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Saw Making #7: Panel Saw from a Great Neck 26" Saw

01-24-2018 03:29 AM by AgentTwitch | 3 comments »

This installment is taking an inexpensive handsaw and turning it into a panel saw. I have wanted a Lie-Nielsen panel saw for some time (actually a pair of them in rip and cross cut configurations) to live in my non-existent tool chest that I hope to someday build. They are beautiful, and like all of Lie-Nielsen’s products, they are very well made and reasonable for the precision and warranty they offer. I have no reservations buying a quality tool like LN, I just dont have the money...

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Saw Making #6: Gents Saw Conversion Part 5

10-07-2016 10:36 PM by AgentTwitch | 0 comments »

So this blog entry will be pretty short. In truth, creating a saw tote doesn’t take more than half a day in the shop to cut out the wood, shape it and get the first coat of finish on it. This blog seems long, but I did try to cover a lot of the details for those that care about such things. In this final installment of the little gents saw conversion, we install the saw back, line up the saw plate, install the split nuts, give it some test cuts, make a final adjustment or two, oil it...

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Saw Making #5: Gents Saw Conversion Part 4

10-02-2016 10:42 PM by AgentTwitch | 2 comments »

Finishing the Saw Tote We are nearing the home stretch! Thanks for following along. To recap, we decided to convert a 10” gents saw into a western dovetail saw and selected the pattern and materials in part 1. In part 2 of the series, we bored out lots of holes to shape the tote, cut the tote out on the bandsaw, hogged out the mortise for the saw back and drilled stepped holes for the brass split nut hardware on the drill press. In part 3, we cut the saw spine down, notched the saw plate t...

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Converting a wardrobe into a TV cabinet

08-01-2016 06:20 AM by Garth Kay-Hards | 0 comments »

We came to Australia to live with my son and family 5 years ago and needed to downsize into the space we have. What do you do with a 1930’s Art Deco oak (some solid and some veneered) wardrobe that can’t fit in anywhere? It’s standing on the veranda, in the way and the weather is going to destroy it. It has sentimental value to my wife and she asked me,”Can’t we do something with this cupboard instead of selling it or giving it away?” I said, “Well w...

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Saw Making #4: Gents Saw Conversion Part 3

06-28-2016 04:03 PM by AgentTwitch | 2 comments »

As we move onto Part 3 of The Gents saw conversion tutorial, we focus on cutting the saw plate and drilling the holes for the split nuts. To help us with this endeavor, we will use Dykem Steel Blue, which is used to help make for easy and accurate layout. While the saw plate is away from the saw back, put some layout fluid on top of the plate where you plan to make cuts and drill holes. Make sure you have the teeth facing the correct direction, or you may end up with a Western s...

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Saw Making #3: Gents Saw Conversion Part 2

06-23-2016 11:05 PM by AgentTwitch | 3 comments »

Part two of the Gents Saw Conversion series. This may be a bit verbose, so I apologize ahead of time. After all, we are just drilling holes… The next step in the conversion process is drilling holes. A lot of holes. You will need a variety of forstner and twist drill bits to complete these steps. With your template affixed to your stock, use an awl to create reference points on all of the indicated locations, or use the spur on the forstner to create a divot. Apply moderate pr...

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Saw Making #2: Gents Saw Conversion Part 1

05-14-2016 07:12 PM by AgentTwitch | 5 comments »

There has been a lot of interest in building tools from scratch, rehabbing tools that needed some love, or repurposing a tool so that it might have more potential or beauty. I have decided to chronicle a few saw builds in these categories in the hope that it might inspire someone to give it a try that was otherwise too nervous to begin the journey on their own. For this series, I am going to do a write up on re-purposing an inexpensive gents saw into a western style dovetail saw. This idea...

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Cabinet Conversion (pc:Repurposing) #1: It's a start - maybe

09-08-2015 07:40 PM by greg48 | 0 comments »

Between honey-do’s, I am taking on a project that the client is actually willing to pay for my time and materials to convert an old cabinet into a wine/liquor cabinet that he hopes to sell on e-bay or somewhere, that is, if I can quote him a price that will leave him some room for profit. I brought the cabinet home to measure up and repair some old structural damage and here it is on the bench. The cabinet measures approximately 30” high, 23” wide, and 19” deep, made of Mahogan...

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Delta 46-715 Lathe Refurbish Project #1: Getting the Lathe Home and Mapping the Process

12-31-2014 03:38 AM by Sawdustonmyshoulder | 6 comments »

The Lathe Here is the lathe. I bought it on Craigslist and got what I feel was a good deal. I went to Nashville and picked it up on Saturday. My plans are to replace the AC motor with a DC motor and make the lathe variable speed electronically. Empty Head This lathe has no drive pulleys. The Reeves drive broke and all the parts were trashed. So the headstock is empty except for the spindle and the indexing pin. Motor The AC motor is good so I will put it on eBay and...

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Shop Update #2: It begins!

03-29-2011 04:30 AM by TheKingInYellow | 7 comments »

I’m officially starting the conversion from garage to shop this year. To give you an idea of what I’m starting from, this is a picture of the garage today. Notice the nice little water-gathering depressions from having my RAV4 parked in there for the last 5 years, and the spalling concrete. Lots of work ahead! I’ve already moved the vehicle out to the driveway so I can start working this week. I have what I hope is a reasonable plan for this first year. It does not ...

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