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I like painting furniture again.

I like painting furniture again.

349 days ago by Tedstor | 21 comments »

Actually, I’ve always liked painting furniture. However, I’ve always felt inclined to use traditional, oil-based paints due to the leveling characteristics and durability. The downside is that oil-based paint is a solid gold PITA to clean-up. It takes longer for me to clean the paint brush than it does to prep and paint the workpiece. And I seem to go through a quart of mineral spirits in the process. And given that I typically prime, then paint, then paint again; I have to endure...

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Review of ClearVue 1800LH

Review of ClearVue 1800LH

1910 days ago by Padre | 35 comments »

I purchased a ClearVue cyclone 1800LH for my shop about two months ago. Had torn muscles in my shoulder, so put it up a month ago, had shoulder surgery, and finally got it wired and turned on for the first time today. First Impressions: The unit came complete, packaged extremely well. Everything labeled, wrapped, boxed, re-wrapped. I unpacked everything and nothing was dented, broken, scratched or otherwise in any condition but brand new. The system also came with a remote control and...

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Cuts Fast, Cool, and without burning a hole in your pocket

Cuts Fast, Cool, and without burning a hole in your pocket

634 days ago by PurpLev | 12 comments »

I got my VS grinder a while back after getting my lathe to sharpen my HSS bits and for the longest time was plain disappointed by how long and how hard it was to shape and sharpen those bits, and always considered replacing the factory supplied wheels with after market replacements… I should have done that much sooner! There are many alternatives out there, and I ended up going for the blue and white aluminum oxide wheels from CGW (at the moment of this writing sold by wholesale t...

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Believe The Hype!

Believe The Hype!

1315 days ago by Ryan Brown | 17 comments »

The Wood Slicer bandsaw blades from Highland Woodworking are awesome. When I first purchased my “Rikon 14 deluxe bandsaw my local Woodcraft store said that the 1/2” blade that came with it was pretty good. I took their advice on that, and also purchased a 3/4” 3TPI Timber Wolf blade for resawing. Both seemed to work, but my results were so-so. For the first real challenge I resawed some green cherry logs for turning blanks. I started with the blade that came with the saw. Meh. It really...

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Incra - A great router fence

Incra - A great router fence

2263 days ago by GaryK | 19 comments »

I purchased this after seeing it at the Woodworkers show in Dallas this year. I didn’t get it at the show becausewoodpeckers had it cheaper and free shipping. (Saved $80) I have been looking at it for a while, but thought what’s the big deal, my fence works just fine. Then atthe show I saw some features that I liked. Now, like at all shows they have nice slick demos that they doto make their product look simple and easy. Well, for the most part it is simple and easy. The sys...

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A clamp like no other.

A clamp like no other.

458 days ago by vipond33 | 32 comments »

It is a very old saw that one cannot have too many regular clamps. At work for instance I run about 40 of the Jorgensen 3700 series and still wish I had more at times. Yet it is the specialty clamps that we have that sometimes get you out of a jamb or simply make life a whole lot easier. To that end I have spring clamps, band clamps, little tiny C-clamps and a host of others that step up only when that seems the way to work. I’m sure you all have them too. One of my specialty tool...

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The best table saw (and shop) accessory I have ever owned

The best table saw (and shop) accessory I have ever owned

2242 days ago by RickH | 17 comments »

At the first woodworking show I attended years ago I became aware of the Incra table saw fence systems, and bought their first version almost 10 years ago. I upgraded to their LS system (lead-screw) about 4 years ago by purchasing a new postioner w/machined fence, which is even easier to use. What the Incra fence does is allow for precise and repeatable fence alignment on your table saw: > Precision – allows adjustments as fine as .001”, though their standard measuring meth...

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Woodworking Business Start Quickly And Operate Sucessfully

Woodworking Business Start Quickly And Operate Sucessfully

1275 days ago by sawblade1 | 9 comments »

With the series of blogs on LJ’s about wanting to operate a woodworking business I felt obligated to do a review on this book. Last Friday I contacted fellow LJ Billb about his book Woodworking Business Start Quickly and Operate Successfully and he contacted me back and was very helpful about my concern of buying off the internet working to answer any questions about anything I had to throw at him, I received the book Monday and even a veteran woodworker and being in business for two...

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SawStop Industrial Cabinet Saw (ICS31230: 3 hp, 1 phase, 230 V, 13 A)

SawStop Industrial Cabinet Saw (ICS31230: 3 hp, 1 phase, 230 V, 13 A)

1416 days ago by stevenmadden | 54 comments »

I purchased this table saw in early April 2010 and it arrived in early-mid May 2010. The delay, I found out later, was due to the fact that SawStop was making a transition to the new, upgraded industrial cabinet saw. Anyway, when the saw arrived, I was pleased to find out that SawStop had upgraded me to the new dust collection shroud, blade guard, and lock down throat plate for free. There have been several very detailed reviews of the SawStop Industrial Cabinet Saw here at LumberJocks, ...

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DMT's Magna-Disc Sharpening System honing system

DMT's Magna-Disc Sharpening System honing system

857 days ago by Dave | 21 comments »

I have a worksharp 3000. {review of worksharp 3000} I use it every time I am in the shop. It is great for touch-up on a chisel and your right back to work. Because I hone more than anything else, I was in need to replace my 1000 and 3600 grits. If you get the replacements from Worksharp it can get pricey. The 1000 is a dollar and the 3600 is about five bucks. So I found DMT’s Magna-Disc Sharpening System for about 50 bucks from amazon. I received it and followed the directions in the b...

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