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State oscillating spindle sander #1: A new way to run a 3 phase motor

10-22-2014 07:12 PM by gpastor | 7 comments »

I found this sander on Creaglist a few weeks ago—-Old state spindle sander, 3 phase, needs repair (bearings?) $300.00 I have been looking for an oscillating spindle sander but I didn’t want one from the big box stores. This one fit the bill but not running and it has a 3 phase motor. Not to good… My thought was to replace the motor, I don’t have 3 phase power in shop anyway. So once I got it all tore down I found that just need cleaned out and new oil added to the...

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Woodworking on antique enamel top table

02-19-2014 12:17 PM by MyChipCarving | 0 comments »

1940’s Art Deco enamel top table This old table was donated to my Furniture Restoration class for me to use with my students. It had been left outside with the metal legs in the ground. They had all rusted out and needed replacing. Problem was, they were bent metal and getting them made was impossible. So, ingenuity was called for. I bought 1” metal conduit from the home center along with some gliders for the bottoms and duplicated the wooden blocks that secured the original le...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1209: Two New Projects on the Go

01-04-2014 01:31 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

You know you have a pretty good life when you wake up in the morning and there are so many (good!) things that you need to do that you don’t know what to begin with. I can’t tell you how many times that has happened to me lately. It seems that more so than ever I have more ideas and projects in my head than time. And that is a wonderful feeling. After taking my week or so off from designing, I find that more so than ever I just can’t wait to get back at it. Even though...

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Tool Making #2: Does anyone know the thickness and lenght of a E C STEARNS Hollow Auger Bit?

10-05-2013 04:54 AM by WayneC | 13 comments »

I’m looking to make a replacement blade for a hollow auger. I know the blade is one inch wide. I do not know thickness or length as the auger has not arrived yet. If anyone has one of these hollow augers, could they post a photo of the blade? Also, I would be interested to know if anyone knows of a source for these blades. I am assuming one will have to be made but it does not hurt to ask. Example of what the blade looks like.

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Dewalt 925H Radial Arm Saw

08-17-2013 01:39 AM by sblg43 | 6 comments »

I recently inherited this RAS from a friend. He told me that he had a RAS that he didn’t need any longer and if I didn’t have one, he would give it to me. He didn’t tell me anything about it. When he showed up, I have to admit that I wasn’t impressed with what I saw. My friend said that he used it for 30 years until he got a table saw, then he hardly ever used it. I had previously given away my Craftsman because I didn’t have the space – but I alw...

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Wounded Soldier back on the battlefield - The Ohio Tool Co. #4-1/4 Restoration

08-07-2013 09:19 PM by 7Footer | 9 comments »

I’ll preface this by stating that I’m no journalist, but I figure I might as well start a blog so I can ramble on a bit about what I’ve learned from the great community of people here on LJ’s. Ever since my Pops gave me this old tool box of his Dad’s and I posted a pic of these 2 planes (the Ohio 4-1/4 and the Shelton #4) a couple months ago I’ve been very intrigued by hand planes, after exchanging some messages with DonW and a couple others I’ve s...

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In the wood shop today #23: Check out my latestest addition a 24'' jointer/planer from robinson sons. 1952

08-02-2013 12:03 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 8 comments »

I picked up a small machine at a local aucion, hope you enjoy.

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Saw Talk #28: Sharpening Western Saws - Full Length Instructional Video

06-04-2013 01:03 AM by Brit | 107 comments »

Aimed at those new to saw sharpening, this instructional video is 2 1/4 hours long and covers the theory, the tools and the practice of sharpening western saws. You get to look over my shoulder as I sharpen four saws – two backsaws and two hand saws. I’ll explain the saw sharpening process and how you apply it to different scenarios. I really hope you find it useful. As to the production quality, I’ve done the best I could. I had to record it outside, so there is a bi...

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Prairie Tool Co. Model 85 Grinder Restoration #2: Elbow grease and regular grease, applied.

11-25-2012 05:34 AM by Rick M. | 4 comments »

After disassembling, cleaning, greasing, oiling and reassembling, I scraped and wire brushed the exterior then applied a coat of light coat of oil and wiped off the excess. She purrs like a kitten now. Better image of the unusual grease zerk. It can actually be seen now that I’ve removed about 1/16” of crud. Voila! This thing spins like a top, they sure knew how to make ‘em back in the day. It’ll outlast me. The original intent was to degrease...

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Prairie Tool Co. Model 85 Grinder Restoration #1: Revitalizing a hand crank grinder

11-25-2012 01:43 AM by Rick M. | 3 comments »

This came in today, a hand crank grinder, model 85, from Prairie Tool Co. Prairie du Chien, WI.; made sometime after 1920. Auction photo. My pics. These are all before I took it apart, cleaned, oiled/greased. I’ll get new pics after dinner. For some reason my youtube video is not showing up. FIXED! The threads were in rough shape. After buying a 7/16×20 nut and filing the threads a bit I finally realized they were left handed… another trip to the har...

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