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Yard sale find

08-06-2013 12:35 AM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

Actually found a few items Actually got some change back from the twenty dollar bill I gave them, a whopping fifty cents back. Didn’t have enough to buy a second plane that was sitting there, but I think that big guy might just work out. saw set was a bit older, but so are most of my handsaws. Block plane base is a Stanley #18 1/4, but the cap iron is even close to it. Now, about that big plane. Says right on the front end that it is a Stanley No. 31. 24” long....

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David Marks Finishing Class 8-1 to 8-5-13 #1: Beautiful Santa Rosa

08-04-2013 04:01 AM by newTim | 2 comments »

Day one at David Marks finishing class in beautiful Santa Rosa. David and wife Victoria are terrific hosts, the class is small with an interesting variety of folks, and the weather couldn’t be better. And hey! I’m on vacation! I’m really enjoying the pace of the class with enough structure to keep it moving, but plenty of time to get to know David and the other students and to get all our questions answered. My goal is to establish a broad foundation in wood finishi...

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Apartment Projects #18: Fixing a Hole...

07-27-2013 01:27 AM by littlecope | 22 comments »

It’s been well over a year since Debbie and I moved into our “New” Apartment.There has been something unsightly in our kitchen bugging me all that time…Covered over by taped plastic, there is a big hole in the ceiling… It’s an access hole, to the plumbing for our bathroom, in the room right above it… Today I tore down the plastic, to see what it looks like… It is about what I figured… In these old houses, they put in dropped ceilings ma...

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re-finishing cabinets and doors

07-17-2013 07:44 PM by skot | 0 comments »

Greetings! Thanks to a bunch of much-greater-then-I wood artisans that I have come to admire in the Lumberjocks I have rediscovered the thrill of creation. I hope to soon be posting a Backgammon Board. I have wanted to build one since High School wood shop some thirty years ago. I hope you like it. However, my wife seems to think I should devote time to more “reasonable” projects such as refinishing the kitchen cabinets and front door. Not all the cabinets. Just the ones that are ...

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vintage craftsman tablesaw restoration #2: a new base to stand on

07-14-2013 03:52 AM by emart | 7 comments »

After spending way too long on this I have a new stand for my tablesaw to replace the old one which essentially died in the middle of my hallway. Because my cobblestone patio is so rough I put the hardware from a garden wagon on the stand and widened the wheelbase a bit to make the saw less wobbly when it is being moved. to keep the saw from moving when in use I added some self leveling outrigger legs which block the wheels from turning and make it rock steady. I am already thinking of way...

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My latest ongoing project

06-30-2013 01:54 PM by Raymond | 7 comments »

This is my latest ongoing project. It was built in 1922, currently it has no electricity, running water or heat. It’s approximately 3000 sq feet including the basement sitting on 4 acres. We purchased the property for 17000.00 and are holding services every Sunday morning. My wife is the pastor and we have a small congregation. Ceilings are 20 foot and the acoustics are amazing. We are picking up pews next week. I found church who is replacing there pews with chairs so they have 33 ...

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Saving Old Tools One At A Time #2: Stanley #4 Rehab, Done For Now.

06-23-2013 10:44 PM by JustJoe | 4 comments »

The Type 17 Stanley #4 rehab is, for now, complete. For those with short memories, this is how it looked when we started this journey: The more I worked on this plane, the more two little sayings kept coming into my head:1. Like putting lipstick on a pig. – Every time I shined some part up the rest of it just looked uglier and uglier.2. Beauty is skin-deep but ugly goes to the bone. – I found pits inside pits. If I kept grinding away until every bit of ugly was off this pla...

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Finding the right hand plane

06-20-2013 04:43 AM by parkerdude | 7 comments »

I’ve been looking to grow my hand plane collection for almost a year. A Stanley #6 kinda satisfied my tastes, I don’t make a lot of large projects, and nice Stanley #7’s and #8’s usually command premium prices. This #6 showed up on eBay, and I bid until I won. A whole $39.75 Man, this thing is HUGE! Well at least for me. It weighs just under 8 pounds. (from Patrick’s Blood & Gore website), and the sole and sides were evenly covered in rust. ...

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barn board projects #1: furniture & flooring

06-18-2013 06:11 AM by Trac | 0 comments »

I am tearing down our 150+ year old pine/hemlock barn and love the look of the barn wood. I want to use some to make 2 tables, chairs, banquette, and flooring. We have found one nest of termites in the rafters. I wont be using any roofing wood, but I am extremely concerned about bringing bugs into my home. What do I need to do to ensure that all my lumber is pest free?

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Calling all Hand Plane Restoration Experts

06-15-2013 12:10 PM by DouginVa | 5 comments »

This will be my first go at restoring a wooden bodied hand plane. In the pics you’ll see it’s an older Stanley wooden bodied plane that is rusted up pretty bad. I can handle the rust issue with electrolysis like I’ve done many times before. As I’m typing this there are parts in the bath and last night I did the iron/blade….which is pitted pretty bad. But what concerns me are the checks in the wooden body and layers of gunk built up on the wood. In your...

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