. I need to get the woodstove in the shop!

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

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#7 posted 07-06-2011 02:53 PM

I’ve got the same plans for mine (woodstove). I’ve got some house projects to tidy up before I can earn some real shop time. I need to make some wall cabinets to free up some space, then I’m going to start planning the bench for real. I also need to make some shutters for the shop. I’m going to try to make them from firewood (as a challenge). That should just about account for my winter and without a stove, it’ll be a long winter.

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

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#8 posted 07-06-2011 02:55 PM

Don, there is just no other way to put this. YOU SUCK!! :^)))))

And I thought that I was doing good when a friend gave me a post vice.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ 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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#9 posted 07-06-2011 03:00 PM

Well Saddle, at least when he gets his lathe up and running, he’ll have to make 11 new socket chisel handles. Aw Hell, Don, Saddle’s right…you suck.

P.S. Put that saw vise in your tank first. I’m in the market for one and I want to see how yours cleans up.

-- 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 07-06-2011 03:45 PM

OMG! That is incredible! Good on ya, Don! So great that the tools have gone to someone that will use them and pass them on better than as found… Love that vintage lathe, too. It’s got the badge I have on my big iron pieces. :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#11 posted 07-06-2011 03:50 PM

Glad to see Good Deals are still out there !!!

I cleaned someones garage & recieved approx 2 truckloads of Items a few months ago !!

Congrats !! Love the sharpening stone !!

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

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#12 posted 07-06-2011 11:30 PM

Boy. You have some work ahead of you. Glad to see you have stewardship over them.

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

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#13 posted 07-07-2011 12:32 AM

Here she is Al:

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

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#14 posted 07-07-2011 07:45 AM

Don, that is a real nice vice. Is it marked?

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

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#15 posted 07-07-2011 01:23 PM

The only markings on the saw vise that I can see is a “92”. I can’t find a maker. I don’t think its as nice as the wentworth, but I plan to try it next saw sharpening. If you look at the last picture you see the jaws don’t line up perfect when closed. I’m not sure that is a problem, but it’s just not as true.

It looks like it may be made by sargent. This site has a very similar one listed. Its No 21.

I did find this in researching. If you are looking to build a wooden saw vise, this is the best looking one I’ve seen so far.

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

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