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Project by Blake posted 02-03-2008 09:27 PM 7130 views 30 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

(The movie has Moved to my blog so it shows up in “Videos”)

The CARTER version was a little pricey so I thought I would make my own. Check out the blog (above link) for a full description, video, and instructions.

-- Happy woodworking!

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 02-03-2008 09:53 PM

Hi Blake,

Great Post!!!! I liked it some much that I watched all the way to the end. I simply could not tear myself away from it. Have you thought about giving up woodworking and going into movie?

Seriously the post was very informative and, while I don’t think that Carter is in jeopardy of bankruptcy, it will prove to be a useful guide to those who want to follow a similar path.

Wow. four hours and saved $150. You should take out a patent on the design and use the royalties to buy more tools.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 02-03-2008 10:22 PM

Very nice Blake! Did you get tired doing the last 1/3 of that video? lol.

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#3 posted 02-03-2008 10:24 PM

Nice One! You were right about the video – which I thought was exteemly well made.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#4 posted 02-03-2008 10:57 PM

Very well made Blake. Both the tensioner and the entertaining video.

-- bryano

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#5 posted 02-04-2008 01:44 AM

That’ll do ‘er. good one, Blake.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 02-05-2008 04:58 AM

Blake, Great video and an even better cost effective tool.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#7 posted 05-08-2008 08:39 PM

Sweet! Hey Blake ~ can you see any reason the handle could not be facing the rear? it would eliminate the notch for the gard/guide and save on head bumps. Of course it isn’t quite so convenient but then how often do we change blades?


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#8 posted 12-18-2009 05:47 AM

Nice job.

My question is, how does it work after 2 years? any improvement suggestions?


-- where to go because you don't want no stinking plastic!

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#9 posted 12-18-2009 06:26 PM

It still works great! I have no issues with it whatsoever. I just wish I would remember to use it to de-tension the blade more often before I leave the shop for a while.

David… sorry I never answered your question. Yes, I suppose you could make it face the rear.

-- Happy woodworking!

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