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Band saw #1: What kind of bandsaw would be best?

01-06-2012 04:30 PM by Yostriker | 4 comments »

Hello all, I am currently looking to get a band saw to put into my small garage shop. I would be using it for re-sawing (up to 4”) hard and soft woods. There are many to chose from but I would like to get your trusted opinions of 10-14 inch types. Any information and personal experiences you can provide will be useful. I would normally purchase a Canadian machine just because the shipping charges are horrendous at the boarder. Size is deffinatly a factor in this buy as well, my shop ...

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Shop upgrades #3: Something followed me on the way to the shop.

10-31-2011 04:52 PM by need2boat | 4 comments »

OK, so maybe following me home is a little bit of a lie. I drove about 1.5 hours to go pick it up. ;-) Almost all the tools in my shop are craigslist finds and for the most part I’ve got all the power tools I need and even whittled down a few that didn’t see much use like a shaper. The last one I’ve been trolling for was mortiser. I looked at a few table top units like the Delta and really didn’t like them. Space being very tight in my shop I wasn’t sure I wan...

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A few sewn things #3: A few sewn things #1: My perfect apron (more pics)

10-31-2011 03:58 PM by need2boat | 3 comments »

Took a few more pics over the weekend of my apron for those who are interested in making one. ;-) I’ve already started a list of things to address with on version two. JFF detail of the top pocket. Although I really don’t work with a ton of power tools, the planer being the loudest of them, I’ve been trying to were ear protection. reinforced the where the cord comes through just in case detail of the pocket

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The Humble Hand Brace - A Beginner's Guide to Restoring, Buying and Using #8: Part 8 - Tips and Tricks on Using a Hand Brace

10-25-2011 04:00 AM by Brit | 68 comments »

Sorry it has taken me so long to post the final part to this blog series. Life just gets in the way sometimes. However, here it is and I hope you enjoy it. In this episode I wanted to look at using a hand brace and explore some of the so called hints and tips out there to see if they really are useful. I’ll also show you how to get in touch with your inner level. I’m assuming you’ve sharpened your auger bits like I showed you in the last episode. A sharp auger bit is paramount for drilling...

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Treasures uncovered!

10-04-2011 10:21 PM by Brett | 6 comments »

Papaw is my Grandpa, but he is no longer on this earth. However he has left behind a part of himself in our hearts and some artifacts that I will still be able to use and enjoy! Thank you Papaw for the memories! Come join me on a treasure hunt into the deep recesses of Papaw’s toolbox! There are some unexpected discoveries that will thrill the mind and soul. I hope that you enjoy.

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The Tool Gathering Odessy #12: A couple of steps back

09-11-2011 11:17 PM by Tomcat1066 | 0 comments »

After much work, I had finally gotten my tools pretty much gathered. Now, I can’t find some of them, namely most of my chisels. What the heck? Of course, it’s all good. I had bought some Japanese chisels from Grizzly that, while they worked just fine, I just wasn’t particularly happy with them. The problems had nothing to do with the metal or anything that mattered, it was purely style. I’ve found that I’m not particularly fond of Japanese style tools fro...

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can anyone help me?

08-25-2011 11:43 PM by gloma | 7 comments »

My husband recently passed away. He was an avid woodworker. I need to sell all of his machines, tools, complete library od Finewoodworking magazines & WOOD (I have some white oak that was milled 4 or 5 years ago. It has been properly”sticked” plus other wood. If anyone can be of help, please let me know

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Turning Progress

07-10-2011 05:03 AM by thiswoodshop | 2 comments »

Today was a very productive day. I had a some time to ruff turn my big black walnut blank and put it on the shelve to dry completely. There also was some time to finish my walnut root bowl and the small cherry bowl. I’m still improving my skill set with every bowl that’s finish. I must say if I look back at the first day I started turning and successfully broke a tool whiles impaling a peace of test wood into my garage wall. I’m much more comfortable with the different speed of the lathe and ...

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Asian Woodworking #4: Tool Gifts

07-05-2011 09:28 AM by JRL | 3 comments »

There had to have been some excellence in toolmaking in China’s imperial era. We can judge by the 2000 year old museum furniture—still in perfect condition—that hand craftsmanship was once as close to perfection as it can get. Well, what you have for hand tools today are pictured below. The Mujingfang tool company produces the best hand tools domestically. I do have some Muji planes and chisels that work quite well. Still, nothing here compares to what the Japanese are turn...

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Grandfather's Tools

06-24-2011 05:08 PM by Transition | 5 comments »

My Granfather’s name was Amos Leveille (pronounced “lev-ee-ay”) – 1909-1973. Upon my mother’s passing several years ago, I inherited what was left of my his tools. They had been left rusting in my mom’s basement for decades. I have been slowly refurbishing them, and putting them to use. It has been very enlightening, from both a tool and a person history perspective. I have given new life to these pieces, and they have returned the favor! Take a look&...

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