Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'restoration'

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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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Stanely No 31 Restoration

12-29-2020 07:17 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I found this plane online for a very good price, one that couldn’t be passed up even with no info. The seller didn’t include and marking on the body or the iron so it was a shot in the dark. At first glance you could barley make out the name Stanley so i was already in good shape. Then looked at the metal parts and they look like they had surface rust on them which should have been an easy cleanup job. After all said and done, the iron was shot, but the body looks great. Check out...

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Buying a Junk Lot of Hand Saws

11-01-2020 01:37 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I like searching through Ebay looking for deals, different items, and pretty much surprises. The other week I found a hand saw lot that was labeled at “Junk” Hand Saws. After a little bit of elbow grease these ended up being pretty good user saws. Now granted, not every saw could be saved exactly back to “new”, but 3/4 of the saws are ready to use now. Check out the video here

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Ohio Tool Co #306 Plane Restoration

10-17-2020 03:42 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I recently picked up this OTC #306 plane from an antique store. It wasn’t it bad condition and made this restoration even easier. Check out the video.

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Tool Restorations #1: 10 dollar Stanley No. S5

10-11-2020 12:05 AM by Macksimist | 0 comments »

So, went to a garage sale the other day, gentleman had some woodworking tools. What was really nice about this guy was that he was just trying to get rid of stuff. I restore antiques on the side and do woodworking, so I tend to lean towards tools a lot, most of which I end up keeping and just using myself. So anyways, I couldn’t read the models on anything, but for ten bucks a plane, figured why not.’s getting there. :D And done finally!

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Restored Stanley No 8

08-31-2020 07:19 AM by carrera4s | 3 comments »

I recently restored a No 8 that I picked up a while ago. I had to make a replacement tote and thus made a matching knob as well. I used African Rosewood, quite like how they turned out. It almost make grandpa’s No 7 look small in comparison. It is the first time that I use a No 8, I could not believe how much quicker and easier it is to get a big piece of wood flat and square compared to the No 7. Or maybe I am just getting better… I cleaned everything as well as I c...

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A Light Restoration of a Dewalt MBF Radial Arm Saw

07-20-2020 01:12 PM by Brandon | 7 comments »

A Light Restoration of a Dewalt MBF Radial Arm Saw I recently purchased this 1956 Dewalt MB / MBF radial arm saw. The saw could not be plugged in to test, so I took the saw apart, rewired it, painted it, built a new table for it and dialed it in for making 90 degree cuts. This is not meant to be a tuturial on rehabilitating these old saws, but to show my experience performing a “light” restoration. For more information on the...

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Fixing cracks in a Stanley knob

01-22-2020 06:20 AM by sansoo22 | 2 comments »

This blog post is a bit overdue and the knob still isn’t 100% finished but close enough to do the write up. A few weeks ago in the Show the Restoration before and after thread I posted this plane. The restoration went well except for the cracks at the bottom of the knob that re-appeared as soon as I tightened it down. They were only hairline cracks while it was off and not under pressure so i filled them with gel super glue but as soon as i tightened it i heard it make a “pop...

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Norris A5 Restoration

12-05-2019 11:35 PM by Brit | 21 comments »

After looking for many years and losing many auctions, I finally won a Norris A5 smoother for a reasonable price. I knew it needed a lot of work, but at least it looked doable. It turned out to be a rollercoaster ride with a number of heart-stopping moments. Here are the seller’s pics (not the clearest photos) so you can see what I started out with. Once I hade it in my possession, the first thing I did was clean the wood with 0000 steel wool and Liber...

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Wooden Jack Plane Restoration

12-03-2019 05:55 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I have had this jack plane for a couple months now. It has been sitting there in the dark corner waiting for repairs. The body on this plane was pretty good shape, but the iron was rusty and it had no tote. I have no beech wood or apple wood so I went to my local woodworking shop and just picked up a chunk of lumber for $5. This is the second tote I have made and this one turned out 150% better than the last one. I did however break the first one due to a crack that I didn’t see. I used...

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