Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'refurbishing'

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Best Tool Memories #1: The Little Saw that Could -- Great Restoration!

10-07-2015 02:58 AM by ForestGrl | 8 comments »

This little saw was the absolute sweetest, and I thought I’d lost all the pictures, but here they are! This was a restoration I will treasure forever, and I figure if I post it here I can’t lose it again. A tilting-table saw by Inca, highly sought-after and treasured by model makers especially. Swiss-made with their penchant for good engineering. I found it at a huge annual rummage sale (fund-raiser)—had to get up at 6 a.m. to be in line and then run like crazy. Restora...

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My restored weird vice

09-21-2013 01:54 AM by Jimbo817 | 7 comments »

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...

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Shop stuff #8: Jointer is done

10-21-2015 09:23 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

I completed work on the jointer today and got it running. I had the camera rolling as I did it and got that all packaged up and loaded. I hope you like the conclusion of this small series on my jointer. It takes a lot of time to make them, but it is fun time. I am enjoying this combination of hobbies. Thanks for watching!

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The $5 Challenge Plane

08-25-2012 04:26 PM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

That I took upon myself. Got a box in the mail. Opened it up to…. WOW! Rusty and Crusty! Made of a Witch’s Brew and set some thing to soak awhile. I also got some supplies in house, charged up the cordless drill’ batteries, both of them. Tub for the soaking was from the Hospital stay last year. Didn’t have anything to “shock” it with, so, time for the wire wheels, and some sandpaper…Got the small items cleaned up a bit… ...

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Just Plane Old #1: As Is - Looking for suggestions

06-25-2012 03:36 AM by socrbent | 4 comments »

I retrieved to old wooden planes that belonged to my dad from the shop on the family farm now run by my youngest brother. They probably haven’t been used in 50 years. As a long term project (this coming winter) I want to clean them up and if feasible make them functional. They are at least pre WWII. Would these be something made in a high school shop class in the early 40’s?The large one is 22” long and the smaller is 16”. Since I don’t know much about plane I...

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Got some pieces of the table saw cleaned up

05-16-2014 02:54 AM by jlabos | 6 comments »

So here are the wings all cleaned up. I worked with 100, 220, 500, 1000, and then 1200 grit sand paper. I wet sanded the gray painted area and it cleaned up well so I don’t think I will be painting them. I think that they will shine with some wax. There was one small area that I hand to sand down to the metal because there was some sticky gunk stuck to it. The insert had some deep scratches in it so I sanded it down and painted it. The blade guard cleaned up real nice. ...

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Shop Notes #5: Finishing it?

02-05-2014 02:21 AM by DocSavage45 | 12 comments »

Out in the shop today working on my desk chair which is a found item from a resale shop many years ago. Thought it had some character. It’s been sitting gathering dust and cat hair for a few years now. Just decided to refurbish it for my reopened office. Thought it was mahogany but it turns out it is 1/3rd mahogany. I was going to rub down the finish with four ought (o#0000) steel wool and put a coat of stain and poly on it. When I go started it needed to be taken apart as most...

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1966 Unisaw Refub #1: What a find!

07-10-2012 02:25 PM by jbswearingen | 7 comments »

On a whim, I typed in “Unisaw” into the DC CL search and this popped up. $150 was his asking price, and I was the first to call. By the time I got to his house four hours later (after work, and it was 1.5 hours to his house), a dozen had called. The seller was really nice in both holding it AND not raising the price on me. He wasn’t home, but his wife and son were there to help load it. They bought it about 15 years ago with him saying, “I’ll get it running on...

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File to knife... #2: Feeling good about the progress today!

03-26-2015 08:36 PM by MadJester | 12 comments »

Hey there everyone! Well…as I mentioned in the comment section of part one of this series, I took some files to a friends house and we annealed the handle portions, I cut a gigantic farriers rasp in half and annealed the handle portion on one of the pieces. Today I was able to get down into my shop and drill the holes! It was a little slow going with the smaller files, and the cobalt bits were useless…even with the temper gone from the steel. Surprisingly, the larger holes f...

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Want to see a small workshop? #1: Tiny Workshop

06-25-2011 04:53 PM by jamsie | 1 comment »

Want to see small workshop? Then look at Youtube – woodjamsie.It is a tiny workshop/shed, and I do all my work there, because ‘she who must be obeyed’ won’t let me work in the house! With all that wood shavings and dust – who can blame her!I have read on the Internet on how to make an Oland tool, on ‘Around the’ It’s a fantastic website,and he’s a man after my own heart, who makes everything from scratch. More later. I̵...

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