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Foot Switch

Foot Switch

812 days ago by Raymond | 2 comments »

I use my rotary tools alot and it can be a pain turning them on and off. I decided a foot switch was what I needed. So off to Menards I go to buy a switch, wire and plugs. When what do i see buy on clearance a 9 ft cord with foot switch for 3.99. It is used to turn on and off Christmas lights with out bending down. Great after reading the package the news got even better it will handle up to 10 amps, perfact for my rotary tools. I plugged the cord into the outlet, my rotary tool into the othe...

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MD-300 metal detector

MD-300 metal detector

869 days ago by BeachedBones | 7 comments »

I purchased this MD-300 metal detector from China through Ebay, to find any nails, staples or bolts in some recycled wood.This model: http://dmq1219.en.made-in-china.com/product/yeBEbDWjyghN/China-MD300-Hand-Held-Metal-Det.htmlI paid 12.68 for mine shipped, so I didn’t think I could go too wrong with it.I saw Norm on New Yankee workshop using a higher end variety of these security metal detectors over salvaged wood. Simple hand held wands to you sweep over something to detect any metal...

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Cheap, effective, edge inspector,frugal woodworking

Cheap, effective, edge inspector,frugal woodworking

932 days ago by scueplain | 3 comments »

This is a old movie projector lens that I use for inspecting the edges of my tools. You can also use a camera lens for the same thing. I got mine at goodwill. These are fairly powerful (maybe 12X)and high quality. You do have to get close to your work for them to focus. I like this better than my 30 dollar hand lens.

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Upgrade your pen turning

Upgrade your pen turning

1393 days ago by Sawdust2 | 7 comments »

There are a number of pen turners like me on LJ. Actually, most are better.But I’ve lately noticed that the edges of my blanks are just not quite good enough. So I searched around and found John Goodiin. http://www.penturnersproducts.com/ John engineers his bushings to a greater tolerance than those we get from Rockler, Woodcraft, PSI, etc. Plus you will be turning between centers and not on a mandrel. That’s going to be the biggest leap in your quality. So if your ski...

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Helpful Bandsawing info from WOOD Magazine

Helpful Bandsawing info from WOOD Magazine

1601 days ago by Dusty56 | 10 comments »

http://www.woodmagazine.com/woodvision/?bclid=1339217207&bctid=979366590 Hello , I’ve enjoyed WOOD magazine for several years so far and I went to their site today and found these helpful videos….wait until you see the Spalted Maple that he resaws with a great BandSaw sled !! Both are awesome to say the least : ) They also tune up a bandsaw with some great tips on setting the guide bearings , etc..I hope that you enjoy the videos as much as I did . Happy Thanksgiving to ...

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Part 2 "Sold for Auto work but works on wood"

Part 2 "Sold for Auto work but works on wood"

1807 days ago by sandhill | 19 comments »

Video> Finally I am getting to do some spray painting I spent hours watching videos and worrying about lord knows what… So armed with 3 spray guns my mask on my face and dressed up like a bio-tech sci-fi movie character I was ready to lay my first covering and I have to say I was as nervous as a school girl (What ever that means) The first gun I tried was the touch up gun with the 1.0 mm tip right out of the box which is really to small for the paint which was latex and required a 1.5mm ti...

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Perfect broom for cleaning up the shop

Perfect broom for cleaning up the shop

1839 days ago by GaryK | 16 comments »

Not exactly a woodworking tool, but a tool for the shop that everyone needs. Tired of getting the sawdust out of tight spaces? These little brooms do an amazing job. In Tagalog they are called a “Walis tambo”, and you can pick them up in most Asian stores and probably Pier 1 Imports. As far as I know they only come in the longer version, so I just cut one down to use on the bench or tablesaw. They get into the tightest places, behind, under and around things. They are ...

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Spray Gun Kits "Not the fancy ones"

Spray Gun Kits "Not the fancy ones"

1854 days ago by sandhill | 8 comments »

My wife is an air brush artist (sort of) anyway I should probably not go there. Just kidding she is pretty good for time she has been doing it. When looking for supplies which is difficult on the east cost she came upon this TCP Global site They sell from like 8 web sites they own. Moving on here. I need a spray system that I can Paint the eves of the house, Paint my Adirondack chairs that I sell, I have 8 lover doors to paint and I want to be able to spray shellac at some point. She came acr...

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Indeed a great tool

Indeed a great tool

1856 days ago by NetPro | 12 comments »

Given that when available I like USA or German made tools, I researched this tool on the Web and found nothing available. The LION Pootatuck has been dicontinued and it appears all stock depleted. Not even a used one on e-bay. Went ahead and order one from Grizzly and was plesantly surprised by the quality of this tool.It was right on the money for both the 45 and 90 degrees preset on the right and left sides.Not that is hard to calibrate it if you need to, but I have several highly accura...

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Miter trimmer

Miter trimmer

2282 days ago by GaryK | 24 comments »

These are great. I don’t know of a name brand one as they all seem pretty generic. If you make picture frames or do a lot of miters, these are invaluable. They allow you to trim off the smallest of shavings at a perfect 45 degrees.You can also set them to do 90 degree cuts. Mine was purchased at Rockler and was made in China. It works great though. Not muchto screw up in manufacturing. I usually just cut my miters close and use this to cut to perfect length.

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