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A nice bench-top sander for detail work

A nice bench-top sander for detail work

12-10-2008 11:47 PM by ferstler | 4 comments »

I picked up this narrow-belt, bench-top sander at Harbor Freight some time back for about thirty bucks, as I remember, and I think a version is also available from Grizzly as its model H3140 for about $55. The Grizzly specifications are a tad different, but it is clear from the Grizzly catalog photo that the two units are identical. Obviously, the Harbor Freight deal was a better one. The differences mentioned in the owner’s manual and the Grizzly catalog makes one wonder about published spec...

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Delta 14-651--Looks Good

Delta 14-651--Looks Good

12-28-2010 08:55 PM by Geedubs | 4 comments »

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Clause…or at least a facsimile of him. Like many, I used to ogle the mortising machine Norm would use on New Yankee Workshop and say (to myself of course), ‘Yah, right, like I’ll ever have a machine like that!”. Well, thanks to some unexpected events, I recently found myself with a little extra cash and combined that with the sudden passion to own something I thought I would never have. Caveat—-had to be a good deal. So I start...

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Whiteside Oval Edge Bit

Whiteside Oval Edge Bit

10-29-2013 12:31 AM by laketrout36 | 4 comments »

A new project called for a new router bit. Many members here on LumberJocks hold Whiteside router bits in high regard. This is the second Whiteside router bit I’ve bought this year and am once again completely satisfied with it. I’m currently making a small rustic cabin with log siding as a presentation/display/gift box. The Whiteside oval edge bit # 1476 is a 1/2” shank, 3/4” bead opening and met my requirements. Tonight I put it in the router and fed one board p...

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Freebie measuring tool, that is somewhere between an educated guess and a measured guestimate

Freebie measuring tool, that is somewhere between an educated guess and a measured guestimate

12-14-2014 04:08 AM by paxorion | 4 comments »

Harbor Freight Items 69080, 69030, 69031 are one of many staple freebies coupons. If you’re in the market for a quick tape measure that can help you guestimate the length of a board, this one will do the trick. However against my other tape measures, there is sufficient deviation that I don’t trust it. I got rid of all but 2 of my freebies. Those two stay in the car if I make an impromptu trip to pick up something. Or I just need a guestimate. While I want to rate it a 1 s...

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Solidly built, great case.  Nothing cheap and plasticy about this

Solidly built, great case. Nothing cheap and plasticy about this

10-29-2013 02:49 AM by zzzzdoc | 4 comments »

Typical Woodpeckers solid device, here. It’s a corner jig for rounded corners, as well as a chamfer jig for corners. There are 12 different sizes for rounded corners, from 1/4” to 1-1/2”, and 6 different sizes for chamfered corners, from 1/4” to 1-1/2” The jig is solidly milled out of aluminum, with generous tabs for clamping to your workpiece, as well as a solid stable surface for your router to rest on. I was able to easily rout corners in a variety o...

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Wacky ... and Awesome!

Wacky ... and Awesome!

01-19-2012 12:50 PM by MsDebbieP | 4 comments »

This review is from the January 2012 issue of our LJ eMag. Fox Chapel Publishing is donating another book for a free draw! (See below for details) Wild & Wacky Birdhouses and Feeders Wild and wacky is for sure!!! When I first got the book I immediately started picking out the birdhouses that I would like Rick to build this year. But, before I knew it I think I had every birdhouse checked. There is a cute “piano” feeder that will be a perfect draw prize at my brot...

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A REALLY nice Compound Miter Saw find.

A REALLY nice Compound Miter Saw find.

01-19-2008 06:40 PM by Coffinmaker | 4 comments »

I have always looked at Hitachi Tools when they first came out and starting reading all the reviews I could find on there new line of tools.I was REALLY impressed because after reading( the reviews..) on them I never once read anything bad about there products.I even posted questions on several Woodworkers forums.When the time came to replace my tired old Delta I chose an Hitachi 12 inch Compound Miter Saw,well also for the fact I got a great deal on it too..!!As always when buying a new too...

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Wooden Hand Planes

Wooden Hand Planes

06-30-2009 11:31 PM by Kent Shepherd | 4 comments »

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary last Friday. I thought I was doing really well when I brought Roses home for her. Then I opened my new HNT Gordon Spoke Shave (The one I’ve been lusting after for quite some time) My first thought was—Oh crap, I only got her roses. I must do better next year. She bought me the 1/2” Shoulder Plane for Christmas last year (and no, I wasn’t that good——She’s just an incredible woman) Anyway, back to the review. ...

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Better when attached to the shopVac then a 5 gallon bucket

Better when attached to the shopVac then a 5 gallon bucket

10-31-2013 09:13 PM by Bill1974 | 4 comments »

I have had this not for a few month, and it is much nicer to empty this then the shop vac. I am using a Ridgid 6.5hp shop vac with this. It work well, but not as well as I thought it would. Sealing the air leaks in the container seem to help but there was nothing in the included instruction that said this. I got this in the kit form that came with a could of 5 gallon buckets, a short section of hose to connect it the shopvac (its a really nice quality), and the hardware to attach it to ...

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Love this little thing.

Love this little thing.

03-26-2015 03:55 PM by chad | 4 comments »

I purchased arbortech’s contour Random orbit sander. I build a lot of maloof style furniture and this little baby is a life and time saver. If you watch the YouTube video made by arbortech. There is no BS. It works as advertised. The rubber head can be replaced if needed (15-20 dollars). It is made well and with a little care will out last me. It uses sticky back paper which you can order from arbortech or do like me buy 5 or 6 inch discs and with a sharp pair of scissors make your...

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