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These Ridge Carbide blades are awesome

These Ridge Carbide blades are awesome

02-24-2015 11:18 PM by EdVE | 9 comments »

I just purchased the 8” dado set and the TS2000 blades at the Novi, MI Woodworking show (great discount if you buy both). I was a little leary as I had not seen these before. I quickly googled reviews and they were quite positive. These things cut like butter and are SMOOTH. The dado is clean with no tear out and the bottom of the dado is very smooth. The saw blade cuts to a smooth—dare I say—shiny surface. Definitely could be joined immediately. I use Forrest blade, so that...

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Mini-Review

Mini-Review

02-23-2015 02:41 PM by Matt Tooley | 11 comments »

I bought a Craftsman 14” BAS350 bandsaw a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to get a 14” bandsaw for my workshop. I am basically an aspiring hobbyist that likes to make furniture and other woodcraft. I don’t own a table saw nor do I plan to, so a bandsaw seemed like the next logical tool to add to the suite of tools. So after doing the standard bandsaw research I settled on the Craftsman. I picked the Craftsman for a few reasons:1. They had one in stock at the local Sear...

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Lie-Nielson Large Scraper Plane

Lie-Nielson Large Scraper Plane

02-21-2015 01:30 PM by MC | 2 comments »

I am working on a project which I have incorporated a piece of figured oak. Even with a blade with a fresh and carefully honed edge in my smoothing plane I could not prevent tear out on the board. I ordered the scraping plane specifically for the purpose of preparing the surface of this figured wood. The #112 finish is perfect and the blade thickness is substantial. While waiting for the delivery of the #112 I watched the LN video on setting up this plane. The video is essential as the dir...

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Crude but useful - 4 stars for hobby use, 2 stars for professional

Crude but useful - 4 stars for hobby use, 2 stars for professional

02-20-2015 01:42 AM by wolfinator | 17 comments »

This site’s reviews have been very helpful to me of late, and I thought I’d share my experiences with this Harbor Freight sander. My personal experience seems to differ from other reviews I’ve seen that trashed this guy. I’m a complete noob, and this is my first stationary sander of any type. So – grain of salt and all that. Overall, I am satisfied with this sander. I’ve had it for a month and used it on several projects. I feel like it is a good ...

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BETTER THAN ANTICIPATED

BETTER THAN ANTICIPATED

02-19-2015 09:54 PM by steve421 | 5 comments »

I am writing my review in order to help people with their decision on a purchase of this unit. Before I begin I had some reservations about this and was unsure about making this investment, Even though it is an economical unit, 350 to 400 bucks is a lot to throw away on a piece of garbage that doesn;t work correctly Anyways I am more than pleased with this purchase. I never give 5 stars because when we write these posts we have no way of determining on how long something will last. I may writ...

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5th day with the New G0733

5th day with the New G0733

02-19-2015 12:18 PM by CyF | 5 comments »

I had said in my Blog about the trip to Grizzly that I would post a review after using the new lathe for a bit. Well I have wasted no time. I have already been on it about 15 hours in five days. But a little history first. I have owned and used 7 lathes over the past 25 years. They have all been Step pulley or Reeves drive machines, until I modified the one I was using before I got the new lathe, It I had modified with a treadmill motor and controller, but tread mill motors are NOISY. S...

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16-32 Drum Sander

16-32 Drum Sander

02-19-2015 03:18 AM by Desert_Woodworker | 26 comments »

Why a 1 star for a heavy duty well built machine: (can I change it to DO NOT BUY?)The “tracking issues” with the feed conveyor belt. When I purchased it new, the tracking belt was finicky ( conveyor belt drifting to the right or left ). I (you) will spend a lot of time trying to adjust it. And there are the frustrations that go along with spending a lot of money then TIME to make it run properly.Finally the woodworking Gods sent me to Fred Hamilton, the owner of http://accuramachinetools.c...

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Custom Support is second to none

Custom Support is second to none

02-19-2015 02:57 AM by Woodendeavor | 4 comments »

I am currently helping a master humidor builder in creating a new finishing schedule for his cherry humidors (http://www.michaeldixonhumidors.com ). He is letting me share the heat in his shop this winter. They have been using Minwax blotch control with hit or miss results. I suggested we try Charles Neil’s Blotch control, so we ordered a quart. We received better results but not quite where we wanted them. Sent Charles an email with a picture of our results and he suggests we tal...

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Purchased my Earlex Spray Station 5500... had some Issues

Purchased my Earlex Spray Station 5500... had some Issues

02-18-2015 07:23 PM by Fired_Yo_Momma | 5 comments »

OK let me the first to say that I am new here don’t have many posts and I am new to spraying with the HVLP. With that said I had a big piece of furniture that I needed to finish and decided to get my first sprayer. I did some extensive research on what to get and after reading the reviews I was pretty set on the Earlex Spray Station. I ordered it online from Amazon and it came in and I was excited to get started. I also ordered the 1.5mm needle as well. So I open the box and start...

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Wood Handbook: Wood As An Engineering Material

Wood Handbook: Wood As An Engineering Material

02-18-2015 04:33 PM by Leroy5 | 6 comments »

This free E-book is a must-read. http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/fplgtr/fpl_gtr190.pdf

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