Post by squawberryman on May 27, 2019 6:00:20 GMT -5
NCRobb those are gorgeous. This is a pair of NOS HK Porter bolt cutters I got off of E-bay over ten years ago. They were made in the thirties or forties. They came heavy with cosmoline and wrapped in wax paper. Brand new, never used over seventy years old. They work very well.
The good Lord takes his fish fried
If a LITTLE bit of butter makes it a LITTLE bit better....
WD40 will eat it's way out of a can, yet people spray it on their guns
Got the Co-Ax and Lee turret mounted on my janky table. Tried it on the second flip table first but it just wasn't going to be very space efficient. I want to make some changes to/burn down and rebuild this table but here it is for now.
Here's what I'll be using to turn pens, bottle stoppers, etc. Jet 1221SP
Those are actually purpose made "insulators". They were on the old garage doors when we moved in so they're somewhere around 20 years old and probably over 25.
When we replaced the doors 12-14 years ago I just transferred them over without realizing the panel set up was different and I wasn't going to have enough insulators. Then I got side tracked and never tracked down more.
I'm thinking about going with something like THIS in the near future. The oldest boy used it on his doors and I'm waiting for feedback after summer gets cranking.
When I was setting trim and finish carpentry I had this little aluminium made and it speeds up the trim process more than you could imagine. Once I built and set the window surround I would make up the face trim and nail it together on the floor. Once it was nailed together I would pick up the nailed face trim and hold it up to the surround. The little lip was the amount of reveal I build the trim for and the little 45* ends let me get the trim piece exactly where I needed it to be from side to side. Once one corner is nailed it is a simple matter of sliding the piece along the surround and holding the trim down tight to the edge and everything goes on in just a minute. The blue tape protected the surround as I would slide the jig along the inside face of the surround. Simple but it is amazing how it speeds the process up and makes sure the exact same reveal is found all around the window.
... I'm thinking about going with something like THIS in the near future. The oldest boy used it on his doors and I'm waiting for feedback after summer gets cranking.
Don't waste your money, those things are crap. They insulate well, but I couldn't get those plastic mounting pins to stay stuck to the garage door for anything. Pins constantly coming loose & panels sag & fall. Got tired of dealing with it, pulled 'em all & pitched 'em within a year or two.
I've had two axe heads needing new hafts, and finally got around to working on them today. One is a Warren Axe "Old Faithful" cruiser that I picked up recently. It's in decent shape, with one good nick on one blade. I filed some of it out, and will work away at it as time goes on. Was pretty pleased with the hang.
The other is a very worn Sager Chemical Axe that has been in the family barn, sitting on a shelf and rusting, for maybe 70-80 years. My dad has been meaning to hang it for maybe 55 of those years, but never got around to it. I cleaned it up, sharpened, and cold blued it. It's still pretty rough, but I didn't want to grind it down to nothingness. It is more about preservation on this one rather than creating a user, although it may still get some ceremonial duties. I'll give this back to him next time I'm home and see if he recognizes it now.
Used the Plumb machinist's hammer to set the heads. This was also a rescue from the family barn, cold blued and hafted a few weeks ago.