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  1. Restored Cattle Herding Cane

    This old boy is easily 40 years old. My granddad used to use this when he moved cattle, and I used it when I had ankle surgery. I took it upon myself to fill in the cracks, sand it down and finish it up! Also, originally it did not have a cap on the end, it was just a stick for hitting...
  2. Restored a $10 Adirondak Chair

    I bought this at a garage sale for $10 with the idea to maybe repaint it. Then I saw the wood underneath and just had to restore it. The wood was solid with no rot and it folded up too. So I started sanding it(with the help of the kids) and then dismantling it to sand the other parts of the...
  3. The taming of the table.

    Just a while back on here I asked advice about restoring my 100+ year old dining table that belonged to my 2x great grandmother. The table was put into storage after it had been used as a saw horse and had three skill saw cuts put into the top. Two cuts across grain and one with the grain...
  4. Scottish Infill Plane Restore

    I recently found a carpenters tool box that belonged to a long since deceased relative. Within this tool box I discovered several tools which had lay undisturbed for at least 40yrs. To me this was a treasure chest. The above infill plane was on of those treasures. I spent quite a lot of time...
  5. Just another Brace Restoration

    About three weeks ago my family and I visited my cousin and his family. Upon ariving I found my cousin in his garage working on one of his lawn mowers. As I looked around the pole barn I happen to notice and old brace and bit hanging on some peg board above a make-shift work bench. I asked my...
  6. PM66 restore

    I bought a Powermatic 66 at an online auction web site. I paid $350 plus $135 processing. After rental of a truck I drove 158 miles to York PA to pick up the saw. Upon my arrival back, I set up the mobile base, slid the saw onto the lift and moved it into the shop. My friend, Camron & I pulled...
  7. world war 2 rifle stock refinish

    This is a old rifle that I got for my 18th birthday this year. It was made in 1943 and the stock was well beyond worn out. The pics with out the old pizza box i worked on are of the stock before it was refinished. First I striped the old shellac finish with 60 grit sandpaper and sanded it up to...
  8. 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...
  9. Concord Buggy Restore

    This is a Concord Buggy from the late 1800's. Woodworking involved included replacing one side of the body, several spindles on the seat and the curved uprights that support the seat and alot of scraping and sanding. The owner wishes to paint it on his own
  10. 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...
  11. Tool Gloat - Refurbished Drill Press

    Late last week a co-worker of mine stopped by my desk and totally out of the blue asked if I would like a drill press. "Huh? What?" "Yeah, I have this old drill press sitting in my garage for the longest time and rather than throwing it away I thought you would like it. Well?" "Uh, SURE!"...
  12. Vintage pad saw back to life (fanatic...)

    Vintage pad saw back to life Yes you are allowed to call me fanatic… I have had the luck to become the owner of some old pad saws, but could not get some blades, and would like to use one in my 'out the house' toolbox, so I would love to give it more than one type of blade… For those who do...
  13. Archimedes- / spiral drill 1 krone restore (fanatic...)

    Bitbox of wood Yes you are allowed to call me fanatic… I bought some old tools on E-bay, and among them was this wonderful old Archimedes drill. I used it a couple of times, and it works surprisingly well, so I got hooked and started to use it for some pre drilling - but! All of a sudden it...
  14. Toolbox Restoration

    This carpenter or handyman toolbox was handed down to me. It belonged to my grandfather and he did a lot of handyman work in his later years. It is a very simple nailed together box, but it has some family history so I thought it would be nice for tool storage. I cleaned it up a bit, gave it...
  15. Antique church pew--restoration & repurpose

    After the remodel of the kitchen last year, SWMBO decided that a new dining set was in order. In the course of many discussions, she came up with the idea of using an old church pew as wall seating. I found a corner pew on Craigslist that looked like it would work for a reasonable price, so...
  16. 1900 Barn

    This is a barn in Ipswich Ma built Circa 1900 . It had no real foundation and was sinking into the ground. the house that it belongs to was built circa 1700 so the owners really want to preserve as much of the property as is possible . we lifted the building and put in a sonotube foundation...
  17. Restored Albatross "Bounty" Cane

    My uncle bought this cane on Pitcairn Island in 2003. He bought it directly from Terry Young - a descendant of Edward Young who was one of the mutineers from the Bounty in 1789 who cast Capt. William Bligh adrift. See the links below for more info. The cane body is palm. I don't know the...
  18. Restored Rocking Chair

    The owner of this chair mentioned she'd purchased it a few decades ago at a crafts fair in upstate NY. Mechnically, it was in pretty good condition. I had to reglue only one or two joints. The finish, however, was deceiving: After a wipe with mineral spirits to check for abnormalities, adding...
  19. Pedestal Table Base

    Thanksgiving is one of the most important holidays in my family. It brings back fond memories of my grandparents. When they passed about a decade ago, my uncle took this wonderful pedestal table they'd kept in their living room that I always admired and played under as a kid. This year, one of...
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