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Table Saw Rebuild #2: Quick Update!

03-07-2011 05:52 PM by Hersh | 1 comment »

I thought I would post a quick update. 1. I now have a Delta 36-T30 30” T2 Fence System on the way. I shopped online for the best price for this Fence System. The best deal I could find was from Tools Plus (http://www.tools-plus.com/) for $147.97 and only $6.50 for shipping 55.0 Lbs. Not bad at all. 2. I Also have a Vibration Free Link Belt on the way. I think with these upgrades I should have a saw that will be accurate and maintainable for a long time to come. When the ...

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Gramaphone Restoration Project #2: Figuring Out What I Can Salvage

02-26-2011 01:26 AM by Robster40 | 1 comment »

I finally stripped the old Gramophone cabinet down to it’s bare parts. I measured and threw away whatever wasn’t usable due to extensive water damage. I was surprised at how much of the most important parts were still in decent condition. Now I have the fun stage of sanding off all the old varnish and prepping the leftover parts so I can put it back together with some replaced parts. It’s nice because the project seemed so much more difficult at first glance but has, in f...

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Fireplace mantle #1: Fireplace surround, future mantle carving

02-22-2011 05:14 PM by MyChipCarving | 1 comment »

This fireplace surround is in my retreat center – http://www.RedBarnRetreats.comI made it using old barn boards from the original barn. All I have to do is grout the tile and install the switch.Another project to check off the list! I’ve already made the basswood mantle board that I will chip carve. When it is done I’ll remove the barn boards on the face and install the one that’s carved. Planning ahead, doncha know!

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My new work bench

02-21-2011 02:42 AM by Tinnocker | 5 comments »

When my darling wife allowed me to use our family room as my wood shop I needed to make a bench. living on a fixed income causes me to be very creative in acquiring tools and materials. I have posted about Freecycle before so I won’t rehash that again unless anyone has any specific questions. Anyway I did some dumpster diving and was able to get a few old solid wood doors, which I promptly took apart and made a down and dirty work bench. It was ugly and a bit wobbly but it served it&...

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Chess table #1: Chess table, rebuild or not to rebuild?

02-14-2011 06:22 PM by gpastor | 1 comment »

What do you guys think? This is a chess table that I made in high school, 30 years ago. The main parts are made of cherry and the chess top is made from maple and walnut.I spent most of my time in high school in the wood shop with a wonderful teacher Mr. Boettler. Like any good teacher he gave us good instruction and than let us develop the skills on are own. As I look at the piece today I can see many things that I would have done diffintly if I was to build it today. My question is should...

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Beaver rehab #2: disassembley clean and fix

02-11-2011 03:55 AM by JuniorJoiner | 4 comments »

I haven’t been hitting this restore with my usual vigor. I’ve been dogged by my back issues, so even these smallish tools evoke much morphine use. such is life.here is the drill in it’s new state, no noticeable runout, smooth and quiet. kid stuff, The jointer is another story. This machine was stored in a basement that flooded(often), and hadn’t been so much as dusted off in 11 years. On top of that, once I had it dissasembled and started sanding down the rust, I co...

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Building My Work Shop #16: A Little Elbow Grease, Fin!!!!!!

02-08-2011 07:39 AM by Crushgroovin | 3 comments »

Excuse the multi posts but I am just so fracking ECSTATIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Grizzly Table Saw is Working!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wooo Hooo Oh yeah do a little dance shake that rump yeah!!!!! Amazing how easy things are to fix. I swear a year ago I would have looked at my Grizzly Table Saw for $275 and said “Oh my god what a piece of junk! No Way I would even take it for free!”. My goodness how things can change in a year. Beat u...

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refurbishing old tools #1: Ohh I've been at it again. shhhhh [antiques]

02-06-2011 02:08 AM by Dave | 17 comments »

Went shopping again today and have found many things. I found 2 fore planes, molding planes, grooving planes, rabbit plane and a folding ruler. My tool restoration skills are fixing to be sharpenedhey Dennis I need to borrow your gutterHey Mike do you think I will have time to catch up on the bucket My lovely wife allowed me to spend $150.00 bucks today. She came back with a pig piggy bank. And our daughters go prom dresses.I think I got the better deal.

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Ice Storm Damage

02-05-2011 02:50 AM by Bob42 | 7 comments »

I was finally starting to remodel my small garage shop when the Ice storm hit. All that snow was bad enough but then the ice. I was able to install a 60amp sub panel and run some 220v and some 110v 20 amp in half the shop. Now I have to turn my attention to the fact that it rained in the house. I had cleared most of the snow off the roof before the ice storm but the ice did it in. I had plans to gut the living room next year but I have to do it now. The ceiling is still very soft after three...

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THE JOURNEY INTO RESTORING OLD TOOLS #2: some dirty DIY gutterwork

02-02-2011 04:09 AM by Dennisgrosen | 28 comments »

Some dirty DIY gutterwork.... Remember this is a travel into a new world for me and I will try different methods along the way ... Feel free to smile , luagh ,come with comments and adviceĀ“s along the way ,since most ofwhat I write , you proppebly already know .the only thing you have to do, to have theoppetunity for it , is to submit to my punishment of the english language and sick humorwhat I do hope is that you can pick up one or two things you can use yourself and enjoy the journey...

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