...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...
Well I new this wouldn’t last. but it was great as long as it did, What I’m talking about is my wood sorce was a friend of mine worked at a factory that received there inventory with 1/8”, 1/4” and 1/2” plywood, and so he was able to pick up truck loads of it. Believe it or not, it was really nice wood. Beautiful grain, and I coulkd actually fit the pictures to the wood. Would you believe I lost his Phone number I have been trying to get ahoad of him, to get anot...
Just showin off I reckon, an eclectic group… Family shot Stanley T9? 8c ( purchased from jayT ) Wards Master #6 Stanley t11 5 1/2c Stanley t14 5c ( was my grandfather’s ) now has walnut tote/knob crafted by terryR Wards Master 4 (replaced the stained tote/knob with Rosewood) Have others in rehab:Stanley T19 #5Stanley T13 5 1/2Wards Master #32 Craftsman #4Stanley #45 ( cutters need some sharpening, tryin to figure out how best to do so)Craft...
Hi Wood lovers – I came upon some “trash” wood with some casters attached (not sure what it once was) discarded in a dumpster behind a renovator’s shop destined for the landfill, but fate would have other plans for it. The wood seemed in great shape with some good character beneath, so I rescued it, bundled it up, and rode it home on my bicycle (yes, thats right). When I got it home and sanded it down, I was AMAZED at the figure of these boards. Problem is I couldn’t figur...
Well Monday went all wrong from the get go .Thought I fit the test box previously posted with a pair of leather hinges , marked out the hole location and set up the drill press and all ready to go ,drilled the first hole and then went to drill the second .Just into the hole I noticed that I was way off with the hole ,reason being ,I had made three pencil marks ,centre and the two outside lines of the hole location .Well I used the inside line ,now what ,I was ready to scrap the box but put it...
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