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Making Old Tools New Again

04-29-2020 02:00 AM by CTMike | 0 comments »

One axe at a time. The cherry for this Axe handle was in my fathers barn for 20 years waiting.

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Cleaning Up An Old Hand Saw

05-23-2019 07:08 PM by wrenchhead | 1 comment »

I picked up a Disston D8 thumb hole saw to replace my old Bishop rip saw. I cleaned it up enough to make it a great user but not loose the character and patina. I think it’s ready for another lifetime of servicehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOAWYje2s6g&t=387s

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Handtool Basics #3: Restoring the American Bedrock...Plane that is - Restoring Stanley Bedrock 604c and 605

04-02-2017 03:12 AM by WoodWorkLIFE | 0 comments »

I have restored several planes in my pursuit of finding the right tool in hand tool woodworking. I have done several Stanleys of various vintage and quality, off brands, and long dead brands that change hands around the US. I have met the odd fellow in a parking lot to look at a few planes in a trunk and make him an offer he can’t refuse. I have not however had the joy, nay, privileged of restoring a Stanley Bedrock plane. Whelp, that changes now. I got my hands on a couple of old ...

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logging saw restoration #1: #1

01-24-2017 01:13 PM by penzt8 | 0 comments »

I found this old logging saw in a property I recently bought. Decided it might be worth salvaging and restoring. I don’t believe the handle is original. It’s made from plywood and as you can see it’s in pretty bad shape. The saw blade is also pretty rough shape. I’m using the old handle as a template but will add a little style to it. the new handle will be maple.

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Tool Restores #2: Sharing One of My Tool Cleaning Hacks

06-07-2015 11:21 PM by TrBlu | 5 comments »

It is no secret, I like old tools. Like many of you, I find tools in yard sales and thrift store with marks and decals that just don’t belong. A few years ago, an antique dealer told me about something he used to remove permanent marker and decal residue from most metals and enameled surfaces. It safely removes the ink or glue residue without damaging enameled surfaces. I have used it to remove unwanted permanent marker inks, label adhesives and even latex/acrylic paint splatters....

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Fools for Tools #2: This Sexy Walker Turner Bandsaw just wont track! HELP!

08-29-2014 06:24 PM by palaswood | 9 comments »

OK I know you guys know a thing or two about vintage, cast iron band saws. If you read the previous entry, I bought this saw for a song but after trying for a week or so to get the blade to track, I gave up and its been collecting dust ever since. That in itself is a travesty! I mean just Look at this beaut! I dont have any pics of the wheels, but I’ll get some up tonight if i remember. My issue is this: Lower wheel is about 3/16ths further out than the upper wheel, i...

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Reflections on Learning How #4: To Restore a circa-1940s Delta Jointer

01-13-2013 03:45 PM by FeralVermonter | 1 comment »

Honestly, I thought I did my due diligence on this one. I really did. Fortunately, I haven’t made any serious mistakes. Just a bunch of goofy beginner ones. Aw, heck. I’m a goofy guy, and a beginner to boot, what can I say? It was awfully fun, and I learned a lot—and I got a jointer out of the deal. I will say this, however: what I’ve learned so far really helped on this job, (much of which I learned right here, on this site!) enough so that ...

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Score! #1: Delta Jointer circa ???

01-08-2013 12:31 PM by FeralVermonter | 15 comments »

We were over at my mom’s place the other night, and the guy she’s been shacked up with for the last twenty years (they refuse to get married, but they’re lifers) offered me his old delta 6” jointer out of the attic of his shop. Needs a little cleaning, as you can see, but he told me it worked just fine. Well… my new-found tool-restoration enthusiasm got the better of me, and I had the thing in dissected not long after taking this photo (without ever taking ...

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Saw Talk #7: Drabble and Sanderson 14" Backsaw Restoration

03-07-2012 01:08 PM by Brit | 30 comments »

Friday March 11th 1864 was a day much like any other day for Thomas Wilkinson. He and his partner Robert Howden had been working hard at the Ebenezer Steel Works in Sheffield, where they traded under the name of Drabble and Sanderson. They’d built up quite a reputation for their files and edge tools and in particular their saws, such as this 14” 12TPI backsaw, filed rip. Thomas locked up for the night and prepared himself for the short walk to his lodgings at a hou...

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Putting a James Swan chisel back into service #1: Runup to the decision, assessing the situation, planning the resurrection

12-27-2011 05:20 PM by Lee Barker | 0 comments »

Since I got this tragic-looking tool at a giveaway (a junk store was moving, and the last day was free) and it had a bit of a name—James Swan tools are present and selling on the ‘bay—I decided the maximum benefit was to sell it. At the same time I put up a 2” Greenlee which I had. It wasn’t much, I thought. Well the Greenlee got all the attention, and indeed sold, but the Swan, all inch and three quarters of it, after two weeks, languished still. I considere...

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