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machine restorations #2: Rockwell Unisaw

06-12-2012 03:57 PM by rasp | 3 comments »

before. $500 on kijiji. after. $30 in paint I should have bought a quart of paint and mixed it in a spray gun, instead of using spray bombs or rattle cans, whichever you want to call them. The paint turned out a little streaky. I plan on putting this saw to use the way it was originally intended. I bought this saw off a machinist/welder who was using it as a workbench in the corner of his garage. 3hp Baldor single phase 220V motor (worth over 500$ alone!) jet lock fence.. ...

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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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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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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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17th Century Jacobean Oak paneled room #1: Preface

03-02-2008 04:36 PM by woodwkr | 6 comments »

This was an interesting project that I worked on a few years ago. The photo above show the panels in the original room at Henwood Priory, Warwickshire, England. It is the only thing I had to go on. One wall had a fireplace that someone must have blacked out before the auction because it was not part of the sale.( a note: the photos that I use in this blog are rather large so you can see some of the detail. just click on them to see the whole photo and click again to see them actual size )...

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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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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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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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Gun Showcase/Coffee Table #1: Gun showcase/Coffee Table

11-23-2013 05:14 PM by vpbarnwood | 1 comment »

Here is an idea for gun owners that don’t have a gun case or space for a wall gun case. That being said it is not just for guns, you can display just anything that will fit in the case, such as coins, knick knacks, precious mementos. The dimensions are 5’ by 2’ by 18” when it will be finished. There will also be a drawer under the showcase in the center of the table. The wood used is reclaimed barn wood from my barn.

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