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Central Machinery Mobile Base

Central Machinery Mobile Base

05-09-2011 10:57 PM by gardentiger | 9 comments »

Excellent base for your lighter machines. Not a cinch to put together but not bad either. Can’t find much I don’t like about it. Gave it four stars so as not to be accused unpatriotic. Buy USA product until you can’t afford them anymore.

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With the Grain: A Craftman's Guide to Understanding Wood

With the Grain: A Craftman's Guide to Understanding Wood

01-14-2014 10:00 PM by dan81 | 4 comments »

Hi LJ’s, First off, I have no formal training in woodworking. Everything I’ve learned to date has been by either reading a book, a website, watching a YouTube video or trying something “logical” in the shop to see if it works. Well, I recently received a book for Christmas that I’d requested Santa bring me. It is by Christian Becksvoort, a name we are all familiar with I suspect. This book covers subjects like land management and lumber harvesting / dryi...

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Handy Manual!

Handy Manual!

10-22-2012 10:39 AM by MsDebbieP | 1 comment »

This review is from the October 2012 issue of our eMag. Missing Shop Manual - SHAPER is one of those handy little books to have in your shop. Small in size, it is filled with information and tips to care for a shaper. The book starts out with a little comparison to the router, is followed by information about all the components of the machine and accessories. There are safety tips, directions on how to set up the machine, “how to’s” for making simple cuts, and, from...

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Put them on your short list

Put them on your short list

01-18-2009 12:53 AM by Zuki | 1 comment »

This is a review of Chipping Away – http://www.chippingaway.com/ From their site: Chipping Away began operation in 1992 when Pop (Dennis Moor) took an early retirement and decided to keep a few cans of beans in the cupboard by means of selling his carvings. He soon found himself being asked to teach chip carving as well as present seminars at some of the local wood shows. Rogers Public Television asked him to do a television series of 45 individual shows in which he appeared as H...

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Belt sander

Belt sander

06-19-2011 04:24 PM by Chipy | 4 comments »

This is an easy review as I have used this sander for years in cabinet shops but I haven’t got around to buying one for myself. It is one of those tools that you do without but shouldn’t.My wife picked this sander up for my fathers day gift This machine hasn’t changed much in the many years that I have used it witch is a good thing.I like Porter Cable products but not all this sander they got right, right out of the gate.This sander has lots of power,good balance.Loading a n...

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Specialized plane that has a lot of uses

Specialized plane that has a lot of uses

05-31-2008 07:49 AM by ShannonRogers | 6 comments »

I got a great deal on the set of these on ebay, but after using them on my new countertop and router table to trim edge banding I would definately pay full price in a heartbeat. These use the same thick iron and easy adjustment as all the other bevel up planes in the Veritas line. I followed the set up instructions included and was making shavings in just a few moments. After using the set screws to dial in the fit, I pulled out the iron and honed it up to 8000. The back of the iron was a...

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So far, so good = Scary Sharp Chisels

So far, so good = Scary Sharp Chisels

01-08-2014 03:41 AM by kajunkraft | 13 comments »

Like many woodworkers I know, sharpening chisels is a hit-or-miss proposition, or you buy an expensive “system”. The Worksharp 3000 is about $200, which from what I have seen is a not too costly option. I am very much more a power tool woodworker than a hand tool woodworker. I rarely use chiselsso have not been too concerned about them. Recently have needed them and was really disappointed with the results and decided it was time to get them set up right. Although I’...

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For $2.50, I'll deal with the shedding grit...at $3.50, definitely not.

For $2.50, I'll deal with the shedding grit...at $3.50, definitely not.

04-22-2013 01:07 AM by paxorion | 18 comments »

I wanted to post a quick review of the Harbor Freight Aluminum Oxide Sanding Sponges. I purchased a set of coarse, medium, and fine sanding sponges for $2.50 per pack of 10 (total cost was $7.50), using a coupon I found in Wood Magazine. All recent coupons for this item has been at $3.50 per pack of 10. My logic was, why not take a chance for what I might spend on lunch while the coupon is still valid. My first usage of the coarse grit could only be described as “epic fail”....

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Rust Remover & Preserver for South Africans

Rust Remover & Preserver for South Africans

11-22-2009 08:40 AM by PG_Zac | 1 comment »

I can’t speak for it’s wood finishing / polishing properties, but MAN it’s fantastic for removing rust !!!.Here in a very rural area in South Africa, I have no easy access to large stores of any kind, let alone a specialist woodworking store. I’ve never seen Boeshield or the other products many LJ’s use for protecting their machines, I doubt that they are even in the major centers in S.A. I had a problem with rain on my Bandsaw – here is the upper guide...

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A bargain and capable

A bargain and capable

03-04-2010 11:32 PM by Twigger | 3 comments »

This dust collector does a great job for individual power tools including my Jet Pro Shop table saw, JET JJP-8BT 8” Benchtop Planer/Jointer Combo, and router table. The planer especially puts out a lot of shavings which are almost completely sucked up. And it’s easy to move between equipment. VERY easy assembly.

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