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Shop Dog Approved Mats

Shop Dog Approved Mats

166 days ago by ChunkyC | 11 comments »

I’ve been using anti fatigue mats and even carpet remnants in the shop for a long time. I have a couple different styles and both are better than standing on concrete but still not great. I’ve had / used the rubber mats in the garage / barn for a long time but I finally moved one into the shop and bought 2 more today. They are 6’ x 4’ x 3/4” thick solid rubber mat stamped Made in Canada. I would say, not knowing for absolute certainty, that they are made fr...

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Easy to install and simple to addjust

Easy to install and simple to addjust

956 days ago by ChunkyC | 0 comments »

Incra Miter Slider Not a whole lot to say about miter slot sliders but I like these over the Kreg’s for the simple fact that you can adjust the width from above. The Kreg’s you have to remove the slider, make an adjustment using the set screw, repeat until you get the fit that you want. The Incra’s use the “spreader” method for adjusting the fit. You just have to locate and drill a 1/4” hole through the sled to allow access to the adjustment. Down si...

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Rockler's Concealed Hinge

Rockler's Concealed Hinge

1132 days ago by ChunkyC | 1 comment »

I purchased some of these so that I could finish my upper shop cabinets. The hinges didn’t come with installation instruction but an email to Rockler’s Tech Support got me a PDF of “installation instructions” in about 2 days. The instructions are vague but there was enough information so that I could suss out how to install them. They really don’t tell you the set back for the hinges and where to pre-drill so I installed a set into some scrap to get the correc...

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MT2 Drill Chuck

MT2 Drill Chuck

1132 days ago by ChunkyC | 10 comments »

Harbor Freight 1/2in MT2 Mini-Lathe Drill Chuck I purchased one of these last week based on a posting from LJ member Hairy. I paid $14.99 + shipping which is a good price for drill chucks with the arbor! A high precision chuck it’s not and this chuck isn’t going to win any contests for the best chuck of the year but it does make a good chuck for woodworking. The chuck that I had for my DP wouldn’t chuck up smaller bits so I needed to do something. I’ve been lo...

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A real help

A real help

1152 days ago by ChunkyC | 17 comments »

I purchsed the I-Socket from Rockler for $29.99 + Free shipping. The instructions and web site say that it’s for a vacuums and dust collectors. I personally wouldn’t use it on my 2 HP Dust Collector. It just doesn’t look like it’s made well enough to handle that much inrush current. I purchased the I-Socket for one thing, using with my compound sliding miter saw. It works just as advertised. When you squeeze the trigger on the miter saw, the vac starts right ...

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Veritas Jointer Plane

Veritas Jointer Plane

1163 days ago by ChunkyC | 6 comments »

(you can click the picture to go to Lee-Valley’s web site and read more if you so desire.) With Veritas I expect a good quality, mid-range tool and that’s exactly what I got. Like a kid at Christmas, I had to take a few swipes with it last night right out of the box. It did ok out of the box. Tonight I honed the blade and started getting her setup. The blade, the O1 version, was not as flat as I would have expected so I had to spend a good amount of time getting the back f...

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A real powerhouse

A real powerhouse

1202 days ago by ChunkyC | 0 comments »

I purchased the Milwaukee 0928-29 28-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless 4-Tool Combo Kit from Amazon about 1-1/2 years ago now. Priced paid, $592, now, $815! Ouch! I’m glad I got when I did. The kit includes: (2) 28-volt lithium-Ion batteries Reciprocating saw hammer-drill circular saw work light one-hour charger canvas carrying bag (2) Phillips bits (2) reciprocating saw blades circular saw blade rip fence bag Pros:I use the drill the most out of all of the t...

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Overhead Dust Collection for the Tablesaw

Overhead Dust Collection for the Tablesaw

1222 days ago by ChunkyC | 1 comment »

I ordered the Dust Collecting Blade Cover (DCBC) sold by Bob Ross from The BORK Store. I think this is a fairly new product from Bob as he literally designed it to my specifications. His original design called for a 2-1/4” hose but that size of hose is hard to connect to a fixed dust collector. I asked him if he could make it to fit 2-1/2” hose and that I was planning on mounting it to 2” sch40 PVC pipe. One other thing that Bob did for me was to make the arms a little l...

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A Riving Knife Solution!

A Riving Knife Solution!

1239 days ago by ChunkyC | 7 comments »

Ease of installation 4 StarsAdjustability: 4 StarsEase of Setup: 3 StarsCustomer Service 4+ Stars The BORK (Bolt On Ripping Knive) is sold by Bob Ross and is available from The BORK Store The asking price is $115. I learned about the BORK from, where else, here at LumberJocks from a review by KnotScott. Since knotscott already has a full review, I’ll just give my impressions and experiences. Tools used: 5/16” socket w/ 1/4” drive ratchet, straight screw driver, a...

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Milescraft 1207 Router Design Inlay Kit

Milescraft 1207 Router Design Inlay Kit

1385 days ago by ChunkyC | 6 comments »

I purchased the Milescraft 1207 Router Design Inlay Kit because a friend wants me to inlay the Wisconsin “Running W” logo into a lid for him. The kit comes complete with everything that you need to get started routing inlays. I had to make a trip to the hardware store for M4×12 pan head screws to mount the universal base plate to my Freud router. It comes with 7” Universal Base Plate with the Turnlock system, three guide bushing, 4 templates with multiple cutouts, ...

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