Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'tool rehab'

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Vintage Tool Rehab Projects #3: Try Square Rehab

07-16-2011 05:36 PM by Brad | 4 comments »

Whenever I visit art fairs and museums, I always find myself standing before the works that use mixed media. Maybe it’s the shiny parts working in concert for artistic effect. To me, the creative aggregation of wood, metal, glass, fabric, paper, and/or paint is more engaging than their one-media brethren. I think that’s why I like vintage try squares so much. In an early 20th century age where quality mattered, try square beams were made of rosewood. To this brass was added-which over the ...

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How I fixed Herbie's Hammer...or how I love old tools.

08-31-2012 02:07 AM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

To see the pictures of the hammer fix, please click here. As promised in Day 19 of the Workbench saga, here is the story of my great-grandfather’s hammer. Genealogy is another of my pursuits and it is a joy to be able to combine woodworking with genealogy. I love it! My great-grandfather Herbert (“Herbie”) Vaught was born in September of 1875 to his parents George W. Vaught and Emily Ann Tucker in Shelbyville, Indiana. Here is Herbie in 1938 at the age of 62. Th...

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My Journey into a Hand Tool Wonderland. #4: Electrolysis Rust Removal Science Project

02-17-2015 01:17 AM by Luke | 4 comments »

I have about 10 saws that I’ve collected over about 5 months. As well as a few planes, and other tools. I was getting tired of sanding the rust off, and wanted to find a way to do a few things at once. I had a 12v battery charger in my garage, a few tubs to put water in, and some spare steel for the sacrificial anode. Where I am, the local stores don’t seem to carry “Washing Soda” so I had to find an alternative to Sodium Bicarbonate. I found a product that wa...

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