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What a mess!!

What a mess!!

12-06-2008 06:00 PM by TraumaJacques | 31 comments »

It as gotten cold here in the great white north (Toronto Canada). I still am able to work in my non insulated shop but it is hard to keep it above 15 C for optimal gluing condition. I read that Gorilla glue as a much better tolerance for cold and since what I was working on was purely decorative and had no structural function I decided to try it. First I was shocked by the price 12.99 for a rather small bottle. Then I read the instruction which suggested wetting the surfaces before applying ...

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Very nice Magazine

Very nice Magazine

12-04-2009 04:19 PM by David Craig | 8 comments »

A friend of mine recently gifted me with a subscription to Woodsmith Magazine, a publication of August Home Publishing. I have leafed through a number of woodworking type publications over the last couple years (in fact I am a subscriber to Wood Magazine) and have often been left unimpressed with the quality of the material contained within. There are quite a few niceties that this particular publication has that many do not. I will list some of the positives that most impressed me. 1. The...

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Traditional Woodworking Tools

Traditional Woodworking Tools

03-16-2009 05:55 AM by Cam | 0 comments »

At a recent Wood Show I met a gentlemen by the name of Graham Blackburn, an Englishman that was the Hand Tool Rodeo expert giving presentations. I sat through all of his seminars and learned more in those hours that I ever had. I’ve gone after every book and web site I could get my hands on and all of those fall in the shadow of his book, Traditional Woodworking Hand Tools. This hardcover book is written like good books used to be, with thick rich pages and beautiful headings and tit...

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VXB 4" Lazy Susan Bearing huge discount

VXB 4" Lazy Susan Bearing huge discount

01-13-2011 12:31 PM by Sodabowski | 5 comments »

Hey guys, This is mainly for you guys out there in the USA, but you never know. As you may know, US ball-bearing supplier VXB has been in the market for a very long time and sells all kinds of bearings to the whole world. The great thing about them is that despite being a huge company they also sell to individuals. And now comes the woodworkers’ part: for a limited time, they’re offering this 4” LS bearing for $0.99. Yup. Their shipping options for ONE bearing ar...

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Excellent For Rough Turning

Excellent For Rough Turning

04-03-2015 06:46 PM by OSU55 | 2 comments »

This review is for the 18mm round (3 for $24) and the 15mm R2 (Radius Squared – 3 for $24) carbide insert cutters from Cap’n Eddie Castelin http://eddiecastelin.com/cutters_only. I was charged $3 shipping for all 6 cutters ordered at the same time. I think it took 6 days from order placement to delivery in Missouri. I listed these under Cap’n Eddie as the brand, but I know he sources them from somewhere, I just don’t know where. I’ve been pleased with the value ...

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Additional Informaton

Additional Informaton

05-07-2013 03:22 PM by RegP | 7 comments »

As I reread my prior post on the sawstop a few things things come to mind. The brake is triggered by contact with a living thing. If you are not gripping the hot dog, we taped one to a board, the saw will cut through it. It has nothing to do with grounding or the meat. It is triggered by capacitance of your body, that contact and it is very slight, pulls the voltage down, because there is voltage on the blade through the arbor – not a simple thing to do – with very little ...

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CMT Orange, Saw blade cleaner

CMT Orange, Saw blade cleaner

05-20-2013 06:59 AM by CalgaryGeoff | 17 comments »

This is my first product review I’m writing, I can’t help myself. I’m impressed with the product so much I need to share my experience with it. I never took before pictures as I never believed it would work so well. I cleaned three blades and I thought all required sharpening and had broken teeth, ok but close. They were full of pitch and tar from all the rough timber I use so I finally got to it as they were all off the saw since the dado stack was on. This picture sh...

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The Small Walnut Humidor, a photo documentary

The Small Walnut Humidor, a photo documentary

06-05-2014 10:12 PM by shipwright | 12 comments »

I’ve come to know Roger through this site and consider him a good friend although we’ve never actually met. More importantly here is that I consider him one of the finest box makers around. When someone of his caliber is willing to share what he has learned, I think it makes a lot of sense for most of us to listen up. A while back Roger contacted me and sent me a draft of the new e-book to critique and perhaps to make a few suggestions from a different point of view. I spent a ...

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Fastcap pocket chisels

Fastcap pocket chisels

04-29-2009 04:12 PM by PirateOfCatan | 1 comment »

I bought three of the four sizes and have enjoyed all of them. The four sizes are 1/4”, 1/2”, 3/4” and 1” with a sharpener in the same folding style. I had to skip on the 1” because shipping needed to be included in the budget. They have been put through tough knots and soft woods mostly. The soft woods (pine, poplar and old weathered pressure treated) cut nice and clean. The edge was not dulled very much by the knots, no visible flattening or nicks (it di...

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Bessey H Style pipe clamp

Bessey H Style pipe clamp

03-09-2014 01:19 PM by HarveyM | 14 comments »

I’ve have a recent disappointing experience with Bessey pipe clamps; of the four bought one had a slipping clutch and two others had skewed threading in the head casting. Those two had jaws that wouldn’t align with the feet flat on the table. That’s aside from casting flaws & voids. They came in cardboard boxes, rather than the clear plastic packaging, but from a reputable dealer. I replaced them with Pony 50’s for slightly higher price, but Ponys are head and shoulders above ...

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