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Shopsmith Restoration #3: Unpacking - Terrible Condition

1618 days ago by PG_Zac | 13 comments »

This morning I unpacked my new toys and can confirm that I have one Shopsmith mk 5, and one Master Shop. They are both in very sad condition, and I will be concentrating my efforts on restoring the Shopsmith and relegating the Master Shop to being the “spares” supply wherever possible.. The load waiting to be unpacked.. As you can see, there is rust everywhere.Even the Aluminium is seriously corroded.At least one of the main castings is broken I can see that this is goin...

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Shopsmith Restoration #1: An offer I couldn't refuse

1625 days ago by PG_Zac | 12 comments »

So yesterday I was up in a tree I am felling for and with my step-dad (I keep the wood) when he asked if I had done any turning. I said no because I don’t have a lathe, but that I would like one. He looked up at me and asked if I’d like one. Well I know he has a workshop, but it is mostly for metal working and his lathe is a large metal lathe, so I thought he was kidding. Anyway, after we cleaned our mess up at the end of the work day, he took me to his open-sided store area...

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Plane restoration #13: I finally got it... still looking for a couple more

1626 days ago by Alonso | 13 comments »

Hey Folks, I’ve been pretty busy working on the shop lately, between plane restoration and a few past due projects that I had, I didn’t have time to make a new blog entry until now. Last week I got a lot with 10 bench planes out eBay, for a pretty good price. Out of those 10 planes there were 2 No’s 7 and 1 No 8. I couldn’t believe it, mi first No 8, and it was on a very sad condition. It is a No 8 Type 9 1902-1907, yes this baby is somewhere between 103 and 108 ...

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Hand plane restoring #1: Tote Making Process pictorial!

1628 days ago by jchomme | 7 comments »

Here is a pictorial process that I go through to make Stanley sized totes. Any questions are welcome!

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Plane restoration #12: Stanley No 118 & No 130 great block planes!!!!

1636 days ago by Alonso | 11 comments »

Hey folks, I’ve been quite busy on the shop and I didn’t had time to make new entries on my blog, but here I’m again. In the last trip to the local flea market, I was able to get quite a lot of tools that need some attention, between some of then there was a couple of nice Stanley block planes, (# 130 & 118) This is what I got. Stanley No 130 Stanley No 118 Like always, after some work they turned out nicely.. Lapped sole and...

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Plane restoration #11: Stanley No 102 and a little bit of work on a No 220

1640 days ago by Alonso | 9 comments »

Folks, This last weekend I was able to get to work on a block plane that I just left aside the day I got it, also I was able to do some more work on a No 220 that I blogged here a few days ago. Its really impressive how a couple of hours of work can change a tool so dramatically not just to look better but also to perform better. Sorry about the blurry photos but again I forgot to take some pics before starting the restoration and I just got a couple of screenshots from the seller ...

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Plane restoration #10: Shelton No4.. Very nice find

1640 days ago by Alonso | 12 comments »

Hey Folks, Yesterday my dad and I went to a local flea market and we found several items that we really liked and of course we ended up taking home, among those there was a bench plane that caught the attention of my dad. I never heard anything about them before. However I did my homework and this is what I found..Shelton Plane & Tool Mfg. Co. made planes in Shelton , Conn., from 1932 until 1954..when they sold thier plane division to Stanley due to the basic fact that they could ju...

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Plane restoration #8: Stanley No 921 10 inch Brace

1647 days ago by Alonso | 5 comments »

Hey Lj’s This is another tool that was part of the nice deal on the local flea market. This is my first brace that I ever own, I haven’t try it yet, but I need it to restored before doing anything else. After looking at the Stanley Catalog from 1914 I found out that the handles are made out of Cocobolo, nice…. let’s see how it came out…. I need to say that this restoration was a bit different, I ran out of Evaporust, and I really want ...

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Plane restoration #7: Stanley/Bailey No 5 1/4

1647 days ago by Alonso | 4 comments »

Hey folks, This time it was turn for one of the tools that lucky me I got on a nice deal with an old woman in a local flea market. Like most of the hand tools that I had bought recently, I look for the rustier and the ones that seems like nobody wants them at all, the ones that most people will classified them as “junk” Let’s see what I got.. ... After a close inspection the japanning seems to be in a great condition, I will say around 98-9...

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Plane restoration #6: What a nice deal...

1647 days ago by Alonso | 9 comments »

Hello Folks, I would like to start this new episode of my restoration blog with a question. Have any of you ever bought something that make you feel like you are the luckiest person of the world? Well it happened to me last Friday. I headed up to my local flea market ( the same one I know doesn’t have any tools at all) but heck who knows maybe one day, maybe today, I though. After about 45 minutes I was ready to leave empty handed, but there were a couple more of tents to look ...

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