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What to look for when purchasing a great table saw

11-13-2014 01:53 PM by PowerToolsPlanet | 0 comments »

One of the many pieces of equipment that you’ll want to buy as a homeowner, no matter how long you’ve owned your home, is that of a table saw. At first glance you may not know what to do with one of these, but if you sit down and think about it, you could use it for a wide number of projects. In fact, millions of projects become possible if you simply have this in place. From cutting, sanding, and a variety of other little things, you could have a great deal of power in your garage if you sim...

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Tools #5: Radial Arm Saw base from filing cabinets.

03-19-2014 11:46 PM by PASs | 5 comments »

Yes something else involving filing cabinets.I have an old Craftsman RAS that I can’t even sell for $75 on Craigslist, so I keep it for cutting dados for card and phone holders. It has the standard spayed leg stand where I kept a couple of empty tool boxes, but not really anything else. I got two 2-drawer cabinets a few weeks ago for $5 each, about half what I’m willing to pay for good ones.As they were a matched pair I had the opportunity to join them together to make a base f...

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Small shop --Small spaces

02-28-2014 01:27 AM by poospleasures | 6 comments »

I written before about using all your space. When you have a small shop and you keep on acquiring more and more stuff you must have a way to store it handy but out of the way. This may seem unimportant when you have a bunch of room but to all you others try these.Now if I can get the sleds to show their not pretty but they work for me. Have seen some ideas for storing sleds lately but those places were already taken in my shop. I did spot a blank place under the floor model drill press whe...

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Nova Lathe Motor Upgrade

01-20-2014 12:53 AM by poospleasures | 3 comments »

Doing this blog to tell experiences of ordering-receiving-assembly of DVR 1624 Package Drive Upgrade Motor. Bought a like new Nova 1624 which had a simple,easy, fast 8 speed belt system, WOW what a step up from my Rikon. Used lathe for fun and making parts for projects. Then discovered segmented bowls and became firmly hooked. Finally made the decision to spend (to me) the big bucks for Nova DVR controlled motor upgrade. Ordered on Tuesday-Received on Friday by Fedex. Fast. Was packed to wit...

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Framing Squares #1: Board feet with a framing square

07-27-2013 06:46 AM by christopheralan | 5 comments »

So ya know all those numbers on the sides of the framing square? Turns out they are really useful! I have a few other videos out there, and it is time to share with my friends at LJs. Enjoy!http://youtu.be/4kjcO4LxxxU

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WoodForTheTrees Blog #1: New Woodworking Blog

05-20-2013 09:13 AM by WoodForTheTrees | 3 comments »

Hello Fellow Woodworkers! Please allow me to introduce myself! My name is Lee and I am a woodworker. It has been three years since I first felt the obsession take hold and it gets stronger every day. The force is so strong in this one that I am now one year into a two year long woodworking course in Malmö, Sweden. The blog idea originally started out as somewhere for me to showcase my school projects. Wait, hang on! It’s actually a result of my school deciding to have an exhibiti...

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Craftsman Style Frame - part 1

04-28-2013 03:34 PM by bigchopperoo | 4 comments »

I posted a picture of a Craftsman Style Frame i made and i thought if anyone was interested, i have a two part video series of how i did it. The main jointery is the use of a half lap. It’s a simple and yet strong joint. I decided to show how to make it using both power tools and hand tools. Hope you enjoy it.chad stanton

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The Burl Hunter #5: Hunting for burl!

04-11-2013 02:42 PM by OregonBurls | 13 comments »

Hey everyone, It has been a while. Just slammed with cutting burl. I was walking a friends property looking for burl and had my camera man tag along. Check it out.HUNTING FOR BURL“

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Country Style Cabinet

03-17-2013 11:31 AM by bigchopperoo | 3 comments »

So a few weeks ago i posted a picture of the cabinet I made for American Woodworker Magazine. Well finally I’ve got the video done. Hope you enjoy it.

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Hand tool tips and tricks #5: Starting a Handplane.

02-05-2013 01:41 PM by RGtools | 12 comments »

There are a lot of things written about the use of hand planes about the pressure used when starting a the tool vs finishing a cut. Getting these pressure tactics down is essential to accurate planing, but once those are mastered try this. Next time you start your cut, skew the body of the plane a bit. What this does is cause the plane to start the cut with one pinpoint of the blade as opposed to it’s full width. The beginning of your cuts will feel and look smoother and you can ...

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