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Forum topic by d_sinsley posted 09-11-2019 01:25 PM 328 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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09-11-2019 01:25 PM

Never discount anything made of wood, especially something older. That’s my mantra. I am a hoarder, I will take anything home. At the same place I got the shaper (and my new dovetail jig set up) the lady had this old sewing machine. Rusted, neglected , forgotten, and weather beaten. It had been left outside for years and years. under cover but still fairly exposed to the elements. The paneling was all de-laminated. But the frames still looked solid. I I saw a glimmer of 1/4 sawn oak. It was headed to the dump. I decided to throw it in. Boy am i glad I did. Took it all apart, the cast iron pieces I am going to make a chair out of. After the wood had a chance to dry in my shop the whole thing basically fell apart. I sanded the wood just enough to remove the dirt and grime and stains without digging into the patina. What a pleasant surprise, under all that dirt and oxidation was tiger stripe 1/4 sawn oak. All I did was sand it with 150 and then apply wax. and it is some seriously nice looking wood.

I am going to put it all back together with punched tin panels and a black walnut butcher block top and make it my cabinet for my router bits.

-- Devon

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#1 posted 09-11-2019 04:29 PM

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