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Restoring a depression-era Miterbox for 21st-century workshop #4: Restoring, sharpening and testing the saw

03-05-2013 11:07 PM by Brad | 3 comments »

In the last post, you read about how I finally tracked down a soul-mate for my Goodell Manufacturing Co. miterbox. Next it was time to clean it up, sharpen it, test its cutting ability and add it to my tool kit. Clean saw plateThe blade was in pretty good shape overall. I progressed through the grits 220-600 followed by a coat of paste wax. To preserve the etching, I only used sanding-block mounted grits 320-600. Clean handle and saw nutsI loved the aged patina of the handle and ele...

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Shop Air Cleaner #2: Almost Done

12-15-2013 03:39 AM by Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB | 3 comments »

I painted the whole thing bright yellow. If I knock my head on it, its my own fault. I glued and nailed strips (1” wide) on all four-sides to create tracks for the filters. There are two sets, the first is for a cheap filter and the second is for a higher quality filter. A quick 5/8” hole in the ceiling allowed for the 12 gauge extension cord to enter the box. I spliced the cables and attached the neutral wire inside the box and put the ground and line wires through the gang...

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bloodwood problems

09-18-2014 04:26 PM by Wizzy | 3 comments »

I am turning a segmented bowl with bloodwood and maple. The problem is that in the sanding process the bloodwood is bleeding into the maple. Any cure out there for this problem?

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Delta 46-715 Lathe Refurbish Project #2: Tach, Toilet and Grinder

01-02-2015 12:46 AM by Sawdustonmyshoulder | 3 comments »

The tachometer came in yesterday. Now, I’m ready to start working on determining the pulley sizes. I did read, understand and follow all the instructions that came with the my tachometer. After putting the refective sticker on the flywheel of the motor, I was able to determine that the maximum speed of the motor is 6200 RPM’s. That speed is about twice as fast as I need it so my pulley ratio should be around 1:2. I found a pulley calculator online and I have an idea of the size...

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The Next Big Adventure

02-04-2015 10:16 PM by handsawgeek | 3 comments »

Now that the lathe stand is completed for the most part, and placed into service, it’s time to check the Official 2015 handsawgeek Project List to see what’s next: “LONG DISPLAY TABLE” says the paper. “Say what???” says the geek. This project is an actual request by Mrs. handsawgeek! She must have been impressed enough by the lathe stand to entrust me to build some furniture for our home. This one is a departure from the usual knock-around stuff and toys that I am accustomed to...

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legacy veneer / glue press

02-09-2015 01:28 PM by gohei82 | 3 comments »

After my grandmother passed away this fall her children decided to sell her property, including my grandfathers old workshop. He and his brother built boats and furniture there, and although most of the tools are gone, there was an old massive glue press up on the attic. I guess the sheer size have scared anyone from taking it. It was six wooden frames of 4×4 timber, with 4 screws in each frame. Luckily I discovered that the frames was not attached to each other, as I always assumed (as ...

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Stanley 2358 Miter Box Restoration #2: I finally got around to cleaning it up

02-23-2015 08:09 PM by CarterR | 3 comments »

I thought I would immediately clean this miter box up and apply some paint to keep it from rusting, but I didn’t. I finally did it and the pictures are below. I made a new handle, base and top from some leftover cherry. I removed all the gunk and rust with Jasco rust remover. I then spay painted it with black rustoleum. After that I polished all the bare metal parts with a buffer. I accidentally cleared the black off of the nameplate, you can still see the miter box information, b...

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Combine #12: Cutterbar rotor

03-29-2015 05:03 PM by Dutchy | 3 comments »

Pictures of making the cutterbar rotor. Also three pictures of making a small center jig. Thanks for watching

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Slow Weekend, but very fortunate...

05-22-2007 12:39 AM by RobH | 3 comments »

Well, the weekend was slow. My dear wife went to yard sales with a friend on Saturday morning and they did not get back until after lunch. Of course, I got to spend time with my boys while they were out. By the time they got back I felt like the day was over enough that I did not get much done. I did get the drawer for the sharpening cabinet built and hung. That is some progress, just not the progress I wanted to see. Oh well, it will eventually get done. Sunday was not much better. ...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1627: On to the Weekend!

09-25-2015 12:00 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

It is hard to believe that we have another weekend under our belts! But with the mornings getting cooler and the darkness lasting a little longer each day, it is hard to forget that the beautiful summer weather is giving way to autumn. Time surely passes quickly when we are busy! Yesterday I spent the day with Keith updating the site and getting out my bi-weekly newsletter. We changed all the sales on our Pattern Specials page and we added another new pattern that Keith created. This tim...

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