Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'refurbishing'

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1972 Craftsman project, Opinions Welcome #4: Extension table

1474 days ago by JimDaddyO | 2 comments »

Went to the Re-Store to get a piece of counter top material for the saw extension. They had a “could not refuse” deal on brand new, flat pack, maple kitchen cabinets. So the kitchen got a face, and I got the old counter top.I cut 2 pieces to size along with a piece of plywood (20 X 31) and lined them up and drilled some locating holes. Laminated the whole works together. Of course, I forgot to mark how it all went together and had to scrape all the glue off and do it...

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My Bench Cookies

1483 days ago by revieck | 6 comments »

My Rockler bench cookies came today and I can’t wait to try them out !

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Cedar Shutters For the WC Renovation

1486 days ago by Grumpy | 7 comments »

Well here we go again. The bathroom has been renovated now the toilet. You can’t do one without the other especially when they are next door to each other.Here is what we started withHere’s the messy bitsThe road to recoveryThe Aussie Red Cedar for the shuttersThe finished product

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1972 Craftsman project, Opinions Welcome #3: Top is flat

1486 days ago by JimDaddyO | 3 comments »

I tapped the holes that were meant for the original fence with a 10mm tap. I drilled and countersunk the angle irons with the center hole slightly higher than the ones near the edge. I then re clamped the top to take the bow out and attached the angle iron with Gr. 8 machine screws. After a few hours of hand filing and test fitting, I got the angle irons attached plus I put lock nuts on the inside. My smallest feeler guage is .008 and must be forced under the straight edge at the worst po...

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A Dream Come True

1488 days ago by Kristoffer | 27 comments »

Between my being a carpenter in today’s Michigan economy (lots of idle time) and my desire to learn more about finishing, I stopped by a local furniture refinishing/restoration shop a couple of weeks ago to see if I could pick up a non-paying apprenticeship just to pick up some knowledge and get some hands on experience. Of course I didn’t just walk in and say “are you guys looking for an apprentice?”. I asked if they were hiring and an employee told me “no”...

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Old Machinery Restoration

1506 days ago by 559dustdesigns | 6 comments »

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. 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...

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First Rehab - The Disston Backsaw

1510 days ago by jcontract | 3 comments »

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...

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radial arm saw rehab #4: put it all back together

1511 days ago by ajb | 6 comments »

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...

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Shopsmith Restoration #4: We have identified the machine

1512 days ago by PG_Zac | 5 comments »

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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Wood Workers Fighting Cancer #1:

1520 days ago by dmoore | 0 comments »

Hi all please follow this link and join in with many other great wood workers in the fight against cancer.

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