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  1. Odd Corner Entertainment (Floating) Stand

    My mother wanted a place to put the TV on the fireplace wall and needed a custom piece. A little rough but I learned a lot in the process. It's anchored to the wall on the left side and uses the fireplace ledge for support on the right side. The height and width of the LCD threw a wrench in...
  2. Delmar Caboose Restoration #2

    I posted a project on making two windows for the restoration of the Delmar Caboose. The restoration committee asked our Mason - Dixon Woodworkers Club to make some of the items needed for the restoration of the caboose. I volunteered to make the items. I posted the build of the windows Now we...
  3. Delmar Caboose Restoration #3

    I've posted two projects on making parts for the Delmar Caboose. The Mason Dixon Woodworking club was asked to assist in the restoration. I volunteered to make the parts needed. I've posted the making of the windows Then I needed to make a door. I am now making the siding for the caboose...
  4. oak 'jury' chair

    Photo 1. finshed chair Photo 2. re-glueing seat and leg assembly Photo 3. Seat with duplicated back rest on right side - not stained
  5. Refurbished Jointer Plane

    This is another restore similar to the Scottish Infill Plane. The tote and iron wedge were unfortunately beyond restoration, though the beauty with replacing such parts is that you have a perfect template to form replacements without losing the authenticity of the tools appearance. As you can...
  6. Recrafting a Maillard, made in Paris, antique Formillon, a hat maker's tool for measuring heads

    Project: re-crafted Maillard Formillon, a hat maker's tool Materials: Brass, Steel, Wood, Cork, Tin Solder, Glue, Wax I included a photo of a past Conformateur restoration project, so that you could see how the two tools work together as a set to measure a person's head, and translate that to...
  7. Dining room piano windows

    These are two piano windows from my dining room. Last summer I had the exterior windows replaced while I was getting new stucco on my house, and I thought that I should clean up the interior windows too. I started by stripping the majority of the paint off the windows and inspecting them...
  8. Mission San Xavier del Bac Altar Railing Conservation

    Here are some photos of the completed conservation work on the east altar railing near the sacristy in Mission San Xavier del Bac. The west railing is in process and should be done soon.
  9. Ball Peen Hammer Restoration

    The video is more how to make one than just showing the handle. View on YouTube I got a neat little ball pein hammer head over the weekend, no makers mark of any kind on it. I also got some nice pieces of padauk from the scrap bin and I wanted to put them to use. The head when I got it...
  10. 1908 Singer Trundle Refurbishing

    Basically, it's just going to used as a piece of furniture, it wasn't a full blown restore. Way to many parts missing and the cost would be unresonable. The lady I did this for just wanted it looking good. You can see what I started with and in the end I think it came out pretty nice. I...
  11. Old Lathe Made New

    My brother and I were given an older Craftsman lathe a while back that needed some restoration and tlc. This was a fun project to restore; it included removing all the rust and paint, repainting, cleaning up and building a new counter top for (oak). It will be a fun tool to use as it is our...
  12. Camelback Trunk restoration

    The Project was the restoration of a mid 1800s camelback trunk. It was a 20 hr project with cleaning, metal repair, woodworking, painting, leather , upholstery work and fabrication of replacement parts. This was the second trunk I have restored so the learning curve was way better. Please take...
  13. RAS Cabinet and Torsion Box

    Well it is done. I got it all together today and I am very satisfied! Well I need to get the drawers made but that is another small project later down the road. Here is the completed Torsion Box. And here is the RAS Cabinet all put together. Above is a great shot of the new and improved...
  14. Wimshurst #7

    This is the seventh Wimshurst Machine I have made. This one was commissioned machine for good friend in Australia… (shipping was crazy high from the USA!) The machine is made of White Oak and I used an Ammonia Fuming Process to darken the oak. This worked exceptionally well! Here's a video I...
  15. Old Arn Drill Press

    I'd been looking to upgrade my dill press for a while now. I had a cheap Chiwanese benchtop unit that drilled holes, that's about all I can say for it. This unit came up on CL. I called on a Saturday morning and went to look at it that afternoon. The motor bearings sounded perfect but the quill...
  16. Restoring a Windsor Rocking Chair

    Restoring a Windsor Rocking Chair I was given to restore this Antique Windsor Rocking Chair which was in a very bad condition. This chair was badly treated in the past. It was painted black on the top, underneath that there was a thick layer of white plastic paint, and below that several coats...
  17. Steel Table Restoration

    Not a wood project but its one of my favorite things to do… restore old vintage furniture! this i a steel table from General Fireproofing (1940's). you can see the pics of the before and after, quite a difference! i bought this table last summer on CL for $25.00 and just got around to restoring...
  18. Charles Limbert Dining Table Restored

    I had the chance and the honor to work on an authentic Charles Limbert dining table over the past few weeks. The table was 48 inches in diameter and had only one of its leaves remaining. At first, I was asked just to refinish the top and caulk paint the base. I wasn't commissioned to do any type...
  19. Restoration - "Rockaway" Rocking Chair

    A few weeks back, some friends told me about a treasured rocking chair that someone had tipped a bit too far back. One of the rockers split right where the rear post connects. This is, of course, the point of most when rocking backwards, so I worried it would be a difficult repair. It was...
  20. Classic Antique Arm Chairs Restoration

    Classic Antique Arm Chairs Restoration A pair of arm chairs came to me to restore them back to their glory. The old coats of varnish was easily remove and sanded down to to bare wood. Did some glue ups and of loosen parts and touches. Past them trough a preservation treatment. Sand them again...
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