Newman's Workshop

  • Advertise with us
Workshop by Newman posted 04-11-2012 06:00 PM 1154 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

View all workshops »

View Newman's profile


14 posts in 2271 days

click the marker to see the address

I joined lumberjocks mainly to provide some tool reviews on the tools that I own and run on a weekly basis. My woodworking consists of restoring my 1830’s house, building furniture and what-nots on the whims of my wife, and building guitars when I have spare time….its been a few years since I’ve built a guitar.

I’ll also get up some pictures of some of the instruments I’ve built and maybe a cabinet or two I’ve made.

I’m a hobbyist, i build for myself and occasionally friends and family. My brother is a professional cabinet maker, which means that not only am I a “hack”, but I know it too. grin What this means to people reading my reviews is that I don’t ask my tools to run 24/7, and obviously if your needs are for more than a weekend warrior tool, you need to take that into account when you read my reviews.

My view on my tools is this: My tools need to be better than I am, however there is a point of dimishing returns where better and more expensive tools will not make me a better woodworker. I try hard to hit that mark with my purchases.

The main tools in my shop,that I’ll get reviews up for as I get settled in here

Grizzly G0555 Bandsaw
Ridgid TS3660 Tablesaw
Craftsman 10” radial arm saw ( restored 1960’s model #: )
Craftsman professional 6”, 1hp, 48” bed rabbiting jointer

Some other tools that I’ll get to when I can ( model numbers coming )
Porter-Cable Router
Bosch Router table
Bosch electric planer
Porter-Cable 5” orbital sander

-- Newman

0 comments so far

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics