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DeWalt finally hears a who...torx conversion

DeWalt finally hears a who...torx conversion

01-05-2013 11:21 PM by joeyinsouthaustin | 11 comments »

The DeWalt 735 regularly gets positive reviews… This is sort of an addendum. I have championed this tool often, and Those who have kept up know I have a bias towards it. x y I run three of them now, and years of experience with the ins and outs of this loud but compact beast. The one knock this tool gets is the many complaints about the bolts stripping. While I have never done this, I will admit to feeling many times that it was _about to happen. And size of the factory key didn̵...

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Custom made sanding belts for the band saw

Custom made sanding belts for the band saw

02-28-2013 07:51 PM by PatrickB | 4 comments »

I ordered these a week ago and love them. You can order them any length with many widths to choose from. I ordered 3 ea. in 1/4”, 3/8”, & 1/2” in varying grits and they are the cats meow. The only down side was it took a while for them to arrive, about two weeks. Remove the bearing guides and set the tension and away you go. I’ve used them on end grain, curves, tight areas, they fit just about any where. The main thing is have one of those sanding belt belt cleaner...

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Kreg Multi Mark

Kreg Multi Mark

12-25-2012 09:17 PM by AJswoodshop | 11 comments »

This Kreg Multi Mark is a excellent measuring and marking tool. It can be adjusted to a square, marking gauge, even a level. It has a measuring bar that is very accurate, which also slides in another slot and the can be used as a square. The level is also very accurate. It’s the perfect tool to layout lines on your workpiece. It’s a must have tool in every woodshop!

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Want to make a plane or learn how to use one?

Want to make a plane or learn how to use one?

12-02-2009 09:44 AM by WayneC | 6 comments »

This is a very comprehensive book that shows how to make a Krenov style handplane and a lot more. The book is very clear and easy to read. It provides a lot of information on how planes work, sharpening, handplane use, how to use hand tools in general and also information on plane related accessories such as shooting boards. You have all of the information you need to create a handplane. The instructions are very clear and you should have all of the information you need to create one....

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Lightweight lever ratchet clamp

Lightweight lever ratchet clamp

03-20-2009 08:39 PM by Tony | 1 comment »

I recently purchased quite a few of these clamps – see my blog http://lumberjocks.com/topics/5240. These clamps are available in 200 mm (8”) and 250mm (10”), with a 80mm (3”) jaw length. I found the clamps to be more than adequate for light clamping. They are very easy to use especially on smaller items such as boxes, where a light touch may be needed with thinner materials are used, however they are equally at home clamping jigs to the table or machine. These cla...

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Durham's Rock Hard Water Putty

Durham's Rock Hard Water Putty

09-28-2014 07:29 PM by Routerisstillmyname | 15 comments »

This is by far my favorite wood putty for filling out holes and cracks. Easy to sand and smooth. And takes paint well and doesn’t shrink. << It is says it can’t be stained but I will try it one of these days >>. 3 parts powder to 1 part water. I just keep adding powder and mixing it real good until it looks like peanult butter then I know it’s perfect for filling holes. And you get a lot 16 oz can for the money and don’t have to worry about drying out. Just mix a batch as much as ...

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Helps Keep Shop Socket clutter to a mininum

Helps Keep Shop Socket clutter to a mininum

01-29-2010 05:04 PM by David Craig | 7 comments »

As I probably have over-stated many times, I have a small basement shop and I will frequently look for items that can either reduce tool clutter or increase safety. I have a number of shop items that require wrenches or sockets to change settings, swap items, perform assembly, etc. When it comes to car maintenance, I love my socket set, but when I am working downstairs, I find them a bit of a pain. Sockets drop to the floor and hide themselves and they can sometimes be a danger because they a...

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A really nice saw and great value,  good way to get into pull saws

A really nice saw and great value, good way to get into pull saws

01-22-2014 04:30 PM by Mainiac Matt | 10 comments »

After watching with great interest the enthusiasm out there for Japanese pull saws I decided I’d like to try one. But I was quickly overwhelmed by the variety, terminology and prices. The Shark saws looked interesting, but I was turned off by the plastic handles and thought they would be a disappointment….... boy was I wrong. When given an Amazon gift card back in 2012, I saw I had two Shark saws in my wish list and came back to the idea. For the low price, I figured I co...

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A strong follow-up to Ventura's first band saw book

A strong follow-up to Ventura's first band saw book

07-06-2009 10:03 AM by Durnik150 | 4 comments »

Price: $18.24 at Amazon. Buying used or from Half.com (thanks Jim) might help you find it cheaper. Like many here at LJs, I throoughly enjoy making band saw boxes. My first inspiration for these was Lois Keener Ventura’s “Building Beautiful Boxes with your Band Saw” book. This is a “sequel” to that first book. I’ll be hunting that review down and posting for that one later on as well. I have posted a bunch of reviews on Amazon and am migrating the woo...

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Pretty much what I was looking for.

Pretty much what I was looking for.

04-17-2013 03:18 AM by muleskinner | 6 comments »

I wanted to add a foot switch to a scroll saw I just bought. The pedal types seemed better suited to a sitting position (I was thinking sewing machine). I will be standing so I looked for a low profile that had the pivot at the top. I ordered this one ($16.84) and received it yesterday. It’s available in three configurations: switch w/6ft pigtail; switch w/6ft cord and piggyback 15amp/120v plug; switch alone. I ordered the last option because I wanted a little bit longer cord and ...

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