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1347 days ago

Finally took the Festool plunge - 13 replies

Can you judge a person by the tools he/she keeps? I can’t answer that question, but I might have just moved up a notch on the, “I’m not buying crap tools anymore” ratings. I guess it started when I posted a blog regarding cheep tools being made by “reputable” manufacturers. Someone said they don’t buy cr...

1347 days ago

Anvil shooting - 14 replies

In a round-about way, I’ve heard of this, but never gave it a second thought. That is, not until I actually saw it in action. For several reasons, when he says it becomes addicting, I know what he means. First of all, once black powder soaks into the pores of your skin, you’re hooked for life. Second, putting tools with powder has to...

1357 days ago

Heating the finishing area - 12 replies

My shop is far from being complete, however, last night I was walking through HD and saw a very small wall mounted electric heater that caught my attention. It was a flush-mount, 1000w – 120v fan heater. The claim is that is will heat a small bedroom. After doing the calculations, it looked like it would do the job for a 10×10 x 10 fi...

1460 days ago

Tool gloat - 20 replies

I hesitate to write this, but I can’t contain myself any longer. This falls into one of those categories that I would rather not approach – gloating about something. However, this hearkens back to the caveman days. I stalked it for over a week, placing phone calls and checking online to confirm it would be worthwhile. I consulted fel...

1463 days ago

One year anniversary - 6 replies

I can’t believe it – one year on Lumber Jocks. Some of the very best people I have ever met are Lumber Jocks. I have learned more in one year through this site than all of the others combined. Watching others build their projects, listening to what the pros feel is a good way to tackle a tough problem, and seeing those GREAT tools ma...

1469 days ago

Do you give a guarantee with your work? - 6 replies

I’m starting to pick up more work, all through word of mouth. I do this mostly for fun, but appreciate the opportunity to make a piece of furniture or construct a deck for someone – and get paid for doing it. My question is – do you give a guarantee with with your product or service? Because most of my work has been for frie...

1610 days ago

Shop dust collector question - 5 replies

I currently own and operate a Jet DC 1100 1.5 HP dust collector. It worked well in my old, small, 20’ x 20’ shop. I just stuck the plastic hose on the machine I was going to use. and away we went. Now that I am in a larger place (about 1,000 sq ft dedicated area), I want to have permanent duct work. I did my calculations, figured out how many...

1727 days ago

A commentary on tooling - my rant - 13 replies

I can honestly say I like tools. I mean, I never met a tool that I would not want to have. Not only to use for a job, but to admire the craftsmanship, the utility of the tool, and trying to discover a way it could be improved. I learned a long time ago that if you want a tool to last a long time, you had to take several things into considerat...


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