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|1098 days ago||
New woodturning forum - 1 reply
Although I’d caution against having too many forums (they get too specialized) one that I would like to see would be a woodturning forum. It’s a whole ‘nother world …
|1101 days ago||
PSA - Lee Valley sale on Narex chisels - 11 replies
If I didn’t already have a set, I’d be all over this … http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?cat=1,41504&p=67707
|1157 days ago||
Finally finished my extension table - 8 replies
I’ve been fiddling with this project for over a year, but it’s finally done! http://www.thewoodnerd.com/workshop/extensionTable.html has all the details of the building process. Well, most of them, anyway …
|1253 days ago||
Review of Festool's new RO90 sander - 1 reply
Thanks to Rick Bush over at Festool USA, I got my grubby little paws on an RO90 a little over a month before its official release date (Mar 1). I’ve spent the last couple weeks getting to know it and put up a review with a ton of photos and some videos of the sander in action. This is one sweet little machine. http://www.thewoodnerd.c...
|1262 days ago||
Triton router on sale - 4 replies
Peachtree has the Triton TRA001 3.25 HP router on sale for only $175. I have this router in my table and love it. Only 200 at this price. http://www.ptreeusa.com/edirect_020811.htm FYI, I’m not getting a cut on this, just letting you know about an awesome deal.
|1432 days ago||
Suddenly, I'm a bowl turner! - 6 replies
I’ve always wanted to turn bowls, I just think they’re so cool. Over the years, I’ve tried and been a miserable failure. I just couldn’t master the inside, constantly getting huge catches, taking out chunks or having the tool cut a nice spiral trough. Then I got a chance to try out the Easy Wood Tools. I was so impress...
|1476 days ago||
I'm on a craigslist roll - 3 replies
This morning it was a 24” explosion-proof exhaust fan for $35. This afternoon, I went to check out a Delta 40-560 scroll saw and stand. The lady wanted $50 for it. When I arrived, I found that it was a little rough. I started explaining that it shouldn’t be all rusty, I’d have to replace the air bellows, the arm was a bit s...
|1476 days ago||
craigslist has been good to me today - 3 replies
I’ve been looking for a used explosion-proof exhaust fan for over a year, to build a new spray booth. I can’t afford $1000 or more for a new one. Finally found one on craigslist this morning $35 :)
|1618 days ago||
Upgrade to jointer dust port - 1 reply
I just upgraded my Grizzly G0490’s dust port from 4” to 6”. It made a huge difference, a lot fewer chips are escaping onto the floor. See more details and pics at http://www.thewoodnerd.com/articles/dustPortEnlargement.html
|1638 days ago||
Router table vs Shaper - 11 replies
I’m at a point where I’m debating which to get. Luckily, initial cost isn’t really a big factor, so I’m willing to go either way. I’m not a production shop making hundreds or even dozens of feet moulding every day, so the shaper’s extra productivity isn’t a factor for me. The router will live in t...
|1687 days ago||
Update to Li-Ion drill review - 3 replies
It was pointed out to me that the Dewalt drill didn’t seem to be the right shape. In fact, it turns out that Lowes had shipped the wrong drill to me, they look identical except for the battery shape. I now have the correct drill, plus another that wasn’t available when I did the original review, so I’ll run these two new dril...
|1688 days ago||
I checked out six Li-Ion Drills - 12 replies
I’ve been trying to buy a new drill for a few weeks now. After reading tons of contradictory opinions and reviews, I finally decided to just buy the six drills I was considering and see which one I liked best. Since I had all these notes and data, I decided to write it up as a review. http://www.thewoodnerd.com/reviews/li-drills.html