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The Ultimate DIY Guide

The Ultimate DIY Guide

08-17-2012 09:33 AM by MsDebbieP | 2 comments »

This book review is from the August 2012 issue of our LumberJocks’ eMag Fox Chapel Publishing is donating another book for a free draw! (See below for details)Cigar Box Guitars by David Sutton “Cigar Box Guitars”, according to the cover is “The Ultimate DIY Guide for Makers and Players of the Handmade Music Revolution”. My first thought was, “Ultimate? Uh-huh.” ... and then I looked inside! It didn’t take long before my initial scan turned into ...

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It works great and won't bug anyone upstairs

It works great and won't bug anyone upstairs

01-22-2014 08:54 AM by nerdkraft | 9 comments »

TL;DR – would recommend. Quiet but not silent. Works for driving 18GA brads and blowing off parts of the shop. Great value. I live in San Francisco in an 1897 built victorian. While I’m fortunate enough to have some shop space what is officially a ‘storage’ area, the building has little insulation and all the bones are huge timbers that transmit sound and vibration like crazy. As such, my first (mis)adventure in getting a PC pancake compressor quickly led to complai...

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I love this blade!

I love this blade!

06-23-2009 04:12 AM by teenagewoodworker | 18 comments »

In my shop i like things to match. bookmatched especially. and one of my favorite things in the world is projects from all one slab of wood. so naturally i do ALOT a resawing. so for that i need a good resaw blade. This blade really fulfills my need too! I have a 14” bandsaw with the riser block so for resawing i got for the 105” 3 tpi by 3/4” blade. these blades have hook teeth which is very aggressive but also leaves a pretty nice finish. not glue ready by any means but go...

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Quick solution for 35mm European hinges

Quick solution for 35mm European hinges

12-20-2011 07:10 PM by canadianmajar | 1 comment »

I have been working on several cabinet projects in recent months. In the past I have done the hinges using drill press then just used wood screws. I went to a sale where someone was closing shop and had the ecodrill, so thought I’d give it a try. Not sure I would buy it for the $300 it usually costs. It makes positioning the holes trivial and precise (set the offset from the edge, has index for positioning hinges top to bottom and built in clamps). Depts are perfect every time. Addition...

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Sandstrom 28A Dry Film Lubricant

Sandstrom 28A Dry Film Lubricant

12-04-2014 07:34 PM by woodshopmike | 9 comments »

I recently received a sample of this product to review on my woodworking tools. So far I’ve only applied it to my wood lathe, but I’ll soon be treating my table saws with it too. 28A is a dry film lubricant that has a working temperature range of -320°f to 320°f and can withstand loads not in excess of 100,000 psi! This product does not have lead or graphite in it. Instead is has Molybdenum Disulfide as it’s lubricative agent. The short and sweet is that this produc...

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Blade Cleaner

Blade Cleaner

12-08-2008 12:48 AM by Maddhatter | 13 comments »

During a work conference, one of the vendors present was for Simple Green. After talking about hobbies for a while, we got on the subject of cleaning pitch and gum from blades and bits. He had offered me a sample of the product to try. It was simply amazing, one spray on a blade and the pitch and gum just dissolved. I had pulled out the worst blade of the bunch, and with some light brushing; the pitch came off as easy as you please. I am not sure if this is out on the market, I checked...

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Feature Loaded Tape Measure

Feature Loaded Tape Measure

09-22-2012 10:16 PM by CueballRosendaul | 11 comments »

When I die, everyone will say, “How many tape measures and flashlights does one guy need?!” Well, I’m sorry, but I carry these two items with me all day working and usually into the evening if I’m in the shop, so I’m always on the lookout. About two years ago I was in Johnson’s Workbench picking up some lumber and thinking about this huge trim project I was about to embark on while remodeling my house. Since we were already living here, the chop saw needed ...

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I wanted handsaw sharpening experience, and I got more (sharpening experience) than I expected

I wanted handsaw sharpening experience, and I got more (sharpening experience) than I expected

02-25-2014 08:40 PM by paxorion | 2 comments »

This past summer, I had to repair some molding along the exterior of a bay window. Given that it was a very small number of molding cuts to repair, I opted to get a plastic miter box and backsaw to do the work rather than pull out a power miter saw. I saw it not so much as an additional expense, but rather a chance to get some handsaw sharpening experience. My criteria was to find a cheap handsaw that I wouldn’t feel bad ruining by experimenting with sharpening. After playing with a few...

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Yet another time wasted disappointment.

Yet another time wasted disappointment.

11-25-2010 12:24 AM by Routerisstillmyname | 15 comments »

Here we go again. This 6 inch capacity SO CALLED self-centering jig from TASK-USA or Telco tools is another example of lousy workmanship.Another so called made in the USA centering jig that’s off by unacceptable tolerances.If I wanted this kind of inaccuracy, I would use the drill press witout my glasses.They claim their jig is within 10000 –5000 tolerance, I guess they need to get back to school or learn to use a calculator. 10000 is = 0.0001 and 5000 = 0.0002.My measurement shows 1/100 =0...

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powerful and heavy duty

powerful and heavy duty

08-07-2009 01:42 AM by jake | 10 comments »

This tool is heavy duty in every aspect. It cuts hardwoods like butter. I like the basic nature of the tool, no lasers etc. They often obscure the sight line by getting in the way, and I would rather clearly see myself than rely on a laser. It base plate is aluminum, but is heavy enough it doesnt flex and I’m sure it helps keep the weight down. The adjustments are straight foreward and are easily operated. The motor sounds smooth in it’s wind up and use. The cord is nice and long,...

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