Tim Dahn

Old Tools, restoring/reworking #5: Millers Falls No. 709

As received After taking it apart I realized this is another barely used tool. Although the iron had a couple chips in its edge, it was the original grind, rust free and shiny metal! Disassembled, cleaned, light surface rust removal...

Old Tools, restoring/reworking #4: Millers Falls No. 105 Single-speed hand drill

I think this drill was made in 1914 most of the paint/jappaning was missing from the frame but the main gear looked good. Here it is completely disassembled Painted the frame, original finish on the main gear, cleaned,...

Old Tools, restoring/reworking #3: Millers Falls #9 Smoother

This one looked a a little worse than it than it really was, turns out it was a diamond in the rough. The iron and chip breaker still like new, the iron has never been sharpened! Makes me wonder if the original owner just tried it...

Old Tools, restoring/reworking #2: Millers Falls No. 14 Jack

Could not resist this one as it did not need much help, just some light rust removal and cleaning.

Old Tools, restoring/reworking #1: Stanley #31 with shop made fence

I picked this jointer up over a year ago. Disassembled, cleaned and a BLO bath. Left it to dry good and stabilize before flattening the sole. The metal was in decent shape, so a wire wheel and paint was in order. Did a little...