Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'refurbishing'

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A Plane's Tale, crash and rebirth

07-22-2012 01:08 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Ok, here goes. I won a Diamond Edge #6c on the bay. A very RUSTy plane, I might add. Shouldn’t be that big a deal to clean up. Box came in the mail…. Guess what I found inside this thing? Well, a front part came out first: Then the other part came out of the newspaper wrapper: HMMM, not quite what I thought i bought. Got to looking things over, while awaiting the refund. Frog, IF I can get it free of that base, should clean up: Chipbreaker, iron, and lev...

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Pallet Craft #8: Bunk Bed Recycled Quick Fix!

07-20-2012 01:03 PM by Ethan Harris | 1 comment »

For more on this and other posts, visit: Pallet Craft! Hey all! Today I have something cool to share! So we just got a bunk bed (see my blog for type) second hand for my daughter to have in her room.As we were building it we were saying to ourselves that we wanted to put her stuffed animals on the bottom, but we did not have a second mattress yet and the bottom only had a metal wire support. It was safe to say we wanted to put something on it that would be better than bare metal! My wif...

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My Laguna Whirligig / Whirligig Wars Contest

07-19-2012 07:26 AM by WoodJediNTraining | 2 comments »

Well guys after 2 days I finished my first whirligig ” Man cutting wood with a Laguna Bandsaw. If you would like to be part of the Whirligig Wars Woodworking Contest. Visit A Simple Design of Ocala for more information or check out my blog entry “Whirligig Wars Project contest” here on Lumberjocks to watch the video.. Hosted by Steve Ramsey of woodworking for mere mortals and Myself with prizes from Laguna Tools, Woodworkers Guild of America, Rockler Woodworking, Steve R...

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Re-thinking a Parts Plane

07-17-2012 01:44 PM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

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...

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Pallet Craft #4: Never buying wood filler again!

07-16-2012 08:10 PM by Ethan Harris | 5 comments »

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: 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 ...

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Whirligig Wars Project Contest

07-11-2012 11:40 PM by WoodJediNTraining | 14 comments »

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...

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1966 Unisaw Refub #1: What a find!

07-10-2012 02:25 PM by jbswearingen | 7 comments »

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...

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Craftsman Style Kitchen Cabinets #1: The Leap

07-03-2012 11:04 PM by Douglas | 2 comments »

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...

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Saw and Handplane restoration #2: Disston D8 - Blade

07-02-2012 08:23 PM by Tokolosi | 7 comments »

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.

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Safe Cracking #3: Cosmetic Repairs to stoopid mistakes

06-30-2012 08:45 PM by Milo | 0 comments »

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. ...

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