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Reclaimed Workbench

11-18-2016 02:56 PM by ShaunMeighan | 0 comments »

View on YouTube Hi folks! So this past weekend I turned a bunch of free industrial pallets into a new workbench! I still have to add a vice and some shelving down below, but the main bench is finished!

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Table Saw Restoration #1: Intro and Cleaning Up the Top

11-15-2016 01:44 PM by Jared Tohlen | 4 comments »

This is my first post or utterance on this site, so bear with me while I get in the swing of things… I’ve always wanted to get into woodworking so I can build useful and practical things with my own hands. Within the last few months I’ve come into a host of woodworking tools and machinery, most of which were simply given to me once I expressed interest. These items include: a Delta spindle sander, old craftsman dual disc/belt sander, a vintage Buffalo Tool drill press, a ...

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Restoring Carving Tools #1: New Life For Abused Carving Tools

10-08-2016 06:14 PM by Druid | 15 comments »

I recently unpacked a set of 6 small carving tools (no maker’s marks) that I had purchased at a carving show several years ago. These poor little tools had obviously been abused, but I figured that they could be brought back to life with a little care and patience. I really would have had difficulty cutting my finger with them. Here’s what they looked like, complete with fairly coarse grinder marks. So, the time came to work on these, and all it took was 3 steps.1. I did a fairly ...

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Can I do Kanna? - 1

10-08-2016 05:23 PM by iamtomkelvin | 12 comments »

First blog post – ever….anywhere….so, please: have mercy, show leniency, and bear over with me… I mean well… This short blog post is about a small restauration project; in this case me trying to fix something into its former glory of which I know very little. First off I should give credit where credit is due. If it hadn’t been for my encounter with Lumberjocks very own Mafe and my subsequent meeting with him at his workshop less than two weeks later, th...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #78: Resurrecting a Coffin Smoother - Part II

09-30-2016 03:10 PM by Paul Bucalo | 0 comments »

The glued fractures appear to be holding up well. Since the fractures weren’t smooth and the sole wasn’t flat—with major gouges between the mouth and toe—I decided to take some course grit to the outside and flatten the sole. The sole is flat and the gouges are gone. Progressing through the grits should make this look, feel and work better once finished. The wedge is shot. A replacement will have to be made. The trouble area is really betwee...

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Craftsman Table Saw Restortion #3: New On/Off switch, Finish Assembly, Vega Fence

09-27-2016 02:15 PM by Chris Januski | 3 comments »

I should have been updating this more often instead of posting all of the pictures at once but I guess I’ll be better about it next time. Once the base and frame were assembled I opened the motor and found how jammed it was full of saw dust. After cleaning it out I changed out the switch for a paddle switch. After the switch was mounted I enclosed the bottom of the saw with plywood for dust collection. I installed the factory fence and realized how wobbly it was so I upgraded to a V...

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Craftsman Table Saw Restortion #2: Table Saw Legs and Base

09-26-2016 02:24 PM by Chris Januski | 0 comments »

After working on the table top I moved on to the base. After sitting outside for a few years it had really began to rust pretty bad. I sanded it all down to bare metal, painted it, and reassembled with new hardware. (First time using photobucket for pictures, hope they come out ok)

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Craftsman Table Saw Restortion #1: Craftsman Table Saw Restoration Part 1

09-26-2016 01:05 PM by Chris Januski | 0 comments »

I started this project in May and have finally completed it. I was given an old Craftsman 12” direct drive saw from my father-in-law. The saw had been outside under a tarp for the last 3 years. The top was rusted and the gears were full of saw dust and gunk. The trunion was completely locked up. ! I disassembled the saw and started with cleaning the gears. It took a couple of hours, but afterwards it worked wonderfully. Next I began sanding the top. It was in ...

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Miter Saw Station #2: Adding Support and Feet

09-08-2016 02:12 PM by inghamworkshop | 2 comments »

Over the weekend, my daughter and I got to work adding some support to the bottom of the cabinets. My thinking was to add some structural support along with having a good spot to add legs to the bottom of each unit. Once that was finished up, I added the legs to all four corners of each of the cabinets. Next up will be arranging them along the wall and adding the top and setting up my miter saw.

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Craftsman Saw Rebuild #3: Face Plate Clean Up

09-04-2016 01:44 PM by inghamworkshop | 0 comments »

I had to come to terms with not being able to restore this piece an keep the original finish, there was just to much corrosion. I used a progression of wet/dry sandpaper starting at 320g an working my way up to 2000g. It came out pretty good and I’ll probably follow this up with some sort of aluminum buffing compound and a buffing wheel.

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