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amaes's Tool Restoration Thread

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by amaes, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. Jul 17, 2012 at 11:36 AM
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    higherlux

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  2. Jul 17, 2012 at 11:43 AM
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    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    well done! looks like a fun hobby to get into.
     
  3. Jul 17, 2012 at 3:32 PM
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    amaes [OP] Cuz Stock Sucks

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    Yeah, its pretty fun. I'm nervous with this Rockwell saw because I can't find anything on it online and there are a few things on it that I'm not really sure what they do. There is a specialty bolt store that repairs power tools and may go over there and see if they can tell me what some of the things are. I need some Copper Rivets from there anyways.
     
  4. Oct 13, 2012 at 10:27 PM
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    amaes [OP] Cuz Stock Sucks

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    Finished this yesterday! and bought some more tools a few weeks back at a yard sale.


    From old 50+ year old tackle box to awesome ice chest/lunch box. Made the internal boxes out of 22 gauge sheet metal. Insulated with a combo of Expanding foam and hard foam. the Foam edges will be sealed with silicon soon. Fully Lockable with original key

    That's how I spent the 2nd half of my Friday! :D

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  5. Oct 13, 2012 at 10:28 PM
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    amaes

    amaes [OP] Cuz Stock Sucks

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    Here are the tools I got for $13

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  6. Oct 14, 2012 at 12:39 AM
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    good luck with the rockwell saw, that looks like it'll be challenging. I can't wait to see how it'll turn out!
     
  7. Oct 14, 2012 at 1:17 AM
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  8. Feb 1, 2013 at 7:59 PM
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    :popcorn:

    Thx for this, it made me feel a lot more confident about doing this sort of thing!
     
  9. Feb 2, 2013 at 8:27 AM
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    amaes [OP] Cuz Stock Sucks

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    No problem. I haven't been working on these much as of late. I did install a new 60 gal compressor in my garage. Soon I hope to have a real work bench and a sand blasting cabinet.
     
  10. Feb 2, 2013 at 8:40 AM
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  11. Feb 3, 2013 at 10:11 AM
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    amaes [OP] Cuz Stock Sucks

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    That is a really cool site thank you for the link.

    Also I just bought a Sandblasting cabinet and a 4'x4' welding table/work bench for $50 for the pair! :eek:
     
  12. Feb 4, 2013 at 6:01 PM
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    UPDATES!

    Today I spent some time Finishing up the Morgan Vise and then I mounted my Fuller to my new table.

    Morgan:

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    Fuller Mounted:

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  13. Mar 24, 2013 at 8:30 PM
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    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    So I just realized I have two old bench vises in my shed that are in crappy shape. Not sure of the brands or anything. But I think I may go check them out in the morning and see if its worth restoring. How do you prefer to clean them up? I have a dremel and polishing/sanding tips but I feel like thats a little too small of a tool
     
  14. May 19, 2013 at 6:29 PM
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    Great inspiration here. I have a bunch of old tools that belonged to my grandfather. He was a shop foreman at American Hardware and The Stanley Works back in the day. I have a couple of his old vises that I have been using for years that would be great to restore in his memory.

    Thanks for that.
     
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