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steven newman

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  1. Start Of The 'Season'

    Well, second weekend was a tad bit better. One sale today, in spite of the high winds.. There was a 1/2" pipe clamp laying under the shovels. Full tool boxes were $30..meh Had a few items leaning on the barn.. Already have one of those...I did pick up a box lot of .."stuff"....once I got it home... Lot of the screwdrivers were Torx. Anyone need a saw blade? Or, some sand paper? There was a plastic case in the mess, too.. Might need a little clean up? Closer look inside. Red handle is to a Plumb Ball Pean hammer. Estwing mason's chisel..not sure about the side handle for a drill, or that mitre gauge, big Visegrips pliers is soaking in WD40...some wrenches are Craftsman...some are junkers/loaners. Wind had cleaned a lot of the ashes out of the fire pit...found two items.. Grrrr, these two got roasted. Seymour Smith & Sons spokeshave ( also outside, soaking) and the remains of my Veritas MK1 honing Guide....$40 when new.. Box lot was $5. Sale is until this Saturday. IF they don't blow away...well it was a start.
  2. Start Of The 'Season'

    Another weekend...three more sales to check out.....rather skimpy, hurting my batting average. ONE item in three sales? At least it didn't cost much.. $5 for this old metal box? Just an old metal box....but, when you open the lid.. I now have a home for some of my loose drill bits....The drill? Says it is a 1/4" B&D Standard Drill..but has a RIGID "Supreme" 1/4" chuck on it. Even has a chuck key! Might see how it does....and give my PowrKraft drill a break?
  3. Box Of Fancy Pine

    Starting a new thread...since the Plough Plane is done, and the Shop is cleaned up.... Had started a bit of Pine a while back, before all the clean up started. Resawed a few fancy Pine boards into ~3/8" thickness. Even glued up a couple "slabs" into a fancy grained top panel... Today, in-between a pair of long road trips....I manged to square a few ends, and cut a few pieces to length. Mitresaw? I am the motor for this one. Had to joint a few edges to match each other...couple of boards needed planed to match the thickness of other boards... These are a Stanley #7c and a Millers Falls No. 14....also used a Stanley #4. had four pieces that needed to match for width....and two that needed to match for a glue up. Book-matched. One was almost an 1/8" thicker than the other....WAS. Once they just about matched, time for some glue and clamps.. All that for a bottom panel....got out some toys.. That be an end for the box...things over in the vise are sides. Can never have enough SHARP pencils ( they seem to run away..) and the chisel was a Lay out tool... "X" marks the waste. I saw either on the line, or just on the waste side of the lines. Then that chisel is used to chop out the waste. End panel is also there to set how deep to saw. One end is a tad thinner than the other. I'll do this end, then use the other end panel to layout it's finger joints. Top and bottom panels will get a pine molding to house them. Bottom unit will get attached to the box. Top becomes a lift-off lid. Still debating on the knob/handle thingy That is the "Plan" so far....will see how this goes....stay tuned..
  4. It's Friday???? The only day I really worry about is Monday.... In-between a couple of Road Trips today....managed to make some sawdust... Squared a few ends. made a bunch of shavings.... Jointing a few edges, planes to reduce a few boards that were too thick...Evne got a glue up done! Will let this sit a day or two.... Maybe I can build a box over the weekend?
  5. A Plough Plane Reborn

    Was at an auction a few years ago.... The only thing I could afford out of this pile... A Stanley #28 and #29...$5.......there was two rows of tables... And.. These went for about $35...each... Double sided saw til...sold as a set, or by the piece..never found out....Detail on the fancy planes... Mainly Moving Filister style of planes...Would have been very easy to spend a $100 or three that day...Only had $10 in my pocket..Bummer.
  6. A Plough Plane Reborn

    As part of the Dungeon Clean-up this year....the old plough plane was rehabbed back to life.....found broken, and discarded....new parts were made. New, better wedges were made. Cutter sharpened up. New, Maple handle was made. Skate was cleaned of rust. A new fence, made out of Ash to replace the broken Beech one. New wedges are Walnut. There is a screw to help secure the handle in place, as the old dovetail socket was worn away. Glued the handle in place, then added the #10 screw. Two other #10 screws to attach the fence to it's arms. Had to repair one arm...old screw had split the "boss" where it attaches to the arm. Wards #78 plane to make the rebate. Wedge to hold the cutter was beveled to allow the cutter to reach full depth of cut. It also deflecks the shavings out the right side of the plane. As there is no place for the shavings to go on this side.. far cry from what was dug out of the "trash"... Even the sole of the plane needed worked on....was worn crooked... As found.....iron plane is a Stanley #4. Plough plane does look a bit better, now....
  7. A Plough Plane Reborn

