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    Yesterday's Treasures

    Hey, folks,

    So I made another trip to Craig's shop yesterday. Took many hours, but when I got back I had a full pickup load again...

    I'll start with the small stuff...

    Here's a brand new (to me!) router plane. I'm guessing it's a few decades old. Never been used, or even put together:


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    And now, a barely used profile sander. Just it time to refinish the pew:

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    Auger bits: there are actually three times that many. Nice box. I said "I don't have a brace," so he handed me one...


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    Brand new, never assembled, Makita slow speed water cooled sharpening system. Wow!


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    And a ton of inlay material. Guess I need to learn to make boxes...

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    On to the next post...
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    next, the bigger stuff:

    Never had an 8" grinder before. Been making do all these years with 6" wheels for sharpening my lathe tools. I'm pretty excited about this. Looks like I can retire my old one to nothing but metal grinding...

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    And now, drum roll please....

    Hey, those things look like shaper cutters

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    Why would he have those lying around? Unless...



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    That, my friends, is the first shaper I've ever had in my shop! I have one cardinal rule for tools: everything must be on wheels. I already have a stand built:


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    And now, for the big enchilada. My first piece of old iron: a pre- WWII Walker Turner 6" jointer, with stand (not shown). In perfect working order. All the parts are there. Life is good!

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    I'm feeling pretty lucky today. I'm going to have lots of questions about how to work a shaper. But for today, I'm just smiling...

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Congrats on the new TOYS Bill
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    Wow, that's a great haul. Congrats!
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    congratulations.

    And obligatory "you suck"...
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    Looks like some nice gloats there Bill!
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    Very nice haul! So, will the writing be neglected with all these new tools to play with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bower View Post
    Very nice haul! So, will the writing be neglected with all these new tools to play with?
    Doorlink's already bugging me about this. She wants the work done, but she wants the writing done too! She just reminded me I'm late on the contract for the next book. But it's a nice day outside, so I brought home some stripper gel. She raised her eyebrows at that one, until I explained...

    Off to go try it...

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Nice Haul Bill!
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    Happy Days Are Here Again
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    Enjoy,
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