Newly Rehabbed Langdon Miter Box
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My daughter is an artist and a professor of studio art at a college in DC. I have slowly been collecting the gear she needs to make her own frames. A week and a half ago, I found a Millers Falls Langdon 74C miter box on Craigslist for $75. I drove to North Carolina and bought it. It is missing the rear depth gauge and associated attachment hardware (knurled thumb screw and curved washer) and the end-stop gauge bars, but otherwise, it is in pretty good mechanical condition. I've spent the last few days rehabbing it, starting with the saw. I finished the box last night and here are the beauty shots:

Before:


1F20383F-188D-4FEF-B87C-D70292030D37 by Hank Knight, on Flickr

Today:


C4503D83-D56C-47D1-8CDB-A7AE7B9B7241 by Hank Knight, on Flickr



6D85E8B2-CE20-449D-ACF4-5428FF4C338A by Hank Knight, on Flickr



CE869CC5-E238-4D51-8F71-6EAABB5A8284 by Hank Knight, on Flickr


DE2912D4-3908-4704-934E-8E5DFA66859E by Hank Knight, on Flickr

If anybody has spare depth gauge parts for Langdon 74C you can part with, I'd love to purchase them from you. Drop me a PM.

Thanks for looking.

Hank
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#12
  Re: Newly Rehabbed Langdon Miter Box by Hank Knight (My daughter is an ar...)
Nice work on the restore. 

I have one of those setups (not restored) that is also missing the depth stops.  I got some friction lid supports at ACE Hardware to see if I could make them work.  Haven't gotten to that yet but the look like good candidates.
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#13
  Re: Newly Rehabbed Langdon Miter Box by Hank Knight (My daughter is an ar...)
Should do for another hundred years Hank.
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#14
  Re: Newly Rehabbed Langdon Miter Box by Hank Knight (My daughter is an ar...)
Nice restore and a great tool for your daughter.
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#15
  Re: Newly Rehabbed Langdon Miter Box by Hank Knight (My daughter is an ar...)
That's a beautiful restore.
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#16
  Re: Newly Rehabbed Langdon Miter Box by Hank Knight (My daughter is an ar...)
Dang, that looks great. Now let's see it with some sawdust!
Steve S.
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Sweet............
Steve





 
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  Re: Newly Rehabbed Langdon Miter Box by Hank Knight (My daughter is an ar...)
Wow, very nice Hank! I’ll be dropping mine off for a facelift the next time I’m down your way! Just kidding, but it does look great.
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  Re: Newly Rehabbed Langdon Miter Box by Hank Knight (My daughter is an ar...)
Phew, Hank, that red is bright! I needed to wear my sunglasses to look at it Smile ... but nice work and jealous that you have a daughter to share the passion with. Hopefully my son will do so one day.

Regards from Perth

Derek
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  Re: RE: Newly Rehabbed Langdon Miter Box by Derek Cohen (Phew, Hank, that red...)
(08-02-2020, 07:26 PM)Derek Cohen Wrote: Phew, Hank, that red is bright! I needed to wear my sunglasses to look at it Smile ... but nice work and jealous that you have a daughter to share the passion with. Hopefully my son will do so one day.

Regards from Perth

Derek

It is pretty bright, Derek! But my daughter's an artist and she likes it, so it' good enough for me. Also, it's what I had on hand. I was more worried about the gray paint. I bought a spray can labeled "stainless steel." It turned out to be a bright silver, which I thought a bit garish for a miter box. She liked it too, so I'm calling it done. ?
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