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Industraial Abrasives.  Where  Customer Service is Fantastic

Industraial Abrasives. Where Customer Service is Fantastic

105 days ago by ScottKaye | 11 comments »

How is this for customer service? I needed some new wraps for my drum sander and I remember a buddy of mine recommended Industrial Abrasives. I went to their site and checked them out. Their prices were certainly very good but it was their customer service that really bounced them to the top of the pack, at least for me. They sell 3” aluminum oxide poly/cotton backed paper in 35’ rolls and 52 yard rolls. It would take me several years to go through 52 yards so I opted for t...

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Chicagoe Electric Flex Shaft Carver

Chicagoe Electric Flex Shaft Carver

250 days ago by Jim Jakosh | 25 comments »

I am not a carver but sometimes a project requires some carving or shaping and I have been doing it with a Dremel 4000. Well last week that thing got real hot when using a 3/4” shaping tool that I decided I needed one of those flex shaft carvers with a small stylus in my hand instead of the big Dremel. I think this job killed the Dremel because it does not wind up to top speed any more. So I looked at Wecheer carvers at $204 and 1/6 hp and Foredom’s at around $400 and I decide...

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SuperMax 19-38 exceeds expectations - a quick review

SuperMax 19-38 exceeds expectations - a quick review

313 days ago by EMC | 6 comments »

After much research and debate I decided to go with this sander as the best solution to my need to keep the physical size reasonable (due to limited shop space) and the budget fairly reasonable (I am comfortable paying more for better quality, but as a hobbyist can’t really justify spending several thousand dollars on a single tool). A $1399, this is not an inexpensive tool, but it is reasonable. And from everything I read it has some real advantages over Preformax/Jet for only a sm...

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Vacuum Pressing At A Reasonable Cost

Vacuum Pressing At A Reasonable Cost

453 days ago by vipond33 | 20 comments »

To begin: If space is a vacuum, who changes the bag? Hmm? Back to earth. We use a vacuum bag extensively at our shop. Everything goes in it; veneered panels & torsion box assemblies. .solid layups and curved work pressings of course. . Recently, our old bag had had the bun. Full of difficult to patch holes, it was a mess. A new one though, was going to run us $550 from our original supplier. You have to pause at that expense, grimace a bit and patch a few more times. Then, ...

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Heavy Duty wheel casters

Heavy Duty wheel casters

1917 days ago by Don K. | 8 comments »

Like many, I make mobile base’s for all of my shop equipment. I have used plastic, rubber metal etc. And while they serve their purpose, they have many short falls. The plastic and metal ones hang up on every chip of wood and piece of trash on your floor, and have terrible locking systems. The rubber ones while they do roll much easier across the floor, still have the same lousy locking system, and develop flat spots when they sit for a extended time. Recently while I was at my ...

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Good Quality Jointer/Planer Blades

Good Quality Jointer/Planer Blades

2330 days ago by tenontim | 8 comments »

I use my planer and jointer constantly and I try to keep a sharp set of blades in each one. A couple of years ago I found Global Tooling, http://globaltooling.bizhosting.com/index.html on the internet, and couldn’t believe the prices they got for their blades. I thought that even if they were just throw aways, it would be worth the test run. “Knives are made from T1-High Speed Steel (18% Tungsten steel), 63 Rc hardened and finish ground to super sharp edge. Also offered Carbide ...

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How to make money selling your work as a Artisan

How to make money selling your work as a Artisan

665 days ago by Tom Godfrey | 13 comments »

Want to review a book that I just purchased a few days ago. It’s called “Artisans & Money”, written by Joe Rollins. Some of you may remember me posting a review of his lathe cutting tools and as of today I have had 1146 views with 7 comments. Not sure if any of you ordered any of these tools but if you are starting out in wood turning or even if you have been turning for years I still feel this is one of the best investments you can make. Why? Great product at a lower price than other see...

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Help Making Perfect Inlays

Help Making Perfect Inlays

1076 days ago by RogerBean | 19 comments »

First thing I noticed when I opened the box, was that this is a quality tool. Machined and anodized aluminum, with the A2 corner chisel itself cleverly held in place with several small magnets. I first had the opportunity to use the prototype for this jig at Andrew’s workshop in Shropshire, England. I was there to learn, and when we got to the topic of inlay, Andrew produced a small flute case with a routed inlay groove pre-cut to use as a demo. He produced the prototype jig and said “...

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Tool Review - Veritas Set-Up Blocks

Tool Review - Veritas Set-Up Blocks

1147 days ago by Randy Price | 9 comments »

Veritas Set-Up Blocks(ed. note: This is a companion post from www.randallprice.com).For the first tool review on www.randallprice.com I’ve chosen a one that is by far the of the most often used tools in my shop and one that has raised the accuracy and precision of my work to a new level – Veritas® Set-Up Blocks.As you may have already found, transferring measurements is a much more accurate method of set up than taking a measurement from a rule. This is where the Veritas set-u...

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Incra Ultra Lite on Jessem Table

Incra Ultra Lite on Jessem Table

1167 days ago by TechRedneck | 6 comments »

Being a weekend woodworker (some evenings too) my time is important. Most of the joinery I’ve done is the basic stuff.. Biscuits, dadoes, M&T and pocket hole. I wanted a system to make some nice jewelry boxes for my grandchildren and step up my work a notch without spending a ton of money on a bunch of dovetail jigs, and making a bunch of box joint jigs that take up room in the shop. The Incra system interested me. I watched the videos and thought the concept was interesting fr...

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