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steven newman

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steven newman last won the day on April 12

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About steven newman

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    Master Carpenter
  • Birthday 05/15/1953

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    You got me, you figure it out!
  1. Have both battery powered and me powered tools. Have a corded Recip. saw, and a cordless one. Have a Megamouse sander, and a corded sander...Have a few cordless drills, not all of which need a battery, or cord. Have two vintage, all metal circular saws, a cordless saw, and about 25 non-battery Cordless saws... Planer? all of mine are cord and battery free...
  2. Garage sale morning...

    Well, I gave up on that first woody....however, the other one was as badly worn.. Still has a couple spots to level out...mouth opening is a LOT better. Sole looked like the plane was used at a "skew" along edge grain.... Cleaned the iron and chipbreaker up. Chipbreaker was bent at the top, got that fixed. Iron needed sharpened up..had a few BIG nicks in the edge. Goldenburg on the iron, Somborn & Comp. on the chipbreaker. Maybe about 1875? This thing is the wedge.....? Lopsided, slick, beat up....may get a new one...sometime. It will not hold a setting long enough to make more than one pass... Took awhile.. Might be able to get this to work. I did remove the small nail that was in the top edge of the body...Maybe I can now glue that cracked edge in place?
  3. monday...shop is closed.....project has been posted to the Gallery..rehabs have been done.....two of which will be just shelf-sitters. Mid 50s around here...someone must have told Mother Nature it is Fall outside....either that, or she didn't pay her heating bill...
  4. Blanket Chest in Maple

    Frame & panel sides. Lid has a Breadboard ends. Inside is a maple tray, with dovetailed corners.
  5. lid details.jpg

    From the album Blanket Chest in Maple

    A look at the top. Most of the panel came to the shop as is. And was made of Oak. There is just a hint of white sap wood along the back edge. Birdseye maple to make the rest of the lid. Bread board ends use a sliding dovetail to attach to the ends of the lid. Two or three coats of Amber Shellac for a finish.
  6. inside, lid opened.jpg

    From the album Blanket Chest in Maple

    A look inside, showing the details of the sliding tray, the lid' chain and brace. 1/4" plywood bottom. lid uses three hinges, modified to fit.
  7. front corner view.jpg

    From the album Blanket Chest in Maple

    A look at the front corner. Showing one of the ends. All the raised panels were glue-ups, and then "raised" using a handplane..or two. Foot details, side parts were chiseled to match the profile of the front of the foot. Rail between the feet has been rounded over, using a spokeshave.
  8. main view, lid closed.jpg

    From the album Blanket Chest in Maple

    Front of the blanket chest.
  9. Strange tool department

    A few smaller toys.. 6" square for "scale". Pliers on the right are just pot metal castings, with a loose rivet....not even good tweezers This drill bit? At one time, I had a string full of cutters for this thing....all I think I have left is this 13/16" cutter. As for the last item...built by an importer of straight razors... A Mr. H ( Hermann) Boker & Co. of Germany. One half was "pierced" to let the other half through, then they were pinned together... When the jaws are closed up, profile is a hex shape. Tips of the handles have a "finger curve". May just set these aside....
  10. Garage sale morning...

    Saw is now ready to pose for pictures... Ready for Polite Company...detail of the handle.. Note that bottom bolt size? It is sized to fit THAT spot by the saw maker. I tried to "clock" the slots on the bolts...Medallion one was in a different time zone. Note that smaller bolt, again. Could barely find any trace of an etch...a line, here and there...this saw is going into the til, and can give the Disston D-8 a break.
  11. Garage sale morning...

    Handsaw...Richardson Bros. No. 8 Skew back, 8ppi filed crosscut. The bottom bolt on the handle is a hair smaller in diameter.....Plate is cleaned up, brass is shiny....pictures sometime Monday?
  12. Garage sale morning...

    is from about 1950....right after they dropped the Mohawk-Shelbourne lineup. Lever cao was painted black ( it is now in the "Spares Drawer") Shavings! Rear handle needed glued back together, after all the tape was peeled off. About the same size as a Stanley No. 4 And this little critter is a Shelton No. 18, Low angle blockplane.....angle is at 15 degrees, otherwise the plane is a dead-ringer for the Stanley 108 Was unable to remove any of the knobs. The "frog" is a welded in place piece of steel. The "bolt" for the cap iron...does NOT move. Was able to at least clean this thing up, and even sharpen the cutter.... And...even make some nice shavings. At least I won't have to worry about dropping this plane onto the floor.... Tried most of the evening, yesterday, to get at least one of the french planes working... Meh...about as good as I could get things....was way too much wrong with this plane..... That this is the least of it's problems. Body, like mine, is just too worn out to work any more. Short of making a new body ( for both of us..LOL) out of a wood blank I don't have......may just sit these two french planes on a shelf.....Seems they date to about 1875.....Might just give up on these two. As for that Richardson Bros. hand saw.....still trying to track the model number down......May just polish the brass bolts and call it good. It works GREAT as a crosscut saw. Seems to have been sharpened not too long ago... So, was able to rehab half of the planes...can't win the all. Once the saw is shined up, I may post it here, as well
  13. Live near Lexington, KY?

    Gene: DiverLlyod lives IN Lexington....may want to give him a heads up....
  14. Garage sale morning...

    Rehabs the rest of the weekend, maybe? One Garage sale...all it said was.."Tools" Boss spent more than I did...but, she wasn't buying tools. I spent around $9 this morning...picked five tools Just had to shine up that medallion, to see what this saw was. . Hmmm, ring a bell? Saw is 26" long, has 8ppi, a skew back, and is wickedly SHARP. Paid a dollar for it... This be a $2 all-steel Shelton block plane....next.. This be a Millers Falls No. 900, I think. made after the Mohawk-Shelbourne line was ended...mid 50s? $2.....have had to fix the rear handle, this time it was broke. Front knob has "issues" ( cracks), Lever cap was replaced. Both handle bolts are one piece..bolts. And they were bent. Now, how good is your French? These two were also $2 each. Logo on the iron? A single eyeball means this is about..1875 era. Goldenberg Acier Fondu ( cast steel) Warantie ( warranted) ) This is an adjuster, there is a pin from the iron, into the head of the bolt. Other end of the bolt engages two square nuts, these push against a notch in the bed for the iron. All this adjusts is to retract the iron. Irons are both 1-5/8" wide....bodies are about 9-1/2" long. Both have chip breakers.....neither of them are attach to the irons. These two will take a bit of time to fix up. Five items = $9.....I turned down three Handyman planes, a beat up mitre box and quite a few other "treasures"....figured I had done enough for one sale... Not too bad of a morning?
  15. Little Giant

    Yep, can still buy those blades....son has a few for a "Safety Razor" he bought......Wilkenson? The "sword-makers"?

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