Monthly Archives: July 2010

Here come ol’ flattop, he come groovin’ up slowly

(The Beatles, Come Together) A while back I bought an old plow plane (fence on the bottom, no depth stop) and it came with three irons. Really, really crudely made tapered, laminated irons; you could see, and feel, the hammer … Continue reading

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In summation

Here is a progression of “restorations” – in the back, a  Goodell-Pratt No.05 (as opposed to a No.5, go figure. Or, more likely, a 379), just a cleanup and lube. Middle, a Millers Falls No.5. I had to repair a … Continue reading

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One done drill

A Millers Falls #2 egg beater drill with the “Little Rail Road Car Wheel”

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Crank it up

Just about done, just the crank left to go. The nickel plated brass ferrule (the upper one in the photo) has split and needed replacing. Which means the handle has to be removed, which meant grinding the peined handle rod. … Continue reading

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