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My Handplane Restoration

01-21-2008 04:38 AM by Cubby | 6 comments »

Thanks to this site and fellow woodworkers such as Wayne C., I was motivated to tune some planes that were under sawdust in my shop. So, to the chagrin of my wife (after the “behind her back”) purchase of the battery charger, I dove in head first. I was like a pig in mud watching those hydrogen bubbles percolating next to my rusty parts. The garage soon became messy, the laundry room sink was spickled with magnetite, my workshop smelled less like sawdust and more like WD-40, ...

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Hand Planes #5: Plane restorations

10-28-2008 06:28 PM by dsb1829 | 7 comments »

Over the last several months I have taken time that could have been spent woodworking to adopt and care for some old planes. Most were inexpensive, rusty, and unkept. With a little time and attention these antiques are ready to serve another generation of user. I think that is pretty cool. In this era of disposable tools these relics of a time gone by are heartwarming. These tools have character. All are 50-100 years old and a testament to the “they don’t make em like they u...

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stropping and compound

11-15-2011 06:04 PM by woodklutz | 0 comments »

Cheap handy and ideal stropping compound. Take a Non Gel l toothpaste, keep it wet, apply to strop and have at it.

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Waiting for Winter

12-31-2011 03:55 PM by jbschutz | 4 comments »

My last entry was about the endless winter….to come. We are still waiting! After a mild, pretty snow-free December, Minnesotans are wondering what happened and when the shoe will drop. It has been a great month of fairly comfortable temps in my unheated garage/shop. We still have not had a below zero to brag about, and only about six inches of total snow…and that has melted. I have my thoughts set on some new projects and an upcoming trip back to Hawaii for the eighth time. I ha...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1282: New Ways to have FUN! (Well - new to me anyway!)

04-02-2014 12:57 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

I’ll start off by saying that I am running late today. After getting up at 4am yesterday, I stayed up until after midnight and I guess something had to give because I didn’t get my butt out of bed until nearly 8am this morning! For me, that may as well be noon. But I think I needed the extra rest and we just need to move on from here. I have lots of pictures to show you today. I had a great day yesterday ‘playing’ with a product that is probably not that ‘n...

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My Start #4: The Move

06-06-2011 03:03 PM by macatlin1 | 3 comments »

When I last left off I had moved my shop to the garage and started doing projects. Then my wife Linda started looking for a job out of state. Soon she was interviewing in North and South Carolina and in Tennessee. Meanwhile, I started deciding what to take and what to sell. My small metal lathe had been occupying a space on the floor, gathering dust between the times I used it for small jobs so I decided to make a case for it and all the little accessories that go along with it. Somethin...

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Humbled #2: Thanks, Pop!

12-14-2012 05:15 PM by TuckerFan | 1 comment »

Finally! My retired school teacher friend/electrician/carpenter/plumber/drywall finisher/general all-around great guy, finished wiring my shop with 220 and connected my previously mentioned band saw, jointer, planer, and sanders. I won’t bore anyone with the details as to why it has taken so long to make these machines come to life, (he’s busy and I’m cheap), but I think I had a religious experience with I flipped switches and let them run. Did I say run? No, they each r...

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New Workbench #1: Getting Started

03-25-2010 05:06 AM by michaelray | 1 comment »

I’ve decided to build a new workbench. The sorry thing I’m using now does not really qualify as one. Maybe as an assembly table or work surface, definitley not a real workbench. I’ve posted more details about the decision that led me to build a new bench and choice of materials on my personal blog. —thanks for looking.

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Why I do this

03-28-2008 06:51 AM by bhack | 10 comments »

While making a living for my wonderful wife and two great kids, I always had this dream of doing woodworking. My trade was in telephony. I spent 33 years doing everything from planting line poles to programing switching computers. At the age of 57 I retired and moved from Palm Springs, California to New Bloomfield, Missouri. We bought a 15 acre farm with a 30’ x 30’ horse barn. I gutted the barn and started a shop. Through the benefit of an inheritance I started purchasing...

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Marking Gauge #2: wear strips

07-24-2014 08:14 PM by harum | 0 comments »

Cut and sanded the strips to the right width, and cleaned the exposed sides with grit 320 sand paper. Have to find a piece of 5/16” brass rod or a couple of bolts for the shoes and come up with a way to cut a thin slit through the beam to hold cutter blades. This slit will be at the bottom of a hole at one of the ends of the beam.

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