View Full Version : Whee down the slippery slope

Bart Leetch
04-22-2003, 12:17 AM
Somebody throw me a rope.

So last week I picked up a Wooden adjustable Stanley level pat date 1890 about 28" long works great, a marking Gauge split beam with a pin on both ends (unknown manufacture) a Stanley 51 spoke shave & a Millers Falls 2 speed Shoulder Drill ( I think thats the name) Total cost $75.

I collect old tools more often now days & even use them on occasion.

Bart Leetch
04-22-2003, 8:03 PM
Brrrr kinda cold here on the Neanderthal side.

Jim Young
04-22-2003, 8:41 PM
Is that display in your shop?

Bart Leetch
04-22-2003, 9:24 PM
Yes Jim it's my shop clock made out of old fence cedar & planes restored to good working condition.

John Miliunas
04-22-2003, 9:39 PM
In keeping within the Neander bi-laws, I can only assume that's a wind-up clock?! :D :D :cool:

Bart Leetch
04-22-2003, 11:09 PM
Yep sure is John I wound up putting a battery in it. No tail though.

Nice thing is that the only cost for the clock was the numbers & the planes.

Making the clock was easy restoring the planes took a little longer.

Tom Scott
04-23-2003, 2:22 AM
I just hope that clock is not too high so you can reach up and use those planes every now and then.

Marc Hills
04-23-2003, 6:28 AM
"it's my shop clock made out of old fence cedar & planes restored to good working condition"

You should post an article on restoring old fence cedar to good working condition. I find the new fence cedar doesn't work near as well as the old stuff, expecially the pre-war cedar.


Bart Leetch
04-23-2003, 9:55 AM
The ceiling is only 7'10" so the clock is just right to reach up & get the planes down for use.

The only restoring I did to the cedar was to make sure that there was not any dirt on or metal in the board before sawing.