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shop re start the new RMR #6: shop re start the new RMR #6:

01-28-2018 08:42 AM by DsRMR | 3 comments »

Well today was a Grand day for my shop and my own moral and self worth after the last 3 months of dead-do nothing make nothing, (including money) Days. I’m hurting financially big time and have a couple small projects that fit right in with the Lovers holiday coming up in less then 3 weeks OMG… And my shop was far from usable.. Until today… In addition to added insulation and extended shelves above the workbench on back wall, I also put to use a handful of drawers that were...

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Shop Notes #6: Chair Finials and Lathe Disaster

01-21-2018 05:05 PM by Steve | 1 comment »

It took a few efforts, but I was able to turn replacement finials for my client’s antique chairs. The first few attempts were close in shape to Christmas light bulbs. Comparing them side by side, I could see that the shape I really wanted was more like a candle flame. I made two with tenons that fit into existing mortises. (The original finials came loose some time in the past and were lost.) A third had broken off at the waist and the client wanted to save as much of the origina...

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Shop Notes #5: Sharpening

01-19-2018 05:01 PM by Steve | 5 comments »

Sharpening day yesterday. I don’t do this often enough, especially with my planes. Not sure why I procrastinate; it’s not an unpleasant job and the results are worth the effort. The chisels on the bench are new—a gift last year. Some sharpened up right away, others took some scrubbing. Today I’ll be cleaning and inspecting my table saw blades. I did take some time to do some actual work, though, tightening up some antique chairs. I don’t do furnitur...

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Shop Notes #4: Planer Fun

01-17-2018 04:48 PM by Steve | 1 comment »

I dug into my planer yesterday as part of my January shop rehab. Over the course of the year, I occasionally scrub off the pitch buildup on the rollers, inspect the knives and lube up the moving parts. Annually, though, I dig out the manual and check off the bigger items, like cleaning the drive chains and inspecting the v-belts. On pulling the gear cover, I discovered that a bolt holding one of the drives had come completely out. The gear didn’t come off the shaft, thank goodnes...

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Just Plane Old #3: after refurb

01-17-2018 04:01 AM by socrbent | 2 comments »

Six years later I finally got around to it. Started with 2 more turpentine baths, removed remainder of broken tote, clamped and glued crack on base of the smaller plane, created new totes from some aged cherry, cleaned metal parts with Evaporust, applied some rust preventative, made a new wedge for larger plane from oak, applied two coats of BLO, and buffed out with Beal system. Both planes appear to have been used bevel down. Is that usual? Started like this: Ended like this: ...

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Hand Plane Restoration #1: Stanley No4

01-12-2018 03:59 AM by icemanhank | 2 comments »

In the old days in the UK a carpenter’s tools used to passed on via a trade scheme to a young apprentice just starting out. Sadly this sort of thing seems to have gone in this day and age of throw away.I found this old hand plane in an old wares store in Wauchope in poor condition and restored it for my nephew who is starting out in the trade. It’s a beauty and has miles of shavings left in it!It has a new Hock blade and chip breaker and works a treat.

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Shop Notes #1: Organizing for the New Year

01-03-2018 04:39 PM by Steve | 0 comments »

I like to start off a new year by getting my shop in shape. After the busy holiday season, offcuts are piled everywhere, edges are dull and the deficiencies in the workspace are sharp in my mind. Shortly after Christmas, I set to work making a new stand for my lathe. The old one was designed to stand in the middle of the room and had storage on both sides. I ended up pushing it against a wall, which made that space either worthless or terribly inconvenient. The new stand—not a thing ...

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Large variety of exotic hardwoods and wood working tools. Free for my fellow LJocks

12-27-2017 05:46 AM by kiara583 | 20 comments »

Helped a friend move from large house with fully equipped woodworking shop to a smaller home. The overwhelming task of packing a 3500 sq ft house plus shop was difficult. Ran out of storage room so everything else was to be thrown out. Thought it would be a shame to throw it away so I spent a week hoping someone would appreciate this treasure. Will post more pictures. Turning tools, large dust collector, drill press, saws etcs. Could sell but would rather share. I only have time invested ...

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Lathe Refurbish #1: Starting with an unexpected gift.

11-29-2017 06:36 AM by Druid | 11 comments »

This is a project that has been on the back burner for a while now. It started when a neighbour drove into my driveway and started to unload a variety of items. He explained that, since he knew I was interested in woodworking, he thought that I might be able to make use of his old wood lathe. Here is what he unloaded . . . What he gave me was a combination of 2 similar lathes that had been combined to make a longer than normal lathe bed . . . Read that as 57” center to center, and it...

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How to Set a Japanese Chisel Hoop

10-17-2017 07:39 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 1 comment »

Video is here View on YouTube Just a simple method that will work to set the hoop properly on your Japanese chisels. Just remember that if you buy a brand new Japanese chisel that they will NOT come setup and ready to use. You are expected to set the tool up the way that you prefer. If you haven’t done anything with Japanese tools this task is a great confidence booster and a great starting point for your skills. It’s truly not difficult and once you’ve done it a few ...

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