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  1. 8 points
    Grandpadave52

    Combination Squares Oh My

    So a week or so ago, I posted on a recent Craftsman Machinist combo square I added to my growing stable. As I noted then, I didn't need it, but it was $2 and needed a rust revival... Why didn't I really need it? Well... Sorry pictures aren't the greatest but I was (am still) fighting cold cooties. Before picture conditions for most of these appear in other threads, so I won't bore you here. Top one: Craftsman Machinist recently purchased; one below w/ red strap I bought a few weeks ago for ~$1; I thought was a a cheapo Taiwan since that's what the square head was labeled; it was missing the retaining bolt/nut/spring After some serious clean-up of the blade, turns out it was a mismatch; The blade is marked Made in U.S.A., No.1270 M F Co. (Millers-Falls)...sometimes a blind squirrel finds a nut too. Next two below top: 12" has been my go to for a long time; bought new ~1975; It's a John Deere made by Stanley; 6" is an Empire probably ~1977-78; bought new at Furrow Lumber Company; To their right: 18" is a Starrett blade; I think I gave a buck for it but was in pretty good condition after rust revival; the square head is ???; bought at flea market or yard sale for a buck or less; the center head bought at a flea market for a couple bucks if I remember correctly? It appears to have rust on the leg but must be a shadow b/c it's clean Two at bottom of picture: Black square head is Union Tool Co, Mass.; Gray square head, is a Corsair which eventually was bought by Empire; the second square head is unmarked, but was complete so I made a caliper of sorts Blue angle head: Stanley No.125. It was missing the retaining bolt/nut/spring but the darker blue Stanley square head to the right become a donor; The two holes in the blade and near the square head body are where the previous owner drilled and put in a couple screws after he lost/broke the bolts/nut; I gave a buck or two for it and maybe a buck for the two heads; The Stanley is well suited for rough carpentry and can be positioned to lay out studs 16" OC. One immediately below: It's an older Great Neck blade bought at a yard for a quarter maybe? The square head was later added: all the extra square heads have been purchased for a buck or less; The 4 pc set at the bottom: Is a Starrett Machinist; it belonged to my grand-father; My best guess it is from the late 1940's; It's been tucked away since early 1995 after my dad died; I started the refurb on it late last fall...still a ways to go. The square head nut is stowed away A little better view of the Starrett Almost forgot this one. A 6", no markings except Made in England; the blade is aluminum versus steel; it's got a couple waves in it, but hey for 50 cents... So did I need the Craftsman? But since I didn't have a Craftsman before, I suppose I did? Believe it or not, I've passed on several but they're usually too pricey...sometimes $3-$5 or more...will I buy more? If the price is right and the square head speaks to me. Maybe someday I'll get paroled from the National Weather Service and put on work release. Until then, this is the best I can do. Thanks for looking.
  2. 6 points
    Denni_87

    Latest Project

    This is my latest work... A gift for my lovely wife... Actually got the idea online... But still.... I make small items like these... What do you people think of it...?? any suggestions...???
  3. 5 points
    Stick486

    Why I Like Retirement !

    Why I Like Retirement ! Question: How many days in a week? Answer: 6 Saturdays, 1 Sunday Question: When is a retiree's bedtime? Answer: Two hours after he falls asleep on the couch. Question: How many retirees does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: Only one, but it might take all day. Question: What's the biggest gripe of retirees? Answer: There is not enough time to get everything done. Question: Why don't retirees mind being called Seniors? Answer: The term comes with a 10% discount. Question: Among retirees, what is considered formal attire? Answer: Tied shoes. Question: Why do retirees count pennies? Answer: They are the only ones who have the time. Question: What is the common term for someone who enjoys work and refuses to retire? Answer: NUTS! Question: Why are retirees so slow to clean out the basement, attic or garage? Answer: They know that as soon as they do, one of their adult kids will want to store stuff there. Question: What do retirees call a long lunch? Answer: Normal. Question : What is the best way to describe retirement? Answer: The never ending Coffee Break. Question: What's the biggest advantage of going back to school as a retiree? Answer: If you cut classes, no one calls your parents. Question: Why does a retiree often say he doesn't miss work, but misses the people he used to work with? Answer: He is too polite to tell the whole truth. QUESTION: What do you do all week? Answer: Monday through Frida y, NOTHING. Saturday & Sunday, I rest.
  4. 4 points
    Not so, Dan. I trust you guys. Went to Ace the other day. About a 20 mi. trip. Needed about $60 worth of supplies. Forgot my wallet. They told me no problem. Just pay us the next time you're in town.
  5. 4 points
    Dadio

