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Desk rebuild #5: Drawer construction

09-14-2009 06:33 AM by Ben | 0 comments »

So I overcame the router issue with a new router. I bought a Triton 2 1/4 HP model. It seems to work OK so far, although all of the accessories are different than the Porter Cable versions, so I am slowly building up what I have for it. Some of the attachments are a bit awkward—the plate to support bushings didn’t line up quite right with the bottom of the router, and the hose connection requires a threaded 1 1/2 hose. Fortunately, I could work around both these issues. On ...

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new life for an old bird #1: eagle inlayed door re-use

09-08-2009 04:13 PM by patron | 22 comments »

this is a door i made 20 years ago , for my then new home .i worked in a production cab. shop at the time ,and built it after work in that shop ,every morning one of the owner’s would say ,” that’s a nice door , but get it out of here ,we need the room ” . not really true , as it was stashed away in a corner of the shop .so i was under pressure to finish it !it is 3’ 6” x 6’ 8” x 1 3/4” ( 42” x 80” x 1 3/4” ) exterior ent...

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CARPENTER ANT DAMAGE TO OUR GAZEBO SHED ROOF #1: Discovery of the Damage, Demolishing old roof, & Rebuilding

08-29-2009 04:35 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 24 comments »

I opened the shed door the other day, & discovered water on the floor. I had just made a new shed door about a year ago. I thought the wind had blown water in from under the door. Then I noticed sawdust on the floor with drip marks coming from above. I looked up, & saw some funny looking white stuff coating the ceiling up in the corner above the door. The top plate of the wall studs also had piles of sawdust on it, & ants galore! Right away I knew I had some work c...

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Building the Shop #2: Walls

08-12-2009 04:30 AM by unklegwar | 5 comments »

So far, here’s the plan for “finishing” the walls. Subject to change as I see new and different cool stuff to buy. Exterior walls will be DryLok-ed, then Insulpink with 1×3 furring strips held by Tapcon screws right into the block. Sheathed with 7/16×4 x 8 OSB (at HD it’s only $1 more per sheet over sheetrock, and this will hold a screw anywhere, no hunting for studs). Inner walls will be OSB over 1×3 (no insul) One framed wall will be OSB ov...

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refinishing

08-05-2009 06:40 PM by kosta | 0 comments »

IN this video I go over how to refinish a fish tank stand. In this project I used 20 random orbit sander discs. I should have used a finish remover but its to late now but I finished sanding it with 220 grit paper and then I put 4 coats of polyurathane.

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Delta Rockwell Super 900 Radial Arm Saw #2: 1958 or 59 Delta Rockwell Super 900

08-05-2009 10:44 AM by Mark Duncan | 11 comments »

These are the pictures after I completely took this saw apart, lubed it, removed the majority of the rust, repainted, and reassembled. All i have to do now is to finish hooking up the switch and this saw will be ready for a top.

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Delta Rockwell Super 900 Radial Arm Saw #1: 1958 or 59 Delta Rockwell Super 900

08-05-2009 10:36 AM by Mark Duncan | 1 comment »

This is another Craigslist buy my dad made for only $60. And for $60, this saw runs like a champ! its over 50 years old and runs like it just came off the line. It just looks like its been around for a while.(These are pictures before i began restoring the saw)

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Rockwell Saw - Jointer Combination #2: 1970's Rockwell Table Saw Jointer Combination

08-05-2009 10:21 AM by Mark Duncan | 1 comment »

These are pictures after I finished the top, realigned and repainted the fence, and used it for a bit.

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Refinishing update

07-30-2009 02:45 PM by kosta | 10 comments »

Yo whats up everybody I have been really board this week and decided to do a test does dust collection really help improve sandpaper life. It actually does because I am working on a fish tank stand right now and I have to do a lot of sanding. Now I dont really care if I have to sand something for 30 minutes but it doesnt matter how long it takes. I use a dewalt 5 in random orbit sander and I have been doing most of the heavy work with the 60 grit paper because Im trying to get all the old sta...

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Restored Handplanes

07-27-2009 06:17 AM by IowaWoodcrafter | 2 comments »

I purchased a couple used handplanes at a local garage sale. Both planes, a #5 and a #4, were purchased for $20 each. They were quite rusted and in pretty bad shaped. I used a belt sander to do a rough cleanup of all the parts. I then used my diamond honing stones to progressively flatten and smooth all surfaces. I also lapped the top and bottom of the blades and then sharpened them. I think I did pretty good for my first try. I wish I had some way to professionally grind the surfaces ...

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