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Amazing Day at the Salvage Store 26FEB2016

02-27-2016 09:40 PM by Dex378 | 1 comment »

So after talking to the owner of the salvage store for a little while he let me go down and pick the basement where all of the items from his estate buy outs go before they put them on the sales floor. I was floored with the amount of stuff that he had down there. Picture a room the size of a football field filled with boxes, trunks, shelves and crates FILLED with amazing stuff. I picked for about 2 hours and found everything we like from vintage, rare Stanley #18 Sweetheart plane, a Stanley ...

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Reshaping a Stanley Sweetheart #62 Tote

11-04-2014 05:44 PM by Mauricio | 11 comments »

The other day I was working from home, I was bummed out because I had been to busy to do much woodworking lately, so I said “Hey, standing desks are supposed to be good for your, and my “joinery bench” is about the right height, why not put my laptop on the bench?!” If I cant woodwork, I can at least be around my tools. One thing leads to another and while on a conference call I get the bug in me to reshape this plane tote. I’ve always disliked the shape of...

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Hand Tool Journey #44: Stanley SW #358 Miter Box Restoration #10.. Calling it Done!

08-03-2014 03:03 AM by Airframer | 12 comments »

So… the box is finished as far as the restoration is concerned. The saw still needs sharpening and the whole box needs a fine tuning. I finished the handle today and finally got it all put back together for the first time in months. This guy is ready for another 100 years of service as far as I can tell. Here is some catch up on the handle build. I finished up the shaping and sanded the shaped areas and the outer edge up to 400 grit. Then I decided I wanted to add so...

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Hand Tool Journey #42: Stanley SW #358 Miter Box Restoration #8...Getting a handle on things..

07-21-2014 01:39 AM by Airframer | 5 comments »

Moving forward with the saw restoration.. The original tote on this saw is usable but ugly and pretty beat up so a new one is in order. TGIAG to the rescue! I have some slightly thicker than 4/4 African Mahogany on hand and it should make for a fine looking handle so why the heck not. The next few pics will be a “well duh” series for some of you but I have seen some questions asked around the forums about dimensioning wood with handplanes and I figured this was as go...

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Hand Tool Journey #41: Stanley SW #358 Miter Box Restoration #7... Cleaned Up The Saw Plate.. Is This Worth Saving?

07-19-2014 10:54 PM by Airframer | 8 comments »

I am going to present this question to the group. Saw restoration and sharpening is not an area I have really spent much time in yet so I am far from an expert. So I ask is this saw plate worth trying to sharpen up or should I explore other options? I WOULD like to use the original plate if it is at all usable but like I said.. I’m hoping some folks who are much more knowledgeable on the subject will help me out here. First some before pics… Post Evaporust.. ...

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Hand Tool Journey #40: Stanley SW #358 Miter Box Restoration #6... Assembly! Long Winded and A Ton of Pics..

07-14-2014 03:54 AM by Airframer | 16 comments »

(Inhales deeply) OK, lets get this going. Warning up front to anyone NOT curious about how one of these goes together you might want to scroll a bit to get to the money shots otherwise hang in there we have a bit to go over first. First things first here are what I typically use in any tool restoration during assembly. Nearly all of these deal with corrosion prevention in some form or another and that folks is the name of the game from this point on. We just spent a lot of sweat equi...

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Hand Tool Journey #39: Stanley SW #358 Miter Box Restoration #5... Final Touches Before Assembly..

07-13-2014 03:47 AM by Airframer | 6 comments »

I might have had time today to completely assemble this but I wouldn’t have had time to take the detailed assembly pics I promised. That said there were a couple of things left to do pre-assembly that I was able to take care of this morning. I am hoping for an assembly day tomorrow so stay tuned for that. The first thing on tap this morning was to get my bench and parts/supplies organized for tomorrow. I got out only this boxes parts ao it brings the part count down a bit. ...

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Hand Tool Journey #38: Stanley SW #358 Miter Box Restoration #4... Made Some Sawdust Today..

07-06-2014 03:12 AM by Airframer | 6 comments »

I finally got off my arse and bagged up and labeled all the parts to clear off the bench top. Next up was to make a new wooden deck for the box. 1/2” Red Oak again. No clue what the old board is but it’s brittle as all hell now so it’s toast. And I got this far yesterday when 1/4 of the way through drilling the curved corners the board split along the grain…. Had to start from scratch with a new board. Oh well. Got to spend some time at the wood s...

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Hand Tool Journey #36: Stanley SW #358 Miter Box Restoration #2... Partapalooza!

06-30-2014 02:11 AM by Airframer | 10 comments »

Well it took a week to get to it but I finally have everything clean and ready for masking and paint. First up was the main base it’s self. This thing was too rusty for the Citristrip to even make a dent in but it did clean up with a steel wire wheel and my angle grinder well enough. Any left over rust spots (mostly in those hard to get to crevasses) will get treated with some Rustoleum rust reformer before paint just to avoid any cancer from forming and spreading. The p...

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Hand Tool Journey #35: Stanley SW #358 Miter Box Restoration #1.. Here we go again..

06-23-2014 03:21 AM by Airframer | 5 comments »

This is a project that has been waiting long enough. I actually started tearing down this one months before I got my #246 in but had to wait on some replacement parts before continuing on. Here is what we have to work with.. a very rusty (as in every single freakin’ screw/bolt whatever is rusted frozen on the darn thing) Sweetheart No 358 Mitre Box with a broken and “fixed” swing arm assembly. During my initial attempt to tear this thing apart I br...

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