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03-20-2018 07:26 PM

Finally Updated My Workbench Video to address WHY I Have an Adjustable Height Workbench - 6 replies

View on YouTube Watch Video on YouTube I designed my workbench in 2007 and I made a little video showing it go up and down for YouTube in 2010. That original video is embarrassingly outdated. By today’s standards it is almost unwatchable! I thought it was high time I made a new one. Besides using a much better camera, I made it ...

01-12-2018 03:24 AM

Wood Glue Test Results with some Surprises - 7 replies

View on YouTube I posted this as a blog post, but someone suggested that I also post it in the forum. I didn’t know we could do that! We can, right? :) I really think this is some good information. Of course, I could be biased that way. I hope you like it. I started wondering about wood glue recently and the more I thought about ...

12-23-2017 10:42 PM

Hammer a3-41 Jointer/Planer Combo Machine - 37 replies

I just ordered a Hammer a3-41 jointer/planer. This was a BIG decision for me! A few of my friends have the Hammer J/P combo machines and one even has the Felder combo machine. I also stopped by the Felder/Hammer showroom when I was in Sacramento a few weeks ago. Of course this is a huge expense, but it was also tough for me to decide whether...

03-07-2016 02:42 AM

New toy! - 2 replies

I picked up this sweet little power carver at the Woodworking Show in St. Paul today!

10-31-2015 09:22 PM

It was a great day in the shop until... - 20 replies

I am working on a special project for a friend of mine. It requires that I cut deep slots through four pieces of maple. Cutting the slots gave me an opportunity to finally use the Grizzly tenoning jig that I bought a while back. I couldn’t actually see the blade, but I sort of pushed the jig across the table saw and noticed that the ...

10-27-2015 02:24 PM

Fantastic Skill Building Opportunity at a Bargain Price! - 6 replies

If you can be anywhere near the Twin Cities on the weekend of November 6, 7, and 8 then please consider attending the Scott Grove seminar. Scott is one of most highly recommended teachers from the Marc Adams School and here is an opportunity to learn from him without driving to Indianapolis! This is a 2 and a half day seminar that will cover...

02-08-2015 07:39 PM

Quick and Easy Drill Press Storage - 7 replies

I have an old, but very sturdy and very heavy bench-top drill press. Of course I want everything in my shop to be on wheels, especially something this heavy. One day I found an old typewriter table at a garage sale. It was perfect for my DP because it was just the right size, it had a shelf that swung out on one side, and best of all it h...

12-24-2014 02:23 AM

Workbench Mobility Question - 8 replies

A few years ago I designed an adjustable height workbench. I also incorporated a mobile base into the design. People who saw my bench REALLY liked it and I started offering plans for it on line. But, I have no idea how much people are interested in having a mobile base in their workbench! I really need some feedback and I am asking for y...

11-24-2013 11:56 PM

Adjustable Height Jack-Bench to be featured on Scott Phillips American Woodshop - Help Please - 11 replies

I have the great honor to have been invited to be on an episode of Scott Phillips’ American Woodshop which will air on PBS sometime in 2014. Scott Philllips’ neighbor bought a set Adjustable Height Workbench Plans for the Jack-Bench through my website. His neighbor showed the completed bench to Scott and he loved it! Now Scott is ...

09-11-2010 03:44 AM

Rail and Stile bits (Rockler?) - 2 replies

———————————————————————————————————————— I am planning to buy a set of rail and stile bits. Rockler h...

06-09-2009 04:16 AM

Jetulong? - 3 replies

I came across a piece of jetulong recently that was about 12” wide, maybe 2” thick, and about 6’ long, very nice, straight, and clear. The guy has had it in his garage for years. The trouble is he wanted $250 for it. It came out to about $17/ft. I am always interested in more lumber and I know this is supposed to be a gre...

10-13-2008 10:53 PM

Michael Fortune Seminar in Minnesota - 5 replies

HI, I just want to let all of you know about a fantastic deal. The Minnesota Woodworker’s Guild is sponsoring a 2-1/2 day seminar with Michael Fortune on October 24, 25, & 26. The seminar includes lunch on Saturday and on Sunday. Here is the fantastic part, registration for the entire weekend including lunches is only $80. $1...

06-09-2008 12:44 AM

Veritas Twin Screw Adjustment - 2 replies

Does anyone know of a good way to adjust the position of the handles on the Twin Screw Vise? I would like the position of each handle to match. In other words if the one on the left is at 12 oclock then I would like the other one to match. I can’t see how to do that and still keep the more important face adjustment right.

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