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Grizzly Oscillating Spindle Sander

Grizzly Oscillating Spindle Sander

1721 days ago by rjcshop | 5 comments »

Every time I work on curved parts I wish I had a decent spindle sander. I use the drum on my edge sander or belt sander, or small drill press mounted mandrel sanding tubes or a small sanding block mounted in my jig saw, but these are always a pain with minimal or no dust collection. I used an oscillating spindle sander years ago in a commercial pattern shop and really liked it but I didn’t think I had room or budget for one. But, having recently saved a ton of money by building some ...

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My New 'Favorite Plane'

My New 'Favorite Plane'

1617 days ago by TheDane | 5 comments »

I have a new favorite plane. OK … every one of my planes has been my favorite at one time or another, but my new Veritas Apron Plane is now at the top of my list. A couple of technical details. The Veritas Apron Plane is a small, low-angle block plane that weighs in at about 14 ounces (much lighter than my Stanley 60 1/2). It is 5-1/2” long and 1-3/4” wide, and is made of ductile cast iron. I ordered mine with an A2 blade. The bed is set at 12-degrees, and the Norris-styl...

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Jet JFM-5 Initial Assemble and Use Review

Jet JFM-5 Initial Assemble and Use Review

2058 days ago by jcecil | 5 comments »

Like many others I recently purchased the Jet floor mortiser from CPO for 499-150 in Jet Rebates, so first off it was a fantastic deal that drove me to the tool. The tool was drop shipped directly from Jet. The tool arrived in two boxes that were on a pallat and shrink wrapped with little to no damage more than a small knick on the cardboard, so A+ to Jet and the freight company for packing and shipping. One box contains the stand and weighs in the 40 lbs neighborhood, then comes the oth...

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Newest Partner in My Woodworking Escapade...

Newest Partner in My Woodworking Escapade...

1613 days ago by grub32 | 5 comments »

Hi all…I recently added this to my new arsenal of woodworking machines. Begins with a post that I read either here or on another forum about the old days and using lay-a-way. I saw this saw go on sale at woodcraft for the 999 price and I was excited and sad at the same time. I knew that I needed to upgrade because I didn’t really have what I needed to do what I am now looking to do. So, I was in the local woodcraft having a chat with the owner and we started talking about the ban...

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Large smooth action QR Vise

Large smooth action QR Vise

1322 days ago by Hoakie | 5 comments »

I have never had a true woodworking vise before this and have been making due with clamps and a “Craftsman 6 bench vise with makeshift wood pads. I purchased this vise for myself after Christmas ($159 + free shipping) to go on a workbench that I’m planning to build (either Holtzappfel or 21st Century). I did a little bit of research online and read some reviews in FWW and realized that there are just as many opinions as there are vise styles and manufacturers. However, this t...

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Foredom TH 1/3 hp flex shaft tool?

Foredom TH 1/3 hp flex shaft tool?

267 days ago by PatrickB | 5 comments »

I love this tool. I use it quit a bit for a variety of odd jobs but mostly for sanding and some filing. Right out of the box I was impressed, the motor feels substantial in my hand, beefy even. Everything was well packaged and no damage evident. I also purchased the right angle grinder kit at the same time. I have some sanding drums for it too. I do not have a hanger for this but I would highly recommend getting the hanger although it’s not an absolute. I set on my bench top sometimes ...

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Dura-Block  hand sanding blocks

Dura-Block hand sanding blocks

2058 days ago by GaryCN | 5 comments »

Sold at automotive stores or Amazon these are a very nice woodworking tool accessory. They come in many shapes, I have 4. I use them with 3M Stikit paper that comes in 2 3/4 in X 45 yard rolls. 1 roll will last forever.Dura-Block 3M StikitIt’s nice to have a 16” block with a comfortable grip.

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Table Saw

Table Saw

934 days ago by Nighthawk | 5 comments »

Tooline Table Saw TS250 Power: 1500 watt Blade: 254×15.9×2.8, with 40 teeth. Blade rising range: 0 – 80mm Blade titling range: 0 – 45 Degree Max cut at 90 degree: 80mm Max cut at 45 degree: 55mm Weight: 21.5 kg Accessories: Has an accessoray kit so I can attach a router or possibly a jigsaw. Dust ports. Cost: $470.00 NZD Bought 18th November 2011I would class this as a small portable DIY table saw. Whilst it is not exactly the orginal one I planned on getti...

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It's okay

It's okay

607 days ago by harvey4804 | 5 comments »

After writing a review for my table saw I figured I’d write a review for it’s mobile base, a Shop Fox D2057A. Everything went together fairly easily. The tedious part was installing the hardware for the casters but even that wasn’t too difficult. After having it support my table saw for over a year now, it still works as advertised. BUT… the fit and finish wasn’t too pleasing. as you can see in the pictures the corner support that holds up the tool had a goo...

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Abranet Sanding Mesh

Abranet Sanding Mesh

1611 days ago by Darell | 5 comments »

I thought I’d try this Abranet Sanding Mesh to sand my pen blanks. Sanding has always been the hated chore of my penmaking. The Abranet Sanding Mesh has made this task much easier. I cut a 1” strip off each of 5 grits and after 15 pens I’m still using the same pieces and they don’t show any signs of wearing out yet. This stuff is much, much easier to use that the old sandpaper strips I had before. I won’t be using the old stuff any more. Wish I’d boug...

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