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Best kept cleaning secret

Best kept cleaning secret

04-04-2010 02:01 AM by Routerisstillmyname | 24 comments »

Stop wasting your money on those so-called cleaners that require you to mortgage your tools just to get few ounces of water and soap in a fancy package. EASY-OFF has been around a long time with a proven track record.It comes in several different skin removing flavors and I guarantee you’ll be amazed at the results.It’ll make your saw blades; router bits, forstner bits and anything that can’t be recognized anymore look like it’s brand new.Oh yeah, make sure you wear gloves.

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Porter-Cable 10" Job Site Saw PCB220TS

Porter-Cable 10" Job Site Saw PCB220TS

04-03-2010 07:55 AM by bobdobbs | 20 comments »

Thanks to Laffayette Jack, for having one of the only reviews anywhere on this saw. I was in the situation of having my old craftsman portable die mid-project. I was never very happy with that saw anyway, so I started looking at craigslist for real saws and just stopped by Lowes to see what they had for prices. Being surprised to see the Porter Cable saws (both PCB220TS $299 and PCB270TS $599) as well as all of the other Porter Cable tools that I’ve never seen (Planers, Jointers, S...

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Getting the right fit for hinges and brass screws is problematic

Getting the right fit for hinges and brass screws is problematic

04-02-2010 05:17 PM by Bob #2 | 17 comments »

I had occasion to purchase some extruded brass extra narrow butt hinges for project I’m working on this week around here Lee Valley is the only game in town for this type of hardware.Unfortunately with the help of the counter clerk I managed to bollocks up the matching screw head sizes receive available hinge. Notwithstandingm yet another trip to the store on Saturday morning I found that they suggested head size #4 did not completely match the countersink in these hinges.Nothing in fi...

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They need to rework the way it sits on WorkSharp 3000

They need to rework the way it sits on WorkSharp 3000

04-01-2010 04:31 PM by Eric_S | 7 comments »

So I just got the WS3000 this weekend and had a chance to play around with it. This thing is amazing, I have been rehoning all my chisels and plane irons less than 2” in assembly line fashion (all backs at 120 grit, then bevels, then all backs at 400 grit, then bevels, and so on). This thing is amazing, super easy to use, and very quick compared to the manual Scary Sharp method. Now onto the wide blade attachment that I purchased for my 2 3/8” plane iron at $69.99 The angl...

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RIKON Customer Service - Thumbs Up

RIKON Customer Service - Thumbs Up

03-31-2010 03:38 PM by DaveMiller | 11 comments »

I have owned a RIKON Mini Lathe for about 3 years and have never had one problem with it. Through misuse/abuse on my part, a couple of parts needed to be replaced. I called RIKON customer service and was greeted very professionally by Dan. I told him I needed to order a few parts and he offerred to transfer me to the parts department which he did. After just a few seconds, Dan came back on and told me that all the parts guys were on the phone and he offerred to take my order. He was able...

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Order from Cherrytree Toys

Order from Cherrytree Toys

03-30-2010 04:37 PM by Raymond | 4 comments »

I placed an order with Cherrytree toys last Thursday, and recieved it yesterday. Packaging was great. Shipping was fast, phone service was friendly and knowledgeable. Prices were great. It was exactly what I ordered, nothing back ordered. Totally happy and would very much recomend them to anyone looking for plans, books , supplies.

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Milescraft Model 1201 BasePlate / Bushing Set, boring but good.

Milescraft Model 1201 BasePlate / Bushing Set, boring but good.

03-29-2010 06:53 PM by Kerry Drake | 5 comments »

I had to keep my stools in storage for over year after tearing down one shop then having a big delay in starting the new shop due to health issues. When I took all my stuff back out of storage I found I was missing (i.e. I lost) some little do-dads here and there. One of them was some of the accessory pieces to my router. How we got by without the internet I do not know, but after a little Google magic I had this product shipped to me and all was right with the world.

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A helical head for under $300?

A helical head for under $300?

03-28-2010 02:59 PM by mckenziedrums | 25 comments »

I’ve seen a couple people post about the Accu-Head cutter heads but I’ve yet to actually see a true review of it… Back Story: A few months ago I was getting rather frustrated with my Ryobi planer and without the funds to buy a new $500 Steel City planer (the least expensive helical planer that I know of) I decided to pull the trigger on this upgrade. The Accu-Head.com website isn’t exactly faith inspiring but knowing they make the heads for the Steel City I figured ...

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Keeping the shop cleaner

Keeping the shop cleaner

03-27-2010 04:06 PM by brianl | 4 comments »

In February I finally got a table saw. It’s used and fairly old, but it was free, so I can’t complain too much. It didn’t come with a stand or with any sort of dust collection mechanism. After tuning it up and running some plywood through it I was amazed at how much dust was kicked up. I decided that I needed to get a bag or something to help. I searched around and found the Keen Product's DustCutter on Amazon. Once orderded, it was shipped very quickly and arrived q...

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Abranet Sanding Mesh

Abranet Sanding Mesh

03-25-2010 09:42 PM by Darell | 5 comments »

I thought I’d try this Abranet Sanding Mesh to sand my pen blanks. Sanding has always been the hated chore of my penmaking. The Abranet Sanding Mesh has made this task much easier. I cut a 1” strip off each of 5 grits and after 15 pens I’m still using the same pieces and they don’t show any signs of wearing out yet. This stuff is much, much easier to use that the old sandpaper strips I had before. I won’t be using the old stuff any more. Wish I’d boug...

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