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Intra Ocular Lens Implants Can Make a World of Difference!

Intra Ocular Lens Implants Can Make a World of Difference!

09-10-2013 03:50 AM by JohnnyB | 16 comments »

So what do lens implants have to do with woodworking? That’s easy to answer with another question. What does good vision have to do with woodworking? At age 69, I have had cataract surgery and lens implants for both eyes, and the improvement in my vision has been amazing. Dang cataracts sneak up on you. I was having trouble reading the graduations on my rules. Things looked hazy, and cleaning my glasses did not help. Driving was becoming problematic. In the shop, sometimes I wasn’...

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Lee Valley Picture Framers/Glaziers Hammer

Lee Valley Picture Framers/Glaziers Hammer

07-22-2012 09:23 PM by JohnnyB | 4 comments »

I have had mixed results – mostly poor – when driving brads into picture frames to secure the pictures. Lots of bent brads. Because I was about to install glass in a cabinet door using strips of wood held in place by brads, and because I did not want to mess up at this final stage in my project, I ordered one of Lee Valley’s special picture framing hammers. This hammer has a rotating triangular head with a totally flat face, and a round head with a flat face. In use, the two...

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Excellent Bandsaw Fence

Excellent Bandsaw Fence

11-13-2011 02:59 AM by JohnnyB | 4 comments »

I did not buy the fence that was available for my General bandsaw when I got it six or seven years ago. I was clamping a piece of wood on the table to act as a fence when needed. I finally got tired of this tedious chore, and when I read the reviews of some of the available bandsaw fences, I found that none of the reviewers were unequivocally pleased with them. I had never heard of Woodhaven before finding it by doing an internet search, but now I know that they make some solid and versatile ...

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