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Blog series by lysdexic updated 03-15-2012 03:32 AM 2 parts 11261 reads 27 comments total

Part 1: The Lysdexic looT Chest

11-18-2011 02:15 AM by lysdexic | 9 comments »

The Lysdexic looT Chest The following is a blog entry documenting the acquisition of a basic set of woodworking hand tools. I am doing this primarily for personal use. Many of you will recognize the contents of the tool chest because it relies HEAVILY on the list proposed by Chris Schwarz in “The Anarchist Tool Chest.” My intention is not to plagiarize his work. In fact, if this blog entry interests you then I suggest you pick up a copy of his book as he goes into much more detail as to wh...

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Part 2: EC Atkins refurb

03-15-2012 03:32 AM by lysdexic | 18 comments »

At an estate sale last fall I picked up this EC Atkins rip saw for $2. Thus, it is a good candidate for a refurb but with only $2 at stake I am going to try my hand at saw handle reshaping. The original handle is uninspiring and bulky. Although I may be tainted by the feel of my Bad Axe tenon saw, both of my D-8 handles is far better. The EC Atkins handle is boring and uncomfortable. ————————————R...

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