Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'refurbishing'

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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:...

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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—>

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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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Tool rehab part 1: piles of chisels #4: On to the decent planes (kinda)

04-11-2020 01:48 AM by garethmontreal | 0 comments »

Up for first are a couple of block planes. The one with the red top seems to be a knockoff stanley of some type made in Canada The other is a Stanley 102 made in England There is a stamped QC 15 right before the mouth but i dont know what it means. The japanning is almost completely intact and its in good overall shape. An enterprising previous seems to have welded a chunk of metal on the cutter which improves the angle. The oldest plane I have is Sargent no.3416 transitional wi...

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from a pile of chisels to a smattering of planes

04-10-2020 02:03 AM by garethmontreal | 0 comments »

First of all thanks to everyone who gave me advice on how to proceed on the pile of chisels. The general consensus of 80 grit sandpaper paper belts have improved things drastically in terms of flattening the blacks so thank you all. Unfortunately it’s going to have to be by hand. Even with a wife as wonderful and patient and supportive and understanding as mine there are limits. I am pretty sure belt sanding chisels in the living in the middle of the night is understandably a bridge to ...

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Radial Arm Saw Upgrade

03-31-2020 05:54 PM by JimChrisawn | 0 comments »

Hello allI apologize for being away so long. I have had a really bad time of it with my health. (A hiking accident that ended with a broken neck and later Three heart attacks) Making it back though and wanted to share a recent project that might be of some interest. I bought a DeWalt 7790 12” Type 9 Radial Arm Saw recently at a school auction(10.00). Needless to say it needed some TLC. Mostly cosmetic, however the table was junk and needed replaced. I build a Mr Sawdust table to for ...

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