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Watta Mug !

Watta Mug !

04-18-2010 02:00 PM by Zuki | 11 comments »

A part of the Rockler Bench Cookie Challenge I won a set of bench cookies and a mug. They finally arrived last week. I will blog about the cookies later . . . but now I want to speak about the mug. I am a big tea drinker and I found that with most mugs I had around the house I would have to go and get a refill as there just was not enough in one cup. Well . . . let me tell you something. This Rockler mug rocks! When I opened the package I saw the mug box and thought “pretty big box ...

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A must have for the shop

A must have for the shop

03-14-2010 08:35 PM by Zuki | 29 comments »

Mechanix Wear Gloves When I am out in the shop I always wear gloves to protect my hands from bangs, bumps, scratches, cuts and anything else that can happen. I have tried various types of snug fitting gloves, but the ones that I reach for most often are the Mechanix Utility All Purpose. http://www.mechanix.com/hardware/utility-glove This is what their site says . . . For a work glove that features quality and value, step up to the ?all-purpose Utility Glove from Mechanix Wear. It i...

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I aint fraid of ladders no more

I aint fraid of ladders no more

06-26-2009 12:57 AM by Zuki | 9 comments »

I hate ladders, especially extension ladders. The height does not bother me . . . it’s the sudden stop at the end of a fall that does. When I decided to start our rear deck I became a little apprehensive as it is 11 feet off the ground over the stairwell going into the basement (another 8 ft). But then I found Stand-off arms by LITE. I picked them up at Canadian Tire for $25. There is nothing bad that I can say. The ladder is super stable and offers extra mobility to work agains...

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Put them on your short list

Put them on your short list

01-18-2009 12:53 AM by Zuki | 1 comment »

This is a review of Chipping Away – http://www.chippingaway.com/ From their site: Chipping Away began operation in 1992 when Pop (Dennis Moor) took an early retirement and decided to keep a few cans of beans in the cupboard by means of selling his carvings. He soon found himself being asked to teach chip carving as well as present seminars at some of the local wood shows. Rogers Public Television asked him to do a television series of 45 individual shows in which he appeared as H...

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Great Shed

Great Shed

07-03-2008 10:11 PM by Zuki | 9 comments »

I know what you are thinking, why is a woodworker building a plastic shed. Three reasons: (1) to build one of the same size would be more expensive and (2) the marketing information says it takes 3 hours to install and (3) 5 year warranty. We have been needing a shed for a while and were eying these at Canadian Tire. When they finally went on sale we went for it. You definitely need either a trailer or pickup to bring this home. I tried to fit it in the back of my SUV but it was too bi...

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A great product

A great product

01-23-2008 02:26 AM by Zuki | 0 comments »

Website Details – from Bosch • 8” Treaded Pneumatic Wheels – Handles rough terrain • Universally Adaptable — Mounting holes for competitors’ table saws – DeWalt, Makita, Hitachi, Craftsman, Ridgid • Gravity-Rise™ Stand – Patented design for easy table saw setup and table down • Exceptional Portability – Quick and easy transport between job sites • Heavy Duty Construction — Withstands 250 lbs. of downward force Well as you can see I p...

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They drill holes

They drill holes

01-23-2008 02:09 AM by Zuki | 4 comments »

Website I love working with screws. They are cheap, hold very well and can be hidden from sight when countersunk and plugged. When I saw these bits at HD . . . I said “that is what I need.” Details – from Wolfcraft• Top quality precision tool that will drill, countersink, and counterbore in one easy operation. • For use with portable drills and drill presses • Countersink also allows flathead screws to sit level with the wooden surface and is adjustable allowing f...

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Stanley Flush Cut Saw (Dovetail Saw)

Stanley Flush Cut Saw (Dovetail Saw)

01-23-2008 01:47 AM by Zuki | 4 comments »

Website Link I bought this saw about a year ago as I needed a saw to flush cut plugs that I was using to hide countersunk screws. I was walking through Canadian Tire and saw this baby for about $14. The details – from Stanley • Flexible blade cuts plugs or dowels flush • 23-point blade cuts quickly and cleanly on the pull stroke • Double sided blade for convenient cutting to the left or right • Contoured handle is comfortable, provides maximum control • Excellen...

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A great portable saw

A great portable saw

01-15-2008 03:09 AM by Zuki | 5 comments »

I purchased the TS2400LS in late December 2006. I needed a powerful and feature laden portable table saw for my workshop. I reviewed other portable saws including: Bosch 4000-09 Dewalt 774 I did not review the Makita 2704X1 it was not available at that time. I decided on the Ridgid for several reasons:- the non-pneumatic tires make for a more stable base- T- tracks in the table top- beveled top edge allowing the miter to slide easily- the slots in the fence allows jigs to be easil...

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