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Odds 'N' Ends #8: Antique Frame Saw Restoration

06-04-2016 04:56 PM by ThomasLightle | 0 comments »

If you follow my flea market series you will recognize the antique frame saw I picked up for around $7.50 As part of my 500 subscriber giveaway, the top prize was the saw featured in this video. Now you can see the steps I took to restore the saw to its former glory.Enjoy! View on YouTube Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thomaslightleFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/redbarnwoodworking/Twitter: https://twitter.com/tnlightleWebsite: http://www.redbarnwoodworking.net “Hometow...

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Unisaw Restoration #3: Is 4 tables saws too many?

05-28-2016 03:23 PM by Rapola | 0 comments »

I made some decent progress on the unisaw. With the exception of the yoke/motor bracket assembly, all of the base components are disassembled and I have started stripping the old paint off the cabinet. Hopefully I’ll finish out this long weekend with most of the parts cleaned and primed for final paint. There is a tapered pin holding the yoke/motor bracket together that has thus far thwarted all reasonable attempts with PB blaster and heat. In reading various forums, it seems the ...

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Unisaw Restoration #2: Call the midwife

05-17-2016 01:12 AM by Rapola | 0 comments »

I started breaking down the pile parts that you could call a unisaw. Despite the heavy surface rust, the tops cleaned up pretty nice. ~1.5 hours total time to remove the top and extension wings run a wire wheel across them then hit with 100—>220 grit in the ROS and coat with some wax. I wasn’t sure if the tops were too far gone, but so far so good. I’ll probably run one more polish (fine sanding) and waxing before final install, but for now it’s one big item ...

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Unisaw Restoration #1: Weight Breakdown of a Delta Unisaw

05-10-2016 02:28 AM by Rapola | 1 comment »

Wanted to give a detailed breakdown of the weight of a 1960’s era Delta Unisaw Total weight ~320 pounds (145kg) Top – 60 lbs (27kg) Extension Wings 2 @ 22lbs ea = 44 lbs (20kg) Cabinet with basic components (motor mount, etc) 120 pounds (54kg) Motor 60 pounds (27kg) Cast Iron Base 30 lbs (14kg) These will easily fit in the back of a small suv. 4 bolts should allow you to remove the top with the extension wings; saving ~100 lbs (45kg); optional if you want to ...

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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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