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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #77: Resurrecting a Coffin Smoother - Part I

09-29-2016 02:02 AM by Paul Bucalo | 0 comments »

My Dad acquired a beat-up coffin smoother a long time ago. Either he abused it or got it from someone who had. At some point he decided it wasn’t worth much, stuck it in a cubbyhole in his basement, and there is sat for several decades. I came along this past summer and figured I would try to make it useful again. I posted the following picture here before. This gives you a ‘Beginning’ picture of the project I’m taking on. I needed to seal up the blown out frac...

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New Vintage 20" BandSaw Project, Rust Removal & Biesemeyer Fence Install #1: rust removal on cast iron top & refurbish action multiple videos

06-28-2016 04:03 AM by MikesProjects | 8 comments »

Video links below… Recently I purchased an older 20” bandsaw. I need a larger bandsaw that can handle anything I throw at it.. I think I found that in a mid 70’s Rockwell 20” wood cutting bandsaw. It probably came out of a school wood shop. The motor is 2hp, it has two speeds which can be adjusted with the belt, it has already been upgraded with carter guides, this big boy saw weighs over 600 lbs. I made several videos regarding this saw which i’ll post below. ...

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Powermatic 141 bandsaw refurbish #5: Saw setup

06-13-2016 09:10 PM by splintergroup | 6 comments »

(Note: updated with tension spring info at the end) The saw is assembled and ready for adjusting all the parts that matter (to me!). The Blade Everything on the saw needs to be adjusted with respect to the blade. The table needs to be square to the blade, the guide bar needs to be square to the blade, the blade guides need to be set to the blade, etc. Step 1: Get the blade installed First thing is to install a blade. The saw had a 1/4” blade in good condition so I looped...

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Powermatic 141 bandsaw refurbish #4: Reassembly

06-13-2016 06:23 PM by splintergroup | 2 comments »

The saw cabinet is sitting on the mobile base that came with the saw and I have re-bolted the heavy cast iron frame to the base. First item is to get the motor V-belt drive aligned and tightened down. This means working on the floor and turning wrenches in fractional increments while getting into contorted positions (joy!). I’ll get this done first and get it over with. Lower spindle What I need first is a place for the upper pulley. This means I get to put the new bearings on...

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Powermatic 141 bandsaw refurbish #2: The painting

06-06-2016 06:20 PM by splintergroup | 5 comments »

Well, a good weekend for making progress on the bandsaw refurbish has come and gone. It figures that my parts order has not arrived yet (I did get the blade guide bearings however). Anyway, plenty that can be done!. Painting: Saturday morning was perfect to set up outside for spraying, Temps were down, air was still.Nice thing about living in the sticks, I can paint outdoors without complaints. This should complete a repaint of all visible parts with the exception of a couple of smal...

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Inlay card table refurbish #1: First, get some advice

10-26-2015 05:27 AM by peterrum | 10 comments »

A neighbor of mine gave me this table as he is not a woodworker and felt he did not have the skills to refurbish it. So now I have another project. The table has no commercial markings on it so I feel that it was home made some years ago, maybe 50 years ago but I have nothing to base my estimate on. At any rate the table looked interesting enough that I will make an attempt at fixing it up but I am looking for a lot of advice and suggestions from anyone. My first ste...

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New old planes

03-02-2015 06:01 PM by Rugman01 | 4 comments »

Well I have bugun to start my collection of fine hand tools. I recently spent 3 weeks trying to get the Stanley Bailey set of old hand planes. I wanted to get them all rusted on purpose, so I would gain the knowledge that was going to bw necassry to get them back to good condition and keep them that way. So as the days progressed the planes begain to arrive at my home. I am now the very proud owner of a small Stanley 110 a stanley handyman a stanley #4 flat bottom a Stainley #5 2 Stanley #6 p...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #14: Delta 36-510 Type II Motorized Bench Saw Refurb

10-28-2014 08:51 PM by Paul Bucalo | 2 comments »

So last night I headed out to a rural homestead about 40 minutes away to look at a table saw selling for $25.00. It looked well used in the pictures supplied on Craigslist. My hope was that it wasn’t more beat than it looked. The Delta 36-510 Motorized Bench Saw ran fine, but it had been stored in a garage for a couple of years and it looked like it was pistol whipped into getting work done. Without question it was going to need a breakdown, cleaning and lubing before I could use it....

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Stanley plane cleanup #1: Getting down to business

03-15-2014 04:57 PM by BJODay | 6 comments »

A year ago I cleaned up my two planes. One was a Stanley block plane. The other was an Ace Hardrware knock-off that I had purchased a few years ago. They cleaned up well and are usable planes. After reading information here and on other sites I decided I should really try to find a used Stanley #5. The knock-off was similar to a #4. I thought this would be enough to equip my shop for my needs. I started cruising CL and Ebay. My wife began wondering why I had a desire to walk through ant...

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Cleanup and Sharpen Old Chisels on the Cheap

09-15-2013 12:23 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I bought an old Stanley No 60 wood chisel the other day. It was rusty and needed a good sharpening. I used the scary sharp method. Please like, share, and SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel for more woodworking and blacksmithing projects. Click here for the video and comments are always appreciated!

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