Okay! Let’s really take this thing apart! I took many, many photos of this disassembly process, which I won’t bore you with in this blog, to assure I could reassemble the saw properly. I have only included enough photos to help you follow me with my progress as I clean the saw. Before I disassembled the saw, I realized I hadn’t dealt with the edges of the saw table, yet. Before shot: After about three quick sandings with penetrating oil and the same wet/dry sa...
First I used a citrus stripper to remove the finish dried to the table. I am very pleased with the results and the product: If I recall correctly it took two rounds of stripping: With the finish removed, on to removing rust from the table top! I used a new product for rust removal this time, as shown in the photograph. I followed the directions, rather than my own common sense, which I regret. The product worked fine, but the instructions were to apply, wait ...
Before I begin let me clarify that calling this a “refurbish” is a bit of a stretch. I disassembled, removed some rust, sealed to prevent rust, reassembled, and then tuned the saw. Also, I am no expert and am figuring this out as I go. If you see me doing something poorly and have suggestions, please do help me and your fellow jocks by posting your comments. I recently purchased a Powermatic 64A Contractors table saw used on Craigslist. The manual that came with it is copyr...
This restoration took place a couple of years ago, but thought I’d add it to the blog. I acquired a Bedrock 605 Type 6 at a local antique coop. It was made between 1914 qand 1918 and was pretty rough. I opted to restore it the best I could with reasonable effort and cost. I fixed broken tote, cleaned up as much rust as I could, replaced the front screw on the rear tote, honed the blade, painted the top, and generally just gave it some TLC and elbow grease. The process included d...
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Here is a Stanley Block Plane I just finished restoring i think it is a #9 1/4. blade marking say Stanley Rule & Level So Im thinking its some here between 80 to 100 years old and is now set up for another life time. If you have any questions or comments please comment. P.S. i also have 2 Stanley bench planes im working on and a Stanley No. 192 that i should be posting in the next couple of weeks.
I have been trolling Ebay for the last month or so looking for hand tools, especially planes. I’m sorry if I’m the one who stole something away from you, but I lost many more auctions than I won, as I’m sure everybody knows! Today, I arrived home to two boxes on the porch, containing the last two Stanley planes I needed to have what I feel is a pretty good start of a collection. (I had to rush them to the shop before YKW got home and found me getting “MORE PLANES...
I was able to get my hands on a nice W. Butcher backsaw. It is 12 tpi, filled crosscut and about 12 inches long. Original handle, but missing one split nut. The plate is in good shape, no rust at all. Teeths are not broken but probably need to be jointed and then of course sharpened and set. Butcher is well known for their chisels but they also made adzes, saws, knives and a number of other tools (they manufactured the famous “bowie” knife that became very popular in america)....
The advantages of using kitchen counter tops for work tables. They’re flat, non-porous, and easy to care for. Great for doing life size layout and glue-ups.Been using them for years, really enjoy them and I find them for free. Check with counter top companies; when they do an install and take out the old counter tops they throw them away. Snatch ‘em up. You can also buy them new, fairly inexpensive from home improvement centers. Don’t forget to ask them for the ones damaged ...
My mom has always loved living in the country (all her life) but was never really big on raising cattle herself. However, she still likes viewing cows out of the kitchen window whenever she gets the chance. Unfortunately, the house she lives in now doesn’t have a kitchen window so she came up with this great idea one day and asked me for some help. She knew a rancher, friend of hers, was tearing down an old house and asked him if she could have a few of the old windows. He said t...
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