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  1. 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?
  2. 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 with 1" box tubing. I plan to paint this beast dark forest green and dark burgundy. The current motor is an old Dayton but I found a period correct motor for it here in town. I am having some custom 129" blades made from a company that charges about $20 ea. I am still looking for more information about this saw so if anyone has more info on this beast it would be greatly appreciated. I really would like to know the year it was made. This saw should be a great addition to my shop.
  3. A Navy buddy picked up some old tools and is looking for some help identifying them. Any ideas on these??? Thanks!
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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 looking like walnut. Having never worked with really old wood like this, I don't know how it ages. Does Walnut act this way as it gets really old? Another thing I found that was unique was that the end of the post, where it goes up in the table, had a tapered slit. You put a tapered shim in and when you tapped the post in, it self tightened. Never even heard of that, but a great idea. The bottom mount board was split in 3 pieces with a forth piece missing, which I replaced. You can also see the red look on the underside of the top.
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    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.
  9. 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  
  10. Saw this today. Interesting method of aging hardware- https://mulesaw.blogspot.no/2017/04/dutch-tool-chest-build-1-ageing.html
  11. 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.
  12. 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 but it does shine when drilling metal. I have cut 1 inch holes in 1/4 inch plate steel with it and it was not very difficul at all. It is a cool piece of mechanical history. I apologize that the picture is a bit dark.
  13. 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 behind the desk when not in use. The SP2008WFP will be housed behind the sideways rolling roll top. I'll have to build out the back of the lower section of the desk (behind the lower doors) to fit my motherboard/tray, and RAID drive enclosure that I'll be using. My motherboard is an Asus M3N72-D with an AMD Phenom II X4 940 (3.0 Ghz Quad Core) Black Edition Processor. I'll be using Thermaltake Orb coolers for the memory, and video cards, along with an Asus Black Knight CPU cooler. All of the coolers are copper finned, to go with the copper finned coolers on the Asus motherboard. The tray is from an old tower case, I'll be painting it black.
  14. From the album: Excelsior Cabboose Stove

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

    Lower draft door Excelsior No. 4 Cabboose Stove
  16. From the album: Excelsior Cabboose Stove

    Top view of Excelsior No. 4 Cabboose Stove
  17. 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 drop it by and I would see when I could work it in. Oh my, this is going to need a lot more than just a little glue here and there. Several of the drawers are missing the bottoms and all of them are going to have to be put back together. And I will say the old hand cut dovetails are pretty neat, but I don't want to have to start making new pieces to match up. Looks to me like these never had any glue on them. But wait it gets better. This is the good side of the chest and it appears to be made of oak. Nice panels that are solid wood. But then when I saw the other side. Yea, no wonder the drawers weren't sitting in there straight. The guides are missing for both of the large drawers. Well I told him I could make the panels and put the side back but he could finish it. He told me he wanted me to finish it but he didn't want to change the old look of the chest. I am not sure how you finish it old distressed, but I am sure I will come up with something. The front of the drawers looks to be made of something other than Oak.. I couldn't really tell if they were Maple or Cherry or something else completely. Anyway I guess it will be something neat to restore. I would rather see it back in use than to go to the burn pile. Oh and it is also going to need all new hardware, something period correct. I am thinking this may be late 1800's or possible early 1900's. Any ideas? Just a little glue here and there and she should be ready to go! LOL
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