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An alternative use of car inner tube

05-17-2012 07:27 PM by gervase | 5 comments »

This is the first project I have ever posted on any forum for any experts out there to comment on. So with a little trepidation I submit this to you all to comment on. I’m restoring an old gate leg table I made in 1980 from oak timbers salvaged from a local church tower which was built in 1492. http://j.mp/KU6Cs8. This is a link to the history of the church for any one who is interested. The timbers had to be replaced back in about 1980 due to insect infestation. I’ll wr...

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Yet another Handplane Restoration blog #2: FINALLY! a use for a buck bros plane... electrolysis on #6

05-17-2012 04:24 PM by John | 3 comments »

and I thought my POS Buck Brothers plane was worthless… NOPE! it’s an awesome anode! evaporust was not as wonderful as i’d hoped (probably not enough prep by me); trying electrolysis. i think i read that this should be done at 6 amps, my choices are 2 (trickle) and 10 (fast) so i’m going with 2. might take longer, but what the heck…

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Yet another Handplane Restoration blog #1: Stanley #6 - disassembly

05-10-2012 05:18 PM by John | 8 comments »

my eBay score… type 9 per the web resources; so it’s a Stanley Bailey #6 that’s at least 105 years old (which, to my kids, is roughly the same age as me) remarkably good shape with a the requisite broken tote, but most of the horn intact evapo-rust due in the mail tomorrow – tote to be epoxied tonight – let the games begin! thanks for looking!

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A new #604 Jack

05-03-2012 08:42 PM by Don W | 5 comments »

I bought a Bedrock 604 with a cracked side that had been welded. I knew it was cracked when I bought it, so I got it pretty cheap. I restored it and Painted the sides to help hide the weld. I used some prototype knob and tote I had made previously. It had a Sweat heart iron. So today I took it for a spin. Using my new #604 Bedrock Jack and my #604 Bedrock smoother I prepared a couple pieces of rough sawn, just for test sake. The first is a piece of pine. ...

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From Rust to Lust, can I bring it back? #10: Looks complete, but it isn't.

05-03-2012 01:59 PM by GlennsGrandson | 5 comments »

Just need the new bearings and the knives sharpened, hopefully chips flying by the end of next week! Oh, and I need to make a back door yet. It grew wheels. Got the set of pullers from Harbor Freight yesterday, 4 different sizes, $25, works great. Got the casters from HF too, had to drill out the prexisting 3/8” holes to 1/2” to accomadate the casters. Two locking in the front and two freely moving on the back. Pullers and head with bearings Somethings missing&#...

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From Rust to Lust, can I bring it back? #9: Some Assembly Required

04-30-2012 01:49 AM by GlennsGrandson | 4 comments »

Got a decent amount done this weekend on the old 1969 Rockwell/Delta 37-220 Jointer. Started assembling and leveling the top. Getting the head cleaned up. Waxed the beds and fence with Johnsons Paste Wax. Wire wheeled the inside of the base and a couple of other small parts that were hiding under a HF ad. Primed them, painted them. Now Maybe another quick coat of paint tomorrow before I go to work and we can finally start assembling. I am having a professional sharpen my knives for me for ...

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From Rust to Lust, can I bring it back? #8: When Disaster Strikes...We improvise.

04-28-2012 05:09 PM by GlennsGrandson | 5 comments »

Wow, what an afternoon yesterday. I’m finally getting to see things shape up when I was removing the masking tape. Then I get to the tape that was covering the PATENT sticker that I couldn’t remove… I’d had the masking tape on too long and when I was removing the tape, along came the sticker… So naturally I was upset…very upset. It’s not like this little sticker would at all affect how my machine works but.. My Grandpa has two main hobbies, woo...

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From Rust to Lust, can I bring it back? #6: Tedious Tape-up... and jigs? Bed/Fence protection??

04-25-2012 08:05 PM by GlennsGrandson | 4 comments »

Hello again, I’ve got quite a bit accomplished since my last post, but it took much longer than anticipated. I had to finish cleaning a few little pieces here and there and wipe off the never ending paint dust with mineral spirits. Once I’d clean a piece I’d tape it off, lots of masking tape and razor blades. The only pieces I have left are the pieces of the head. I have to clean up the head yet and probably replace the bearings, they felt good and sounded good but they prob...

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From Rust to Lust, can I bring it back? #5: Been busy working, where I get paid.

04-20-2012 01:03 PM by GlennsGrandson | 4 comments »

Haven’t done a whole lot lately, finished all the wire brushing and removing of the old pant and rust. I had to stop using the wire wheel when there was more wires flying off then paint. I got my use out of the $3 wire wheel. There‚Äôs still some paint in those hard to reach places but It’s better than it was. Now I’m going to give everything a good wiping with some mineral spirits and tape off what’s necessary and go to town with the spray cans. I took some pictur...

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From Rust to Lust, can I bring it back? #4: Edward Wire hands

04-15-2012 11:31 PM by GlennsGrandson | 5 comments »

Spent about four hours in the garage today with a wire brush, wire attachment on my drill, and a 4” wire wheel on my Makita. Doesn’t look like much to show for all that work but getting that paint off of cast iron and in all the little corners and grooves is tedious work. I think with another 1 1/2 hours of wire brushing I’ll be ready to wipe it clean and tape off the appropriate areas. I’m getting a lot of hours into this thing but I think I’ll only have abou...

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