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My new branding iron

My new branding iron

12-01-2016 01:40 AM by BurlyBob | 11 comments »

I’d kicked this around for a while and after the wife gave me the green light I ordered a branding iron from Terry Desilets, Custom Branding irons. I’ve played with it a little and tonight gave it a work out. I really like the looks of my brand. After reading his instructions about the branding surface I’ll be doing a better job in the future. First off, flat smooth and clean, that means no varnish. One of the issues I ran into tonight. I branded a bunch of projects th...

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I love this jointer

I love this jointer

01-21-2017 03:43 PM by Kelster58 | 10 comments »

I love this Grizzly Jointer. I have a small shop and the size of this machine is perfect. The spiral cutter – head is worth every penny. I gave 4 stars because, I requested the lift gate service. UPS Freight called me and scheduled an appointment at their convenience for delivery. I scheduled time off work to make the appointment time UPS Freight requested and then UPS Freight blew me off. No call, no notification, no call to reschedule, nothing. UPS freight never showed up. ...

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False Advertising

False Advertising

04-19-2017 01:13 PM by HGAlfrerd | 30 comments »

This incident is about “False advertising” and “using 1 HP inverter on a 1 ½ HP Motor” on the Grizzly G0632 wood lathe”.09-30-14 I ordered a wood lathe (G0632) including various wood working accessories.Once the lathe arrived and I had it assembled, I noticed that the inverter would cut-out frequently when operating the lathe. I called Grizzly and they shipped a replacement inverter. There was an issue with the first shipment of the inverter, as someone had picked the wrong item and instead o...

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A Great "Carving" How-to

A Great "Carving" How-to

01-13-2010 10:21 PM by MsDebbieP | 3 comments »

this review was first posted in our LJ eMag, January 2010 Have you been inspired by the carvers’ projects here at LumberJocks.com, such as the work by Jordan, Mikelknot, and Mark Decou , to name a few? Is “carving a face” on your list of woodworking projects but you just don’t know where to start? Here is a great place to begin—the resource book: “Carving The Human Face”. With over 250 steps, broken down into eight working sections, the author ...

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Incredibly Straight, Incredible Value.

Incredibly Straight, Incredible Value.

05-05-2010 04:00 PM by deeznutz | 10 comments »

Well, the title just about says it all. I’ve been getting more in to hand tools (seems we all are) lately and the construction grade level and HD 12” combo square were just no longer straight enough. I needed an actually straight reference edge that I could trust and to be honest, was a bit skeptical of the price on these (~ $20 Shipped). After getting it, I can say I would highly recommend it. It’s the straightest tool in my little shop and gives me the confidence I nee...

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Harbor freight bench top drill press

Harbor freight bench top drill press

02-09-2011 09:33 AM by adaughhetee | 9 comments »

For a cheap way to drill straight holes you can’t beat it. More for the hobby woodworker though. Unlike everything else I have bought from Harbor Freight assembly was very simple. My only complaint is the power. On the lowest speed(620rpm) I can stop the chuck in my hand. Although with a 1” forstner bit it will go right through oak/ walnut without any trouble. Anything bigger and you might as well give it up. But, for 69.99 then a 20% coupon I can’t complain. Just don&...

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Great saw, upgrade fence ASAP!

Great saw, upgrade fence ASAP!

10-26-2011 02:45 PM by slickSqueegie | 8 comments »

ok, So I researched Table saws for a while before I settled on this one. The only problem I have with this saw is the fence. It is a two piece system and I hate trying to align it. They should offer a small tube of Loc-tite for this to keep them from loosening! Or just simply make a one piece rail system!! It is garbage.In its defense I will say that i am used to the uni-fence and that may cause a little hate towards this unit. Ok now that i got that out of the way, all in all I do reco...

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Nice and functional, but could be improved

Nice and functional, but could be improved

03-15-2012 02:37 AM by Vrtigo1 | 21 comments »

I purchased the 36” Starrett 380 series straightedge to set up my 6” jointer. I purchased the 36” thinking I would need the extra length, but hindsight being 20/20 I think you could get away with a 24” straightedge for a 6” jointer, and the 24” is about half the price. This isn’t related to the review, this is just a statement that I hope someone else in the same boat sees so that they can be armed with that information before deciding which product...

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Take a chance and prepare to do some work

Take a chance and prepare to do some work

08-27-2012 03:33 PM by PurpLev | 24 comments »

Other than wood, I’ve been cutting other materials with a hacksaw for quite some time. Never minded the labor, but it just takes a long time to cut a 2” round steel bar :/ so I’ve always kept my eye open for a small bandsaw deal. After missing out on a few on CL, and noticing HF opened a store not far, with a grand opening, and tax free weekend I figured It’s probably as good as it gets for a new saw so I went and got one. It seems several mfg are selling what seems...

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Knew Concepts 8" Fret Saw - Great for Dovetailing

Knew Concepts 8" Fret Saw - Great for Dovetailing

07-02-2013 01:04 PM by MoKC | 8 comments »

Rating: 4 out of 5 Bottom Line: Very good fret saw offers an extremely high degree of control which saves time when it comes to fine woodworking tasks. Comes up short when it comes to material selection for the handle. Otherwise generally positive but not a necessity in the workshop given the price. Pros: -Lightweight and extremely maneuverable.-Tightening the saw blade very easy thanks to a micro-adjuster and cam locking mechanism.-Saw blade can be swiveled to a preset +45 degre...

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