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Working around the house #1: Restoring Old Hand Tools

05-04-2017 12:26 PM by ofthemound | 4 comments »

Hello again! So this is where I am at in my journey of woodworking. Over the winter I decided to invest in older, high quality hand tools. Now I have a nice set of hand tools to work with. I always heard the common phrase, ”They don’t make them like they use to!” I never really thought much of it till I was holding two Stanley Bailey hand planes, the oldest being 100+ years old. Still solid to my amazement! I spent time to restore my jack and fore hand planesĀ and now I have ...

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MASSIVE 35" Disston Miter Saw Restoration

04-20-2017 01:01 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I have been hanging onto this massive Disston miter saw. I finally decided to restore it. The handle has seen its better days so I started there creating a new one from ambrosia maple. I then spent some time cleaning the saw up and polishing the saw nuts. I then went and sharpened to saw crosscut. Subscribe for more videos!

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Saving An Etch

07-16-2016 01:29 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Cleaning a hand saw blade can be done using two methods (that I’ve found) using either sandpaper or a scraper. I’m brand new to using the scraper and was not sure of the results I would get, but what a surprise. Check out the results of this handsaw restoration using a scraper. Please like and subscribe and check out my channel for more woodworking! Link to Video

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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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First Yard Sale of 2016 21Feb16

02-21-2016 11:21 PM by Dex378 | 1 comment »

Had to run to the jobs site today to make sure one of the subs had everything he needed (of course he didn’t , but hey, he works 14 hour days on Sunday’s!)Anyway on the way back home I saw a little yard sale going on so I pulled up and found this gem of a hand saw, pretty damn rare and one I don’t have! It’s a Harvey W. Peace Brooklyn New York with the 1887 Patent Date! It’s in pretty good shape too! And if you guys read my stupid blog you know I am a...

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Hand Tool Cabinet - Start To Finish #8: working on the hand saws

02-14-2016 05:43 AM by Holbs | 0 comments »

I am hoping to REALLY start my hand tool cabinet as my next project. Before I do, I have work to be done. First up, refurbishing tools that will be used to make the tool cabinet. I’ll try to use the hand tools as a primary. Saying that, hand saws will be used. Here is my current collection I have acquired: ———————-The 3 Veritas saws (dovetail, tenons) are good to go. The Stanley, Disston, and Japanese saws need help.Lots of rust on the ...

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Today's Finds 6Feb2016

02-06-2016 11:06 PM by Dex378 | 3 comments »

I am always on the lookout for tools that I need (and always looking for tools I don’t need). But we all know that everything is so damn expensive these days. I have 4 kids so I can’t afford to run out and buy all my tools new. I try and hit yard sales, garage sales and salvage stores when I can. Most of the tools guys like us use are outdated junk to everyone else. The average homeowner owns a compound miter saw nowadays and wouldn’t know which end of a hand saw cuts the wo...

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Refurbish, Reclaim or Reject!! #2: Restoring Vintage Brass Hand Saw Medallions, No Chemicals!

02-01-2016 03:42 PM by Dex378 | 4 comments »

So a little off my main blog but I wanted to clean up the original H. Disston & Sons pre-1917 medallion from my 22” D-8. I’ve used a buffer, Brasso and steel wool, and chemicals on other brass parts before but I didn’t have time to go into my shop today and I didn’t want to lose any of the lettering on the medallion so I decided to try cleaning it up with household items. Here is a list of the items I used:Lemon JuiceBaking PowderA soft clothAn old toothbrush Some ...

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Refurbish, Reclaim or Reject!! #1: Picked Up and Old, Early Disston today. Is it too far gone?

02-01-2016 01:50 PM by Dex378 | 4 comments »

So I went to my local salvage/resale store today looking for anything cool they might have up in the tool section. After rummaging through all the junk I found a complete postwar Stanley #4 bench plane for $3.00, some halfway decent rasps for $0.25 each, and few other odds and ends. As I was leaving I decided to dig through all the hand saws they had jammed in an old slop sink. After going through about 30 of them I came across an early Disston. I looked at it for a little while and the handl...

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My First Hand Saw Overhaul #1: The Breakdown

01-12-2016 03:46 AM by DylanC | 2 comments »

A few weeks ago, I bought 5 Disston No. 4 saws at an auction. One is a pre-1940 type and is the only one that can really be considered to be a desirable, vintage saw. The other 4 are HK Porter types from the 1950’s or newer. Below are a few pictures that show the general condition of the newer saws. They are generally in poor shape, teeth are missing, there is varnish/epoxy in spots, the plates are wavy and maybe kinked, and the teeth look like someone tried to use them as hacksaws....

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