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Heads Up--Reconditioned Festool Sale

07-14-2014 01:37 PM by HillbillyShooter | 4 comments »

Just received the following email and thought I’d share with any interested LJ. These sales only seem to happen once a year and sell out quick ¬†Recondition Tool Sale Begins July 14th, 2014! If you’ve been thinking about getting your first Festool power tool or expanding your current stack of Systainers, this may be the best time! We are currently offering a rare opportunity to purchase Festool factory-certified reconditioned tools at substantial savings to customers in the¬†...

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Routing #1: An old and faithful friend - my router table

05-26-2013 02:04 PM by BritBoxmaker | 6 comments »

I’d like to introduce the router/table combination that I use for all my projects. Its about 600 mm square x 1000 mm high. It also doubles up as an extension for my workbench (left in the picture). The top is MDF (oiled). It has front and rear slots for sliding fences and a mitre fence. Underneath the the top is this An ancient Hitachi M12, 1/2” router that I was given, many moons ago, propped up on a Leyland Mini car jack (height adjuster). My bit collection, adjust...

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Work(shop) in Progress #10: Reorganizing Single Car Garage I - The plan.

08-25-2010 04:37 AM by PurpLev | 20 comments »

Lately, everytime I go to the garage whether it be to get something, or work on something I tend to always come back with bruised/scratched shins. The garage is a somewhat of a mine field. It never really started as a workshop, so tools and machines just accumulated as they came with no order or planning and each one made it more and more stuffy and cramped. My wife just asked me ‘why don’t you take everything out and reorganize the place’.... hmm.. that means spending...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #14: Back to Work . .

06-16-2010 01:43 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

First of all, I want to thank everyone for their input from yesterdays blog. I read all your thoughts and carefully considered everything that was said. The thing about working on my own the way I do is that sometimes it is hard to see all sides of things. I have three cats here who I consider ‘co-workers’ – although their jobs are more of the ornamental variety, and a partner who is kind of too close to the situation to give a good unbiased opinion. I guess that is why ...

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Intro #1: Hello from a new member

12-10-2012 02:43 AM by deutschman | 10 comments »

Hello, My name is Jeremy (firm cyber hand shake). This is my first blog entry for my account here at LumberJocks. Short intro. Please excuse my spelling. Spelling has been a struggle for me my whole life.A bit about my self. I was born in Marburg Germany, but have lived the larger part of my life on the west coast of the USA. I love anything I can do with my hands. Pottery, glass work, automotive work, carpentry, cooking, brewing beer… you get the idea. I love to learn and share. I a...

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Buffer - Converting a cheap grinder into a buffer

10-26-2014 08:38 PM by mafe | 14 comments »

BufferConverting a cheap grinder into a buffer I usually use a electric drill with a buffer attached when I have buff, this is actually working fine, but I have for years dreamed of a bench version, just thought they were too expensive or cheap and with no power… I had one of these, that ended up never used after I got a water grinder and a disc sander.So a conversion was obvious.I bought the spindles on E-bay for next to nothing, one left and one right twisted, split the machine ...

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Mystery tools; non-woodworking

03-23-2010 08:13 PM by YorkshireStewart | 17 comments »

Here’s a couple of pictures of just a few from a box of tools that have just been donated to the museum where I do voluntary work. They’re mostly in cast brass. My thoughts were that they’re for decorative plaster work. Can anyone confirm? Any other ideas?Tiles are 6” to give a guide as to sizes.

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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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Family tools and my first tool gloat!

11-17-2012 01:44 PM by RaggedKerf | 4 comments »

Just before we left on our trip, my parents came up from Florida to visit in the last week in October. With them, besides lots of laughs and smiles and good times with the grandkids, they brought me some of my Dad’s tools that had been collecting dust down in the sunshine state. He decided that since he wasn’t really doing anything with them, he’d rather see them in my shop making sawdust rather than collecting dust. Who am I to argue with the wisdom of my father? Espe...

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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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