A good friend of mine had bought a Columbia Gramaphone at an auction a few years back and has had it sitting in his storage garage ever since. I’m not sure as to how old the actual unit is, but I could guess the 1930’s to 1940’s at best. It’s a pretty generic model and I suspect it wasn’t the deluxe unit by any means. Since he and I only met within the last year, he never bothered to do anything with it. When he found out that I was pretty good with refurbishi...
Hello, Many years i did my sawing work on a festool table saw. I loved the machine but a heavier one was welcome. I also had a small chinees planing machine. I solded both and for the money i got i could almost buy an old europeen SICAR 5 in 1 machine. I considerd buying a new chinees combi but the sicar is an italian build machine from 1995. It has three motors each 3 KW (380 Volt) The machine was/is in bad conditon. Weight 495 Kg. From time to time I will tell my progression. When I ...
This is the first project I have ever posted on any forum for any experts out there to comment on. So with a little trepidation I submit this to you all to comment on. I’m restoring an old gate leg table I made in 1980 from oak timbers salvaged from a local church tower which was built in 1492. http://j.mp/KU6Cs8. This is a link to the history of the church for any one who is interested. The timbers had to be replaced back in about 1980 due to insect infestation. I’ll wr...
Actually found a few items Actually got some change back from the twenty dollar bill I gave them, a whopping fifty cents back. Didn’t have enough to buy a second plane that was sitting there, but I think that big guy might just work out. saw set was a bit older, but so are most of my handsaws. Block plane base is a Stanley #18 1/4, but the cap iron is even close to it. Now, about that big plane. Says right on the front end that it is a Stanley No. 31. 24” long....
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I picked up a Stanley Miter Box no. 346 at a swap meet this past weekend for $15. As you can see it is in pretty bad shape. The saw blade is completely rusted, the handle is in good shape. I can see some markings on the blade but cannot make them out. I will be taking the saw apart and coating it with Navel Jelly to remove the rust. I will be leaving the handle as is, I like the look. More to follow.
After contemplating adding a smoothing plane to my shop for quite some time, I finally took the plunge. I looked at some of the beautiful new tools available out there and made my decision…what I decided may surprise you. I take you through the process in this post on my blog.
This summer while on vacation in NH, we made a stop in Maine to hit some woodworking stops. First off we hit Christian Becksvoorts shop in New Gloucester then we went to Lie Nielsen tools and finally stopped at Liberty tool in Liberty ME. I had heard about this place in magazines and online and those didn’t even come close to preparing me for the number and variety of tools they had there. If you are in the area, I highly recommend stopping in. I know I will be making another trip t...
Sisters table has broken legs. It is a shame really as it is pretty old table and still pretty good nick. After looking at it best we can do is glue and the try and brace the base a bit more. Now big sis wants to sand whole table back and redo just to spruce up. Now we all love wood, but her house has heaps of natural wood showing and with the table, it actually becomes to much so she is thinking of … eeeek painting it. (shock horror I know, but I actually on this occasion agree with her, ...
Recently I have been cutting some narrower parts on the saw. They kept coming out as trapezoids instead of square pieces of wood as I had intended. I have check the blade to be square to the table top multiple times and I still get trapezoids. Being a Shopsmith, it is good to check for square after every operation. I started looking into the problem seriously yesterday to see where my out of square issue was rearing it’s ugly head. The insert! It has always sat a little low in it’...
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