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Offline NavyRet98

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New member from North Florida.
« on: December 25, 2014, 02:41:36 PM »
Greetings friends. I've been task with building a work bench to display some old, antique tools in the tool shed of an historical house in Orange Park, Florida. I'm here to learn from ya'll and get some advice and suggestions.

A gentleman donated some 65 to 70 wood working tools, some of which I'm familiar with and others not so much. Some of the tools donated is an old horizontal drill press, stone grinding wheel, a lot of wooden hand planes, draw blades, frame saws, augers, chisels and more. My task is to build a work bench and cabinet to display these items and attempt to maintain the visual accuracy of something you would expect to see in the early 1900's.

I look forward to discussing this project with ya'll.

Tool shed - external


Tool shed internal


Rough Graphical Depiction of project.

Offline mikeswrenches

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Re: New member from North Florida.
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2014, 05:08:41 PM »
Hi, and welcome from Palm Harbor, FL.  You came to the right place for help and information.

I think your drill press is actually a post drill that would normally be mounted vertically on a post.  Makes them a lot easier to use.

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Re: New member from North Florida.
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2014, 05:09:28 PM »
Welcome to Tool Talk!
That is a worthwhile project and we have members here that can certainly help you.
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Offline NavyRet98

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Re: New member from North Florida.
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2014, 07:01:09 PM »
Thanks for the welcome, Papaw.

Thanks for the info Mike. Searching in the term that you've given gave me some better understanding of the tool. Now I can mount it the way it was intended and free up some bench space. I'll probably have a couple more items which I'll need some help to better understand. I'll post pictures when that time comes.

Thanks again everyone.....

Offline turnnut

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Re: New member from North Florida.
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2014, 09:38:49 AM »
good luck with your project, it is always nice to hear of someone involved in the
peservation of our early use of tools in the building of America.

thank you for getting involved.

Frank

Offline Nolatoolguy

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Re: New member from North Florida.
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2015, 08:03:05 PM »
A late welcome from Illinois.

Very cool project you have.
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where at least I know I'm free.
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who gave that right to me.
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Offline Yadda

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Re: New member from North Florida.
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2015, 09:26:21 PM »
A late welcome from Illinois.

Very cool project you have.
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Offline Chillylulu

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Re: New member from North Florida.
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2015, 11:32:05 AM »
Hi and welcome from Denver, Co.

What a neat assignment you have, and by asking questions you are wise, also.

The following is a great books you can try also:

        Restoring, Tuning & Using Classic Woodworking Tools, by Michael Dunbar


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Offline rudeawakening55

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Re: New member from North Florida.
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2015, 09:23:34 PM »
  Welcome from Oklahoma............

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Re: New member from North Florida.
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2015, 10:25:20 PM »
Howdy!
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