This is the first project I have ever posted on any forum for any experts out there to comment on. So with a little trepidation I submit this to you all to comment on. I’m restoring an old gate leg table I made in 1980 from oak timbers salvaged from a local church tower which was built in 1492. http://j.mp/KU6Cs8. This is a link to the history of the church for any one who is interested. The timbers had to be replaced back in about 1980 due to insect infestation. I’ll wr...
I have decided to build a table saw workstation. I am on a tight budget, so I am doing this with lumber that I have picked up from various places. I haven’t really paid for any of it save the gas I use to pick it up. Some of it was brought to me by coworkers and friends. I bought a Craftsman contractor table saw several months ago for $75.00. It had one of those metal stands below it with some small casters. It held the saw, but the space below the saw is basically wasted. Since my s...
I’m UGLY now but wait till you see me later, this old man works over-time on ugly, you hear me !!!!! I wonder if my pal Crusty would like it this rusty, Ha ! This is job for STEROSOL MAN, yea ! RUST ! Rough looking isn’t it ? Never give up ! never never on rust that is. Resuts of wearing out 4 chisels and 1 and half hammers laters, dang that rust! BLO coated Alot of sanding later and poly-u -Poly-u can turn ugly into Coated with BLO Coat o...
Today I experimented with a cool product used by dairy farmers on thier milking equipment I guess, don’t know for sure, but it plays hell on rusty tools and metal. My brother Julio told me about it ( Available at Tractor Supply ) Julio used it to remove rust on his 56 Chevy two door, used it on various parts of steering and frame, so I thought I’d try it and guess what IT WORKS by gee golly. I tried on my rusty calipers through lack ...
I have several Stanleys…45s and 55s. Currently working on the restoration of my Type 7B, 45 from 1897. I have the original chestnut box.. the original 20 cutters, the plane and other attachments. The blades were easy.. a brass brush on my drill took off the light surface rust and left the patina… I’m more concerned with the plane body and other attachments that appear to have been nickel plated but are quite dirty. Did not want to use the wire brush on those items. Does anyo...
Recently I have been cutting some narrower parts on the saw. They kept coming out as trapezoids instead of square pieces of wood as I had intended. I have check the blade to be square to the table top multiple times and I still get trapezoids. Being a Shopsmith, it is good to check for square after every operation. I started looking into the problem seriously yesterday to see where my out of square issue was rearing it’s ugly head. The insert! It has always sat a little low in it’...
Hi there,I need help in selling a SHopsmiths Mark V …5 in 1 woodworking machine… when new it cost 4,500 + been used very little and need to sell . My husband has Pancreatic Cancer …and I am trying to raise money to help with bills….This has a alot features disc sander, vertical drill press, horizontal boring machine and Lathe, table saw, Bandsaw, dado system, jointer..and much more …Live in Phillips, Wi ( Northern Wis) Cell 208-360-0189Thank you Becky
I have two 1930’s Walker Turner 24” scroll saws I am refurbishing to use in my shop.After days of scrubbing and polishing I thought there had to be an easier way.Found how to build your own electrolysis unit on the web, and made one for large parts yesterday. 55 gal plastic drum- free4×8 sheet of remesh- found with rebar at Home Depot and cut to fit inside barrel1 rebar rod- woven into remesh8 cups Arm and Hammer Washing Soda55 gal of waterCost around $15.00 total Hooke...
At an estate sale last fall I picked up this EC Atkins rip saw for $2. Thus, it is a good candidate for a refurb but with only $2 at stake I am going to try my hand at saw handle reshaping. The original handle is uninspiring and bulky. Although I may be tainted by the feel of my Bad Axe tenon saw, both of my D-8 handles is far better. The EC Atkins handle is boring and uncomfortable. ————————————R...
This is a photo taken with my iPhone of the brace being refurbished. I’m really just getting to grips with downloading using the iPhone and Photobucket?? Hopefully it is successful? OMG it works! In this pic you get a closer look at the chuck body- This is held in a ‘cheapo’ vice I bought from ‘ALDI’ (Wal-Mart, but even cheaper, to our American cousins) years ago. It is very handy cos you can adjust it to suit what you are doing. It originally had...
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