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  1. 5 points
    steven newman

    Did a walk-about today..

    And walked downtown. I was just going to see IF anything was "new" at the usual place.....nope, same old,same old. Walked back out, spotted a second store across the street....it was OPEN? Turns out she is only open on Tuesdays, 12 - 4...my lucky day.... Asked about old tools....was shown a few sitting around....."How much for that rusty little thing?" At first, she wanted $7......nah....then it was down to $5......Ok, I gave her a dollar to hold the "prize" until I could get back...3 blocks each way, twice....whew. next time I'll DRIVE down there. Paid her the $4 she needed, and walked home with this "treasure" Handsome devil, ain't he? 1951 Dunlap, made by Sargent for Sears. A small chip off the corner..meh.. Not exactly sure what colour the handles are supposed to be.....decided to rest up a bit, before the Rehab Shop could open... Insides are a bit cleaner, even the spider stuff is gone. Colour is actually black, camera causing the blue tint.. The sole did take awhile, as did the sides.. Hardware cleaned up...nasty finish on the handles has been wire wheeled off.. Yep, those are the bolts for the handles....handles were a tad loose, so I buzzed about 3 threads off the ends of the bolts. Chipbreaker needed a bit of work t mate to the now flatten back of the iron. Honed the iron to 400 grit, called it good enough.. Gave the plane a test drive after it was put back together....and...here we go... rear view.. Looks a tad bit more like a plane? Works like one, too.. Might just do, for a 66 year old plane. Plane is a #3 size.
  2. 5 points


    My wife has been wanting a basket for a while. I made this one yesterday. Now she wants a larger one.
  3. 5 points
    A number of years ago when I was at your house dropping off some stuff you had 3 slabs that were given to you from that guy who ran a reclaimed wood business that you didn't have a use for. I took them home and they sat out on the side of my house covered with tarps until yesterday. There were 2 shorter slabs of the same wood and 1 long slab of a different wood which I cannot remember what they were. The 2 shorter slabs had a lot worm holes in them so I had to trim them down and ran them through the planer. The long slab was in great shape and had some great grain. Now I got to figure out what I am going make out of them.
  4. 5 points

    Grandpawdave just for you

    Dave these are up front along the street. I would have had to walk a few feet to take these with the ones last week. Lazy. We choose to show off the Texas rose more that those other uglies!!
  5. 3 points
    Good afternoon Friends, I am going to insert a picture of a Morris Chair with open sides similar to the one I am making with closed sides. The one I am making will have the curved arms and the cushions will be the same color as in the picture.
  6. 3 points
    I got into the shop a little on Sunday. Picked up a few things and just basically said, "Hello, Shop. I will be out here before too long."
  7. 2 points

    Did a walk-about today..

    The "Bandit" strikes again!
  8. 2 points
    There were no live bugs/critters in the 2 smaller slabs. But I did have to cut out a fair amount of the chewed up wood. It has a very cool look and I hope to be able to make it work out.
  9. 2 points
    steven newman

