I just wanted to share a site that I found that may be interesting to some here on LumberJocks. The site is by a man named Shane Whitlock. http://www.shanewhitlock.com/index.htm This guy is IMHO a machine restoration genius. He also does some very nice photography as you will see on his web site. This topic is not only interesting to me but its good to see someone take an old machine and give it new life. Some of the machines out there are being scraped to make new, cheaper, mo...
I’m headed to the Philadelphia Furniture Workshop next weekend to take a class on Handcut Dovetails. The first day, we practice saw sharpening. So, rather than practice on one of the “good” saws, I found an old Disston that was in need of some serious help. I figured what’s the worse that can happen. So here she is: Really rusty for sure, but surprisingly the handle is in good shape, and the saw plate is straight as well. I might just be able to get a working sa...
So all the sanding, paintingg, and greasing is done and now its time for it all to go back together. Here is a before and after inside the arm of the saw.AFTERhere are some picks of the rest of the saw all that is left is rewiring the switch. And hopefully with crossed fingers it all works again.Excitedly I have received the “Mr. Sawdust, mastering the radial arm saw” book after reading it a few times I believe that this weekend I will be trying to make the table top for the beast...
At least I believe we have identified it. Shopsmiths have a very active user group forum, and the members there have helped me identify which model I have. It seems that my SS is a “Goldie” MK 5 (not MK V) model 500, manufactured somewhere from 1960 to 1963 by Magna Corporation before they went out of business in 1964. Shopsmith Inc. (founded in 1972) still supports the Magna machines. It seems that the clincher in identifying it was this warning label riveted onto the h...
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This morning I unpacked my new toys and can confirm that I have one Shopsmith mk 5, and one Master Shop. They are both in very sad condition, and I will be concentrating my efforts on restoring the Shopsmith and relegating the Master Shop to being the “spares” supply wherever possible.. The load waiting to be unpacked.. As you can see, there is rust everywhere.Even the Aluminium is seriously corroded.At least one of the main castings is broken I can see that this is goin...
So here is my start of the restoration of the Stanley #3 and #4. I picked these up after going to pick up an air filter from a guy on Craigslist and low and behold he had a few planes he didn’t mind selling me for $15 for both. I’m going to try and include some videos on here as well since I know we all love seeing those! My goals are to bring these beauties back to life bright and shinning and creating some paper thin shavings. The blades look decent still and after cleaning w...
Here are some updated pics of my process. I am doing a bunch now and it is a little pretty labor intensive , but well worth it. Have alot of extra time this weekend, so I decided to do my 5’s as well. Progress is pretty good. Now, time to relaxand let dry! Some notes: -I would have taken pictures of taping and masking, but I couldn’t find my camera charger. Anyways, it is pretty straightfoward; tape everything that wasn’t painted. -Also, I roll up pieces of paper...
how a 10 cent box becomes my new router bit storage box.
Here is a pictorial process that I go through to make Stanley sized totes. Any questions are welcome!
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