When I was first searching for a CNC to add to my shop, I ran across an odd tool called the Shaper Origin. The tool was in essence a self-correcting router that works like a hand-held CNC machine. I spent some time watching the videos on their site and reading through the blog. It was a novel idea, though it wasn’t quite ready to ship (as I write the the first batch is slated to ship Fall 2017) and not really what I wanted/needed for guitar work. Still, it seemed absolutely incredib...
I’m looking for a bandsaw. There is a local Delta 28-682 18’’ for sale.Is this a god heavy duty tool?Thank You
If you get a chance go. A friend finally convinced me this year. I dropped my Stanley 9 1/2 and broke it. I bought it in 95. it is English made. I was hoping to find another like it and have spare parts. No such luck. I settled for a 1950s era U.S. made one, new in box for which I paid 20$. I’m happy. I also picked up a 6” Millers Falls sliding square and a 5” Starret for very reasonable. Yes there are some pricey offerings, but you can also find some very reasonable p...
Hey all! Thought I’d post this as a blog, since I haven’t really had any real use of the tool yet. I got a new Veritas round bottom spokeshave for Christmas and wanted to share some thoughts about it as it came out of the box and got some initial testing. I’ll post a real review someday after I have some project time with it. I’ve got a video here: https://youtu.be/FnD0mZgUqFo The Cliff’s Notes: 1. Its beautiful and very well constructed2. PMv11 St...
I have just upgraded my old variable speed drill press to a Nova Voyager. I shall try to give an unabashed summary of the machine; however, at $2,400 (Aus.) I may be a tad biased with a tendency to justify my extravagance. The drill press installed,There is one prerequisite to owning a Nova Voyager drill press. You need a wife with expensive taste in shoes, dresses and handbags (most of us have one of those)… and a good supply of vino. Then all you need to do is prime yourself with ple...
Video link is here if you prefer not to read https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cJsGbmom-g I heard about John Moberg’s tools from a friend of mine who has both his spokeshave and his router plane. I decided to get ahold of the router plane for myself and see what it’s like. The fit and finish is what you’d expect from a handmade tool. This is a user tool not a collector (thought it looks quite awesome in my opinion) It’s similar to a Stanley 271 plane but the ...
Things go wrong with the finishing process. I don’t get it figured out on this video, but I keep trying and trying. I go through the finish process, then strip it because I was not happy and start again. View on YouTube
60” I Beam Clamps from Bessey have just become my new favorite clamps. They are very nice. Check out the video below for all the details and subscribe to my channel for more woodworking videos.
Hey guys, I’ve started a daily vlog with a heavy focus on my woodworking business. Here is todays video. View on YouTube
Last night while using my Ridgid Oscillating Edge Belt / Spindle Sander Model number 44241 I heard a sound that could only mean trouble. Upon inspection I found that a black plastic disc that engages the belt sander function to the drive spindle had broken. My first thought was I would look up the diagram on the internet and order the part. Found the part online at every parts source I could connect to and they all said the same thing “Part #830291 Obsolete-not available”. Since my sa...
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