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1 man saw restore #1: de-rust

11-01-2011 05:16 AM by Wayne | 3 comments »

A couple months ago I found a few of old saws- I havent had the time to commit to a detailed “project” lately, so Ive been piddling with returning these geezers back to work horses. (With much inspiration from you lumberjocks!). While waiting on the drill press frame to get braised, Ive started on this saw (far right in above picture). It needs a good cleaning , and a new handle. The set is actually fairly decent, and some might say sharp (?)......some.Anywho, first coated the ...

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Refurbish Powermatic Table Saw #3: Disassembly and Cleaning of the Mechanics

10-31-2011 05:12 AM by bch | 3 comments »

Okay! Let’s really take this thing apart! I took many, many photos of this disassembly process, which I won’t bore you with in this blog, to assure I could reassemble the saw properly. I have only included enough photos to help you follow me with my progress as I clean the saw. Before I disassembled the saw, I realized I hadn’t dealt with the edges of the saw table, yet. Before shot: After about three quick sandings with penetrating oil and the same wet/dry sa...

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Refurbish Powermatic Table Saw #2: Strip and Remove Rust from the Table Top

10-31-2011 03:42 AM by bch | 3 comments »

First I used a citrus stripper to remove the finish dried to the table. I am very pleased with the results and the product: If I recall correctly it took two rounds of stripping: With the finish removed, on to removing rust from the table top! I used a new product for rust removal this time, as shown in the photograph. I followed the directions, rather than my own common sense, which I regret. The product worked fine, but the instructions were to apply, wait ...

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Refurbish Powermatic Table Saw #1: Purchasing A Used Table Saw and Accessing Its Condition

10-31-2011 02:58 AM by bch | 1 comment »

Before I begin let me clarify that calling this a “refurbish” is a bit of a stretch. I disassembled, removed some rust, sealed to prevent rust, reassembled, and then tuned the saw. Also, I am no expert and am figuring this out as I go. If you see me doing something poorly and have suggestions, please do help me and your fellow jocks by posting your comments. I recently purchased a Powermatic 64A Contractors table saw used on Craigslist. The manual that came with it is copyr...

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Bedrock 605 Restoration

10-06-2011 02:40 PM by knotscott | 12 comments »

This restoration took place a couple of years ago, but thought I’d add it to the blog. I acquired a Bedrock 605 Type 6 at a local antique coop. It was made between 1914 qand 1918 and was pretty rough. I opted to restore it the best I could with reasonable effort and cost. I fixed broken tote, cleaned up as much rust as I could, replaced the front screw on the rear tote, honed the blade, painted the top, and generally just gave it some TLC and elbow grease. The process included d...

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Crazy Stuff Stumpy Thinks About #1: Old thread.

09-21-2011 12:31 AM by StumpyNubs | 33 comments »

For current episodes, visit Stumpynubs.com. THANKS!

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Stanley Block Plane #9 1/4

08-31-2011 08:39 PM by The3Beers | 7 comments »

Here is a Stanley Block Plane I just finished restoring i think it is a #9 1/4. blade marking say Stanley Rule & Level So Im thinking its some here between 80 to 100 years old and is now set up for another life time. If you have any questions or comments please comment. P.S. i also have 2 Stanley bench planes im working on and a Stanley No. 192 that i should be posting in the next couple of weeks.

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The Gang's All Here!

08-25-2011 03:09 AM by MGW | 13 comments »

I have been trolling Ebay for the last month or so looking for hand tools, especially planes. I’m sorry if I’m the one who stole something away from you, but I lost many more auctions than I won, as I’m sure everybody knows! Today, I arrived home to two boxes on the porch, containing the last two Stanley planes I needed to have what I feel is a pretty good start of a collection. (I had to rush them to the shop before YKW got home and found me getting “MORE PLANES&#...

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W. Butcher Saw Restoration #1: Restoring a W. butcher backsaw

08-23-2011 03:45 AM by yrob | 4 comments »

I was able to get my hands on a nice W. Butcher backsaw. It is 12 tpi, filled crosscut and about 12 inches long. Original handle, but missing one split nut. The plate is in good shape, no rust at all. Teeths are not broken but probably need to be jointed and then of course sharpened and set. Butcher is well known for their chisels but they also made adzes, saws, knives and a number of other tools (they manufactured the famous “bowie” knife that became very popular in america)....

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Work Table Tip

08-22-2011 10:25 PM by woodworkerscott | 3 comments »

The advantages of using kitchen counter tops for work tables. They’re flat, non-porous, and easy to care for. Great for doing life size layout and glue-ups.Been using them for years, really enjoy them and I find them for free. Check with counter top companies; when they do an install and take out the old counter tops they throw them away. Snatch ‘em up. You can also buy them new, fairly inexpensive from home improvement centers. Don’t forget to ask them for the ones damaged ...

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