Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'refurbishing'

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Shop stuff #5: Continuing on with the jointer

10-06-2015 10:23 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

Since my last video on rust removal, I decided to give the jointer a bit of a going over. Not a complete success yet, but it will get there.

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Slow Days at the Shop. #2: Repairing my antique basswood drawing board.

10-02-2015 07:48 AM by fatman51 | 1 comment »

I cleaned up my shop after work today, intent on gluing the plane tote pattern I printed from the Lee Valley website to a scrap of wood to make a permanent pattern, thanks goes to terryR for Shop Log 20. . Unfortunately, my printed pattern was off scale, .9487 to 1. Rather than fiddle with he printer settings and hoping for the best, I figured out the scale and grabbed my old drawing board from the closet in my shop. This decision wrecked my plans...

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Building For The Wife #7: Strip veneering kitchen cabinet doors.

09-25-2015 09:48 AM by fatman51 | 6 comments »

I wanted to take a picture of my wife’s new kitchen bureau, spice rack, and utensil hanger so that I colud post the finished work here on my blog. I wanted people to see what I was talking about. When she caught me taking pictures of her kitchen, however, my wife stopped me. She refused to let me post pictures that included the crummy cabinets above the counter. At the very least, she wanted to replace the forty five year old formica veneered cabinet doors. Wanting both to please my...

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Hand plane Rehab Center

09-17-2015 06:43 PM by bandit571 | 9 comments »

Got this ugly looking thing in the mail today.. Yep, that be a sewing thread spool. The top of the bolt for the spool was from a saw nut. Went and ordered a new brass end for that bolt… Not the best repair on the handle, but it is solid, maybe later I can re-do the repair…. Well, this is going to be fun….stuff that isn’t rusty, has a coat of clearcoat….hate clearcoat. Took the plane shaped item to the shop, and started a tear-down Don’t be fo...

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Drill Press Accessory Storage

09-08-2015 10:18 PM by fatman51 | 2 comments »

A few months ago I purchased a small rockwell radial arm drill press. I have been looking for a radial press for a long time and finally, I found this one for sale locally on Craigslist. Having never used the Rockwell, I was not completely sold on them because I had read a lot of articles and commentary about the undesirable flexibility of the drill head on the post and arm. I went and looked, however, and as the machine was in good shape, we settled on a price and when my wife was done ta...

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Yet Another Craftsman 113 Saw Blog #4: Phase 1 complete

08-24-2015 03:02 PM by jonlruss | 1 comment »

I was able to spend a little time in the garage this weekend and finish up what I’m calling phase 1 of my table saw project. The saw’s been cleaned, lubed, tuned, a new fence installed, and now the paddle switch and a power strip have been added. I really like the way the mount for the switch turned out. It’s solid and not in the way while being easily accessible. I still couldn’t get the aluminum weld to work. I think my propane torch just couldn’t get the heat ...

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Yet Another Craftsman 113 Saw Blog #3: A bit more progress

08-13-2015 10:04 PM by jonlruss | 0 comments »

Thought I’d be done with my immediate plans for the saw, but real life along with 100+ temperatures have conspired to keep me out of the garage. After a few fits and starts on getting the fence done, I finally got finished installing it last Saturday. Good thing one of the other times I had started it that I didn’t finish as I found I had measured from the blade wrong for my zero line. Having gotten that straightened out I figured it’d be smooth sailing from then on I was wr...

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Weekly Shop Update #6: Shop Update Week Of 9 August 2015

08-10-2015 11:51 PM by wdwrkr631 | 1 comment »

Hello everyone, Check out this weeks shop update to see whats been happening in our shop. We discuss the tool cabinet and future project ideas. Here is a link to the video.

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Clearcut Chisels Restoration

08-04-2015 01:32 AM by Jorgearaujo | 7 comments »

Well it’s official I am hooked… restoring old tools is my new obsession. This time I found some old chisels, Clearcut brand, ever heard of it? Me either. I also couldn’t find much information on the brand online, I did find one post that mentioned they are from Montgomery Ward but I can’t be sure of that. No matter the steel feels good. Guess we will see if it holds an edge. I also shot a video of the restoration which can be viewed here.View on YouTube As you can ...

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Yet Another Craftsman 113 Saw Blog #2: Short Update

08-03-2015 04:09 PM by jonlruss | 1 comment »

Not much to add. Haven’t gotten to put in as much time on the saw as I’ve wanted the last few days what with the non-woodworking parts of my life getting in the way. Got the miter slot aligned with the blade as well as I could using a very uncooperative combination square. I have a dial indicator, but need to make a base for it that’ll fit in the miter slot. Just using the combo square the slot was a good 1/16” off which from cuts I had made on it before bringing it ho...

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