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Woodworking Techniques

Woodworking Techniques

01-18-2008 05:10 AM by Mike Lingenfelter | 9 comments »

This is the latest DVD I’ve purchased by Christopher Schwarz. The DVD covers a way of working with your tools, either hand tools or power. In his demonstrations on the DVD he uses hand tools, but I talks about where power tools can or should be used. His approach of Course, Medium and Fine when it comes to: dimensioning lumber, cutting joints and shaping curves isn’t an earth shattering concept. Although I think most of us are guilty of skipping one of these steps at one ti...

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Im finnaly getting my tools together!

Im finnaly getting my tools together!

12-31-2015 07:28 PM by MegaWood | 10 comments »

Sometimes things come together like two peas in a pod! I was feeling bad at snapping at my employee last week, but the guy has been working for me for two months and still had no idea where anything is located in our shop. I would have to stop what I was doing to find a tool for him. Then to make it worse, the guy would put it back IN THE WRONG place and then I would have to ask him where it went lol. Enough is enough!I have seen these “wood shop labels” at www.steellabels.com be...

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Wooden Spinner Swivel

Wooden Spinner Swivel

05-06-2014 10:28 PM by ca8920 | 2 comments »

A few weeks back I made some wooden spinners and posted pictures of the spinners as a project. After posting pictures of the spinners I received several questions about the types of swivels I used. After testing several types of swivels I decided the sealed ball bearing swivels were the best and didn’t gunk up or break down. Below is a Cabela’s like to the Sampo type swivels I ended up using. They spin very easily due to the internal ball bearing. Chris http://www.cabela...

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Outstanding Customer Service From Highland Woodworking/Olson Saw

Outstanding Customer Service From Highland Woodworking/Olson Saw

07-16-2012 04:35 AM by MT_Stringer | 7 comments »

Recently I bought a 1/8 inch 14 Tooth band saw blade from Highland Woodworking for my new 14 inch Grizzly band saw. It was working great as I was cutting out patterns glued onto 1/4 inch mdf. I had cut ten of them (fat fonts – about 5 inches tall), when suddenly the blade broke just as I was starting the next one. No stress or strain. I ordered another blade and a 3/16 inch 4 tooth blade from HW and I sent them an email detailing what had happened. I asked if the blade could be re-we...

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My Ridig shopvac works better now

My Ridig shopvac works better now

08-05-2010 03:57 PM by woodsmith | 3 comments »

In my use of shopvacs if you get a filter that will trap fine sawdust it stops up quickly. But some how Gore has come up with a way to give me the best of both worlds, longlife and HEPA filter. I have been using the first filter over a year and it still works. I have blown it out a few times. It is not cheap but to me it is worth it.

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 Huchins Speed file and Hookit sanding aids

Huchins Speed file and Hookit sanding aids

08-24-2010 06:05 AM by rimfire7891 | 1 comment »

Here are a few tools that I have grown to love and really wouldn’t want to be without.The Huchins speed file is one tool that I reach for pretty well every time I’m in the shop. From buffing off a rough edge on a 2×4 to fine sanding before using finer grits. They are extensively used in the auto body shop world and are available from auto body supply shops. Had mine for 20 years at least. With the raised handle it keeps your hands away from the wood so you are less likely to ...

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Exceptional saw at a terrific price!

Exceptional saw at a terrific price!

07-18-2016 03:58 PM by John Mills | 7 comments »

After my disappointment with Central Machinery, I have been cautious about purchasing large shop equipment, but I couldn’t be happier. I went down to the Grizzly scratch and dent sale in Springfield, MO this past June. I was specifically looking for a new bandsaw as my old 12” Craftsman (circa 1965) was just worn out. There were plenty of store models out in the tents, and a few really banged up saws too. I picked the G0555P which was selling at $545 minus the 10% discount for mil...

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They drill holes

They drill holes

01-23-2008 02:09 AM by Zuki | 4 comments »

Website I love working with screws. They are cheap, hold very well and can be hidden from sight when countersunk and plugged. When I saw these bits at HD . . . I said “that is what I need.” Details – from Wolfcraft• Top quality precision tool that will drill, countersink, and counterbore in one easy operation. • For use with portable drills and drill presses • Countersink also allows flathead screws to sit level with the wooden surface and is adjustable allowing f...

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Big, Powerful and CHEAP this Friday!

Big, Powerful and CHEAP this Friday!

11-23-2010 08:58 PM by StumpyNubs | 12 comments »

Black Friday is a migical time of year! Every November my wife spends days plotting her strategy out to get the best deals on stuff we need and some we just plain want. It may mean standing in line freezing our butts of and listening to some idiots jabber on about who know what for a couple of hours, but it has become a right of passage for us, and we love the challange. This year there’s a lot of things we would like to get, but i thought I’d pass on this tidbit to my fellow L...

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Brilliant!

Brilliant!

12-29-2013 11:03 PM by SchotterWoodworking | 8 comments »

My first experience spraying Minwax Polycrylic has been outstanding: thins and sprays better than oil based poly, no flammable fumes, easy to clean up and looks great. The biggest downside: sanding! The grain is raised twofold using the water based, plan on using 220 to knock down the first bristles and 400 to finish. I’m sold.

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