"Vintage" Tool Collections

Re: "Vintage" Tool Collections

PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:07 pm

Came across this thread tonight...
My go to circ saw is a 1956 Skil. It is all metal so it has a good bit of weight to it which makes it real stable for accurate straight free hand cuts. I even have the metal carry box for it.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: "Vintage" Tool Collections

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:09 pm

Pictures?
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: "Vintage" Tool Collections

PostBy: KLook On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:34 pm

I think the match to the old Craftsman joiner, table saw, and such is setting in my old shed in Maine. It is an old planer I got when I inherited my uncles home and such. I had a bunch of old craftsmen stuff. Not sure how much is left. When I started in construction, I had a Dormeyer 6 1/2 inch all metal skill saw. It burned up the armature building my house and I have had Makita's ever since along with a Makita Hypoid and a DeWalt that was a piece of junk. The Makita's were good for about 1 year, 2 if you were lucky. The hypoid got bent shaft and even though I sent it out to be repaired, it was never right. It burned up in my epic fire. IF it is there and I did not send it to NY with my brother, it might be available to fill out the collection.......

Kevin
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman (Back In Maine)
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000


Re: "Vintage" Tool Collections

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:25 am

Like Kevin, I switched to MAKITA just for the weight & they last longer then a lot of the other newer ones--BUT--my old dog comes out for any heavy rough cutting I gotta do--sorry about the blurry, the shakin seems to be an AGE gift :clap: toothy
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: "Vintage" Tool Collections

PostBy: titleist1 On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:53 pm

Here are a few pics...I was too wimpy to head out to the workshop in the snow and wind late last night when I first posted.... :oops: It belonged to my uncle and my aunt gave it to me in '76 when he passed. I emailed Skil a couple years ago with the serial number and they said it was from '55 or '56.

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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: "Vintage" Tool Collections

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:18 pm

Excellent power tools. Thanks for the photos.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: "Vintage" Tool Collections

PostBy: dcrane On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:21 pm

great thread.... we should put this right along side that other thread titled "are you getting sick & tired of buying *censored* crap junk" :mad3:
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: "Vintage" Tool Collections

PostBy: titleist1 On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:28 pm

that's how i found this thread...reading through the buying junk thread i found a reference to it there!
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: "Vintage" Tool Collections

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:30 pm

One person's junk is another person's treasure.

I have garbage picked some great stuff over my lifetime.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: "Vintage" Tool Collections

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:21 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:One person's junk is another person's treasure.

I have garbage picked some great stuff over my lifetime.


Scandalous !! You've gone 'dumpster diving' ? LOL..

My latest 'find' was a window A/C unit, sitting next to a few garbage bags at the curb. I was driving by just as the guy set the A/C down. I stopped and asked what was 'wrong' with the A/C unit.. The guy said it was really noisy, annoyed his wife, so they bought a new one..
So I grabbed it, took it home. removed the cover, pulled out two oak leaves from the fan, gave the fan shaft a squirt of lube.

That A/C unit has been used every summer for the last 4 years.. A great find.

I used to pick up lawnmowers set out in the trash, If i could feel compression when I pulled the rope, and the deck wasn't cracked, and it had wheels, 99% of the time I can make em run.. Then I'd give em to friends.

I have a lot of older automotive tools, too damned cold to go out and photograph anything right now. But I'll get some pics for later.
Old cylinder hones, Ridge reamers. Hand babbitt scrapers, valve lapping tools.
I have several full tool kits that came with the Pierce Arrow cars. Most tools are stamped with the >Pierce> logo.

OK, time for more coffee.

Greg L
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: "Vintage" Tool Collections

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:34 am

Yes I do, doesn't everyone?
I picked this about 2 years ago, looked like it was used once or twice. It has a little electric tank heater to warm the solution, it was all clogged up with carpet cleaner and lime. Someone had started taking it apart and gave up. Works perfectly now.
I just picked another one just like it, but it's missing some parts. That one I'll save for parts.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert


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