Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'refurbishing'

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WHAT'S UP? "While I'm out in my Shop". #8: Slatwall storage system, Homemade, paneled walls are done now.

05-09-2009 12:39 AM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 36 comments »

This is a continuation of #5 in this series.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I have the slat wall paneling completed. Now how am I going to arrange my tools? I bought the material at Lowes. It’s 5/16” X 3 1/2” X 8’ 14 Sq ft. in a package. Other big box stores handle similar products. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is the last wall, I ripped my boards in half to 1 5/8”. I like it better this way. There...

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WHAT'S UP? "While I'm out in my Shop". #5: Slatwall storage system, homemade, switching from Pegboard.

04-11-2009 12:32 AM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 7 comments »

I started on this shop building project shortly after I retired. I’d like to show you what I’ve accomplished so far. My garage measures 20 X 24 feet, & I wanted to partition out a shop area.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~In order to have a shop 8 feet wide, I had to resize my garage door from 12’ to 9 ‘ Notice the car hiding under a warm blanket of snow. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This...

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Garden Refurbishment#1

04-08-2009 09:18 PM by pommy | 3 comments »

Hi Guys this is my first every blog so please bear with me we moved in to our new house two years ago now and since we moved we have been meaning to get rid off the eye sore of a pond in the back garden it measured 17 foot by 9 foot and we hated it so this winter i took the bulls by the horn and started to dismantle the wretched thing after struggling with a bolster chiesel and club hammer i managed to remove the first two levels of concrete blocks i realised that the guy who built the dam...

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Plane Restoration #3: Bedrock 603 - Bringing it back together

04-06-2009 12:52 AM by depictureboy | 1 comment »

Well to make this plane usable, I have to figure out a few things and maybe someone here can help me. I got the plane all put back together today, but the blade depth dial doesn’t seem to work very well. When I look at it, it appears that there is a notch in the chip breaker where the little pivot mechanism is supposed to fit. It appears that the pivot mechanism doesn’t seat in there very well, and on further inspection it actually appears like the chip breaker notch area has been...

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Plane Restoration #2: Bedrock 603 - Halfway there

04-04-2009 04:59 PM by depictureboy | 8 comments »

Well I am about halfway there that I can tell. I am restoring this to be a user, but I am not sure really how far I need to go. I soaked it for 2 days in a molasses water mixture after finding that molasses is a chelation agent like most of the other rustoff products… As you can see, I dont have it “shined up”. But in think what you are seeing is what I keep seeing referred to as patina..but I really dont know. Here you can see the patent numbers, but also you ...

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Plane Restoration #1: Bedrock 603 - Before

04-01-2009 02:38 AM by depictureboy | 7 comments »

Well now is the beginning of my Journey…..I guess I am going to get some evaporust and get started. Ill windup getting a hock blade and frog more than likely…. I got it for $2.50…..along with a 220 block plane for another 2.50….

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What the wife wants I guess she gets #2: Entertainment Center #2

03-28-2009 06:09 AM by roundabout22 | 0 comments »

Once I had the cabinet home I (she) had to decide how she wanted to set up all the electronics. We (she) decided it would be better if both the top and bottom sections had doors on them, and we needed to put a couple shelves in to hold the dvd player, vcr, etc… Space in the upper opening is a little tight so there will be just enough room for a shelf, and by taking out one of the drawers we can put another shelf in the lower cabinet. This is what I got accomplished shortly after ...

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Wood Finds #1: Found Wood

03-20-2009 04:24 PM by Joe Watson | 5 comments »

So I was going out to eat when I saw some wood in a pile alongside the road. Some guy was getting rid of some junk wood. So after dinner on the way home i stopped briefly to look at the pile from the car. Well after toiling I took a friend over and we picked some of it up. Most of the wood was just pine from a pallet or something along those lines. One of the pine pallets was put together with rough sawn yellow pine 2×4. However this one assembly of wood was about ten feet long and 4 or ...

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LEATHERWORKING+PENS #1: Making a Pen case for sale!

03-16-2009 08:05 AM by ccpenco | 5 comments »

One of the people that my dad works with in my company has asked me to make for him a Pen complete with a leather case + a wooden box for his boss. I guess that he thinks that a good gift will improve his chances of keeping his job. Either way, i have to make it really good. He has given me pretty much free reign on what wood to use etc. So this will be an important project for me because it is one where i can really see if i’m any good at designing, etc. I ca...

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Craftsman Radial Arm Saw #1: Craftsman Radial Arm Saw... Oldie, but is it a goodie?

02-16-2009 03:29 AM by interpim | 10 comments »

I found this saw for $20 today on Craigslist. It is a bit rusty and I need to replace the power cord and grease it up a bit. Tell me if I bought a giant paper weight, or if I found a steal. The motor does run, but the cord has a bit of exposed wire. I plan on getting rid of the rust, greasing the entire thing, giving it a fresh paint job and a new table and base. Well, here it is in all it’s glory, or gory… you tell me :) Also, if you know what mode...

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