I want to make a homemade lathe using a powerdrill and was wondering has anyone made one, and if you have what did you use to make it. Thanks for the help :))
before. $500 on kijiji. after. $30 in paint I should have bought a quart of paint and mixed it in a spray gun, instead of using spray bombs or rattle cans, whichever you want to call them. The paint turned out a little streaky. I plan on putting this saw to use the way it was originally intended. I bought this saw off a machinist/welder who was using it as a workbench in the corner of his garage. 3hp Baldor single phase 220V motor (worth over 500$ alone!) jet lock fence.. ...
I have been searching kijiji high and low for about a year now, looking for just the right deal. I found that deal about 2 weeks ago. 60km~ away from home, a nice relaxing cruise to Orillia. The fellow I bought this off was quite friendly. Sometimes walking into strangers homes can be unnerving. He showed me some things he made with the lathe over the years, one of which was a solid pine bed frame, very nicely turned in a rustic manner, stained red and painted black to give it that R...
I went to an estate sale the other day and some tools managed to attach themselves to me somehow. I wjust wanted to browse around but these things jumped up from the well worn workbench in the garage and clung to me. Not being someone to cause a scene I just bought them. So now I got them (drat ;-)) I’d love to put them back in use. First up is a Abernathy Tool & Vise Co. woodworking vise. This sucker was still attached to the bench when I got it and the only tool I was able to u...
This is the first project I have ever posted on any forum for any experts out there to comment on. So with a little trepidation I submit this to you all to comment on. I’m restoring an old gate leg table I made in 1980 from oak timbers salvaged from a local church tower which was built in 1492. http://j.mp/KU6Cs8. This is a link to the history of the church for any one who is interested. The timbers had to be replaced back in about 1980 due to insect infestation. I’ll wr...
I have decided to build a table saw workstation. I am on a tight budget, so I am doing this with lumber that I have picked up from various places. I haven’t really paid for any of it save the gas I use to pick it up. Some of it was brought to me by coworkers and friends. I bought a Craftsman contractor table saw several months ago for $75.00. It had one of those metal stands below it with some small casters. It held the saw, but the space below the saw is basically wasted. Since my s...
I’m UGLY now but wait till you see me later, this old man works over-time on ugly, you hear me !!!!! I wonder if my pal Crusty would like it this rusty, Ha ! This is job for STEROSOL MAN, yea ! RUST ! Rough looking isn’t it ? Never give up ! never never on rust that is. Resuts of wearing out 4 chisels and 1 and half hammers laters, dang that rust! BLO coated Alot of sanding later and poly-u -Poly-u can turn ugly into Coated with BLO Coat o...
Today I experimented with a cool product used by dairy farmers on thier milking equipment I guess, don’t know for sure, but it plays hell on rusty tools and metal. My brother Julio told me about it ( Available at Tractor Supply ) Julio used it to remove rust on his 56 Chevy two door, used it on various parts of steering and frame, so I thought I’d try it and guess what IT WORKS by gee golly. I tried on my rusty calipers through lack ...
I have several Stanleys…45s and 55s. Currently working on the restoration of my Type 7B, 45 from 1897. I have the original chestnut box.. the original 20 cutters, the plane and other attachments. The blades were easy.. a brass brush on my drill took off the light surface rust and left the patina… I’m more concerned with the plane body and other attachments that appear to have been nickel plated but are quite dirty. Did not want to use the wire brush on those items. Does anyo...
Recently I have been cutting some narrower parts on the saw. They kept coming out as trapezoids instead of square pieces of wood as I had intended. I have check the blade to be square to the table top multiple times and I still get trapezoids. Being a Shopsmith, it is good to check for square after every operation. I started looking into the problem seriously yesterday to see where my out of square issue was rearing it’s ugly head. The insert! It has always sat a little low in it’...
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