    Price new ones...yes, new ones are being made. Even a 1/2 set of hollows and rounds are VERY expensive...
  8. Other thread was getting longwinded. Decided to carry on in a new one. Floor no longer had a creek running through the shop...went down and cleaned "house" The other day, I couldn't even tell where this benchtop was. . Brass wheel was removed from the grinder, as was the old, worn out wire wheel on the other side. Bought a new 1" fine wheel. Installed that. Sanding center was getting in my way a lot...decided to switch the two around.. Air compressor can stay there. Or, even slide further under the bench. bench is just an old tabletop ( no legs) sitting on a pair of sawhorses. "plan" was to slide the drill press as far to the left as I could...without getting in each other's way... Had to re-route the power cords ( need a couple wire ties, too) And, IF I need the vise.. Table is easy to remove, and stashed out of the way. Drill til? Needed a topper to it. Hauled that fancy 1 x 10 to the shop. Crosscut and ripped to size....needed pilot holes.. Then a countersink was used.. Why change bits, when I can just change drill and all....installed the top on the til..then moved the entire mess to it's new home.. Another view? Still a lot of storage space, both in front.. Might be another couple boxes headed this way....and, since there IS a flat shelf on top.. Couple of spokeshaves, most of my squares, and a marking gauge...have to work on this area a bit more. There was one brace drill that was too big for this til.. The 14" Stanley is now "hanging" with the Eggbeaters.... Still have quite a bit of pine left over.. So, I'll see what I can cobble up out of this..stay tuned..
  9. Dungeon Remodel. The Drill Til Project

    Not sure IF this is ready for the "Gallery" , yet...but... Went with a screw through the handle....don't trust just glue in this spot. Fence's arms are locked into place with a wedge. To loosen, you tap on the rounded end to slide it in. Tighten by driving the square end in. Tapered wedge, tapered slot. Set about a 1/4" in...there is no depth stop. Shavings curl up, and out the right hand side.. Makes some nice curlies.. Might get another coat or two....Golden Oak stain, and Amber Shellac. Wanted to get this off the bench, before the smaller parts started to walk away. Now, MAYBE..I can start on a box build.....?
  10. Dungeon Remodel. The Drill Til Project

    A little shop time, before the Lung Doctor's visit ( refilled the inhalers,....see ya in 3 months) meant I could at least shape the handle a bit.. No fancy tools...just the "Dragster" belt sander ( has a small front roller) and the palm sander...test fitted until it DID fit.. Snug, but not too tight. Used to be a dovetail joint the handle would slide into. Well, that was about all worn away. May add a screw through the toe of the handle...and a healthy coat of glue. One of the posts that connects the rods to the fence had cracked and broke off...cleaned it up, and re-glued it.. I also drilled and countersunk the new fence for the screws to attach to the rods... But the old screws will get retired.. Yep, they were made without a point way back then.....bought a pack of #10 screws to replace them. Hmmm....Maple handle, Ash fence, Walnut wedges..body of the plane is Beech....should be fun to do a finish....Have a little bit of Golden Oak left over, and the Amber shellac...Hmmm. IF you look closely beside the old screw...you might see a track left by the plough plane...as I was testing the wedge for the 1/4" cutter... may need to hone the cutter a might? Stay tuned...
  11. Dungeon Remodel. The Drill Til Project

