Power tools

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by wudenbote, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. alan white
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    alan white Senior Member

    Oh boy... I owned that same saw! But it was 1969, so I guess they seldom changed designs back then like they do today!
    My favorite skilsaw is a mid-seventies Skilsaw--- all aluminum, and weighs a ton. Cost the same then as they do now! About $125.
     
  2. BHOFM
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    BHOFM Senior Member

    I also have Grand Dads first power drill, a Sunbeam Drillmaster!

    I don't use it, it is one speed, Fast! But it has a nice chuck,
    instead of a key, it uses an allen wrench! I have the manual
    but it is not dated, some where in the mid 40's!

    My Sis sews with Grand Mothers 1950 singer!

    Pack-rat-ism runs in my family! I have two tickets to the
    opening day at the San Diego Zoo? I have a 1956 phone
    in my study, remember the thing you put your finger in
    and went around in a circle?
     
  3. the1much
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    the1much hippie dreams

    my great grampa was a carpenter,, i used to have his hand built wooden tool box FULL of his handtools. evidently, my "family" thought they were useless,, because i went on vaca and came back to the whole box gone. @ssholes.
     
  4. alan white
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    alan white Senior Member

    Well, if you hadn't gone around CONSTANTLY berating wood as a child, you might have softened thrit cruel hearts and gotten the tools.
    There's still time, you know. Wouldn't it be nice to get a brand spanking new chisel set or a handsaw for Christmas this year?
    Let's see if you can be a big wood booster from now on!

    Alan
     
  5. the1much
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    the1much hippie dreams

    if you'd show me how to "add" after i cut too short,, as easily as i "add" to my mistakes with glass,, then we might be able to talk "wood",,hehe ;)
    isnt it awful to LOVE wooden boats but refuse to work on em :(
    damned Yankee's hehe ;)
     
  6. Kaptin-Jer
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    Kaptin-Jer Semi-Pro

    Just add a piece with the same epoxy --Your just a scardycat.
    Jim, I built 3 wooden boats. It is sooo much more rewarding than the 'glass work we have been doing. It isn't more difficult, it is just a different set of skills. You learned the 'glass you can learn the wood. Building a pretty 16' lapstrake row boat is hands down more rewarding than building a 25' 'glass boat. I am not talking practicality. I'm talking self fulfillment. (If I wanted self fulfillment I wouldn't be rebuilding a big old fiberglass sail boat, I would be building ceder strip canoes) I done did my self fulfillment things now I need a boat that I can use when I retire.
     

  7. safewalrus
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    Your sister is one lucky lady BH, they made some lovely machines in those days, simple, yes; but they'd go on for ever and rarely need fixing and when they did.....................easy

    (come to think of it your pretty lucky yourself with some of that stuff -or am I biased?)
     
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