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Really Nice Set of Chisels

Really Nice Set of Chisels

07-13-2015 10:06 PM by jonah | 8 comments »

The Narex chisels are pretty well-regarded from what I’ve read. That’s why I bought them about a year ago. I was looking for something better than the godawful big box chisels I had before (you can see them peeking out in the picture). I had no stomach for spending hundreds of dollars on a set of chisels. The Narex are sort of the Honda of chisels – they are a quality product at a moderate price that will last. Using them infrequently over the past year, I have to confirm...

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About all you need short of a diamond plate

About all you need short of a diamond plate

07-13-2015 09:54 PM by jonah | 4 comments »

I’ve been using these waterstones for about two years now, and after I put them away today I decided to write a quick review. I bought the two stones for about $20 (800 grit) and $25 (6000 grit), plus the supplies to make a leather strop. I have sharpened plane irons, chisels, and even the odd knife on the stones. The stones have yet to fail me. Waterstones are a bit messy, what with having to soak them prior to use and keep them wet while using them, but aside from that they are ...

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Jig Broke on first use

Jig Broke on first use

07-13-2015 08:40 PM by Richard | 8 comments »

Bought this 3 months ago to use for making gum Ball machines. Used it for the first time yesterday after mounting it to my new De Walt compact router back in April. Made the first 2 cuts at 1/4” and 1/2” then when about a little over half way thru the 3/4” deep cut the plate broke at screw mounting hole and let the bit hit the plate at the 1” pin hole. Also had issues keeping the locating pin in the plate , it keep falling out when I turned the Router over. This is a g...

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Sandflex rust removing sanding block

Sandflex rust removing sanding block

07-13-2015 05:03 PM by RobS888 | 3 comments »

I used the medium block on a pair of garden shears that rusted up after my garage flooded 5 years ago. I had no idea what to do with them until I got this sanding block. I’ve used evaporust on some plane blades, but didn’t want to waste a jug on this. So they just hung there. I got the sanding block for a spot of rust on my drill press. It took 5 seconds to remove the rust so I went looking for something else to use the sanding block on. The sanding block was a pleasure to ...

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20: single surface planer

20: single surface planer

07-10-2015 02:43 AM by Steve | 2 comments »

Gave this planer a good workout today. Between the jointer yesterday and the planer today ended up with 6 55 Gal. drums of shavings. The planer performed great no problems at all. The helical head a lot quieter than knives. Reduced the 6” dust port to 4” and everything got sucked right out, another great tool!

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General Internationl cyclone dust collector

General Internationl cyclone dust collector

07-09-2015 05:08 AM by Steve | 5 comments »

Used my cyclone dust collector today for the first time and does that sucker ever suck the shavings. I reduced the 6” dust outlet to 4” and had no issues at all except the noise, oh well it does say hearing protection required.

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General International 10" Helical head jointer.

General International 10" Helical head jointer.

07-09-2015 04:51 AM by Steve | 3 comments »

Tried my jointer for the first time, everything good except one bolt and washer was loose holding the pulley onto the shaft driving the head. It actually fell out and after 5 minutes of looking where it came from, replaced it and continued jointing. The safety guard over the head has a spring on a shaft that should return the guard after the wood has passed through, it did not really work so good so I preloaded the spring a little and sprayed a little WD-40 on the pin and everything worke...

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Veritas Mark II Narrow-Blade Honing Guide

Veritas Mark II Narrow-Blade Honing Guide

07-06-2015 05:56 PM by Matthew Morris | 3 comments »

View on YouTube A quick review of the Veritas Mark II Narrow-Blade Honing Guide. For years I’ve used the regular Mark II Honing Guide and recently purchased the Narrow Blade Guide. I found the new clamping guide is perfect for using with chisels. Lee Valley Website: http://www.leevalley.com/US/Wood/page.aspx?p=51868&cat=51&ap=1 Want to know more?Visit the website http://www.mmwoodstudio.com/Follow the shop on Instagram http://instagram.com/mmwoodstudioLike us on Faceb...

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Dust collector cfm to mod changes

Dust collector cfm to mod changes

07-05-2015 04:13 PM by Monkeyman1 | 16 comments »

This is ment to give and idea of what happens to air flow when we do mods to a dust collector. I have been getting along with my vacuum ok, but time to upgrade. After stalking (lol) this site for a few months and checking Craig’s list all the time, I decided to buy a HF dust collector. I feel for the price it is very tough to beat.This is a very unscientific test and due to either bad jack on my cellphone (new Cat S-50) or due to the cheapness ($40) of a ABM-100 anemometer. This is men...

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They are finally here...

They are finally here...

07-01-2015 11:15 PM by DKV | 18 comments »

7/1/2015 – I will clean them up and start reviewing them tonight or tomorrow. All I know right now is they are very oily and the tips are covered in plastic. They will be rated 1 star until I find out different. More later… 7/2/2015 – Just got done testing 4 bits. Each bit was used to drill 5 holes. When the holes were measured each was small by 1/128-1/256. The dial calipers I used also come from Lee Valley. Since a woodshop is not a machine shop I am totally happy with ...

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