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Fix and repaint table… Retro style

01-10-2012 01:03 PM by Nighthawk | 2 comments »

Sisters table has broken legs. It is a shame really as it is pretty old table and still pretty good nick. After looking at it best we can do is glue and the try and brace the base a bit more. Now big sis wants to sand whole table back and redo just to spruce up. Now we all love wood, but her house has heaps of natural wood showing and with the table, it actually becomes to much so she is thinking of … eeeek painting it. (shock horror I know, but I actually on this occasion agree with her, ...

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Friends , think you work FREE of charge

01-05-2012 12:52 AM by Doug Scott | 10 comments »

I’m sure most of us have one of these or maybe a relative, they think you can do a project or fix some thing for nothing. I have a retired neighbor that his hobby is to bother me ( he said ) but really it is finding furniture at a bargain price and resell it, But in between that have me fix what is broken or needs repaired. Plus he barrows my pick-up truck to pick the used furniture up, and replaces only the amount of gas or less that he uses. And he brings junk metal and aluminum ...

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Refurbishing a Craftsman "King Seeley" tablesaw

12-31-2011 07:23 AM by biltron | 3 comments »

Hello Lumberjocks - I’m renting a house that came with an old table saw in the basement – a Craftsman – made by King Seeley Corporation. I found a good description of it here: http://www.old-woodworking-tools.net/craftsman-king-seeley-model-no-10322160-8-table-saw.html and the manual here: http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/detail.aspx?id=1159 Eventually I hope to buy a house and get a “real” table saw, but in the meantime, I thought I’d see wh...

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Wooden handplane restoration #1: Xmas

12-29-2011 03:14 AM by Damien Pollet | 8 comments »

My father gave me a wooden plane inherited from my grandpa’s stuff. I think it’s meant to be a scrub or jack plane: the mouth is pretty wide (about 4mm effective, the opening in the body itself being 10-11mm), and the edge is strongly cambered (the corners are 1.5mm back from the center of the camber, over a 54mm wide iron). For perspective, the body is 270mm long, 70mm high, and 73-74mm wide. It’s in pretty good condition but some work is needed to get it back to wor...

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Moving Fillister Plane

12-24-2011 02:58 AM by Scott R. Turner | 2 comments »

I’ve been in the market for a rabbet plane of some sort, and tried to buy a Stanley #78 from Patrick Leach earlier this month. I was too late to get the Stanley but Patrick sent me a moving fillister plane instead. It was made by “prolific plane maker” John Bell of Philadelphia circa 1845: It’s a beautiful piece of work, and tempts me to become a hand plane collector, but I really intended it to be a working plane. But it certainly wasn’t in working condit...

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Skill Building #5: More Fun with the #78 and Other hand Planes

12-20-2011 02:21 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 14 comments »

I have another recent post ‘lamenting’ underutilized space, so I’ve been in the shop to rededicate a large storage cabinet to fasteners. It’s an old harware store case and needed a piece of face trim to dress it up a bit. Nothing fancy, just something missing, you know? Presenting furring strip and cabinet: There’s a slight overhang to the top vs. the face of the case, so the trim piece needs a shallow rabbet. I’ll use the Stanley #78 moving fi...

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Foster Planer Restoration #4: Let em fly boy's let em fly

12-03-2011 05:08 AM by getlostinwood | 3 comments »

And she makes some very pretty shavings, not having ever made a paper thin curl with a hand plane (although the new GI is inspiring me to get started) I think the feeling and giggles that were coming out of me must be how the hand tool guys feel when they hit that zen moment. My daughter was laughing quite hysterically as I shoved wood in, measured it and then smiled an evil grin. This may not be heaven but is pretty darn close. The chance to take a machine to the bare bones, clean it up, put...

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Gettin' fixina tune up my Unisaw #25: All done

12-02-2011 04:30 AM by Bothus | 4 comments »

It is complete the videos show me cutting pieces of 1-1/4” teak and running the nickel test. I’m thinking I’ll list it on craigslist for $975… does that sound fair?

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Gettin' fixina tune up my Unisaw #24: Mounting the motor

12-02-2011 04:24 AM by Bothus | 1 comment »

Hi guys. I guess I’ve been gone awhile but I’m finally ready to work on the Unisaw again. The videos tell the story. I’ll be posting the series finally in just a few moments so don’t change that dial!

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Coffee Table Refinishing #1: Pride

11-30-2011 11:04 PM by JaLatham | 0 comments »

A few months ago, a friend asked me if I was good enough at woodworking to refinish a coffee table. So, I of course took the challenge and thought piece of cake. No planning, no milling, no joinery, no assembly, no problem. HA! And any of you out there who have ever refinished anything are probably laughing too. Never again -Lord willing- will I be so prideful. Soon after I scraped the first application of stripper on one side, I realized what I had gotten myself into. So, I trudged along, s...

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