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Shopsmith Restoration #8: Quill Dismantling

04-04-2010 12:11 AM by PG_Zac | 10 comments »

A few days ago I tried to dismantle my Goldie’s quill assembly with zero success. I seriously wanted to dismantle this to clean it up properly – I’m sure a bath in degreaser would not be good for the bearing. First I removed the whole quill from the headstock.Next I removed the set screw from the spindle knob, but I couldn’t take the knob off the spindle. I managed to turn the knob on the spindle with tools, but it was very tight, and wouldn’t pull off. S...

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Shopsmith Restoration #7: Cleaning Tubes

04-03-2010 11:56 PM by PG_Zac | 4 comments »

I have been doing some tests of technique for cleaning the various tubes on my Goldie. I will be posting some pics of methods & results as I go along. Here is a drill holder I got years ago when I bought a cutting disk for my drill. I haven’t used this rig for years, but it is now earning its place in my “Good-to-Have” tool collection. It is adjustable in all directions except length. This first “Tubes” post deals with the extension table legs. Thes...

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Shopsmith Restoration #6: Stripping and Cleaning

03-29-2010 12:35 AM by PG_Zac | 6 comments »

I have spent the last several days down with a nasty bug as did most in our house, so the work slacked off a lot. Anyway – so on to more stripping and starting the cleaning. Here is the inside of the headstock with a bucket of bits..I have found that the speed control sheave assembly needs to be replaced – the wire loop is supposed to be fixed in the end of the shaft with a bearing. Bearing is gone and the wire is near worn through..Headstock completely dismantled and brushed...

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Shopsmith Restoration #4: We have identified the machine

02-26-2010 12:14 AM by PG_Zac | 5 comments »

At least I believe we have identified it. Shopsmiths have a very active user group forum, and the members there have helped me identify which model I have. It seems that my SS is a “Goldie” MK 5 (not MK V) model 500, manufactured somewhere from 1960 to 1963 by Magna Corporation before they went out of business in 1964. Shopsmith Inc. (founded in 1972) still supports the Magna machines. It seems that the clincher in identifying it was this warning label riveted onto the h...

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Shopsmith Restoration #3: Unpacking - Terrible Condition

02-17-2010 01:27 PM 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

02-10-2010 12:40 AM 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

02-09-2010 08:45 AM 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!

02-06-2010 10:59 PM 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!!!!

01-30-2010 08:44 AM 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

01-26-2010 08:46 AM 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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