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refurbishing old tools #1: Ohh I've been at it again. shhhhh [antiques]

02-06-2011 02:08 AM by Dave | 17 comments »

Went shopping again today and have found many things. I found 2 fore planes, molding planes, grooving planes, rabbit plane and a folding ruler. My tool restoration skills are fixing to be sharpenedhey Dennis I need to borrow your gutterHey Mike do you think I will have time to catch up on the bucket My lovely wife allowed me to spend $150.00 bucks today. She came back with a pig piggy bank. And our daughters go prom dresses.I think I got the better deal.

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02-06-2011 01:54 AM by hObOmOnk | 10 comments »

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Cello#4 back again

02-06-2011 01:34 AM by techyman2 | 6 comments »

High Folks, Its been a long time since I did the cello due to a mixture of dreadfull weather, work and family commitments but the journey continues.The back plate was glued up using fresh hide glue. It took about 2 hrs to accurately plane the edges square and get a good contact along the entire length of the joint. This joint is of absolute importance that it is done right, surface contact, glue consistency, etc. Normally on smaller instruments it is sufficient to rub the joint together and l...

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Jewlery Amoire #10: Doors and Piano Hinge

02-06-2011 12:14 AM by Zuki | 2 comments »

With this installment I completed the doors for the side of the cabinet, installed the piano hinges, plugged a bunch of holes and did some sanding.

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Montgomery Wards Hoosier 1930's

02-05-2011 11:33 PM by maricamp | 18 comments »

Stay tuned for updates on this project. Currently it is in pieces in the garage, sanding, repairing in progress. Hopefully will be ready for primer tonight!

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More inexpensive shelving

02-05-2011 11:32 PM by devann | 2 comments »

I know, more cheap shelves. Let’s face it, most of us would rather buy tools not shelves. With that in mind here is a shlef that only requires 2×4s, 1/2” plywood, wood screws,& some nuts,bolts, & washers. I have seen quite a few of your workshops out there, And a lot of you have metal buildings with C or Z purlins to columns type metal building construction. So this will be the kind of drawing that I’m posting today. You can apply the same principles to a buildi...

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When it rains, it pours....

02-05-2011 10:34 PM by lilredweldingrod | 16 comments »

This has been the week for gifts. Today another package arrived and in it were three old jointer knives. Now I can have my shop made rabbeting plane! Thank you John, aka two blacklabs. Your gift is going to make more than just me happy. We will cover half of Todd’s “Share the knowledge, share the love” by line. lol Two of these will be going to other LJ’s. Thank you again, John, you generosity is much appreciated. Rand

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The hunt for a table saw

02-05-2011 10:24 PM by TheBossQ | 8 comments »

My wife bought me a Steel City Hybrid with a Granite Top. That didn’t work out. I won’t rehash that debacle, but you can find the details on Lumberjocks in the reviews section. So it was time to find a good used saw, or pony up the extra cash for something like the Grizzly G0715P. I am not that patient when it comes to waiting, especially when I have a list of projects waiting for the saw. Being that the Grizzly was backordered for quite a while, I started weighing my options. ...

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Call fae the U S of A

02-05-2011 10:24 PM by Jamie Speirs | 15 comments »

What a wonderful surprise. I just got a call like a bolt out the Blue. It was Rand calling Scotland fae Texas Now when the wife answered the phone, she got all twitchy. You see when I normally get a call from the US of A it is normally them at the Whitehouse looking for some financial advice. (TIC) So when I discovered that it was my LJ buddy Rand / lilredweldingrod, I was really excited A real conversation What did we chat about? WOOD what else!&Dogs&Lathes&T...

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Watercolor Dye Technique #3: Tips and Tricks I've Learned

02-05-2011 09:13 PM by shipwright | 0 comments »

Time to wind up this little blog about my venture into hand dyeing marquetry. Most of what’s been covered here so far is also covered in the blogs of “Cabinetree” and “Facets”. It appears here as a “one stop shop” for the initial stages of development. What remains is to list a few of the tips and tricks I’ve learned through experimentation, mistakes, etc. to give any of you who want to give this a try a head start. The first picture shows a ...

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