Who likes vintage tools?

Discussion in 'The Display Case' started by reetpleat, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. Bugguy

    Bugguy A-List Customer

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    Unfortunately, The Boss has decided I don't need a vintage saw.... so now I need to find a home for it.
    I stalled with finding an inexpensive motor. I'll look forward to seeing yours all cleaned up. Good luck!
     
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  2. Morecowbell

    Morecowbell New in Town

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    Ooh, ooh! How have I missed this thread?

    This is a bench I purchased locally (Indianapolis area) about a year ago, had been in a piano factory that started production in the 1870's if I recall correctly. I'm on the fence about restoring it. It has fantastic patina but it could use a 50,000 mile checkup, a new front leg (it burned, very strange), and I've learned that there's a reason they don't make wooden vise screws anymore. But it really sets the mood when you want to do some woodworking.

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  3. de Stokesay

    de Stokesay One of the Regulars

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    I'd love to see a picture of this bench.
     
  4. Morecowbell

    Morecowbell New in Town

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    Bench.jpg Hmmm, does it not show up on my post? I pasted it in and it's visible to me in my feed so I thought it was there - please let me know if that doesn't work!

    Here it is again, just in case...
     
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  5. Sorry for your loss. I showed this one to my neighbor yesterday morning and by early afternoon he was back with a handle he made for it. More “man with a problem” sized than the original.

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  6. Bugguy

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    Seems like I'd need 3 hands to work the saw... 1 to crank and 2 to steer the wood. How did that kid do it?
     
  7. The lower arm is a "hold down" arm that I think is used to keep the work somewhat snug while you crank with one hand and move the work with the other. There is probably a reason these aren't still made today though... :p
     
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  8. Turnip

    Turnip Call Me a Cab

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    Not really a tool but made using vintage tools, a practising piece i did as a kid during apprenticeship...still use it sometimes for illuminating my terrace
    at night in summer.

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  9. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    I read the title of this thread and thought "damn, almost every tool I own is approaching vintage".....I bought my basic woodworking tools and all my mechanics tools over 50 years ago when I left university. I did not know what I wanted to do but I did know I was tired of reading, studying and writing essays and needed to learn to work with my hands. Bought tools; built rudimentary furniture and began to apprentice as an auto mechanic. I could not afford the top of the line stuff so settled on Craftsman and a long love affair with Sears.
     
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  10. Turnip

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    Bench, vise, brazing torches and not too few other things in my workshop are indeed vintage. Many things passed down from grandfather´s / father´s days. As these have been metal professionals, as well as me, there´s no DIY tool to be found.

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  11. Turnip

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    Some vintage (grandpa’s) Picard sheet metal hammers on an 80kg PFP anvil.

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  12. ^^^^^ Very nice!

    The only thing I've used my anvil for is to play along ... and I still get those two "bangs" out of time. :(

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  13. Turnip

    Turnip Call Me a Cab

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    :)

    Never mind, there’s a reason why you’d have to learn this for 3 1/2 years here for getting permitted to play in a band…;)
     
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  14. Hey … I recognize those feet.

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    First year Delta Unisaw (1939) and only year with four separate cast feet. Was a solid base after that. Comes home with me tomorrow when I have a trailer and some help.

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  15. seres

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    Wonderful find! A little cleaning and adjusting, and it should run like new! And probably last for another 80 years!
     
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  16. clementishutin

    clementishutin New in Town

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    Any WWII vintage collection?
     
  17. Safety First! I thought this vintage face shield with its translucent fiberglass caps was pretty cool. I will most likely replace the shield with a more modern (and less scratched) plastic.

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  18. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    Perfect for going out in this covid environment...
     
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