Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'refurbishing'

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Handplane Restoration #30: English Wooden Chamfer Plane

07-07-2011 03:57 AM by WayneC | 26 comments »

This is a recent eBay purchase. I am posting this for Mads. He would like to make one and requested some photos. This plane is 6 inches long by 2 inches wide and the body is 2 1/2” Tall. There is a wood insert at the mouth that make the overall plane approximately 3 inches tall. The blade is 8 inches long 1 1/2 inches wide and is a little over 1/8 inch thick. The blade is marked The blade is marked J. Herring and Sons, England and has the image of a fish above the name. The...

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Book shelves from reclaimed wood and shutters #1: Beginning with shutters

01-30-2010 05:47 PM by Dennis Fletcher | 4 comments »

I was asked to take these shutters and make some bookshelves. I will be utilizing wood that is approx. 60 yrs old and these shutters, which, we don’t know how old, but could be much more. I am inserting the pictures of the shutters, as this project may take a little while

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My first attempt at refurbing a tool--1977 Rockwell Model 10 Saw

06-27-2012 04:26 PM by jbswearingen | 6 comments »

I like buying used ww’ing equipment. It makes my budget stretch much further, and because I’m a very casual hobbyist, I don’t need the latest and greatest tools with the coolest accessories. Because of this, I have a few pieces of equipment that are older than me—my lathe, my RAS, and another refurb project, a ‘75 Harley Chopper (which I’m still in the process of rebuilding, five years later). I haven’t picked this tool up yet; it’s at my b...

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Preventing Blotching Using A Wash Coat #1: Finishing with Wash Coats

01-04-2015 03:10 AM by pjones46 | 2 comments »

Wash Coat #1: Finishing with Wash Coats I am starting to put together an article covering finishing and this will be part of the coverage but not just limited to preventing blotching as a wash coat will aid in a more consistent staining color. This will be updated as my thoughts are organized. This is only a small portion: A wash coat is a coat of thinned finish that’s applied to bare wood to partially seal the surface before a stain is applied. It reduces the amount of stain from so...

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Jointer Refurbish #3: Basically Finished

02-10-2012 03:58 AM by PTIII | 5 comments »

Well, so this blog has not turned out as interesting as I had hoped. There’s just not that much exciting about degreasing, “polishing”, and painting. I suppose I expected more hurdles along the way, however I’d say that all-in-all I got pretty lucky by having a pretty solid machine to begin with. Here are some pictures of the “final” product. My only real hesitation is that now I need to figure something out for the stand. I have plenty o...

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Old wooden F-Clamp

01-15-2012 12:07 PM by Nighthawk | 3 comments »

Was given an old wood clamp with a steel runner the other day was a bit worse for wear, it was being thrown out…but but but it is still functionable. Anyway today I decided to give it a bit of a tidy up, I decided instead of replacing the bits I would just sand them as I found out as well the clamp is over 100 years old. So it would be cool to keep the orginal and with its battle scars and all. Before the sanding and re-oil… All I did was give it a light sand including ...

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Re-thinking a Parts Plane

07-17-2012 01:44 PM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

A while back, I bought a “Parts Plane” for another plane rehab project. I was interested in the bolts, and the frog. When the plane arrived, along with some other parts, I decided to try things out. Bad mistake, actually…. The Parts Plane: Not much to look at,is there? a gray base, and red frog, and some handles that need some work. I slipped some needed parts onto this Parts plane, and decided a “Test Drive” would be fun… The parts inst...

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Power Tools #2: Rockwell Delta Table Saw Jointer Combo Restoration

12-12-2013 03:08 AM by Jerry | 9 comments »

This is a vintage Rockwell Delta Table Saw Jointer Combo, well, at least it was… the original jointer was sold and the owner kept the Magna jointer. So I re-assembled them anyway into the original configuration. Table Saw Jointer Here are the after pictures Table Saw Jointer Combo Once...

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An Old Barn #2: Pics of tools found

04-18-2010 06:35 AM by slickytfox | 16 comments »

I had already taken some pictures of some of the tools that I discovered when removing the top layer of the collapsed shed. To preface this, the door to this shed was to open inward but it wouldn’t budge before it collapsed because a ceiling beam had fallen and wedged itself against the door making it impossible to open. I couldn’t get to the hinges and I was always fearful of kicking it in because I had no clue of how it might fall if I did get the door to budge. Through some cra...

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Oak Dresser Restoration #2: Finished at last!

04-06-2011 02:33 AM by Mark D. | 2 comments »

So after spending 820 days working 26 hours a day, 8 days a week on restoring this dresser it’s finally DONE! Ok, so it certainly was not a priority project and got very sporadic time devoted to it over the last 2 years but what a chore it was… I think it’s far easier to build something from scratch than to restore an older piece. As you can see from the first couple of pictures, there is a slight cup in the top which wasn’t able to be straightened out and you can s...

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