i bought a Craftsman plane off ebay for $5.00 + shipping last week, got off work today and opened my package sitting on my doorstep and began to disassemble the rusty thing. I am a virgin at this so im tryin to document this for myself, and fishing for advice possibly :) 9 1/4” x 2.5” #4? blade and chipbreaker lookin a bit rough (had some bits of wood stuck between them when i took it apart) Millers Falls? Craftsman 107-37034, plastic knob and tote ...
I managed to land some commissions this week so when i was cutting some material the outfeed drop leaf table on my radial saw decided to give up the ghost. the osb sheeting on my drop leaf desintegrated where the piano hinge mounts. time for an upgrade! the new ones will be laminated plywood cores with cut down 2×3s framing the edges so that the hinges have solid wood to screw into and the frames will hold the weight instead of the plywood. this will all be topped with some white 1/8...
Ok, with past entries and wisdom from LJ pros I was able to get the jointer I could afford. I located a older Craftsman contractor jointer for a good price on-line and brought my new tool home to set it up. The tool was well taken care of but the blades were rusted to the blade chuck so, with every unsuccessful effort to remove the blades with directions found in the manual I had to disassemble the part. This means taking out the arbor and bearings. Quite the job!Now that I have everything to...
Currently halfway through another boat trip and have some free time to drop some thoughts. Feel free ti laugh, encourage, whatever on what i put up. I gotta clear my head and maybe come back to read thia later to se what i forgot. Things i want to get done:Build a workbench with a real tight budgetlearn house to handcut a dovetailGet better at tuning, using my handplanebuy a decent tablesawbuild a shop to work in… Projects ive been “commissioned” to do soon:Build 16yr...
My love of wood I owe to my Great Uncle Albert. I have a picture when I am about 4 helping him in his shop. He loved wood but was not a very “fine” carpenter. For him you could never build it to sturdy with more wood and of course this was reinforced by more screws. I loved what he exposed me to but decided I wanted to become the best carpenter I could be and that would mean finding a teacher to help me reach that goal. I met a luthier when I was about 12 and was all to happy t...
It has been a while since I updated my tool blog and it is high time I did. There have been a few new aquisitions here at the Framer household that I need to share with you guys. First up is an Ebay find. I am in the need for a good backsaw for some tenon cuts on my workbench build. I searched all the newer brands and some of the cheaper selections and they were either WAY out of my price range or just looked cheap and I already have a cheap one so no thanks. Off to the bay I went an...
So I found a C/L post or the sale of 7 hand planes. The only one I was interested in was a Stanley #7, so I inquired. The seller said he wanted $110 for all of them. Hmmmmm, I thought. If I could get him down some more that’d mean I’d pay a little more than $10 per plane. I could restore them, remove all the rust, sharpen the irons, etc. and sell em each for $25 or more. Except the #7….I want to keep that one. So I offered $80, citing the amount of rust removal, ...
My wife received a Hoosier Cabinet from her parents and is wanting it put in our house. But, before we do that we decided it needed some TLC. It had been “modified” previously for various reasons. Busted glue joints, damaged hinges, worn drawer slides, etc. Sorry I didn’t get any pics of such items or any “before” pictures for that matter. I had already started the refurb before I decided to do this blog. So, here is a short video to show were I’m at so far.
This Week I show you how to make a folding out feed table for your table saw. This design was based after an article and plan found in a 2009 issue of Woodworker’s Journal Magazine. Originally the plan was designed for a Cabinet saw with a Biesemeyer Fence System, so I had to make some slight modifications for my Porter Cable Saw. In this 3 part video series I show you a step by step on building this project as well as talk about the modifications I had to make. The Article and plans ca...
I had three planes, mainly from two rust hunts. A Dunlap, with red handles That i decided to strip the red off of. Two others were in need of the “Works” handles stripped, one tote repaired, irons sharpened back up. All manner of rust removed. Ok, “Velcommen to Mein Dungeon” This little machine does a lot of removal work, weather it is rust on a plane’s side Rust on an iron Stripping a finish off a knob Note that ugly brush laying ther...
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