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150-year-old table

01-04-2012 11:42 PM by Ryan Haasen | 10 comments »

My parents recently bought this table from a friend. It is 150 years old. The top of the table is a 5” thick, solid slab of teak, and I am not sure of the species of the legs. It weighs about 800lbs. we were going to use it as a dining tale, but the knots on the side made it uncomfortable to sit at, so it is now more of a display table.

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So I have this old beam from an 18th century house....

07-07-2011 05:54 PM by Transition | 6 comments »

So I have this old beam (pictured) from an 18th century house in which an aquaintance grew up. I’d love to turn it into a gift for him and his new bride. I believe that the beam is red oak. It is 6”w x 3”d x 36”l (39” if you count the tenon). I was thinking of cutting off a slab, turning five 4” bowls/vessels from the rest, and displaying them on the slab. But I thought I’d post it and solicit suggestions. What would you do with this piece?

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Grandfather's Tools

06-24-2011 05:08 PM by Transition | 5 comments »

My Granfather’s name was Amos Leveille (pronounced “lev-ee-ay”) – 1909-1973. Upon my mother’s passing several years ago, I inherited what was left of my his tools. They had been left rusting in my mom’s basement for decades. I have been slowly refurbishing them, and putting them to use. It has been very enlightening, from both a tool and a person history perspective. I have given new life to these pieces, and they have returned the favor! Take a look&...

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Someone wanted to be cursed, someone needed to be nursed

05-31-2011 10:38 AM by Sodabowski | 18 comments »

Well today the postsman took me out of bed with an unexpected parcel. Having nothing pending from ebay, I was wondering WTH it was and whom it could come from. At first sight, something a bit heavy, tightly packed in bubblewrap. Okay let’s open that box. And then… GAH! Mads strikes again! And now I see why he had told me that I would curse him hahaha :D This old chap really needs some caring, everything is rusted, even the bolts inside the handles.No problem, I ha...

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Way Back Wednesday #1: November 10, 2010

11-11-2010 05:19 AM by Chris Davis | 1 comment »

My intent for Way Back Wednesday was to post pictures of project that go back years. Some that are even PC (Pre-Chris). I thought I’d start first with the “Original Crew”. The first picture is Gary (my dad) and three of his brothers (Jeff, Larry, and Curtis). Not pictured in the first picture of he Original Crew is my mom Lou, uncle Jimmy and my Grandpa Ray. This is truly a family business. All my uncles have worked here and the youngest works with me now. I do have ...

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Car-boot sale treasures #2: Yorkshire tool gloat

08-24-2010 12:03 AM by YorkshireStewart | 17 comments »

It’s not as if I don’t have planes, but confronted by these two (A Stanley #4 and a Record #5) yesterday at a local car boot sale (flea market?), what could I do but buy them? Especially when the vendor dropped the price before I’d even had chance to haggle. Five pounds for the two seemed more than reasonable. Seven dollars 75 cents is a rough conversion. The #5, especially, is somewhat knocked about, but think of the hours of pleasure I’ll get in resurrecting t...

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Tools that came from my great grandfather.

08-16-2010 04:48 AM by GregP | 19 comments »

These are all tools that came from my great grandfather, I’m a fourth generation woodworker and when my great grandpa died a lot of his tools got spread out between my grandpa, my dad, my uncle and me. Some pieces also “disappeared” I’m awfully curious about some of the things I ended up with. A lot of the big things like the lathe are self-explanatory but I’m very curious about the history of these items, many of them are unmarked or minimally marked so it’...

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Mystery tools; non-woodworking

03-23-2010 08:13 PM by YorkshireStewart | 17 comments »

Here’s a couple of pictures of just a few from a box of tools that have just been donated to the museum where I do voluntary work. They’re mostly in cast brass. My thoughts were that they’re for decorative plaster work. Can anyone confirm? Any other ideas?Tiles are 6” to give a guide as to sizes.

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Old Machinery Restoration

03-03-2010 01:02 PM by 559dustdesigns | 6 comments »

I just wanted to share a site that I found that may be interesting to some here on LumberJocks. The site is by a man named Shane Whitlock. http://www.shanewhitlock.com/index.htm This guy is IMHO a machine restoration genius. He also does some very nice photography as you will see on his web site. This topic is not only interesting to me but its good to see someone take an old machine and give it new life. Some of the machines out there are being scraped to make new, cheaper, mo...

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Things I am going to make from this ole Texas barn Part 1... #1: This ole barnwood is too pretty to carve a ranch sign out of...but too late now :)

10-28-2009 01:07 AM by SawDustnSplinters | 8 comments »

This ole barnwood is too pretty to carve a ranch sign out of…but too late now :) Yep, that’s my blog and I am a sticking to it…Got an order last week for a 1”x12”x12’ and a 1”x12”x6’ carved sign for a ranch in Comanche, Texas and the lady wanted it carved on old barnwood and ready for her husband’s birthday on the 4th of next month, so I took a deposit and looked at what I had and I did not have a 12 foot long piece, so I started sw...

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