Bench stop!I have an “out door” work bench out by my garage. it stays covered with a tarp most of the time. I’ve been working against a wooden peg that frequently slips. So Yesterday I took an old RR spike I had lying around. It is almost the right shape to start with! made sure I knew where my helper was: lit a fire: and started banging on it! when I was happy with the shape of it, I put the fire out and let it cool. it neither needs or wa...
Morning all, Well yesterday was my birthday, and my loving wife and kids gave me two tools, plus some clothes. Since I doubt you LJ’s would care about the clothes, here are the new tools: Just an 18v Jigsaw (with laser sight) and a countersink/driver bit set. Not earth shattering, but they’ll be well used out in the shop. I have a relatively complete kit of Ryobi One+ tools, so I’m well stocked with two chargers and several batteries already. Now I just need something ...
Okay, I just got my first table saw. It’s new to me, but it’s a used saw. Picked up a Craftsman 113.299040 (Manual: http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/lis_pdf/OWNM/L0711121.pdf) for $175. Runs smooth and quiet. Looks clean but used. I use to work with my Dad in his workshop in the basement a couple decades ago (well, more like a quarter century ago) so woodworking is nothing new, but ‘table saw’ is. Dad has a Craftsman radial arm saw. He got his in the mid-70R...
I just got back from the Baltimore (Timonium) Wood Show, and as I was walking down the last aisle after visiting with LJ member Chuck Bender. I noticed this gentleman sitting on a stool doing some strange things with wood. His name is Geoffrey Noden. Geoffrey in the man that has his name on the Noden AdjustABench It was in his booth that his wife was looking after the Adjust a bench and he was sitting at a stool in front of this tool. What this tool does is cut patterns in wood are then...
I got an exciting shipment in today – a canister filter for my Delta AP400 Shopmaster 1HP dust collector! Suction has been declining a lot these last months. The bag has been getting dirty but I just hate spending an hour blowing dust out of the thing. I’m always in a rush, stealing time wherever I can to work on something. It’s also a really filthy task. Some people have backyard decks as big as my entire back yard, and I end up getting dust all over my house, garage...
Ok, so I called Woodcraft and Jet, the people at Jet were far easier to talk to and more appologetic of the situation, but regardelss, neither were able to offer me any good solution… So, not wanting to miss out on the price I got, and knowing that Woodcraft has a brick and mortar store here in Nevada (albeit it’s an 8 hour drive), I started thinking…. I called a local vendor here in Vegas to see if they could match the pricing… First I spoke with a customer care re...
I just called Jet to get a more definite delivery date so I could shuffle my work week around to take a day off to receive the shipment… I got some sad news. The Deluxe XACTA Saws are back ordered until early to mid June :-( The dust collector is back ordered until mid to late May… Looks like I’m in a long line to get these guys, I even tried to see if upgrading to a 5hp 1phase unit would speed up the process but to no avail. The saw blade and dust collection hose will a...
So, after working with a few battery powered tools and some very basic hand tools, I convinced my girlfriend that I could be much more productive, efficient, and accurate with a table saw. The only thing missing now was money… Being low on funds and “in the right place at the right time” I was given an old and very poorly maintained Delta Contractor saw from a friend who’s father recently passed away. In my excitement to get it back to the house and clean it up(th...
FIRST BLOG ever, so bear with me… Well This week (tues 5/2/08) I will be collecting my new Jet 18 inch Bandsaw. I have a close friend that made a great spot on a spec sheet that I thought I shouldpass on (if your‘re not learning, what is the point!).I always go the way of bigger is better (ie more capacity/power and I will then notreach the tools limits which means I will have these tools for at least my lifetime.)something I picked up from my old man, anyway… But I learn...
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