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Precision at a Bargain Price

Precision at a Bargain Price

08-30-2011 01:01 AM by Steven Davis | 15 comments »

If you are like me, you see the pictures of the Incra Table Saw or Router fences, drool a bit, look at your wallet, sigh, and move on. While trolling Craig’s List, I stumbled onto the Incra Jig.. for $30! I looked at the picture and, after my disappointment that someone was NOT selling the table saw system for $30 (HA!), I was pretty intrigued by the tool and did some Internet research… Apparently, the Incra Jig (or Incra Universal Jig) was Incra’s first product. It...

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"Your Signature Here.." Branding Iron

"Your Signature Here.." Branding Iron

08-25-2011 08:39 PM by zindel | 8 comments »

For awhile now i have been thinking about getting a branding iron until i saw how much a custom one would cost. Well after a lot of emailing people and figuring out prices i was almost going to give up because i was not going to pay 100s of dollars just for a toy that i didn’t need. Then on amazon i saw one that you could email whatever your signature was to this company and they would make it you. So I shot them an email to see if what i had in mind would work and they said it would be...

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Highest quality pizza cutter I've ever seen

Highest quality pizza cutter I've ever seen

08-24-2011 09:02 PM by Eric_S | 5 comments »

I decided to pick one up from Rockler after Lew’s great review. These things are no joke, a little pricey at ~$20 though. I’ve owned many pizza cutters and most are lightweight, blades wobble, or the blades are just crap. Not to mention that the blade is always off center. This one has none of those issues. Its the heaviest pizza cutter and kitchen utensil I own, solid stainless steel I believe. The blade is in the center with thick rubber or plastic washers on both sides ...

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DraftSight Review

DraftSight Review

08-23-2011 09:23 PM by Ryan | 7 comments »

I am a huge fan of drafting out my ideas on a digital medium.. specifically DraftSight. Now for those of you who are unfamiliar with drafting programs, this is SketchUp drinking Red Bull while playing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. After saying this, I feel I must also state the learning curve (like playing Beethoven) is cruel to beginners. It’s fairly difficult to pick up with no background in drafting, but it’s also much more rewarding, and after learning the tricks to the...

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Roy Underhill Woodwrigth's school in Pittsboro, NC

Roy Underhill Woodwrigth's school in Pittsboro, NC

08-23-2011 04:20 AM by yrob | 16 comments »

Last weekend, I had the pleasure to take woodworking classes with Roy Underhill of the Woodwrigth’s shop fame. Two full days of classes taking place at his school in Pittsboro, NC. when you step into this charming little town, you are transported back a century. The main street features antique shops, art shops, music shops, the “old soda shoppe” and of course Roy’s school. He has a front window on the street. In there, 10 nice german benches are setup for students....

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Harbor Freight Wireless Driveway Alert System 93086

Harbor Freight Wireless Driveway Alert System 93086

08-16-2011 08:11 AM by TopamaxSurvivor | 16 comments »

In order to do any work or woodworking, we need to keep our tools safe and sound. Unfortunately, unincorporated south King County, WA does not have viable police protection. Most city cops in the area just laugh when you tell them you are in the unincorporated area because they know there are no cops. Unfortunately, the thieves know it too. Fortunately, we have annexed into a city and the police actually come rather quickly. I had thieves trying to steal my tools at least 3x a year fro...

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Help Making Perfect Inlays

Help Making Perfect Inlays

08-14-2011 03:42 PM by RogerBean | 19 comments »

First thing I noticed when I opened the box, was that this is a quality tool. Machined and anodized aluminum, with the A2 corner chisel itself cleverly held in place with several small magnets. I first had the opportunity to use the prototype for this jig at Andrew’s workshop in Shropshire, England. I was there to learn, and when we got to the topic of inlay, Andrew produced a small flute case with a routed inlay groove pre-cut to use as a demo. He produced the prototype jig and said “...

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Permatex Painter's Clean Hand Cleaner with Pumice

Permatex Painter's Clean Hand Cleaner with Pumice

08-08-2011 09:49 AM by David Grimes | 8 comments »

Like most of us, I get into different stuff that requires a bit more than soap and water to get off my hands and forearms. For as long as I can remember I’ve used the gojo, orange cleaner with pumice, mineral spirits, sometimes acetone, even gasoline to get the various stains, finishes and glues off. A couple of weeks ago, I was in the local Sherwin Williams paint store and saw this product for $3.49. I asked the manager if it was good stuff. He laughed and said that he couldnR...

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Fair priced little branding iron.

Fair priced little branding iron.

08-05-2011 04:58 PM by mafe | 20 comments »

This is a UK seller but the price so fair that it might be worth buying even the shipment.And it comes in 220v and with an English power plug (I changed mine to a Danish plug). The burner plate with my Japanese inspired MaFe logo.You will need to make your own artwork and send it to the seller in the right file formats, no premade templates here so if you don’t know how to do this or have some one that can help you this is not the right product. Finally I got my branding iron!Do I need ...

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1/4" Angle Die Grinder

1/4" Angle Die Grinder

08-03-2011 05:54 AM by Raymond | 1 comment »

Another good Harbor Freight find in my opinion was this little angle grinder. 1/4” 20000 RPM 3 CFM @ 90 PSI. The 1/8 collet from the other die grinder I purshased the last time I was at Harbor Freight fits this grinder. Pleanty of power, and does not bog down under a load. Like most HF air tools this one did not come with the fitting. I really wish they would include them. This is great for getting into hard to reach spaces. And it was on sale 14.99. Can’t go wrong. Like most of H...

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