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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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Red Cedar Ring Tree 
For Scottvez - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Wade Boggs 3000th hit - Baseballin Baseball
Radio Cassette Player - Radiosin Radios
Oil painting 
Harrington & Richardson Sahara 
Jaw bone of a ??? 
Not a Lamp a Heater - Lampsin Lamps
Another found item - US Coinsin US Coins
Dual use tool - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware

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  1. Best part is....these still work and new ones are throw away.
  2. It will make a great bird feeder. I raise birds and just yesterday found two baby owls that are still just fuzz no feathers. Birds like colorful so this will work. Probably the best use for it.
  3. I am sure glad someone identified this. I was worried about that bead on the back that looks like a wire fed weld.
  4. They look to good to be true. Nice pick.
  5. I would tend to question this being soapstone but it could be. The base shows rotary cut where it should show up/down cuts. I would sooner think it is man made material.
  6. Kristopher - DO NOT quote me on this because I am old. I seem to think GEM stoves were a flop and didn't go over well. Most were thrown in a dump as I recall as they were unsafe if left unattended. Th...
  7. I believe that is an early tracing stylus. Quite possibly used with carbon paper to trace an image.
  8. What they came with is like saying my LCD TV came out of a house that is 100 years old. Each item stands on its own merit. People seem to think the age of a relative, the age of a house etc. makes a d...
  9. So I lived your life and you lived mine..............I use to dream of going to a girls school and you wanted to do woodwork. :)
  10. We are in Florida and have it shipped to us from a friend in Kentucky. We normally buy it 6x6x8 so UPS will carry it for delivery.....although they don't like us when they have to carry it to the door...
  11. Cedar doesn't like most finishes and will actually repel them and make them peel off. Once the item is turned we finish it with Australian friction polish. The polish is about $10 an ounce so you can ...
  12. Posted for Vintagefran to identify red cedar.
  13. In just a moment I will post a ring tree my wife turned out of red cedar. It was her first turning and we still use it for our rings.
  14. No, you can't put a date on it unless the maker marked it. I seldom mark anything except really expensive exotic hardwood items which are marked "Shop Maid" my wife is the shop maid and has her own la...
  15. Fran, I have a front display window at a gift shop where we can sell items we turn. Believe it or not blow outs, rejects and fractures are easier to sell than a finely finished item. Cedar is a soft w...
  16. I agree with Blunder. To begin with this item isn't brass. It shows signs all the way around of being made in a mold and looks like it is poured lead that wasn't even trimmed or finished. I would soon...
  17. A chimney sweep would love this.
  18. Don't let the crack worry you. Red cedar sells really well because of the knots, the grain and the colors it produces. Empty knot holes and cracks seem to attract many people. Not worth a fortune but ...
  19. The wood is red cedar. Doesn't even come close to walnut. One is a hardwood the other a softwood. I have red cedar shipped to me from KY because it is so unusual and each piece finishes differently.
  20. Picture #1 shows dark lines behind the glass which makes me think either silver back or tin-mercury back. Either would put it before 1940.
  21. Actually I did a typo, there is only one "t" in wainscoting. If you are interested in wood working and some of the history, there is a book called "A Reverence For Wood". It was written by a guy named...
  22. We don't do new anymore, getting too old. We do some antique parts for rebuilds on chairs, furniture etc. and we have antique molding head cutters for stuff like wainscoting, crown molding etc. People...
  23. Not at all sneaky, that is how you can be sure you only make one of a kind. We branded our items but the lathes that were true were for things like vases and bowls where you wanted a set. Or possibly ...
  24. This is way small for an actual hunting decoy and the design painted on it doesn't seem to match. It may have been part of a line but I would sooner think it was a display model.
  25. When we were more active in turning we had three lathes set up. One was always set out of alignment so it never turned a true round. By doing that you never create the same item a second time. Each on...
  26. I got the above from a site that translates Inuit and they came up with Timothy, I added the question marks. The chart does actually list the symbols as ti-mu-ti
  27. Timothy: ??? (Timuti).
  28. I do think it was hand carved but it was definitely turned first on an old very out of line lathe or other power tool. The grooves speak of it being turned. Now you have added the fact that the top on...
  29. These are great little pieces and I would venture to say made by a home hobbyist. I say that because of the material they used. Like the copper wire, rivet, grinding wheel and the saw blade is either ...
  30. I can't see the end real good but three things come to mind and they are usually a set. A channeler, creaser or a strip cutter. All were used in leather work especially things like a saddle maker but ...
  31. I agree with vetraio50. If the back cushions were down the seat cushions would reach the front behind your knees and the wooden gingerbread would show above the back cushion.
  32. This is unusual. I would venture to say (looking at where I can see unfinished wood) it may be Honduran Mahogany. The point that caught my attention was the carving in the lid. It shows rotary marks o...
  33. When I said emergency brake I was talking today. This would have attached to a hand brake. Some of us remember when a long lever was squeezed and pulled for a brake. Hand brakes were used on cars, tru...
  34. I would have to say it would be a type of secretary desk. Either the pictures or my eyes are a little fuzzy but it looks like hard pine. I think saying it is 100 years old would probably be close. Loo...
  35. We got these in 1956 or 58 and as I recall they were quite hard. Amazing it survived, must have been very well taken care of. Love it.
  36. Wood looks like it is about ready. You won't freeze. I miss the wood stove but doubt I could swing the maul for long these days.
  37. Before you worry about parts you might want to identify who made them and the exact units you have.
  38. Most certainly a neat item. It may not be rare but it is unusual in it's own way. Another lesson learned.
  39. You do fly fishing? My brother in law teaches fly fishing classes for fish and game up in the Tilton, Laconia area. I lived down in the Monadnock Region use to fish mostly back country streams off the...
  40. Yup, much as I enjoyed the ice man coming twice a week when I was a kid, I ain't a kid no more. Did you get any bets laid down on ice out this year? Weather this last week up there is going to mess up...
  41. I see a NH license plate by the saw. Most old farm steads up their had their own ice house dug in out the back door. I never could figure out why they had their dump beside the ice house except both w...
  42. I found the same exact thing but in better condition online and it was posted as a 1947 RCA. Hope the date and maker helps.
  43. I agree with aghcollect.
  44. My late mother in law (she isn't really late she is dead, we just call her late) had a bunch of this type stuff. She was a school teacher for over 30 years and every year the kids would give her gifts...
  45. Pretty rough shape but resembles an adjustable emergency brake clevis from the late 40's or 50's.
  46. Metal looks a little light weight for a fireplace but why not? I would have guessed a shoe shine stand or step up in a barber shop. Regardless it is a nice piece.
  47. Unfortunately I never thought about collecting knives. Every time I would get one I just threw it in a box out in the shop and forgot it. A year or so ago I got a bunch of them in the bottom of a box ...
  48. Now we are talking memories. I grew up in VT. We called these church keys. You put a string through the hole in the handle and hung it from your rear view mirror in your car. Everyone had a church key...
  49. I can tell you that when it comes to stamps condition is all important.
  50. How I miss those rivers. Brings back memories of when I didn't live in a city. Thanks.
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