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Posted March 30, 2015 - 10:31 AM

I'll join everyone else in saying I like threads like this.  It is always interesting to see these old items and try and get the story behind them.  You then get a sense as to what the person was like, who used them and in a way you can connect with them.  I'm sorry to hear about your Dad and loosing him so early in life.  Enjoy what he enjoyed and connect with him.


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Posted March 30, 2015 - 01:02 PM

I have some of those same drill bits from my Grandfather and also prize them because they are all I have left since my dad passed 9 years ago..  It sucks that you lost your dad @ such a young age though..  Keep the pictures coming but is there a way you can reduce the size of them?  They explode up way bigger than my monitor..  I can see your fingerprints clear as ever!!  


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Posted March 30, 2015 - 04:43 PM

Thanks for sharing. Yes those  are doweling centers. Tom


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Posted March 30, 2015 - 05:16 PM

Dowling centers they are. I knew you guys would know. When I was talking about our storage methods being the same here is an example... mine on the left and his on the right.

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I will try to work on resizing the pics.
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Posted March 30, 2015 - 06:07 PM

Since is nice out and my son is playing in the sand box I think I'll mess with planes and draw knives.

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Storing this stuff will be an issue. Might as well use one of the many boxes he made. I would like to keep this stuff out so I can use it.

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Posted March 30, 2015 - 07:31 PM

Things like this ... why did he not put the other half of the hasp on this box?

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Tonight I think I'll clean the drills. I think it's neat to imagine how many times these drills have gone round and round. Kinda makes me sad I never really got to see him use these things.

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Here's another what is it?

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Posted March 30, 2015 - 09:11 PM

Not sure what you are asking - cemetery deeds? I don't have anything like that, but I believe I can find the grave. You really have no idea how much he could have taught you - he was a master craftsman at everything he did. We should get together - I'd like to help his son get to know him better through stories, jokes and such. I have a wooden drafting triangle he made - perfect. has his name lettered on it in his "old english". I became known later as the best freehand draftsman in kentucky - totally because of his influence. The day that happened, I drove by the place twice with my wife - I had an elderly relative in a Paris nursing home I visited every weekend. We saw the red Chevy truck, but decided we had too much to do to visit. Otherwise, we'd have driven right into it.

This was a message from my father's best friend. I was asking about some cemetery deeds. I knew it would catch up with me and I am halfway struggling with it.
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Posted March 30, 2015 - 09:43 PM

That table with the drills they are called brace & bits. The last pics is an attachment that fits into the brace (drill) like you would put a bit in a chuck. The beveled flat stock that's in the attachment is a blade similar to a planer blade. My guess would be a dowel or tenon maker.

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Posted March 31, 2015 - 05:24 AM

 

My guess would be a dowel or tenon maker.          

Do you think it would be a tool to make tendons on square stock for something like chair legs ?  Never saw anything like that pretty neat stuff :thumbs:


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Posted March 31, 2015 - 12:15 PM

Alc this is something that you would use. It can simply be put in a drill. They are a lot of products out there some can be very pricey so shop around. The other pic is how the one BairleaFarms dad had was used.

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Posted March 31, 2015 - 01:01 PM

My father had those wood planers and a couple of those hand drills. I think I have some of them stored some where. Neat to see the older stuff. Brings back memories of the old garage he built and he and I did stuff in. Noel


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