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More Than Worth the Money

More Than Worth the Money

12-31-2008 01:20 AM by Tomcat1066 | 10 comments »

While wandering through Lowe’s, I saw this bad boy just sitting there with a $30 price tag. Since I found myself in no position to own a table saw for the foreseeable future, it looked like it would solve one of my biggest problems: how to rip boards down. The Accu-Rip attaches to your circular saw with two small screws located at the front of the guide. It takes a bit of time to get it set right, because it’s edge must line up with the blade just so, but once it does, it wo...

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Toastiest shop ever

Toastiest shop ever

12-30-2008 01:31 PM by motthunter | 7 comments »

I had debated for a long time to find the best solution to heat my garage shop at home. Forced air is no good since the filters will be clogged with dust all of the time, and a heater that burns the shop air has too many drawbacks including humidity control, possible fires, and consumption of oxygen in the room. I decided that whatever heater I get had to use outside air and vent outside. My choice was this radiant tube heater from SRP. I have it hung and in the photo was still testin...

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The Steussy 6" BowlSaw

The Steussy 6" BowlSaw

12-28-2008 06:56 AM by lew | 5 comments »

This is my first tool review at LumberJocks. I received this as a Christmas gift and couldn’t wait to try it out! The saw worked exactly as advertised. I have the 6” model and was able to create a daughter bowl blank that was 4” in diameter and just shy of 2” deep. (The 4” diameter is a little over the limit of this model- see next paragraph). The wood I was using was hard Maple. The most difficult part of the entire process was creating the “slot” in the “parent” bowl to al...

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Always something.

Always something.

12-28-2008 03:07 AM by Routerisstillmyname | 9 comments »

Well, it is dead on 100% accurate measured against my super square inside and out. I would give it 5 stars but falls way short in the locking department. Good for saw blades, magnet all around, (like it’s little square brother) and nice thick blades. good visible LCD, stable reading and location(not covered by blade). But have to be very careful when using it for what it was designed for that is measuring wall angles due to incredibly lousy locking mechanism.Get one if it’s on super sale.

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Simply the best I have used

Simply the best I have used

12-26-2008 09:24 PM by KBC | 16 comments »

This planer/Molder/Sander/Gang saw machine was pricey ($2,350 or@ $90.00 per month) It came with a ‘pro pack’ which included:18-1/8 inch unit 5 hp motor.(220 single phase for blades/110 pinch rollers) Acc. shaft for mounting gang saws/molding knives(drum sander and planer shafts only require end sets)Knife holderDust chuteBed board(slick material which allows very smooth working of the material)Drum sanding kit(drum and 2 different grits of paper/with velcro backing)2 (700) Saw...

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PSI Strata Blank Impulse Buy

PSI Strata Blank Impulse Buy

12-26-2008 06:21 AM by dmann | 5 comments »

On impulse I added a couple of Strata Bowl blanks to my last pen order from PSI. This entry is part project and part review. I included before/after pictures for comparison. Looking at the blanks when I got them I was a little wary of putting them on the lathe. There seemed to be a lot of dry joints. I picked a blank out today and used the bandsaw to rough out a circle. After cutting off the rough outside edges the integrity of the blank looked better and I decided to give a go at turning ...

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WOW! you can't judge a scraper until you try this one!!

WOW! you can't judge a scraper until you try this one!!

12-25-2008 05:39 PM by teenagewoodworker | 21 comments »

All i have to say is WOW!! these are my first LN products and they are amazing i got them for christmas and i love them. with the old ones that i had i would sit there for about 5 minutes just burnishing the heck out of them but i could never get anything more than dust. i opened these up today and took them downstairs to the shop. after a light burnishing for about 1 minute i was getting shavings! Thats right SHAVINGS! i can’t wait until i have some time to properly hone and really giv...

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a great little kit for anyone

a great little kit for anyone

12-25-2008 12:12 AM by teenagewoodworker | 8 comments »

this is the woodcraft wooden fishing lure kit. i just got the basic one to start off with but woodcraft has plenty of other kits for plenty of other styles of lures. they are really nice because if you have a lathe they are really easy to make or to make with someone like a kid. also if you’re good enough you can hand carve the whole thing. thats a little bit harder than turning them. the kit comes with all the hardware as well of instructions on making them. the picture below is just a...

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nice dvd about jigs

nice dvd about jigs

12-24-2008 11:29 PM by teenagewoodworker | 2 comments »

this is a really nice DVD about making and using jigs. its a good review of some jigs and how to make some of the most used jigs around Mr Neils shop. also tells a lot about the jigs and gets you on your way to develop and make your own jigs some of the jigs that are covered are a table saw miter sled bandsaw circle cutting jig odd parts clamping jig butterfly keys in miters and many more like all of Mr Neil’s DVDs he doesn’t focus totally on what t...

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A great DVD that really helps to improve your work!

A great DVD that really helps to improve your work!

12-24-2008 11:17 PM by teenagewoodworker | 2 comments »

Charles Neil’s patternmaking DVD covers just what it implies. making patterns and templates. it is a very thorough disc and covers everything you need to know. it covers -laying out patters -pattern materials -increasing pattern size -decreasing pattern size -using patterns -uses of patterns it is a great dvd and teaches so much. knowing these things can really help you a lot and get you on your way to making patterns which help your work because they...

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