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A Handy Addition To A Single Stage Dust Collection System

A Handy Addition To A Single Stage Dust Collection System

01-02-2011 11:00 PM by Dustmite97 | 7 comments »

I have been using a single stage dust collection system for over a year now and have found that the bottom bag fills up quickly and the top filter bag gets really messy. I finally upgraded to a two stage system and it works great. The lid I use has two ports and the port that connects to the tool has an L-shaped elbow that connects to the underside of the port. I have the lid on a heavy duty Rubbermaid garbage can but might upgrade to a deeper can sometime. After doing a bunch of planing and ...

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Customer Service !! WOW !!  HNT Gordon

Customer Service !! WOW !! HNT Gordon

09-12-2011 01:25 AM by coloradoclimber | 7 comments »

This is a review not only of a tool but of the customer service that backs it. HNT Gordon makes wooden body hand planes. To anyone who frequents Lumberjocks that is unlikely to be news. The planes are what you would expect, beautiful to look at, comfortable to hold, a joy to use. Also probably not news. I only own one wooden body shoulder plane, this one, but I do own a Lie Nielsen metal body shoulder plane, a Veritas metal body shoulder plane, and multiple wooden body bench planes t...

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Ear muff / radio / MP3 player

Ear muff / radio / MP3 player

12-15-2012 04:06 AM by mbs | 7 comments »

I bought these ear muffs from Amazon for $60 after reading a review on LJ’s about another Howard Leight model. I really like them especially when I’m sanding. They protect my hearing and I can listen to music at the same time. They’re also very easy to find in the shop since they’re bright green. I scared myself when I looked in the mirror though because I was wearing a grey and pink dust mask with the bright green ear muffs and glasses. It’s quite a fashion ...

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Nova G3 lathe chuck

Nova G3 lathe chuck

09-28-2015 01:40 PM by PCorl | 7 comments »

I recently bought a Nova G3 chuck for my midi lathe. I am very impressed with the quality of this product. I did a YouTube video of the unboxing, assembly, impressions, and use of it. If you would like to view the video it is available at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abTBxQit8OY I hope you enjoy the video. This is the first chuck I have bought and am glad I chose the Nova. I also bought the optional pen jaws. Even with the one minor problem I mention in the v...

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Great at first look, but in the long run, not so much

Great at first look, but in the long run, not so much

09-12-2011 03:21 AM by Mike | 7 comments »

So first off let me say that the reason for the rating is due to long term use of the stopper. The stopper use with a turned top is easy to do and assembly is simple too. My reason for the rating is due to the chemical reaction that occurs between the chrome and the wine acid. As you can see by the second image, the chrome is being dissolved into the wine. The way I found this out was that I had a open bottle laying on it’s side in my fridge for a few weeks and I pulled it out to fi...

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Wood Owl Tri-Cut Auger Bit

Wood Owl Tri-Cut Auger Bit

11-12-2013 01:47 AM by CL810 | 7 comments »

I purchased this bit from Traditional Woodworker to bore holdfast holes in my workbench. It is by far one of the best drill bits I’ve used. I was drilling holes in a 4.75” thick cherry using my drill press at 500 rpm. The bit pulled itself through the board effortlessly and the holes are perfectly smooth. Same results in maple.

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Cool little shop accessory

Cool little shop accessory

04-16-2014 07:32 AM by Whiskers | 7 comments »

Well, I didn’t get flamed on my first review and yesterday I went to the HD to pick up a order and also picked up some rare earth magnets for this puppy. Than it occurred to me maybe some of you might like this as well. I bought it just under a year ago and I find it to be handy as heck. Don’t be fooled by it’s boast of being extra large, it is really quite small. Any smaller and it would be near useless, but it perfect for holding a couple pencils and pens, a 6” co...

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Great all around saw

Great all around saw

03-31-2008 05:19 PM by Mat | 7 comments »

Since I didn’t have a handsaw of any type around the shop, I went ahead and picked up this very usual looking item at the big box store for $20. So far I’ve only used it to cut/trim a some 2×4 and 1×3 stock for some garage storage that I’ll post as a project when I have more time. The grip – The saw has a nice long grip that’s made of some type of rubber…it’s fits nicely in my large hands and does’t slip at all with the texturing o...

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Nice Big 6 X 10" Belt/Disc Sander

Nice Big 6 X 10" Belt/Disc Sander

08-07-2010 03:17 AM by PhineasWhipsnake | 7 comments »

I bought this sander a few weeks ago at Woodcraft (Sacramento) after scouring all the competitors. I do a lot of decorative boxes, and my little Delta 4X6 was just too small for many of my projects. At $350,the Rikon wasn’t exactly cheap, but the other brands were hundreds more. I also looked at Harbor Freight’s model, but the crudeness and lack of any dust collection ruled it out for me.First of all, this puppy weighs in at 104 pounds, so it’s not like the little 4X6 tha...

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Toastiest shop ever

Toastiest shop ever

12-30-2008 01:31 PM by motthunter | 7 comments »

I had debated for a long time to find the best solution to heat my garage shop at home. Forced air is no good since the filters will be clogged with dust all of the time, and a heater that burns the shop air has too many drawbacks including humidity control, possible fires, and consumption of oxygen in the room. I decided that whatever heater I get had to use outside air and vent outside. My choice was this radiant tube heater from SRP. I have it hung and in the photo was still testin...

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