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Bit and Brace

04-13-2018 05:27 PM by IantheTinker | 3 comments »

I found a brace and some bits at my local Restore yesterday, at a pretty good price to boot! I haven’t found much for identifying marks yet. Just a few “Made in the USA”, pretty sure one says Irwin, some say “cast iron”, and then a few have numbers, which I assume are sizes. The brace also has very little for identifying marks. Any information anyone might be able to share would be appreciated. The jaws of the brace are no longer connected to each other by the wire, but the sti...

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Fixing Up a Couple Woodworking Chisels

02-03-2018 12:34 PM by wrenchhead | 0 comments »

I don’t usually get lucky at yard sales and flea markets when it comes to finding old woodworking tools but I recently came across a couple chisels and a gouge that needed some handles and some time at the sharpening station.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gAuP58ixbg

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Restoration of an Infill Plane

09-29-2017 02:28 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 0 comments »

View on YouTube I had gotten this plane off of ebay initially. The seller is actually selling her father’s antique collection, sadly he passed away at a young age from cancer and has left her his collection. I decided to restore the plane and give her a little video of it so she could see what was being done with the tool. I didn’t want this tool to just sit on a shelf so I decided to give it a proper repair and put it to work. The blade is a bit narrow for the body but that&...

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Barn Find! Butcher Firmer Chisel Restoration

09-09-2017 01:06 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Old Butcher firmer chisel restoration. Found in an old barn. In pretty good shape for its age. Minor rust and some paint on the handle. Quick and easy sharpening as well. Hit subscribe for more woodworking.

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Essex MFG Co Drawknife Restoration

07-05-2017 09:36 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Hand me down tools getting restored, first is a drawknife. What a surprise to see it actually has a nice stamp on it for the company. Hit that like button and subscribe.

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Antique 3/4 HP motor restoration

04-15-2017 04:41 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 2 comments »

I found a couple motors at a local yard sale and cleaned them up and got them running. The big one is 3/4 hp with 3450 rpm. I was originally going to use it for a disc sander, but got lucky this morning and found a 3/4 hp x 1725rpm motor which is more suitable. Check out the video and subscribe.

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How I Do Hand Plane Rehabs #8: Breakin' Chips

11-30-2016 02:59 PM by HokieKen | 11 comments »

Last time we got our iron worked up and ready to go to work. However, the iron can’t work on its own. It needs a chipbreaker. What for? Well, in my estimation, 2 things. First, the chip breaker lends structural support to the iron. It basically acts as a spring stiffener to the pretty thin tool steel the iron is made of. The 2nd job of the chipbreaker gives it its name. It breaks the chips, or more appropriately to planing wood, it controls the shavings. It helps to create cons...

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How I Do Hand Plane Rehabs #7: Working up the Iron

11-29-2016 06:12 PM by HokieKen | 3 comments »

Alright, let’s see if we can wrap this up and have a new user in the plane till by the end of the week. Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving weekend. Mine was nice but no shop time so I’m trying to squeeze this plane in when I can. I found a couple of hours last night to work up the iron and chip breaker. Here’s how I did it… I start with the iron. Prior to this, all we did was rust conversion on the iron. If we recall, we had some pretty gnarly pitting at the business end of this g...

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How I Do Hand Plane Rehabs #5: Polishing and Refinishing

11-21-2016 02:20 PM by HokieKen | 7 comments »

Well, now that we have our base painted and everything rust-free, let’s turn our attention to the hardware. On this plane, all of the hardware is steel – no brass at all. That makes the polishing a bit anti-climactic. It’s very satisfying to take an old, tarnished brass adjuster knob and polish it up so it looks shiny and new. Not so much with a knurled steel knob. I do steel and brass pretty much the same way though, just with different abrasives depending on the pie...

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Table Saw Restoration #1: Intro and Cleaning Up the Top

11-15-2016 01:44 PM by Jared Tohlen | 4 comments »

This is my first post or utterance on this site, so bear with me while I get in the swing of things… I’ve always wanted to get into woodworking so I can build useful and practical things with my own hands. Within the last few months I’ve come into a host of woodworking tools and machinery, most of which were simply given to me once I expressed interest. These items include: a Delta spindle sander, old craftsman dual disc/belt sander, a vintage Buffalo Tool drill press, a ...

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