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Around the Shop #21: Butcher Block restoration.

10-19-2013 12:59 PM by Don W | 20 comments »

Yesterday, on the way home from running some errands my wife and I stopped at a new local antique mall. The official opening hasn’t happened yet, but there was an open sign, so we pulled in. In a “fix it up yourself” section we found this butcher block top at an extremely reasonable price. The top itself is in really good shape. It’s got just enough cracks to give it a nice patina, without effecting the integrity and it’s a bit over 14” thick. The bi...

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Restoring #2: Eagle statue

10-03-2013 06:36 PM by Dominik Matus | 7 comments »

This eagle is part of St. John’s statue from 17th century altar from Moravian village Dolní Dunajovice (Czech republic). Eagle’s wings was lost and replaced with paper ones. When we removed the paper, some notes and music sheets was discovered in it. Schoolmate Petr did some research with professors from local university department of music history and they think it could be from year 1630. I made a right wing, left was made by next schoolmate. More photos later. :) Photo of al...

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Handplane Reference #8: Bench Plane Screw Sizes.

10-03-2013 06:05 PM by WayneC | 8 comments »

Collecting this information from a variety of web resources. Please watch the type of thread as well. Record Here are the sizes from Recordcollector’s site: Cap Iron screw : 5/16” 18tpi BSW (I believe this is the only standard BSW thread on bench planes)Frog screws : 7/32” 20tpi Whitworth;Tote & Knob bolts : 7/32” 20tpi Whitworth;Tote Toe screw : 7/32” 20tpi Whitworth;Frog Adjusting Plate screw : 7/32” 24tpi Whitworth;Frog Adjusting screw : 1/...

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Reclaimed Glory #10: Rescued a lonely solid Oak side table with a broken leg - Patch him up? or Cannabalize?

09-24-2013 04:11 AM by palaswood | 5 comments »

Made my rounds today after work, and came up short on all fronts, until I decided to hit a spot that usually yields nothing but a few nuts n bolts, although those are nice (but I have so many now). But alas, someone threw out this solid oak side table with one leg broken off about 8 inches up. Its a shame I didnt find the leg piece… So whats the plan LJs? Do I try to repair this little guy, it would make a solid little table – its all oak construction. And I did bring ...

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My tool clean ups #1: My accidental forray into saw clean up

09-14-2013 12:44 AM by natenaaron | 6 comments »

After reading many threads and blogs about saw restoration I got to wondering what one of these things cost. Then I stumbled on a Disston 4b at the back a storage shed in a box marked with the name of a very old storage customer on it. We own a boat storage business and when people leave they tend to leave a lot of stuff. We pack it up and put it away in case someone remembers they left something. This box had been put away many years ago by my father-in-law and obviously forgotten. ...

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I have a couple vices.

09-04-2013 06:15 PM by SirFatty | 7 comments »

And both are Wilton vises. A couple years ago, I received a vise from my wife’s grandfather. They moved out of their house and he said I could take whatever tools I wanted. Unfortunately, there was not much, but I did take his old Wilton Shop King vse. This vise dates to the mid 50’s, and I believe that he purchased it new. I did some research and came across Junkyard Tools that has a good write up about Wilton’s history and this vise. It appears that my 41/2” ...

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Table Saws #2: Beaver 6200 9" Table Saw - Restoration 1

09-02-2013 03:29 AM by uMinded | 1 comment »

Took the whole saw apart and started cleaning up the guts this evening, I was worried from first appearance that the trunnions where totally covered in rust. I picked up a wire wheel for my drill and went to town on it and discovered that not only was it not rust but the cast iron is in PERFECT condition, the original coating does not have a scratch on it. Or the cast iron is naturally shiny… Here is the result: http://www.flickr.com/photos/90883337@N02/9648895951/ http://ww...

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Table Saws #1: Beaver 6200 9" Table Saw - The Find

09-02-2013 03:14 AM by uMinded | 1 comment »

Got this guy for free from work. I paid $25 for a RAS and they wanted the whole corner cleaned out. Unit is a ~1979 Beaver 9” Tilting Table Saw http://www.flickr.com/photos/90883337@N02/9639790797/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/90883337@N02/9639791275/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/90883337@N02/9643027972/

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Handplane Restoration #31: Guess I need to get back to work.

08-28-2013 02:19 AM by WayneC | 6 comments »

Queue is getting too long.

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Restoring a Number 7 Bailey Jointer Plane #4: Before and After pictures, and some shavings

08-10-2013 03:30 AM by MrFid | 5 comments »

Back again! It’s been a little while since I posted on this thread about restoring a Stanley Bailey No 7 jointer. I had basically finished the plane last episode, but I hadn’t gotten around to taking pictures (too busy jointing wood, I guess!). Before I post pictures of the final product, I should say that the tote is still broken. I tossed around the idea of making my own, to the point even where I downloaded specs that would have allowed me to do it. However, here’...

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