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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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Craftsman Saw Rebuild #1: Intro and Gameplan!

08-28-2016 01:21 PM by inghamworkshop | 3 comments »

Hello everyone, it’s both my first post to the site and my first ever blog post all in one. I’ve been browsing the site for a few weeks now because I’ve been on the market for a new table saw and sort of fell in love with the idea of rebuilding a Craftsman 113. Well after contacting a couple of people through my local Craigslist, today I went out and picked up not just one but two table saws. The first saw I found and actually had a friend go and take a look at for me...

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Transitional planes #1: Genesis (Fulton Tool Jack plane restore)

08-22-2016 05:57 PM by AGargulak | 0 comments »

This is my first post, there will probably be many more to come. I bought a transitional jack plane to flatten the top of the workbench I’m going to build in the next few weeks. The plane as it came to me. The tote is broken and the body cracked. Japanning is chipped in several places. Light rust on castings and the blade. I found this interesting… Why are there temper colors on the chip breaker edge? The edge is pretty chipped but the grind angle seems fin...

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Restoring a Wooden Smoothing Plane

08-15-2016 09:17 AM by ShaunMeighan | 1 comment »

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