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Finish Identification - is it oil, shellac, lacquer, or poly/varnish?

12-16-2018 01:51 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 6 comments »

I recently repaired a piano bench that had a large flaw in the finish. I wanted to repair it instead of strip and refinish it, but I didn’t know what type of finish it was. I made a video about testing finishes to show how I test to identify the finish – https://youtu.be/iOZyJ9S3B7k I also made a video to show how to repaired the finish on the piano bench seat – https://youtu.be/BBq5kcEcaXo Here’s the before and after of the repair:

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New Use for Old Water Skis

11-26-2018 12:04 AM by WoodshopTherapy | 1 comment »

I had a customer bring me 3 water skis and asked me to build a corner shelf for them. It sounded straight forward until I started thinking about how to make sure the skis were square and plumb when I built it. I ended up mocking up a wall in the workshop so I could get all the parts lined up and determine the dimensions of the shelf unit. I made a video of the project if you’re interested to see how I overcame the challenge and how it all came together. It was a fun project, inclu...

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Getting my tools ready #32: Lawn Tractor/ Wood shed from repurposed construction materials

10-22-2018 01:26 AM by DocSavage45 | 0 comments »

What have I been doing???? Haven’t posted projects. Needed a place to put our new used Poulan Pro lawn tractor and to store lumber I’m milling. As always comments and critiques welcome! If ya got a minute like me on YouTube. Thanks! Another great idea that wasn’t except instead of cost of new materials there was the cost of time??? and You betcha Murphy was in there helping. Took a lot of video and pictures but I’m thinking it’s only interestin...

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What is Wood Movement? See what happens when wood can't move

10-19-2018 10:32 AM by WoodshopTherapy | 2 comments »

This video shows a table that was destroyed by wood movement. The repairs that were done over the years prevented the wood from moving. See what wood movement does and how to prevent issues when you’re working on furniture. https://youtu.be/T7ttN-YbrHY Let me know what you think. Scott Bennett

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Tuning Up (Kind of Restoring) A Stanley Hand Plane

05-10-2018 12:48 AM by wrenchhead | 0 comments »

I picked up this old no. 4 hand plane recently and thought I would show how I tune up an old plane and get it ready for use in my shop. I know there are a lot of different methods and ways to restore a plane so I thought I would share how I do it. Thanks for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV0DfQRPxIs

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'WEEKEND WITH WOOD' in Des Moines

05-09-2018 12:31 AM by rustfever | 0 comments »

i will be attending ‘Weekend With Wood’ in Des Moines May 17 thru 20. Any other L-Jocks attending?

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Restoring a ‘59 unisaw #1: From rusty to almost done and thoughts. Add other goodies.

05-07-2018 02:51 AM by TheFridge | 24 comments »

Picked it up this almost complete unisaw (missing miter gauge. Meh) off Craigslist for 450$ from a feller. With goose egg, dust cover, and extra 36” bies fence thrown in for free :) sold the jet lock for 50$. Have since acquired a 52” unifence missing a part or 2 but in good shape to use. Has a 2HP 3ph motor so I picked up a VFD for 80$ After selling off the other 2. While I’m at it :) Have since picked up a barely used performax 16/32 drum sander for 250$ and 420...

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A plane reborn #1: Plough plane, rehab,

04-19-2018 02:16 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

A few years back, picked an old plough plane at a Garage sale.. Wasn’t much to look at…needed a few things done….was in a hurry, needed a way to make grooves besides a electric router….Tried to fix it up….never did hold a setting..wedges were too worn..the one I made for the cutter was a hair too small….cutter was made from a 1/4” chisel…..was ploughing grooves to build a screen door…plane was having issues…...finally, it was ju...

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Dungeon Remodel, the drill til #5: About done cleaning up

04-16-2018 05:13 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

And took a bit of time for a little Rust Hunting. Corner is clean and dry… Stashed the old bandsaw back in the hole…hopefully things won’t get tossed back there so much….I intend to park the router table in beside it.. Once I can get it cleaned off. May add a shelf or two under the old lathe bench.. And even clean up the top of it…. This is the new Shop Trashcan.. Has wheels to make it easier to haul upstairs….before it gets too full.. On...

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Dungeon Remodel, the drill til #2: Clean a bench, install the til

04-05-2018 04:54 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Ok, part 2. Instead of taking a nap, decided to clean house in the shop…. Lots of just junk in the way….other items just needed put away, finally. This “bench” used to be an old square table, somewhere in it’s history, it lost it’s legs. So now, it sits on a pair of sawhorses. This was the original bench when the Dungeon Shop first started up. Grinder and sanding center needed to be switched around. First, wire wheels were removed from the g...

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