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  1. 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...
  2. Power Tools & Machinery
    I'm restoring a floor model Rockwell drill press model 1124 (pretty sure its almost identical to the 15-081, but im not sure, cant find a manual for it). Before I get started, I'd like to get an idea of what I'll need to order so I'll have it ready to go. Below is a picture of the chuck. Its...
  3. Hand Tools
    Hope this is the right place. I recently bought a then-unknown brand brace at a pawn shop for $7. With some pliers I was able to turn the ratchet and could switch it with some effort. The shell and jaws looked to be serviceable. Everything was rusty, but the wood looked to be in good shape and...
  4. General Woodworking Discussion
    I got a piece of furniture built in the 1880s. I guess laminated board hadn't been around at that time so the bottom of the drawers were made of thin soft wood. Over the years, the board warped and the rails below scratched deep grooves, at places all the way through the bottom. The question...
  5. Hand Tools
    I though a few of you might enjoy seeing my recently rescued circa 1928-30 Craftsman model 5264 smoothing plane. Craftsman tools were introduced as the newest “House brand” by Sears, Roebuck and Co., in the 1928 Spring catalog. The “Wavy” Craftsman trademark on the brass lever cap inset and...
  6. Power Tools & Machinery
    Hello all, I'm looking for someone who may be able to explain to me what is attached to this 1/3 hp electric motor that came with my (slightly used :laughing:)1950's craftsman bandsaw. The guy I got it from said he didn't know what it did either. I'm trying to restore the bandsaw to its...
  7. 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...
  8. Power Tools & Machinery
    Well, I've done it! Begun scratching the top of an old table saw that's been sitting in my garage for a couple yrs! I wonder who has worked on a Powermatic 65? I'm not a mechanic but am willing to tackle this. At one time had the name of a guy in my area who had some knowledge of this model...
  9. Hand Tools
    I got a Stanley No. 5 off Ebay and decided to restore it. This was my first real restoration of an old tool and for the most part it went great. I didn't pay extremely close attention when disassembling it, specifically the frog and lever cap. Now, when I put the iron on and the lever cap...
  10. Hand Tools
    Hello everyone, I've got a 220 that I got at a flea market knowing next to nothing about planes for $5. I do know a thing or two about tools in general. I helped my father build our log cabin growing up, so there is that, but on to the plane. It's got a busted mouth, like somebody pulled it with...
  11. 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...
  12. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello, I am new to this site and have a question about refinishing a butchers block I found in an old garage. It has some decent character which I would like to keep but want to smooth it out a bit and definitely clean it up. I have been reading on other sites about what to use to make it...
  13. General Woodworking Discussion
    I am in the process of restoring my front porch. The porch rails are in need of being replaced. They have a radius to them, which I do not know how to figure out, would like some suggestions on that. In addition there is aprox. 12' between the columns and it requires to join to boards...
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