    Computer and Internet issues....yep, it is Monday....took until Tuesday to get things fixed. In the midst of all the running around today...these two items came home. Along with a pack of sanding belts. Have plans for the belts.. the Trade-in block plane even made some shavings Need to also joint a couple edges for the Pine project. Made it easier to square at least one end of the long side pieces...haven't figured out how long they need to be..YET Couple of errands run..sneak back to the shop, BEFORE the next runs...old plough plane was getting in my way...parts were getting pushed around...decided to make their replacements.. New wedges, made from scraps of Walnut. Arms from the fence are "locked" in place via a couple wedges. I also made a new wedge for the cutter. Still need a bit of fine tuning. Fence was ....shot.. I did have a piece of Ash that might work.. Needed a bit of plane work, though. Planed the edges straight, planed the blank flat..or at least close...the split on the old fence finally gave way.. I could use the chunk to check the size of the blank's thickness....That screw is from about...1860...about time to retire it? Forgot how mean Ash is to plane...worse that Oak. The screw is there, because I got tired of chasing the blank around. Wards #78 did most of this work. The thick piece od Maple I found during the clean up? Drew a few lines on it.....bandsawed close to those lines...then went back and marked for thickness, and ripped about 3/16" off the side. Then had to plane the part to final thickness, and get it flat....the part? It is thick along the bottom edge, because it fits into a mortise in the plane's body. Know you know why I bought the sanding belts. Got home from yet more running around...had to fix the computer issues, and then the internet issues....even had to go to Wall E World again..and by a remote for the new monitor/TV. Grandson sent the monitor home..without any way to turn it on...not a single button to be found Then,while he was installing a new mouse..he lost the wireless plug-in for the keyboard...Found that....got things all up and running...then the Modem decides to take a break... Finally got going....had these pictures to process...Then do the write-ups. The old plough does make a shaving, though.. Just needs the rest to be fixed up. Visit to the Lung Doctor tuesday afternoon ( COPD) other than that? We'll see...
  12. Dungeon Remodel. The Drill Til Project

    Top of the Shop dresser needs cleared off..sometime...have something to sit there.. All the loose clutter can then be stashed into a drawer. Need to go to the store....shop needs a dustpan, and a "Foxtail" broom....to help clean things up. Have started that Pine project....getting two sides ready for finger joints. Road trips are a normal Monday thing around here, I'll keep my eyes open... Need to make out a shopping list for today...and see what I can find. Film @ 2300hrs.....names may need to be changed..
  13. Good Monday Morning Patriot Woodworkers! April 16, 2018

    Monday...about says it all... Rust Hunt Season started up.....spent too much, again About got all the "goodies" sorted out, and put away. maybe this week I can get back to sawdust making.
  14. Start Of The 'Season'

    Ok...decided to at least rehab that block plane today....took almost as long to sharpen the iron, as it did to clean the plane up...here we go.. Side view. Top view? Colour is called "Cordovan" by Stanley....knob is missing a few spots of Nickle Plate.. As for that box? Hmmm, almost twins? Almost twins...slight differences.. 1/2 hour for clean up, 1/2 hour to sharpen.....A new honing guide came in the mail... A friend on LumberJocks had an extra one. Stone that comes with these Irwin Marples guides isn't very good...but I do have others. sharpened to 2500 grit. Will give them a try out later. may keep one in the box, and use the other?
  15. Start Of The 'Season'

    Tried to pull an inventory on the Tool chest.....had a bunch of junk to toss out, first.. By the time all the useless stuff was pitched into the trash... Still looking for the mandrel for those sanding sleeves...so, top two drawers? Will have to sort through this, as well..next two? Left drawer is a lot deeper than the right one, because IF I push this one back and pull the one under it out.. The next drawer was full width, but almost empty.. Which left one more drawer.. I did find one item that almost looked like a chisel.. Might be worth the $25 for the chest?
  16. Start Of The 'Season'

    OK, had a couple "Extra" planes I wasn't using...taking up shelf space. Decided to take them out to be traded off. Happen to know a place that buys, sells and TRADES antiques. So...two less than stellar planes were traded off for three items.. A Ratchet Versatool, a 6" try square, and a Stanley #60-1/2 Low Angle block plane. Dunlap #3 "paid" for the square, and the screwdriver....the Anant A4 paid for the block plane.....even swap. No money involved, no hassles. Block plane is going to take a while...the other two just a slight clean up. Not too bad of a day,...even stopped raining!
  17. Paid the Mechanic....I also found where a leaker MIGHT be....transmission cooling lines. Might just try to find a radiator for the van....new ones are almost $200 Went back to that yard sale...got one of the Brown tool chests at $5 less than asking price. Had to have Grandson pick and carry it to the van. Taxes were done last month. Not a whole lot got done today.....other than getting paid. Grandson came here, to take his Driver's Exam ( PASSED!!) Van had another "issue" Hi-mount Brake light was burned out...had to buy a new bulb, Used a ratcheting screwdriver from that $5 box lot, as it had the Torx bit I needed to change the bulb... Brown Box? Front panel is stowed. Lid closes a little better.. once this mess was removed. T end of a pipe? May trim this down a bit, and ditch the fitting.
  18. Start Of The 'Season'

