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 Huchins Speed file and Hookit sanding aids

Huchins Speed file and Hookit sanding aids

08-24-2010 06:05 AM by rimfire7891 | 1 comment »

Here are a few tools that I have grown to love and really wouldn’t want to be without.The Huchins speed file is one tool that I reach for pretty well every time I’m in the shop. From buffing off a rough edge on a 2×4 to fine sanding before using finer grits. They are extensively used in the auto body shop world and are available from auto body supply shops. Had mine for 20 years at least. With the raised handle it keeps your hands away from the wood so you are less likely to ...

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Inspiring, Informative and Historic!

Inspiring, Informative and Historic!

05-17-2012 09:30 AM by MsDebbieP | 7 comments »

This book review is from the April 2012 issue of our LumberJocks’ eMag Toolemera is donating another book for a free draw! (See below for details)Working Drawings of Colonial Furniture By Frederick J. Bryant Oh how I wish I was a “real” woodworker. This book has the plans for the most beautiful furniture, including a gate-leg table that is very similar to an heirloom piece I have that was passed down from my great-grandfather, a banjo clock (I’d never heard of this...

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Grizzly G0582 24: Wide Belt Sander

Grizzly G0582 24: Wide Belt Sander

07-03-2014 02:10 PM by BoardSMITH | 7 comments »

After two months of hard use I feel somewhat qualified to write a decent review. So here goes. Crating and packing – Blah, blah, blah, etc… Delivery – Blah, blah, blah, etc… Instruction manual – Blah, blah, blah, etc… Fit and finish, Blah, blah, blah, etc… Now that all the fluff is out of the way. I purchased a Grizzly wide belt sander because I was unable to find another on the market of that size. My budget would handle a 24̶...

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Thin kerf stacked dado... they don't have to start at 1/4"?

Thin kerf stacked dado... they don't have to start at 1/4"?

09-23-2012 10:45 PM by joeyinsouthaustin | 5 comments »

I like this site so far, so why not try my hand at a review… As you can see from the picture I have used this blade…for a little more than 2 years. Every thing that can be said about forrest blades applies here. Expensive…Yes, I paid $340. Precision machining… Yes, the brazing is very, dare i say, sexy. Quality…Yes Top level c-4 superhard carbide. Flat bottoms and square walls. VERY. Durable, havn’t sharpened it yet, and don’t plan to ...

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From Stephen Shepherd, the definitive book on tradtional finishes

From Stephen Shepherd, the definitive book on tradtional finishes

09-09-2011 04:10 AM by Gary Roberts | 5 comments »

Full disclosure: Although we have never met face to face, I consider Stephen to be a friend. Even though he lives in Utah. Which is not to say that living in Utah is a bad thing, it’s just to say that living in Utah is more than a 30 minute drive from Boston. Underneath the anachronistic re-enactor exterior by which Stephen leads his life is a razor sharp intellect and one of the most information packed minds I know. I won’t expose his professional background to public view. I ...

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Osborne EB-3 Miter Gauge works right outa the box

Osborne EB-3 Miter Gauge works right outa the box

02-25-2014 11:11 PM by eddie | 17 comments »

i always have trouble with 45 and have been wanting a good miter gauge and a friend was over the other day and told me he had this one and had had good results with it ,so i order one and it cut true 90s and really good 45s right out of the box its straight forward and easy to use gauge ,got to give it 5 stars ,thanks for looking http://youtu.be/F-uGZkJBQ44

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Sandboss

Sandboss

12-11-2012 03:05 AM by Steve | 1 comment »

I have been looking for a long time to find a quality built pneumatic sanding drum, and my wife beat me to it. She found this one at Lee Valley Tools, and gave it to me for an early Christmas gift. I purchased half a dozen used wine barrels this Summer and it is the perfect tool for sanding the curved surfaces of the staves. I use my 6”x108” belt sander for doing the edges.

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They do a great job helping you with the plans.

They do a great job helping you with the plans.

11-12-2012 02:26 AM by jap | 10 comments »

I thought i would try out selling plans on http://www.sawtoothideas.com/ by submitting a simple plan. i got many emails from them helping me perfect the plan. I haven’t sold anything because the project itself wouldn’t be that popular, also they’re just starting out and need time to grow. If you want to sell plans for extra woodworking-cash, i think that this is a great way.

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Quangsheng Stainless Steel Spoke Shave Pair

Quangsheng Stainless Steel Spoke Shave Pair

10-02-2013 04:16 PM by wingate_52 | 2 comments »

Just retired and I build guitars and ukuleles amongst other stuff. I love tools and the better the tool, the better and happier I work. I have had a pair of Record spoke shaves for 40 years and they chatter. The blades are thin, the mouths are big. I have fettled them and they work…quite well. I have noticed these Quangsheng shaves for a few months. I have some of their planes and they are excellent, as are their plane blades and back irons. They have really improved my collect...

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Bench Cookies from Rockler

Bench Cookies from Rockler

07-27-2009 01:40 AM by handi | 12 comments »

I got the chance to try out Rockler’s new Bench Cookies over the weekend. Bench Cookies are like hockey pucks with rubber faces. They act like a routing mat to keep parts from sliding around as you sand or rout them. The difference is that Bench Cookies lift the part up about 1” off the work surface so that you have clearance for bearing bits or cut throughs. They work surprisingly well, I sanded and routed parts on them with complete confidence. I even covered them in sa...

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