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Oahu Guitar Restoration #1: Introduction

02-20-2017 10:52 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 2 comments »

Video is here: https://youtu.be/QnD6qkNlodc My day job is as a stringed instrument repair “tech” (I don’t really like that word, I just refer to it as fine woodworking) and I like to continue my work at home. This guitar is something that my wife bought for me as a christmas gift last year for a little bit. I was thrilled since it had had no previous “pro” repair jobs done to it which means that my job is still going to be challenging but it will be MUCH ea...

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Restoring a MASSIVE Underhill Gouge #2: Handle Making/Completion

02-17-2017 03:36 AM by Lemongrasspicker | 2 comments »

If you prefer not to read, the video is here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aegPxohhUqY The handle for this beast was something that took a long time. I don’t have a lathe so carving the handle via axe, knife, and spokeshave was the only option I had. The handle design was inspired from the handles I had seen on framing slicks. The overall length of this now with the handle is 34” I haven’t weighed it but I suspect it’s in the neighborhood of 4-5 pounds. Ash wa...

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Restoring a MASSIVE Underhill Gouge #1: Rust Removal/Cleanup

02-02-2017 04:32 AM by Lemongrasspicker | 7 comments »

If you prefer not to read, the youtube video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT5ArQLTQS8 I came into possession of this chisel via the wonder that is Ebay, you just never know what cool thing you might find. I had wanted something that would let me add some texture to large pieces like coffee table tops and/or wood carvings and such. I came across this one and immediately thought it was very interesting. And indeed it was, Underhill the maker of it seemed to go out of bus...

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Restore a Plow Plane

01-18-2017 11:27 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I have had a plow plane for a while now. It has collected dust over the year and now that I’m really pushing to more hand tool work I see the perfect opportunity to start using it. I even have an upcoming project that I want to use it on. Check out how to restore a plow plane and subscribe to my channel for more woodworking, including an upcoming bookshelf build and handplane case build.

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Hoosier restoration #1: A Hoosier Cabinet from the 1920' or 1930's needs some restoration.

01-10-2017 03:55 PM by makeBrooklyn | 2 comments »

In our kitchen is an antique hoosier cabinet in need of some serious restoration. I know the antique purists will say don’t touch it, it’s worth much more with the original everything even if it is falling apart but the cabinet is not an investment so much as a place to keep our corn flakes and bread. The Front of the cabinet and drawers seem to be mostly ok. There is a bit of cracking near the end grain on the top of a couple of the face boards but they seem to be stable now...

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Beginner Plane Restoration #5: Beginner Plane Restoration #5: Results and Conclusion

01-08-2017 02:28 PM by bbasiaga | 0 comments »

Its been a LONG time, but I’ve finally delivered on the final part of my hand plane restoration. Watch to see how it turned out, and to find out if the results led to deeper in to the use of hand planes or not. Thanks for watching!https://youtu.be/zU8MKtAhs-o

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Saw Vise Restoration

12-18-2016 06:39 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Restoring a saw vise from a rusty mess to a nice clean tool. Subscribe to my channel for more woodworking and blacksmithing videos!

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How I Do Hand Plane Rehabs #11: Final Fettling and Wrap-Up

12-15-2016 12:52 PM by HokieKen | 6 comments »

At long last, we have reached journey’s end :-) I apologize for taking so long to get this last entry done but life got in the way the past few weeks so I’ve been squeezing in working on this plane as I’m able. She’s complete and ready to go to work though! At the end of the last entry, we had flattened the sole and squared the sides up to it. I spent some time working up through some higher grades of abrasive. I’m not going to go into detail on that, just...

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How I Do Hand Plane Rehabs #10: Flattening the Sole and the Sides

12-08-2016 01:01 PM by HokieKen | 4 comments »

We’re in the home stretch now! This part is usually one of the most time consuming depending on the plane. We need our plane to have a flat sole. How flat? Well, it’s really up to you. LumberJock unbob mills his first then hand-scrapes them flat. Mine won’t be that flat! I’m just gonna be doing what he calls “roll over the edges sanding that is called lapping in the woodworking world”. BTW, I’m not picking on unbob, he’s exactly right. But IMHO, “...

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How I Do Hand Plane Rehabs #9: Putting it All Together

12-05-2016 04:31 PM by HokieKen | 4 comments »

Well we’ve finished most of our grunt work. All that’s left to do is finish up the base and get this guy ready to make some shavings! The next thing to do is to flatten the sole of the plane and to polish up the sides (maybe flatten them as well depending on what the planes going to be used for). We’ll handle that in a later entry but before we do that, we’re going to put this plane back together. Why do I reassemble it before working on the rest of the body? ...

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