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Blog series by robscastle updated 06-18-2020 12:28 AM 9 parts 16912 reads 47 comments total

Part 1: Tack Hammer handle

05-09-2014 12:37 AM by robscastle | 5 comments »

I found this tack (its actuially a cabinet makers) hammer head in the bin, it originally looked like somebody had attempted to repair it and gave up,... tossing it. I thought it was a worthwhile save so rescued it. I went shopping for a handle but found none suitable So I decided to make my own handle. I used a piece of Jarrah hardwood to do the job. Then the linisher to prepare the shape Once I had the rough shape done I fitted up the head What I didn’t...

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Part 2: Interesting some of the gear Organisations "throw out"

12-30-2016 10:39 PM by robscastle | 7 comments »

My son called me from Sydney around Jul and asked if I was interested in a 12” Table saw the School he does electrical work for was dumping. At first I has amazed that he was not having a lend of me, and after thinking about it said yes please. Here it is in the saw sitting in the Schools woodworking shop. So upon my visit to Sydney in Dec we went and picked it up. Another surprise when I arrived there was actually two saws, a MBS 300 including complete sliding table and the...

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Part 3: ST-12H 12" Table saw restoration Unloading

12-31-2016 02:26 PM by robscastle | 7 comments »

This is one of two saws we collected from the school which were destinied for the dump. Upon returning from Sydney I had to unload it unaided so a bit of igneous thinking was required to get it out of my vehicle. I slid it to the back of the tray to the balance point and then tilted it down onto milk crates then tilted it upright. All went without a hitch.

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Part 4: ST-12H maintenance and restoration begins

01-01-2017 10:47 AM by robscastle | 4 comments »

A bit of feedback on the upside down saw1. When we removed it from the school it was test run and then disconnected from the power2. How it got upside down, when my son and I transfered it from the trailer to the Ute we secured the motor with timber and tie down straps, as we found it was prone to tipping over as we moved it so we decided to transport it that way.3. Yes we lowered the blade beforehand.4. It definately needs mobiliy wheels. something to look into. The return to servicable begi...

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Part 5: ST 12H Restoration Complete

01-03-2017 08:23 AM by robscastle | 4 comments »

The table saw restoration was completed today. I made a mobile base for itFound a suitable knob for the Rip FenceFound a better knob for securing the side access coverCut up some timber for a test run and then put everything away. The mobile baseFor the base I used a piece of MDF then attached some crate roller tracks I found in the scap bin at Smiths Chips underneath. I may have to call them “Crowie wheels” as it was his comment which prompted me to try them. The base is...

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Part 6: ST 12 H Restoration Complete...wait there is more.

01-07-2017 01:15 AM by robscastle | 4 comments »

Well just when I thought the restoration of this saw was complete! I was busy working my new 13YO table saw when it started to rain, so scuttling off inside I went. The rain now turned my attention to something different, The dodgy Rip Fence it had. As you can see there is a bolt missing from the front and rear clamps, not realising the importance of these bolts I simply G Clamped the rear of the fence to the table at 90 deg to prevent it moving. I decided to replace the bolts...

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Part 7: Old Hand Saw New Handle

01-09-2017 04:22 AM by robscastle | 5 comments »

I have had this hand saw for quite a long time, and although it has no brand name it always cuts well.When I was using it some time ago the plastic handle cracked, as it was worth saving then I glued it back together with CA glue and plastic filler dust, it worked again so its life continued. That was up to yesterday when I was cutting up some PVC pipe throw outs, it broke again If you are wondering what I was I doing with a load of PVC offcuts I was making some PVC nursery bed for...

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Part 8: ST 12 - H Table Saw Claims it first Victim

01-12-2017 05:36 AM by robscastle | 7 comments »

I was using the Table saw today when a bug appeared from inside the Table insert avoided the spinning blade and commenced to wander about. I stopped the machine and captured these near death shots It didint seem at least concerned to its fatal escapades wandering about near the blade So I started up the saw again as I wanted to see if it would check out the blade and see if it needed resharpening but it was not to be so …sadly it didnt escape my electronic Bug Zapper. ...

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Part 9: Italian tradesman 90 +

06-18-2020 12:28 AM by robscastle | 4 comments »

My DILs Grandfather had two boxes of tools he wanted rid of.Between No 1 son and myself we helped him out. Most were just scrap metal however a few gems I got were of interest to me. Of particular interest was what looked to be an adjustable bevel gauge Being an inquisitive sort of person I wanted to know what it was used for (apart from the obvious) So I set to cleaning it up hoping to find some Bob Sommerfeld marks to give the game away. Sadly there were none, the...

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