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A good starter Dado Set

A good starter Dado Set

2245 days ago by IowaWoodcrafter | 4 comments »

Having never used another dado set I am unable to make any comparisons. I recently built a mission style bed that required the use of a stacked dado blade set. Being on a tight budget after buying all the quarter sawn white oak I went looking for an inexpensive set. I decided early on that I didn’t want to try my luck with a wobble blade or something from a low cost tool store. I looked online at several of the well known woodworking stores but couldn’t justify the cost of...

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Lyle Jamieson - Bowl Basics, The Easy Way

Lyle Jamieson - Bowl Basics, The Easy Way

1857 days ago by Tim Dorcas | 4 comments »

Over the weekend, I get a e-mail notification from Wood Magazine that they have a new service where you can purchase and download video tutorials. You can find the service here. While this review is not about Iamplify, I would highly recommend it. While the price is the same as the DVD and the quality isn’t quite as high, there is something to discovering a tutorial you like and then being able to watch it 20 minutes later without having to go to the store or wait for the video to be de...

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1/4" Pistol Grip Screwdriver

1/4" Pistol Grip Screwdriver

1027 days ago by Raymond | 4 comments »

As you can tell I was looking for a few air tools. This little guy is awsome. Tons of torque, drives 3” screws like mad. I can drive about 25 before my compressor kicks in Runs at 4 cfm at 90 psi. Great preformance forward and reverse. The direction selector is conviently located. Again no air fitting included. At 19.99 can’t go wrong, and a one year warentee. Nice fit and finish and great packaging.

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Great stones!

Great stones!

903 days ago by slickSqueegie | 4 comments »

These are excellent stones. I use them all the time. Initial sharpening and lapping on your chisels and plane irons is time consuming, but extremely rewarding. These stones are large and the case for the stones doubles as a holder that wont slide around. a lot of people out there use the “scary sharp” tequnique, and they swear by it. now I know why.They dont have any stones! these stones are just as fast as sandpaper but I think I get a better hone with these. anyone who use...

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Cut calculator for ipad

Cut calculator for ipad

88 days ago by ic3ss | 4 comments »

I’ve been using this app on my ipad for a few weeks now so I guess I can review it. In a nutshell, it works as advertised. It’s pretty simple and fairly straightforward to use. You enter the X/Y dimensions for each piece of wood in your project, the dimensions of the wood you will cut from, and your saw kerf width. It lays out your pieces to be cut over the stock so you can visually estimate your materials. You have limited controls available, you can lay out the grain direction v...

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It's Hip to be Square and this beauty is very Square.

It's Hip to be Square and this beauty is very Square.

1163 days ago by DoctorDan | 4 comments »

Accurate layout is an essential basic component of woodworking. Marking accurately 90 degrees is essential in marking out any type of joinery and dressing timber (making it square on all four surfaces). A few weeks ago I received a long awaited hand made try square from Chris Vesper. Chris uses brass, stainless steel, and speciality timbers to produce try squares and sliding bevels. Avaliblity flucuates as they are made in limited production runs throughout the year. His try squares are av...

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6 Piece Pneumatic Scraper Kit

6 Piece Pneumatic Scraper Kit

1027 days ago by Raymond | 4 comments »

An odd find that actually works very well is this 6 Piece Pneumatic Scraper Kit i bought it with the idea to use it as a power chisel. I adaped some wood working chisels to work with this. It is very quiet yet has 3500 BPM and an air consumption of 4 cfm at 90. It is a nice compact unit and fits the hand well. I have used it to remove a great deal of wood that with a chisel and hammer would have taken much more time. Other features are built in regulator to vary the amount of force applied. F...

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3 Piece Curved Jaw Locking Pliers Set

3 Piece Curved Jaw Locking Pliers Set

1027 days ago by Raymond | 4 comments »

What a great set of 3 locking plyers 5” 7” and 10”. 6.99 holds tight, nice confortable handles. Adjusting screws work smothly and the jaws don’t move from side to side when you apply pressure. Nice deep groves in the jaws to hold tight. Jaws did not spring either when really reefing on them. Another great find

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Charles Neil's Pre-Color Conditioner - Blotch Control

Charles Neil's Pre-Color Conditioner - Blotch Control

902 days ago by semmons23 | 4 comments »

I’ve posted a written review and my video review of Charles’ blotch control on my blog. Overall its a great product. Easy to use, non-toxic and it just plain works. http://www.thedustydeveloper.com/2011/10/review-charles-neals-pre-color.html

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Nice small curved adze from Bulgaria

Nice small curved adze from Bulgaria

85 days ago by jdh122 | 4 comments »

I’ve had this small bowl adze for about two months now, and used it to carve four bowls, all in poplar (not tulip poplar, quaking aspen, which we call poplar around here). So a very soft wood, and green. When I was looking for a small curved adze to use for bowls and also possibly chair seats, I hunted quite hard, and was unwilling to pay the price that the Swedish and Swiss companies want. On ebay I found this adze sold by the ebay seller mapsyst (currently at http://www.ebay.com/itm/CURV...

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