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Pretty good for the price!

Pretty good for the price!

315 days ago by Sodabowski | 12 comments »

So I was tired of my crappy U-frame saw, made of steel tubing, having hacked it as much as I could to improve – that’s a lesser word – the blade locking mechanism. It kept twisting blades on me and they snapped too easily. So I litterally tossed it out and settled to raid eBay, in search for a better saw frame. I had already purchased several times from the Proops Bros, and had noticed they carried a wide array of hardware, all made by themselves in the UK. And so I shell...

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Dremel parts service

Dremel parts service

408 days ago by Sodabowski | 10 comments »

Hi guys. So this is what just happened to me today. Upon firing my Dremel, without any advice, it blew out dust like crazy in a crunching noise, with the usual smell of opal being ground. Suffice to say I immediately shut it off. Best guess: a small chunk from the last time I used it probably got sucked into the tool and was released when I fired it today, causing severe damage. Once unplugged, the first thing I noticed when extracting the carbons was that they were pretty damaged. ...

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TWW finishing book & DVD

TWW finishing book & DVD

1050 days ago by Sodabowski | 11 comments »

I just received my copy of Marc Spagnuolo’s first book, along with the “Best Of 2009” Guild videos DVD. As I can’t afford a subscription to the WW Guild, this was a good option for me to support him a little, plus I like tech/art books, and this is one of those: finishing is both a bit technical and absolutely has something to do with art. So for a quick review: if you’re used to Mark’s videos, you’ll be into well-known territory, the book reads...

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VXB 4" Lazy Susan Bearing huge discount

VXB 4" Lazy Susan Bearing huge discount

1197 days ago by Sodabowski | 5 comments »

Hey guys, This is mainly for you guys out there in the USA, but you never know. As you may know, US ball-bearing supplier VXB has been in the market for a very long time and sells all kinds of bearings to the whole world. The great thing about them is that despite being a huge company they also sell to individuals. And now comes the woodworkers’ part: for a limited time, they’re offering this 4” LS bearing for $0.99. Yup. Their shipping options for ONE bearing ar...

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