April 11, 2015 Leave a comment
Don @ http:\\timetestedtools.com
Tools and Woodworking for fun
March 24, 2015 2 Comments
The weather just doesn’t seem to want to break. I’m looking forward to some spring thaw.
I’ve posted a nice restorable Jointer for sale, https://timetestedtools.wordpress.com/tools-for-sale-2/
I know several have inquired about a jointer.
I picked up a nice Siegley #2 recently for my collection. I believe it’s a type 5. I plan to post on my website soon. I also picked up a Sargent #3411 in nice shape. This is a type 1. I resisted the Sargent Transitionals for as long as I could. They just seem to call my name.
Please join in the conversation on the tool forum. There are lots of woodworking sites to chose from, but very few dedicated to the collecting of vintage tools. http://timetestedtools.forumchitchat.com/
Thanks for looking
March 8, 2015 1 Comment
I built this out of a Stanley #4 base. The base was broke at the rear handle bolt. Its bedded at 55 degrees. It has a SW cutter.
The wood is locust (stained with ebony) and bloodwood.
The cap bolt is through the wood with 3 countersunk nuts on the back side. Don’t ask why 3, I don’t really know.
The finish is a quick coat of blo with a few hours to dry and a few coats of Shellac.
At this point I’d estimate I have about 12 hours into this project with the 2 days I have into it.
Thanks for looking.
December 28, 2014 Leave a comment
I hope everyone had a tremendous holiday and I hope you are looking forward to a New year.
I’ve added several planes since my last post. Take a look. Here is a preview.
Along with a nice #3 as found project smoother.
And if you missed the latest articles:
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Have a great New years……..
December 20, 2014 3 Comments
I don’t have any before pictures, because this beauty came with a type 20/21 frog with the folded lateral, so I wasn’t even going to do anything with it. I changed my mind more just to see how much work it would take, since it was a jack anyhow, I figured it would be ok. I thought it was strange that it had rosewood, but I didn’t think to hard on it.
On closer inspection though, I found this wonderful type 14. Based on the broken tote tip, I would say it was dropped and the original frog busted.
I had the correct frog, so its all back to normal now.
I didn’t do the tote repair, its an old repair which seems very solid. I just sanded it out and refinished, leaving the history intact.
December 18, 2014 1 Comment
A couple very nice plane I just posted featuring Hock High Carbon Steel (O1) Blade and Cap Iron Sets