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Pricey but excellent

Pricey but excellent

03-09-2014 12:54 AM by Purrmaster | 7 comments »

This review is for the SawStop contractor’s saw equipped with the 36” inch steel rails and “T-glide” fence. And eventually with the cast iron wings. As a preface let me say that I know that SawStop is controversial among woodworkers. This review is not an argument for or against the SawStop safety system. This review concentrates on its qualities as a table saw, not the safety brake. I’ve had this saw for over a year now and I’ve been extremely ple...

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SW Ohio Woodworking School Experience, Definitely Recommend

SW Ohio Woodworking School Experience, Definitely Recommend

05-08-2017 02:04 PM by FoundSheep | 7 comments »

I wanted to let everyone know about my experience at the Little Miami Handworks School, just outside of Dayton Ohio in the small town of Bellbrook. Because I think this is a world class hand tool woodworking school that deserves to have all the students they can hold. http://littlemiamihandworks.com/products/joinery-by-hand I forget how I had stumbled across their website initially, but I was surprised to learn of a hand tool focused woodworking school within 15 min of my house. I had p...

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Wixey readout mounted to Powermatic Planer

Wixey readout mounted to Powermatic Planer

02-17-2010 10:26 PM by unisaw2 | 7 comments »

Wixey Digital Planer Readout with Fractions Model WR510Bought from Amazon: $58.99 This readout is designed for portable planers, see below for this custom installation. The angled display, and auto shut-off are nice features.Love the fraction measurements. Accuracy is: fractions=1/32, decimal=.005in(~1/128). It is great to set the machine to get a 9/16” cut. I also really like the calibration feature. Once calibrated it will show the exact dimension of the planed board. C...

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FN Bandana by Blu Dragon Enterprises

FN Bandana by Blu Dragon Enterprises

11-02-2012 07:18 PM by AAWW2005 | 7 comments »

Hey all, just want to show off my new “FN Banadana”!(Patent Pending) I know what you’re thinking and the “FN” doesn’t stand for what you think it does! It’s a Fitted Nose Banadana. Much like your dust masks in the shop, this bandana has a metal strip sewn in the center that you can form around your nose to keep from breathing the dust in. Designed by a motorcycle rider to keep from fogging up her glasses, the FN Bandana has many other uses as well:...

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Cheap Construction Compared to Other Jigs

Cheap Construction Compared to Other Jigs

06-01-2015 04:23 PM by pintodeluxe | 7 comments »

I added the Leigh Super jig to my collection of dovetail jigs, which already included a P.C. 4210, and an Akeda DC-16. So based on my past experiences with dovetail jigs, these are the models I will be comparing the super jig to. My first impression was that the jig was very lightweight. This may be a good thing with some tools, but I would rather a large jig like this have some heft to it. The side caps are plastic, which on its own isn’t a bad thing, but the manner in which you at...

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Finally Tamed It... Lee Valley Dog Holes Bushing and Bits

Finally Tamed It... Lee Valley Dog Holes Bushing and Bits

02-12-2016 02:15 PM by Scheol | 7 comments »

I recently needed to drill 18 round 3/4” dog holes in my Paul Seller pine workbench and because all my bench accessories are Lee Valley/Veritas I opted for their Dog Holes and Bushing kit (http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=72602&cat=1,41637). Out of the box the bit was incredibly sharp and had very pronounced spurs. The fit with the bushing is good and I could only notice a very slight play. I made my first jig to help drilling the front row of dog holes...

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Kreg Step Drill Bits Dull? Get'em sharpened at Kreg!!!

Kreg Step Drill Bits Dull? Get'em sharpened at Kreg!!!

10-28-2016 02:58 PM by Sawdustonmyshoulder | 7 comments »

Do you have a gaggle of Kreg Step Drill bits in a drawer in your shop collecting dust? Well, I had several bits because when one would get dull, I would purchase another. What?......$17 or so? Kreg Tool Company offers a bit sharpening service that is not only economical but is fast and convenient. I mailed off 5 bits and within a week got them back sharp and in a nice storage box. The price today is $5 per bit and that includes return postage. Click on the link here to get the 4-1...

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These are disappearing fast.....

These are disappearing fast.....

03-01-2008 05:18 AM by sIKE | 7 comments »

Having followed late last year it was noted with great sadness that this company had closed it doors. It supposedly made the greatest rasps for woodworkers in the world. Each one is handcrafted by an artisan in France who had to train for 3 years to until they are allowed to forge, heat treat and hand stitch a rasp whose teeth are cut very regular, but always spaced a bit little off with each tooth cutting a slightly different path than its predecessor. This results in a tool that is both po...

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Gator Grit 40 grit 5 inch sanding discs

Gator Grit 40 grit 5 inch sanding discs

09-29-2013 06:35 AM by Purrmaster | 7 comments »

Let’s get a couple of things out of the way first: Yes, I start sanding with 40 grit. Yes, this is insane. I find myself often having to sand out screwups on my projects and the rougher the sanding grit the faster I can sand it out. I got these discs at Lowe’s. I normally got the Shop Smith 40 grit discs but they were out of them this time. So I bought a 50 pack. So far I’ve gone at least dozen of them over a period of several months, on different woods. Ther...

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LUBRICANT

LUBRICANT

11-19-2008 09:58 PM by SP8 | 7 comments »

My S.I.L. works at a chemical plant in Yazoo City Mississippi. They use a lubricant there caller kroil. The only place that I know of that it can be bought is direct from the factory which is KANO labs located in TN. I ordered some and believe it is twice as good as WD40. Check out the web site http://www.kanolabs.com. I believe that if you try it you too will be h

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