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All-in-one cleaning kit makes it simple.

All-in-one cleaning kit makes it simple.

06-13-2008 12:21 AM by Iffy | 5 comments »

This kit is really convenient. Sure you could gather all the pieces separately, but it’s nice to have them all together. The basin for the saw blades is really nice. You don’t have to worry about finding a shallow cookie sheet that might be used for food (and potentially getting someone mad at you). Just mix one part of the cleaner to 3 parts water and let your blade or router bit soak. After five minutes or so, use the included brush to scrub off the pitch and resin. Voila! Clean...

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Works well thus far

Works well thus far

02-26-2009 11:39 PM by Will Mego | 4 comments »

With the intention of using it to spray glue down pieces of sandpaper for the Scary Sharp sharpening method, I bought this at my local Ace Hardware, large can was about $12 or so. I’ve only used it a couple of times, but thus far it works well, giving me paper glued onto 1/2” plate glass strongly enough to work chisels on it, but it pops off easily when I want to remove the paper. I just spray a tiny amount on the back of the paper, and stick it down, let it set for a few seconds....

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Harbor Frieght tools ...  All-Terrain Tricycle

Harbor Frieght tools ... All-Terrain Tricycle

08-03-2009 04:09 AM by Dan'um Style | 20 comments »

Know this not a tool, but I bought it at a tool store and my heart is in the right place...Photo is my grandson Weslee, 3 1/2 … he likes his new BIKE ! link to the tricycle Here is how Harbor Freight describes it... Pneumatic, knobby tires help your child get around on trails that would stump a regular trike. Big 13" front tire, 10" rear Nonslip traction pedals Tow hitch for pulling wagons Adjustable frame for kids ages 3 to 7 Includes safety reflectors, front ti...

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first rate wall-mounted pencil sharpener

first rate wall-mounted pencil sharpener

01-06-2010 07:43 PM by KDL | 14 comments »

Yeah, I know, it’s a pencil sharpener. But it’s a really good one like I remember from elementary school. I don’t have much luck with little plastic hand-held pencil sharpeners, and the Boston brand desktop sharpener in my office doesn’t give me a good, sharp point. So I bought a new sharpener for my shop. I bought it at an office supply store, I think it was Office Depot. I had a choice of a couple generic and in-store brand sharpeners, plus this X-ACTO. The...

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Great for occasional work- But plastic fence is a problem.

Great for occasional work- But plastic fence is a problem.

02-03-2011 02:19 AM by StumpyNubs | 21 comments »

I almost never use biscuit joinery, but when the Chicago Electric Plate Joiner went on sale at Harbor Freight for $30 I bought one. Since nobody’s reviewed it yet, I thought I should give my observations. First of all, Harbor Freight is a wonderful store full of a LOT of great tools, some of very high quality and all for very low prices. But as a general rule I never buy their hand power tools. There’s just too much orange plastic! But I took a chance on this one and the result...

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csc 2000 from psi

csc 2000 from psi

06-07-2011 05:26 AM by paplou | 0 comments »

I have had my csc2000 chuck for over a month now and its way more then I expected for the price. I have turned a few bowls and a couple 11 inch plates plus a few baby rattles and have had zero problems with it. I bought it through Amazon and saved a few dollars. I recently bought the spindle drive for it and only tried it a few times but it work like it should, saves time in that I don’t have to remove the chuck to turn between centers. I have it mount on cheap craftsman lathe and al...

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Good Jig Saw Great Price

Good Jig Saw Great Price

10-16-2011 12:39 AM by patcollins | 8 comments »

Another reconditioned tool from Direct Tools factory outlet in Hagarstown MD. This one looked brand new except for the RECOND branded into the housing. This is a standard orbital jig saw with adjustable blade angle, adjustable shoe angle, adjustable orbital motion. adjustable locking speed, and a max speed limiter on the trigger. It has plenty of control and power and far more adjustements than I will ever need. I can’t really see myself needing the adjustable blade angle or the a...

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The Wheelright's Shop

The Wheelright's Shop

03-04-2012 11:15 PM by jjw5858 | 4 comments »

For any of you out there looking for an inspiring story in the art of wheelrighting you can look no further than George Sturts Wheelright’s Shop. The book is a first account adventure of George Sturts life as his father has passed away and left George to run the families Wheelright Shop in England during the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. The spirited writting evokes visuals of woodworking and blacksmithing. The materials and descriptions of oak, ash and wheelcarts…...

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Some Knife!

Some Knife!

08-10-2012 03:01 AM by mpounders | 3 comments »

I really didn’t need another knife, but I have wondered how I might like a scimitar shape blade and I have admired the knives that Brandant Robinson makes. I was on his website and happened to see he had one of his catapiller style knives available, so I decided to order it while my wife was agreeable! This was on Saturday, a little before noon. I had recieved an email from Brandant confirming my order and saying it had been shipped in less than 2 hours! On a Saturday no less! He had h...

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O1 vs A2

O1 vs A2

06-11-2013 01:34 AM by DouginVa | 5 comments »

This past Christmas I put the Lie Nielsen bevel edge socket chisels on my Santa Please Get Me List. Between my wife and mom I got 5….....of the O1 chisels. My bad, I should have been more specific. I already had a set of decent chisels from long ago and although I didn’t know for sure what type of tool steel they were made from I was disappointed in how long, or briefly in this case, they held a sharp edge. After reading many reivews on the A2 chisels I decided that was what I...

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