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Way Better Than Home Made Inserts

Way Better Than Home Made Inserts

12-06-2009 08:10 PM by Brad_Nailor | 16 comments »

I was going to do the usual cutting and fitting and fussing with making myself some ZCIs’ for my new Unisaw. Then I thought about exploring the world of commercially made inserts. there are allot to choose from. I was going to go with a system by Lee Valley/Veratris. It has very cool interchangeable plates and a single Alum. insert. But it was a little more than I wanted to pay ($79.00) for an insert. So I was at Woodcraft yesterday buying wheels, and I saw the Leecraft. It seemed reall...

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Great saw with a few annoyances

Great saw with a few annoyances

12-06-2009 12:37 AM by Webb | 13 comments »

I have had this saw for about two years now and use it regularly. I have not yet bothered making a sled for the tablesaw since I tend to use this for anything narrower than about 14”. Note you can cut boards as wide as 16” but it requires messing about with the fence which I have not bothered to do. The saw does eat up a lot of space; you need a lot of clearance on the sides plus it needs a substantial clearance behind the saw. The price for the capacity I guess. I have not per...

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Grizzly "Knife" Belt Sander - Model G1015

Grizzly "Knife" Belt Sander - Model G1015

12-05-2009 07:20 AM by rjcshop | 1 comment »

I’ve often wished I had a narrow belt sander for finish details on some of my projects and for free hand shaping. My old 10” Delta band saw had a belt sander attachment kit that I used a few times. It worked fairly well, but was cumbersome and took a lot of time to change over, so it got little use. But, it did the job when I really needed it to. I’ve also used my jig saw with a narrow sanding plate mounted in it for some work and that works all right, but not well. The...

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Grizzly Oscillating Spindle Sander

Grizzly Oscillating Spindle Sander

12-05-2009 05:43 AM by rjcshop | 5 comments »

Every time I work on curved parts I wish I had a decent spindle sander. I use the drum on my edge sander or belt sander, or small drill press mounted mandrel sanding tubes or a small sanding block mounted in my jig saw, but these are always a pain with minimal or no dust collection. I used an oscillating spindle sander years ago in a commercial pattern shop and really liked it but I didn’t think I had room or budget for one. But, having recently saved a ton of money by building some ...

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 Incra TS-LS Table saw fence

Incra TS-LS Table saw fence

12-05-2009 03:55 AM by Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor | 12 comments »

I have been reading about the Incra Table Saw fence for a while now and finally decided to bite the bullet (or bite the wallet) and buy one. All that I can say is that this fence lives up to all the expectations I have of it. This gave me the opportunity to do a fine tuning of my Grizzly saw and adjust everything that could possibly be fine tuned before installing the Incra fence system. The setup was easy and fast with the well written instructions. Easy to install and easy to adjust. I spe...

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So you found an old tool.....

So you found an old tool.....

12-04-2009 11:53 PM by WayneC | 1 comment »

Restoring, Tuning & Using Classic Woodworking tools by Michael Dunbar256 pages.Published in 1989 This is an excellent book that I have had in my library for quite a while. It is currently out of print, so it has become quite expensive on the second hand market. You can find it on Amazon.com or half.com. The book is well written with lots of photographs to illustrate the author’s points. He covers information about why and how to select old tools and then goes in detail in s...

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Master Woodworking Plans a Sham

Master Woodworking Plans a Sham

12-04-2009 10:27 PM by grainandgrit | 9 comments »

Do Not buy this product:Master Woodworking Plans – http://www.masterwoodworkingplans.com/index.htmlThis is a sham – Not thousands of plans, but thousands of links – Broken Links to other websites.$9.99 to download 43MB of pure crap.Please spread the word and have these fools shut down.

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EZ squeeze dust collection hose clamps

EZ squeeze dust collection hose clamps

12-04-2009 10:22 PM by hairy | 1 comment »

Why didn’t I think of this? It’s too easy. I have to move my dust hose around a lot, and these work for me. They actually have a pretty good grip, but they won’t make your arms look Popeye. Unpacking and assembly is pretty straightforward, although there are no instructions . At 2 for $6, it’s a good deal. http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2080307/28347/2-piece-Double-Loop-Squeeze-Hose-Clamp-for-4-Dust-Collection-Hose.aspx

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Very nice Magazine

Very nice Magazine

12-04-2009 04:19 PM by David Craig | 8 comments »

A friend of mine recently gifted me with a subscription to Woodsmith Magazine, a publication of August Home Publishing. I have leafed through a number of woodworking type publications over the last couple years (in fact I am a subscriber to Wood Magazine) and have often been left unimpressed with the quality of the material contained within. There are quite a few niceties that this particular publication has that many do not. I will list some of the positives that most impressed me. 1. The...

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A Must Have for Afficianatos

A Must Have for Afficianatos

12-03-2009 10:15 PM by DannyBoy | 5 comments »

After reading the article (for the fourth time) “A Joiner’s Tool Chest” by Roy Underhill I had toolboxes and tool chests on my mind. So, when I was looking through the tool books at the library last night and happened across this book, I quickly snatched it up and glanced through it. Well, my wife had to remind me that the library hours were closing in and we needed to go because from the start I was engrossed! This is a great book. Especially, if you have any love of ...

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