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Awesome! a solid performer after 20 years!

Awesome! a solid performer after 20 years!

2261 days ago by teenagewoodworker | 9 comments »

I know, I know, Its not a true D4R that i have but its the exact same thing except for some improvements in the new D4R which i will mention. like i said the D4R is a solid performer. it takes a while to set up but once you are set up you can consistently and accurately cut as many dovetails as you want. and once you get some experience under your belt set up is a breeze. i love the adjustability so you can have almost any configuration you want and its great to have the whole 24” so yo...

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All-in-one cleaning kit makes it simple.

All-in-one cleaning kit makes it simple.

2269 days ago by Iffy | 5 comments »

This kit is really convenient. Sure you could gather all the pieces separately, but it’s nice to have them all together. The basin for the saw blades is really nice. You don’t have to worry about finding a shallow cookie sheet that might be used for food (and potentially getting someone mad at you). Just mix one part of the cleaner to 3 parts water and let your blade or router bit soak. After five minutes or so, use the included brush to scrub off the pitch and resin. Voila! Clean...

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Bit quick release

Bit quick release

2273 days ago by GMman | 5 comments »

In this kit I got the nicest little tool the red one you can set it so you screw is flush or have it out at any height you want it locks in place with an Oring and the bid can be change quickly , this is why I wanted to share it with my buddies

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Great storage solution.

Great storage solution.

2319 days ago by GaryK | 24 comments »

Looking for someplace out of the way to store all your screws/small hardware? Want to keep the dust out? Well, here is a great solution. They are made by a company called Stack-On. Here you will find their website. They come with 12 compartments with a lid that protects the contents keeping the dust out. The lidsslide back in a little to keep them open as you can see in the second picture. They can also snap shut whenclosed. They can either stand alone or be hung on the wall. I at...

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Chinese firewood...I mean plywood!

Chinese firewood...I mean plywood!

2322 days ago by Dadoo | 46 comments »

All of my cabinets so far, have been made from birch plywood and trimmed in pine. Now I’ve got a load of old maple for trim and want to build a bookcase system using maple plywood. I’ve looked around and have found that the only place that carries it, is Lowes. Oh, my local yard will be happy to order it…at like $70.00 a sheet…sight unseen. So being careful not to buy some cheap stuff (there’s been some bad vibes concerning Chinese plywood here) I found that the ...

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Pesky Little Brass Screws and such

Pesky Little Brass Screws and such

2326 days ago by MrWoody | 13 comments »

Because of a recent post by Betsy I decided to post this review.Auger gimlets are small hand drills that closely match screw sizes and are handy for pre-drilling holes for Little brass screws. I also use them for drilling small holes in small pieces when making toys.I listed them as Lee Valley but they are available elsewhere as they are not made by Lee Valley.I’ve had mine for over 20 years and the smallest is showing some wear, so I would say they are a good investment

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New twist on M.D.F.

New twist on M.D.F.

2330 days ago by Lee A. Jesberger | 39 comments »

Hello all; I thought it would be nice to post new products or materials, or little know products and materials, that are a great asset to us woodworkers. This first product is made by Norboard, out of Canada. Their website is: http://www.norbord.com Their 800 number is: 1-800-850-8061 Here’s some information on the company and also may help to locate a distributer in your area. Norbord Inc. is an international producer of wood-based panels with assets of $1.5 billion. W...

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Never drive screws with drill again

Never drive screws with drill again

2347 days ago by DGunn | 12 comments »

I recently bought the Makita 18 volt drill. I wish I would have bought the kit that included the impact. I have never owned an impact before, but have heard good things. I actually ordered this on ebay as a bare tool only. I came in brand new condition. I was anxious to try it out. I put a battery on it and started to drive some screws into some scrap. I was amazed. My drill works well with a screw guide, but this was effertless. There was absolutely no twist when I drove the screws like w...

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Great Workshop Helper - Horrible Directions

Great Workshop Helper - Horrible Directions

2351 days ago by teenagewoodworker | 5 comments »

well i just got my second workmate so i figured that i could do a review on this one because it is the newer version (my old one was the one my dad had for about 10-15 years. it is a great little shop helper. it works at a vise, a workbench, and if you put a piece of plywood on it when it is fully extended than i little assembly table. there are many many little uses that you will find for this around the shop. they last a long time as my dad’s did also.the only reason why his broke was...

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Five Stars for 5 basic tools

Five Stars for 5 basic tools

2371 days ago by Shopsmithtom | 23 comments »

The year was 1947. Hans Goldschmidt thought that post war America could use a quality combination woodworking tool. Most do-it-yourself folks at the time didn’t have the luxury of having a large basement or spare building to devote to a workshop. He was right. It became the largest selling power tool of its time. The ads talked of having 5 power tools in one, with accessories for at least a half dozen more. In 1952, my dad was listening. This is a long overdue review of that ve...

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