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Clearcut Chisels Restoration

08-04-2015 01:32 AM by Jorgearaujo | 7 comments »

Well it’s official I am hooked… restoring old tools is my new obsession. This time I found some old chisels, Clearcut brand, ever heard of it? Me either. I also couldn’t find much information on the brand online, I did find one post that mentioned they are from Montgomery Ward but I can’t be sure of that. No matter the steel feels good. Guess we will see if it holds an edge. I also shot a video of the restoration which can be viewed here.View on YouTube As you can ...

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Disston Backsaw Restoration

07-28-2015 08:19 PM by Jorgearaujo | 7 comments »

So after restoring the Brace and Bit last week I got really hooked on restoring old tools. There is something about old tools… that is really amazing and bringing them back to life is so much fun. Ok so to make one thing clear, I like restoring these tools and using them, not just collecting them. I think that these tools where made to be used not just put up for display. I also filmed the restoration process and the video is here: So this week I won an Ebay auction and for $10 I go...

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$5 Brace and Bit Restoration

07-20-2015 11:27 PM by Jorgearaujo | 13 comments »

So on my way home on Friday I stopped at the American Way Thrift Store… Pretty rare occurance for me but I am glad I did. I walked around the store not really looking for anything in particular but way in the back, actually in the area where they take the stuff and put price tags on it before bringing into the store. I found an old Brace and Bit, it was pretty rusty but checking the chuck and the rachet part I realized it was in good shape, also the grip and head didn’t wobble too...

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I have a little vise #1: Intro

06-28-2015 11:56 AM by BritBoxmaker | 12 comments »

Recently I helped my friend, Laurie, set up a lathe and workbench in her shed/ workshop. For my pains (which weren’t that great, I thoroughly enjoyed it) she gave me this bench vise It’s going to need some restoring. Rest assured though I won’t just be admiring it when it’s restored. This vise will get some use. Although it’s a metalwork vise I do use metals in my projects. Such as the hinge pins for Snakes and Ladders. The jaws need some ser...

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Beginner Plane Restoration #2: Stanley No 65 Plane Clean Up and Rust Removal

05-31-2015 12:05 AM by bbasiaga | 0 comments »

Here is the next installment in my restoration. This time through, I will go through cleaning up the parts and rust removal. I will talk about what chemicals I used and you will see how it all worked out. Part 3 will follow sometime soon. https://youtu.be/ZTz3dtE2ikQ

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Beginner Plane Restoration #1: Why I decided to do this, and my initial impressions of the plane

05-28-2015 06:11 AM by bbasiaga | 6 comments »

I recently came up with a project idea that will benefit from the use of a hand plane. Unfortunately, I don’t have one! After hours of research on old threads here, and soliciting some great feedback on a thread of my own, I had all but decided to buy a Veritas #3 low angle smoother. Then, my wife’s job situation became quite unstable. While we are working that out, I thought I could spend a small amount of money and give a restoration a try. I have the time (projects on ho...

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HandWorks Event 2015 #2: H.O. Studley Tool Chest and Workbench

05-17-2015 10:28 PM by CharlieK | 1 comment »

The now famous H.O. Studley Tool Chest and Workbench were on display at the Handworks 2015 event in Amana, Iowa. This was a rare opportunity to see these historical masterpieces in person. The exhibition was curated by Don Williams and was very well done! The whole experience went beyond my expectations. The tool chest is only 20”x40” and it holds over 270 different tools! It is adorned with ebony and ivory accents throughout. In addition to that many of the tools we...

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Tool Chest Restoration

05-05-2015 08:48 PM by ChuckV | 13 comments »

A few months ago, I started volunteering at our town’s historical society. Shortly before that, a large tool chest filled with wooden planes was “rediscovered” in a storage room. The planes, some 60 in all, were mostly manufactured between 1830 and 1850. Another volunteer and I prepared the planes for display in the historical society’s museum. The chest itself was in pretty bad shape and had become a home and food source for rodents. But, the wonderful construc...

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Logging Handles get a Fresh Breath of Air

04-17-2015 10:23 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I’m starting to restore an older logging saw. The handles were extremely dried out and the blade is of course rusty. I took both handles off and gave them a good inspection for cracks or anything else that would make them break. With nothing found wrong I moved on to the next step and that was a basic and quick cleaning. I used 320 grit sand paper to clean any rough edges off and get a smooth finish. Using boiled linseed oil I coated the handles heavily and let the oil soak it. what a d...

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Boulle Clock Restoration #1: Top restoration

04-02-2015 01:07 AM by Patricelejeune | 14 comments »

We were contacted by a client to restore his Boulle cartel clock. Boulle is no fun to restore, it is time consuming and quite a special. For budget reasons we are restoring his piece by stages. The clock is composed of 3 parts and each of them will be restored in 3 sessions. We will start with the top We remove the bronzes The unglued brass pieces are lifted and rubbing is made for the missing brass elements The cavities are full of oxidized glue that nee...

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