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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 | 111 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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Tool Restorations #4: Vintage Beaver 3200 Table Saw - Pre-Rockwell

09-21-2012 12:09 PM by BigFoot Products Canada | 3 comments »

Look what I just found… I’m going to buy it this morning..Amazing find.. A Pre-Rockwell (pre-1954) Beaver 3200 Table Saw with original stand and accessories. If you check my previous blog from yesterday.. you can see my other finds this week..Now all I lack is the Sander and 3800 Jointer and I will haveall of the Pre-Rockwell Beaver 3000 series toys..I will post each restoration picture as I complete them

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Tool Restorations #3: "BEAVER" FEVER New tool aquisitions this week..

09-20-2012 01:21 AM by BigFoot Products Canada | 11 comments »

I’ve caught BEAVER FEVER and decided to collect the Beaver 3000 seriesPower tools made in Guelph Ontario Canada.. pre-Rockwell This week I’ve bought 4 new items..1) Beaver Model 3100 Scrollsaw (I bought 2 of these)2) Beaver Model 3300 Bandsaw3) Beaver Model 3400 Wood Lathe I already own 2 Beaver Drill Presses.. ”HELP WANTED”I’m on a mission to find the Beaver Sander Model 3900... Very Rare.. If anyone knows of one that’s available̷...

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Tools #2: CS Osborne draw gauge/leather slitter (OLD)

09-04-2012 04:07 AM by GlennsGrandson | 2 comments »

I just picked one of these up at a garage sale for $2 not knowing what it was. (and got a lot of other great buys too!)It says C.S. OSBORNE & co. NEWARK, N.J. From what I’ve read it is indeed a leather cutter, aka draw gauge (http://www.csosborne.com/no51.5.htm). Mine has black japaning on the handle and the blade says C.S. OSBORNE & CO HARRISON N.J. The blade must have been a replacement. On the opposite side of the measurements is it stamped MADE IN U.S.A., it’s stamp...

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Hand Planes #5: NY TOOL CO PLANE- Oilin' her up

05-25-2012 05:19 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 4 comments »

Well I finally got around to getting some BLO (Boiled Linseed Oil). While I was waiting for the firehouse table stain to dry I grabbed a plastic container and squirted some BLO in it and placed the plane straight up and down. I must say I was highly impressed with how quickly it started to work. You could literally see the oil getting drawn up through the plane. In about 10 minutes it had pulled the oil up about an inch high (out of the 22” length of the plane). Post some more pics tomo...

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Auction antique tools success

03-22-2012 06:50 PM by YorkshireStewart | 16 comments »

I popped into the viewing for an auction of assorted paraphernalia last week and left a bid on a box of tools, as I couldn’t get back for the auction itself. A cast iron shooting plane had caught my eye in this mixed box. It’s a long way from being a Lie Nielsen or a Stanley, but it looked like one I could clean up and use. I ‘won’ the lot for GBP40 / $63 (surprise surprise, it went for my maximum bid!). However I’m happy with that even though there was a h...

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From Rust to Lust, can I bring it back? #1: The Day I got it

02-02-2012 04:50 PM by GlennsGrandson | 4 comments »

I have already posted in forums on this topic but I had a suggestion that this may be a good idea to update my restoration status as I go. So I found this Rockwell/Delta 37-220 6” Jointer on CL the other day, asking $150, I drove 40 miles to look at it. Talked him down to $100 rather easily being it was missing the table out lock knob, the back door for the enclosed baseis also missing, as well as the beds being coated in rust, and the end of the cord has cardboard and electrical tap...

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