Next, I had to come up with a new insert for the table. The saw came with a plywood table over the existing cast iron table, so there was no insert. I tried to buy an insert, but they do not seem to be made any longer for this saw. I had a piece of cutting board lying around the shop that I failed in making a TS insert in the past. I got out a circle cutter (the fly style cutter type) and cut out the shape on my drill press fairly easily. I then set up my router to cut off material to pr...
I have an old Mahogany (I think) blanket chest. Looks like it was hand carved. Really nice piece of furniture. It has a little wear and tear, and thats where I need your help. There are a few large scratches I would like to clean up / fix. Is there an easy way to fix this, to get the color close to matching? What kind of general advice do you have for cleaning up a nice old piece such as this? I will be buying new hinges for it too. The hardware on it is goldish – what i m...
I picked up a decent 65 gallon fish tank off CL last week. I have some large goldfish occupying a pond in the back yard that are going to need a winter home soon. The tank itself is in decent shape, a little scratched and worn, but it will work. The base is a different, ugly story. Pine, 2×4s, rough. Rusted hardware, mildew inside. Challenge Accepted. I have cleaned the tank and stripped and put new silicone in the joints, so that is basically read. I now have disassembled the base...
Hi everyone,I inherited this vice from my dad, and I’m pretty sure it was used when he got it. So by my recollection it’s probably 60 years old or more. I have to admit that I’ve never seen one like this before, instead of the front half of the vice moving when you turn the handle the rear of the vice moves backwards. Well, I dug the thing out of storage where it’s been resting for quite a few years and as soon as I went to use it, I found that the vice would not o...
...is my treasure and my wife’s entertainment. Part of my day job is doing service calls on a variety of issues relating to locks and doors. As such I meet a lot of people. Today I had the fortune of meeting Bill. Bill was a navy man in WWII and had his ear drums blown out by a deck gun. We were chit chatting as I did my thing and an antique work bench sitting in the corner came up. He asked if I wanted to buy it, I did and got it for cheap complete with a fair number of tools. I...
Bought this extremely dirty, fairly rusty, ole MFr off the Bay last spring. Sorry lost my before pics but oh well. Figured I would document before I possibly send her to a new home. Like her a lot but I already have plenty in the middle range of planes and someone else has expressed interest in it. Type 3 war era, no brass, hardwood knob and tote, lever cap was not painted but I painted with Duplicoat Chevy Victory Red Just a scratch Retuning on some figured cherry. had ...
In response to a request, I made a short video about a simple method I use to close and repair screw holes and small dents in furniture or accents I am working on.. the video attached is a quick demo on using steam to repair small damaged areas .. thanks for checking it out.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjqWa1hpspI&feature=share&list=UUO39zTYpvWL5jx2q15Ma_Hw
When I moved back to the US from Kuwait, I was determined to 1. Meet my newborn son, 2. Get several specific food items I had been missing, and 3. Build my shop up and get some furniture built. My son is now 28 months old and has a 7 month old sister, I’ve eaten everywhere I wanted and then some, but I still have yet to make anything other than household necessities such as a simple shoe rack for my wife, a simple but fancy looking desk for myself, and shop stuffs. I’ve star...
It took me quite some time to get 240v ran to the basement, but the installation of a new gas stove right above me in the kitchen could not have been better timed. So, I extended the line from the stove and added two new outlets in the ceiling of my shop. I did not want to invest too much money into a lemon, so I hesitantly hooked it up to the new wiring. It cranked up and ran very loudly with no blade. Which brings me to bearings. Here is a pic of the old upper wheel bearings. They were...
Took a job last year up in PA. which kept me from my shop most of the time, and away from Lumber jocks. Now I am getting to finish a project I started last summer. Refurbishing an old wooden chest. It was a wreck, half of the bottom part of the chest was gone, but the top was intact. It also has little metal wheels on the bottom of it for rolling it around which I thought was kind of odd. Never saw anything like that so early. I have restored it to better than found c...
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