Well it’s official I am hooked… restoring old tools is my new obsession. This time I found some old chisels, Clearcut brand, ever heard of it? Me either. I also couldn’t find much information on the brand online, I did find one post that mentioned they are from Montgomery Ward but I can’t be sure of that. No matter the steel feels good. Guess we will see if it holds an edge. I also shot a video of the restoration which can be viewed here.View on YouTube As you can ...
Peter's YouTube Channel Peter's Website I don’t remember when I first found Peter Brown’s videos, but they’re usually interesting. Even though he doesn’t always use wood, he is always using woodworking machinery. I think he buys his supply of epoxy in 50 gallon drums. He likes it even more than Norm Abram! Probably his worst mistake was turning objects from rock salt.
Not much to add. Haven’t gotten to put in as much time on the saw as I’ve wanted the last few days what with the non-woodworking parts of my life getting in the way. Got the miter slot aligned with the blade as well as I could using a very uncooperative combination square. I have a dial indicator, but need to make a base for it that’ll fit in the miter slot. Just using the combo square the slot was a good 1/16” off which from cuts I had made on it before bringing it ho...
Projects come, projects stay. I walked around the shop one day to count the projects I had started only to put down for one reason or another. I got depressed by the number 20. Unfinished for any number of reasons. I cut a panel too short on one. I wasn’t sure of the curve of another. Not hard to make a new panel, 0r try to mock up the curve. That logic does not fly in the face of a simple defeat. I just let the projects linger, go to your corner. What is it that stumps me? Probably this ...
The other day i found what looked a lot similar to a Milkmans Workbench on a local used-items-site for sale for about 20€. The lady that had it for sale knew nothing at all about its origin but wrote her immediately and had it mailed to me. Having seen a lot of these built here on LJ i thought that I would share my findings and how it was brougt back to life. Hope it is usefull. A few days back it arrived and, i must admit, looking a bit beat up. But it turned out to be an actual Milkma...
Last week was not one of my usual weeks. Between getting the new computer and the issues I was having with my back, I felt that I didn't really accomplish a great deal. I have been writing here for over five years now, and I think this was the first time in all those years that I was here at home and took so much time 'off'. But sometimes it is needed. I always try to be positive and productive and have something interesting to write about. With the week that I had, I thought it b...
Just a bunch of photos from the last few days to bring the project up to date. When I left off I was about to make the saw frames and the clamp springs. That went quickly. Then I got a little sidetracked on adjustability of height for students of different statures. All of the chevys I have built have adjustable arm height by re-arrangement of graduated thickness shims, tightened by matched wedges ….... .....but in the past adjustment was infrequent and the re-...
Using my 16” American jointer and 718 Wood Master planer to mill some 8/4 black walnut. https://youtu.be/1UgNZIwNiwI
As many of my LJ buddies know, My wife an I have been on a cross country trip which is a a story all by itself. We returned home late this week and have been getting out lives back on track after traveling for 7 weeks. We had an awesome trip and saw some remarkable country side. I looked up a few people along the way, like and Air Force buddy that I hadn’t seen in 40 years and a few lumber guys; that will be for another post. We had planned a stop in Northern Alabama to pick up some...
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