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fhrjr2

West, Florida

Just old and finally have time to go through things and figure out what I have. A little of everything I would say.

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  1. Scottvez is right on. I brought mine home from the Army. They were also good for jacking deer at night.....again just rumor.
  2. These were fantastic. You could clip them on the front of your tee shirt and sneak in the apple orchard at night and see what you were picking. Not that I would do that, just rumor.
  3. Pretty difficult to date this chair because it has seen a good bit of attempted restoration. I think 1800's is being generous but perhaps 1920's or later would work.
  4. Very nice looking set of bowls. Hard to tell from a picture but the lighter color ones could be from the sycamore family which includes woods like London Plane turning wood. Different types of sycamor...
  5. Looking at the pictures and the notches on the sides, I would think you have part of a summer front. They were used to block off the fireplace opening during the summer. They mounted on the surround t...
  6. This has seen a rebuild and some replacements. If you look at picture #1 and compare the legs they are a mismatch Last picture (the rear view) also shows mismatch in the leg, back and side. Not a huge...
  7. I guess I am getting old. I remember being given a bath in one of these in the front yard before indoor plumbing. They set it in the sun and filled it and let the sun warm the water.
  8. That is what is called a socketed head on it. Most I have seen had a loop in the steel up toward the handle so you could tie the head to the handle with a small diameter rope. I have only seen them on...
  9. PS: Most are imported from Thailand.
  10. These are really common and fairly popular. Best bet is to buy at a bike meet because they are around $12 to $15. Amazon has four different sizes but double the price plus shipping. The find and groov...
  11. I have to agree with Jewels, possibly a Firkin. Original shakers were maple, usually finger jointed and held together with brass tacks.
  12. Be aware she won't take a shark or sting ray off the hook. I could ship her C.O.D.
  13. I was talking a one way ticket but she is cooking right now so put it on hold.
  14. Job well done. I have a vintage wife that needs to be restored. No category for that on here yet. She still baits her own hooks and is a good cook so I guess it will wait.
  15. My other comment is: When you speak of European dovetail joints you need to remember this wasn't made there. Hand cut dovetails in Europe went far into the 1940's before they were going out of busines...
  16. Removing the bottom isn't impossible but does present challenges. Once removed you will also have an area where the finishes are a major mismatch. If I was going to remove it I would first consider my...
  17. I have always, always bought old keys. I don't need them but someone else does. They are also great swap bait and usually pretty inexpensive.
  18. Yes and normally if it was a multiple drawer unit there were what was called dust panels above each drawer. Older and better quality dressers always had dust panels between the drawers. Lower quality...
  19. The front and rear drawer joinery contradict each other in terms of age. The dovetails by virtue of the joint itself never required a nail or other fastener, it is a locking joint. As for the bottom, ...
  20. I would give you 1870 to 1890 based on the pictures. It could be later but those were called country dovetails in New England years ago. There were fewer and bigger joints. The tell tail observation i...
  21. I know this is going to sound odd but I will say it anyway. Only times I ever saw a trowel like this was when I moved south. People doing sand sculpture on the beach during competition used them. Take...
  22. My WIFI is acting up and the computer as well. Can't open images right now. Looks like it has seen a bit of work but nothing overly serious. As for banging in nails over the last 200 years.....I hadn'...
  23. I didn't intend to be nice, I intended to be honest. This hammer has a fiberglass handle and is not worth as much as the man who used it. I respect the owner not the hammer.
  24. I can't tell you who made this but I can tell you about the person who used it. Look at the butt end....see all the battle scars? Some things don't require a strike by a steel head. A person with some...
  25. Looks like late 1800 early 1900's six plate box stove. If it was earlier it would probably only have three legs. Some of these go for really nice money restored. Keep in mind restoration has a price. ...
  26. Agram - you must have a school near you, schools have microscopes and microscopes see better than a loop. Perhaps a teacher would help research this as a class project. Tech schools down here do all k...
  27. I believe what you have is an old hand crank punch press. The chuck should come off to replace the cutter and/or put on a grommet press tip.
  28. Looks like a modern version of a parachute cord knife. Years ago the Army issued one that had a hook and blade both and it was a switch blade so you only needed one hand to open it. If your chute got ...
  29. I would venture to say this was built by the original owner as opposed to being commercially made. The door and the joint you show are not professionally done as they are sloppy with over cuts. Now do...
  30. Replace seeming with seeing above.
  31. It may just be me but I find your post a bit confusing. The age of the houses has no bearing on the cabinet and I am totally lost with the remark about the camera use!! The camera took blurry pictures...
  32. The production dates of the rifles has nothing to do with the knife.
  33. 127/181 written in lumber crayon would not indicate a limited edition. I sooner think they are locator numbers used in a warehouse or else they indicate an order progress. By that I mean this is numbe...
  34. James Graham is the name of the foundry where it was produced. Does this one have ports to hook up gas? There should be a metal plate on the back and possibly another on the inside of the oven door. V...
  35. Interesting clamp. Closest thing I have seen is a dowel threading clamp. You would lock a dowel in it and cut the threads. I never saw one with cork jaws but cork would be softer than wood so the dowe...
  36. The very top mark on this should have read: Ranch Oak. That was one of the names for the series of designs they made.
  37. Research A. Brandt Furniture Company and you will find your table and other similar tables. Yours is probably 1960's or early 70's. Their furniture is very collectible and also very difficult to find....
  38. Look at the back side, which you didn't show. Your information will be there for research.
  39. You should start your search with Bagatelle Games and then go to reproductions of their games. This piece is made of multiple boards which causes red flags in terms of original. I believe kits were so...
  40. Much as I enjoy chairs, I never met anyone who would go in a burning building to save a chair. Interesting story.
  41. Phil is right on.
  42. I can't say anything about the maker but I can give you some first hand folk lore as it might be called. Kids did not touch this table. It was called a game table and only brought out when company cam...
  43. I always love a good hand saw. This one doesn't have the starter tooth on the top. That may help you to zero in on the age of it. I'm not sure when they did away with the starter tooth but I am sure y...
  44. I still have some of the old push points but no driver so I use a screw driver. These were really handy and a time saver.
  45. There is a big push on over in Tampa to save the old cigar factories. Most of them are really ugly buildings but they do represent history. Many have been torn down in the name of progress. One is now...
  46. Nice display item. Believe it or not they are trying to restore the old cigar factories in Tampa.
  47. Nice looking chair indeed. Oak and Ash are difficult to tell the difference, especially once a finish is applied. Ash was often substituted for Oak and nobody knew the difference. Odd part is that tod...
  48. You go for the traditional, I learned old world techniques so obviously we have a major difference of opinion or language barrier. You are quoting what you read on Google rather than speaking from act...
  49. Maybe a steak and drinks for two.
  50. In theory you are right, depending where you come from. Both rabbet and dado joints are cut with the same cutter or technique and the terms are commonly inter changed. I suppose you could say groove, ...
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