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Learning to Restore Saws #2: Initial Strokes - the 'shiny' beneath the rust!

02-04-2015 05:10 AM by luckysawdust | 3 comments »

This will be a brief blog post—mostly pictures, but I wanted to show some progress against a few of the saws that I recently acquired. I tried to raise the bar with photography, so here goes. One of the Disstons before: and And now, after a little elbow grease, I’ve gotten it this far. Still not finished—that handle needs some ‘color’ :-) And secondly, the ‘Warranted Superior’ backsaw I picked up at the Re-Store. Before: ...

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Poor Man's Tools #1: The Series

02-17-2015 05:38 PM by handsawgeek | 3 comments »

A couple of posts back, I wrote about a simple shop-made honing jig that I use regularly in my woodworking tool sharpening operation. Being elated at seeing more than 10…yes ten!!! responses to that post from the LJs readership, I was inspired to entertain the idea of creating an on-going blog series covering similar tools and accessories cobbled together from the scrap wood bins, random parts bins and ‘Hudnut’ boxes of the handsawgeek world. Since my workshop operates on a really tigh...

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The Gerber Hardware Storage System #1: Conceptually Speaking

09-10-2015 01:41 PM by handsawgeek | 3 comments »

In my last blog post, I related the story of the purchase of an extensive hardware stash at a local yard sale for ten bucks. In the intervening time, I’ve had a chance to go through most of the baby food jars and coffee cans to assess the contents. What I’ve found includes a large quantity of nails, common and finish in all sizes from 3d up to 20d, as well as a number of the same in wire sizes. Wood and sheet metal screws are plentiful in all sizes and head configurations , but scatte...

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Charles Rohlfs Swivel Desk - Nelson Atkins Musuem/Art Gallery Kansas City

09-25-2015 01:40 AM by Woodbridge | 3 comments »

I had an opportunity to visit the Nelson Atkins Museum & Art Gallery in Kansas City. It a beautiful museum and gallery, well worth the visit. Of course my first stop was to see the original version of Rohlfs slant from swivel desk. Last year I had an opportunity to measure and photograph another original that was being restored and based on this built a reproduction. Here are some pictures of Rohlfs original desk. l

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Le Roi est mort

09-03-2007 05:08 AM by scottb | 3 comments »

The king is dead. A few weeks back, while we sure had some fierce gusts of wind, which caused my chess trellis to tip over. And while the (wood only) joinery of my trellis survived the impact with the ground (rocks and/or pottery) the wood itself did not. I found everything still together, save for the King himself. I originally intended to reattach it, but had the quick inspiration… a little poetic je ne sais quoi… some sort of “art (or hidden meaning) is in the e...

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Delta T2 Fence #4: It's like Ragu!

12-21-2007 02:36 AM by Jamie | 3 comments »

Last night I drilled the holes in the saw table and the rear rail and mounted it. The result was the same as with the front rails, it fit perfectly, and I don’t think that I could be any happier. The fence is aligned perfectly and it slides across the rails like a hot knife cutting through butter. I am actually on vacation for the remainder of the year, so I’ll be finishing up this saw. I have 2 more things to do to it…. 1. Mount the motor and install a new switch2...

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Videos #10: It's Thanksgiving and I'm Thankful

11-26-2015 10:40 PM by Mark Wilson | 3 comments »

A long time ago, a group of extraordinarily courageous people boarded a couple of very small ships, Mayflower and Speedwell, and headed off across the Atlantic to make a better life for themselves. Very few of them survived the voyage. But what they started, when they made landfall near a place called Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts, became, after much trial and error, much anguish and hardship, The United States of America. They never knew that. I don’t know whether they had any idea that...

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Woodworking Safety #5: Band Saw Safety Video

11-16-2008 05:04 AM by tooldad | 3 comments »

Here is another in my series of safety videos for student make-ups who miss the in class demos. 2 parts to make it fit for youtube. I included the links to the videos also just in case.

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Walnut slab leftovers? #6: Top is on, and a coat of....

12-21-2015 04:03 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Witch’s Brew. Got the top on last night, and brought the table upstairs to show off a bit.. Note to self: Next table, make the splay at 5 degrees, NOT 12. Also, use a thicker, wider top with these kind of fat legs The Boss has decreed this to be a Night stand/bedside table. She could also put one of her LARGE potted plants on it. Table didn’t need much sanding. Took it back down to the shop tonight. Thought about just a clear coat of varnish…but with them w...

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Zebra wood zebrawood planks -boards DEAL ON CRAIGSLIST

04-23-2009 06:05 PM by Dan'um Style | 3 comments »

Link to a bargain on CRAIGSLIST LARGE thin planks zebra wood approx 14-16 inches wide by 3/8 inch thick; 8 to 12 feet long ;about 12 boards. Buy all or as many as you like. $ 3 sq ft

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