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New Life for a Columbian Woodworking Vise #2: Will it turn?

02-23-2012 04:22 AM by hhhopks | 9 comments »

So far so good, there are no surprises. No cracks or breaks. As you recall from my previous blog post the vise will not turn. There is no sense of restoring the vise if you can get to move. So this blog is about getting the screw to turn.I searched for woodworking Columbian vise information. There don’t seem to be much. What I have found so far are mostly pictures and mounting information, but not the details that I am after. Hopefully I am correct in my selection of words in describin...

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Craftsman Table Saw Restoration #1: First Impressions & Disassembly

08-27-2012 03:07 AM by JackC | 6 comments »

We had a new family move in on our street a few weeks ago, & since they were downsizing from their previous house, they had a lot of stuff they just didn’t want anymore which they ended up just putting in the garage. So, one thing led to another and I got a old table saw. It’s a 1973 Craftsman saw with a 1.5HP 3450 rpm hp induction motor. The top has a moderate amount of rust, most of which was removed in about 10 mins with a wire brush. There’s still some left, which...

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New Life for a Columbian Woodworking Vise #1: Columbian Woodworking Vise Find

02-18-2012 07:09 PM by hhhopks | 3 comments »

I just got back from a woodworking tool estate sale. There were many good buys. I would of purchase a lot more but ran out of money. I spotted this woodworking vise and noticed that it is a quick release. I already got an old vice for the workbench that I am currently building, but it is not a quick release. I thought I would give it a go. I am taking a chance in buying a vise that wouldn’t turn. For $25.00, I don’t think it is much of a gamble. Here’s what I have foun...

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Cedar Shutters For the WC Renovation

03-23-2010 04:22 AM by Grumpy | 7 comments »

Well here we go again. The bathroom has been renovated now the toilet. You can’t do one without the other especially when they are next door to each other.Here is what we started withHere’s the messy bitsThe road to recoveryThe Aussie Red Cedar for the shuttersThe finished product

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machine restorations #1: Rockwell Beaver 3400 gap bed lathe

06-12-2012 03:42 PM by rasp | 2 comments »

I have been searching kijiji high and low for about a year now, looking for just the right deal. I found that deal about 2 weeks ago. 60km~ away from home, a nice relaxing cruise to Orillia. The fellow I bought this off was quite friendly. Sometimes walking into strangers homes can be unnerving. He showed me some things he made with the lathe over the years, one of which was a solid pine bed frame, very nicely turned in a rustic manner, stained red and painted black to give it that R...

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My RV Renovation #2: Let the Demo Begin!

02-20-2008 04:27 AM by Irwin | 3 comments »

Here’s a tell tale sign that moisture is doing a number in the walls of your newly purchased 5th wheel RV See how the awning bracket is pulling away from the siding? It was due to the water tank leaking for years and no one wanted to fix it. Here’s the result of the leak As you can see there isn’t anything holding up this back corner of the trailer, but the damage didn’t stop there. Here is the other side of the wall after I demoed the dinette This was in additio...

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Bandsaw Reclamation Project

09-26-2010 11:55 PM by Crushgroovin | 8 comments »

I spend a bit of time every day browsing Craigslist for Wood & Tool Bargains. This past Thursday I found an early 80’s 1 3/4hp 14” Jet Bandsaw for $40! I picked it up on Friday! While there is quite a bit of work that needs to be done, I am very excited about this machine. The 1 3/4 hp motor is quite big for this type of machine and works great. The wheels and infastructure are in fantastic shape. It is one heave piece of machine. Most of it is Cast Iron. There ...

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Refurbish Powermatic Table Saw #6: Table Saw Blade and Fence Alignment with Shop-Built Jig

11-08-2011 05:14 AM by bch | 3 comments »

Adjusting the Saw Blade Alignment, Again—This Time With A JigAs posted in the blog I aligned the table saw blade to the miter slot by clamping my dial indicator to my miter gauge. I knew this wouldn’t be perfect, but thought it would be good enough. However, after finishing the saw, doubts lingered. I had paid for In-Line Industries PALS after all—why not have it aligned perfectly? Last night after work I shamelessly copied ajosephg's shop-made jig on this post. ajosephg...

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Has Anyone Made A Homemade Lathe??

06-14-2012 09:08 PM by Woodworker_Collins | 15 comments »

I want to make a homemade lathe using a powerdrill and was wondering has anyone made one, and if you have what did you use to make it. Thanks for the help :))

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Refurbishing a Craftsman "King Seeley" tablesaw

12-31-2011 07:23 AM by biltron | 3 comments »

Hello Lumberjocks - I’m renting a house that came with an old table saw in the basement – a Craftsman – made by King Seeley Corporation. I found a good description of it here: http://www.old-woodworking-tools.net/craftsman-king-seeley-model-no-10322160-8-table-saw.html and the manual here: http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/detail.aspx?id=1159 Eventually I hope to buy a house and get a “real” table saw, but in the meantime, I thought I’d see wh...

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