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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #84: Harbor Freight's DrillMaster 2 HP Fixed Base Router Fix

11-22-2016 11:08 PM by Paul Bucalo | 2 comments »

Last year I picked up the DrillMaster #68341 Fixed Base Router at a Harbor Freight store. With the workshop in such disarray at the time, it got put away and forgotten. Months later I found it and checked it out. Like many have complained, the machining of the aluminum router body is dramatically undersized in comparison to the fixed base. When the clamp on the base is engaged, the router is pushed off center. Too much time had passed since I bought it, and on a $60.00 USD item I won̵...

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Black Friday Santa’s Woodshop Tool Deals 2016

11-19-2016 04:05 AM by WoodWorkLIFE | 6 comments »

With all of the focus around this biggest of shopping holidays on folks buying electronics, clothes, and toy disposable junk really. Why doesn’t anyone focus on the stuff we want to shop for: TOOLS! Wood.Work.LIFE is doing it civic duty in breaking down all the ads and leaks to the most important bits and sharing them on our website. Isn’t it time for Santa to restock or build his workshop this Black Friday through Cyber Monday? We have been diligently collecting the best deal...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #79: The Dungeon Workshop - South Room Construction - Part II

10-15-2016 04:07 PM by Paul Bucalo | 4 comments »

The South Room will never make it in an issue of Better Homes and Gardens. For what I need, it’s coming along better than expected. I’m not done with the space. The East (left side) and South walls are damp, even wet, all year round, so I doubt I will ever stud up a wall. I also doubt the gold colored steel cabinet will stay there. For now it keeps me from bumping my ribs or head against the capped off gas line service coming out of the wall. You can see the capped end to t...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #78: Resurrecting a Coffin Smoother - Part II

09-30-2016 03:10 PM by Paul Bucalo | 0 comments »

The glued fractures appear to be holding up well. Since the fractures weren’t smooth and the sole wasn’t flat—with major gouges between the mouth and toe—I decided to take some course grit to the outside and flatten the sole. The sole is flat and the gouges are gone. Progressing through the grits should make this look, feel and work better once finished. The wedge is shot. A replacement will have to be made. The trouble area is really betwee...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #77: Resurrecting a Coffin Smoother - Part I

09-29-2016 02:02 AM by Paul Bucalo | 0 comments »

My Dad acquired a beat-up coffin smoother a long time ago. Either he abused it or got it from someone who had. At some point he decided it wasn’t worth much, stuck it in a cubbyhole in his basement, and there is sat for several decades. I came along this past summer and figured I would try to make it useful again. I posted the following picture here before. This gives you a ‘Beginning’ picture of the project I’m taking on. I needed to seal up the blown out frac...

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Husqvarna 394 XP Rebuild!

09-07-2016 02:29 AM by woodshopmike | 3 comments »

Hey y’all, it’s been awhile since posting anything here due to moving states and having the shop packed up for about 6 months. The shop is still mostly packed, but I’m finally starting to get WSM headquarters back up and running! So no, this is not a post that some would consider to have much to do with woodworking, but since I’m mainly a turner, my chainsaw is very much part of my process. Hopefully there’s something here that some of y’all will fin...

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Wooden Jack Plane Refinishing

08-13-2016 12:56 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

Grab an old jack plane and get it refinished and put back into use. Here is the link for YouTube. Please subscribe and hit the thumbs up!

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Wooden Jack Plane Refinishing

08-13-2016 12:55 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Grab an old jack plane and get it refinished and put back into use. Here is the link for YouTube. Please subscribe and hit the thumbs up!

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I received a new Rikon Grinder but it has runs in the paint, time to repaint

06-18-2016 02:21 AM by MikesProjects | 0 comments »

Super excited to get back at woodturning again after almost 20 years, yes since I was a teenager. Back than I did a lot of woodturning in my fathers shop. I used to make money with my turnings back then selling them locally & work of mouth. I also used to sell wooden pipes to the local smokers. I specialized in 18” long piece pipes & back then $25 was a lot to me, still is, haha. So Far I have purchased a used wood lathe, a g1495 which they discontinued the month I got mine l...

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Request for tool donations

06-14-2016 03:31 PM by darkhollow | 0 comments »

Greetings fellow woodworkers! It has been a while since I last posted anything here, as my current job as Woodworking Studio Manager for the Chestnut Creek School of the Arts, in Galax, Virginia, has kept me very busy. I am writing this post today to put the word out that the school I work for is in need of woodworking tool donations. I know that as a whole, woodworkers are always excited to pass on knowledge to other folks who are interested in the craft, and our school exists to grow and...

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