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More tools in the shop #3: Grizzly jointer.

03-26-2018 07:23 PM by Plasmon360 | 1 comment »

Got a Grizzly 1018 heavy duty jointer for $400. It is 1.5 HP with a 3 knife system. The feed tables are 8 inch wide and 65 inch long. It was wired for 220V (can be rewired for 110V) and motor sounded normal. Came with 1) Jointer pal for setting knifes (seems never used)2) Dispoz-a-blade holder and knives (never used)3) Extra set of dispoz-a-blade knives (never used) Before buying this jointer, I quickly made sure the outfeed and infeed were not warped or bowed with a straight edge. Surf...

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PanaVise Restoration #1: #380 Base and #303 Standard Head

02-20-2018 11:16 PM by twoblacklabs | 6 comments »

A few months ago, I traveled to Ohio to pickup an Incra LS Positioner off of Craigslist (less than 100 miles). The nice fella took the time to give a tour of his extravagant basement shop. (Wish I had photos to share). A retired engineer, he took great pride in his shop. He also gave me a box of junked Panavises as he didn’t have time to do anything with them. Not one to say no, I took the box with no clue as to what I would do with them. In fact, until he showed me the box, I had never...

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #32: Brass violin crack clamps

02-13-2018 02:06 AM by Dave Rutan | 3 comments »

This is my violin posing with a set of violin crack clamps that I made with brass rod and plastic cut from a 1/2 inch thick cutting board. These function like flexible, light-duty bar clamps. I’ll meed to make another, smaller set since many of the instruments I repair are fractional sizes. Oh, no! Not more clamps!

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #30: Scraper, well sort of

02-08-2018 01:15 PM by Dave Rutan | 4 comments »

I wanted a set of small scrapers on the cheap, so I made a set out of a dollar store saw blade. The quality probably isn’t like the ones made from real tool steel, but they do work. I’ve adjusted the shape of these since making them to reach certain areas of instruments.

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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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Shop Tools #24: Veritas Medium Router Plane

09-18-2017 08:45 PM by WayneC | 6 comments »

I got lucky in an eBay auction and got a good deal on the Veritas Large Router Plane. I added extra cutters and was very interested in Veritas Medium Router Plane as it uses the same cutters as the Large Router Plane (excluding wide cutters). These planes have very high build quality and a pretty small foot print. . With one of my LN small router planes for size comparison.

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Tool Tote Restoration- Distressed Paint Job

09-11-2017 10:22 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 7 comments »

I got a chest that I am planning on turning into a hand plane chest. It already has a place for the handsaws on the lid. Inside the chest was an old tool tote or parts tote. It was in rough condition, but I decided to try and save it anyway. Let me know what you think. Hit that subscribe button.

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #29: Brass bridge templates and bevel gauge

09-05-2017 06:17 PM by Dave Rutan | 4 comments »

To badly mis-paraphrase a character from Babylon 5, “Zathras wants to have something nice.” A while ago I made a set of templates out of plastic for creating the arc that is on the top of violin and cello bridges. I was determined that eventually I would replace them with brass ones once I found a source for the brass. Well, eBay sells this 5-inch brass ruler that is an inch wide for less than $2 each… So I decided to start with a template for a full size viol...

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Looking at a Challenge Jointer Plane

08-31-2017 05:44 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 2 comments »

The video is here https://youtu.be/iKMRu4B2D_k This plane recently came into my possession and I found it to be petty unique and cool. When I first got it I didn’t realize how rare they are, and if you’re a tool collector you will probably know what I’m talking about. Just did a little video showing the design (neat looking but very poorly thought out), thought some of you folks who are into neat vintage tools would enjoy seeing it. Enjoy!

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #27: Small brass soundpost setter

08-10-2017 09:54 PM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

I was looking around for pictures of violin soundpost setters when I found one on eBay with a ram’s horn hook on one end (my term). Its uniqueness attracted me, so I went down to my workshop, grabbed a length of 1/4 inch brass strip. I split one end with a hack saw and cold chisel and shaped the ram’s horns with taps of a ball peen hammer. After I got that end to look satisfactory, I used files, my belt and disc sander, and a brass wire wheel to shape and polish the instrum...

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