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Trying to decide - Looking to buy a new bandsaw

04-16-2011 04:40 PM by nobuckle | 12 comments »

Recently I have been looking at buying a new bandsaw. My current 14” Shopcraft bandsaw has performed pretty well but it has it’s limits. One frustration with the Shopcraft is finding blades for it. 70-1/2” blades are not the most readily available. There are several brands that I have considered, Rigid, Porter Cable, and Central Machinery. Ideally I would like a Delta but Woodcraft is the only place I can get it and they want more than $600. I can’t do that. T...

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Antique Wooden Planes and the Furniture Maker #1: How to Handle a Moulding Plane

12-22-2009 12:53 PM by lethentymill | 12 comments »

Judging by the damage that appears on old wooden planes, patience soon runs out when we handle things that are not operated by a switch! Sometimes this damage is terminal but often with a little care and lots of determination the wooden plane will work again. This video shows the basics of how to handle moulding planes. There is a lot more to investigate and much of that is to do with sharpening, especially when the moulding plane is complex. It’s hard to know how much interest ...

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I have a dumb question......

06-06-2010 03:55 PM by 1978 | 11 comments »

I have been looking at the plans you guys suggested for the thickness sander (by the way, thanks) and I have a “dumb” or “beginners” question. What keeps the wood from shooting out when you run it through? I didn’t finish college but the law of physics tell me if you put a piece of wood into something that is rotating at 1000+ RPMs, it’s going to shoot it across the room.

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And So It Begins... #1: Today I actually cut some wood...

02-03-2008 02:17 AM by ChrisN | 11 comments »

I’ve been a “collector” of power tools for some time now…usually every year with my bonus I would go out and get a tool…first came my Delta Contractors Saw. With a saw like that, I told my wife, I can build you great things… The next year it was my Delta 14” Band Saw. The band saw was just the ticket to start making fine furniture to fill our house…no longer would I be a slave to the local furiture store… Next was my Festool Circul...

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About Me--alanealane

11-02-2007 08:05 PM by Alex Lane (Custom Guitars & Basses) | 11 comments »

I just edited my profile and added the following description of myself…as if anyone cares who I am anyway…sob sob. LOL I’m Alex, a 23 year old woodworking fanatic who’s affectionately called by my family the ‘Termite.’ I work at a private liberal-arts institution in my hometown as an Architectural Drafter/Designer. Another fanaticism I hold dear is that of Jazz Music. I was raised listening to the likes of David Sanborn, Tony Bennett, Stevie Wonder, Al J...

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Woodshop Update- 11/03/12

03-12-2012 10:49 PM by AlexHarris | 11 comments »

And by popular demand here is a quick tour of my new workshop just after the move! Ha!

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Torque Work Centre #1: The Torque Has Landed!

03-04-2010 07:55 PM by Kent Shepherd | 11 comments »

Up until now, our friends “Down Under” have been having all the fun. Not any more. The Torque Work Centre is finally available in Lubbock, Texas. That may not excite you, but it certainly does me since I now have one of those fantastic tools. It is the first in the US, but I promise it won’t be the last. As degoose has already shared, we are a dealer for the machine. For information, send me a PM, and I’ll get back to you. I had the privilege of attending the taping...

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My Workshop and office project

03-29-2009 06:59 AM by majeagle1 | 11 comments »

Well, this is my first “blog” so I will give it a go. I was just going to post some pictures of my workshop as it is now, but then I ran into the pictures of entire process so I thought it might be interesting. The workshop is 20×30 with a 10×20 office space inside as well. The ground had to be prepared and then foundation and then I had “Tuff Shed” bring in my “workshop kit”. ( I provided them with full scale drawings and plans that I did on Auto cad ) They had the building up ...

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Amazing Tools #10: There's more than one way to split a log...

04-09-2010 03:42 AM by Gary Fixler | 11 comments »

My recent battle with the cheap electric chainsaw, and subsequent redesign of my 36” crosscut saw’s handle have seen several people recommending I rive my huge logs with a simple wedge and sledgehammer system. I’d seen it done before, but had always thought the splits were messy – not an issue if I’m just making some turning blanks. I also feared that such shock-treatment of the logs would lead to microcracks and extra checking later. I’m probably just bein...

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Extremely Average #15: I have just two questions

01-17-2010 12:57 AM by Ecocandle | 11 comments »

“We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment” -Jim Rohn I thought I would spend the day continuing to work on my Krenov saw horses, since I didn’t have any new DVDs or books on woodworking. For those that stopped by hoping to see a rant about John Lively’s company The Taunton Press, you will be disappointed to know that I am too happy today to gripe about their inefficiency. Because Monday is a holiday, I won’t get them be...

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