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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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What do You See???

07-12-2013 07:22 PM by KomputerMan | 8 comments »

What do you see when you look at this picture of The Slab??? Please, join the conversation and Like the EZInlays facebook page. I upload higher resolution pictures there. I see a Phoenix rising from the flames. This is where I got the name “The Phoenix Project” for my Kickstarter campaign. Kicks off next week!!! The Phoenix Project goal: “To create heirloom projects and objects from The Slab while preserving and enhancing the natural beauty of this gift from N...

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Old Clamps #4: Old Wooden C-Clamps

06-01-2013 10:29 AM by Dave Rutan | 3 comments »

These are a few examples of old clamps I found on a popular auction site. Until I got into woodworking I didn’t know that C-Clamps could be made out of wood. These two antique examples look very much like those made by at least two YouTubers I’m familiar with. Something worth trying. Notice the brace inside the throat.

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Old Clamps #3: Home Style bar clamps

05-26-2013 08:35 PM by Dave Rutan | 0 comments »

These two bar clamps look home built. The top one has a slide mechanism built in for the push jaw. I’ve never seen that before. The turning crank also looks home produced, especially as it consists of a threaded rod and a large nail. The bottom one definitely looks light duty. The screw jaw looks a bit flimsy and the turning knob might not bring enough torque to bear for strong pressure. Still, an interesting specimen.

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