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First impressions

First impressions

07-05-2014 04:55 AM by Nates02gt | 9 comments »

I just picked the drill press up from Lowes today. They honored a 25% Harbor Freight coupon which brought the price down to about $260 out the door. My daughter and I got it set up in about 30 minutes and so far am very impressed. I haven’t measured the runout yet. I do wish that they would make it easier to tilt the table. This is not an issue with this drill press specifically, it was the same on the bench top Ryobi that I just sold. I will update this review as I get more time ...

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Performax Air Filtration System 240-3783

Performax Air Filtration System 240-3783

07-04-2014 11:30 AM by Ajs73 | 7 comments »

Bought this filter unit at a garage sale,brand new in box for $40. I don’t haveanything to compare it with but I’m amazedat how much dust accumulates on the outerfilter. I’m also running a HF dust collector. The unit has a 5 mic. outer and 1 mic. innerfilters,3 speeds, & remote control. For $40 anythingthat keeps dust out of my lungs is worthbuying. It’s a perfect size for my smallbasement shop with low ceilings. Menards is selling them for $160& I believ...

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Grizzly G0582 24: Wide Belt Sander

Grizzly G0582 24: Wide Belt Sander

07-03-2014 02:10 PM by BoardSMITH | 7 comments »

After two months of hard use I feel somewhat qualified to write a decent review. So here goes. Crating and packing – Blah, blah, blah, etc… Delivery – Blah, blah, blah, etc… Instruction manual – Blah, blah, blah, etc… Fit and finish, Blah, blah, blah, etc… Now that all the fluff is out of the way. I purchased a Grizzly wide belt sander because I was unable to find another on the market of that size. My budget would handle a 24̶...

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New tool!!!!!

New tool!!!!!

06-30-2014 04:09 PM by chadgr | 14 comments »

So yesterday my very own centipede saw horse pro was delivered personally by the UK Distributer. He asked me to share my thoughts on the product. First things first the communication.From the very beginning I was new exactly what was going on with production and delivery. Every time I contacted the company there was a reply within the hour. They provided awesome customer service including a personal delivery. Moving on to the tool itself, when the box arrived it looked in good shape, th...

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Great, and inexpensive

Great, and inexpensive

06-28-2014 06:04 PM by Goodsh | 11 comments »

Bought this saw for $30 about 6 months ago. It is great. Cuts super fast in all types of wood often without tear out and is very easy to use. I use it for both crosscuts and rip cuts and it produces fine results in both. The blade is solid and tight in the handle. The handle is a little cheap – it’s basically just a dowel but for $30 bucks I wouldn’t expect much more. This saw is great. To be honest I much prefer this over the Veritas rip carcass saw I got for more than doub...

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Veritas T-Slot Router Bit

Veritas T-Slot Router Bit

06-28-2014 01:18 PM by Lumberpunk | 9 comments »

I love this bit, have owned for about a year now and used on several projects. At $22 Canadian I figure I have saved $60 or $70 on buying t-track for my jigs. The bit will cut a slot full depth straight off but I find it best to hog out most of the waste with a 1/4 or 5/16 bit first and then cut the slot. Tend to leave some furry bits on the top of the slot… easily cleaned up with a few strokes with some sand paper. Living way out in the country it also means I can have t-track anytime...

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Osborne EB3

Osborne EB3

06-26-2014 03:57 AM by Tbarksdale | 11 comments »

I bought the osborne eb3 on ebay for 30 bucks 43 S/H this thing is great dead on accurate,its a little bulky at first but the design and construction are top notch.

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Veritas Vietnamese style hand plane

Veritas Vietnamese style hand plane

06-25-2014 11:16 PM by cdaniels | 6 comments »

Just figured if post a couple pics of my Vietnamese style hand plane I got from veritas for 62$. It’s 245mm and comes hand tuned with a camber allready on the blade! Made from rosewood I believe and I’m very impressed so far.. Will update once it gets some abuse. Iron sides

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Learning French Marquetry

Learning French Marquetry

06-25-2014 06:09 PM by RogerBean | 11 comments »

I’ve been off-line for the past two weeks, so my LJ activity went completely dark. But I’ve now returned from two delightful weeks at the American School of French Marquetry. I wanted to up my box game a bit, and thought some study with two extremely talented and accomplished craftsmen would be one way to do it. I also owe Paul Miller (shipwright) for his encouragement to attend. There have been a number of blogs and posts about the ASFM school, so I won’t attempt to repeat what’s ...

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Buying wood online

Buying wood online

06-23-2014 01:13 PM by LukeFreeze | 7 comments »

I usually do small projects out of specialty woods and sometimes have a difficult time finding stock. For the longest time, I have been getting wood from Rockler because of the smaller sizes and available widths and thicknesses. However, I often times received a crooked or warped piece. The final straw was ordering supplies to make a project out of 3/8” Walnut. I was almost done when I made a wrong cut and needed to order another piece. However, at the time, Rockler was out of 3/8”...

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