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Dungeon Remodel, the drill til #2: Clean a bench, install the til

04-05-2018 04:54 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Ok, part 2. Instead of taking a nap, decided to clean house in the shop…. Lots of just junk in the way….other items just needed put away, finally. This “bench” used to be an old square table, somewhere in it’s history, it lost it’s legs. So now, it sits on a pair of sawhorses. This was the original bench when the Dungeon Shop first started up. Grinder and sanding center needed to be switched around. First, wire wheels were removed from the g...

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Replacing the Belt And Knives On A Dewalt 735 Planer

03-28-2018 12:09 AM by wrenchhead | 4 comments »

In this video, I show how I changed the belt (the easy way) and replaced the knives on my Dewalt 735 wood planer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34RsBtDJt1I&t=173s

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Tool Restoration - Hand Planes #1: Sargent Hercules No3

03-21-2018 10:27 PM by Straust | 4 comments »

So since there were some questions on how I got from point A to point B on my restoration of the Type 19 No5 Stanley Bailey I took a few more pictures though I will have to better next time as I got a bit lazy. So here are the before pictures as you can see the tote is broken and the knob is damaged a bit as well. There is quite a bit of rust but the body’s paint was in good shape so I decided to keep it. Here is a picture of my setup for this restoration. This time I put ...

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PanaVise Restoration #1: #380 Base and #303 Standard Head

02-20-2018 11:16 PM by twoblacklabs | 6 comments »

A few months ago, I traveled to Ohio to pickup an Incra LS Positioner off of Craigslist (less than 100 miles). The nice fella took the time to give a tour of his extravagant basement shop. (Wish I had photos to share). A retired engineer, he took great pride in his shop. He also gave me a box of junked Panavises as he didn’t have time to do anything with them. Not one to say no, I took the box with no clue as to what I would do with them. In fact, until he showed me the box, I had never...

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shop re start the new RMR #6: shop re start the new RMR #6:

01-28-2018 08:42 AM by DsRMR | 3 comments »

Well today was a Grand day for my shop and my own moral and self worth after the last 3 months of dead-do nothing make nothing, (including money) Days. I’m hurting financially big time and have a couple small projects that fit right in with the Lovers holiday coming up in less then 3 weeks OMG… And my shop was far from usable.. Until today… In addition to added insulation and extended shelves above the workbench on back wall, I also put to use a handful of drawers that were...

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Shop Notes #6: Chair Finials and Lathe Disaster

01-21-2018 05:05 PM by Steve | 1 comment »

It took a few efforts, but I was able to turn replacement finials for my client’s antique chairs. The first few attempts were close in shape to Christmas light bulbs. Comparing them side by side, I could see that the shape I really wanted was more like a candle flame. I made two with tenons that fit into existing mortises. (The original finials came loose some time in the past and were lost.) A third had broken off at the waist and the client wanted to save as much of the origina...

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Shop Notes #5: Sharpening

01-19-2018 05:01 PM by Steve | 5 comments »

Sharpening day yesterday. I don’t do this often enough, especially with my planes. Not sure why I procrastinate; it’s not an unpleasant job and the results are worth the effort. The chisels on the bench are new—a gift last year. Some sharpened up right away, others took some scrubbing. Today I’ll be cleaning and inspecting my table saw blades. I did take some time to do some actual work, though, tightening up some antique chairs. I don’t do furnitur...

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Shop Notes #4: Planer Fun

01-17-2018 04:48 PM by Steve | 1 comment »

I dug into my planer yesterday as part of my January shop rehab. Over the course of the year, I occasionally scrub off the pitch buildup on the rollers, inspect the knives and lube up the moving parts. Annually, though, I dig out the manual and check off the bigger items, like cleaning the drive chains and inspecting the v-belts. On pulling the gear cover, I discovered that a bolt holding one of the drives had come completely out. The gear didn’t come off the shaft, thank goodnes...

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Just Plane Old #3: after refurb

01-17-2018 04:01 AM by socrbent | 2 comments »

Six years later I finally got around to it. Started with 2 more turpentine baths, removed remainder of broken tote, clamped and glued crack on base of the smaller plane, created new totes from some aged cherry, cleaned metal parts with Evaporust, applied some rust preventative, made a new wedge for larger plane from oak, applied two coats of BLO, and buffed out with Beal system. Both planes appear to have been used bevel down. Is that usual? Started like this: Ended like this: ...

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Hand Plane Restoration #1: Stanley No4

01-12-2018 03:59 AM by icemanhank | 2 comments »

In the old days in the UK a carpenter’s tools used to passed on via a trade scheme to a young apprentice just starting out. Sadly this sort of thing seems to have gone in this day and age of throw away.I found this old hand plane in an old wares store in Wauchope in poor condition and restored it for my nephew who is starting out in the trade. It’s a beauty and has miles of shavings left in it!It has a new Hock blade and chip breaker and works a treat.

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