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A journey into the workshop. #94: More shop cleanup, more found tools!

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 04-02-2016 08:27 PM 666 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 93: After a pile of automotive repairs, shop cleanup. Part 94 of A journey into the workshop. series Part 95: Why you don't leave air hoses plugged in and compressors turned on. »

So in going through my guest room / music room, I found a bit of stuff that has been missing from the shop. As I mentioned in prior post, IN my shop I tend to put things back, WAY out of my shop like visiting my BILs shop, I tend to put things back, but just barely out, like in the house, or out to the cars and I just seem to space it off…

Found today!

Stanley phillips head screwdriver, Pittsburgh stubby phillips head screwdriver, Pittsburgh SAE allen wrench set, Eklind Metric allen wrench set, Stanley Proto SAE feeler gauge set, Craftsman Metric feeler gauge set, SX Guitars allen wrench for bass guitar bridge adjustment (I have tons of these), Craftsman slip joint pliers, and cheap Chinese (Amazon) pickup magnet.

I keep digging like this I might manage to find out I actually own a wide drum sander just hiding in a closet!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com



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Roger

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#1 posted 04-03-2016 12:09 AM

Yep, keep digging..

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 04-03-2016 02:16 AM

You’re not alone. Bought 5 utility knives and couldn’t find one when I needed it. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Jim Bertelson

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#3 posted 04-03-2016 03:06 AM

OK, if you find a drum sander, tell me how you did it…........I need one of those as well…......(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#4 posted 04-06-2016 02:42 PM

If your shop is as messy as mine is / was, it’s a pissibility!

Not making any headway right now. I started on a commission that I needed to knock out quickly. Found a big problem with my Rockler Template kit I need to call them on… The bushing they provide came undone and kicked the router up, ramming the bit smooth through the plastic template! Oh well… Keep cleaning!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Jim Bertelson

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#5 posted 04-06-2016 03:25 PM

I have a few Rockler items, and they seem to do well. I haven’t had to return or repair anything, so I don’t know how they are in that regard. I suspect they will back up their product.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#6 posted 04-06-2016 04:27 PM

Just got off the phone with them. Long story short, I have the State Park sign Font set. I was making a sign for my BILs hunting camp when the bushing kept backing off. It kicked the router up and plowed through the W template.

They took care of everything except my stock. No biggie. Just scrap 2×10 pine anyway. Just a bit of shop time to plane it down to 1”.

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Jim Bertelson

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#7 posted 04-06-2016 04:35 PM

Good to know they back up their products. I suspected they would, but never got the chance to test them.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#8 posted 04-06-2016 04:49 PM

This is my 2nd issue with Rockler products. Oddly enough, both router related products. I had a routing / clamp kit with those cast iron bench clamps, the blue ones. They broke the first time I locked them down. Only thing usable from the kit was the router mat. Rockler sent me a pair of their better bench clamps which work like a dream.

The Bench Cookies and the associated storage rack, as well as the T track kits have been great shop aids!

All in all, I like Rockler branded stuff, but it isn’t perfect. So far, they as a company have done me right. And I do like my local Rockler better than the competing Woodcraft. Staff is friendlier / more helpful.

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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