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by nuhobby
Tue May 04, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Bridge city tools
Replies: 15
Views: 1188

Re: Bridge city tools

Ahhh... the non-electric Shopsmith! These are awfully cool, especially for those who would have the right span of project dimensions to find one useful.
by nuhobby
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: How to paint the access badge?
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: How to paint the access badge?

I had some where I dribbled on red Testors enamel (model paint), then I neatly swabbed the badge across a flat paper towel soaked with acetone. I believe it was Bill Mayo who had done it this way as well.
by nuhobby
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: The occasional e-auction win from Mis-spelling
Replies: 9
Views: 683

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

I'm done with this one.... Really it was more cosmetically stubborn than the ones I've done before. The fall-front door I decided not to replace (yet, anyway), since the new placement of the drawers at the bottom of the chest (inverted from the original top-drawer setup) doesn't work too well with a...
by nuhobby
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: My 10ER Completed
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: My 10ER Completed

Man, that looks pretty cool!

Chris
by nuhobby
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: The occasional e-auction win from Mis-spelling
Replies: 9
Views: 683

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

I have decided to resaw & rabbet some old wormy reclaimed chestnut... let's see where this goes!
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Have a great week!

Chris
by nuhobby
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Community
Topic: Utah Winter Sunsets
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Utah Winter Sunsets

That's pretty nice! x3 ! (So far!)
by nuhobby
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Community
Topic: The occasional e-auction win from Mis-spelling
Replies: 9
Views: 683

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

I have been able to do more disassembly, planing, and a tad of (oxy) bleaching work. It's coming along. I found the Makers Mark: American Novelty Works, Herndon, PA, which likely made this box sometime after 1946. As with the other valve-grinder chests, I'd like to keep the basic drawer walls with t...
by nuhobby
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Community
Topic: The occasional e-auction win from Mis-spelling
Replies: 9
Views: 683

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: 9
Views: 683

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: 9
Views: 683

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! ...