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  1. Hand Tools
    While searching around an old barn I found a very peculiar looking tool that I cannot figure out. Not even a guess. I’m not even sure what would be considered the front or the back. Thanks
  2. Wood Finishing
    Hi All, I recently picked up an old Turkish ox cart wheel (?) that I thought was pretty cool and was thinking of throwing it up on a steel display mount. But I noticed that one side of the wheel had a spot that was much darker and was curious to what might of caused it? And whether I should...
  3. Joinery
    I’m re-doing an old wooden desk, and in one section, this finish came off with the paint stripper. It’s gone now so I’m going to have to take it off everywhere. But I’m lost as to what it is. Opposite grain direction and is super hard to get off. The wood underneath is hard and smooth but...
  4. Wood Finishing
    Hi, I am not a woodworking professional, however I have a question about an oil stain on an antique table. This table had an olive oil spill, now a prominent stain about 2 inches diameter, and has been there for a long time before discovered. What, if anything can be done remove it, and/or make...
  5. Hand Tools
    I have a bunch of hand saws and a few other tools given to me in old saw boxes by both sides of my family. I need help IDing the saws and their use. I plan on using them all in my shop but some have some bends and some look like they need to be cleaned up but don't want to ruin any! Link to...
  6. Hand Tools
    Just wanted to post this little beauty from my mother in laws that i'm in the middle of reconditioning while I wait for the Atkins raker gauge I got on ebay for $20 Anyone ever had any fun playing with these? i'm gonna be using it to mill up some 2 to 4 foot wide white and red oak for some...
  7. Hand Tools
    My neighbors just sold their home and are packing their stuff. They gave me an interesting hand tool, but I do not know what it is or what it is used for. It is rusty and appears to be old. It may not be related to woodworking - it could be for the kitchen, or farming, or some type of craft or...
  8. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello Everyone, I have been researching my Dad's Homecraft table saw. I have never seen one like this anywhere in my searches online. It is has a metal Homecraft CANADA plate on it. As well it is all forged not sheet metal. I believe it to be atleast 50 years old. I needs to be sold.
  9. Power Tools & Machinery
    Ok, I need help with this one. Quick rundown.... I bought this table saw from my grandfather almost 20 years ago for $100. He ended up with it when my uncle(his son) died in 1990. He told me that my uncle got it from my great-grandfather before he passed away. I was told that my...
  10. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello! I recently purchased this old dry sink to use as a coffee station. I am in the process of refinishing it, but was wondering if anyone might be able to tell me what type of wood it is? Also, it has MANY coats of paint on the "sink" part, so I'd welcome any tips for getting the little...
  11. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello All, I've read a lot of possible advice/feedback on a different forum on a different website. I was referred to ask you the experts. Here's my dilemma. I received this family heirloom from my mother, who smokes. Sadly, the inlay's beauty and luster have dimmed as a result of its residency...
  12. Power Tools & Machinery
    I'm helping my wife clear out a shop on a property she has listed. Found this old saw. Couldn't find any markings on it. Any idea what it is and if its of any value? I'd hate to throw away an unique saw someone might want to save.
  13. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi Everyone ! I have been asked by a customer to restore this old dresser when I visit in South east Asia. I am just learning the trade and was unsure about a couple of things. Firstly, does anyone recognise this style or think it is a genuine antique? I cant seem to find anything similar here...
  14. Wood Finishing
    I recently acquired this old wooden beer keg that I want to clean up and build a base to display the keg in my home. The keg spent most of it's "retired' life in and old barn or other dusty environment. I known I should balance between making it clean and not destroying the value. I think...
  15. Wood Finishing
    I am request help and expertise from the group on the restoration of an antique butcher block. It is solid... but as you can see from the photos, it has cracks that have developed over time. Would someone be able to provide me support in how to: 1. refinish the sides and top (Sanding etc) 2...
  16. New Member Introductions
    I am request help and expertise from the group on the restoration of an antique butcher block. It is solid... but as you can see from the photos, it has cracks that have developed over time. Would someone be able to provide me support in how to: 1. refinish the sides and top (Sanding etc) 2...
  17. Joinery
    so i decided to repair an antique bookcase that my grandfather built, the repair was to fix the shelves which had come out of their joints, the bottom being the worst and going up the bookcase the width of the opening lessened. i ran to lowes and got the smallest wood screws i could find because...
  18. Project Showcase
    Here is the other Quartersawn white oak project I just finished. This one hasn't been delivered yet. It is a stand and canopy for a 210g aquarium. Those that have followed our blog have seen that this little hobbie has taken on a life of its own :) To see more of these awesome creations you...
  19. Power Tools & Machinery
    My father in law had a major stroke and I'm trying to sell off some of his tools to pay for medical expenses there's one in particular that I have no clue about and can't even find on google. It seems to be at least 50 years old here's the only identification I could find on the machine says...
  20. Wood Finishing
    I am building an 'antique factory cart' table (similar to Restoration Hardware) using reclaimed white oak. First question, what is the best way to clean and prepare the wood? Murphy's & Tung Oil? Second, how can I blend my new cut ends with the distressed looking oak? and finally, what...
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