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Oak Dresser Restoration #2: Finished at last!

1233 days ago by Mark D. | 2 comments »

So after spending 820 days working 26 hours a day, 8 days a week on restoring this dresser it’s finally DONE! Ok, so it certainly was not a priority project and got very sporadic time devoted to it over the last 2 years but what a chore it was… I think it’s far easier to build something from scratch than to restore an older piece. As you can see from the first couple of pictures, there is a slight cup in the top which wasn’t able to be straightened out and you can s...

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Lessons in barnboard

1235 days ago by superstretch | 4 comments »

Today I had a unique experience that really got me doing something I’ve wanted to for a long time. Some background: So I have a ~150-180 year old outhouse that the previous owner moved off its old foundation and next to the pool, where it now serves as a filter/pump house. One side of the roof was cedar shingles and the other was metal sheeting (think refugee camp and you get the picture). During one of our windstorms, which the area is notorious for, the metal sheeting peeled back l...

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Dewalt RAS Restoration #1: Planning my new saw!

1240 days ago by milbert | 4 comments »

I have been inspired by web findings on Lumberjocks and elsewhere to restore a Dewalt Radial Arm Saw (GS). Currently, I don’t have a real wood shop because I am in college and all of my woodworking was done at home (in my dads workshop). Although I do have the necessities, as far as tools go, I don’t have the right tool-set for woodworking. So fixing up this old saw is the closest to woodworking I can get. It also gives me a chance to ignore homework! This saw is in great worki...

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Jointer/Planer Restored

1241 days ago by hjt | 11 comments »

As you know from reading my profile, most of my tools came from my family after our father’s death. Slowly I have been restoring them. Here is a 4 1/8” Sears Jointer/Planer. As you can see in the first photo, there’s lots of rust on it. The fence is not true; and dad re-engineered the switch. Ah, much better! Evapo Rust (and beer) came to the rescue again. (You might want to look at my review of this product – it works great.) Back in 2009, Home Depot had a magazin...

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Table Saw Rebuild #3: The TS Fence Has Arrived and Is Now Installed, Here's How I Did it.

1257 days ago by Hersh | 12 comments »

THE FENCE IS HERE! NOTE: Please read parts 1 and 2 to know how I got where I’m at today. Thandks for looking, any comments or suggestions are welcome, Hersh Now the fun begins. I unpacked eveything and counted all the nut and bolts, etc. Then read the instructions and reviewed some of LJ’s blogs and started in. The first thing I had to determine was how the holes on the saw line up with the holes on the fence. I soon realized that none of the holes were going to wor...

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Boice Crane tablesaw upgrade

1261 days ago by devann | 4 comments »

I’ve been wanting to do some improvments to my tablesaw and I finally got the first one done. My tablesaw is a Boice Crane and has been around for while. I know only the old timers have heard of a Boice Crane, thought y’all might like a trip down memory lane. It’s a second hand tablsaw but it does what a tablesaw is suppose to do, and that’s all that matters. I’ve been wanting to box in the bottom and hook up the vacum to it. I made some before and after pictures...

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Table Saw Rebuild #2: Quick Update!

1262 days ago by Hersh | 1 comment »

I thought I would post a quick update. 1. I now have a Delta 36-T30 30” T2 Fence System on the way. I shopped online for the best price for this Fence System. The best deal I could find was from Tools Plus (http://www.tools-plus.com/) for $147.97 and only $6.50 for shipping 55.0 Lbs. Not bad at all. 2. I Also have a Vibration Free Link Belt on the way. I think with these upgrades I should have a saw that will be accurate and maintainable for a long time to come. When the ...

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Gramaphone Restoration Project #2: Figuring Out What I Can Salvage

1272 days ago by Robster40 | 1 comment »

I finally stripped the old Gramophone cabinet down to it’s bare parts. I measured and threw away whatever wasn’t usable due to extensive water damage. I was surprised at how much of the most important parts were still in decent condition. Now I have the fun stage of sanding off all the old varnish and prepping the leftover parts so I can put it back together with some replaced parts. It’s nice because the project seemed so much more difficult at first glance but has, in f...

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Fireplace mantle #1: Fireplace surround, future mantle carving

1275 days ago by MyChipCarving | 1 comment »

This fireplace surround is in my retreat center – http://www.RedBarnRetreats.comI made it using old barn boards from the original barn. All I have to do is grout the tile and install the switch.Another project to check off the list! I’ve already made the basswood mantle board that I will chip carve. When it is done I’ll remove the barn boards on the face and install the one that’s carved. Planning ahead, doncha know!

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My new work bench

1277 days ago by Tinnocker | 5 comments »

When my darling wife allowed me to use our family room as my wood shop I needed to make a bench. living on a fixed income causes me to be very creative in acquiring tools and materials. I have posted about Freecycle before so I won’t rehash that again unless anyone has any specific questions. Anyway I did some dumpster diving and was able to get a few old solid wood doors, which I promptly took apart and made a down and dirty work bench. It was ugly and a bit wobbly but it served it&...

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