A few people have had some questions about the ways I have done some of the refurbishing and purchasing of old traditional wooden planes.Here is a short video on some of the things I have learned through the years.These are my methods and opinions in refurbishing ole planes.
Finally, I got the finish completed on the tote. Well, I am calling it done. Finishing is just not my thing. So here it is. The picture below shows the repaired tote on my 604 plane which I have also restored. The objective of this blog is on the repair of the tote in a way where the repair is not obvious. No cheating here. It is the same tote (check pictures of the previous blogs). I didn’t resort to out of focus pictures. You be the judge. Below are close up pictures of the r...
Started feeling good about how this saw was coming together. Then I started working on the way to get the dust collection worked out. Not wanting to cut into the side or back of the cabinet do to the shape it was in. I thought I would use the dust clean-out door on the front. I cut up the dust collector I had built a few years ago as an experiment. After taking the measurements off of the saw I started cutting the PVC. This has taken way more time than I would have guessed. I guess the engine...
I was out with the wife, hitting up local garage sales, when we stopped at a condo community whose residents are mostly retired. They had Tupperware, pots, pans, and assorted nicknacks. I wandered around there small garage and didn’t see anything I was interested in. I turned to head out and venture onto the next garage when I bumped my knee on something. It was a hand saw with a 50 Cent sticker on it. I did not hesitate, I grabbed it up and handed it to my wife as she headed toward...
http://www.adamswoodcreation.comAdams wood creation has gone public. If you were wondering i haven’t been on Lumberjocks for a long time now because i have been working on my website. As we all know woodworking is brilliant but its not cheap so ive made the site to get a business going for me and simply to pay for wood to make more projects all the projects i make wil be the highest of quality and will ship to you as soon as possible. Obviously i know because were all woodworkers probab...
Here are some new picsThe body of the saw is coated with epoxy made for floors, blue to fit USA color scheme. making a bottom plate with a slice through the center for clean out. Angling the dust plate to the front of saw don’t want to cut another hole “week iron” I will be making the sawdust port go around under the motor cover.Using vinyl from old kitchen flooring to make a smooth path for the sawdust.And now the flag trunnion pics
Trying to decide a color scheme My girl said “where is the saw from?” I said “the USA” She said “and what color’s are those” Ah duh. So internal parts white with red stripes. Here are some pics of prep. Here are some shots that surprised me, the castings were not cleaned upthis is the kind of thing that we would have accused the Japaneses of doing. And then white parts stripes later
Here are some pics of the saw after days of hand wire brushing, power wire brushing, hand and power sanding, scotch bright cleaning and degreasing. With a shot of the base for a reminder of how bad it was. I have not gotten up the gusto to start working on the base yet. So far I have determined that the switch will need to be replaced and repositioned, the motor and arbor bearings amazingly seem in good shape no strange sounds or wobbles. The hand-wheel is just in bad shape this is how it loo...
Noticed that a few parts have been piling up in the shop, a base here, a frog there, a few handles piled up on the bench. I had an idea to take some of these parts, and build a “user” plane out of them. Lets see, have some frogs… But not the right style. both were Union frogs. I did have some handles to use.. I could paint the black one again… Had a few front knobs, as well Well two anyway. I could use the one with the chipped up base. needed s...
It has been about 60 days since I have set foot in my garage workshop due to the relentless Summer heat here in Las Vegas. I have a portable swamp cooler and a couple of fans that help a lot, but once we hit triple digits for more than a couple of days in a row, I find my motivation to finish projects or to start any new ones, goes North for the Summer. This is a photo of my garage thermometer that I took on August 15, 2012: Here are a couple of videos showing what I have been doin...
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