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Acorn No 4 - refurb #2: No 4 Acorn - Chapman Tools by Stanley- restore

08-15-2021 09:48 PM by Brodan | 0 comments »

Following the refurb of the original Chapman No4 made by Chapman Ltd in Sheffield England, I finally had some time to clean up, and derust the No 4 Chapman Acorn build by Stanley. Since Stanley’s purchased the Chapman facility in 1936 and built this plane as a lower tier item until sometime in the 70s I have no idea of its age. The iron is stamped Acorn Made in England. After removing the rust I flattened the back and stoned, lapped and stropped the the 35° to a razor edge. The body st...

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Acorn No 4 - refurb #1: Made in Sheffield - pre-Stanley Acorn #4

08-08-2021 09:39 PM by Brodan | 2 comments »

Picked up a couple of Acorn #4 planes a few weeks ago. A quick search revealed this tidbit. The Acorn brand name was first used by James Arscott Chapman who is simply listed as a “tool and metal plane maker” from 1924-1939 in Goodman’s guide. Chapman Ltd was located in Sheffield England and was known for its range of steel braces, but later started making hand planes under the “Acorn” name in 1934. Around 1936 Stanley Works Ltd (Yes, THE Stanley) bought out Chapman Ltd and used the fac...

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Salvaging a molding plane

04-16-2021 10:39 PM by Oldtool | 3 comments »

I have a wooden sash plane with a bit of a twist in the body, and decided to try and salvage it like I did prior with a beading plane.As mentioned, this plane had a bend in the middle where the stock is the thinnest: I proceeded the same as prior with the beading plane, using a roaster oven to steam the body for about an hour and a half. After steaming, clamp up was the same again, between 2 X 4s and with old plastic gift cards to slightly over bend, in an effort to counter any possible sp...

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REHAB UPDATE: SETTING UP SHOP #1: CHANGE OF SCENERY

11-09-2020 04:35 PM by garethmontreal | 3 comments »

It’s been a while since I gave a progress update on the rehab projects. That’s because I’ve been working a fair bit more importantly me and the missus moved from our small apartment into our first house about a month and a half ago. It has a garage. Well it had a garage. Soon it’ll have a woodshop. Anyway updates should coming pretty frequently over the winter. Lots of work done already. Lots of work to do. And quite few new additions to the rehab list. cheers Gareth. ...

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Upholsterer's Need Woodworkers

11-07-2020 12:03 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

For upholsterers, woodworkers are trades people they depend on. As woodworkers, we might also need to work with upholsterers. I have the honour of speaking at the National Trade Association next week to teach upholsterers about how to do minor repairs. If you’re looking for work, seek out your local Upholstery business and see where you can help them out. Here are some of my recent videos about woodworking and upholstery. —> https://youtu.be/xTdWl3zuBBk —> https:...

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Buffalo 14" Band Saw Rescue #2 - Disassembly and Discovery

09-15-2020 03:15 PM by Doug | 1 comment »

Hello all. Well, the fun has begun! I started disassembling this band saw and in the process made some interesting discoveries. So as to not bore you with words, you can see for yourself. Okay, so as you can see things aren’t too bad. One thing I did discover was that that a previous owner used nuts as spacers in the tension/tilt assembly (pics 2 & 4). These nuts do the job but further inspection revealed that the back of the upper wheel has been rubbing against the larger...

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How to Repair an Antique Wooden Chair with Upholstery Seat

06-20-2020 10:16 AM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

Here’s how to take apart an chair with an integrated upholstered seat, clean up the joints, and glue it back together so it’s rock solid again. Leave a comment in the video if you have a question. Cheers. Scott Video link—> https://youtu.be/tduCQzqJbPc

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Tool rehab part 1: piles of chisels #6: its alive

06-08-2020 01:14 AM by garethmontreal | 2 comments »

Its been a while since i updated my restoration blog but dont worry it hasnt joined the vast legions of unfinished tool restoration blogs its alive. Ive finished sharpening 21 chisels the entire list is coming up at the end of the post. First ill lay what i used in the rehab process. I bought a 25 pound 12 1/2” by 9 1/2” certified flat block of granite which i found on amazon for 65 bucks Canadian including shipping. I used a wide range of sand paper but found (as someone s...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #123: Refurbing the Harbor Freight Folding Trailer - Pre-Blog Inquiry

06-06-2020 01:14 PM by retired_guru | 2 comments »

This week or next I will begin the process of refurbishing a Harbor Freight folding trailer I purchase several years back. Original Build Before Removing Wood and Electrical All the wood I added on to make a staked side trailer has been removed, as well as the electrical wiring and lights. Before I can add the new wiring and lights I need to remove surface rust in some areas, spot prime and paint once cleaned up. Once the electrical is installed and working properly I will add new pr...

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Tool rehab part 1: piles of chisels #5: The smooth bench planes

04-11-2020 04:13 PM by garethmontreal | 0 comments »

I have a NO 3 smoothing plane made by the Canadian company Mibro. Its an decent user but nothing special. The only jack plane i have is a Record no 5 made c. 1960 its in pretty good shape overall. The most interesting planes of this lot are three Stanley Bailey no. 4 smoothing planes. The earliest No 4 is a type 8 (c.1899-1902) with the B casting markings on the frog, bed and back of the lever cap. The cutter and chip breaker are from the same era and possibly the originals as the cut...

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