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Incra miter gauge very good, but it takes a bit of work

Incra miter gauge very good, but it takes a bit of work

10-13-2014 04:51 AM by ic3ss | 23 comments »

So I finally took the plunge and ditched my miter gauge that came with my old Unisaw. I never really used it, it just sat there if needed. Well, I knew from experience that it was crap so it has gone away. Bought the 1000HD a while back and have been using it for a few weeks and man am I impressed. This is what Made in USA is all about. I’ve been loving everything about it, but it took a bit of work. I picked it up at Rockler on sale for $119. First off, the thing is packaged ver...

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Design Limited

Design Limited

10-12-2014 11:25 PM by OSU55 | 7 comments »

I recently purchased this little jewel off Craigslist for $50 (retail $115). This is the low angle version 102, not the standard angle 103. The seller had been a product mgr for Woodcraft back in the ‘80’s, and had acquired the plane then. It had not seen much use – I don’t think it had even been honed. I don’t think it would have worked all that well as there were raised areas at the rear corners of the mouth, possibly from excessive force in use (dull blade?) o...

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Aluminium 4" Box Clamp Review

Aluminium 4" Box Clamp Review

10-10-2014 07:39 PM by timbertailor | 7 comments »

I am old school, so buying metal tools that once were standard, everyday commodities, seems to be something that has lived with me as I have grown over the years. I seem to appreciate metal tools more and more every day( in this day and age of injected, molded plastic, disposable tools and appliances made in an Asian country that American company’s can not compete with) that are made state side. I put off buying these for many years and struggled through the process of assembly and g...

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Like sitting down with grand-dad...

Like sitting down with grand-dad...

10-09-2014 05:42 PM by StumpyNubs | 2 comments »

A generation of woodworking masters is passing away. Nakashima and Maloof are gone, Charles Neil isn’t getting any younger (just kidding, Charles) and Frank Klausz recently retired. That’s not to say there’s a shortage of masters. A new generation has already produced the likes of Adams, Huey, Sellers and Nubs. But the old-timers were different. And that’s why I enjoyed the new interview with Frank Klausz conducted by David Thiel and titled: “The Man Behind the Bow Saw”. (Read the review b...

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My tenon making solution

My tenon making solution

10-09-2014 01:33 AM by CharlesA | 4 comments »

I’ve made tenons using several different methods. I had avoided buying a tenoning jig because it seemed like an unnecessary outlay of funds. I could make them by hand, with the bandsaw, or using a dado blade on the table saw. But for whatever reasons, I always have been a little frustrated by how they came out. I ended up doing way too much fine tuning with chisel/plane/sandpaper. So, I bit the bullet and purchased the Grizzly tenoning jig through Amazon, $88.59. I was annoyed...

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Duelen Planer Blade Sharpening Jig 12"

Duelen Planer Blade Sharpening Jig 12"

10-06-2014 11:28 PM by PatrickB | 6 comments »

Got this handy little gizmo in the mail the other day and used it right off on my DeWalt 12 1/2” planer blades. I would wait until all six edges need sharpening before sharpening the blades. It’s easier to sharpen 6 edges and keep it even for all the edges. I sharpen 2 edges, remove one blade and flip the other blade and put in the 3rd blade and sharpen as before. Then remove the blade that was flipped and install the first removed blade with one edge needing sharpening still. And...

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Grip Tite Guide/Magnetic Featherboard

Grip Tite Guide/Magnetic Featherboard

10-05-2014 10:50 PM by HillbillyShooter | 9 comments »

Earlier, I posted my Auxiliary TS/Router Fence and Feather Board Rail system ( http://lumberjocks.com/projects/106533 ), but it doesn’t do anything for my joiner. So, I purchased the Grip Tite Guide, which has a magnetic base, to try with some thin strips of 5/16” White Oak molding I cut with my Magic Molder and trimmed to size, leaving a rough bottom. These actually work very well and permit use both vertically on the joiner beds and horizontally on the joiner fence. Two are required, o...

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So mad I could spit!!!

So mad I could spit!!!

10-05-2014 08:18 PM by PatrickB | 17 comments »

Purchased this tool refurbished. Blades were so dull it wasn’t funny. couldn’t even run balsa wood thru it, LOL. So I bought the Deulen Jig to resharpen the blades because I figured refurbished the blades wouldn’t be very good to start off with so I planned ahead. Just to set this rant up for you folks, I work as a mechanic in a power plant making all kinds of repairs. I’ve been doing this for over 25 years and have had my share of bad fasteners. I did try to plane som...

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Great performer. Zero problems. 5 stars.

Great performer. Zero problems. 5 stars.

10-05-2014 03:40 PM by JSB | 14 comments »

I bought the Grizzly G0690 about 6 months ago and feel like that’s enough usage to talk about my thoughts. It’s a damn good saw. I don’t have any major complaints after using it for this long. Just a couple nit-picky things that I don’t think justify bringing this down from 5 stars. After comparing prices on similar spec saws I would definitely buy this saw again if I had to do it all over. Pros:strong motorgreat fencelarge cast surfacebest value compared to other b...

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SawStop zero clearance throat plate with changeable inserts

SawStop zero clearance throat plate with changeable inserts

10-04-2014 10:08 AM by Tim_H | 6 comments »

So I finally bit the bullet and purchased a SawStop table saw. After doing so I searched to find a zero clearance plate. Of course SawStop offers zero clearance plates at about $40 ea but I found this one from Infinity Tools that cost $100 but offers changeable inserts that are low cost so I just had to buy one plate and several “inserts” to accommodate the many different blades and angles that I end up using. Purchasing an entire new plate for each blade and each angle of each bl...

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