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work van/truck shelving and storage ideas #1: 1997 dodge ram 2500 work van buildout

01-12-2011 10:15 AM by optimusprime | 3 comments »

just decided to start a blog on the adventure of creating a work vehicle that any carpenter would be proud to call his/her own. I’ve got a thousand ideas running through my mind however, i felt that maybe i shouldn’t rush into it but get some advice from people of a like nature. O.K. my project is going to be specific to a 1997 dodge ram 2500 cargo van. if anyone has any cool ideas or pics of stuff they have done to their vans please get them out. Now do not be bashfull, iR...

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

01-27-2010 01:02 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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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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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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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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Dafting table

02-10-2012 03:09 AM by DonR | 1 comment »

a week ago I won a Hamilton Drafting table in a surplus auction from my local university, since then I have been sanding my hands off to re finish it. The biggest challenge has been the drawing surface. it had been used in a machine shop and had many straight line cuts in it as well as a number of pits and chips from machined metal parts. I have now done three applications of joint compound to fill these cuts and dips and am happy with the surface. I have sanded it down to a 320 grit and will...

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Hello World ! (a restoration job) #1: Dresser restoration part 1

03-09-2012 07:11 AM by raydizzle | 1 comment »

So this is my first blog post on this site, and first woodworking project since high school (which I graduated in 2008). I quit college to pursue a bigger passion of mine, which was woodworking. I absolutely loved my wood shop classes in high school. And after going through a couple years or college, I decided that web design was not something I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Sitting behind a desk and computer screen all day writing out code, fixing problems for websites that never see...

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