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 then...

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,...

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...

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...