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Setting Up Shop #3: Fantastic Freebies

1110 days ago by DonnyBahama | 11 comments »

Today I found (on craigslist) a free Craftsman Radial Arm saw. It’s the electronic kind with a digital readout for height/bevel/angle (not sure if I’ll trust it) and it was in very good shape. It needs a new table and fence (don’t they all?!) and some lubrication but the blade is nice and sharp and it’s not rusty or thrashed. I’ve seen people selling these for $75 that were beat up and rusty with missing parts. Best of all, I remembered something from a few ye...

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Work Table Tip

1074 days ago by woodworkerscott | 3 comments »

The advantages of using kitchen counter tops for work tables. They’re flat, non-porous, and easy to care for. Great for doing life size layout and glue-ups.Been using them for years, really enjoy them and I find them for free. Check with counter top companies; when they do an install and take out the old counter tops they throw them away. Snatch ‘em up. You can also buy them new, fairly inexpensive from home improvement centers. Don’t forget to ask them for the ones damaged ...

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Cordless Drill Holder

1041 days ago by woodworkerscott | 2 comments »

Here are 3 part videos I made on a cordless drill holder. I can’t take the credit for the idea, but I thought I would show how easy and fun it is to make. Economical, too. I saw this idea a few years ago in a woodworking magazine. I Hope the information is helpful.Thanks for viewing.

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