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Jet 10/20 plus drum sander, save your money!

Jet 10/20 plus drum sander, save your money!

11-24-2017 02:30 AM by DonCiem | 12 comments »

When I purchased and first used this tool, it was a love affair. I first used it to produce a supply of 1/8” red oak sheets that I used to reface our existing kitchen cabinets. After that was complete I used it for a variety of small projects. (I run a home shop, not a commercial shop, so the projects were varied.) After less than 50 t0 100 hours of use, disaster. The lead threads/lead screw design failed. The lead threads in the the soft aluminum sanding drum cover casting stripp...

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UJK Parf Guide System

UJK Parf Guide System

11-22-2017 03:16 PM by Bobmedic | 11 comments »

The UJK Parf Guide System is an excellent system for creating custom cutting stations and bench tops. (Think Festool MFT.) The system was invented by Peter Parfitt (New Britt Workshop) and in conjunction with Axminster Tools and Machinery this system was brought to market. It is a system that allows you to drill bench dog holes in a perfectly square grid to aid in cutting with a track saw or it even helps with assembly and clamping. I used this system to create a mobile workbench and a custom...

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Unable to fill promised order

Unable to fill promised order

11-17-2017 03:07 PM by boberko | 24 comments »

Totally frustrating experience. Ordered 8/4 Zebra wood. Got the lengths wrong I can live with it. Got the thickness wrong, I can’t use the material. Called and sent a pic of the error. They promised to get the correct order out that day. Waited a week – heard nothing. Checked on my ticket and it was marked completed. Called again and they said they had forgot – would get it out that day. Waited, all they have done is sent a return label for the incorrect order. They&...

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Personable hosts and enjoyable content

Personable hosts and enjoyable content

11-01-2017 07:00 PM by Rick_M | 0 comments »

Hosts: Carl Jacobson Jason Rausch Braxton Wirthlin http://wtapodcast.com/episodes/ Carl Jacobson is the most experienced turner and most recognizable name on the podcast and has been making Youtube videos for around 9 years but turning much longer than that. Jason and Braxton have different levels of experience. All three hosts are personable and fun, interact well and contribute something to the podcast. It follows a familiar woodworking podcast format of what they are workin...

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Homeright Large and Small Spray Shelters

Homeright Large and Small Spray Shelters

10-20-2017 04:27 AM by Bobthewoodbutcher | 3 comments »

I usually spray paint in my garage, blocking off my surroundings with lots of cloth, plastic, paper, etc. Not too good but it works. I found the Homeright Large and Small Spray Shelters online (Amazon and others) and decided to give it a try. I haven’t actually painted in it yet, but I’m very pleased with what I got. It is well made, nicely designed, stores compactly, and looks like it will work just fine. The material is lightweight, and has a net in front which rolls up out...

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Moxon Workbench Vise Review & Giveaway

Moxon Workbench Vise Review & Giveaway

08-26-2017 12:14 PM by WoodAndShop | 1 comment »

By Joshua Farnsworth (as published at WoodAndShop.com) View on YouTube Several months ago the folks at Lake Erie Toolworks sent me a “Moxon Vise” to try out. I use their other high-end workbench vise screws in my workshop, so I was eager to see how their Moxon Vise would perform. They are offering a brand new Moxon Vise as a giveaway for my readers, which you can enter to win at the bottom of this article. The giveaway is open world wide, so make sure you enter! What is a Moxon Vise? ...

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Coming soon: 72" B&D Tree-Whacker

Coming soon: 72" B&D Tree-Whacker

06-22-2017 10:07 PM by Jeff Mazur | 13 comments »

Got a chance to try this out the other day. Shweeeeet.(photo and concept credit: theOnion.com)

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Scroll Saw Comfort Knobs

Scroll Saw Comfort Knobs

06-21-2017 08:04 PM by Triumph1 | 4 comments »

I picked up a set of these after reading Woodmaster1’s review of them. I also tracked down the YouTube video he spoke of. The seller of the comfort knobs is Marcus Bailey. Marcus is probably one of the nicest people I have emailed/spoke to. Very helpful and he sent the knobs out right away. I received them in three days. I have an Excalibur 21” scroll saw so the original knob design is a bit different than the DeWalt knobs. That being said it still only took about 20 minutes ...

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Budget spiral cutterhead upgrade for 6" jointer

Budget spiral cutterhead upgrade for 6" jointer

06-20-2017 03:44 AM by Mike_D_S | 8 comments »

Short story: Fits Delta 37-190, easy to install. Only put about 20 bf across it so far, but cut quality is very good. I’m giving it five stars due to the cut quality, but the instructions were marginal but usable. Long Story:I’ve been wanting to upgrade my jointer to a spiral head for a while, but couldn’t bring myself to drop the nearly $400 on my older Delta 37-190. The Delta is a quality machine and with a few minor tweaks around adding a port for dust collection, I...

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Solid racks, decent price, great value, almost perfect

Solid racks, decent price, great value, almost perfect

06-05-2017 11:11 PM by jonah | 10 comments »

I love just about everything about this multi pack of clamp racks… except the pipe clamp rack. I don’t have any pipe clamps. Honestly, I wish I could have gotten a decent deal on a 2-pack, rather than the 3-pack. I wanted a parallel clamp rack and an f-style clamp rack, and this pack was the lowest cost option to get those two. The alternative was to get a 3-pack of either the f-style or the parallel rack and a single of the other one, or to get two singles. Amazon didn’t ha...

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