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Spent some quality time in the shop today without any distractions. Used my recently created mallet to chop out some mortises. Something calming about creating a useful piece from raw materials with nothing more than a picture in my head and a 70 pound beam of maple… [Show picture list]
For those that know me, I have had a long standing love of antique and old tools. Many have been passed down from Grandfathers and Uncles. Others I have pickup at sales or online auctions. Most of them have one thing in common…RUST! Countless hours have been spent in front of the wire-wheel or grinder[...]
This lathe was saved from the scrap pile and paid for with other scrap and the anvil I found on Craigslist. I cleaned the parts up and temporarily reassembled it. I am not sure if I am going to paint it to match my other one or leave it original and sell it to the[...]
This is definitely a project that won’t fit in the shop. The Buffalo Maritime Museum is making a replica of the War of 1812 sloop USS Trippe and I was asked to help out. From the DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY — NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/t8/trippe-i.htm (Sloop: t. 60; cpl. 35; a. 1 long 32-pdr.)[...]
While rummaging in my favorite “discarded paradise”, I found this bench vise tucked away in a corner. I have never seen such a behemoth and thought it would be cool to own. After thinking about it for a couple weeks, I decided to see if it was still there. It was and I negotiated[...]
I came across this beast of a drill at the flea market and the store owner gave me a price that was reasonable. I spent some time dismantling and scraping the grease out of the bearings and case. After using too many paper towels and spending too much time, I finally put the main motor[...]