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by nuhobby
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Community
Topic: The occasional e-auction win from Mis-spelling
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: The occasional e-auction win from Mis-spelling

Dennis, I had read on the Gerstner forum that the company used much plainer-looking wood types on the leatherette boxes, so peeling the skins isn't recommended. Potentially a good point is that they used hide-glue, and supposedly new hide glue can stick to old hide glue. Some guys have also hit on c...
by nuhobby
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: The occasional e-auction win from Mis-spelling
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: The occasional e-auction win from Mis-spelling

Hi Dennis, Thanks! Regarding your question, I would say if I'm not in the multiple-volume production mode, it's easier to restore old boxes. Particularly with regard to box/finger joints and stopped grooves, they would be a hassle to make from scratch in a one-off fashion. There are also a lot of &q...
by nuhobby
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Community
Topic: The occasional e-auction win from Mis-spelling
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: The occasional e-auction win from Mis-spelling

Well, I got in the latest box and I was almost in despair. Wood was very warped and grimy, especially on the top. HOWEVER, I've now got the notion to re-configure the whole thing upside down. With the absence of the central grinder, it may visually look better with the drawers at the bottom anyway! ...
by nuhobby
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: The occasional e-auction win from Mis-spelling
Replies: 5
Views: 198

The occasional e-auction win from Mis-spelling

Happy 2021 ! I have an occasional penchant for restoring machinist chests, but they aren't cheap. The last one wasn't a Union or a Gerstner, but a Black & Decker valve-grinding outfit that I re-purposed. That was enough off the usual "search terms" to be cheaper than a Gerstner by a lo...
by nuhobby
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: My Tinkering Bench
Replies: 7
Views: 2355

Re: My Tinkering Bench

Nice!

"Just have those chicken wings delivered to my garage"... :)

Chris
by nuhobby
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Christmas Projects #1 & 2
Replies: 1
Views: 5258

Re: Christmas Projects #1 & 2

Nice projects!

The upper picture takes me back to 2013 when I was driving in Quebec during a vacation. I'll have to see if your town was part of my trek :)

Chris
by nuhobby
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Community
Topic: Today's nature video
Replies: 37
Views: 2373

Re: Today's nature video

These are nice! thank you I had a walk-about lately; my picture is modest. But as a woodworker it's fascinating. The town has a number of buckled-up sidewalk slabs that have been "beveled down" by a tool or method I don't yet know. Looks like something done with a precision router-sled or ...
by nuhobby
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Community
Topic: The Great Conjunction
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: The Great Conjunction

Man, that's nice! Ironic, I was telling my wife, Indiana had cloud cover that day, so we had a beautiful sunset but couldn't see the stars afterward. I mentioned that the Forum had folks out West with similar colorful sunset clouds a few days back. How fortunate you got a clear sky for the conjuncti...
by nuhobby
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Special Shopsmith Hack, Watch Tinkering Bench
Replies: 8
Views: 3350

Re: Special Shopsmith Hack, Watch Tinkering Bench

Here was a recent project I did for a buddy. Not a super-rare watch (it's a fairly modern quartz with retro military styling)...I put in a new movement, new crystal, cleaned the hands-corrosions with 1500 grit sandpaper:
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Chris
by nuhobby
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: My Tinkering Bench
Replies: 7
Views: 2355

Re: My Tinkering Bench

That's looking great, Ed! Thanks for showing :)