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Hand Tools: Thrift Stores, Hock Shops and Garage Sale acquisitions #3: Screwdrivers, Nutdrivers and Handley Things

04-23-2011 12:12 AM by Lee Barker | 1 comment »

Here’s where your knowledge of quality can really work in your favor. Most (used goods) stores dump all these together and put a single price on them. I look for Craftsman, XceLite and other name brand nutdrivers; I don’t trust the cheapies. The long shank black handled screwdriver uses 1” tips which can store under the white cap. I have a Snap-On one just like this (only shorter shank) which was given me new in 1966. This is a Cleco brand, but dead solid identical....

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Sweet little MsDebbie (Hammer) blog

03-10-2011 11:49 AM by mafe | 18 comments »

Sweet little MsDebbie – (Hammer)re-handle and then again… It sounds like an old classic ‘Sweet little MsDebbie’, and in a way it is. Few days ago I was having an off day, so as so often I looked at LJ and ended in the midst of an argument there, so I followed the old lesson to count to a million or so before you reply (some people can learn from this, I’m one). So off to the workshop, since I was not so fine I needed a small thing, something that could be done quick and cle...

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Generations of Hammers

11-02-2010 09:31 PM by swirt | 11 comments »

I am fortunate to have a hammer that belonged to my Grandfather and one that belonged to my Dad. Hammers generally are pretty generic items but there are a couple of aspects about each that I like and are not seen in todays’ assortment of hammers available at the hardware stores. My Grandfather’s hammer is one that fortunately I had long before Chris Schwarz dubbed it as his “favorite hammer” and made its price jump up. It is an old Belknap Blue Grass rip hammer a...

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In the beginning, there shall be a sawhorse. #3: Sawhorse the first - the oops version.

08-02-2010 02:45 AM by AnnaEA | 4 comments »

Headed down stairs after dinner this evening to start building my sawhorses. I started by sorting out the lumber and selecting which faces I wanted on top of the I-beams. Oops the first – I need to finish the cuts on two of the legs – they should be 30” and they measure 36” – I forgot to cut trim the ends. Well, I need more practice handsawing anyways. With the very bored help of my daughter, I built the I-beams. Next up, nailing on the legs. I ...

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Traditional Chinese Woodworking #4: Chinese Hammers: the Common Unknown Tool

02-04-2010 07:34 AM by chscholz | 12 comments »

Anybody who has studied Chinese woodworking will not doubt have come across prints like this one where a ancient Chinese woodworker is depicted pounding on a piece of furniture with what appears to be the blunt edge of an axe. For example the Lu Ban Jing, a woodworkers manual written around in the 15th century, shows a woodworker assembling a table by pounding on one of its legs with the blunt side of an axe. During much of China’s long and colorful history, China has been more or le...

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Solar Kiln #1: Solar Kiln

09-14-2009 03:39 AM by HalDougherty | 14 comments »

I’ve started on my new solar kiln. The plans are from Virginia Tech’s solar kiln project. I’m using the modified plans for a 2000 bft kiln. The framing is 2X4 white pine, floors are made from 1” white oak, the outside siding is 1” white pine with 1” poplar over the pine. After the insulation is installed the inside will be covered with plywood. The supports are made from log sections of black locust. I’ll have more photos when it’s f...

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Hammer A3 31 restoration series #3: Beginning rust removal

08-18-2009 05:34 AM by djwong | 8 comments »

I decided to begin work on removing the rust on a small section of the outfeed table. The surface of the jointer beds are made up of machined “ridges”. I first tried multiple applications of Boeshield Rust-Off. Even though the garage door was open, the fumes were terrible. (I added a fan blowing across the table and that greatly improved things.) I first rubbed off the surface rust with a blue scotch-brite pad. I then sprayed on the Rust-Off, wait 1 minute, then abraded with...

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Hammer A3 31 restoration series #2: Inspection of rust damage

08-16-2009 06:06 AM by djwong | 8 comments »

The A3 31 is shipped on a wood platform attached to two steel bar channels. This in turn is bolted to a wood pallet. I elected to leave the unit on the platform and pallet for now. I’ll have to figure out how to get it down at a later date.There were bits of disintegrated plastic all over the interior of the box, along with lots of dead bugs and spiders. The rust damage is fairly extensive on the jointer beds. The far end of the bed is where the person selling the unit tr...

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Hammer A3 31 restoration series #1: New purchase and un-crating

08-16-2009 03:41 AM by djwong | 1 comment »

Hello all. I am a new member to Lumberjocks, but have been reading the blogs and reviews as a guest for a number of months. I really enjoy how members share their various experiences, so I wanted to contribute mine. I am in the tool buying stage, working towards becoming a novice woodworker. As such, I am constantly searching craigslist and reading woodworking forums. I came across this ad on craigslist for a new in crate Hammer A3 31 jointer/planner – $1500. With such a low p...

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Patio #2: Roofing

07-21-2008 10:38 AM by benihun | 8 comments »

The cover of the roof with wood is finished. I made side rails on my own way. The view from underneath is satisfying for me.

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