Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'refurbishing'

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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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Shop Cabinet build #7: Load it up !

03-26-2020 06:58 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok…took a few days, and moved a few things around… Used to be a red, plastic shelf with a few screwdrivers hanging there…and a couple boxes were moved….hmm. How about a tour of the cabinet….still have two doors to build, but… Red shelf is filling up…I salvaged the rack from the old drill til, as well.. Upper right hand corner… Bottom right corner…thinking I could store a plane along the bottom edge… Bottom left corn...

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Tool rehab part 1: piles of chisels #3: First night of rehab for Stanley

03-22-2020 04:20 PM by garethmontreal | 6 comments »

This 1 3/4” Stanley everlasting “Sweethart” chisel is the first to go to rehab. There are two reasons its going first. The first reason is that is very rough shape I dont expect things to go smoothly rehabbing 20 odd rusty antique chisels for the first time. Starting with the roughest one hopefully means confronting the various problems im going to encounter sooner rather then later. Second Reason is that it is probably the most robust feeling chisel im going to work...

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Tool rehab part 1: piles of chisels #2: pairing done to paring chisels

03-22-2020 02:50 PM by garethmontreal | 0 comments »

All right the first thing to do is figure where to start. I’m never going need all these chisels and ill never have enough to sharpen them all so I’m going start by picking the the chisels with the most potential and start with them. These are the chisels that made the first cut They lean heavily in the direction of longer, socketed, and bevel edge so the most like pairing chisels in general. Their exceptions to these tendencies like flat sided mortise chisels but firme...

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Tool rehab part 1: piles of chisels #1: In the beginning there was a pile of chisels

03-22-2020 01:38 PM by garethmontreal | 0 comments »

Instead of hijacking the chisel forums i figured id start a chisel restoration blog, So brief Recab: This is what 250 (300+) dollars worth of chisels looks like. A couple years ago I got to try a co-workers brand new lie Nielsen chisels and needless to say they were far better then my Irwin chisels. But then I tried my other friends mixed set (buck bros, marples, and the like) of old pairing chisels and was shocked that they were better then even the lie Nielsen’s. I asked my friend where ...

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Wood Plug Tips

03-21-2020 12:44 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 1 comment »

I recently repaired a hutch with dozens of wood plugs to remove. I put a video together all about wood plugs, or Bungs as they’re referred to in the shipbuilding industry. I show how to make your own wood plugs and how to properly trim them down.

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Shop Cabinet build #3: Thinning the herd

03-20-2020 11:00 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

And a few rehabs along the way…Thinned down the Yankees.. Rest are in storage, for now…Squares? Keeping a full set…along with 3 combo squares… Along with just 8 braces. Road Trip today, just had to get out of the house for a bit…..went to Menard’s….and bought a bit of Pine Lumber Might not be enough..but 10pc @ 1×10 x 4’.....should be a start. There are a few 1×4s under that stack.. Couple of 3 footers, and a couple...

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Hand Tool Display Wall

03-16-2020 01:36 AM by Jeff100 | 8 comments »

So is it just me or when I hear the words “self quarantine”, I also hear “Perfect time for a big shop project!!” I am in deperate need of a new tool wall. The last one was just a pallet hung up on the wall with screws and nails hanging what all i could fit. Well, as the collection of hand tools grows, the wall needed to get bigger and better organized. And so it begins, Here’s roughly what needs to get hung up, all in specially designated holders ...

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