Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'old'

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Old Building Blocks

09-23-2015 12:22 PM by Dave Rutan | 1 comment »

Our church’s preschool threw out some old building blocks. Naturally I took them because they are wood. I’m gathering ideas in my head about what sort of things I can make with them. They’re not pine, but what are they? Meh, not really important.

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1953 Delta Milwaukee 14" Band Saw Restoration #1: Introduction

08-28-2015 05:51 PM by onoitsmatt | 2 comments »

I should preface this blog with a note about myself. I recently shed most of my power tools in favor of old hand tools, like Stanley Planes, Disston saws, and old Braces/Bits and eggbeater drills. This was around December of 2014 (about 9 months ago as of this writing). The two power tools I decided to keep in the shop were a band saw and a drill press. Problem was, I didn’t own a band saw (at least not a decent one). So the search began. I hemmed and hawed about it, researched, a...

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Other Tools #1: Refreshed Old Spoke-shave

03-13-2015 11:52 PM by Starfire16 | 9 comments »

Picked up this old Spoke shave for a couple dollars, just because I like spoke shaves. Did not think it would be worth anything or really all that good of a spokes shave. But for a couple bucks it was worth it to me for the “practice” of cleaning it up. Condition it was in when I got it. The soul toke about 4 hours of work just to get it back to flat. The only markings I was able to find anywhere on it was “JK” lightly stamped on the top and bottom of each han...

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One More Really Old Table Saw

12-22-2014 02:10 AM by Dave Rutan | 6 comments »

These are the two photos I was trying to find in the photos I mentioned in my previous post. I could have saved these for safety week. As I said these photos were usually taken for a reason. You can see in the lower photo that the two men are doing something that looks inherently dangerous, probably demonstrating what happened. The guy on the right is missing his ring finger!

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Really Old Table Saw Ca. 1910

12-21-2014 06:59 PM by Dave Rutan | 5 comments »

One of my other hobbies is local railroad history. During the research for my book I was given access to thousands of images from glass plate negatives. Most of these photos were taken for a reason other than inventory of the railroad, usually because of a mishap. Once in a while I have to go back and refer to them. I saw these two and thought others might appreciate seeing an old tool. Railroads typically had workshops for maintenance of equipment, buildings, etc. I don’t know wh...

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Old Clamps #6: Jorgensen and a C-Clamp

10-09-2014 04:15 PM by Dave Rutan | 0 comments »

I bought these two clamps earlier this year. The Jorgensen is a #3712 12 inch bar clamp (light duty). It has some rusty patina but still works well. The C-Clamp is a 3 inch S.H.C. Some flaking light green paint and surface rust show its age. Slowly but surely i’m adding to my mongrel collection of clamps. These cost me a total of $4.00

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Widdershins Joinery Blog #3: About My Shop

09-09-2014 11:01 PM by WiddershinsJoinery | 1 comment »

I’ve mentioned it, and will probably continued to do so, in my blog posts a great deal about my shop. Details and highlights, project photos and renovation plans. Here, though, will sit an occasionally updated list of details surrounding the shop itself. The building and some photos to act as a springboard into my winter wonderland. Nestled behind our outport home, just 50 feet from the saltwater shore, is the workshop building. The images to the right are the views, left and right...

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Old Tools

06-23-2014 11:42 PM by Jagadeeswara | 3 comments »

I have always had a passion for restoring things. One of my favourite activities is the resuscitation of old tools. Not only for the beauty of displaying them, but to give them a new sense of purpose and put them to good use. I pick up old tools at any chance I find. They can be from friends or family that no longer have a use or interest for them. I have found many tools cast away as rubbish and one of my favourite pastimes is routing through piles of rusty parts at secondhand markets. &#...

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AGING OF SURFACE #6: Country Style Rustic Mailbox With Metal Forging. Process Of Making

08-18-2013 12:31 AM by Walther von Einik | 3 comments »

Here is the process of Country Style Rustic Mailbox making. Only natural and new matherials were used. Handmad aging, handmade metal forging. Special made rust. It’s a collective image made from different old mailboxes.It was a special order – and my customer was very happy when she recived it. Here is her review : ” Residential mailbox by * Aug 16th 2013WOW!!!! Is the words to describe this!!!!!! He is AMAZINGLY TALENTED!!!!! He described every detail & step along the...

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Jet JBS-18 Bandsaw Restoration #1: Buying the Beast

08-06-2013 02:35 AM by FreezFurn | 4 comments »

I found this beastly bandsaw at an estate sale earlier this summer. I have been looking for an older 14 inch in working condition for quite some time for the right price, but Craigslist and other estate sales were not working out within my budget. I want a saw that can resaw and cut out bowl or pen blanks easily. Well this one seemed to fit the bill. I cannot find anything about it on the web, so I am posting this hoping someone can learn from my experience in trying to bring it back to l...

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