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Dura-Block  hand sanding blocks

Dura-Block hand sanding blocks

01-02-2009 06:07 PM by GaryCN | 5 comments »

Sold at automotive stores or Amazon these are a very nice woodworking tool accessory. They come in many shapes, I have 4. I use them with 3M Stikit paper that comes in 2 3/4 in X 45 yard rolls. 1 roll will last forever.Dura-Block 3M StikitIt’s nice to have a 16” block with a comfortable grip.

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Jet JFM-5 Initial Assemble and Use Review

Jet JFM-5 Initial Assemble and Use Review

01-02-2009 04:40 AM by jcecil | 5 comments »

Like many others I recently purchased the Jet floor mortiser from CPO for 499-150 in Jet Rebates, so first off it was a fantastic deal that drove me to the tool. The tool was drop shipped directly from Jet. The tool arrived in two boxes that were on a pallat and shrink wrapped with little to no damage more than a small knick on the cardboard, so A+ to Jet and the freight company for packing and shipping. One box contains the stand and weighs in the 40 lbs neighborhood, then comes the oth...

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More bowls less shavings

More bowls less shavings

01-02-2009 03:13 AM by jeffthewoodwacker | 4 comments »

I was given the opportunity to test out the Steussy 6” bowl saw and I was impressed. I have used several different coring systems to get multiple bowls from one blank but always felt that the cost of most of these would keep most turners from purchasing. Dick Steussy has created an inexpensive tool that gives even novice turners the opportunity to get two or three bowls out of one blank.The bowl saw has a good handle to hold what looks like sawsall blade on steroids. You mount your b...

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Grizzly G0513X2 17" Bandsaw 2HP w/Cast Iron Trunnion

Grizzly G0513X2 17" Bandsaw 2HP w/Cast Iron Trunnion

01-02-2009 03:02 AM by Padre | 20 comments »

Just received this on Monday. It came via UPS Freight, and I paid $39 extra for the lift gate service. I highly recommend this service since this saw is a beast! 1. It came in one of flimsiest ‘crates’, if you can call it that, that I have ever seen. This saw weighs in at 325 pounds, more like 425 pounds, and this crate was built for maybe 200 pounds max. 2. The email instructions tell you to inspect the crate for damage before signing. I did this, saw nothing, and sig...

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SawStop 10-Inch Contractors Saw with 50" rails and 30" outfeed table Assembly

SawStop 10-Inch Contractors Saw with 50" rails and 30" outfeed table Assembly

01-02-2009 02:46 AM by Padre | 11 comments »

My saw arrived last week and my sons had to go pick it up at WoodCraft for me since I had shoulder surgery last Tuesday. Well, I felt good enough yesterday to start assembling my new SawStop Contractors table saw. The first thing I noticed is that it was boxed, packed and labeled very clearly. Each box had what was inside clearly printed on the outside so there was no guessing, no “eenie-meenie-miney-mo” type activity. I ordered:10” contractor sawmobile basecast iron...

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Fine woodworking Archive 1975-2008

Fine woodworking Archive 1975-2008

01-01-2009 09:19 PM by a1Jim | 5 comments »

Hey Gang I have subscribed to up to 12 different Magazines at one time and My favorite has been Finewoodworking.I know each woodworker has there own favorite . The truth of the matter is I have complete collections of Fine woodworking , Fine Home building , Wood , Woodsmith, and woodshop News plus a couple hundred books. If you think that takes up a lot of room your right. When they announced the were coming out with a complete collection of Fine Woodworking on DVD I was sceptical about ho...

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4 star blade for a 3 star price

4 star blade for a 3 star price

12-31-2008 02:46 AM by marcb | 1 comment »

I purchased this blade for a few dollars more than a standard cheapish Oldham. For this price it is an unbelievable value. The blade is quite and does both rips and crosscuts with very good results. I gave this blade 4 stars compairing it to other blades in other price ranges. I feel that this is fair because a $10 blade usually gives you 1 star worth of performance and the only recommendation is to upgrade to a more expensive blade. Compared to the Oldham blade this is a no brainer,...

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Worth Every Penny

Worth Every Penny

12-31-2008 01:27 AM by Tomcat1066 | 4 comments »

I gotta have my music. In fact, for some reason I concentrate better when I have music going than when I don’t. However, with the scream of power tools, it can get lost. Not only that, but something has to help pass the time when sanding! Well, the Work Tune does the job just fine. I picked this one up for $50 from Lowe’s with some Christmas money, and I’m thrilled with it. First the hearing protection: It works great. I can hear the scream of the machines, but n...

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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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