Planes and Sewing machines

Hello people this one might be a little long so bear with me. I have a lot to show and tell.
First I had just received two planes. The first was a Lie Nielson 102 that was given to me by my good Lumberjock buddie lysdexic.
I had done a project for him and this was his payment. Forged Door Pulls. Thank you my friend it was really to much and also my first Lie Nielson.
Then I received a WoodRiver 4 1/2.
With two new planes in hand and some boards to get flattened for the next installment of my Chest of Drawers build I needed to sharpen them. Well there was a problem with the maintenance of my Tormek. This is all my fault and a lesson well learned. If you use good equipment you must keep it flat and true.

After burning a lot of time getting the planes ready I recieved another item I had bought off of eBay.
I have been doing a lot of leather work and hand sewing will work on you after a few hours. So I started looking for a machine to help me. The new machines are very expensive and large. I have a British friend on YouTube and Harry Rogers had another approach. Harry’s tastes and mine are real close. He bodges, smiths and does all sorts of stuff.
With that said I found a 1912 Singer model 66-1 and had to have it.
singer  66
This came in and I did waste a whole weekend playing with it and making things.
Singer logo
I picked the hand crank for its size. Space in my shop is limited. This model could have and still can be attached to a treadle.
I managed to make a few chisel pouches and a bag for all my pipe tobacco gear. Summer is comeing and I wont have a coat pocket to carry everything.

So bring on all the sewing jokes you can. I have already been catching it pretty heavy.

In memory of Roger Clark aka Rex
Roger Clark
This one was for you Rex, you were one of the smartest guys I had the privilege of knowing.

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Spokeshave and Drawknife

Hello fine people.
I got a few new and a few old tools in the last few weeks. One of my coworkers handed me a pile of nice woodworking tools that were his family’s. I got a brace, molding plane and a fold-able draw knife. Thank you Reid. I also got a WoodRiver spokeshave. So that is what this blog is about.
First the spokeshave.
Here are the specs.
Spokeshaves are used to shape and smooth chair legs, wheel spokes and rods of all sorts. The WoodRiver shave is a robust casting of ductile iron featuring a high carbon RC60-64 blade and an adjustable front shoe to control the depth of cut. The heavy (1.05 lbs) cast iron body actually increases tool control, making it easier to shave with one or two hands. This, combined with the adjustable shoe for depth control will make this one of your favorite hand tools.
WoodRiver Spokeshave3
The packaging was nice and the shave was even better. The iron is flat and HARD! that will help it keep a good edge. Only time will tell if there will be a chipping problem. The studs are removable and that is the best part of the shave.
WoodRiver Spokeshave1
And here is the video.

I would recommend this to anyone and I think WoodRiver has picked up there game in manufacturing.
WoodRiver Spokeshave2
Now for the rusty part. Reid gave this draw knife to me and it needed a lot of attention.
draw knife2
It was missing a handle and had a shop repair on one of the tangs. I made two handles from a piece of red oak firewood.
draw knife1
The old tang tells me this was forged by a smith.
But it cleaned up nicely. I only brushed the knife with a wire brush and left a lot of the color on the blade. The handles were only sanded to 100 grit and oiled. One for grip and to keep it looking old.
Didn’t know you were going to get two videos on this blog.

I own 4 other shaves but this one is the first folder I have. Thank you Reid, I hope I did it justice.
draw knife3
Thank you for your time reading my stuff and viewing my videos. Please feel free to comment, click the like button or just pass it on to someone else. I do thank you for all you do.
My shop time has decreased a lot I will be getting back on the chest of drawers asap.
I am not paid for this. These reviews are of my own accord.

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Montgomery Ward 45

Hello folks, I was shopping for a Stanley 45 and had a chance to get this plane.
montgumery ward plane
It is a Montgomery ward Lakeside 84-695. I got it for $150.
I researched the history of the Lakeside brand and do believe this to be a Stanley 45.
I have some very good evidence of this and go into depth on my video.
The plane is very clean and I look forward to cleaning it up and learning to use it. If any of you know some good resources please post them.

Watch the movie and let me know what you think!

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