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Craftsmans' Delight

Craftsmans' Delight

07-20-2018 08:56 PM by AandCstyle | 1 comment »

I work mostly in the Craftsman /Arts & Crafts/Stickley style. The furniture in the house was mostly original and, oftentimes, was in the house when Stickley lived there. I was hoping to see a great banister design that I would be able to use in my home, but my last name doesn’t start with an “S”. The really amazing thing is that after Stickley sold the house only one family lived in the house before it was converted into a museum and they made almost no changes to th...

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If you want a great miter gauge

If you want a great miter gauge

07-20-2018 07:25 PM by Jacksdad | 3 comments »

I got the Kreg Miter gauge for my birthday, it’s great. I taught a segmented turning class at Woodcraft and I was going to show how to fix if your segments are not perfect, 1 cut 16 pieces and put them together and no gap, so much for that idea. It comes perfect from the factory, if you aren’t getting perfect angles your saw needs adjusting. It cuts accurately to a tenth of a degree, I highly recommend it.

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Dustopper from Home Depot review

Dustopper from Home Depot review

07-20-2018 02:15 AM by Thisguybeanz | 5 comments »

The biggest thing I love about this dust collector is the size and simplicity of it. All you do is open the box and attach it to any 5 gal bucket and your ready to go. It even comes with a 36” hose with 90 degree elbow. That mean no dealing with sealer bolts drilling cutting and fitting. Its even 10 bucks less that it’s competition. Made a little cart out of scrap wood in about 20 min for it all to fit. Had about a gallon of fine dust from sanding in my shopvac so I emptied as mu...

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Pro Gun and Turbine at Hobbyist price

Pro Gun and Turbine at Hobbyist price

07-18-2018 02:44 PM by brtech | 5 comments »

Looking for a new spray setup, as an upgrade from the HF/Rockler (I have the “Summit” Peachtree version) less-than-$100 tool, the usual step you go to is the Earlex Spray Station 5000 series. As an alternative, Highland Woodworking has, for some time, offered the Sprayport 6002 for $299. It was hard for me to figure out what the spec differences between these products was, but in the end, it seems to me that the Pro-8 gun on the Sprayport is slightly better than the one on t...

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Disappointment with Festool - Complete failure with minimal use

Disappointment with Festool - Complete failure with minimal use

07-14-2018 02:45 PM by Dangerreuss | 20 comments »

I am extremely disappointed with this product.SHORT SUMMARY: The tool’s primary components are poorly made and will likely fail. I used this tool very sparingly over 4 years of ownership as a hobbyist; maybe 20 times for less than 30 minutes in total. I only used one blade its entire life and it is still sharp. The tool then stopped working – the motor and lighting are still functional, but the blade no longer cuts. Sometimes the blade oscillates as normal, but then stops upon...

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Hurricane 1" x 6" Grinding Wheel

Hurricane 1" x 6" Grinding Wheel

07-09-2018 08:47 PM by Jim Jakosh | 12 comments »

I have heard about these CBN ( Cubic Boron Nitride) wheels for sharpening and how the heat goes into the aluminum wheel instead of the tool, so I bought one in 180 grit and got it today. This one is 1” wide and has square corners on it. I sharpened a lot of my lathe tools and a number drills with it. I really like the square corner for narrowing out the point of a twist drill so it will drill into any surface quicker with less resistance It runs so very true. The ID is .501 so I h...

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Cutech benchtop 8 " jointer

Cutech benchtop 8 " jointer

07-07-2018 12:03 PM by michelletwo | 11 comments »

I was in the market for an 8” jointer and have read great reviews for this . When they had free shipping over the holiday, I ordered one. For over 30 yrs I have used a 6” delta with knives and I got very tired of sharpening them, and resetting. A real pain. I need to make space in my shop so this small jointer seemed a good fit. 1. the ordering on the site was simple and easy2. the package shipped UPS and was very well packed. The jointer was totally surrounded by form fitting ...

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Busy Bee Vs. Canadian Wood Worker Drum Sander

Busy Bee Vs. Canadian Wood Worker Drum Sander

07-05-2018 02:42 PM by Joinerjordan | 4 comments »

We put these two Sanders up against each other to duke it out. It seems as though the little guy works faster than the Mac Daddy drum sander, which could be due to the mechanics push/pull of the machine itself. Anway, have a look for yourself https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox-dQC4t47c&feature=youtu.be and let us known what you think in the comments section. Thank you for your time!

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Wood River #62 Low Angle Jack

Wood River #62 Low Angle Jack

07-03-2018 09:48 PM by Dimensions | 7 comments »

So i decided to add another Wood River Plane by woodcraft to my collection. This is only my second hand plane purchase, so bear with me on terminology. Overall the plane has a nice weight. It is comfortable in the hand and it really feels like you’re holding onto a nice piece of metal. The Bubinga handles are shaped well and have a beautiful finish! I have a few older planes in my collection, and compared to my older Stanley planes, my wood River feel more substantial to hold. The Stan...

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Apply glue economically with outstanding ease and control

Apply glue economically with outstanding ease and control

07-03-2018 06:22 AM by DeLayne Peck | 6 comments »

There are a lot of products designed to serve as glue applicators. Here’s one borrowed for the purpose: The Toothette Oral Swab. The swab is essentially a porous, ribbed sponge cube on a 6” plastic handle. Normally, the swab is used for oral care in various medical settings. (Double click pictures to enlarge.) I like the control the swab offers as a glue spreader. The ribbed head makes a perfect pattern. The amount of glue can be easily controlled. If the application is...

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