Ever since I bought a house, I’ve found myself doing too much yardwork, and not enough woodworking. I decided I could use yardwork as an excuse to woodwork. Rather than buy a $45 aluminum landscaping rake that I would probably only use 4 times in my life, I decided to use the old rake handle I found in the yard when the snow melted and a 2×4 to make my own. The first step was to remove the broken end of the existing handle: With this done, I started shaving off the end with m...
Hello all and welcome! I suppose I will start by telling you a little bit about myself. I have dabbled in woodworking since I was a young (12 years old) Midwestern farm boy. My Dad had a couple tools and we would build small projects together. Well, I am now an older (32 years old) Southern city boy and am able to buy my own tools…when the wife says it is okay. Over the years I didn’t really do much with woodworking but I always wanted to do more of it. That is why I promptly turn...
I have been thinking about adding a bench top drill press to my work shop as my next piece of equipment. I started keeping a look out on Craigslist but then I remembered seeing a very old bench top drill press in my wife’s grandmothers basement. I went to take a look and found a Walker Turner DP 101. It had no motor but after looking around in the basement I found a few motors and pulleys. I was able to find a motor that spun counter clockwise so I took everything home. I cleaned it up ...
This has been a learning experience in what not to do. LOL! Saw this scroll saw for 75 bucks on Craigslist. Drove to the house down dusty country roads and I blogged earlier about this saw requiring a couple hours of fixing the clamp to see it cut wood! Then I drove home in a snow storm. The first picture is how the saw looked in January! The second picture is how the rusted table looked. I got some suggestions from Blackie (Randy) regarding about using apple cider vinegar to rem...
Hey LJ’s, Been awhile since posting as I have been finishing up my house windows rehab for my second story for my 140 year old house. I’m re purposing one section of my shop bench into a hybrid wood workers ( in my case wood-butcher’s) bench. My plan was to make it mobile as my shop is getting smaller and smaller. Where did these big tools come from? Oh yeah I finally assembled them, and I purchased a used cabinet saw. The bench is to be mobile as are most of the ...
I have always had a passion for restoring things. One of my favourite activities is the resuscitation of old tools. Not only for the beauty of displaying them, but to give them a new sense of purpose and put them to good use. I pick up old tools at any chance I find. They can be from friends or family that no longer have a use or interest for them. I have found many tools cast away as rubbish and one of my favourite pastimes is routing through piles of rusty parts at secondhand markets. ...
From this: To this: The entire post was a little picture heavy, so here is a link to my blog post: http://timharvey1.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/woodworking-derusting-and-restoring-a-skil-hd-77-saw/ Thanks for letting me share.
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Getting my tools ready #14: How do I get the best out of an OLD DELTA 40-650 Type I? Need experienced advice!
LJ’s I purchased a Delta C arm 18” scroll saw. It has been a misadventure born out of poverty. LOL! Have an intarsia, project in mind. It’s for an artist friend. An inlay into a box made from one of his great paintings. Purchased the 40-650 Type I Scroll Saw at least 3 months ago, maybe longer ( brought it home driving several hours in a blizzard). De rusted the aged metal table, painted and cleaned up the old girl. Looked good! The clamping mechanism and the cl...
This is my 1958 Delta Rockwell Super 900 Radial Arm Saw. Purchased in the winter for $50 (in working condition) complete overhaul included grinding all cast iron components and paint (3 stage paint) , polishing all aluminum components and a complete rewire. Did this as a Father’s Day gift.
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