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First Dovetails Ever.  Easy as Pie with the Akeda BC24 Dovetail Jig

First Dovetails Ever. Easy as Pie with the Akeda BC24 Dovetail Jig

07-12-2009 06:10 PM by thiel | 21 comments »

First, Some BackgroundThere’s one thing I should clarify so you’ll put this jig in the proper perspective: I’ve never made a dovetail. Not by hand, not by machine. I’ve never even seen a dovetail jig used (except on New Yankee Workshop). To be perfectly honest, I didn’t (until this morning) know the difference between a pin and a tail. That being said, I have aspirations of building fine furniture of my own design some day. And with those aspirations in mind, I try to make each tool p...

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Possibly the best pushblock ever made

Possibly the best pushblock ever made

07-12-2009 04:27 PM by Chris Wright | 17 comments »

Ok, so maybe that’s a bit strong of a statement, but it is a great push block. This push block allows you to feed stock through a table saw on both sides of the blade, parallel with out any slipping. One of the sides is 1/4 wide, the other is a 1/2 inch and there’s an adjustable center foot that can be slide to the left or right to make way for the blade. On the bottom is a great gripping surface that will find positive grip on just about any surface, well every surface I’...

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customer service

customer service

07-12-2009 03:56 PM by hootr | 7 comments »

i emailed freud customer service yesterday (saturday) about a problem with my router and to my surprise this morning they had responded with the information on parts and a tech support #. i really wasn’t expecting that over a weekend. great service i think the FT2000E has been table mounted since new, the last couple years, with no complaintsthe other day the router wouldn’t start. flipped the switch a couple times and it started. happened again a little later. loose wire, bad ...

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Part one of the long awaited review!

Part one of the long awaited review!

07-12-2009 05:02 AM by degoose | 23 comments »

Hello to one and all..So sorry for the delay in making this review but been busy making LLs and Boards. LOLAny way a few weeks ago we did some preliminary filming of the wee beastie and I just got the edited version..Not a great video but by the same token not a bad one either.,. my thanks go to Keith, Aaron and Luke .. the guys that make this magnificent machine., and to Stuart for filming me and the beast showing off some of its amazing features. This was shot in my workshop, so please excu...

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Harbor Freight Tools Work Bench affordable and useful

Harbor Freight Tools Work Bench affordable and useful

07-10-2009 09:11 PM by PKP | 20 comments »

I bought this Bench on sale for 159 dollars. plus tax for a total of 175.( I know TN sales tax is high). The Bench was easily put together in about 2 hours. I have to say for the money I dont think you could buy the wood to make your own workbench. I needed a workbench instead of using a door setting on top of 2 old speakers as a work table. The table top is flat and is finger jointed oak, The drawer sides and bottoms are not solid oak but MDF. All the rest of the bench is oak. The inst...

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Craftsman NEXTEC Multi-Tool

Craftsman NEXTEC Multi-Tool

07-10-2009 06:30 PM by Workbench_Warrior | 5 comments »

Craftsman NEXTEC Multi-Tool Their Product Description The compact 12 Volt battery provides the power of a full-sized battery in a smaller, lighter weight, longer lasting Lithium-Ion battery. One tool performs multiple tasks by using high-speed oscillations (15000 OPM), a 2.8 oscillation angle and six various attachments. The body of the tool features a soft grip handle, LED work light and an integrated dust bypass for comfort during use and enhanced visibility throughout any application...

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Powermatic Benchtop Mortiser, Model PM701

Powermatic Benchtop Mortiser, Model PM701

07-10-2009 06:02 AM by Don K. | 19 comments »

As many of you know, I have had a heck of a time getting a new benchtop mortiser lately. I had a Steel City Mortiser that I loved….and so did my dad. So I ordered him one from Woodcraft for fathers day, after several weeks of no mortiser, I finally got a e-mail from Woodcraft saying that Steel-city had missed three shipping dates and that the did not know when or even IF they would ever get them in. So they offered me a choice…get a full refund on what I paid ($269 on sale) or the...

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Grizzly G0690 Table Saw with riving knife

Grizzly G0690 Table Saw with riving knife

07-08-2009 08:50 PM by LHFLORIDA | 9 comments »

Received the saw about 2 weeks ago. Arrived in perfect condition. Picked it up from freight office using a flat bed trailer—-recommend using trailer and not truck. Four of us moved it to it’s mobile base ( I used the Delta mobile base and would recommend it for this saw). Table is well finished and flat. Assembly was simple and no “duh” moments. Saw has plenty of power and runs smooth with little or no vibration. I am sure it was just the luck of the draw, but my sa...

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My Critter Spray gun

My Critter Spray gun

07-08-2009 07:07 AM by duasbata | 12 comments »

Hi Guys. I don’t know if I’m doing this right or not. There was a previous review of this gun and I just wanted to give my review as well.Came across Woodgal’s entry about the Critter so I read more reviews from Amazon. Got my Critter Sprayer from Amazon for $33.81 free tax/shipping.Got 12 regular mouth Ball mason jars from our local Stater Bros. supermarket for around $10.Filled 1 with blue tinted water (used food coloring) just for practice, 1 with clear water for cleani...

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Not for the Feinthearted

Not for the Feinthearted

07-08-2009 03:05 AM by Roger Clark aka Rex | 20 comments »

I have looked at the Fein Multi Multimaster and the Rockwell offering, then sighed as I looked at my Social Security check.There is no way I could afford or justify this ocaissionaly used tool nomatter how great it was. Looks like it is waaaaaaaaaay overpriced considering for the same money you could get a good saw,router setup and many other heavy usage necessary tools. Yesterday I had to take the wife on her weekly pilgrimage to Walmart, so after dropping her off there I scooted around t...

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