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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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A Great DVD!!

A Great DVD!!

12-24-2008 08:04 PM by teenagewoodworker | 6 comments »

The Adventures of Bob and Charles is a DVD by Bob Kloes and Charles Neil covering the design and construction of a Keeping Chest and a Colonial Candle Box. it is a 7 disc dvd with something like 7 hours or so of video. it is a great DVD and covers everything that there is to cover. I will list all of the things that are shown for both the keeping chest and candle box Keeping Chest -dovetails -ogre feet -applied moldings -hinge installation -lock installation -...

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 great little workhorse for the money

great little workhorse for the money

12-24-2008 07:32 PM by teenagewoodworker | 6 comments »

I got this planer a few months ago and since i got it i have been giving it a lot of work. i have probably run close to 200 bf through this planer and i am still on my first set of knives. which is good considering some of the woods i’ve put through it including hickory which is a demon to any blade. its is a nice little powerhouse though. it works wonderfully and has the power to take the full 1/16” off of any board with ease. it is very heavy duty too. i have stood on it before ...

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Very, Very nice beginner lathe

Very, Very nice beginner lathe

12-24-2008 06:00 AM by teenagewoodworker | 18 comments »

i have had my Jet mini lathe for about 5 months now and it is a solid performer. there is a lot to consider when looking at lather so this will be a pretty long review but worth it. Power Power is a big thing when looking into a lathe. this lathe is 1/2 hp which is underpowered. this lathe does do quite well though. i find that i can stall it up up usually i am good. the only times that i have been able to stall it up is when roughing out very large out of true logs. other than that it ...

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Craftsman Professional 22124 10" table saw

Craftsman Professional 22124 10" table saw

12-20-2008 03:49 PM by Frostyjo | 23 comments »

After months of reading reviews and a little groveling at home, I finally got myself a new table saw. I decided on the Craftsman 22124. One of the first things I noticed while I was researching was the Craftsman, Delta and Steel City hybrid saws appear to be identical. The only noted differences are the fences offered, and the Delta comes with extension legs. The shipping label on the box my saw came in was labeled ‘Steel City’ and had the model number of their hybrid (with a Craftsman la...

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K-Grip Siphon Spray Gun aka Critter Spray Gun

K-Grip Siphon Spray Gun aka Critter Spray Gun

12-19-2008 04:47 AM by Matt (Upper Cut) | 11 comments »

This is a review of the following http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=17858&filter=critter%20spray I have had this for a while, and it was $40 when I bought it, it’s $50 now. I primarily use this for spraying interior latex paint on furniture. This gun has a bad rep, but I like it. Yes, it makes a cloud—wear lung protection. I mix the paint with water, pop it on the compressor, set it to 40psi (I have a little pancake compressor) and spray small projects. I ...

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A good starter miter saw or second miter saw for fast work

A good starter miter saw or second miter saw for fast work

12-18-2008 12:31 AM by ferstler | 5 comments »

I am not sure if this saw is still available with the exact specifications and model number of this one, but they do have one in the same price class: $99.00 and it probably works just as well. As with all models in this size class, the saw can cut a 2×6 at 90 degrees and a 2×4 at 45. The miter-lock handle in right in front and the bevel release is in the back. It can bevel in one direction out to 45 degrees and the motor is a decently powerful 14-amp job. It comes with a decent ...

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Check out from the Library...

Check out from the Library...

12-16-2008 06:15 PM by DannyBoy | 5 comments »

I was astonished to actually find something at the local library that I found at the B&B earlier this year! I actually found a lot of new books in the section where I had combed over many times before. When I saw this particular one, I checked it out because I saw a sideboard that would fit some storage in our house perfectly. Unfortunately, it wasn’t until I got home that I realized there isn’t as much plan in this book as a parts list and some finished product. This seem...

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A good tool for the price

A good tool for the price

12-16-2008 03:18 PM by Mark Shymanski | 3 comments »

On the Friday before my weekend o’sawdust I went the store closest to Lee Valley we have here in Brandon, Wooden Edge intending to buy just some nobs, T-nuts and mitre slot material for some jigs I was intending on making. Well the buying frenzy came over me (note to self: never go to hardware/tool stores with a loaded credit card) and I bought the required stuff but some baltic birch plywood, and this clamp thingy from Samona. The image of this tool is from the Samonoa web site (h...

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The Best Compact Light Bulb at the Best Price

The Best Compact Light Bulb at the Best Price

12-16-2008 05:26 AM by FJPetruso | 21 comments »

Several months ago i needed to replace some incandescent light bulbs that were burned out. So while waiting for a prescription at the local drug store I was checking out the houseware departent & bumped into the new Compact Florescent Light Bulbs. The price wasn’t too bad so I decided to try a box of the 100 watt equivalent. I found that they were very bright, didn’t get as hot as regular light bulbs & best of all used only 23 Watts of energy. I also found that even th...

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