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Craftsman Revolving Turret Doweling Jig - circa 1950's through 1970's

Craftsman Revolving Turret Doweling Jig - circa 1950's through 1970's

07-17-2011 09:01 AM by David Grimes | 9 comments »

I don’t dowel very much, only every now and then. The same goes for biscuit joints and pocket screws… every now and then. But I wanted a jig so that when I do any more, they’ll be easier/faster/more accurate. I had been looking at all the new doweling jigs for quite some time and was not overly impressed. So I started looking at some older jigs. I thought at first I wanted a Stanley 59, but most have one or more of the drill guides missing, or are in bad shape, and som...

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Accept Credit Cards With Square and Your iPhone

Accept Credit Cards With Square and Your iPhone

07-14-2011 10:14 PM by odie | 29 comments »

I’ve seen this advertized today on LumberJocks’ pages. I’ve been using it for 2 months and absolutely love it. If you’ve read my blog “So you want to go pro” I complained about the outrageous costs for accepting credit cards. Square is a new company that has NO monthly fees as all other companies do. This uses a card reader (they supply for free) and your iPhone. Compare my experience below: Old Credit Card Company $56.29 / mo. if used or notAll cards ha...

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Small gripe about the grip.

Small gripe about the grip.

07-06-2011 11:21 PM by cam1297 | 8 comments »

I held out for a long time before I dropped the $50 to buy the Gorilla Gripper. It says it will grip and carry sheet goods from 3/8 to 1 1/8 inch thick. I could not get it to hold and carry 1/2 inch thick drywall without it sliding off. It was also difficult to adjust the gripping faces to hold the sheets. I was trying to carry the new ultra light drywall. It was easier to carry the panels myself than it was with the gorilla gripper. On the website, it shows the gripper being used to ca...

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You should see the other guy . . .

You should see the other guy . . .

07-06-2011 11:14 PM by Alster | 7 comments »

I recently bought a box of these nails to assemble a five-board bench. I drilled small pilot holes just to keep the nails headed in the right direction. Tremont recommends a pilot hole about the diameter of the nail halfway to the tip, but mine was much smaller and did the job just fine. The nails are a joy to drive, but they are soft—softer than round shank nails you might find at the hardware store. This makes it easy to clinch them, if you want, but also makes it easy to bend them...

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Nice Rack With a Few Small Problems

Nice Rack With a Few Small Problems

07-04-2011 12:55 AM by Jimi_C | 16 comments »

I just got done installing this and loading it up, so I thought I’d post a quick review. I saw Woodcraft had these on sale, and I was sick of having all my lumber on my basement floor, so I went and bought two. The instructions recommend a 4-6’ distance between racks, but I wanted to be able to store some shorter lumber on them so I spaced them every other stud, for ~ 32” and a total width of 8’. Each pair is rated at 100lbs per level, so this should give me the abili...

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3 Piece Curved Jaw Locking Pliers Set

3 Piece Curved Jaw Locking Pliers Set

06-26-2011 05:05 AM by Raymond | 4 comments »

What a great set of 3 locking plyers 5” 7” and 10”. 6.99 holds tight, nice confortable handles. Adjusting screws work smothly and the jaws don’t move from side to side when you apply pressure. Nice deep groves in the jaws to hold tight. Jaws did not spring either when really reefing on them. Another great find

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6 Piece Pneumatic Scraper Kit

6 Piece Pneumatic Scraper Kit

06-26-2011 04:33 AM by Raymond | 4 comments »

An odd find that actually works very well is this 6 Piece Pneumatic Scraper Kit i bought it with the idea to use it as a power chisel. I adaped some wood working chisels to work with this. It is very quiet yet has 3500 BPM and an air consumption of 4 cfm at 90. It is a nice compact unit and fits the hand well. I have used it to remove a great deal of wood that with a chisel and hammer would have taken much more time. Other features are built in regulator to vary the amount of force applied. F...

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Compact Air Die Grinder Kit

Compact Air Die Grinder Kit

06-26-2011 04:20 AM by Raymond | 0 comments »

I was looking for a die grinder, and came across this little one 1/4 and 1/8 collets. This is an outstanding little grinder for the money 14.99. Lots of torque. It did not bog down when using a power rasp to remove stock from a piece of oak. At 4 cfm at 90, and 21,000 rpm it has tons of power. Fits the hand well and does exactly what I want it to do. Fit and finish is great. Again no air fittings. Another Harbor Freight tool I would recommend.

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1/4" Pistol Grip Screwdriver

1/4" Pistol Grip Screwdriver

06-26-2011 04:14 AM by Raymond | 4 comments »

As you can tell I was looking for a few air tools. This little guy is awsome. Tons of torque, drives 3” screws like mad. I can drive about 25 before my compressor kicks in Runs at 4 cfm at 90 psi. Great preformance forward and reverse. The direction selector is conviently located. Again no air fitting included. At 19.99 can’t go wrong, and a one year warentee. Nice fit and finish and great packaging.

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Air Screwdrver

Air Screwdrver

06-26-2011 04:07 AM by Raymond | 0 comments »

Another jem I picked up at Harbor Freight, this little inline air screwdriver really works well. 6 cfm at 90 psi, this little guy is an impact driver and really drives the screws home. Quick release chuck accepts standard hex drive bits. Another 19.99 Gem I highly recommend. Like most air tools from Harbor Freight no air fitting was included. Packaging was great and again has the 1 year warentee. Finish is suprisingly good. Fits the hand well and has ample power in forward or reverse.

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