I was making replacement handles for my chisels. I tried the sockets and tang versions with good results. I got some old chisel handles that had leather washers at the other end. I was curious if I could make them too. I did the usual searches...
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Location: Kansas USA
No time for woodworking, but it didn't stop me from getting the tools. Well, occasionally I do get to play. With a family & kids, the hobby is definitely on a low budget. I do enjoy digging up a bargain now and then.
I enjoy refurbishing old hand tools. I have turned socket and tang handles with or without leather washers. I enjoy giving old rusty planes, draw knives a second life. Work on a few hand braces and egg beaters. Most of all, I enjoy reading about woodworking and dream about the projects that I can make.
Not much accomplishments yet. So far my projects are clipboards, bottle stoppers, wooden swords, garden arbor, bench swing, chess boards and archery bow. It is pretty short. Obviously, I like to expand on the list. This site does get me a lot of inspiration.
-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS
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Finally, I got the finish completed on the tote. Well, I am calling it done. Finishing is just not my thing. So here it is. The picture below shows the repaired tote on my 604 plane which I have also restored. The objective of this blog...
The yellow just won’t work with rosewood. As JC suggested the epoxy should be used. I should know better. It must be old age. I have to learn my lesson more than once. The yellow glue didn’t held up to the test at all. After letting the tote...
A dry run was performed first. Evidently, the original threaded rod that came with the plane is not very straight. The tote will rock back and forth as the threaded rod is being tightened. I can see how such rod can put a lot of stress on t...
I spotted this Bed Rock 604. Another buyer had his hand on it. I had overheard that he said that he is a user not a collector. 15 minutes later, I found the same 604 sitting on the table along with other tools. Feeling sorry for it, I ...