Received this G-P hand cranked grinder a while back, client wanted, in his words, "to give it a face lift".
The last photo on the upper right; doesn't that company badge look awesome!
Photo on the left is the grinder stripped down to its component parts. Ready for the removal of the old finishes and application of the new.
So that's it for this resto, everything painted, polished, clearances checked, and lubed. Perhaps you might have some 'old gold' that you'd like to see new again? Tell ya what, you get it here and I'll restore it!
All for now, Happy Holidays, play safe, and God Bless!
Your 'Friend in Shavings',
We all hear about we should be 'living green' as much as possible. Global warming, threatened resources, endangered species, etc. I take satisfaction in doing my part, in taking discarded tools and 'bringing them back to life'. When I can take a tool such as this Stanley No.2 hand plane...
and turn it back into a working hand plane again, one that is not only fully functional, but also beautiful to behold...
it makes doing what I do so...fulfilling? Doing my part, as it were, in not only providing the services that I do, but helping to take the load off the planet's resources as well.
Below is another example of what can be done with those 'junk' tools. The client contacted me about doing his recently 'found' Stanley No. 4 1/2 Jumbo Smoothing plane. He had doubts about it being 'brought back to life'; it had a bad case of 'the rusts'.
This was the most extremely rusted plane I've restored. It must be added, with all honesty, that once rust starts it's always there. That said, if one takes the time to hit it with a bit of 0000 wool and polish now and again, and keep a coating of dry film lubricant on it, rust can be kept at bay.
and with this blog I hope you can see how I'm doing my part for the planet, one tool restoration at a time.
Below is a slideshow of this particular plane and it's restoration.
Happy Holidays, play safe, and God Bless!
Your 'Friend in Shavings'
Seasons Greetings From Lone Pine Toolworks!
I've restored to date close to 175 Millers Falls hand drills, No.2, No.5, and No.1's. This little drill to the left is a first for me and what a delightful tool! Millers Falls made these drills for training/i.e. schools from 1915 to around 1935. The client I sold this drill to is making up a tool chest for his young son although, as he himself said, "and let me be honest I am going to use it every chance I get." I know he will do just that!
The photo below shows, for comparisons sake, (4) Millers Falls hand drills and they are starting from the top: A MF#2, MF#5, MF#1, and the MF#4D. Please note that these are all early model drills, pre-1930's or there about.
No...that's not the Jolly Green Giant's hand! The hand belongs to me and shows just what size the #4D is. The Millers Falls Company may have made these for schools but I'll tell you what, I WILL be on the lookout for another one for my own use. What a great size drill to use for those tiny bits!
That will be it for this post, much to do and busy time of year as all are aware.
I wish all of you a most Blessed Holiday Season, play safe, and God Bless!
Your 'Friend in Shavings'
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