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Dining Room Set Refurbish #1: What style am I?

10-30-2010 04:59 PM by mtkate | 9 comments »

To make a long story short, a dining room set that has been in our family since the early 70’s has come under my care. It’s all white oak and we know it’s at least 100 years old (but probably not more). Believed to have been made in New Brunswick. If the set was made around 1900 or so, what would you call the style …. Victorian Revival? One of the chairs is below. The upholstering is real leather. The original finish was the darkest mahogany color you see left ...

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Cherry Bailey Hand Totes and Knobs #2: Johnny Five is ALIVE!

10-06-2010 03:52 PM by newplane | 12 comments »

Hello friends! No I didn’t make a self-aware robot. But I did complete my #5 Bailey restoration complete with new Tote and Knob. I refinished the base, polished the brass, and installed the new Hock blade. I will give it a test drive tomorrow. Have a blessed day friends.

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Powermatic Model 15 Planer refurb--vintage 1995 #1: Entry number 1 in a long series of boring tool upgrades....

09-26-2010 04:07 PM by Retseih | 5 comments »

I love to buy used tools, fix them up better than new, and use them in my woodworking business. This is my first attempt at a blog entry, so we will see how it goes. The “new” tool is a Powermatic 15 planer I picked up off C’s List for $500. A great deal according to my former Shop Nite buddy who states “hey the older tools are better anyway.” After extensive investigation (read the s/n plate) I found that the tool was manufactured in Taiwan during the olde...

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Radial Arm Saw Refurb #1: Tool Gloat

09-17-2010 06:22 PM by HokieMojo | 20 comments »

Well, here is the other big tool purchase I made recently (spray can for scale). closer shot: This saw was posted on ebay, but there appeared to be some inaccurate information on it (model number never existed, blade size was incorrect, serial number was never produced, etc). I wasn’t able to get answers to my questions before bidding closed, so I passed on it. Apparently everyone else did too. I suspect it was a combination of a confusing description, making a big purchase w...

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BAnd saw rehab #2: A little paint and grease

04-20-2010 01:13 AM by ajb | 4 comments »

After plenty of time at the wire wheel the gunk and grease is finally gone.rden-a/4529304655/” title=”IMGP1627 by beardenandrew07, oAnd now it has all come together. Here is a before and after.And now it is time to get a new blade, and time to design the table for the iron beast.

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Tool Overhaul #1: Found!

01-23-2008 05:25 AM by clieb91 | 3 comments »

Ok so after reading tomcat’s blog #5 tool gathering odessy I went down to my shop to look at a few older tools that I again pulled out of my parent’s shed. It seems there has been a good amount of woodworking going on in my family. (Wish I knew my father’s side of the family a little better.) Here is what I found. One of these saws has a Diston Medalion the other two both say Warrented Superior. These all have been hanging on my wall since I brought them home. I finally ...

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Contractor Saw Refurbishing #1: Good news: I got it home. Bad news: Now I have to do something with it!

10-01-2007 05:01 AM by slaphitter | 4 comments »

I found an old, well-worn Jet contractor saw locally through Craigslist. It came with a Delta Unifence, so even with some replacement parts and repairs factored in, I got it for a steal at $175. It was quite a job to horse it home by myself, but with the help of an appliance dolly I managed to get it out of its old basement and into my basement. I thought it might be fun for someone if I occasionally post updates here. And I certainly welcome all the tips and suggestions that anyone mig...

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