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500workshop tips & jigs

500workshop tips & jigs

08-20-2011 05:55 PM by mafe | 9 comments »

500workshop tips & jigsBy: Stuart Lawson ISBN-10: 1861084234 ISBN-13: 978-1861084231 When someone promises you 500 things in one book you should use your mind and say; Naaaaaaaa…I didn’t and regret that.This book have some good tips, a few jigs that are useful and so on, but it never explains well and the illustrations are not well enough made to show the full story. So sorry, I’m sad to say this book is not worth the money, but even more than I was not clever enough to figure th...

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One good turn

One good turn

09-08-2011 03:08 PM by mafe | 9 comments »

One good turnA natural history of the screwdriver & the screw.By: Witold Rybczynski This is a wonderful little book, the write set out to tell about the best tools of our millennium, and end up discovering and telling the history of the screw… On this discovery we go back in time to the Romans, the Egyptians and we people like Leonardo and Archimedes all in a wonderful style of writing. What is this book?It is a serious documentation of the history of the screw, but told in...

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04-14-2011 08:33 PM by . | 9 comments »

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Making Mechanical Marvels in Wood by Raymond Levy

Making Mechanical Marvels in Wood by Raymond Levy

11-16-2009 07:26 PM by Sivers | 8 comments »

I thought this book was really neat. I love mechanical “things”. All the models in this are meant to be demonstrative of basic mechanical devices that make up the larger machines that are all around us. Cam Follower, Couplings, Scotch Yoke etc…. I am hoping my finished models will be “desk worthy” as I am an engineer and the others in my office would get a kick out of this. I have built a simple one and am partially through one of the more challenging ones. Th...

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IGAGING digital angle cube

IGAGING digital angle cube

01-19-2010 02:11 AM by cliffton | 8 comments »

I bought this from Rockler about a week ago, it was on sale for 10$ cheaper than the wixey, so i figured why not, if it sucks i can return it. So far I have to say this thing rocks.Pros:-has really strong magnets in it, wont slip at all off of a highly polished blade.-cheaper than wixey-has hold button for odd position angles-numbers auto flip when you turn it upside down to make it easier to read-takes a 9v battery-has magnets on 3 sides ( i dont know if the wixey does)-has machined metal b...

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Modern Practical Joinery by George Ellis

Modern Practical Joinery by George Ellis

04-19-2010 09:58 PM by JohnnyW | 8 comments »

George Ellis was a joiner working in England at the end of the 19th Century, and realising that he wouldn’t be around to mentor my woodworking journey in person, he decided to set down his instruction in this convenient text. First, he tells me, a joiner must become familiar with the many hand tools that he will encounter, and understand how to use them. He pays special attention to teaching me how to create efficient mortice and tenon and dovetail joints. He also tells me, with a ra...

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Everything you need to know to build quality shop cabinets

Everything you need to know to build quality shop cabinets

08-30-2011 08:27 PM by LeeInAZ | 8 comments »

If you are at all interested in building useful, sturdy, and practical cabinets for your shop, this is the best $13.45 you can spend. Tom takes you through the process of building shop cabinets using practical techniques and basic materials. Don’t expect exact dimensioned plans, but rather an explanation of the process you need to follow to design and build cabinets that will fit your work space and your tools. He has plenty of photos and details the entire process so well that even ...

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12-03-2008 09:55 PM by Woodchuck1957 | 7 comments »

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Everything one needs to know is in this book.

Everything one needs to know is in this book.

01-28-2011 03:41 AM by travisowenfurniture | 7 comments »

After I built myself a table with no woodworking knowledge of any kind, I was fiendish to know more. I bought this book, and the course of my life changed. This book starts with the basics of how trees grow, progresses to glue types, methods of work, joinery, and all sorts of other details. Though dry at times, all the information is there. Since it was published in 1970, some of the info about woodworking machinery is out of date. The benefit of this is there is a huge attention on han...

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The new dovetail saw by Roeland Brekelman from Brekelplanes

The new dovetail saw by Roeland Brekelman from Brekelplanes

06-29-2013 03:26 PM by rkoorman | 7 comments »

Today I finally got the chance to try out Roeland his new made dovetail-saw…..What an amazing piece !!! Besides custom-made planes Roeland also builds saw and other tools. This saw is build totally by hand. This saw is priced at 120 euro’s…I think that is great value for money. You can find his planes on facebook ” Brekelplanes “

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