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Blog series by CreekOne updated 01-14-2015 11:09 AM 4 parts 7004 reads 7 comments total

Part 1: Long time, no see...

01-05-2015 06:06 PM by CreekOne | 1 comment »

Hi all, I have not had time to write here for a while, much to do in school and than the western new years holiday. I got myself a small treat for the spring… An old Swedish Stenberg KET combination machine. It takes most of my workshop.Its a fully working about 50+ years old cast iron beast. No rust, 100’s of bits, blades and cutters, perfect for a small production workshop. It as been in production use until three days ago when we took it apart for transport. It has Jointer a...

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Part 2: Cleaning begins...

01-06-2015 11:22 AM by CreekOne | 6 comments »

Today I started the slow and soothing work of cleaning my new old Stenberg KET 600. There are layers on layers of old resin build up all over the machine and also on most of the tools as the old owner never really cared for cleaning it. Some parts More parts Cleaning the moulder housing with Hartzl√∂ser (Resin remover) and a tooth brush. Even more parts to be cleaned… A pack of 15 saw blades.. Cleaning later. As a gift from my father, he came and installed some ligh...

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Part 3: More cleaning... And a "dry assembly"

01-08-2015 02:30 PM by CreekOne | 0 comments »

So, after a day of cleaning and a night of sleep I just have to say, Shame on you who don’t clean your tools regularly! I tend to clean my hand tools every quite often, Nomi, Nokogiri and Ganna every time I have used them. Sharpening I do all the time as I do work a lot of Western Red Cedar. Try cutting perfect dovetails with a less than 10000 grit sharpened Nomi. So this is about my new old machine and how the renovation goes on… So why am I ranting about this?Well remember...

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Part 4: Electricity

01-14-2015 11:09 AM by CreekOne | 0 comments »

So, now that cleaning is done, I’m only missing power.When I bought the machine the last owner just cut the power cord so that I have a enormous 3 decimetres of cord. I also don’t have the same power in the house at the moment. I need to do redo the electricity for the whole house anyway so I might as well start with the shop. I need to fix this before I can start the machine and do some tests so that all works as it should. After this, painting can be done.

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