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Shopsmith Restoration #3: Unpacking - Terrible Condition

1518 days ago by PG_Zac | 13 comments »

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...

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Part 1

1520 days ago by Brad | 3 comments »

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...

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Hand plane restoring #3: painting and progress

1521 days ago by jchomme | 6 comments »

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...

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Yard Sale Router Bit Box

1525 days ago by revieck | 10 comments »

how a 10 cent box becomes my new router bit storage box.

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Hand plane restoring #1: Tote Making Process pictorial!

1529 days ago by jchomme | 7 comments »

Here is a pictorial process that I go through to make Stanley sized totes. Any questions are welcome!

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Bathroom Remodel #1: Creative Bathroom Remodel

1530 days ago by Dennis Fletcher | 3 comments »

Well, I was supposed to just replace the old vanity with some cabinets that they got from a friend, because the cabinets they got were in better condition than the ones currently in the house. Seemed pretty straight forward, nothing really difficult or interesting to see here, folks, so move along…..... Oh, wait, nothing fits right, go figure. Yes, their simple switch out turned to a bit more, but they are really enjoying it. I had to put together 3 cabinets, bring them out ...

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Book shelves from reclaimed wood and shutters #1: Beginning with shutters

1536 days ago by Dennis Fletcher | 4 comments »

I was asked to take these shutters and make some bookshelves. I will be utilizing wood that is approx. 60 yrs old and these shutters, which, we don’t know how old, but could be much more. I am inserting the pictures of the shutters, as this project may take a little while

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$50 24" Grizzly drum sander #5: The Purple Monster is getting closer!

1550 days ago by drfixit | 16 comments »

Almost all the sheet metal is made and painted. Only have the top to make, then gotta get up the money to order a new conveyor belt and a few small parts from Grizzly. Meanwhile i have just a few parts to wire brush, clean and paint.

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Kharma, and my thrift store state of mind......

1557 days ago by Hooligan__j | 6 comments »

A few weeks ago, I was driving by a local thrift store, when I saw this: I wanted to take a closer look, and so quickly (and extremely legally) I turned around and headed back to the store. I love thrift stores, as they appeal to my innate desire to be a (as my wife so lovingly refers to me) spendthrift penny pinching lout. But anyway, I digress. I drove up to the store, and took a look at the cabinet, and my initial thought (the one that made me very safely, and legally turn around) ...

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The Chronicles of Woodworking in a Can #6: Adding Upper Storage Cabinets or Walls

1563 days ago by cmckerliesr | 2 comments »

OK!After my last blog entry, I had a lot of good input on what to do to possibly add some sort of wall covering and to be able to hang upper cabinets. I had made a few comments later on saying what I may try. What is going on now, is first of course I can not hold anything to the inside of the can, while I drive a screw from the out side. So, I have not got this done yet. So I will just tell you what will happen, once I get my son or someone to come help me out. I am going to split a co...

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