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Buying and Restoring Handsaws

02-19-2016 07:52 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Getting into the hand tool world can be intimidating. Here is some info if you are looking at buying used handsaws and looking to restore them.

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Sharpen Your Chisels!- The eBay Chisel Pt 3

02-09-2016 01:51 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Finishing up with my chisel restoration I go through how I sharpen my chisel. Check it out and subscribe.

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The progression of my workshop #3: Snowbound in the shop

02-06-2016 12:35 AM by WmWalkerCo | 4 comments »

Winter Storm Jonas had us snowbound for a few days. I made a short film about getting my shop in order since I didn’t have materials for the next project. You can watch it here: https://youtu.be/BD1KMiy0NI4

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Refurbish, Reclaim or Reject!! #2: Restoring Vintage Brass Hand Saw Medallions, No Chemicals!

02-01-2016 03:42 PM by Dex378 | 4 comments »

So a little off my main blog but I wanted to clean up the original H. Disston & Sons pre-1917 medallion from my 22” D-8. I’ve used a buffer, Brasso and steel wool, and chemicals on other brass parts before but I didn’t have time to go into my shop today and I didn’t want to lose any of the lettering on the medallion so I decided to try cleaning it up with household items. Here is a list of the items I used:Lemon JuiceBaking PowderA soft clothAn old toothbrush Some ...

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My First Hand Saw Overhaul #1: The Breakdown

01-12-2016 03:46 AM by DylanC | 2 comments »

A few weeks ago, I bought 5 Disston No. 4 saws at an auction. One is a pre-1940 type and is the only one that can really be considered to be a desirable, vintage saw. The other 4 are HK Porter types from the 1950’s or newer. Below are a few pictures that show the general condition of the newer saws. They are generally in poor shape, teeth are missing, there is varnish/epoxy in spots, the plates are wavy and maybe kinked, and the teeth look like someone tried to use them as hacksaws....

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Table Saw Restoration #1: Craftsman 113.241691 Flex Drive Table Saw

12-25-2015 02:07 PM by Avi | 2 comments »

Backstory: Hi all! I’ve landed on this website through many a google search related to projects I’ve worked on and I thought I would give back to the community by posting a journal of my table saw restorations. This is my second restoration. The first was of another craftsman (Model No. 315.228390) which went very well, I unfortunately didn’t take pictures along the way. After using that saw for a week or 2, the arbor bearings decided to fail and it now makes a terrible soun...

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Best Tool Memories #1: The Little Saw that Could -- Great Restoration!

10-07-2015 02:58 AM by ForestGrl | 8 comments »

This little saw was the absolute sweetest, and I thought I’d lost all the pictures, but here they are! This was a restoration I will treasure forever, and I figure if I post it here I can’t lose it again. A tilting-table saw by Inca, highly sought-after and treasured by model makers especially. Swiss-made with their penchant for good engineering. I found it at a huge annual rummage sale (fund-raiser)—had to get up at 6 a.m. to be in line and then run like crazy. Restora...

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1953 Delta Milwaukee 14" Band Saw Restoration #1: Introduction

08-28-2015 05:51 PM by onoitsmatt | 2 comments »

I should preface this blog with a note about myself. I recently shed most of my power tools in favor of old hand tools, like Stanley Planes, Disston saws, and old Braces/Bits and eggbeater drills. This was around December of 2014 (about 9 months ago as of this writing). The two power tools I decided to keep in the shop were a band saw and a drill press. Problem was, I didn’t own a band saw (at least not a decent one). So the search began. I hemmed and hawed about it, researched, a...

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Stanley No. 104 Wood Level Restoration

08-16-2015 03:59 AM by Jorgearaujo | 7 comments »

This story starts on a Saturday morning when I got a Facebook message from my friend Rob. “We are having a yard sale and there are a ton of old tools” Rob said. So ofcourse I got in my car and headed over there. I found a lot of great old tools but this week we will focus on the Level I found, It’s a Stanley No. 104 Level 18” long. This will make a great restoration project I thought… I made a video of the restoration as well, you can see it here: View on Yo...

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Stanley #5 Tote Restoration

08-12-2015 08:58 PM by Mattyboy | 8 comments »

I’ve had these two Stanley #5’s for a couple years now and use them often. But both had broken horns (not certain if that’s the right term) on the handle/tote, making it uncomfortable to hold. I’ve been using a glove when using these planes. Finally I got around to fixing them. I don’t happen to have any rosewood, so I used the darkest wood I had – walnut. On the first one, the fix is very obvious so I stained the walnut part on the second one and it’s a bit harder to tell a repair has bee...

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