Not sure who will actually read this blog….some seem to think all I can do is stuff like this.. Some cheap little saw shaped object, not worthy of serious concideration..More on the handle, later. Build either building tools, or rehabbing tools since High School…..must have done one decently in shop class.. Whatever lathe they had back then, there was even a metal lathe, along with a few for turning wood. Black tape is to improve the grip. parts came in this week, som...
I’m in the market now for a dust collector. Being married with 2 kids there really isn’t a lot of money I can budget for this at this time. I’ve read the reviews on the Harbor Freight dust collector but I’m wondering If I could get some woodworkers perspective that have this unit. How is it? Does it work well? And is it ok to run pvc or gutter sewerage pipe instead of the metal stove type of piping???? Any info on this topic from all LJ’s would be great.
So I went to my local salvage/resale store today looking for anything cool they might have up in the tool section. After rummaging through all the junk I found a complete postwar Stanley #4 bench plane for $3.00, some halfway decent rasps for $0.25 each, and few other odds and ends. As I was leaving I decided to dig through all the hand saws they had jammed in an old slop sink. After going through about 30 of them I came across an early Disston. I looked at it for a little while and the handl...
I picked up this old, rusted, bent, beat up hand saw a few days ago. The plan is to make it my new dove tail saw. I am a novice to restoring saws and I’m pretty lousy at cutting dove tails. I’m still going to spend most of my time turning things on the lathe, so nether of those skills are going to improve rapidly. But when I need a break from the lathe this is what I’ll be doing. The pin on the handle has “Warranted Superior” on it with a picture of a lion and unicorn under a crown. With a b...
Now that I have all of my lumber to start my projects, I need to get my garage in order and put together the shop in the best possible layout. But the first order of business is getting my vintage craftsman jointer in working condition. Oh as a heads up I very rarely and I do mean rarely buy anything tools new. Just a waste of money that can be spent on wood and more tools, but I digress. I have a Craftsman/King Sealey 101.03582 6” jointer with a fixed infeed table and adjustable outfee...
It was a beautiful fall day and I had the shop opened up with a fan running behind me and after putting a new belt on the sander I just had to give it a test run. I picked up a 2×4 out of the scrap bin about 16 inch’s long, fired up the sander and laid the board carefully in place. Well the first thing I noticed was a cloud of dust coming off the end of that new belt, being new it was really cutting off some wood! As I leaned over a bit to have a better look I noticed a pile of...
I went into the Potter’s House in Fayetteville just to kill some time while the wife was at her Doctor appointment. The Potter House is a resale store who’s proceeds go to charity. I’m not even sure who gets the benefit from the sales. But, anyway they had a old table top that was a restaurant booth at some time. It was glued up oak about 4’ long x 3’ wide and 1 1/2” thick. They had it marked for $5.75 and why I didn’t buy it right then is beyond...
Spent most of this Saturday tearing down everything that I could. Started off removing the top that had NO shims at all. Found white power everywhere from the cultured marble cutting that was done on this machine. Took time to air blast and brush out all that I could. ————————— Took a picture of the electrical switch for future hook ups since I have to remove the cord & motor. —————R...
and attached to the base. Needed an old drill to make some slots in the brackets.. I’d drill straight through, about in the middle of a bracket, then rock the bit back and forth to make a slot. Need the slot at 90 degrees to the length of the top. Just loose enough the screw can slide as the top moves. Now, once the four slots were drilled, I checked on the underside of the top…...no crayola stuff, still nasty. Time for one of these things, again.. A Stanley #4, this ...
Well, I think the top is as cleaned up as I can get it, now Forgotten how many knots that old Walnut had…Ok, put the top aside for a while, need to fix the other part of the table… The old ones were too thick, and didn’t hold screws very well These will get tossed. laid out some lines on a 1×6. Bandsaw to cut a pair of 2” wide strips, and a thinner middle one. Decided to joint the wider boards, made it easier to miter them Went upstairs to grab a...
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