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Antique 3/4 HP motor restoration

04-15-2017 04:41 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 2 comments »

I found a couple motors at a local yard sale and cleaned them up and got them running. The big one is 3/4 hp with 3450 rpm. I was originally going to use it for a disc sander, but got lucky this morning and found a 3/4 hp x 1725rpm motor which is more suitable. Check out the video and subscribe.

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Handplane Restoration #33: Tony - Stanley Bedrock 602

02-13-2017 12:17 AM by WayneC | 6 comments »

I got an awesome buy it now deal on this plane. I did a light clean-up this afternoon to get him in the tool box. The plane got its name from a crudely scrawled owner’s name “Tony” on the side and tote. I’m down to two bedrocks to complete the full set.

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Handplane Restoration #32: Stanley #55

02-11-2017 11:00 PM by WayneC | 14 comments »

I’m in the process of putting together a complete set of combination planes. I recently added a Stanley 55 and some accessories to go with it. I have a small tool cabinet that I am adapting to store the planes. If you need a manual for the 55 one can be found here Combination Plane Manuals Note: The Hollow and Rounds are for use on a 45. The fence configuration is different between the 45 and the 55 and they do not fit on the 55. Photos below.

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Restoring a Wooden Smoothing Plane

08-15-2016 09:17 AM by ShaunMeighan | 1 comment »

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Rehabbing Three Early British Handsaws

07-10-2016 05:13 AM by summerfi | 9 comments »

Rehabbing Three Early British Handsaws When you talk about restoring old handsaws, different people have varying thoughts about what that means. Some people think you should restore a saw to a shiny bright condition almost like new. Others feel that you should do the minimum necessary to make the saw functional again. There is no right answer; it’s simply a matter of personal choice. I’ve restored a lot of saws, and when I do, I usually try to return them to a condition as close to origina...

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Bailey number 5 restoration #2: Disassembly

06-09-2016 02:24 PM by MarkStewart | 7 comments »

Disassembly of the plane was surprisingly straightforward; everything came apart readily with a single flat bit screwdriver. Here are the photos of it all in pieces: I noticed a few things as I opened it up. lever cap – chip out of left corner, nickel coating flaking frog – chip out of left corner Iron and chip breaker – mild to moderate surface rust with some minor pitting depth adjustment knob – slight nick in the knurled surface ...

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Bailey number 5 restoration #1: The Acquisition

06-08-2016 02:49 PM by MarkStewart | 1 comment »

Several weeks ago I was discussing my wood working habit with my wife’s uncle, and expressed my desire to obtain an antique Stanley plane. He was about to head down to Texas for a vacation to some giant garage sale, and he’d keep an eye out for me. I pulled up a picture on my phone and showed him what i was looking for, and quickly forgot all about it. This past weekend we were helping them move and he said “hey i have a plane for you” and pulled out THIS ...

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Odds 'N' Ends #8: Antique Frame Saw Restoration

06-04-2016 04:56 PM by ThomasLightle | 0 comments »

If you follow my flea market series you will recognize the antique frame saw I picked up for around $7.50 As part of my 500 subscriber giveaway, the top prize was the saw featured in this video. Now you can see the steps I took to restore the saw to its former glory.Enjoy! View on YouTube Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thomaslightleFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/redbarnwoodworking/Twitter: https://twitter.com/tnlightleWebsite: http://www.redbarnwoodworking.net “Hometow...

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Mysteries from the 116 year old tool box. #1: Timber Framing Tools

03-28-2016 04:52 PM by LanternLightFarm | 1 comment »

Last fall I received a call from my father inquiring if I wanted my great-grandfather’s tool box; all he knew about it was that it was extremely heavy, locked, and had been sitting in the corner as long as he could remember. Jumping at the chance to own a piece of family history I told him I would take it and a few weeks later it arrived to my garage via cargo trailer. Escorted by my father and uncle we managed to unload and extremely heavy trunk that seemed to weigh in the hundreds of ...

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Amazing Day at the Salvage Store 26FEB2016

02-27-2016 09:40 PM by Dex378 | 1 comment »

So after talking to the owner of the salvage store for a little while he let me go down and pick the basement where all of the items from his estate buy outs go before they put them on the sales floor. I was floored with the amount of stuff that he had down there. Picture a room the size of a football field filled with boxes, trunks, shelves and crates FILLED with amazing stuff. I picked for about 2 hours and found everything we like from vintage, rare Stanley #18 Sweetheart plane, a Stanley ...

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