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Leigh's Mortice and Tennon Jig

Leigh's Mortice and Tennon Jig

05-06-2012 08:36 AM by thedude50 | 8 comments »

The mortise and tenon joint is a staple of woodworking. Creating them can pose a few challenges. Building a custom jig with the size and orientation of the joints is fine if you only need a single size and shape. But if you find yourself making several jigs to cover the varied m&t joints in even a single project then a variable jig is something you should consider. The Leigh Jigs Super FMT Mortise and Tenon jig is a very nice answer to this challenge. The joints are created by using an...

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Rockler's New Silicone Glue Brush is it worth the price?

Rockler's New Silicone Glue Brush is it worth the price?

05-01-2012 06:30 AM by thedude50 | 26 comments »

Your shop is probably filled with tools or accessories that you use all the time but never really give them much thought, I know mine is. Today we will take a look at one of those tools; The glue brush. For years we have all used those little disposal acid brushes costing about 20 cents a piece. They work fine, so why change it? Well unless you spend the time washing them and picking out the dried glue bits, you throw them away just like I do. The first thing to consider is simply the cost...

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IBC ROB COSMAN BLADE AND CHIP BREAKER THE FINEST BLADE MADE IN THE WORLD

IBC ROB COSMAN BLADE AND CHIP BREAKER THE FINEST BLADE MADE IN THE WORLD

04-30-2012 03:14 AM by thedude50 | 55 comments »

When it comes to hand planes people have lots of ideas about whose is the best. There are several premium hand planes; Lie Nielsen, Veritas, Bridge city, Wood River and The granddad of the bunch Stanley along with many others. These planes all claim to be the best or the innovator with new frog designs, re-worked Bedrock designs, bronze bodies and ductile steel. There are those who prefer a 125 year old bailey or bedrock but these old planes simply can’t hold a candle to the modern marv...

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Powermatics PM 2800 the ultimate Drill Press for the modern WoodWork Shop.

Powermatics PM 2800 the ultimate Drill Press for the modern WoodWork Shop.

04-28-2012 08:19 PM by thedude50 | 24 comments »

The beautiful, big black Powermatic 2800 Onyx variable speed 18” Drill press arrived well crated with sturdy wooden skids, a wood frame and heavy corrugated cardboard protecting all sides The crate was quite heavy, about 302 Lbs. so I recruited a helper to assist with the unpacking and assembly. We carefully unpackaged and inventoried all the component parts and hardware before proceeding with the assembly. The entire process took about 45 minutes including taking photographs while following ...

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