    here we go again

    Ok, back down to the shop, today is Tuesday, so no excuses NOT to be there...I think.. Had a LARGE pile of scraps, hidden tools, a junky lathe, and a few spiders.....all of which will get cleared out... Tossed this box onto the shelf under the lathe bench. Found a bunch of little items hidden in the shavings from the lathe.. Might find a use for some of these....the piece of glass is a scraper I use. Hmmm, WAS a pile of scraps sitting here... Ah, there they are. Sometime after 6pm, will have some hotdogs to roast... Junky Lathe? No longer worth trying to fix up. Will be hauling this to the curb, later. Even the joint between the halves of the bed is bad.. Area has even been welded a time or two...Anyone need parts? Cleared a path back to the Olde Tool Chest, and got out the last handsaw still in there.....rescued from the rust bunnies in there... Handsaw version of a sabre saw. Made by Atkins, might have been a "Ship's Saw" that can cut a curved piece. Instead of an "Eagle" on the medallion, there is a Pheonix. Will clean it up, later... Moved this thing out of the way, to gain some more leg room.. I don't even use this anymore. May try to find someone who could use it.... Swept the floor, again.. Since Igor and Shop Cat are nowhere near the brooms.... unless Igor is using one to fly home on Now, maybe I can get back to wood working...maybe.
  10. 2 points
    SA; CEL on my daughters van...diagnosed #6 cylinder; changed spark plug, cleared codes...so far so good; Spent remainder of day getting chainsaw fired up and cutting brush, downed limbs etc. Supervised (teenage) grand-daughters on stick, brush and debris clearing; Assigned each their own wheel barrow and sections of the property; easier that way and a whole lot less refereeing required. SU: Sunday School / Church then combined Birthday party for both grand-sons (6 & 3) and family & friends held at Boys & Girls Club (daughter is a Program Director there). On the phone a lot yesterday dealing with insurance companies plus normal daily chauffeur services; a little time in the garage yesterday PM cleaning up and back to chisel tune up; Last 2+ hours met with Insurance Adjuster of responsible party to estimate damage to my truck; $5100+, but repairable; spent wait time in garage doing more sharpening...I find sharpening very relaxing and stress reducing... Three tennis matches this week plus chauffeuring; this PM, a reciprocating saw to folded up tail pipes on truck, then to body shop queue; get mowers going...rest of week will be mowing, trimming and more brush cutting...
  11. 2 points
    steven newman

    here we go again

    Couldn't help it.....just had to do a wee bit in the shop... Set up a saw to do some sort of crosscutting work... Figured out a length. Cut the two 1 x 4s into 18-3/4" lengths Topper & and a back piece.... Had a 1 x 2 real close to the correct length to fit inbetween the sides. Grabbed a saw, and laid out some lines. 1 x2 to hold the "business ends" of the saws First, I tried a few on the bandsaw...meh ( the WIDE kerfs) went back to the mitre saw, and made the rest. Then that handsaw i used for the lay out, was used to clean the kerf cuts out, at least those won't rattle. Had a 1 x 1 that needed trimmed a bit After I figure out what joint to make on the ends, I'll block plane two corners to make then a roundover. This will be where the handles will reside. Now, for the Cardio Workout.. This thing is a 1 x 8, what you see is the cutoff. Took a long time to saw this much lumber. Ever notice a small hole at the ends of mitre box saws? About the same size as a small finishing nail? While the handle will keep you from going to far forward, this little item.. Will keep you from pulling the saw too far back (BTDT..) I also check the plywood supply, to see IF I have enough for the back of the til Looks like it. Two 1 x 4s, a kerf board, handle rest, and the bottom panel. The two long skinny things in the middle are the two sides. I think that will do for one evening.....maybe?
  12. 2 points

    For the Donut Lovers

  13. 1 point
    Ron Altier

    A really good laugh

    This story always makes me laugh, it is so funny. I had gotten one of those expandable hoses. The kind that shrink into a ball when the pressure is released. I really liked it a lot. I had used it much of the summer and one morning I was watering with it and out of the corner of my eye I saw something. Apparently the outer cover of the hose had worn a hole and now a large bubble was forming and starting to expand. However I wasn't the only one who noticed. Our dog did too and ever so cautiously she approached one easy step at a time. Just as her nose went to sniff it, it exploded with a sound that sounded like a loud rifle shot.Scared her so bad she nearly missed the dog door into the house. I was laughing so hard I nearly fell down. I had to sit in a lawn chair till I quit laughing.
  14. 1 point
    I did ask why didn't they counter sink them!!! They told me there was enough "cushion" between the bone and the outside of my heel.
  15. 1 point

    A request from the one who counts

    Kelly he's no Doctor, he is a woodworker tell by those pocket screws.
  16. 1 point
    steven newman

    here we go again

    Shipping would be nasty, not sure about CL, last time nothing came of my listing. Keeping the lathe chisels, though. Router table? Abrams started the nyws with one of these. haven't used mine since that Stanley 45 got here.
  17. 1 point
    Chips N Dust

