Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'refurbishing'

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Hand Tool Journey #9: Stanley SW #3C Rehab.. The During Continued..

04-02-2013 04:25 AM by Airframer | 5 comments »

I am down to waiting on paint to dry with this restoration. Here is a quick breakdown of todays events.. Scrub the base clean and prepped for paint. Now you can clearly see the patent markings.. Same for the frog.. Prime then paint… I don’t bother masking the areas that need lapping since they will all be sanded clean anyway. Saves time and leaves a cleaner line on the japanning from what I can tell. While that was drying outside I got ...

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Hand Tool Journey #8: Stanley SW #3C Rehab.. The During

04-01-2013 03:03 PM by Airframer | 2 comments »

Since my last blog post on my #3C rehab I got everything broken down and soaking. I haven’t had time to go pick up my Evaporust yet so I decided to try and give my home made brew of cider vinegar and baking soda one more go. While that was soaking I started on the tote repair and looking for a new front knob in my “box o’ shame” aka my parts box of either poorly purchased planes or parts that got replaced… does everyone have a box like this or am I ju...

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Hand Tool Journey #7: Stanley SW #3C Rehab.. The Before

03-31-2013 07:43 PM by Airframer | 7 comments »

I picked up a Stanley no 3C on eBay last week for a whopping $10. It looked rough in the pics and not much was said about it but the price was right and it looked complete enough to get back into shape. I just got it out of the mail today and had my first look at it and to my surprise it is a Sweetheart model :D It has had the cap screw replaced with a bolt and the front knob looks like someone turned it from a broom handle and the tote is broken in 2 but over all this thing is really...

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more craftsmans showed up today

03-30-2013 04:23 PM by Tugboater78 | 4 comments »

6 and another #4 they both in rough shape hopefully can make them into somethinglook to be made by Sargent? #6 #4 so i took the 6 apart Tote is missing the top tip, knob is grungy, both gonna get stripped/sanded. Lots of rust all over, the japping/paint is 70% shot. blade rust looks bad, but no pitting that i can tell more later..

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craftsman plane #1

03-27-2013 09:16 PM by Tugboater78 | 0 comments »

i bought a Craftsman plane off ebay for $5.00 + shipping last week, got off work today and opened my package sitting on my doorstep and began to disassemble the rusty thing. I am a virgin at this so im tryin to document this for myself, and fishing for advice possibly :) 9 1/4” x 2.5” #4? blade and chipbreaker lookin a bit rough (had some bits of wood stuck between them when i took it apart) Millers Falls? Craftsman 107-37034, plastic knob and tote ...

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maintenence #1: new infeed tables for my radial saw

03-21-2013 05:38 AM by emart | 1 comment »

I managed to land some commissions this week so when i was cutting some material the outfeed drop leaf table on my radial saw decided to give up the ghost. the osb sheeting on my drop leaf desintegrated where the piano hinge mounts. time for an upgrade! the new ones will be laminated plywood cores with cut down 2×3s framing the edges so that the hinges have solid wood to screw into and the frames will hold the weight instead of the plywood. this will all be topped with some white 1/8...

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03-19-2013 02:56 AM by JonK | 4 comments »

Ok, with past entries and wisdom from LJ pros I was able to get the jointer I could afford. I located a older Craftsman contractor jointer for a good price on-line and brought my new tool home to set it up. The tool was well taken care of but the blades were rusted to the blade chuck so, with every unsuccessful effort to remove the blades with directions found in the manual I had to disassemble the part. This means taking out the arbor and bearings. Quite the job!Now that I have everything to...

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work work work

03-16-2013 04:34 AM by Tugboater78 | 1 comment »

Currently halfway through another boat trip and have some free time to drop some thoughts. Feel free ti laugh, encourage, whatever on what i put up. I gotta clear my head and maybe come back to read thia later to se what i forgot. Things i want to get done:Build a workbench with a real tight budgetlearn house to handcut a dovetailGet better at tuning, using my handplanebuy a decent tablesawbuild a shop to work in… Projects ive been “commissioned” to do soon:Build 16yr...

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Vintage Tools #1: For The Love of Tools!

03-08-2013 12:53 AM by dj1096 | 2 comments »

My love of wood I owe to my Great Uncle Albert. I have a picture when I am about 4 helping him in his shop. He loved wood but was not a very “fine” carpenter. For him you could never build it to sturdy with more wood and of course this was reinforced by more screws. I loved what he exposed me to but decided I wanted to become the best carpenter I could be and that would mean finding a teacher to help me reach that goal. I met a luthier when I was about 12 and was all to happy t...

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Hand Tool Journey #6: Handplane Madness.. And a New Saw

02-27-2013 06:58 PM by Airframer | 7 comments »

It has been a while since I updated my tool blog and it is high time I did. There have been a few new aquisitions here at the Framer household that I need to share with you guys. First up is an Ebay find. I am in the need for a good backsaw for some tenon cuts on my workbench build. I searched all the newer brands and some of the cheaper selections and they were either WAY out of my price range or just looked cheap and I already have a cheap one so no thanks. Off to the bay I went an...

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