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Vintage Craftsman 306.9121 planer restoration #2: OK moving right along

07-24-2012 09:34 PM by Don W | 20 comments »

Well, not really, but hey progress is progress even if its slow. I never planned to take everything apart and repaint. So I dismantled the hood and a few misc parts, painted them up along with the new dust collection. Made a few rubber grommets to deaden the rattles. The put it back together.Added a 30’ lengh of 10-3 power cord, connected to a new switch. Took on last look at old unreliable. And set the new girl in her new home. Attached the dust co...

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An Unbelievable Find

05-21-2008 10:04 AM by DaveConry | 18 comments »

Our Stickley dining room set.

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My Thorsen Table Project #1: Thorsen Table(s) - slow but steady...

05-09-2007 05:44 PM by schroeder | 15 comments »

I’m not sure I will be able to finish by the May 31 deadline – but I’m plugging along. I wanted to combine the project with gifts for two different weddings this summer. I opted to make them from Black Walnut, with a “Rodel” kind of look. I think Walnut is regal on it’s own, so I tried several methods to add the detail shown in the original design and ended up going with inlay of the same wood. I think it adds a complementary, but still subtle detail. I book matc...

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Craftsman/King Seeley 9x30 Lathe #1: Stand finished and first turning

03-30-2013 03:33 AM by Rick M. | 15 comments »

I happened across this Craftsman lathe, the previous owner hated it and wanted $50 for it so I took it home. It came with a 2×4 stand, 1/3HP motor, 2 faceplates, a spur drive and cup center. First thing I did was disassemble, clean, and reassemble everything. Some things had been put together wrong; the drive pulley was in the wrong place so the indexing pin wouldn’t engage and the tailstock handwheel would move in and out instead of the ram. The bearings seemed fine out of the...

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Why I like Vintage Tools #4: The Alien Planer

10-13-2008 04:19 AM by brianinpa | 14 comments »

A few years ago I saw one of these planers listed as for sale and knew that I wanted one. From the first time I saw one, I knew I was going to get one. For the next several months I looked for the one for me at the price I wanted to pay. I saw several, but you would have thought these things are gold plated. This past week I had one fall into my lap for $40.00. It was a bit “aged” and needed some work, but it cleaned up nicely. With the purchase of this tool, I thi...

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Morris Chair Lalapalooza #2: Stiles, Back, Arms, Glue-up

10-11-2007 06:01 PM by schroeder | 14 comments »

Okay, at this point, legs are glued up, rails, stretchers are cut along with all the mortices and tenons. I decided to make two chairs and ottomans to completion and then come back to the other two. The next step is to cut the stiles and tenon their ends. I planned for 3/8” tenons and cut them at a horizontal router, (although a good backer board and dado setup works as well). The glue up of each side – the tenons fit tight, so I bevel the ends even before I dry f...

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tragedies #5: My planer's broken bearing

11-22-2009 05:59 AM by Gary Fixler | 14 comments »

I got some shots of the gruesome outcome inside the machine. The replacement bearing has been ordered through Sears Parts Direct and should be here in a week or two. Meanwhile, the carnage… Here are some closeups of the broken bearing from the side where it opened up: Note the broken cage and missing balls. No idea where they went: The shaft was pitted beneath the bearing. At first I thought it was damage, and it may be, but I’m leaning a bit toward it being a...

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Stickley / Jeff Jewitt Arts and Crafts Finish

04-15-2013 01:24 AM by pintodeluxe | 14 comments »

I wanted to recreate this Jeff Jewitt finish from Fine Woodworking #157, however the article didn’t list which formula was used. I consulted with Jeff, and it was Transtint Brown Mohogany dye, followed by McCloskeys Walnut stain. McClosky no longer makes stain, but sold to Valspar / Cabot. ---So I set out to make a sample board to achieve the rich, dark color I was after. ---The top colors are stain only, the middle colors are dye first then stain, and the bottom color is dye only. ...

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Craftsman 113 table saw upgrades.... #1: Not a true blog...

05-03-2014 01:57 AM by rhybeka | 13 comments »

I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed looking at all of the possible/plausible/necessary upgrades that I need/want to do to my table saw (and other tools but this one takes precedence). So I thought well… I should probably put them in some kind of order – not necessarily in any order – maybe somewhat necessity? As a newb, I just want to make sure my equipment is running as well and as safely as it possibly can. It’s already in great condition for it’s age and I&#...

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Mission Dining Build #2

09-28-2011 12:41 AM by pintodeluxe | 13 comments »

The Dining chairs are coming along nicely now, with corner braces in place, and a mock up seat cushion.We found some nice genuine leather today, that is the same color as the mock up.

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