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Ni-Cad Battery Rebuild

Ni-Cad Battery Rebuild

05-11-2011 02:57 AM by C_PLUS_Woodworker | 14 comments »

One of the things that really gets to me with the current trend to Lith-Ion batteries is that so many perfectly good tools are being trashed because buying a new drill with a new charger and 2 new batteries is not much more money that just buying replacement batteries. I personally just cannot chuck a perfectly good tool because of a battery issue, regardless of the price differential on a new tool. It goes against everything I am and how I feel towards tools that have served me well. Ex...

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The New Traditional Woodworker

The New Traditional Woodworker

05-10-2011 08:44 PM by gardentiger | 4 comments »

I fancy myself as a hand tool woodworker until I start to sweat. Theorizing and reading are much more friendly to the knuckles. Lots of tools techniques and individual shop projects in this book. I’m guessing if you work your way through the projects you’ll emerge on the other side as a good hand tool neanderthal. Cool projects consist of straight edge, winding sticks, several types of bench hooks, etc. Only lacking a mock up of the tower of babel. I’ll talk to Jim lat...

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ridgid planer very sexy

ridgid planer very sexy

05-10-2011 08:03 PM by gardentiger | 23 comments »

This planer does all that I ask it and more. Boards come out with smoothness and just a touch of love.

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Bev Up smoother from veritas

Bev Up smoother from veritas

05-10-2011 07:57 PM by gardentiger | 2 comments »

Had this now for several months. I have all three plane blades which come in different angles. No matter the wood I am usually able to achieve a good finish.

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Good n' uff

Good n' uff

05-10-2011 08:09 AM by Tedstor | 8 comments »

[sorry for the lousy stock photo. Click on it to see the entire image] I bought this product about 8 months ago. At the time, they were on sale for $14.99. Thats about half what other roller stands of this quality cost and one-fifth of some of the pricier makes/models. When I got it home and took it out of the box, I inspected it for any obvious defects (bad welds, stripped hardware, etc). None were found. I then put it together with no issues. After assembly, I adjusted the stand to vario...

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Central Machinery Mobile Base

Central Machinery Mobile Base

05-09-2011 10:57 PM by gardentiger | 9 comments »

Excellent base for your lighter machines. Not a cinch to put together but not bad either. Can’t find much I don’t like about it. Gave it four stars so as not to be accused unpatriotic. Buy USA product until you can’t afford them anymore.

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RapidAir - it doesn't get any easier than this

RapidAir - it doesn't get any easier than this

05-09-2011 10:36 PM by Loogie | 8 comments »

For full coverage of this install, please see my blog post on the subject. I decided to go with the RapidAir system due to it’s advertised ease/speed of assembly. I ordered the Master system from Rockler with one manifold, two outlets and 100’ of tubing. The system was a breeze to install with no leaks at all. It is very flexible, easily modified and maintenance free (so far). I couldn’t be more happy with the system. I just wish they sold the tubing in lengths less t...

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Hole in hollow door

Hole in hollow door

05-09-2011 09:40 PM by diynot | 1 comment »

I was freaking out about a crazy shaped hole on my door that I had to fix cheaply myself and as fast as possible (before tomorrow).Luckily the guys at my local hardware store were no strangers to holes in doors and confidently suggested i try this product. It was cheap, and all I needed was this, fine grit sand paper and paint (which i have) as well as a cheap plastic putty knife. This picture shown is just one application. As you can see the damage was pretty intense and I pretty much h...

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Easywoodtools faceplate

Easywoodtools faceplate

05-09-2011 06:05 PM by hairy | 4 comments »

This deserves more than 5 stars. High quality at a good price. Item F625 I got myself in a situation where I needed 2 faceplates at the same time. The other in the second picture is made by Don Pencil, another very good one. I looked around the web and decided on this one. Woodcraft had it at the exact same price that easywoodtools did, so I cut out the middleman. It was on my front porch almost 24 hours after I ordered it. It came from Lexington, Ky. That’s about a 2 hour driv...

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The Ooga Japanese rip saw

The Ooga Japanese rip saw

05-09-2011 05:41 PM by llwynog | 21 comments »

Japanese handsaws are quite popular nowadays so I thought I’d introduce those who may not be familiar, to a saw which I was offered last year.It is an ooga saw (?? in Japanese, pronounced Oh-ga, it means literally “big saw”)This saw was designed to rip logs into planks and, just like the western pit saw, has seen its use being reduced to almost nothing during the 20th century. It was the tool of choice from the 15th century to about 1950. The Ooga saw is large and hea...

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