Since we moved into our new cabin in December, I’ve slowly been going through my boxes of “stuff” and trying to organize my new shop space and get rid of things that I don’t need or can’t/won’t use. To that end, here are a few items that you might be interested in. Click on any image for a larger view. If you want anything, let me know (comment below or use the contact form) and I’ll send you a Paypal invoice.
Sash Saw – SOLD
First up is a new 14″ sash saw that I recently completed building. The handle is an 18th century style made in cherry. If you’ve seen any of my older videos, you’ve seen me using this style of saw for the past 10 years or so. This is my favorite style of handle for larger back saws. The low hang angle and lower mounting point on the saw make this saw very easy to control and also easier to keep plumb in the cut. The brass back is milled (not-folded), and while this is not traditional to the style, I don’t have the tooling to make my own folded backs and they simply aren’t available for me to purchase. For what it’s worth, all of my current back saws have milled brass backs and I have found no difference in use between a milled and folded back. It’s really just an aesthetic difference. The teeth are cut at 13 PPI, which is my favorite tooth spacing for a sash saw of this size. You choose crosscut, rip, or hybrid filing and I’ll sharpen and set it accordingly before I ship it out. I’ve priced this saw about 20% below what I would normally charge for a saw of this style as the blade has a couple of small stains/blems from being in storage for so long. The defects have no affect on the use/performance of the saw, they’re merely cosmetic. Most people probably won’t even notice them, especially after making a few cuts with the saw.
Ashley Iles Treadle Lathe Tools – SOLD
Years ago I built a spring pole lathe. I had some vintage carbon steel tools at that time. I liked them, and when Ashley Iles decided to offer new carbon steel tools for users of treadle lathes, I jumped on them. Shortly after receiving them, I spent a long day at the pole lathe making some wooden vise screws. The extended day of treadling aggravated an old knee injury. I haven’t really been able to use a pole or treadle lathe for more than a few minutes since that time, and therefore, these tools haven’t seen much use. As a result, I purchased a ‘lectric lathe about a year ago. While these tools are perfectly acceptable for use on an electric lathe, I feel like there’s someone out there who wants to use a pole lathe or treadle lathe that could make better use of them for that purpose. Since these tools seem to be harder and harder to get these days (at least in the US where the one vendor that sells them always seems to be out of stock), I’ve decided to offer them up for sale.
Lee Valley Spoon Bit Set – SOLD
A couple of these bits have been used just a handful of times. The rest are unused. All are still factory sharp and they work really well. It looks like Lee Valley has discontinued these spoon bits so you can’t even get them anymore. For use only in a hand brace. Please don’t try to use these in an electric drill. I made the bit roll so it’s one of a kind and priceless 🙂 .
Treadle Lathe Hardware – SOLD
I bought this hardware years ago when I had planned on making a flywheel driven treadle lathe. See the paragraph above for the back story on why that lathe never got built. So as I was unpacking some boxes, I ran across this bag of brand new hardware. It contains just about everything you would need to build yourself a flywheel treadle lathe other than the wood. There are two precision milled axles, multiple bearings, drive center and dead center, and a bunch of other hardware. If you want to build a flywheel treadle lathe, this is just about all the hardware you would need. I’m not going to use it, I don’t remember what I paid for all of it, and I have no desire to try and figure it out. So just pay the shipping and it’s yours. I can probably fit it all in a large flat rate box.
Wet Grinding Wheel & Axle – SOLD
Years ago I built a hand cranked wet grinder (look through my YouTube channel for a video demonstration of it). It worked pretty well but one day one of the pieces of wood split on it. So I dismantled the whole thing and decided that one day I would build a small version of a foot operated wet grinder a ‘la Roubo. Guess what? Another project that I am not going to bother with. So here I have a lightly used 10″ wet grinding wheel (a replacement wheel for the Grizzly version of the Tormek), a precision milled axle, and two bronze bearings. Just pay the shipping and it’s yours. I can probably fit it in a large flat rate box.