Saturday, April 30, 2011

DISSTON BACK SAW AND MILLER FALLS MITER BOX

Today it's a super cool old Miter Saw.
It has a classic Disston Back Saw with a Miller Falls Miter Box.
This thing is amazing.  It's extremely heavy and cuts like butter.  It's the best miter set up I've ever used.
When they say they don't make them like this anymore... they mean it.  This thing is all cast steel and all precision.
I had a small board I needed cut down and it just sliced through it.
You lock in the angle you want and the saw rises about the board and the natural weight of the saw just slices through it.
Here's the manufactures tag.
The last patent date is 1908.   If you ever find one of these and you like woodworking... buy it.  You'll not find another one.  It's Vintage Gear for Guys!

Friday, April 29, 2011

VINTAGE SINGER 47WSV14 DARNING SEWING MACHINE

Today it's my 1911-1919 Singer 47WSV14.
It was all black at one time but was painted gray.
the "SV" part of the code means it was a Special Version but I have no idea what was special about it or what it originally made for.
It's a Darning machine, which was used to repair cloth or clothes.  It has no feet on it so you just slide the material under the needle.   It would be great for repairing torn up blue jeans.
The original owner custom made this outfit of the motor and plug... this machine also has a foot control.
I'm trying to find the right way to thread this machine as I'm close but it's not quite there.... 
Again, I love these old sewing machines... especially these industrial ones.   I have a few projects coming up with some of the other machines I've bought in the past so check back often for updates on those.   It's Vintage Gear for Guys!


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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

VINTAGE LEATHER KNIFE CUTTER

Today it's an old leather knife I have.
This thing has cut miles of leather.
I don't see a makers mark on it, anyone know?
I love the age and patina on the wood.
There is something about a well worn tool.
I got this one in a box of sewing supplies in with my new Singer 29-4.
The great thing about buying old boxes of stuff, is you find the best stuff hidden at the bottom.  It's Vintage Gear for Guys.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

VINTAGE ERIE TOOL WORKS SUPERIOR No. 43 BENCH VICE

Today it's my vice... and it's actually a real vice.
I have no idea of the age of this one.  Could be early 20s or 50's
It's made by Erie Tool Works out of Erie PA.
has a small Anvil built into one one.
The teeth are removable, but I doubt I'll find new ones anytime soon.
Here's the other side with the cast name.
I think it was originally green at one time.   Now it's in the color of old and used.  Having a vice is a must if you tinker around projects.   These are not uncommon to find, just keep looking and you'll find one.  It's Vintage Gear for Guys!

Monday, April 25, 2011

TAMIYA WWII US - GERMAN MILITARY MODELS

Today it's some cool old WWII models I picked up.
These I think are from the 80s or 90's.
Made by Yamiya of Japan.
They're pretty cool if you're into models.  They seem to really get the smallest details in their products.
Plus I also have a Kubelwagen (Thing) if you're into VW's....
Here's the inside... what you get.
And detailed pics on the back so you can paint them just right.
and now the US...
If you have some time to spare, models can be very relaxing and rewarding.  Guys have been painting and making models for centuries... It's a Vintage Guy thing to do...