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Even Better With A Few Modifications

Even Better With A Few Modifications

10-21-2014 09:38 PM by OSU55 | 7 comments »

I’ve had one of these for about 2-1/2 years. Typical of Lee Valley / Veritas tools, everything’s great. You can read all about adjustments, available blades, and the rest in the manual from their website. The tool provides excellent results, but does have a learning curve, and there are a couple of things that make it an even better tool. Initially I ended up with an overly aggressive cut. It would dig in and stop, spin around, sometimes feeling like a slot car on a wiggly piece of track ...

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Nuvo Screws - Nuvo kid on the block

Nuvo Screws - Nuvo kid on the block

09-14-2013 01:55 AM by vipond33 | 13 comments »

Cognoscenti in the woodworking world know that the finest screw available till now is the Robertson square drive. Can’t be beat. Its finest current expression is the Quadrex type- - with its combination Philips/Robertson drive, a cut point self drilling feature and with countersinking nibs under the flat head. A modern deep root design. Till now. New to our shop is the Nuvo screw, a much improved variation on the Canadian designed Robertson. It has three surpr...

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Help Making Perfect Inlays

Help Making Perfect Inlays

08-14-2011 03:42 PM by RogerBean | 19 comments »

First thing I noticed when I opened the box, was that this is a quality tool. Machined and anodized aluminum, with the A2 corner chisel itself cleverly held in place with several small magnets. I first had the opportunity to use the prototype for this jig at Andrew’s workshop in Shropshire, England. I was there to learn, and when we got to the topic of inlay, Andrew produced a small flute case with a routed inlay groove pre-cut to use as a demo. He produced the prototype jig and said “...

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Incra LS - TS on ridgid 4512

Incra LS - TS on ridgid 4512

09-22-2013 03:35 AM by EMC | 16 comments »

About a month ago I purchased a Ridgid 4512 to replace my dw744. Although this is not intended to be a review of the 4512, I will say that I am quite pleased with it. Once I had it assembled and set up I went through it carefully and set up the blade, fence and miter slots to all be parallel and was able to achieve great accuracy (within a few hundredths) without a lot of trouble. I have read about the issue many have had with the blade shifting position as it goes up and down, but I h...

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Teco Variable Frequency Drive: Model JNEV-203-H1

Teco Variable Frequency Drive: Model JNEV-203-H1

05-19-2012 02:37 PM by barecycles | 12 comments »

Now that I have been using this VFD for a few weeks I thought it might be time to post a review of it. The sole reason for purchasing this product was to power the 3 phase motor on my Unisaw given that I only have single phase power at my location. I looked at alternatives like a Rotary Phase Converter, a Static Phase Converter or even swapping out the 3 phase motor for a single phase motor but I wanted to experience the full power this motor offered. So, in the end I opted for the VFD and...

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Grizzly G0690 Cabinet Saw

Grizzly G0690 Cabinet Saw

06-14-2009 09:13 AM by Don K. | 33 comments »

Well, I have finally used my saw enough to do a proper review for you. As many of you know…I did some up-grades in the shop…..with a new 8” Jointer, http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/705 , A new 15” Planer http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/755 , a new 17” Band saw (No review yet) and a new Cabinet saw. You can ask A1Jim, Todd C., Lenny and a few others….I about drove myself and them insane trying to decide what saw to buy…at first I was looking at a Stee...

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Tame the Waterstone Mess: A Simple Solution

Tame the Waterstone Mess: A Simple Solution

04-17-2011 06:51 AM by thiel | 11 comments »

Gang, This tray from McMaster (http://www.mcmaster.com/#food-service-trays/=bwr90d) will improve your life and make you a better person. A small one is $15 and a godzilla sized one is $35. Here’s how: —It is a waterproof tray whose antiskid surface will perfectly and TOTALLY immobilize a waterstone.—The low lip on the edge of the tray is lower than the top of most waterstones, so you won’t bang your blades or hands into its edges (I have Nortons and here is ...

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The new Mortise Pal:  an exceptional upgrade to an exceptional tool

The new Mortise Pal: an exceptional upgrade to an exceptional tool

12-23-2010 05:56 AM by newTim | 14 comments »

Mortise Pal has re-designed their jig and the features are more than incremental. I’m an old fan of the MP jig having bought the first two models. I was real honored to be chosen by them to test their newest model. I started a blog about the test and now that I've been able to play around with the jig I will update it. There have been many excellent reviews of the first models posted here on LJs. For those not familiar with this tool, it is a router jig that facilitates perfectly...

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Actually Does Remove Rust Stain

Actually Does Remove Rust Stain

11-10-2013 07:54 PM by HillbillyShooter | 24 comments »

Some time ago, and without going into details, water got onto the out-feed table of my PowerMatic 60 long bed jointer. I use TopCote (now made by Bostik) on a regular basis to protect my tool tops, but it didn’t help prevent the rust or remove it. I was able to get the “red” rust off with steel wool and Boeshield T-9 Rust and Corrosion Protection. However, a black/gray stain remained which I couldn’t get off. This stain is shown in the second picture above. Recently I learned about a ...

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A helical head for under $300?

A helical head for under $300?

03-28-2010 02:59 PM by mckenziedrums | 25 comments »

I’ve seen a couple people post about the Accu-Head cutter heads but I’ve yet to actually see a true review of it… Back Story: A few months ago I was getting rather frustrated with my Ryobi planer and without the funds to buy a new $500 Steel City planer (the least expensive helical planer that I know of) I decided to pull the trigger on this upgrade. The Accu-Head.com website isn’t exactly faith inspiring but knowing they make the heads for the Steel City I figured ...

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