Hello everyone,Just uploaded a new video. In this video we build our take on the Krenov hand plane.Here is a link to the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj_TDPuc49g
This story starts on a Saturday morning when I got a Facebook message from my friend Rob. “We are having a yard sale and there are a ton of old tools” Rob said. So ofcourse I got in my car and headed over there. I found a lot of great old tools but this week we will focus on the Level I found, It’s a Stanley No. 104 Level 18” long. This will make a great restoration project I thought… I made a video of the restoration as well, you can see it here: View on Yo...
Hello everyone, Check out this weeks shop update to see whats been happening in our shop. We discuss the tool cabinet and future project ideas. Here is a link to the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdkqV23PG6w
Well it’s official I am hooked… restoring old tools is my new obsession. This time I found some old chisels, Clearcut brand, ever heard of it? Me either. I also couldn’t find much information on the brand online, I did find one post that mentioned they are from Montgomery Ward but I can’t be sure of that. No matter the steel feels good. Guess we will see if it holds an edge. I also shot a video of the restoration which can be viewed here.View on YouTube As you can ...
In an attempt to find a finish for curly cherry I have run some tests. I am looking for a finish that (a) brings out the chatoyance, (b) keeps the cherry color close to the natural, and (b) doesn’t muddy up the grain (keeps its contrast). Here are the results so far on the same board sanded to grit 150. Four different schedules oriented top to bottom (Note: no topcoat so far!): (a) two coats of ruby shellac 1 lb. cut;(b) two coats of “Zinsser SealCoat” shellac;(c...
So after restoring the Brace and Bit last week I got really hooked on restoring old tools. There is something about old tools… that is really amazing and bringing them back to life is so much fun. Ok so to make one thing clear, I like restoring these tools and using them, not just collecting them. I think that these tools where made to be used not just put up for display. I also filmed the restoration process and the video is here: So this week I won an Ebay auction and for $10 I go...
Hello everyone, just uploaded part 4 of our tool cabinet build. Cabinet is coming along great. In this episode we build the drawers, hang some saws and find a home for the chisels. Here’s a link to the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tsgYM4eMPc
I have a question I really need answering to. Is it possible to use salad bowl finish on a tobacco pipe? I want to keep the natural color of the wood I used, but just using wax isnt making it pop like I would want it to. I know there are other finishes I could use, but can I just use salad bowl finish? Would it stand up to the heat? Thanks for helping
Hello Everyone,Here is part 2 to our tool cabinet build. In this video the cabinet is up and we install interior doors. Check out our progress. This cabinet is a big one! Here is a link to the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMlMHn5CryA
Another one of “them” days in the shop. Clamps getting flying lessons, because they just kept falling to the floor when I tried to use them. Got the lid angle done ( almost) with an old handplane I had refurbbed up A Stanley No.28. Seemed to be a little lighter than my Stanley #6c…..Left index finger served as a “fence” to keep things going. Tried to match things up with the non-moving part of the lid….even tried hinges, to se what was going on&...
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