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Craftsman Tablesaw "Restoration" #1: Free is a 4 letter word

11-04-2017 12:53 AM by HandyHousewife | 3 comments »

A few months ago, my husband and I got a tablesaw (among other things) from an aunt that was clearing out after years of hoarding…I mean, collecting stuff at estate sales. We’d never had a tablesaw before, so we were pretty excited to get it, even knowing that it was far from in perfect condition. Even if it needed some work, it was still better than just having a skillsaw, right? Well, yes and no. ;-) After blowing out the motor, the first thing we did was ask on here a...

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1950s Craftsman Tablesaw Restoration #4: THE BIG REVEAL!

10-06-2017 05:34 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

The table saw restoration is complete and I couldn’t be happier. Check out the video and let me know what you think of the finished outcome. Don't forget to subscribe for new videos every Friday!

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1950s Craftsman Tablesaw Restoration #3: The Main Body Is DONE!!!!

09-29-2017 04:28 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

Lots of rust removed and a bit of spray paint and this is turning out great! I really like the color scheme that is slowly starting to happen. Next week this gets finished and I get the first project done on this old machine. Hit that subscribe button to follow along!

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1950s Craftsman Tablesaw Restoration #2: What do you think about the color?

09-22-2017 12:48 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

I was planning on sandblasting the table saw parts. It would be quick and easier I believe. However, I was not able to get that done, so I went with traditional ways…..a bit of elbow grease. Check out the video and let me know what you think about the color I have chose for the saw. Don't forget to hit that subscribe button...NEW VIDEO EVERY FRIDAY!

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"New" Picture of Gustav Stickley

03-21-2017 02:39 AM by cicerojoe | 3 comments »

I have always been interested in history. Being from the Syracuse NY area, I am very familiar with Stickley. They make it in a suburb of Syracuse and I know people who work there. Anyway, my interest in history and woooworking kind ove “dovetailed” and I found a picture of Gustav Stickley that I have never seen on the internet. Anyway it is in a public domain book (because it is so old) and I posted it on my website at: http://www.cvalleystudio.com/index.php/2017/03/21/undisco...

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It was made to comb mail #1: A mahogany foundry pattern

02-17-2017 01:01 AM by Patternguy | 8 comments »

A picture story about building a pattern. 10 years ago, I was the CAD/CAM guy for a pattern shop. We also had a plaster molding shop and an aluminum foundry, where we pressure cast aluminum match plates. 10 years before that, I was on the bench, building the wood master patterns that went on to become match plates. 20 years before that, I was serving a Pattern maker’s apprenticeship in an iron foundry. The master I learned from once ran General Motors, “Tech Center”...

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shop re start the new RMR #1: primary tool acqusation

01-28-2017 03:32 PM by DsRMR | 3 comments »

last summer i ran across a Rockwell cabinet saw at a yard sale and took it home for only 100.00 it needed a fence but those are always available. the job i had kept me pretty busy but i am a habitat for humanity junkie and drop in there regularly. the last 2 months i have added a craftsman contractors saw with exact-i-rip fence, a craftsman 6 1/2” joiner, craftsman 10” bench top band saw, a no name bench top shabby but usable for now drill press and Tuesday i’ll pick up pre....

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Stickley Library Desk #503 #2: Panel Glue-up

12-08-2016 08:00 PM by markg11cdn | 3 comments »

The top of the desk calls for a solid wood glue-up. I dug through the pile of stock and tried to pick the nicest pieces with the best grain / fleck. Next, I did the usual prep for a panel glue-up. Plane it to height – 15/16”, joint one edge then rip to width. Next, I lined everything up on my workbench and drew parallel lines across all the boards. Those lines were used to cut biscuits to help with alignment during the glue-up. Next was the glue-up. I evenly spread ...

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Stickley Library Desk #503 #1: Getting Started

12-05-2016 07:05 PM by markg11cdn | 1 comment »

The last time I worked on a big project was 2012, when I completed my Daughter’s bunk bed. It’s made from curly maple and has a built in bookcase. Since then I took a bit of a woodworking break, did some home renovations and a bit of running and cycling. A couple of months ago I decided it was time to get back into woodworking. I built a couple of small projects, a doorbell cover, a cribbage board and a few other small things, but that was just warming up to get ready for a ...

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Table saw restoration #1: New (to me) Craftsman Table Saw - edited photos and text

11-23-2016 01:54 PM by Robin1 | 12 comments »

Thanks to Knotscott, who lives close by, I found a craftsman in very good shape. I’ve upgraded the belt with a link belt from Harbor Freight (good deal) and the fence with a Vega Pro 40. Just need to get the other wing on, add an extension table and ZCI and do something about the switch. Works great though! (Any advice on the switch would be appreciated. The original set-up had the motor plugging into the switch and the switch plugging into the wall. I’m assuming I’ll ha...

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