Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'cleaning'

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Clamp cleaning or gun cleaning #1: Clamp cleaning or gun cleaning

12-28-2021 08:24 PM by FrenchGoattoys | 5 comments »

So, I did a number of glue ups recently using my parallel clamps. I noticed they just were not opening and closing smoothly because of the clue globs and other gunk. Although not super horrible, it was certainly enough to cause a problem. So, I decided to break open a beer-mimosa and get to cleaning. Not being a person who uses much solvents, not to mention the fact that some solvents will eat a hole in you, I didn’t have much available to me. The solution to my plight wa...

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Camera left on during cleanup and long overdue power tool maintenance

04-05-2021 01:20 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 6 comments »

This is nothing spectacular. I just let the camera roll as I talked about an overdue checkup of the shop. Today I did some cleaning and some long overdue power tool maintenance. Mostly it was cleaning and the maintenance was checking to see if any adjusting was needed on a jointer and planer. I did a complete greasing of the sawstop innards according to the sawstop video, which I provided a link if anyone uses the PCS. It’s actually a fairly straightforward job if you’ve got th...

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Reorganization of the shop: Not what I had planned on doing

11-29-2020 11:49 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 8 comments »

On my way to finishing the guitar I decided I needed to do a cleaning of the shop to minimize the dust to put the finish coats on the instrument. Along the way I ended up doing a four day reorganization. Oh, I did clean it too. This video shows the changes in the shop after the reorganization. Also, I’ve been following posts on LJ’s about dust collection and venting outside, in the winter, I managed to do something like that here.

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Cleaning Wooden Planes

11-14-2020 12:51 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I recently acquired 22 hand planes. They are all in need of cleaning, sharpening, and tuning. I am about halfway through the stash and shot this video on how/what I use to clean wooden hand planes. It is mainly a mixture of boiled linseed oil/turpentine to clean them and after that it is a 1:1 of BLO/Turp/Bees Wax. Takes about 20 minutes or so to fully clean up a plane well. Check out the video

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Brush Care: Cleaning and Oiling #1: Brush Cleaning~101

08-29-2020 12:54 AM by John Smith | 3 comments »

Sign painting brushes are the tools of my, after years of fussing with the cheaper models, I eventually amasseda collection of the more expensive models. name brands are Nocturna,Langnickel, Mack, etc. and like in any craft, the better the tools, the easierit is to get the job done with a higher degree of quality and craftsmanship.natural or synthetic bristles are a personal choice, IMO.anyway, here is a short video I made today of Brush Cleaning ~ anything else in the unive...

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Cleaning #4: Preparing for phase II

04-10-2017 03:49 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 1 comment »

After Several years (9 on this site) after setting up shop and posting 41 projects, multiple blog and forum posts, I’m doing a retrofit of the shop. Nothing spectacular, just adjusting a couple of things. I’m getting ready for the next 41 builds. On my radar pretty much in this order: A bridal chest for my daughter who’s getting married in September, A kitchen table, on of the last pieces of furniture of the house after a complete remodel of it and furniture, A dining table ...

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Regular Meintenance: Important, Tedious, Necessary

07-10-2016 05:09 AM by CraftyCantrell | 0 comments »

New post is up on my regular blog covering cleaning, maintenance and alignment of the ShopSmith base unit. Please check it out by clicking here

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Shop machine rust clean up. #1: Rockwell Delta jointer

06-27-2016 05:14 PM by Trapper brandenburger | 0 comments »

Sometimes my shop is lucky enough to inherit tools from other shops when they either close up or upgrade their machines. When this happens, if it’s a machine we can use, they are often in rough shape and in need of cleaning and maintenance. This Rockwell Delta jointer for instance needed a good cleaning on the deck, a new power cord, and new blades. In this post I’ll show you how an old time carpenter tought me to clean the metal deck of a shop machine. Start by soaking the ...

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From cluttered garage to organized (hopefully) wood shop!! #2: Progress!

05-23-2016 03:02 PM by PeterDominic1983 | 0 comments »

So got these fancy new 4’ LED lights to replace the ancient 8’ tube/ballast lights… theyre SUPER bright, so for now theyre upside down! Thinking I might make a plexi diffuser or something in the future… Anyway, starting to get things cleaned up a bit. Throwing away TONS of stuff.. there is really only a few categories of items: keepers (to keep in garage, or some other area of the house), sell/donate (ebay, craigslist, verage, something like that), and trash! A...

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Odds 'N' Ends #3: DeWalt DW735 Planer Blade Rotation

01-23-2016 05:25 PM by ThomasLightle | 2 comments »

Note: I was going to narrate this video, but I think it speaks for itself, and I really like how the music synced up to it, so I left it as-is. You can voice your opinion below about this different format. I ran a couple thousand feet of yellow pine through my planer for the past 6 months and it was time to rotate my blades before tackling an upcoming project using red oak. If you have seen my previous video about cleaning blades, you know how nasty yellow pine is. I took the opportunit...

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