Three of my entries in the Evapomadness2020 contest made it to the second round! Please check out my original before/after posts for these gems and leave a comment!
Old Oliver 462-V band saw blade brazing vise. Found this in a 1940s Oliver band saw manual. Oliver Machinery was started around 1903, and is well known for industrial woodworking equipment.
#olivermachinery #bandsaw#oldtools#machinists#vintagemachinery #machinistlifepic.twitter.com/6einsryNRM
One of my favorite badges. And relevant today with the prez invoking the defense production act. The machine was likely produced in the 1940’s under the FDR war production act, the war paint was applied and a worker drilled 4 holes and riveted this badge to the side of a lathe, which then made goods for the war effort. After the war was over it was sold to a machine shop and lived its life on the south side of Chicago, until at some point the repairs were deemed too costly and it ended up in the back warehouse with all of the other broken machines, which is where I found it, minutes away from being loaded onto a one way ride to the scrapyard. #badge#wwii#nameplate#machinetag#vintagetools#oldtools#machineshop#badge#plaque#vintage#antique#industrial#tools#toolsofinstagram#lathe
With access to my projects stored at work restricted I grabbed half an hour on this wonderful 19th Century saw. I chose it because the handle is firm on the plate, it's barely (if ever been used) and the plate is perfectly straight. The hand made handle is a joy and a work of funtional art. A bit of elbow grease and it'll be a superb saw once again. #woodworker#woodworking#handtools#oldtools #restoration.
Altes Militärisches Foto 1938-44 Deutschland !!!
5 hours ago
Re-handling & oiling my broken draw knife & all the other tools that got a bit weatherd in our absence,
The workshops mostly set up now and all around the boat cleared ready to re-comence frame repairs on our old darling, a few more days of oiling and sharpning and away we go!
I love my little SpeedWeve because it makes a clear ‘shed’ through which to weave.
You set it up by running threads between the metal hooks and the far side of the hole or rip, these are your WARP. The WEFT thread is then passed sideways between the warp threads to make the fabric patch.
When you run your finger down the Speedweve’s hook ends, it raises and lowers alternate threads. This creates the triangle shaped ‘SHED’. This easy and quick defining of your upper and lower Warp threads is why it’s called a SPEEDWeve. It saves you having to pick your way through (over/under) with your needle.
1. Raise the shed
2. Pass your needle through - eye first is easiest.
3. Close the shed
4. Tamp down your row
5. Repeat 🧵
#marchmeetthemaker 22: #tools and materials - more photos and history of the device in my last post. 🧵
I’ve purposely taken a break from tools for the last 10 days or so, ever since society was told to isolate.
I haven’t felt a ton of pressure to get anything done in the garage. I even got my shop press that I want to experiment with fitting and removing handles. .
In the last few weeks, I had my last week at WebMD and my first week at Mentor Graphics. It’s been a weird time to start a new job. I’m used to working from home, but starting a new job from home is interesting. I don’t have a good office setup at home, which makes me want to build my own desk 😆. .
I’m totally used to going shopping late in the day or going to Home Depot late. Now they close at 6:00. I’ve spent a good chunk of time working on the tile in the bathroom, too. I feel like I’m so close to getting it done. .
In between all of that is chasing my 19 month old, Carter, around . He’s like a tornado grabbing anything in reach and dumping it out. He can reach further and further on countertops every day. When people tell me their getting so much done during the quarantine, I remind myself that they don’t have a baby tornado in their house that needs the vast majority of their attention.
When everything started getting locked down, I did a week long fast, do help me get out thinking I didn’t have enough. When everyone was panicked, my family had enough (and still does), but I personally simmered in the slow down. While the quarantine is going on, I don’t feel pressured to just “do do do” and keep myself busy, I’ve tried to slow down and be more mindful about what I’m thinking and doing. .
I do count myself lucky that I can work remotely. Not everyone can and I’m very grateful for everyone who’s in service and the medical field. I don’t think a global pandemic is a good thing, but you can use the momentum of staying home (if you can) to take care of yourself and not get overwhelmed with productivity. .
It’s not always going to be like this. Things will eventually get back to normal. If you can take the time to recharge, recharge. If you can’t, Godspeed and stay safe.
I’ve been pretty quiet lately due to a busy time at my work place but a quick search today resulted in finding this awesome little Reed 203R for a great price!