    A request from the one who counts

    I am doing really well. Basically, it was more ankle re-construction than a tendon repair. The Preoneus Brevis tendon was so far gone, that he had to cut out the bad part and tie the adjacent tendon over to it. Also, since this issue had gone on for so long, my foot was starting to canter to the outside. To fix that, he had to cut off the heel bone, slide it tot he outside and up and re-attach with screws (approx. 3/8" dia x 2 3/8" long). He also had to install a plate on top of the bones going to the big toe to help flatten the arch. And finally, he stretched one of the tendons coming down to the foot from the calf. With the bone work in the heal, he wanted to make sure the 2 parts of the bones re-fused together before he would allow me to put weight on it. I am on one crutch this week with the foot in a boot. By Saturday, I will be off the crutch. I am not sure about the boot yet, but I will be able to drive, which is good since I also start PT on Monday - 3 times a week for at least 2 weeks, probably longer.
  18. 1 point

    A request from the one who counts

    I just now read where Webb Pierce had more #1 hits in the fifties than any one else. I would have thunk Hank Williams had the most which was my main man back then..
  19. 1 point
  20. 1 point
    I'm officially past halfway completed with my school shelf units. This week, I'll have 13 delivered and the invoice sent. Yippee!
  21. 1 point
    A good weekend for me, finished insulating the shop building and awaiting 2 drywall estimates. Will have to mow this week, so figured it was time to pack up the snowblower (which got used only once this winter).
  22. 1 point

    Finally got it cut down

    I see it is not your first rodeo. I'm talking about the bend at the bottom of the ladder.
  23. 1 point
    steven newman

    here we go again

    Well, Road Trip is done, GrandBRAT hauled home. On the way back from Huber heights, OH, detoured through Tipp City, OH.....and checked out the HUGE Menards store in town. Gave up counting all the Antique Stores in Tipp City.....very little money, and too many stores... Will going through Tipp City...had to stop for a LONG train. Either a Brigade, or the entire division's Motor Pool was on a long stretch of flat cars, heading north. Somebody's mailing address get changed? Menards: Picked through a BUNCH of 1x s just to get a 1 x 8 x 3' and a pair of 1 x 4 x 3' ...Will give a bottom and a top for the til, and maybe a little bit extra... Tried to saw the blank into it's two "halves" with a circular saw...meh, finished the cut with a handsaw. Made things a bit easier to lay the two sides out so that they will match each other..bandsaw for that. Was close to a match, but needed fine tuned.. Rough cut. edges needed planed to match each other.. This edge was the worst to do, as it was tapered a bit. The Jumbo Jack was having "issues" so I went smaller, and with a camber to the edge of the iron.. Stanley #5. This one had no camber, as this edge was almost straight. Glue joints were next.. Craftsman #3C bb, made by Millers Falls. Worked on the glue joints, and the rest of the sides. Four sides planed smooth. Had one spot that needed the cambered jack again, Then went over that with the little plane.. What you will see If you stand about here. I'd have to check the angles ( later) til leans back a bit. The straight edge will be the "back" of the til. I did check the sides, to make sure a "normal" saw will fit.. Looks good at the handle end.. And the toe end. Suppertime! Not sure IF anymore will get done tonight....depends on supper. Ankle deep in shavings, and I am soaked. Might call it a night. Stay tuned, might just get something done, someday....
  24. 1 point
    John Morris

    Curly Maple Shaker Rocker

    Thanks for the kudos gents! This morning I have parts roughed out, and ready for planing and smoothing and turning. I book matched the rockers, arms and back slats. The chair rungs are in the middle below the back slats, the legs are laying on the sides.
  25. 1 point
    I started walking on one crutch yesterday afternoon. I was a little hesitate at first, but it felt good. 1 more week then I can walk like man was supposed to

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