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Hand cut dovetails--faster, cleaner, more precise.  What's not to like?

Hand cut dovetails--faster, cleaner, more precise. What's not to like?

25 days ago by JayT | 33 comments »

Like many woodworkers, I wanted to learn to make hand cut dovetails, but struggled with getting a precise joint. After some disappointing early results, I was ready to either quit or get some help. Somewhere along the line I had seen a blog post that linked a David Barron video where he used a magnetic saw guide. I decided to bite the bullet and purchase one of the 1:5 guides and hope that helped my joinery. I know that traditionally dovetails are 1:8 or 1:6, but since the ratio is fa...

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Deluxe Gopher Pick-up Tool

Deluxe Gopher Pick-up Tool

26 days ago by MrRon | 6 comments »

This is not a woodworker tool, but it is a tool none-the-less. Made of plastic, aluminum and spring steel; operated by hand, it is used to pick up items that are out of reach with suction cup like grippers. Originally intended for older people who have difficulty picking up items that are out of reach, I have found more uses for this tool than it was intended for. Although I’m not an old person (only 79), I do have difficulty picking up small items that fall to the floor in my shop. Th...

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The Little Vac That Could

The Little Vac That Could

26 days ago by pashley | 2 comments »

Ok, never thought I’d be writing a review about a shop vac, but… I ordered this by mail order from Home Depot, wanting to replace my burned out 16 gallon shop vac, which was used to collect sawdust from my big tools. This was a wrong choice, because the hose diameter was only 1 1/4”, and not the 2 1/2” I really needed – my mistake. Nevertheless, the assembly was easy, and I appreciated it used vac bags, which is much easier to change, versus tipping ove...

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HTC Lumber Rack

HTC Lumber Rack

27 days ago by rodneyh | 4 comments »

I have 2 of these and they work great. Just wanted to post this review because they are currently on sale at woot.com for $34.99. Shipping is $5 flat rate no matter how many you buy (they have a max of 3). It’s on the right side of the page 1/2 way down. I’ve used the site numerous times. Sale will end Monday at midnight EST.

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Craftsman 10 inch Saw 113.298762-Truly 3.75 out of 5 stars, after all these years...

Craftsman 10 inch Saw 113.298762-Truly 3.75 out of 5 stars, after all these years...

27 days ago by RibsBrisket4me | 9 comments »

Tool Review, Craftsman Contractor Saw 113.298763, Made 1996. I’ve had this saw since 2002, so I figure I’ve used it enough to write a fairly balanced and accurate review. I bought the saw from a good friend who was the first owner. I paid $225 for the saw, three Craftsman blades and some push sticks.He used it primarily to remodel his basement, and he did one heck of a job. I helped him quite a bit and learned a lot. This is my second table saw. My first was a direct drive Craftsman tha...

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my first apron - Thanks Marc!

my first apron - Thanks Marc!

27 days ago by rhybeka | 9 comments »

I’ve been looking for a while for a shop apron that met my criteria – had to have pockets for pencils, fit over my winter clothes, take abuse (since I seem to be hard on all of my clothes), and, well I guess this is where being female comes in, not be butt ugly. I’ve had my eye on TheWoodWhisperer's shop apron a while now, just haven’t been able to pony up for it. When I was able to a few weeks ago, I went to order it and saw it was out of stock. I emailed and asked...

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Illustrated Cabinetmaking How to Design and Construct Furniture That Works By Bill Hylton Fox Chapel

Illustrated Cabinetmaking How to Design and Construct Furniture That Works By Bill Hylton Fox Chapel

28 days ago by TooliganGalloot | 8 comments »

Illustrated Cabinetmaking How to Design and Construct Furniture That WorksBy Bill Hylton Fox Chapel Publishing ISBN: 978-1-56523-369-0 “This book is divided into 4 sections: Fundamentals, Joints, Subassemblies and Furniture. Each section clearly explains and illustrates the section topic well with easily understood terms or readily supplied definitions for new terms. The illustrations and text really do an excellent job of communicating how a particular joint or aspect of furniture work. I...

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A better saw than I thought it would be

A better saw than I thought it would be

30 days ago by bonesbr549 | 25 comments »

I will not go over the safety side of the tool nor the politics as those have been beat to death. Well I’ve been lusting for a SS since they first came out, but being out of my budget started a savings fund. My Grizzly 1023SLX had served me well but I wanted to upgrade and really like the safety feature. With the last project providing a significant bump in my $$, I bit the bullet and ordered it back in early Feb. It supposed to be delivered on a Friday and it dumped a foot of snow. ...

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Rob Cosman's Ruthlessly Propagated Plane Blade and Chipbreaker

Rob Cosman's Ruthlessly Propagated Plane Blade and Chipbreaker

32 days ago by TheWoodenOyster | 9 comments »

Hey there everyone. I have been feeling bad lately because all I do is read reviews. I am going to try try to start writing more. So here it goes. I always wondered about the aftermarket plane blades and whether or not they made much of a difference. Well, I got a good old No.4 about 6 months ago and figured I would have a go with one of the 2” IBC Pinnacle blade and chipbreaker sets that Rob Cosman ruthlessly advertises. The blade and breaker showed up and little honing was re...

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Amazing Saw Blade - No Burning!!!

Amazing Saw Blade - No Burning!!!

32 days ago by Jerry | 18 comments »

On the advice of many Lumberjocks after my forum post about having problems burning Maple, I went out today and bought this blade. This is the magic bullet. No burning, No resistance smooth smooth smooth cutting!!!! Buy this blade now.

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