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Grandfather's Tools

06-24-2011 05:08 PM by Transition | 5 comments »

My Granfather’s name was Amos Leveille (pronounced “lev-ee-ay”) – 1909-1973. Upon my mother’s passing several years ago, I inherited what was left of my his tools. They had been left rusting in my mom’s basement for decades. I have been slowly refurbishing them, and putting them to use. It has been very enlightening, from both a tool and a person history perspective. I have given new life to these pieces, and they have returned the favor! Take a look&...

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1 man saw restore #1: de-rust

11-01-2011 05:16 AM by Wayne | 3 comments »

A couple months ago I found a few of old saws- I havent had the time to commit to a detailed “project” lately, so Ive been piddling with returning these geezers back to work horses. (With much inspiration from you lumberjocks!). While waiting on the drill press frame to get braised, Ive started on this saw (far right in above picture). It needs a good cleaning , and a new handle. The set is actually fairly decent, and some might say sharp (?)......some.Anywho, first coated the ...

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WHAT'S UP? "While I'm out in my Shop". #5: Slatwall storage system, homemade, switching from Pegboard.

04-11-2009 12:32 AM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 7 comments »

I started on this shop building project shortly after I retired. I’d like to show you what I’ve accomplished so far. My garage measures 20 X 24 feet, & I wanted to partition out a shop area.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~In order to have a shop 8 feet wide, I had to resize my garage door from 12’ to 9 ‘ Notice the car hiding under a warm blanket of snow. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This...

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Tools #2: EC Atkins refurb

03-15-2012 03:32 AM by lysdexic | 18 comments »

At an estate sale last fall I picked up this EC Atkins rip saw for $2. Thus, it is a good candidate for a refurb but with only $2 at stake I am going to try my hand at saw handle reshaping. The original handle is uninspiring and bulky. Although I may be tainted by the feel of my Bad Axe tenon saw, both of my D-8 handles is far better. The EC Atkins handle is boring and uncomfortable. ————————————R...

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Jointer Refurbish #2: The Completed Body

01-25-2012 05:59 AM by PTIII | 5 comments »

So it’s been long enough, I thought I’d post an update, as insignificant as it may seem. Life with a 2 year old, on top of work, doesn’t allow much time for this hobby. I was able to disassemble the entire machine, and inspect everything closer. This is the main body of the unit, shown cleaned up, repainted, and the badge polished. As I mentioned in my last post, I had purchased replacement bearings for the machine. Since then, I received the bearings, and had t...

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THE JOURNEY INTO RESTORING OLD TOOLS #2: some dirty DIY gutterwork

02-02-2011 04:09 AM by Dennisgrosen | 28 comments »

Some dirty DIY gutterwork.... Remember this is a travel into a new world for me and I will try different methods along the way ... Feel free to smile , luagh ,come with comments and adviceĀ“s along the way ,since most ofwhat I write , you proppebly already know .the only thing you have to do, to have theoppetunity for it , is to submit to my punishment of the english language and sick humorwhat I do hope is that you can pick up one or two things you can use yourself and enjoy the journey...

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Moving Fillister Plane

12-24-2011 02:58 AM by Scott R. Turner | 2 comments »

I’ve been in the market for a rabbet plane of some sort, and tried to buy a Stanley #78 from Patrick Leach earlier this month. I was too late to get the Stanley but Patrick sent me a moving fillister plane instead. It was made by “prolific plane maker” John Bell of Philadelphia circa 1845: It’s a beautiful piece of work, and tempts me to become a hand plane collector, but I really intended it to be a working plane. But it certainly wasn’t in working condit...

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Hand Plane Revival #1: Restoring a bench plane on a budget

01-31-2012 12:58 AM by Willeh | 5 comments »

I’ve seen a number of postings and blogs on LJ about restoring an old hand plane the very thorough way, taking an old plane that looks haggared from years of use and restoring it to new. While that is a great way to do it, if you have the time, money for all the required parts etc, and I wish i did, because that’s a great way to get good results. This is not one of those posts. This is a great method for those who have a small budget but are willing to put in some elbow grease....

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Saw and Handplane restoration #2: Disston D8 - Blade

07-02-2012 08:23 PM by Tokolosi | 7 comments »

I cleaned the sawblade by using a scraper for the grime and surface rust. Then using Naval Jelly and a stiff nylon bristle brush removed the rust. After that it was coated with WD-40 and sanded starting with 220 and progressing through 0000 steel wool. The medallions and screws were cleaned with Barkeepers Friend and polished. Im pretty happy on how it turned out.

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Sources #1: French Polish

11-20-2011 09:59 AM by Byron | 1 comment »

I have been reading about French Polishing for some time now and finally dedicated the beginning of my thanksgiving break to finding a good source for how to apply this classical finish. Shellac is a very finicky finish and is hard to REALY get right. Although this site is for guitars it seems to be and excellent guide to French Polishing.

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