Posts tagged ‘restore’

I never heard of International Forge Company but this little ratchet looks very similar to an older model Craftsman. I thought that’s what it was when I saw it at the bottom of a yard sale milk crate full of junk . It had obviously spent some time outdoors or in a flooded basement. Some […]

White Vinegar

October 14th, 2008

I like hammers. I have quite a few of them and would like quite a few more. I got the hammer below this weekend at the flea market. A common method of selling used tools at the flea is to spread a blanket on the ground, dump your wares on it and let people rummage […]

Cast iron and steel.

September 4th, 2008

Here’s my latest bench vise before & after. At some point in its life someone took a can of horrid silver spray paint and really worked it over.  I repainted it with proper heavy duty enamel. The color, mixed by a local ma & pa hardware store, is industrial yet happy . The vise was […]

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