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Oneway spindle steady

Oneway spindle steady

02-20-2010 07:14 AM by hairy | 7 comments »

When you need one, you might as well get one. This is a real good one. I unpacked it, assembled onto a spindle I was working on, then read the directions. I had it right, it does just what I expected without any troubles. It holds it steady when turning,and any further shaping I did after the turning. No money wasted on this one. The big mistake I made was just getting the spindle steady, they make a bowl steady that you can attach the spindle jaws to. I don’t think I can go the other ...

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Kreg Deck Jig Hidden Fastener System

Kreg Deck Jig Hidden Fastener System

06-28-2010 04:36 PM by knothead | 7 comments »

I was very excited to get the Kreg Deck Jig this summer as I am replacing the deck at my home. The new deck is a 10’ X 16’ floating deck, framed in the usual manner with PT lumber for the structure and Western Red Cedar (5/4×6) decking and trim. I have a most favorable opinion of Kreg tools generally, however in the Deck Jig they might have missed the mark just a little bit. I have a few observations….... 1. The jig is formed of the familiar blue plastic, but I fi...

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Homemade veneer flattening solution

Homemade veneer flattening solution

11-09-2009 11:59 PM by RBWoodworker | 7 comments »

I recently purchased a veneer pump, and got some veneer along with the deal.. but the veneer that I got, was rolled in a protective paper and left for who know’s how long.. it took the curve of the roll well and would not lay flat no matter what I did.. I put it between two platens and left it for 3 weeks and that did not do the trick…SO.. Lee Jesberger has this solution on his website prowoodworkingtips.com and it consist of 1 gallon of water..8 oz. of pure glycerin which is avai...

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Norton Waterstone set IM83  in box

Norton Waterstone set IM83 in box

06-28-2010 04:55 PM by Ollie | 7 comments »

This is just a quick review of the Norton waterstone set in a carrying case.I only purchased this set after a lot of deliberation and bargain hunting. I paid £230 for the set, after first checking the price of all the stones individually, including the flattening stone.It worked out that I was only paying £20 for the box and free DVD that comes with it. I think that having the box is worth it just to keep the stones out of harms way and ready to go. Upon receipt of the kit I first watched ...

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Freud Adjustable (Ogee) rail and Stile Bit Set

Freud Adjustable (Ogee) rail and Stile Bit Set

06-28-2010 08:46 PM by Drew | 7 comments »

Nice set of bits.I paid $120, about $20 more then the non-adjustable set. Pros:-Quality cut. Very nice, clean, single pass cut. Better then my Grizzly (purple set).-Versatile. I will leave the details to Freud Cons:-Directions. I had to go online (not to Freud, but to Woodcraft) to find instructions. Even then the instructions are not as detailed as I would have liked. I wish they would show you how many shims to use to achieve a certain width groove. Not just “and shims a...

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Inspiring, Informative and Historic!

Inspiring, Informative and Historic!

05-17-2012 09:30 AM by MsDebbieP | 7 comments »

This book review is from the April 2012 issue of our LumberJocks’ eMag Toolemera is donating another book for a free draw! (See below for details)Working Drawings of Colonial Furniture By Frederick J. Bryant Oh how I wish I was a “real” woodworker. This book has the plans for the most beautiful furniture, including a gate-leg table that is very similar to an heirloom piece I have that was passed down from my great-grandfather, a banjo clock (I’d never heard of this...

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Porter Cable 10" Table Saw model: 270TS

Porter Cable 10" Table Saw model: 270TS

05-19-2012 05:40 PM by Mike | 7 comments »

Well, this is my first review but this product impressed me so much I wanted to write one. For starters, I’m not nearly as knowledgeable as most on here and consider myself a beginner. I’ve never had access to really “nice” machines so always kinda “made due” with what I had. Up until now my table saw was a contractor style Makita 10” saw, which really isn’t capable or designed for precision…it’s for rough cutting 2X6’s and ...

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Woodwork joints

Woodwork joints

11-11-2012 10:48 AM by Mikesawdust | 7 comments »

An excellent source and reference for hand joinery and it’s original uses. The book is public domain, so it’s free and although it is written in older style English and the descriptions and instructions are very brief, if you are into hand joinery or just looking for a joint that really stands out as unique, this is a really good book to use.

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Good benchtop sander for many projects

Good benchtop sander for many projects

11-24-2008 09:22 PM by ferstler | 7 comments »

I used to own a smaller 4×36 bench-top sander with a 6-inch disc, but the belt and disc areas were just too small. This 6×48 inch version has the surface coverage I like (a 6×13.5 inch belt work platten, and the disc is a 9 incher) and I have used it a LOT to smooth a variety of wood surfaces. The belt is easy to replace, and although the unit is normally hooked up to my dusc collector (which is configured to just blow dust out into my natural-yard area) it actuall scavenge...

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Great video on saw sharpening

Great video on saw sharpening

11-14-2012 01:59 AM by Kreegan | 7 comments »

This afternoon I finished watching “Sharpening your handsaws with Ron Herman” on Shop Class on Demand from Popular Woodworking. It’s an online streaming version of the DVD of the same name. I enjoyed it so much and feel like I learned so much from it that I’m going to order a copy of the DVD to keep when my subscription runs out. Ron Herman is a traditional housewright in Columbus, OH, and the owner of Antiquity Builders. They specialize in period accurate home buil...

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