    Gray box had at least 15 drawers in it....looked like an all steel machinist's chest....and was not empty..... the two browns? One was a Kennedy, the other a craftsman....both filled with tools...May go back Saturday, and see if the price had dropped..
  19. Start Of The 'Season'

    Pictures? Ok..pictures.. Front view.. Sole was worked over....and The logo. So..now I am back to 3 spokeshaves, again.. Not sure who made the one in back, center one is by Stanley, front one is from Seymour Smith & Son.
  20. Start Of The 'Season'

    Location? Just west of CR 31 on St Rt 508......They still had a trailer load, still in boxes! Lots of box lots....$4-$5 per box. Have since cleaned up that spokeshave...was able to better read the logo on the blade..Seymour Smith & Son ( just one son..) Iron did need sharpened. Instead of spray paint, I used a Cold Blue Paste that is for gun parts. Looks much better than paint, too.
  21. Dungeon Remodel. The Drill Til Project

    Ok...back stiffened up, time to stop for the day. Corner has been cleaned out.. Old bandsaw then was stashed in there.. And, as soon as I can get this mess straightened out.. May add a shelf to the ex-lathe bench.. The thing that looks like a trash can? This is the Shop's Trashcan. I cleaned up a second try square, that was found buried in the mess.. Will post more on that plough plane, later... This is a "Before" shot...raked it out, swept it up.. Looks a tad better? Trash can? Too windy tonight, to burn...maybe tomorrow night? Can does have wheels, I can "roll" it right up the steps. I think that will do, for the clean up....maybe back to wood working later? Just imagine Joe Rockhold hosting the All night movie show....sponsored by Little Kings Cream Ale.....WHIO-TV Stay tuned....( I can hear the "clacking" of the TV's tuner.....)
  22. Dungeon Remodel. The Drill Til Project

    or...wait for the tubes to "warm up"? having to use a "rotor" to turn the antennae up on the roof to just the right direction, to pick up a signal? BTDT...
  23. Dungeon Remodel. The Drill Til Project

    6 loads to the Firepit! found a framing square and another try square in the mess... Didn't have any thing to "roast" over the firepit....or anything to hold the hotdogs with....down to embers now.....tomorrow, I can haul another batch out...weather permitting. Tried a bit of rehab on that OLD plough plane.....made down in Cincinnati, OH back in the 60s......1860s that is. Tote was snapped off, might add a #5 tote for now. Needs a LONG screw to hold it. Going to take quite a bit of rehab.....may wait on it. Maybe I can start cutting finger joints for a box build? Right now? It is Gin & Tonic on ice time....stay tuned
  24. MWTCA April 2018 'What's It' Project

    Over-thinking this a bit? Nowadays, you use a razorblade holder to trim the edges of veneers where they overlap at a corner.....that is all this tool does. Just run it along an edge, to trim the excess veneer off. Was made before them Plastic holder thingys came out. Sharp ends allowed you to reach right into a corner, or..follow a curved edge. Simple...
  25. Dungeon Remodel. The Drill Til Project

    Well, Monday is gone, Tuesday has arrived....and I promptly made a mess in the shop, to open things up. Nice clean floor? Tracked the culprits down...still had shavings in them.. Seems I hand planed the two long side pieces, and this top panel, until they were flat... Lid? As for the sides.. I had already planed the ends, Sunday.. Which now leaves these to work on.. Might make these into a bottom panel? There was some talk about the difference between a smoother, and a jack plane...mainly how "tight" the mouth opening should be... Something like this? #4 vs #5. While digging out the piles of junk this morning, found a couple "accent" pieces.. Just a couple Walnut scraps....be a shame to burn these two.... Ok, to clean out the hole in the wall....I had to pick up and carry this thing out of the way.. And proceeded to drag all the mess out to where I can pick through it, and then toss the trash out.. Have load #4 ready to go out the door.. Some of thr "Treasures" I found back in there... An old Plough plane...#4 is there for "scale" needs a LOT of rehab work done....some other time...next.. A Stanley Handyman square...next.. Original boxes, for a couple of my block planes, and.. Anybody need a 5/8" plug cutter? One other piece of "scrap" A 6/4 piece of Maple....might be good for a few handles? Emptied out a wheeled trash can....when I get things back to "Normal" in the shop....I can sweep up and dump into the can. Might be another 4 loads in there? Will have to wait, until the firepit has a chance to burn down a bit....maybe this evening? We gaining on it.... Stay tuned....and bring some Marshmallows...

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