A while back, I bought a “Parts Plane” for another plane rehab project. I was interested in the bolts, and the frog. When the plane arrived, along with some other parts, I decided to try things out. Bad mistake, actually…. The Parts Plane: Not much to look at,is there? a gray base, and red frog, and some handles that need some work. I slipped some needed parts onto this Parts plane, and decided a “Test Drive” would be fun… The parts inst...
Hello All, This is not a new tip, but I thought I’d mention it in my blog anyways. As always see my blog at: http://blogspud.blogspot.com/ Ok so working with pallets is not always perfect, the wood is definately not top grade by any means and I will not pretend it is. So occasionally you are going to want to use a wood filler at some point. Now Elmer’s, as well as Varathane and Rustoleum sell wood filler that is pretty good, but the cost can add up significantly and this is ...
A Simple Design of Ocala has teamed up with Woodworking For Mere Mortals to you bring you the fans and viewers a great Contest.We want you to build a Whirligig, of any shape or size! We are looking for creativity and just an all around fun project from you. and the best part is, you have a chance to win some Awesome Prizes!!This contest is sponsored by Laguna Tools which provided us with some amazing items to give away. A Complete List of Prizes is below with the Contest Details.Also Wood...
On a whim, I typed in “Unisaw” into the DC CL search and this popped up. $150 was his asking price, and I was the first to call. By the time I got to his house four hours later (after work, and it was 1.5 hours to his house), a dozen had called. The seller was really nice in both holding it AND not raising the price on me. He wasn’t home, but his wife and son were there to help load it. They bought it about 15 years ago with him saying, “I’ll get it running on...
First, I have to apologize for this multi-part series not being posted as I went along. I am starting posting this series now that I am 97% done with the whole thing. As a two year long lurker on LJs, I know that if I’d been posting these as I went along, I would have had lots of helpful, timely feedback al the way. I probably would have avoided some mistakes and been more efficient as well. But I didn’t. So why am I posting now? I’m doing so as way to give back to this comm...
I cleaned the sawblade by using a scraper for the grime and surface rust. Then using Naval Jelly and a stiff nylon bristle brush removed the rust. After that it was coated with WD-40 and sanded starting with 220 and progressing through 0000 steel wool. The medallions and screws were cleaned with Barkeepers Friend and polished. Im pretty happy on how it turned out.
Have you every had a situation were you were working with older, dryer wood, or antique pine, and you were planing away, and BANG, a pretty knot in the center of the wood exploded. Well, here’s what you can do with the situation instead of junking the entire piece and starting over. Sorry I don’t have the original hole to show you, but here is what happened after I took some of the broken know and some wood filler to the hole. This is after planing and sanding it flat. ...
I like buying used ww’ing equipment. It makes my budget stretch much further, and because I’m a very casual hobbyist, I don’t need the latest and greatest tools with the coolest accessories. Because of this, I have a few pieces of equipment that are older than me—my lathe, my RAS, and another refurb project, a ‘75 Harley Chopper (which I’m still in the process of rebuilding, five years later). I haven’t picked this tool up yet; it’s at my b...
I retrieved to old wooden planes that belonged to my dad from the shop on the family farm now run by my youngest brother. They probably haven’t been used in 50 years. As a long term project (this coming winter) I want to clean them up and if feasible make them functional. They are at least pre WWII. Would these be something made in a high school shop class in the early 40’s?The large one is 22” long and the smaller is 16”. Since I don’t know much about plane I...
so I finished up the Rockwell today, my brother had some 3/8 cold rolled steel plate cut with a water jet, drilled and tapped with fine thread. a hefty bolt will act as the foot for the levelers my dad helped me weld the pieces in, good father/son project for fathers day good penetration, shouldn’t go anywhere coat of paint.. wait til it dries re-assemble and i needed some help lifting this cast iron behemoth onto the base without scratching the pa...
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