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Upgrade for my Delta Shopmaster 9" Bandsaw

Upgrade for my Delta Shopmaster 9" Bandsaw

10-29-2011 09:29 PM by webbtoyota | 6 comments »

This is my first review so bear with me if it’s not as clear and concise as others. I have a Delta Shopmaster bandsaw and I have absolutely hated using it in the past. I was just about ready to get rid of it until I ran into this website and heard about people “upgrading” the bandsaw with a decent blade and cool blocks. I decided to try this route before I put it up for sale. I just recently purchased a new Olson 1/4” 6 tpi blade and a set of cool blocks (about $30 ...

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Leecraft HT-1 Zero Clearance Insert

Leecraft HT-1 Zero Clearance Insert

09-08-2012 12:44 AM by SirFatty | 6 comments »

I’ve always made my own zero clearance inserts, and on the old Craftsman table I used previously, it was a pain to make them correctly. With my new Porter-Cable saw, it looked to be even more painful. This time around, a purchased ZCI seems like the way to go. A quick search showed one manufacturer appearing multiple times in the search results: Leecraft. A couple blanks were purchased from, and fulfilled by, Woodcraft via Amazon. When received, I was surprised by how heavy an...

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Be Square and Use This!

Be Square and Use This!

02-25-2015 05:51 PM by gleasoncraftworks | 6 comments »

Hello all! As a new woodworker, I’m currently tooling up my shop with the happy anticipation of making “great things”. My mantra when shopping has always been to look for the best “bang for my buck”, and I’m pretty satisfied with the results so far. My latest find: the Empire Level e2992 True Blue 7” Rafter Square, a.k.a. a “Speed Square”. Made in the USA from aircraft-grade aluminum, this rafter square has stamped gradation marks, ...

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Ezee-Feed, One My Best Shop Investments

Ezee-Feed, One My Best Shop Investments

06-27-2011 09:24 PM by Ryan Bruzan | 6 comments »

I picked up a nice, 12’ long piece of red oak S4S for ripping down into smaller stock. I needed 12’ lengths, but I also realized how much control I did not have if I tried to feed the board into my table saw from 11’ away from the blade. I didn’t think about handling and ripping it in my small shop. I mean, I have the length, but I did not want to have to crawl under the long boards to puzzle the ripping process together. After pondering the process for a moment for...

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The Complete Guide To Sharpening by Leonard Lee, Taunton Press 1995 ($22.95 US/$32.95 CN)

The Complete Guide To Sharpening by Leonard Lee, Taunton Press 1995 ($22.95 US/$32.95 CN)

02-28-2008 09:04 PM by Sir_Robert | 6 comments »

About the BookWhile Leonard Lee’s book on sharpening is nearly 14 years in print, it still ranks well above other texts on the topic. Mr. Lee’s strong attention to the science behind his sharpening methods leaves readers feeling confident about using what they’ve learned. This book will teach you just about everything—no, on second thought, make that EVERYTHING—about sharpening woodworking tools, kitchen knives, craft tools and anything else that has an edge. ...

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Solid Re-Saw machine

Solid Re-Saw machine

01-19-2010 12:20 AM by richgreer | 6 comments »

I was looking at the bandsaw reviews on this website and I noticed that there was no review of my bandsaw. So I decided to address this oversight by providing this review. I need to put my review into perspective. Previously, I used the band saw attachment for my shopsmith. That is an 11 inch bandsaw that is much different than this bandsaw. I have never had experience with other bandsaws that are comparable to this. Therefore, I cannot compare this bandsaw to other comparable ba...

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Essential Tool for Perfect Results

Essential Tool for Perfect Results

02-14-2011 04:35 AM by thiel | 6 comments »

I use a Grizzly 10 inch (T10010 I think..) wet grinder to sharpen my tools. It’s a barebones machine which approximates similar tools from tormek and jet, and I’ve found its performance just fine. As I get better and better at using my edge tools, I’ve needed to get better at sharpening them, so I’ve invested some time in getting my rig up to final form. Here are some things I’ve learned: —It’s worth it to invest in a jig to hold your chisel/ir...

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Butler Tray Hinges

Butler Tray Hinges

09-11-2012 09:05 AM by robscastle | 6 comments »

I decided to write up this review after finding little or no information regarding their use and also their installation. Background I purchased the hinges from a Creative finishes for Hardware supplier located in Dungog N.S.W. Australia. Butler style hinges all appear to be in the ormanental catagory and are mostly brass or polished Stainless Steel.The profile is overall rectangular and the ends can be square edge or rounded. The hinges I used were solid brass polished to a high ...

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Grizzly G0452 6" Jointer

Grizzly G0452 6" Jointer

02-28-2008 09:30 PM by John Gray | 6 comments »

This is another tool that I’ve had for about a year. It does a beautiful job jointing and it comes with 2 push pads ( Grizzly calls them safety blocks) as standard equipment. The built in mobile base is a God send in my shop as I like to have all of my large power tools on wheels, I use them outside weather permitting. It’s 4” dust chute is very efficient. There’s not to much else to say except that I would highly recommend one to anyone looking for a 6” jointer

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Jet Tools / ToolSelect.com review

Jet Tools / ToolSelect.com review

11-05-2011 03:00 PM by Kjuly | 6 comments »

This is a three part review.The first part is my experiences making the tool review video followed by two videos produced by ToolSelect.comKeith ToolSelect.com review… part 1Who or what is ToolSelect.com? Here is a quote from ToolSelect.com’s website: “ToolSelect.com is an unbiased power tool comparison website that offers our users a wide range of resources and information to assist you in researching your intended purchase.” I am a woodworker who was asked by ToolSelect.com to ...

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