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AN IDEAL LIGHT FOR CLOSE WORK, (such as Carving, & Woodturning)

AN IDEAL LIGHT FOR CLOSE WORK, (such as Carving, & Woodturning)

01-24-2011 07:08 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 26 comments »

I finally started to continue carving on the Reverie Harp that I started about 2 years ago. But I was set back with some delays, like repairing some needed things, like repair an Ant Damaged Gazebo Shed roof. After that I had to take care of some health maintenance problems, such as Cataract surgery on one eye. So now after all of that, I started carving on the Harp again. I wasn’t satisfied with the light source I’ve been using, so I took a trip to our local Walmart. I w...

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10 piece Router Template Guide Set

10 piece Router Template Guide Set

03-11-2010 03:46 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 11 comments »

I have had this set for quite a few years now, & I highly recommend this set. It comes with an adapter, so if you want to make your own router plate, or table, it will be 100% accurate if installed correctly. The fine threaded nut makes for easy hand tightening, & I’ve never had them come loose. Fits any router that accepts standard 1-3/16” OD threaded guide bushing Machined solid brass construction Includes 7 template guides: 1/4” ID x 5/16” OD; 9/32” ID ...

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How to book How to Carve Faces in Driftwood, By Harold L. Enlow

How to book How to Carve Faces in Driftwood, By Harold L. Enlow

01-05-2010 08:10 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 3 comments »

This is the first book I bought, when I started woodcarving. I bought this book at the Ozark Folk Center in Arkansas in 1980. This book helped me a lot in my first attempts at carving. Harold Enlow shows how to carve Wind Spirits, Etc. With a lot of step by step images. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I just remembered that this “TREE TROLL” was taken from this book.

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My Custom Branding Iron

My Custom Branding Iron

09-28-2009 11:53 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 23 comments »

I was lucky enough to win this branding iron in a contest this summer on Lumberjocks. You can check out my winning contest entry on My Lumberjocks Blog. I’ve had one of these on my tool list for a long time. I’d look at them, but I never took any action. I wished I’d bought one of these many years ago now. I highly recommend this tool to all Woodworkers, & Carvers. When you order this tool you can talk directly to the owner Terry Desilets. He is ver...

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This is a special new website for woodworkers to sell their creations.

This is a special new website for woodworkers to sell their creations.

06-05-2009 06:39 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 11 comments »

I don’t sell any of my creations, but there’s lot of Lumberjocks here that are trying the best they can to market their creations. So here’s a new place you can advertise. Why don’t you check out Woodshoppers This site was created by one of our members, Krum, & her son Paul. I recently had success selling my Ryobi powercarver on this site. I had advertised it on craigslist for a long time, with no results. I think it’s worth a try to s...

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An Extinct Tool for Bending Wire!

An Extinct Tool for Bending Wire!

02-08-2009 11:01 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 15 comments »

You can’t buy one of these anymore, but I thought it would be an enjoyable review. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is a tool I acquired from my Father-in-law after he sold his house. He was thinning out his things, & I ran across this in a box of stuff. I have used this tool to make a multitude of things. I even made a 20’ long chain for my dog. There’s no end to what you can make with it. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...

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Rockler Power Air Respirator

Rockler Power Air Respirator

03-02-2008 12:06 AM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 36 comments »

I wanted a respirator that I could wear all by itself. I didn’t want to contend with any head gear. I have used regular dust masks over the years, but after wearing them for awhile, it takes a lot more effort to breath.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~After seeing this one in Rockler I ordered one.It’s surprising how that little built in fan helps in your breathing, & it keeps your face cool. The fan is very quiet, & it runs on 4 AA batte...

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My DeWalt 18 Volt 4 piece Combo Kit

My DeWalt 18 Volt 4 piece Combo Kit

02-29-2008 12:17 AM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 3 comments »

Over the years I’ve gone through many low end mediocre battery powered drills. I think this set is going to last me a long time. When you put one of these in your hand, you can tell, just by the feel, that you’re holding a quality tool. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Hammer Drill Features: Variable speed Dewalt built high-torque motor delivers 500 in-lbs. of maximum torque, 2,000 rpm & 34,000 Beats/Minute. I’ve used this drill...

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 Irwin XP, One handed bar clamps/spreaders

Irwin XP, One handed bar clamps/spreaders

02-11-2008 01:01 AM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 17 comments »

I received a pair of these 12’’ clamps as a gift. I have never used one handed clamps before this pair. Now whenever I have a clamping job, I grab these right away. It’s almost like having an extra hand, & they have plenty of clamping power. They provide 550 lbs of one-handed force (900 lbs of two-handed force). I also like the soft no-slip jaws, & you can reverse them to push things apart, such as chair rungs, or when dry fitting cabinet parts. ...

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My Review of,  Rikon 10-325 14" Deluxe Bandsaw

My Review of, Rikon 10-325 14" Deluxe Bandsaw

01-14-2008 02:07 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 59 comments »

Second photo from Rikon~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Reason for buying:I’ve had an old 14” Taiwanese saw for quite a few years, so I looked at some reviews on Band saws, & decided this would be the one for me. I shopped around the internet, & decided to buy it from Woodcraft. It was $750, & free shipping, so I saved $75, enough for a few gallons of gas.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Pros: The price f...

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