Well, this is my first official blog entry on LJ’s. I’ve meant to do some blogging of my restorations here, in part so I can post more pictures (without overly cluttering some of the restoration/”of your dreams” threads) and so I can go more in depth when I feel the need or desire. I recently posted a restoration I did of a Millers Falls No 85 breast drill over in the Show the restoration thread. According to OldToolHeaven the No 85 was made for 11 years from 1912 t...
Shop’s Log: March 27, 2014 Part of going galoot involves finding quality hand tools. While there are now some manufacturers making high quality hand tools (Lie-Nielsen or Lee Valley/Veritas, for instance) there are also a tremendous amount of vintage tools that make great users if you are willing to put in a little work. I have refurbished squares, adjustable bevels and a ton of hand planes, but was now ready to move on to another vital tool for the galoot ….... hand saws. ...
I posted these photos in the Late Night Jibber Jabber thread and I realized they make a perfect blog entry so here we go :) My husband and a friend of ours took apart an old building near where we live, in the rural north Georgia mountains, and under the building was a set of French doors. Well they were too pretty to just scrap, and every pane of glass was intact (and each one hand cut!) so they came home with us. I’m finally getting around to restoring them and this is the firs...
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...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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...
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...
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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