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Not Bad For The Money...

Not Bad For The Money...

1554 days ago by Rich99 | 8 comments »

I have a 14.4V and 18.0V Ryobi drill, both with NiCad batteries. They’re heavy. I use them more for driving screws than anything else, so I decided I wanted a lighter battery powered driver of some sort. Looking in the big box stores, I saw units that were in the $200 plus range, some more than double the price of either of my Ryobis (and the 18 volt came with a circular saw!). Then I spotted this little Black and Decker PD400LG Power Driver. It weighs nothing. Okay,maybe a half-pou...

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Open Up a New World on Woodworking

Open Up a New World on Woodworking

2195 days ago by Sawdustonmyshoulder | 11 comments »

I took a sharpening class at the Birmingham Woodcraft store a while back. I really didn’t know it then, but that class really has opened up my woodworking world. My projects are getting more involved and really more fun because I now have very sharp tools. If you have never had a sharpening class, you should make it your priority. I would have gotten into the woodturning world and stayed there about 10 minutes without sharp tools. Plane irons and chisels just about cut through ...

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Vacuum Clamp System  ( Lee Valley )

Vacuum Clamp System ( Lee Valley )

182 days ago by JerryS | 1 comment »

I’ve been looking for an easy way to hold parts for sanding and spotted the V Clamp made by Vac Clamps . Lee Vallery carries the product . So with the recent free shipping I ordered the double sided clamp system along with the on and off switch . Setting it up is pretty easy , you’ll need at least a small compressor to run it . I did a video and tried to show how well it holds things , but its hard to tell . There’s no trickery I really tired to pull the bond off but can&#...

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Classic joints with power tools

Classic joints with power tools

1389 days ago by mafe | 19 comments »

Classic joints with power tools. By: Yeung Chan 2002 ISBN-13: 9781579902797ISBN-10: 15799027908 This guy is an inspiration!The book are excellent, really good illustrated in pictures and drawing, good explanations.And the work of Chan are so delicate and with so simple jigs, that I have to bend in the sawdust for this guy. A book for the all! No matter what level of woodworking you are, I’m sure this book can inspire.- to see his works in the back of the book, makes you los...

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12" Flexible (yes) precision (no) rule

12" Flexible (yes) precision (no) rule

2325 days ago by daltxguy | 10 comments »

This 12” rule came highly recommended to me. After having used the 6” rule for a long time for just about everything ( it’s the one tool that’s always in my pocket ), I wanted the 12” rule. This was no easy feat as I don’t live in the US anymore and even on my recent visit back to the US, this ruler was difficult to find in your usual big box stores and actually I never was able to track it down. ( You know you are a lumberjock when you visit hardware store...

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Deft Poly Sprays Well

Deft Poly Sprays Well

748 days ago by pintodeluxe | 4 comments »

I recently sprayed a front door with Deft satin Poly, and the project went quite well. I thinned the poly with 10% mineral spirits, which made it flow out and spray well. I used a gravity feed HVLP gun with a 1.5 mm tip. No sags or runs. No orange peel.My only complaint is it took 24 hours for each coat to dry. You need a place that will not be disturbed by foot traffic to finish with poly. The can says 4-6 hours to dry, but at 65-75 degrees it took all day and night. Nice product. I ...

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Bessey Band clamp

Bessey Band clamp

563 days ago by AJswoodshop | 7 comments »

When you making 45 degree miters you can’t clamp it together using regular clamps. This is when a Band Clamp comes in handy. This bessey band clamp will allow you to clamp together 45 degree miters and keep the entire frame perfectly square. The corner clamp get hooked on to a belt, which clamps the frame together. When you need it, it’s the only thing that will do the job!

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Handy Self-Adhesive Discs - Discontinued Item

Handy Self-Adhesive Discs - Discontinued Item

658 days ago by DeLayne Peck | 12 comments »

As a “back-in-the-day” woodworker, I was always annoyed with carpet tape. Too thick, too much stick, and too much residue. But, that is what we had. Turners’ tape? Don’t know much about it. But, on a whim, I tossed Rockler's Double-Sided Self-Adhesive Discs into the My Cart with an order. Ho-hum, they arrived, but now, Wow. I have been on a jig building kick lately. I can say the little sticky stinkers have ridden over, under, around, and through almost eve...

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Book: Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work

Book: Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work

1835 days ago by Jim | 2 comments »

Well, I’m not as good a writer as Publisher’s Weekly so I’m going to defer to them for this description of this book. Also there’s a review of it in the June 22, 2009 issue of the New Yorker magazine. “Philosopher and motorcycle repair-shop owner Crawford extols the value of making and fixing things in this masterful paean to what he calls “manual competence,” the ability to work with one’s hands. According to the author, our alienation from how our possessio...

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