Today, I was finally able to start cleaning my shop. I got to spend some time cleaning and waxing one of my favorite tools. It is a vintage Clausing drill press that was made in Michigan in I am guessing the late 60s. I completely rebuilt the whole press but replaced the two bearings that hold the spindle inside the quill with two high precision matched bearings. She has no runout. I love old Michigan Made tools! #knifemaker#michiganknifeco#knifemaking#michiganmade#oldtools#oldtoolsrule
SOLD - An unusual & beautiful LIGNUM VITAE Saddlers Mallet. Used for shaping & forming leather horse collars etc. Lignum Vitae is one of the densest woods in the world, the head of this mallet is fashioned out of a large chunk of heartwood. Size: 290mm long x 100mm thick, the head is 140mm wide. Weight - 1.9kg . * * Available at #vintagetoolsmelbourne online shop www.VintageToolsMelbourne.com.au
Cleaned up the old draw knife I picked up last weekend. Nothing fancy, some scotchbrite to remove the crud and dressed the back and sharpened the front with a sharpening stone. Found a tiny logo, it's a P.S. & W Co. No. 1 Extra. #psandwco#drawknife#oldtoolsrule
The atlas 618 metal lathe is finally all back together tonight. It's really is a beautiful little machine. I'm pretty happy with how it came out. I tried to keep it true to the original configuration when my grandfather put it together in the 60's. Even the grey enamel for the stand was a dead on match to the original. I just need to do a bit of fine tuning to get her running perfect. #atlasmachine#lathe#metallathe#oldmachine#oldtoolsrule#atlas#atlas618
Much like the 3d printers where I had two and needed two more then two more, I need two more lathes. Getting sick of breaking down for each job, especially since I know I'll just have to make more of the one that was just set up... #SlipperySlope
An old 'cutlers burnisher' , for knife making. An unusual looking tool but once used for polishing hard to reach areas on folding knives such as the tang on a blade, inside of the spring or on bolsters. It's a specially hardened piece of steel and polished along the edge, You have to put considerable pressure and move the tool back and forth which over time polishers the area it's applied. This old burnisher is a great example of knife making tools of the past. . . . .