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Great Saw for dovetails

Great Saw for dovetails

23 minutes ago by mramseyISU | 0 comments »

I picked this saw up a couple weeks back to try my hand at hand cutting dovetails after losing 4 teeth out of a Japanese style saw on one drawer. I’d read that the Japanese saws aren’t as good on harder woods like white oak which is what I mostly use, wish I would have read that before I bought the thing but other than that it’s a nice saw and I’ll keep it around I think. Back to the review at hand though. I started the process of laying out dovetails on 4 drawers and ...

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Good Chisel set for the money

Good Chisel set for the money

45 minutes ago by mramseyISU | 0 comments »

I’ve had these chisels for about a month now. I made the decision a while back I wanted to start cutting dovetails by hand and wanted an upgrade over the Irwin chisels I picked up at home depot a few years back. First thing I noticed was how light they are in your hand. They really feel like I’m holding a pencil not a piece of steel. That being said they are tough chisel. Out of the box they were pretty sharp and I was playing around with them and I was paring some end grain white...

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Gorilla Tape 4.5 stars

Gorilla Tape 4.5 stars

11 hours ago by MarkTheFiddler | 2 comments »

Howdy, I know gorilla tape has been reviewed before but I thought I’d give it another. I want to share my experience with clamping. I have used all kinds of tape to get the job done. Painters, masking, packing and duct. All of them had some uses but for the purposes of clamping they all had failure points. I’ll discuss those and give my impressions of gorilla tape. Stickiness: most tapes had some immediate failures especially when there were trace amounts of dust or mois...

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General Finishes Satin Topcoat Gel Review

General Finishes Satin Topcoat Gel Review

1 day ago by pashley | 7 comments »

On a recent clock order, the customer wanted a satin finish. I have always had semi-gloss as the preferred finish, but satin was his choice. I’ve seen General Finishes products on the better woodworking websites and magazines, so I thought I’d give it a try, as finishing is not my strong point. What I was looking for was a finish that would go on easily, evenly and not hide the wood, so I selected the General Finishes Oil Based Gel Urethane Topcoat. This product deliv...

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Same as Wood River #148515

Same as Wood River #148515

3 days ago by DylanC | 0 comments »

Because this is identical to the Wood River model, I posted my review with the other under that category. http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/3960

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Wait for a sale.  Not worth full price IMO.

Wait for a sale. Not worth full price IMO.

3 days ago by DylanC | 7 comments »

Just bough one of these from Rockler.com on sale for $35 and free shipping. Mine is a Port-A-Mate PM1000, but is IDENTICAL to the Wood River unit pictured in another review. I picked one up for my jointer (21” x 42” base size) and am very satisfied with the quality and function based on the cost. They are still on sale, and I plan on buying two more for the same price. If I had paid $60, I would expect a little more. I believe I would build my own rather than pay full price.

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Grizzly G0452Z 6” Jointer with Spiral Cutterhead

Grizzly G0452Z 6” Jointer with Spiral Cutterhead

6 days ago by JerryinCreek | 10 comments »

This is a summary of my experience in purchasing, assembling and using this machine. I began by attempting to place my order on-line, but the choice of lift gate service was not available on the web site. I then called Grizzly and the gentleman who assisted me was going to show me where I missed it. However, I apparently did not miss it, it was not on the web site for this product. The order taker was quite courteous and completed my purchase. I ordered this unit on a Wednesday and was ...

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Wixey WR525 Remote Digital Readout

Wixey WR525 Remote Digital Readout

7 days ago by OakHill | 5 comments »

This is a great addition for your drill press. I first came across the wixey digital readout in an article in Woodsmith December 2008 No. 180 issue, and saved it in my drill press file. Then after agonizing over set ups for months I finally decided to buy the unit. The article does provide some basic ideas to attach components to you drill press. I have had it for several years and it has worked great. The only problem I had was operator error! The battery drains if you forget to...

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Impulse buy lives up to the company name, and may save my woodworking journey!

Impulse buy lives up to the company name, and may save my woodworking journey!

7 days ago by paxorion | 22 comments »

I come from a rather impatient part of the world, and if anything seems like a monotonous use of time, I can’t stand it. So if anyone were to ask me what I enjoyed least (i.e. hate) about woodworking, it’s sanding. In fact, sanding is probably the part of woodworking that is most likely to cause my projects to go into limbo. There are times when I am worried that sanding will be the death of my woodworking journey! Enter the Preppin Weapon. I remember first spotting it on a...

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Laguna Fusion Tablesaw

Laguna Fusion Tablesaw

8 days ago by cjg | 16 comments »

I was in need of new tablesaw as my old Delta contractors model was just wore out from the years of use over the past 60 years from my father and then myself. My shop space is roughly 500 sq. ft. but somewhat odd shaped. To fit the available space and maintain a safe work flow I was looking for as much saw as I could fit with the smallest footprint. I looked at new and used and all the brands. Read the reviews and finally selected the Luguna Fusion 10” Tablesaw with 1.75HP and 36”...

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