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Gilmer Wood Company

Gilmer Wood Company

11-08-2013 07:07 AM by Andre | 16 comments »

Just got back from Portland Or. with some Doussie 8/4 planks. Could not believe the stock theyhad, price was fair in my opinion $10 bd/ft. Was a little concerned about crossing border back into Canada, but no problems at all. I have bought a large amount of exotic woods on line which was shipped by post with no problems except cost! Anyone interested in some really nice wood, be sure to check out Gilmer’s in Portland.

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Another quick review: Bosch RO20VSK

Another quick review: Bosch RO20VSK

08-02-2009 12:52 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 16 comments »

Third Update: Ignore the update below. Today, way after the fact I receive the roter plate Bosch, My faith in the company is restored. Good thing too because I own three of their tools, the sander, a 12” compound sliding miter saw, and their fantastic plunge router. I’m glad to see they keep their word even if belated. Thanks Bosch. Another Update (The above updates this older paragraph) 9/25: Read below regarding velcro problems. Bosch never followed through sending me the new...

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I can't believe these are 8 bucks

I can't believe these are 8 bucks

06-10-2013 08:57 PM by lumberjoe | 18 comments »

I didn’t feel like making my own bench dogs, I also didn’t feel like paying tons of money for them. In one of my many recent trips to woodcraft, I saw these and decided to try them out The Good They work. They fit snugly in the 3/4” holes I drilled and laid flat on the bench top. They are nylon, but appear to be very strong. I clamped down on my vise way more than I needed to a few times to see if they would crack or give. They didn’t. The flat faces are just the...

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As advertised

As advertised

11-26-2009 04:51 PM by USCJeff | 8 comments »

I’m not the type of woodworker with a lot of discretionary income to throw at every cool tool that hits the shelves. However, I am the type that might spend a little more for simplicity and ease of use to maximize the limited time I actual have to play in the shop. I was in Kentucky last weekend for a funeral (Grandpa – 83 years, struggled with Parkinson’s, comforted now that he free of illness, but is missed!) and passed a Woodcraft store. My Dad and I dropped in so I co...

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The Real Thing At Last.

The Real Thing At Last.

04-17-2013 02:30 AM by mcase | 4 comments »

I have experimented with a fair number of sharpening methods. I bought a Tormek years ago so the primary bevel was never an issue. The goal was producing a razor sharp secondary bevel quickly and easily. I had given natural stones a whirl, buying two Pro Edge brands stones – a Hard White Arkansas and a fine Hard Black Arkansas. Neither stone cut worth a Damn – period. So, I pretty much gave up on naturals and invested in Japanese waterstones and have a respectable set of g...

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The Best Woodworking Book I've Seen

The Best Woodworking Book I've Seen

06-19-2011 03:56 AM by BentheViking | 10 comments »

This is basically a woodworking text book, but I’ve read it cover to cover. First of all the book is huge. First half is introductions to everything about woodworking—tooling, wood species, joinery, finishing, designing projects, setting up a shop. It doesn’t go into anything with so much depth that you will be a master at it, but is great as a general reference and a must for anyone setting out in the woodworking field. The second part (as the title references) has...

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Great value in the ongoing Dust Wars saga...

Great value in the ongoing Dust Wars saga...

03-03-2008 07:43 PM by Greg3G | 14 comments »

I purchased this at the Baltimore Woodworking Show recently. I was in the market for one (cough, cough, wheeze ? ) and was looking at both the Delta and the Steel City. They had received the best reviews so I thought I would look at them first hand. The found that the both machines were fairly comparable in statics but the Steel City came at a better price; I picked it up for $320 including tax which was about $40 less than the Delta. I do like the 1 micron bag that comes standard. I also ...

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Ridgid T1300 Planer Blade Replacements

Ridgid T1300 Planer Blade Replacements

07-02-2013 08:41 PM by OakHill | 18 comments »

As an owner of the Ridgid T1300, buying new blades from Home Depot orRidgid is darn near impossible. While searching the internet for replacementsI found the Powertec 128070 blades. Advertised as “Replacement blades forthe T1300” Two sets were purchased through Amazon for $25.19 per set. A few dollarsless than the price at Home Depot, when they were available. Upon receiving the blades the first thing I did was inspect the blades using aMicrometer. The thickness was .073, the same as...

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my first apron - Thanks Marc!

my first apron - Thanks Marc!

03-23-2014 01:52 PM by rhybeka | 9 comments »

I’ve been looking for a while for a shop apron that met my criteria – had to have pockets for pencils, fit over my winter clothes, take abuse (since I seem to be hard on all of my clothes), and, well I guess this is where being female comes in, not be butt ugly. I’ve had my eye on TheWoodWhisperer's shop apron a while now, just haven’t been able to pony up for it. When I was able to a few weeks ago, I went to order it and saw it was out of stock. I emailed and asked...

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Great for Sanding Maloof Inspired Rocker Laminations

Great for Sanding Maloof Inspired Rocker Laminations

04-21-2010 07:20 PM by Charles Brock | 3 comments »

I build Maloof inspired rockers and chairs for customers as well as teaching classes and producing instructional bundles for my chairs. You can see my work at www.charlesbrockchairmaker.com. Some of my hobbies include playing guitar, dobro and own several other string instruments. Recently, I was surfing a supply and tool site for luthiers called Stew-Mac. I saw a tool called “The Luthier’s Friend.” It was designed to sand small strips of binding or wood that are used to ...

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