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Saw Restorations #1: Spear & Jackson 10" Carcase Saw

03-02-2014 03:06 AM by grfrazee | 9 comments »

A while back I bought this saw either from ebay or an auction. Can’t really remember. Anyway, it was in kinda rough shape with a lot of rust. You can almost tell that it says “Spear & Jackson Sheffield” on the spine. This saw has brass split nuts. and a beech handle. I haven’t had the pleasure of unscrewing split nuts until now, so I had to improvise a split nut driver from a 1/2” spade bit. With the saw all apart, it was time to...

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Video: Inspiring Future Woodworkers

02-15-2014 01:58 PM by MyChipCarving | 0 comments »

I’ve entered the Rockler Nordy’s 2014 Contest to answer the challenge – “How are you inspiring the next generation of woodworkers?” I’d like to invite you to watch my video (2 minutes) and if you think I meet the challenge then I’d ask you to vote for my video and share this link with your friends by email and/or on Facebook. Thanks for watching! Contest link to share:http://woobox.com/d6auju/vote/for/1966256 Sorry about the black screen ...

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Restoring #4: Frame

01-20-2014 12:58 PM by Dominik Matus | 3 comments »

Some missing parts finished Bonding layer boards again together Filling spaces in frame corners I finally found similar frame, so I made a possible design of missing parts. Original photo for comparsion.

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First hand plane restoration

01-14-2014 02:07 PM by Bryson | 5 comments »

Well, I have been browsing the LJ site for quite some time now and decided to blog about my recent dive into a hand plane restoration. I will forewarn everybody that I am just starting out in woodworking so correct me where I err and tips/comments are welcomed. Also this is a long blog post with lots of pictures. While out wasting some time at a few antique stores with my wife, I came across this beauty of a hand plane. I just knew I had to have it! I had been telling my wife that I ...

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Gothid Arc Church Windows

01-11-2014 03:46 PM by stanley2 | 7 comments »

We have a rural church built in 1920 and abandoned in 1970. By last year it was near collapsing with serious damage to the roof and one wall. All windows and doors had been removed. A few of us volunteered to save it so we got the required approvals to go on site and do our thing. My task is to build the windows, doors and related jambs. The windows are the gothic arc style. All I have to work from is one photo of what they were back in 1970 and a severely weathered window jamb with sil...

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Sargent No.79 Moving Filletster Shape Up! #2: Apple Handle

12-23-2013 11:37 PM by Thimgren | 5 comments »

I replaced the old screws that holds the iron and ship-breaker with some of brass. Flattened their heads and gave them a nice chamfered ring. A wile ago i got some pieces of Norwegian west coast grown apple from a friend. Having saved it to make a new handle and knob to a jackplane I restored this summer (another project soon to come) and decided to match up the filletster. It has an beautiful warm glow to it and I think it would ad both warmth and enjoyment to the touch and feel to th...

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Sargent No.79 Moving Filletster Shape Up! #1: Trash! --->

12-23-2013 03:27 PM by Thimgren | 5 comments »

When living in Oslo you´re not really swimming in woodworking stores. Talking to fellow woodworkers about tool-selection and experiences is left to internet, books and magazines in the subject. To feel and test a handle is to order and, if totally of, return. So getting back to woodworking this past year has been all reading and listening, comparing different views and hoping for the best outcome to orders made to dealers outside Norway. The best tool shopping in Oslo is the overpriced tra...

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Wounded Soldier Rides Again #1: Back into battle - Shelton #4

11-27-2013 03:55 AM by 7Footer | 3 comments »

I looked it up and 111 days ago I said that “in a few days I’ll be done with the Shelton” ... Not surprised that my few days turned into 111. Well it’s finally done with the exception of another coat or 2 of finish on the tote. This is the only plane I have of this style (other than my super smoother from Shampeon – but this one made of all metal and only has a chip breaker with and a cross pin rather than a lever cap), and so any tips / suggestions are appre...

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Hand Tools #1: My Stanley - Bailey No. 4 restoration

11-23-2013 06:07 PM by Jerry | 6 comments »

My very first woodworking hand tool was this Stanley – Bailey No. 4. I bought it from Craigslist for $10.00. It’s about 50 years old, I bought it from the 45 year old son of the man who had passed on and left it to him. He was not a woodworker. I subsequently bought all 6 of his Henry Disston saws for $30.00 which I will showcase in a future blog entry. The first picture shows the condition of the plane when I bought it. The subsequent pics show the restored plane from a ...

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Around the Shop #22: Walker Turner Lathe Restore. Fighting to the bitter end.

10-22-2013 01:56 AM by Don W | 49 comments »

You may remember the lathe I went and picked up. It was a great idea at the time and I’m sure in the end, it’ll all work out. But talk about a rocky road. Doesn’t this stuff realize I don’t need another reason to drink? When I got the information, I was headed to pick up a working unit. So the unit looked like this. . Why would any paint such a nice unit this color?. . Then I find out there is no motor. No Motor on a working unit? Ugghh . So after ...

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