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A good video for beginning handplaning

A good video for beginning handplaning

01-08-2012 02:27 AM by Tennwood | 1 comment »

I am just getting into hand planing and got this video for Christmas along with both Schwarz’s and Garrett Hack’s handplane books. I found the video well made and edited for an instructional video. Schwartz is articulate and obviously very knowledgeable about handplanes. The following quote from book seller site well summarizes the production of this video – “This DVD doesn’t simply spout off a new idiosyncratic way to work with bench planes. Instead Schwarz e...

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Nice Little Sander Keeps the Air Clean

Nice Little Sander Keeps the Air Clean

12-14-2011 09:42 AM by pintodeluxe | 3 comments »

This is one of only a handful of random orbit sanders that offers a pleated filter. The dust collection works great without a vacuum. The vacuum attachment fits the Woodcraft vacuum hose if so desired. The velcro works fine, and it takes an 8 hole disk. I use it with 80, 120, 150, and occasionally 220 grit. It is a lower powered unit than my Dewalt ROS, but also vibrates less. The variable speed is nice for easing the edges of small workpieces. The handle is the most comfortable I have...

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The Drill Saw Test

The Drill Saw Test

10-25-2013 01:03 PM by Sailor | 7 comments »

Bought one of these drill saw bits I noticed at Lowe’s. Looked like a great idea to me so I ran home and gave it a shot. Check it out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjQuewOtNOs

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Cutting Mat

Cutting Mat

10-17-2009 10:14 PM by dustyal | 5 comments »

I originally bought this mat for my mother-in-law who used it for her sewing. My wife also used one for her picture mat cutting. They work well with the rotary cutters and mat cutter. I find it extremely useful for woodworking when laying out projects, doing dry fits and glue ups, etc. I would think it might come in handy for veneer work and other projects where you might want a larger protected surface that won’t mar the finished product. It is hard enough to stay flat and smoot...

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Good Idea - Bad Execution

Good Idea - Bad Execution

06-28-2012 12:49 PM by ChuckV | 3 comments »

Lee Valley recently had a free-shipping offer, I bought a few things that I had been waiting to get. While I was on the site, I noticed this drill attachment. This is something that I wish I had quite a few times recently to drill a hole or drive a screw in a hard-to-get-at location. I did some research on this drill attachment. It is not a LV/Veritas product, but is sold by LV. It is also sold on Amazon. I read some reviews there. There was a wide variety of evaluations. I decided ...

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A review and a modification

A review and a modification

11-22-2009 09:52 PM by cstrang | 9 comments »

This saw is discontinued now, replaced by a new model but some stores around me still have a few left on their shelves. I picked mine up for about $360.00, that price for a Bosch slider is pretty good in my books. As with any other miter saw out there dust collection sucks but that is to be expected I guess. It came with a 60 tooth blade that worked great but after its life was up I replaced it with a Freud. The only real problem that this one has is that it is very hard to pull down when you...

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Many times more useful than I expected.  Weight your uses to figure out if a-la-carte works better

Many times more useful than I expected. Weight your uses to figure out if a-la-carte works better

02-20-2014 04:17 AM by paxorion | 4 comments »

I purchased this Rockler Bench Cookie set as an impulse buy about a year ago. This purchase has proven to be my best impulse buy to date. Everyone in my family loves using the bench cookies, including the wifey and my 2 year old daughter who keeps trying to steal them, so she can do curls. I’m going to split my review into the 4 components. What I will say, is that while the set is awesome, if you find you only want the cookies and/or the cones (like me), you may be better off buying...

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Highboy DVD by Glen Huey

Highboy DVD by Glen Huey

11-17-2010 05:04 PM by 747DRVR | 1 comment »

I bought this DVD about a year ago and have found it to be one of the best DVD I have viewed.This was made before Glen went full time with Popular Woodworking.It has over 3 1/2 hours of instruction plus many extras including step by step photos and complete plans.One of my favorite thing about Glen’s DVDs is he shows many ways to do the same procedure.He hand cuts dovetails,cuts them on the bandsaw,and with a jigsaw.Also some very nice finishing information.I used this DVD as the basis ...

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Router bits Tounge and Groove and Panel bits

Router bits Tounge and Groove and Panel bits

11-27-2010 05:38 PM by Ken90712 | 4 comments »

I had purchased these sets a cpl of months ago at the Wood Working Show. I had watched the demo the year before and bought the videos as well. This year I took the plunge. I waited until I got a chance to use them before I wrote this review. The box they come in is a nice touch and it keeps them safe when not in use. However, we all know that doesn’t make the tool. The thing that I liked while watching the demos was that all there bits in a set are matched. Using their O-ring proces...

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But seriously, review of a tape?

But seriously, review of a tape?

09-18-2010 01:09 AM by Routerisstillmyname | 4 comments »

Yes, If you, like me, had your share of problems with the right hand table saw scale then this review makes sense. Otherwise, you can skip it.Anyheaux, So the Ridgid 3660 TS right hand scale has been a problem since the day I got it. It was placed/taped in a wrong location. So I ordered an original scale and that one stayed on for two weeks and it started to peal off.The rail was cleaned completely before applying the strip. Maybe too hot in Houston. Not sure. But it was extremely difficult ...

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