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Foster Planer Restoration #4: Let em fly boy's let em fly

1002 days ago by getlostinwood | 3 comments »

And she makes some very pretty shavings, not having ever made a paper thin curl with a hand plane (although the new GI is inspiring me to get started) I think the feeling and giggles that were coming out of me must be how the hand tool guys feel when they hit that zen moment. My daughter was laughing quite hysterically as I shoved wood in, measured it and then smiled an evil grin. This may not be heaven but is pretty darn close. The chance to take a machine to the bare bones, clean it up, put...

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Workshop Development #36: Sliding Miter Saw Dust Hood. Success and failure...

985 days ago by dbhost | 2 comments »

Over the weekend I cobbled together, out of scrap in my shop, a quick and dirty sliding compound miter saw dust hood. Materials are cast off 3/16” tempered hardboard for the back and ramp, 5/8” Aracuo ply for the top and sides, screws, nails, and of course 4” S&D PVC. I made a measurement error on the width, even after measuring 3x, and ended up about 1” too narrow. But I can slide it back and forth as I go all the way with miter cuts… I still have t...

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Panel Raising Plane #2: Cutting the angle

960 days ago by brianl | 1 comment »

After sawing off the sides, it’s time to see about cutting the skew of the blade. After some deliberation I decided on angling the blade 20 degrees. It’s not a large angle, but I felt that a more complex angle would cause a hard time when shaping the blade. Cutting the frog section was easy. Things got interesting when I was cutting the relief on the nose-piece. Two complex angles – thank god for bevel gauges.I also started thinking about the slitter. I’ve se...

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X-Mas Brace Restoration

947 days ago by laxbograt | 3 comments »

Well I got some antique tools for Christmas this year one of them was a Lakeside Brace. Before: Here are the steps to the process I used. 1) I started by disassembling everything as much as possible. 2) Gave everything I could a nice bath in Evap O Rust overnight, couldn’t quite get all the way to the middle hand section, but it did wonders on everything it touched. 3) I wrapped the small section that I couldn’t get in the bath in paper towels soaked in Evap o r...

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This economy ?

935 days ago by Doug Scott | 29 comments »

I”m sure most of you have had time to watch TV and what the news stories have been reporting, New york city tested someone to TRY to live on 50.000 a year and now in Miami Fla, they are talking about someone that can’t live on 75,0000.What kind of life style do these people expect to live on in this economy, Some of us have to cut back and do without luxuries. That means living like some of us poor people live all the time.I have been brought up with this pounded into my head,...

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923 days ago by hObOmOnk | 1 comment »


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Oak Boat Bed #5: The Finish

911 days ago by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

I got it built and ready for the finish. The customer requested that we do a two tone color. They really want it exactly like the saw on our web site (see example). I tweaked the colors a little bit but for the most part it is standard Minwax colors (see color chart). I used Red Chestnut and Golden Pecan. When using stain you can not tape off. There is not way to get a crisp line. You’ll always have some bleeding. I just had to stain parts as separate pieces and assemble them ...

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ADDED to the family

889 days ago by canadianchips | 9 comments »

Was sent on a mission to buy items for Arena. (Daughter) I had to drive 2 hours one way. Original plan was to leave this morning, pickup check and directions from her place at 9am and be back by 1. NOT GOING TO HAPPEN ! So I talked her into getting money and directions LAST night. This morning I left at 6am and picked them up what he needed. * Why drive that far and not look !WHOOPS….............did more than look. Added to my family of wooden planes. I really only wanted 2, BU...

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Wall update

876 days ago by RussellAP | 4 comments »

The wall project is complete. I know it doesn’t have anything to do with wood, but it’s my first wall and I’m posting it.

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Refurbishing Tools #2: Rust remover for rusty tools.

862 days ago by rodman40 | 6 comments »

Today I experimented with a cool product used by dairy farmers on thier milking equipment I guess, don’t know for sure, but it plays hell on rusty tools and metal. My brother Julio told me about it ( Available at Tractor Supply ) Julio used it to remove rust on his 56 Chevy two door, used it on various parts of steering and frame, so I thought I’d try it and guess what IT WORKS by gee golly. I tried on my rusty calipers through lack ...

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