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Laguna 14BX 220V Bandsaw 4.5 Stars

Laguna 14BX 220V Bandsaw 4.5 Stars

05-22-2018 12:35 AM by crb | 3 comments »

OverviewI’ve had my Laguna 14bx for about 8 months now – purchased used but in very good condition to replace my Delta 14” saw with riser. This unibody style saw was a huge upgrade from the underpowered, undertensioned Delta. My main uses are for resaw, milling logs, and general shop rough cuts. I do not do any cutting of tight curves with this, so don’t expect me to talk about the time I cut 300 wooden nickels as I have not done anything of the sort. I purchased th...

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Amazing battery life and power in lightweight Lithium Ion brushless kit

Amazing battery life and power in lightweight Lithium Ion brushless kit

05-21-2018 08:11 PM by CyberDyneSystems | 1 comment »

I picked up the DEWALT DCK277C2 20V MAX Compact Brushless Drill and Impact Combo Kit on sale at Lowe’s last week. For a little over $150.00 I got two of the latest brushless tools, a charger and two battery packs. Considering this was right next to a $99.00 driver only that was not the new Brushless, it felt like Christmas. We have been using Milwaukee’s M12 in the shop for several years now under very hard use, and have been very impressed with those kits. They are apparently ...

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IBC chisels

IBC chisels

05-21-2018 07:20 PM by Cocosquatch | 15 comments »

Hi All, As all my bench chisels have side angles less than 90 degrees, that go all the way to the back of the chisels, not long ago I have decided to look around for some chisels with 90 degrees sides to the backs of the chisels. I remember that a while back IBC was looking into making chisels and because I already had two IBC plane blades in use for a long time now, so I’ve decided to look at their chisels.When looking for more information about these new chisels over the internet, ...

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Fuji IS the way to go...

Fuji IS the way to go...

05-17-2018 11:25 AM by AlaskaJohn | 7 comments »

Received my new MM4 and was super impressed with the packaging and instructions. Put it together and quickly became familiar with the set up. By all means, use the 6’ whip! Makes a huge difference. ALso, I loved the accessory cleaning kit. Really helped. I also got the small containers to use and seal various materials….this will be so much nicer than the cup! Wishing there are more videos on spraying latex/alkyd paint for painting cabinets. It would help to know more about se...

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Why Did I Wait So Long?

Why Did I Wait So Long?

05-15-2018 12:53 PM by Ron Aylor | 14 comments »

My first foray into 17th-Century New England carving was a blast! I hesitated for years taking that first step, due to indecision as to what tools to use. I have always been an advocate of, knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.  Well, I’m now convinced that that  does not necessarily apply to carving tools. Having used some rather inexpensive tools with most disastrous results, I decided to give the Hirsch Werkzeuge carving tools a try, and I’...

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Colt Twin Land brad point wood bits

Colt Twin Land brad point wood bits

05-13-2018 08:15 PM by ocean | 15 comments »

My older set of brad point drills were getting dull and after drilling into a small brad buried in a rocking chair, it was time to get some new bits. I went looking for some new bits and found two sets at Infinity Tools. At $20 dollars the price was right. These bits by Colt are hard to believe. They are twin land bits and cut a very clean hole both in, thru and out the other side with ease. No splintering in or out and because of the twin land they clear the hole as you drill by funneling th...

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Excellent Video Course from Richard Maguire

Excellent Video Course from Richard Maguire

05-13-2018 02:22 PM by Mr_Pink | 1 comment »

I’ve always enjoyed Richard Maguire’s videos, and his English Hall Table series is a prime example of why. I’ve been building along with this series, and I’ve watched each of the videos multiple times. (I’ll post my table as a project in the next week or so.) Richard’s instruction is detailed, thoughtful and entertaining. He stands out in his willingness to talk about why he does what he does. The video production is also excellent. As always, his focus ...

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One was a solution to the other

One was a solution to the other

05-12-2018 07:40 PM by jamsomito | 3 comments »

Decided I’d try some dowel joinery for the first time and ended up with this jig. Budget was tight and I figured all I really needed was something to keep my drill bit perpendicular to the board if my marking was careful and precise, so I picked up this dowel jig and the drill stop set to go with it. All-in I paid $20 on Amazon, plus dowel pins. It was cheap. Below is my experience with the device and my solutions to its shortcomings along the way. Skip to the bottom for a summary....

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Really is fast dry, hard to work with

Really is fast dry, hard to work with

05-11-2018 06:45 PM by jamsomito | 1 comment »

I’ve been using minwax oil stains for years with pretty good success. This particular project called for a different color and better uniformity so I branched out and took a friend’s suggestion of the fast dry varathane oil stain. In the end, I was able to get a good cover with good color, but it was so fast drying that it was difficult to work with and took a few pieces before I learned best practices with this product. —FIRST IMPRESSIONS— First impressions we...

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Excellent Spray Gun at a Reasonable Price

Excellent Spray Gun at a Reasonable Price

05-09-2018 09:35 PM by Rich | 6 comments »

I was looking around for a gravity gun for my older Fuji Q4. The siphon gun that came with it performs well, but I wanted something that I could use when spraying smaller projects. The prices of around $300 for a Fuji or Apollo gun were higher than I wanted to pay. Given the number of less expensive HVLP systems out there, I hoped I could find one that sold the gun separately, and maybe they do, but I didn’t see any options for that on their web sites. I was close to giving up and...

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