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Outstanding Low-Profile JigSaw

Outstanding Low-Profile JigSaw

07-18-2011 09:13 PM by TheDane | 5 comments »

Both of my 20+ year old jigsaws bit the dust, so I trundled off to Menards to scope out a replacement. I spotted this saw on sale ($84.95 … Rockwell’s MSRP is $149.99). Nobody on LJ’s had any experience with this saw ( http://lumberjocks.com/topics/27668 ), so I decided to take the leap (Menards has a pretty good return policy). I had about $80 in rebate coupons, so it was an easy purchase. Full disclosure: I have always hated jigsaws (hard to control, hard to get straigh...

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Woodworking Skills from the 1800's

Woodworking Skills from the 1800's

11-16-2011 12:01 PM by MsDebbieP | 16 comments »

This book review is from the November 2011 issue of our LumberJocks’ eMag Toolemera is donating another book for a free draw! (See below for details)The Art and Craft of Cabinet Making by D. Denning This is another of the historic books, this one being written in 1891. This book doesn’t hold as much appeal to me due to it being a lot of words and fewer diagrams. But—some of the headings listed in the contents had me turning the pages to take a look. For example, don’t ...

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Fantastic Machine

Fantastic Machine

04-04-2012 03:41 PM by reggle | 7 comments »

After looking around for a while i decided to opt for the AWVSL lathe.This is a graet lathe i have no problems with it yet.you get 440mm (17”) between centres or with the optional bed extension 965mm (38”).the Max Diameter over Bed is 240mm (9.45”).the only problem i have is the speed only gets as low as 650rpm bit to fast when turning big logs.apart from that its a great bit kit Key features Constructed from cast ironPowerful 375W(1/2hp) DC permanent magnet motorElec...

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Thin kerf stacked dado... they don't have to start at 1/4"?

Thin kerf stacked dado... they don't have to start at 1/4"?

09-23-2012 10:45 PM by joeyinsouthaustin | 5 comments »

I like this site so far, so why not try my hand at a review… As you can see from the picture I have used this blade…for a little more than 2 years. Every thing that can be said about forrest blades applies here. Expensive…Yes, I paid $340. Precision machining… Yes, the brazing is very, dare i say, sexy. Quality…Yes Top level c-4 superhard carbide. Flat bottoms and square walls. VERY. Durable, havn’t sharpened it yet, and don’t plan to ...

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American Wood & Metal Planes: From the Collection of the D'Elia Antique Tool Museum

American Wood & Metal Planes: From the Collection of the D'Elia Antique Tool Museum

08-08-2013 11:43 PM by Don W | 7 comments »

A post card came with the “Patented Transitional and Metallic Planes in America” Vol II for this book. It was about $30 -$35 shipped. I decided to buy it. If you like hand planes, buy, use and collect hand planes, this book is a must have. If you like thumbing through 340 pages of high quality pictures of hand plane, with maker, inventor and some other relevant information, this book is a must have. It doesn’t have the detailed information like Roger Smith’s two...

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Now anyone can do professional dovetails by hand

Now anyone can do professional dovetails by hand

02-04-2014 05:47 AM by DKV | 14 comments »

My first attempt at using the Veritas guide. I could have filled in some of the chips with sawdust and glue but figured since I’m just practicing I’ll let it go. Here’s what I found/prefer. I like to use the guide to about 3/4 the cut, remove the guide and finish using the cut slot only. That way I can better see the line to stop at. Let the saw do the work and add no pressure. I only used sharp pencil marks, cut inside the line of the waste side and made sure the fit was tight. I pared accor...

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Great little clamp with lots of promise

Great little clamp with lots of promise

09-25-2014 07:23 PM by woodshopmike | 2 comments »

The Hart Tools 2in hand clamps aren’t like your grandpa’s old spring clamps. They’re easy to position, clamp down with up to 50 lbs of force, and release easy as you please. I couldn’t wait to try out these clamps. I didn’t have any glue ups to do, but I did need to make some repetitive cuts with the miter saw. I grabbed a piece of scrap to use as a stop and clamped it in place against the fence on my miter saw bench. These clamps held the stop in place ve...

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Mule Cabinetmaker M-21 Miter Gauge Fence

Mule Cabinetmaker M-21 Miter Gauge Fence

09-28-2009 03:23 AM by jeffreythree | 1 comment »

I needed a miter gauge fence and decided to order this one with the rip fence I ordered. It looked to be well made and better than any wood add-on I made. I was disappointed when it came in with no packing material, and, sure enough, one of the plastic knobs was busted into 3 pieces. The first pick shows everything that was in the box(except for a little instruction sheet). Today I took apart my trusty old Delta miter guage to drill some holes to mount the fence(it appears to fit more mod...

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A gem from Porter Cable

A gem from Porter Cable

05-30-2010 08:11 AM by thatwoodworkingguy | 8 comments »

I went through a period of having to do A LOT of glue ups to make table tops and wide panels.Not wanting to dowel it all I decided it was time to splurge on a new toy! I picked up this little baby.Right out of the box things were looking great. It comes with a nice hardshell case. Some things about this case I really like are how spacious it is. I hate it when the hardshell cases hardly hold the tool and you have to mash it to get it close. Thats IF you figure out how to get the tool in with ...

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Armed work wear

Armed work wear

07-19-2011 05:35 AM by rimfire7891 | 2 comments »

Necessity is the mother of invention.Here’s a guy who couldn’t find what he was looking for so he made his own and is now selling them http://www.armedworkwear.com Great product great price great function.Have three pairs,son has two pair. If you spend time on your knee’s you will love these. Thanks jb The story, Like many new ideas and companies our story begins with a problem. The problem that plagued me and many others for years was that all of the work pan...

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