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09-15-2018 07:16 PM

Rough finish off the tool - 9 replies

I’m a very new turner, still falling off the learning curve a lot. My lathe is a ‘70’s era Rockwell with the crappy sheet metal stand and the aluminum tailstock. I’ve added over a hundred pounds to it with almost a whole sheet of 3/4” OSB on the top, bottom, and a shelf, plus a couple wood ammo crates full of whee...

02-15-2018 09:25 PM

Rockwell 46-150 tailstock ram lock - problem solved - 7 replies

I inherited a Rockwell International 46-150 wood lathe, I’d guess made in the ‘70s or ‘80s. It appears the same as the 46-111, which I find some info for, not sure the difference. I’ve never had a wood lathe and have just a little experience turning. This machine seems to be OK but not real sturdy, not impressed with...

02-09-2018 02:36 AM

Handsaw plate too hard to file - 2 replies

Anyone run into a saw plate that was hardened too much to sharpen? I decided to sharpen a Disston miter box saw, around 1900 or so by the medallion and handle. The new Bahco mill file I use for jointing would skate and hardly cut, and when I looked at the file, I was dulling it badly – visible shiny streaks and I could see tooth damage....

01-01-2018 02:01 AM

Langdon Mitre box issues - 14 replies

I recently restored a Langdon Mitre Box, Size 2, No. 73 (some photos in the restoration thread) , but I am having problems with it. I’ll describe what’s going on in hopes someone may have some insight! The miter angles are right on, but some vertical cuts are off square. Miters with the saw 45 degrees to the left, and moving to...

02-06-2016 01:24 PM

Old Buck Brothers chisel - bad edge - Success! - 13 replies

Hello: new member and first post. I found an old tanged Buck Bros 1 1/2” paring chisel in a dollar bin at a pawn shop, and thought I’d scored. No handle, but otherwise appeared to be in great shape, little rust, edge of course was messed up. I made a handle, and then proceeded to flatten the back, regrind and sharpen. As I’...


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