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It eventually turned out well, but what a pain

It eventually turned out well, but what a pain

11-08-2016 03:00 PM by jmos | 15 comments »

I recently decided I wanted to upgrade my 6” Jet jointer. I had gotten tired of cutting board and re-gluing them, and the beds just weren’t long enough. I had upgraded the straight knives on my Jet to a Byrd head a few years back and knew I wanted a segmented head. I did a bit of research and decided it was worth going for the parallelogram beds; hopefully if I bought a new machine I wouldn’t have to adjust it, but shimming dovetail ways is a whole lot harder then adjus...

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In the series: "Does it do what it is supposed to do?" RIP_Ray Sommerfeldtools' kit review

In the series: "Does it do what it is supposed to do?" RIP_Ray Sommerfeldtools' kit review

03-20-2012 05:31 PM by RaymondAbel | 5 comments »

allo allIn the series: “Does it do what it is supposed to do?” Here is my review RIPRay Sommerfeldtools' kit review Video is in French (English commantarys will be avalable it take a lot more time then I taught adding commentarys) but I think the test “talk” by itself RIPRay Sommerfeldtools’ kit review More videos to come! SalutationsRay

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Valfor Tools Bit Vise -- Router Bit maintenance and sharpening.   ( $69.95 )

Valfor Tools Bit Vise -- Router Bit maintenance and sharpening. ( $69.95 )

09-12-2013 11:59 AM by philphoto | 9 comments »

The need for the bit vise is at first glance, not exactly obvious. Many if not most woodworkers are less than diligent with maintenance and sharpening their bits and tools. It is of importance to note that a casual woodworker may not spend big dollar amounts on their bits, however all bits should be cleaned and sharpened, to operate as designed. The casual woodworker may not be aware of the need for maintenance, and some woodworkers just throw the dull bit away. As a retired professional ...

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Another Great Lie-Nielsen

Another Great Lie-Nielsen

12-30-2013 01:39 AM by mcase | 11 comments »

I have been messing around with this plane for about a month now – trying it sharpened at different angles and degrees of convex, using it in different woods and grains etc. I have made a lot shavings with it, but I wanted to put this plane to some real-world use before writing this review. I just finished the cherry panels for eleven cabinet doors with it. So I can now make some credible comments on it. As you might expect from Lie-Nielsen, its a real pretty plane and all you had ...

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Initial Review - Impression

Initial Review - Impression

02-18-2016 03:06 PM by Kalison | 11 comments »

Hello, Long time lurker and first time poster. I picked up my SawStop Jobsite Saw about a month ago, maybe just a little more than a month ago… so I thought I would share my initial impressions of the saw. I began my tablesaw days with a skil saw jobsite saw… which was the first and worst saw that I have ever bought. I used it enough to finish a simple project or two, and then I put it in the corner. Accuracy, Repeatability and Reliability were all very poor… but,...

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uhh, am i being punk'd

uhh, am i being punk'd

11-09-2014 03:52 PM by soapmaker | 19 comments »

I’m sure the boo-birds will come out and say this shouldn’t be here or it isn’t fair, blah, blah but WTH? I thought woodcraft was, from their mouth, Who is Woodcraft? Since 1928, woodworkers have trusted Woodcraft to deliver quality woodworking tools, supplies and service. With more than 20,000 tools and supplies, backed by our 90-Day Guarantee, hobbyists and professionals rely on Woodcraft to help them create stunning works of art. We believe that offering quality p...

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The workbench book

The workbench book

09-06-2011 07:35 PM by mafe | 58 comments »

I have asked LJ to remove this review, but due to a number of personal mails with requests from my fellow LJ’s, I re post it here, I think you are all right at the end ‘we may not let us control by the few.. The workbench bookA craftsman’s guide to workbenches for every type of woodworking.by: Scott Landis A craftsman’s guide to workbenches for every type of woodworking. This part of the title is where this books really stands out. It is not just a how to build a...

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Pretty good, but could be better

Pretty good, but could be better

04-27-2011 06:32 AM by ic3ss | 3 comments »

I recently embarked on a restoration project on an old Unisaw. Like a lot of folks working out of the garage, the mobile base is a requierment. I looked around at many of the bases on the market and was turned off by the cost of most of them. I had a hard time justifying $150 or more for one of these, regardless of how bad the need was. I finally settled on the HTC3000 heavy duty base that was rated at 700lbs. The Unisaw is a big heavy cabinet saw weighing in the neighborhood of 500lbs, so I ...

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Easy to use - seems like a pretty good deal

Easy to use - seems like a pretty good deal

07-14-2012 01:20 PM by Chris Campbell | 17 comments »

Bottom line up front – pretty nice little tool for moderate use with a few limitations for a good price. Some caveats: I am fairly new to woodworking and don’t have deep experience with a lot of tools. I gave this product 4 stars based on the fact that I think it works well, but I feel like five stars should be reserved for “the best of the best.” (Like grade inflation and such). So, four is a pretty good rating and means I would recommend it to a friend, even a ...

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Great product, even better support!

Great product, even better support!

06-22-2011 02:44 AM by felkadelic | 5 comments »

I originally picked this up last fall at Rockler, at a significant discount from the $84.99 MSRP (I believe I got it for $49.99). At the time, I didn’t have a table saw with a standard miter slot, so I was only able to use this on my router table for routing the end of pieces. While it worked just fine for that task, I held off judgment until getting a table saw so that I could use this for its main intended purpose. A couple weeks ago I got a new (to me) Unisaw and was finally abl...

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