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SHOPDOG Folding Sawhorses

SHOPDOG Folding Sawhorses

412 days ago by mski | 12 comments »

Best $5 I’ve spent in a long time, been looking at those $50 plastic ones then I found this on youtube, http://www.woodshopdude.com/Good compound miter practice , I did on the TS and Bandsaw, These things are great !!! Sturdy fold and hangs on the wall, really well thought out design.Check em out

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Great value in a contractor saw

Great value in a contractor saw

1629 days ago by Glenn | 43 comments »

I’ve been using an early 1980s-era Craftsman 9-inch portable table saw with a steel table and stamped steel extension wings. After deciding that I needed something a little more precise than this older saw, I was looking to upgrade and was attracted to the Bosch 4100-09 partly because of the reviews, but mostly because of the blade guard/riving knife it features. I wasn’t really wanting another portable saw, however, and was looking for something beefier instead. I discovered this...

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Easy to Build Vice from Woodsmith eTips

Easy to Build Vice from Woodsmith eTips

540 days ago by OldKranky | 16 comments »

I currently subscribe to Woodsmith eTips and enjoy receiving their video tips and read tips. I’ve come across several over the past couple of years that have helped me in my shop and today’s tips included a simple low cost Moxon style vise that I think several of you may want to build. http://www.woodsmithtips.com/2012/10/25/easy-to-build-vise/ If you haven’t already, I encourage you to subscribe as well Thanks Woodsmith! Jim

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The Beall Wood Buff

The Beall Wood Buff

1973 days ago by odie | 24 comments »

Every time I make a ring box I use The Beall Wood Buff. I make about 300 ring boxes a year in four different sizes. Since I have had my wood buffing system (approx. 18 months) I’ve probably used it on close to 500 boxes. I used to hand wax and buff these boxes and it would take forever. Now it takes half the time and the quality of finish is second to none. The procedure I use is quite simple. I now sand my boxes on a belt sander down to a 400 grit. Then I apply one coat of tung oil and le...

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Teco Variable Frequency Drive: Model JNEV-203-H1

Teco Variable Frequency Drive: Model JNEV-203-H1

699 days ago 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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Nice and Easy

Nice and Easy

831 days ago by thiel | 14 comments »

I’ve used Minwax Brushing Lacquer before under ideal conditions (temperature, light, clean surfaces) and gotten really crappy results. Bought the Watco. Brushed it on a surface that still needed some work, and I did it at 40 degrees. Results were the best brushed finish I have ever produced. REALLY IMPRESSED with it. Quick coats, thin layers, nice flat surface resulting. No sags or drips and the finish flattened even though I was 15 degrees below recommended application tempera...

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Craftsman Automatic Power Switch

Craftsman Automatic Power Switch

1094 days ago by David Grimes | 10 comments »

I just purchased this item recently, but it works exactly as described and is a problem solver for me. I searched Lumberjocks to see if there was already a review. I see many references to this product, but no review. I did not know that this product even existed until about a week ago, so maybe my review will make it easier to find for future new Lumber Jocks. I found mine for $24.99 at the local Sears store. I used a $10 off coupon and so actually paid 14.99 plus tax. This grey pl...

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A lot for very little

A lot for very little

359 days ago by Rick M. | 45 comments »

I thought my saw was reasonably vibration free for a contractor but on start up and especially shut down it would give a slight shudder. After years of ignoring advice to buy a link belt I did and am sorry I waited so long because it’s like having a new saw. I only thought my saw ran smooth but now there is no more shudder even at shut down and I’d swear it cuts a little smoother though that might be psychosomatic. If you’ve been wanting to try a link belt and have been putt...

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A Satisfied SawStop User

A Satisfied SawStop User

664 days ago by Dave | 40 comments »

Like a lot of woodworkers, buying a cabinet saw was a big commitment for me. It wasn’t just a big financial decision; I also wanted to be sure I was going to have enough time between kids, a career, and other stuff that I’d feel like I really got my money’s worth out of it. My Ridgid contractor’s saw was doing a nice job for me already. But I like to make cabinets and, at the end of the day, it’s just not convenient to break down a 4×8 sheet of plywood wi...

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Freud insert router bits

Freud insert router bits

804 days ago by vipond33 | 22 comments »

This is a review of Freud insert router bits but also a review of these bits in general as there seems to be some re-branding of the tools going on. I have bits from Freud, Amana, CMT and Dimar, some with identical bodies. Regardless of manufacture, having one of these bits would be an important addition to any shop. You can achieve perfect glass smooth surfaces on any wood, even going completely against the grain. Fluffy, curly snowflakes of shavings will hang in the air while you work an...

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