    Combination Squares Oh My

    Square heads talking to you?? Hmmmmmm.............Never heard of that before. Herb
  6. 4 points
    PostalTom

    double post

    Thanks Gerald. Glad to see I'm not the only one.
  7. 3 points
    HandyDan

    Combination Squares Oh My

    Nice Dave. You're in good company because
  8. 3 points
    Stick486

    Combination Squares Oh My

    nice... not only that............. there's enough for everybody...
  9. 3 points
    Dan it seems like I read every day where someone gets fired then not long after that the person goes back and kills a few people. Or they confront police officers so the cops has to do the killing or else gets killed..... During WW11 lots of people would walk up to our house and ask for food and lots of times they would say they could do some chores for something to eat...back then you hardly ever heard of someone stealing anything. And then after the war there were lot of hobos hitch hiking and riding trains. Mostly men, hanging all over the trains riding to where, most never cared, to just get to another town and maybe a better place and maybe a job...My folks always picked up people and never worried for our safety.. The hatred now is so instilled in people much like in that article from 1927
  10. 3 points
    Grandpadave52

    What's On Your Work Bench?

    Looked like this more or less since late November...took this about a week ago...picked up the drill, miter gauge and did some refurbing to the combo square with the red tie wrap. Assume it still looks the same...haven't been out there since.
  11. 3 points
    Grandpadave52

    Next Project?

    Can't beat that deal at twice the price! Find myself using mine more than I care to admit. On good days, I can pick up 27 channels too!
  12. 2 points
    of murders in schools it might help understand whats going through everyday peoples minds if they read what US news and world report found from long ago... It happened May 18, 1927 ...No guns were used, but it did ,up end, a little school in Bath , Michigan ... This dad who lost an election and whose wife was in terrible health and his mortgage was past due so he took his grief out on the little school and the kids attending that school.... I hope everyone googles or finds this old news item for it does have a lot to do with todays problems.......... Jess
  13. 2 points
    Pat Meeuwissen

    Latest project

    This is what I did a couple days ago.
  14. 2 points
    A couple of years ago, Allen and Tami Worsham were staying with us and we went to the local grocery. I struck up a conversation with the lady in line just in front of me. Allen was amazed that two people who didn't know each other would strike up a conversation. He said, "That would never happen in Southern California" and he was right.
  15. 2 points
    Gene Howe

    Suggestions please.

    Learned long ago to not argue with my wife. Even if I win...I lose.
  16. 2 points
    Cal

    Combination Squares Oh My

    What's the magic number - 25? This is a good start to a collection Dave. No need to call the men in white coats yet!
  17. 2 points
    I have to agree Jess. Standing in line at the store of waiting while the tank fills with gas I like to strike up a conversation with whomever is near. I get sad when they prefer not to acknowledge me but have to consider the age we live in. No one trusts anyone.
  18. 2 points
    Denni_87

    Latest Project

    Thank you @Stick486 As you know, I am not a pro. It took me more than a week to complete this. For me, details are really important. I don't do bigger items like tables and chairs. But I have started a new project to do a custom chair. I am already on it. As soon as I complete, I'll post the picture here. This is my first try on bigger items...
  19. 2 points
    Denni_87

    Greetings :)

    Thank you all for this warm welcome...
  20. 2 points
    lew

    Combination Squares Oh My

    Nice collection, Dave!
  21. 2 points
    lew

    Next Project?

  22. 1 point
    Denni_87

    Latest Project

    I used Mahogany and White oak. As for the finishes just the same as every other... coats of wax, shellac, varnish, etc....
  23. 1 point
    Grandpadave52

    Greetings :)

    Welcome to The Patriot Woodworker Dennis. Glad you found us. Looking forward to your participation. Agree with everything you've stated. Pretty much the way we all feel too!
  24. 1 point
    lew

    left handed table saw

    Cool operations! Always marveled at oriental workers for the way they work sitting on the floor. I can bearly get up out of the chair some days.
  25. 1 point
    They all look the same to me when I cruise by in my JEEP.

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