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If you want to fall in love with furnituremaking - read this book!

If you want to fall in love with furnituremaking - read this book!

2242 days ago by Loren | 7 comments »

I read this book when I was just starting out. It isa spiritual revelation in terms of what it means to work with wood – and do it well. It’s not a book of plans and there isn’t enough informationin here to teach you how to build anything if you don’thave any skills. This book (and Krenov’s others) are about Feelings. Theyare about discovering the wood and discovering a designprocess that produces furniture that is finely proportionedand intimate –...

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The best book on power-tool joinery

The best book on power-tool joinery

2244 days ago by Loren | 6 comments »

I have a lot of woodworking books. About 60 of them. Yeung Chan’s book is one of the best and most practicalof them all. He shows several ways to make each jointso even with a modestly equipped shop you’ll be ableto make quality joints. Yeung’s jig designs are great too. They aren’t complicatedor hard to build and he explains how to make sure theyare accurate. Gary Rogowski also wrote some great books about making joints – but if you get just one get ...

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Jig saw replacment

Jig saw replacment

2258 days ago by GMman | 4 comments »

Jig saw replacement….this specially for buddy rtb. Cut-out tool ,you can get the complete kit a Sears…Sears calls it the all in one cutting tool

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Mortiser for the masses

Mortiser for the masses

2337 days ago by Karson | 12 comments »

I had been looking at this mortiser for sale by Wilke Tools in PA. It was being sold at $245 plus shipping. And then one time I went looking again and they had it for sale at $185.00 I ordered it. It didn’t come with any chisels. What sets this mortiser apart from others for a reasonable price is that it has an X, Y and Z alignment. The table as shown in the two pictures moves from left to right about 7” so you can cut a 7” mortise without loosing the grip on the piece...

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Pulls nails and staples without damaging wood!

Pulls nails and staples without damaging wood!

2337 days ago by Hawgnutz | 0 comments »

this is the BEST tool I have found for nail removal! And wit husing old salvaged barnwood, nail removal is teh first and sometimes most time consuming process for me. This tool grips the head or the shank of the nail or staple and the grip gets stronger as the force is applied! If the head of a nail is stripped off, it makes no difference to this tool. It will grasp the bare shank and pull it out—either from the front or the back! I thinlk this has reduced my nail-removing time n...

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BeadLOCK system

BeadLOCK system

2338 days ago by jerry118 | 8 comments »

The tool itself consists of a drill guide which produces overlaping holes in the parts to be joined. The set that I used is by the origonal manufacturer. I believe the system is now owned by Rockler, so some of the comments that I make may no longer be valid.The chief problem I encountered was the fact that with the knobs used for tightening the guide in the origonal or secondary position are too small to adequately tighten by hand. If the secondary position is not adequately torqued, the gui...

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Quick Release Clamp

Quick Release Clamp

2340 days ago by Grumpy | 7 comments »

I have had two of these clamps for about 1 year. I bought them because I am a bit of a sucker for new tools. They sat in a drawer unused for a few months until I had a job that needed some tight clamping, the other quick grip clamps similar the Irwin XP did not have the gripping power.I now often reach for these clamps first because they have excellent holding power for their size (18”); -they are easy to apply-quick to release-the tensioning lever is ratcheted-you can adjust the tensio...

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