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How to Make Wooden Farm Toys

How to Make Wooden Farm Toys

08-03-2012 02:27 AM by Raymond | 2 comments »

Kuritis Foote asked for volunteers to review his book “How to Make Wooden Farm Toys”. The book has plans for four distinct wooden Farm Toys. Project 1 is a Combine with a corn head and a rolling reel head, project 2 is a Skid Steer Loader, project 3 is a Tractor and project 4 is a disk attachment. I received my copy yesterday, and I couldn’t wait to read it. The book is very nicely bound and printed on very good quality paper. Kurtis has done a great job with his approach to the book. It is w...

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Variable Speed Multi Tool

Variable Speed Multi Tool

02-16-2012 02:34 AM by Raymond | 3 comments »

Another Menards find the other day the Performax Shockwave 2.5 amp variable speed multi tool. 29.99 regularly almost 79.99. This is a 57 piece kit with 3 grits of hook and loop sand paper, (9) of each grit. It comes with 2 flexible scrapers, a wood and drywall blade, a half round wood and drywall bade a ¾ inch wood and metal blade a larger ridged scraper blade and another half round wood and drywall blade and a 1 ¼ wood blade. Other blades are available and there is an adapter to use Dremel ...

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40 Piece Tool Shop Router Bit Set

40 Piece Tool Shop Router Bit Set

02-14-2012 04:50 AM by Raymond | 12 comments »

For Christmas my mom got me a 40 piece Tool Shop router bit set. I know what your thinking you get what you pay for. And for the most part that is true. This was an exception. 40 piece carbide tip ¼ shank router bits in every shape and size. Ball bearings on the top and bottom of some bits all run smooth. I tested all the bits and all are sharp and true out of the box no wobble or any defects that I can detect. They came in a nice wooden case with easy access to the bits. This was on sale fo...

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Great order

Great order

02-02-2012 06:04 AM by Raymond | 2 comments »

I just recieved my order from Grizzly tools. I placed an online order on Saturday for some drawings. Can’t tell you which ones yet it will be a suprise. They arrived today three days, thats outstanding, packaging was great, UPS right to the door. The drawings themselves are full size very good quality patterns. I would not hesitate to order again. 5 stars. This review is just about my order with Grizzly. I wiil review the drawings as i build the project.

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Foot Switch

Foot Switch

01-25-2012 03:42 AM by Raymond | 2 comments »

I use my rotary tools alot and it can be a pain turning them on and off. I decided a foot switch was what I needed. So off to Menards I go to buy a switch, wire and plugs. When what do i see buy on clearance a 9 ft cord with foot switch for 3.99. It is used to turn on and off Christmas lights with out bending down. Great after reading the package the news got even better it will handle up to 10 amps, perfact for my rotary tools. I plugged the cord into the outlet, my rotary tool into the othe...

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Power Carver

Power Carver

01-25-2012 03:31 AM by Raymond | 5 comments »

I was looking for a power carver the other day and much to my suprise they are rather expensive. I got to thinking about what tool could I adapt. I went to Menards and was looking around at different tools and came accorss the Tool Shop Engraver, variable strokes per minute from 4200 to 7200, for 9.99 how could I go wrong. I got it home and discovered the carbide cutter is held in with a set screw. I removed the cutter and began thinking what could I use for a chisels. I had purched from Flee...

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Roto Flex

Roto Flex

01-20-2012 04:03 PM by Raymond | 1 comment »

Well i was back at Menards the other day, I should get a PT job there seams I am always there. Anyways i bought the Wen rotary tool the other day actually 2 of them and then went bact to get one more, and I picked up this flex shaft accessory 19.99, 36” three ball bearing. Shaft is nice and flexible to get into tight spots. The posted pictures are from Milescraft I will post some from my shop. Keyless tool change is a real plus. Very compact and fits the hand well. If you need a flex sh...

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Wen Rotary Tool

Wen Rotary Tool

01-17-2012 05:24 AM by Raymond | 5 comments »

I was at Menards the other day, and they had this Wen variable speed rotary tool on sale for 9.99 regulary 24.99. I could not resist and picked up two of them. Comes with 100 piece accesory kit. The variable speed works well and a keyless chuck is a nice touch. It’s nice and quiet to. Can’t go wrong for under 10.00 each. It is not to heavy and and is easy to hold. The spindal lock sometimes gets in the way, but that is probably how I am holding it. Here are the specs • Powe...

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Ryobi AP1300 Planner and Masterforce Planer Blades

Ryobi AP1300 Planner and Masterforce Planer Blades

01-15-2012 05:38 AM by Raymond | 13 comments »

I needed new planer blades for my Ryobi AP 1300 planer. Problem is Home Depot does not cary this planer any longer, the only source is Ryobi directly (expensive) or Home Depot online (back ordered with no estimated delivery date. Or order them from online vendor. I was in Menards looking at tools, and looked at there planer blades, to my suprise I see a 13” set of blades for a Masterforce 3 blade planer. I went home and got my Ryobi blade and to my suprise they are an exact replacement....

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New Order from Toys and Joys

New Order from Toys and Joys

11-27-2011 04:52 AM by Raymond | 7 comments »

I reciently placed another order with Toys and Joys for the two toys pictured above. I figured this would be a good time to write a review. This is my third or fourth order from Toys and Joys. Plans are 18X24 full size with all dimensions. They are printed on good quality paper and are easy to read. My order was shipped quickly and was packaged great. I highly recommend them. I can’t wait to see what Toys and Joys has new for 2012 If you get a chance check them out. http://www.toysandj...

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