Walking With Grandmpa [my father and grand-daughter]

Walking With Grandmpa [my father and grand-daughter]
"I like walking with granpa his steps are short like mine." (dedicated to my dad who passed 4/1/10)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Vice Table

I am so upset with myself! I forgot to take a picture of the vice table in the old barn! Well (taking up for myself) I really didn't think I was going to get help getting it out, let alone fixing it and getting it into the kitchen. Dad put the table in there when he moved here in 1960, since then (about ten years ago), the addition has fallen off its foundation (its over 100 years old). Then three years ago from the shifting the window fell out and broke, needless to say everyone said the table was not worth saving. My dads brother made it for him in 1940 and he treated the wood himself plus its made with 2x8 lumber and these huge nails. My sisters and I along with a few nieces (finally) got it out and into the yard on Thanksgiving day. It was in bad shape covered in oil, mud and gunk also with the vice on it very heavy!

This is where is has sat for 51 years, this part of the building needs to be torn down....add to the list.

We power washed it and let it dry for two days, then put it on the porch. We did not stain it just added polyurethane, three coats and let it dry for a week
Then this past Sunday Hubby was home so we called a couple family members and we got it in the Kitchen. Then today Linda and Pat (sisters) and I (with Mom telling us where and what) put these on the wall. All of the items belonged to different family members from quite a while back, (all except the picture) my daughter painted it for me a few months ago.  I love putting things up that have memories attached! One of my favorite pieces (besides the picture) is the wrench directly below the picture, (kinda looks like a bird flying) anyway it was from my grandpas Model T ford. Then there is the crock on the left it belonged to my Great Grandma. The two man saw my Mom and Dad used in the 1940's, not in the picture but over to the right is an old wooden ladder that was Dads, I could go on and on....:)

16 comments:

  1. Love, love love the way it all turned out. Looks really good. Funny thing is, I still use half of those items everyday:) Old stuff is the best.

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  2. You have an awesome display, there!

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  3. Thanks for the compliment, nice to meet you :)

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  4. Love the display and the vice table. I have my Nana's wardrobe and dressing table that her and Pop bought after they married and Nan has been dead for nearly 40 years so they'd have to be at least 90 years old. I love the way the wood is notched and dovetailed and the care taken to fit it all together.
    Cheers,
    Robyn

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  5. Thanks for finding me! Love the feel of your blog, your writing, etc..Let me send you some soap sometime, if you like...Blessings to you!

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  6. Thanks Robin I love old items so much more than new, its the way they were made but also the memories attached.
    Cocobong nice to meet you, I love the way your soaps look they are sooo pretty! Makes me think of a nice long relaxing bath! :)

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  7. Of course the picture is your favorite part mom! We all know I'm an amazing water colorist ^_^ ha. Seriously though, I love the way it all turned out! It's a good thing you're as determined as you are once something gets in your head. It's beautiful.

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  8. A job well done - and an old vice table restored to new use

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  9. Thank you very much for the compliments and nice to meet you both! :)

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  10. I want that table! And I have a thing for old tools too. Nice blog you have here. Mr Smythe sent me over, I'm now following.

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  11. Gorges sent me over here to check out your blog. I love it. What an awesome way to fix up your dad's workbench. God bless, Lloyd

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  12. thesecretcamper: thanks for coming by and tell Mr Smythe thanks for sending you over!
    Lloyd: Wow tell Gorges thanks to! I am meeting a lot of nice people lately! :) Thanks for the compliment on my dad's work bench, I think he would have liked it and it makes me smile everytime I see it! God bless

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  13. That is one beautiful old table with a lot of history and character to it. You girls did s nice job.

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