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Great drill...but

Great drill...but

02-12-2009 at 07:15 AM by Cathy Krumrei | 20 comments »

This drill has alot of long lasting power and when the battery goes dead..it’s dead! We received 2 batteries and it doesn’t take long to recharge the dead one. The downfall I have with this-the bit loosens when in reverse. You really have to hold to tighten the chuck…but for me the bit still drops on the floor. I may find something to add around it as the plastic tends to just slip from my grip and it can hurt. With the 18V it’s a bit on the heavier side but the power ...

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It's got rough spots but it works well.

It's got rough spots but it works well.

02-11-2009 at 08:33 PM by Tim Dorcas | 5 comments »

For the past 5 months I have been looking for a new jointer. When I first started woodworking 4 years ago (has it really been long?), I purchased a Mastercraft 6” Bench Jointer. While it has served me well, it only worked for shorter pieces and it seemed to tear out everything except soft wood. Given that I am now a commited woodworker for life, I decided I really needed to get a “real jointer”. I went to all of the woodworking shops in my area but I couldn’t really fi...

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Precise Repeatability for Multiples

Precise Repeatability for Multiples

02-10-2009 at 01:35 PM by Marco Cecala | 5 comments »

I am currently building a set of 6 Arts & Crafts chairs as designed by Kevin Rodel in FWW. I will be doing a project posting soon, but wanted to recommend a tool that really helped me on this job. In order to reduce individual fitting and trimming of all the joints, it is necessary to make mortises in the same place on each piece. With this jig, it’s easy to do. The tall back leg has 5 mortises, half of them angled. I was able to set up the jig, and place the mortises so the teno...

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An Extinct Tool for Bending Wire!

An Extinct Tool for Bending Wire!

02-08-2009 at 03:01 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 15 comments »

You can’t buy one of these anymore, but I thought it would be an enjoyable review. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is a tool I acquired from my Father-in-law after he sold his house. He was thinning out his things, & I ran across this in a box of stuff. I have used this tool to make a multitude of things. I even made a 20’ long chain for my dog. There’s no end to what you can make with it. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...

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Rarely needed yet useful

Rarely needed yet useful

02-07-2009 at 12:27 AM by JuniorJoiner | 6 comments »

I have had a set of the Lie-Nielsen Joinery floats for a few months now, and unbelievably i have even found uses for them.When i first saw these tools advertised on their site, I actually called my wife over , and showed her. Not from amazement or anything like that, but to tell her to never get them for me. Apparently she pays as much attention as i would to her new shoes, because just short weeks later they arrived. Smiling and being thankful, I put them all in the tool roll, and tossed ...

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Handplanes, which, where, how, and why do they give the best surface

Handplanes, which, where, how, and why do they give the best surface

02-03-2009 at 04:53 PM by PurpLev | 12 comments »

I have recently started using the local library service and gotten a lot of reading material, from the taunton press, popular woodworking publishing, and others (japanese woodworking and such), and while some were a nice ‘introductory’ level material, others excelled at the level of knowledge, the ease to grasp it, and the relevance it had when trying to apply it to the everyday woodworking experience. This one was one of them! While some books bore you (me) with endless storie...

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Thompson bowl gouge and Thompson detail gouge

Thompson bowl gouge and Thompson detail gouge

02-02-2009 at 07:10 PM by jeffthewoodwacker | 7 comments »

I have seen a few postings on Lumberjocks about Thompson lathe tools (www.thompsonlathetools.com) and wanted to let everyone know these are some of the best turning tools that I have ever used. I purchased my first Thompson tool a couple of years ago and now own the complete set. Pictured are the 7/16” Thompson detail gouge and the 5/8” Thompson bowl gouge. The tools arrive sharp and ready to use right out of the box. They hold an edge better than every other tool that I have. ...

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Rare Earth Magnets

Rare Earth Magnets

02-01-2009 at 08:45 PM by Dusty56 | 8 comments »

I am offering this site as a possible source for LJ’s that might be needing such an item . I see a lot of projects here that use them , so only the LJ’s that have purchased them in the past can determine whether or not this item is as good or better priced . I hope this helps someone in need . : ) http://www.teachersource.com/ElectricityAndMagnetism/NeodymiumMagnets/MicroMagnets.aspx

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BowlSaw

BowlSaw

01-31-2009 at 07:43 AM by DougTx | 10 comments »

I had a very good experience with the 6” BowlSaw. The pictures show a black walnut blank that I now have a bowl and another piece that can be turned into a smaller bowl and/or a box. I followed the instructions included with the tool and did not have any problems. I started at 120 rpms and finished at 400 rpms. Will probably get the 8” tool and thus can core larger blanks and possibly make 3 bowl out of one blank.DougTx

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Using Steussy's 6" and 8" bowlsaw

Using Steussy's 6" and 8" bowlsaw

01-31-2009 at 01:11 AM by Bob Collins | 10 comments »

I have used the bowlsaws on soft and hard wood blanks, including Australian Red Gum, expensive burl blanks and other exotic wood, I realised that FINALLY here is a tool for the serious and the hobby turner alike.An inexpensive tool for saving the core of that expensive blank you bought which normally you would turn 75% of into saw dust. The size of the blank you start with will determine if you will get two or three bowls from the one blank and the more depth the blank has will give ...

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