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Offline RKA

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Oliver, the reason it never occurred to us that your SO might be taking the pics is most of us would get a few eye rolls for making such a request, followed by silence as the SO vanished from the shop!

Hmmm, now that I think about it, that might be the recipe I need for shop time!  "Honey, can you take a pic of this for the guys on the FOG?  Oh, just one more, this is a good one!"
-Raj

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lol, Raj :)  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

Most of these pictures actually serve a real purpose: documentary of what was done, how and when. The rest is fun and games... :) It's also just a select few that I end up posting that fit my personal guidelines for online posting ;)

Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline Cheese

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Most of these pictures actually serve a real purpose: documentary of what was done, how and when.

I'm with you Oliver...all of my rehabs have been thoroughly documented, so that in the future when I need to modify a particular area, I know exactly where the sub-structure lies and what it will take to get to where I want to be. I don't just take pictures, rather I will mark on the drywall and the studs the heights and the distances between structural members so that I can then relocate the datum lines that will allow me to continue to modify a structure with minimal disturbance...then I take a picture. It works well. [thumbs up] That's been part of my MO for the last 20+ years...it's a tough habit to break.

For instance, after removing a conventional toilet and installing a wall mounted unit, if I want to mount shelving to the wall later, I'm completely aware of the routing of the PVC venting.
« Last Edit: April 09, 2017, 11:58 AM by Cheese »

Offline neilc

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Thanks for the clarification on the digging, Oliver.  So can I assume that is a 220 v line then?

As for the Installation Pliers, that's a cool tool.  I just went to Amazon with the search 'expandable anchor installation pliers' and low and behold I found this - https://www.amazon.com/ASIBT-Rivet-Wall-Anchor-Setting/dp/B01NCQ9BMY/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1491703009&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=expandable+anchor+installation+pliers

I think I'll add one to my cart.  Looks to be so much better than using a drill to tighten the screw and seeing the head spin and tearing up the wall rather than setting the bolt.

I also take really good care of my tools, but for some reason two of the Snap-on drivers have failed.  Both saw occasional use and one was in my trunk, the other in my wife's trunk.  So it might have had something to do with humidity or temperature extremes over time that caused the ratcheting mechanism to no longer catch.  My rep says he sees it a lot on the older style like you have with the yellow cap.  I have that style and the newer one and have had no issues with the newer models.

BTW, I'd have to pay my SO to take photos of me!  You've got it good!

Thanks!

Neil

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Thanks for the clarification on the digging, Oliver.  So can I assume that is a 220 v line then?

As for the Installation Pliers, that's a cool tool.  I just went to Amazon with the search 'expandable anchor installation pliers' and low and behold I found this - https://www.amazon.com/ASIBT-Rivet-Wall-Anchor-Setting/dp/B01NCQ9BMY/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1491703009&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=expandable+anchor+installation+pliers

I think I'll add one to my cart.  Looks to be so much better than using a drill to tighten the screw and seeing the head spin and tearing up the wall rather than setting the bolt.

I also take really good care of my tools, but for some reason two of the Snap-on drivers have failed.  Both saw occasional use and one was in my trunk, the other in my wife's trunk.  So it might have had something to do with humidity or temperature extremes over time that caused the ratcheting mechanism to no longer catch.  My rep says he sees it a lot on the older style like you have with the yellow cap.  I have that style and the newer one and have had no issues with the newer models.

BTW, I'd have to pay my SO to take photos of me!  You've got it good!

Thanks!

Neil

Hi Neil,

yes, it's a 220V line.

The pliers look good!

I will keep an eye on my old-style ratcheting wrenches then, maybe I'm just lucky for now.

Kind regards,
Oliver

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@HarveyWildes

Hi Harvey,

a little later than promised, I apologize for that - but here are the picture of that plane you spotted in my previous pictures.

It was made by: Busch, Jacob; Jacob Busch, Werkzeugfabrik, Remscheid, Hochstrasse 26-30 established in 1823, "Garantiewerkzeuge" "Marke "Spannsäge"" - In 2009 they were bought by Wilh. Schmitt & Comp., Königstr. 59, 42853 Remscheid who produce everything that you know/buy as "Kirschen".

Anyway, here are the pictures:



























Hope you like them ;)

Kind regards,
Oliver




Offline HarveyWildes

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Awesome - thanks!

Any idea how old this particular plane is?  Any plans to refurbish it?  If so, what do you think it would take to get it operating like new?

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Hi Harvey,

well, I have no exact idea about it's age. My (uneducated) guess is: definitely not pre 1900 and not much younger than WWII. It's hard to find backed up information on this, most of what I found regarding old tools from Solingen/Remscheid is focussed on chisels.

Getting it in working order is somewhere on my list and that list is looong and it's certainly not a priority. Now that I got the blade out I will take it as an opportunity to get the rust off and sharpen it. Then someday take it from there...

Kind regards,
Oliver