Archive for the 'Salvage – Restoration' Category

Industrial Chest of Drawers

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Last summer, I purchased this industrial chest of drawers at a garage sale for a sweet $20. Since these cabinets are obviously great for storing a huge amount of stuff, my original intent was to put it into the backyard shop at my house. After completing our home remodel this spring, we realized we really […]

Dunlap Lathe Restoration

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Sears Dunlap Lathe Restoration January/February 2016 I have been a long-time lurker over at, a forum dedicated to the love of old woodworking tools, and its sister site, After my 9-year-old son watched a few woodworking videos with me, he expressed an interest in learning how to turn on a lathe. That was […]

Pair of Tanker Chairs

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Tanker Chairs As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have been dabbling in the industrial design/restoration/salvage arenas. The most recent project to be completed is a pair of vintage metal office chairs. I picked them up at an auction for $16. Overall, they were in great condition for being 46 years old, but the […]

Tanker Desk Restoration

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Tanker Desk – May 2015 A year or so ago I became very interested in restoring old vintage items, like tools and furniture, and incorporating salvaged items into some of my custom woodworking projects. Since then, I have amassed quite a collection of salvaged “junk” and other items for future restoration projects. At any one […]