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Review of Bosch 4100-09 saw and stand

Review of Bosch 4100-09 saw and stand

05-23-2015 08:29 PM by Ccl2011 | 5 comments »

PLEASE EXCUSE THE PICTURE, LUMBER JOCKS REQUIRED ONE. I AM AWAY FROM HOME AND COULDN’t RUN OUT TO THE GARAGE TO SNAP A SHOT. I am writing a review of my Bosch saw after a few months of use. I bought this saw last November after my Ryobi saw up and died during a project. I looked at several saws in the $600-$800 range and narrowed it down to four options. The Bosch and DeWalt jobsite saws, and the Delta and Ridgid contractor saws. My requirements were in a realativly compact saw th...

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Poor Bit Ruins a Nice Jig

Poor Bit Ruins a Nice Jig

05-21-2015 05:37 PM by pintodeluxe | 5 comments »

I have used large acrylic shelf pin drilling jigs in the past, which worked fine. Some models are actually too big to fit in an existing cabinet, so the small size of this unit was appealing. After all you can use the index pin and cut as many holes as you need. The plastic template itself works fine. It is well thought out, and has some nice features. The “clamping zone” should be longer, because the clamps sometimes interfere with the drilling operation. The indexing pin...

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3 PHASE DISK SANDER POWERED BY A TECO VFD USING A SINGLE PHASE 240V

3 PHASE DISK SANDER POWERED BY A TECO VFD USING A SINGLE PHASE 240V

05-21-2015 04:12 PM by Jagerheister | 8 comments »

I purchased a MAX UNIVERSAL 3-PHASE 18” pedestal disk sander at an online auction. I decided to use a variable frequency drive to power it instead of a rotary phase converter, or buying a single phase motor. I purchased a TECO FM50 VFD. This video shows the Un-boxing, product review, installation, and operation. More specifically, it shows how easy it is to wire up VFD, and how easy it is to use. I also mention some determining factors in choosing a VFD, and provide tips on wirin...

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Rockler 3-Piece Silicone Glue Application Kit

Rockler 3-Piece Silicone Glue Application Kit

05-20-2015 04:19 AM by B4B | 7 comments »

I picked this up on a whim. I was looking for an ink roller, or glue roller, and couldn’t find either at a local woodworking supply shop. I did find this gem and for $15 I figured I’d give it a try. I’ve used it a couple times now, and both times I intentionally left the glue dry on the brush/applicator/tray and it came off as advertised. As for longevity, only time will tell.

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Starrett Bimetal Band saw blades

Starrett Bimetal Band saw blades

05-18-2015 11:41 PM by robscastle | 8 comments »

I saw a bi metal blade working at Degoose’s workshop, Larry demomstrated cutting a couple of rips from some timber and the results were very impressive. He cut two runs from a length of timber and produced very accurate results from his band saw fitted with a new Kreg fence. With this in mind I decided to try it for myself on my bandsaw, which BTW is notorious for cutting where ever it wants to, generally not where the operator wants it to go. So I purchased two Blades:-1×224...

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A Trio of Sweethearts.

A Trio of Sweethearts.

05-18-2015 10:28 PM by Ken90712 | 10 comments »

I have been trying you use hand tools more in the shop. I have to admit, I’m all about the power tools. I have a bunch of friends on here that use and talk about hand-planes in great detail. I have had these 3 for a while now and feel comfortable enough to comment on them. Reading past posts from fellow Lumberjocks I knew about planes needing a quick sharpening out of box being required. I tested all 3 of these first before sharpening. I sharpened up to 6000 grit after that. I have ...

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General Finishes Java Gel

General Finishes Java Gel

05-18-2015 01:19 PM by CalumetWoodworks | 9 comments »

I really liked how this stain applied. It is thick like pudding and doesn’t smell real bad either. Application is straight forward. You can use a rag, brush, or any other applicator. In my use I went with a stain pad (basically a foam sponge wrapped in terry cloth). I put on a really thick coat, let it sit for about 5 minutes and wiped the excess off. I let the first coat dry over night and applied a second coat. Since I was staining maple it took awhile for me to get the hang of a...

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Review help needed !

Review help needed !

05-16-2015 07:51 PM by usmcshooter | 10 comments »

We are interested in demonstrating, and letting folks use a new mortise and dowel hole jig, for response and interest to help with how well it will be received in the market place, within 300 miles of Austin / San Antonio TX, or more if necessary ?? Anyone interested ? There are no wood shows to go to, to demonstrate this jig, so we are looking for individuals, a wood working club, or group of woodworkers to demonstrate it to, and let them use, for feed back. No cost or obligation. If you ...

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Wonderful Customer Service Experience

Wonderful Customer Service Experience

05-15-2015 09:25 PM by Lenny | 17 comments »

This is just to share a positive customer service experience. I know these days good customer service is often hit or miss. That said, I purchased the shop stool pictured above, over 2 years ago. Recently, while reaching down to pick something up, while still seated, I caused the seat to crack. The chair is rated for about 330 lbs. and while I am well below that weight, I was putting a lot of stress on an edge of the seat as I reached down. I called Woodcraft with the intention of simp...

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Cheapest no-tip track upgrade I can find

Cheapest no-tip track upgrade I can find

05-15-2015 02:35 PM by paxorion | 7 comments »

Ever since the IWF 2014, I have been dying to pick up the new BORA guide systems. After months of hunting and phone calls to BORA, I finally managed to get my hands on the BORA saw plate. The short story is…it’s awesome. Paired with the BORA WTX, this answers the mail on a track system upgrade for my Porter Cable PC15TCSMK. The Good: Works as advertised. The saw guide is (supposedly) compatible with any straight edge guide in the market. I’ve tested it with both t...

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