Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'vintage'

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Vintage English Marking/Mortise/Combination/Cutting Gauges

09-20-2021 10:54 PM by Brit | 22 comments »

Recently I restored a vintage 6” mortise gauge by I. Sorby and posted some photos of it on the ‘Measuring and Marking Tools of Your Dreams’ thread. I mentioned that I had to replace the spurs (points) on it and was asked how I went about it. Since this procedure can vary from gauge to gauge, I decided to write a blog post showing some of these old English gauges. We’re talking late 19th century to mid 20th century. I’ll start with some general information and terminology, ...

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Exploring vintage mitre boxes #1: Stanley’s first, a Traut patent mitre box

07-11-2021 04:54 AM by theoldfart | 6 comments »

I have been sending out some mitre boxes to folks and rather than leave them on their own to figure things out this seemed like a good way to start. This first box was developed and then patented by Justus A Traut in June of 1877. In the video I’ve dismantled the box and walk through reassembling and setting it up. There will be a few more videos added as time goes on. Here it is.

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Vintage Lathe Need Your Help!

11-16-2020 07:25 PM by RedShedWoodworks | 4 comments »

I was gifted this amazing lathe that works extremely well! I have been able to turn lamp bases, vases, rolling pins, and so much more! HOWEVER, I would like to try some bowls and need to figure out how to change the spur drive out for the bowl clamp! I have a plate that screws onto the head-stock, but I need to get the spur off. The other spurs that I have look like they are just pressed into the head-stock, but I cannot figure out a way to get it out of the head-stock! Thanks for an...

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Fitting out the shop #1: Tool Chest

06-19-2020 03:01 PM by Kent | 4 comments »

Edited: 29 Aug 2021 – replaced all the pictures that went missing :-( I just picked up this beauty yesterday. Based on discussions with the previous owner, it is probably 70-90 years old. It is a bit larger than typical and is heavier than most. It appears as though the carcase and the aprons/trim boards are the only parts made of softwood. My first guess on all the hardwood is that it is ash, but there is no exposed endgrain to help with the identification. The exterior has b...

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Restored hand saws

04-30-2017 09:22 PM by Sonofabeech | 2 comments »

So here are the saws i found at my local flea maker, a restored them, the now cut, i only removed the rust and restored the totes, and sharpened the teeth, the set was bad on the longer rip saw but i managed to set the teeth, i was lucky to find the saws, the western saw are rare here in my country and saw setting tools are even rare. here are the saws and an old saw set pliers. The vintage no name saw set probably made in germany:

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My recent flea market find.

11-30-2016 04:56 PM by Sonofabeech | 7 comments »

Hi guys this is my first blog, i like to share my recent vintage tool find, i work with hand tools i am a beginner i am constantly searching for good tools, where i am lacking is saws, its hard to find vintage saws in mainland europe most of the saws are bow saw and frame saws in bad shape, i was surprised to find this two saws its just what i was hunting for, a long ripsaw for resawing and a small tenon saw.The first one is a swedish made saw, Stridsberg & Björck is etched on the saw pla...

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Table saw restoration #1: New (to me) Craftsman Table Saw - edited photos and text

11-23-2016 01:54 PM by Robin1 | 12 comments »

Thanks to Knotscott, who lives close by, I found a craftsman in very good shape. I’ve upgraded the belt with a link belt from Harbor Freight (good deal) and the fence with a Vega Pro 40. Just need to get the other wing on, add an extension table and ZCI and do something about the switch. Works great though! (Any advice on the switch would be appreciated. The original set-up had the motor plugging into the switch and the switch plugging into the wall. I’m assuming I’ll ha...

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Table Saw Restoration #1: Intro and Cleaning Up the Top

11-15-2016 01:44 PM by Jared Tohlen | 4 comments »

This is my first post or utterance on this site, so bear with me while I get in the swing of things… I’ve always wanted to get into woodworking so I can build useful and practical things with my own hands. Within the last few months I’ve come into a host of woodworking tools and machinery, most of which were simply given to me once I expressed interest. These items include: a Delta spindle sander, old craftsman dual disc/belt sander, a vintage Buffalo Tool drill press, a ...

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Transitional planes #1: Genesis (Fulton Tool Jack plane restore)

08-22-2016 05:57 PM by AGargulak | 0 comments »

This is my first post, there will probably be many more to come. I bought a transitional jack plane to flatten the top of the workbench I’m going to build in the next few weeks. The plane as it came to me. The tote is broken and the body cracked. Japanning is chipped in several places. Light rust on castings and the blade. I found this interesting… Why are there temper colors on the chip breaker edge? The edge is pretty chipped but the grind angle seems fin...

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From cluttered garage to organized (hopefully) wood shop!! #3: Making progress... part 2!

05-23-2016 10:45 PM by PeterDominic1983 | 3 comments »

Making progress!! Got tons done today… have several 50 gallon drums full of trash, as well as several contractor bags … accumulating a ridiculous amount of empty cardboard boxes, as well as lots of empty containers, rubber maids, hampers, orange wawa crates, etc… Just wanted to add something cool that I found while cleaning… Came upon this little ‘gem’: Anyway soooo tired. So much stuff… I just want to build things out of wo...

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