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  1. The last mill didn't work so I had to set it aside for a while. In the mean time the antique pepper mill kits came in from Penn State Industries. They are actually much much simpler than the other kits I've ordered to put together. Not a bad price for a copper set. the only thing I needed to do was make and shape the body for it. I decided to make it out of some ambrosia maple. Which sanded all the way up to 600 grit looks extremely nice with the first coat of stain on it. I'm thinking these are going to wind up being Christmas gifts for next year. Either way I'm liking this.
  2. Get there before @Steven Newman gets there https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/305948400520990
  3. I picked up a really old small no name lathe. Didn't need it, but it was too cheap to "turn down." The tail does not turn, so its age is pretty old. I don't know whether to cut it down and take it with me when I camp or not. I thought about loaning it to a local museum in the small town down the road. What is your suggestions?
  4. Hello All, I am new to the forum and I am happy to be part of the club. I love to restore antiques and decided to tackle my second band saw project. My first was a 1941 Craftsman which I use on a regular basis. I picked up this saw from a friend who is buying a motor home and becoming a snowbird. He had owned the saw since he picked up from hid dad about 40 years ago. I have been told that this is a Parks 20" band saw that was made around the turn of the century. It is made of cast iron and weighs about three hundred pounds. The original wood bed rotted many years ago and was replaced wit
  5. A Navy buddy picked up some old tools and is looking for some help identifying them. Any ideas on these??? Thanks!
  6. Good morning Patriots. This small Drill Press was my first machine restoration. It’s a Globe brand, for the information I have sorted, I believe it was made in Geelong Australia, out of the Dawn factory. (I know I will be corrected) Dawn made (vice) etc. I’m not calling them vices, purposely 😉 Looking forward to your comments and questions. It’s 99% original. The person I purchaed it from had the handle made. I had to purchase a bag of vintage brass split pins, for one pin to hold the flywheel on. ThankYou
  7. I was contacted by a Navy buddy about his wooden hand plane. He was interested in what it might be worth. I know it is difficult to say without a detailed description and hands on. Here is what I know- About 28" long Blade is stamped with Thomas Firth and sons The body has a stamp of W. Hoger- he said this is very hard to read He sent me these 2 pix- Any information and help will be greatly appreciated. Lew
  8. Here are a couple of my antique tools that are still being used... Brace with 1/2" and 1" spade bits. J.B.Ungerson - Barmen Germany is stamped on all three pieces. Robert Sorby Backsaw - 16tpi.
  9. A friend brought over to me a small table........in parts. She said it has been in her family for more than 150 years. I could see where had been repaired before (maybe 3 times) with hide glue and even it was falling apart. She wanted to keep it as original as possible. The top was awful and it looked like it may have been replaced. There were nail holes on the underside that went in two rows. She said she believed it to be Walnut. When cleaning/sanding some areas, the dust was more reddish than Walnut and the wood was very light. However when I applied a finish to the top, it came out lookin
  10. Version 1.0.0


    This is a scanned document of the now defunct Workbench Magazine of this era. Permission was granted by the new Workbench Publication for The Patriot Woodworker community to copy and use the old Workbench Magazine at our pleasure, and for free distribution and re-use.
  11. View File Workbench Magazine May-June 1966 Antique Cradle This is a scanned document of the now defunct Workbench Magazine of this era. Permission was granted by the new Workbench Publication for The Patriot Woodworker community to copy and use the old Workbench Magazine at our pleasure, and for free distribution and re-use. Submitter John Morris Submitted 04/29/2017 Category Furnishings
  12. Saw this today. Interesting method of aging hardware- https://mulesaw.blogspot.no/2017/04/dutch-tool-chest-build-1-ageing.html
  13. Bought a small old lathe that has a solid tailshaft instead of one with bearing. No name on it, so no help there. I was wondering how I might convert it to use a tail pc with a bearing? I probably could lube it but want to update it a little on that end. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. If I can't convert it, I probably will need to use it as a boat anchor or loan it to a small town museum.
  14. I restored this old blacksmith post drill about two years ago. I found it at a flea market late in the last day of sales and the owner did not want to take it home. He offered it to me for $10 dollars! I put most of the parts through my electrolysis tank and painted and lubed everything. I made a shaft for a standard Jacobs chuck so that it can now accept standard drill bits. It was lagged to a nice piece 2 inch thick maple which I sanded lightly and sealed with Linseed oil. I use it periodically and it is fun to drill with. It is not the greatest wood drill because of its slow speed
  15. I'm finally getting around to rebuilding my computer. This will not be a new build, as most of my parts are at least six years old. I'm simply going the "Steampunk" route with this rebuild. The computer will be built into this Art Deco desk made by the W. D. Allison Co. which made furniture for Doctors/Dentists offices. The W.D. Allison Co was located in Indianapolis Indiana. I'll be using a total of three Dell monitors. Two Model 1907FP's and a Model SP2008WFP. All 3 monitors were freebies that I got from my neighbor. The 1907FP's will be mounted portrait style, and slide behi
  16. From the album: Excelsior Cabboose Stove

    Frontal view Excelsior No. 4 Cabboose Stove
  17. From the album: Excelsior Cabboose Stove

    Top view of Excelsior No. 4 Cabboose Stove
  18. Sometimes you never know what kind of call you are going to get about woodworking. When folks find out you do woodworking they always have a project that "won't take much" and want you to do it for them. I really enjoy building new projects and I really don't like re-doing old furniture. I love old furniture but I am not a restorer. Anyway I got a call from a very good friend that said he had gotten this old dresser years ago from passed down from his great grandfather and it just needs a little glue here and there and wanted to know if I could fix it for him. Well I told him to dr
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