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Golden Era Things You've Revived Or Repaired For Use

Discussion in 'Skills and Smarts' started by St. Louis, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. Shangas

    Shangas I'll Lock Up

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    Dunhill Sports Lighter (Ca. 1926)...

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  2. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    Nice job. Just yesterday I was looking at a lighter on my desk that dates back to my Grandmother's house. She's been gone a long time, and she and my Grandfather had it a long time.

    I think I will pull it part and see if all it needs is a bit of lighter fluid.
     
  3. I like wood & canvas canoes, & I bought this one at a yard sale in either 2014 or 2015. By serial number it's a 1928 Old Town. One side of the gunwale was split but repairable, the thwart was missing & from the bottom it looked like at least 3 ribs were broken where the floorboards had been added.

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    I finally had the time to work on it this winter. When I peeled off the old canvas I found 2 of the cedar strips were soft & bad from the canvas leaking. I bought 3 new cedar strips planed to size (1 extra) but had to build a steamer to curve them to fit. I also bought new canvas, 3 ribs & a thwart from various sources online. My wife learned to cane chairs several yrs ago so she caned the seats when the frames were ready.

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    During the era this boat was built a light green & gold paint stripe was a $6.00 option on the dark green body. I've found a car painter who does pin-stripping who will come out & do the stripping for me but it will cost me ~12 X the original price.

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  4. A while back I got a tip on the location of another Old Town of the same vintage, in original yellow canvas. More recently I made an offer & got it bought for a future project. Since finding the painter I'm thinking of doing this one in white canvas instead of yellow. He says he can paint the Indian border if I work out the scale.

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  5. ^^^^^ That is so cool Jack! Kudos to you and the Missus.
     
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  6. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots I'll Lock Up

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  7. Thanks guys! Still on the hunt for a nice restorable birchbark.

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  8. greatestescaper

    greatestescaper One of the Regulars

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    I am currently, slowly restoring quite a few golden era wood working tools. Today my son and I are working on sharpening some chisels with the hand grinder and Arkansas stones.

     
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