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Makita Cordless Track Saw

Makita Cordless Track Saw

12-04-2017 03:26 AM by Bobmedic | 9 comments »

I recently bought this saw during a promotion. Kit comes with saw, 4-5ah batteries, dual port charger, 55” guide rail, 2 sustainer cases. First cut with this saw was a straight line rip in 8/4 hard maple. The saw made the cut with zero difficulty and left an edge that looked like it had been hand planed. It was a perfect glue line rip. The next cut was a crosscut in the same material. It left the end grain so smooth that it didn’t require any sanding. I put the saw to further tests in 1/4” ch...

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Amazingly useful tape measure that won't fall over

Amazingly useful tape measure that won't fall over

12-03-2017 07:13 PM by Rayne | 10 comments »

Hey LJ’s. I came across this piece of magic a while ago thinking it might be a gimmick, but this has been my goto tape measure for the past 3 months. I don’t how exactly how it works but this little guy lays flat on any surface with the tape pulled out. No more falling over while measuring or tape going out of shape cause the body won’t sit still. Easy to use and work with. 5 Stars all around. Craftsman Sidewinder 25' tape measure Pros-Lays Flat!-Auto lock when tape...

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A lot of saw for the money

A lot of saw for the money

11-27-2017 05:42 PM by Lunchmeat79 | 23 comments »

Hey everybody, I’ve been lurking on here for quite a while and decided I might as well make my first post. I’ve been making a bunch of small boxes the last year or so and have been using 1/4” ply for the bottoms. I’ve been wanting to start using solid wood but 3/4” is way too bulky for that in my opinion. Also I don’t want to plane away 2/3 of a plank into chips to get to 1/4”. My conclusion to this is the get a small band saw and a planer so I ca...

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Supermax new 16-32 sander

Supermax new 16-32 sander

11-25-2017 06:34 AM by Woodmaster1 | 12 comments »

This is an awesome drum sander. The only assembly required was to assemble the stand to put it on. The extension tables are an extra but fold down when not in use. The extensions were easy to attach an adjust to level. I have used it for about three weeks and put it through sanding end grain cutting boards to making .054 bands for boxes. The innovation of adjusting the drum quickly up and down with a lever is fantastic. No more cranking the handle a turn at a time to adjust the height.

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New Stanley Planes Hold Their Own

New Stanley Planes Hold Their Own

11-25-2017 06:01 AM by Redbeardedwoodworker | 10 comments »

I’ve been meaning to post this for a while. 3 years ago I decided to try a new Stanley Bevel Up Jack plane and it blew me away. Out of the box it was flat in all the right places, botom was square to the sides and it makes a surface to rival my Lie Nielsen smoother. I then bought a new Stanley block plane and had the same experience. It’s a great plane that is flat and true and as much as I hate to say it, since I spent about $150 more on it, it is more comfortable in my ha...

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Jet 10/20 plus drum sander, save your money!

Jet 10/20 plus drum sander, save your money!

11-24-2017 02:30 AM by DonCiem | 16 comments »

When I purchased and first used this tool, it was a love affair. I first used it to produce a supply of 1/8” red oak sheets that I used to reface our existing kitchen cabinets. After that was complete I used it for a variety of small projects. (I run a home shop, not a commercial shop, so the projects were varied.) After less than 50 t0 100 hours of use, disaster. The lead threads/lead screw design failed. The lead threads in the the soft aluminum sanding drum cover casting stripp...

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UJK Parf Guide System

UJK Parf Guide System

11-22-2017 03:16 PM by Bobmedic | 14 comments »

The UJK Parf Guide System is an excellent system for creating custom cutting stations and bench tops. (Think Festool MFT.) The system was invented by Peter Parfitt (New Britt Workshop) and in conjunction with Axminster Tools and Machinery this system was brought to market. It is a system that allows you to drill bench dog holes in a perfectly square grid to aid in cutting with a track saw or it even helps with assembly and clamping. I used this system to create a mobile workbench and a custom...

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Central pneumatic air sander

Central pneumatic air sander

11-22-2017 02:49 AM by Jacksdad | 2 comments »

I bought this sander at Harbor Freight for about $30, it works great for sanding bowls. It comes with sandpaper that you should just throw in the garbage, I use the New Wave brand of paper from Woodcraft, it a wave shaped paper so it doesn’t cut grooves in the bowls when it’s working the inside of the bowl. I have a 12 gallon air compressor and it can keep up if i only sand about 3 to 5 minutes. The only problem is the exhaust blows cold air on your hand.

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Maloof style chair instructional DVD by Scott Morrison

Maloof style chair instructional DVD by Scott Morrison

11-20-2017 04:41 PM by MeadNotkin | 1 comment »

Let me say up front that in terms of the money I’ve spent on woodworking classes over the past couple of years, Scott Morrison’s DVD on how to build a stool was the best bang for the buck. I say that because my initial hesitation was over whether to spend $100 on two DVDs and some plans. It was well worth it. As another reviewer has mentioned, Scott’s instructional DVDs are very well done and are easy to follow, and he was available via email to answer my questions. Just ...

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 My Review! DEWALT DWE6401DS 5-Inch VS Disc Sander with Dust Shroud

My Review! DEWALT DWE6401DS 5-Inch VS Disc Sander with Dust Shroud

11-18-2017 06:21 PM by richardchaos | 5 comments »

last week I got my DEWALT DWE6401DS 5-Inch VS Disc Sander with Dust Shroud I ordered via Amazon as it was $25 cheaper that Lowes. It came as you see even with a wrench (Not pictured) to change out padded head. Keep in mind I have been using an very old DeWalt drill with a Plastic Sanding disk attachment for the last few years. I would regularly set up my desalt drill with sanding disc crush it in my vise and use it as a poor mans Stationary Disk Sander… If any of you have se...

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