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05-14-2010 03:01 AM

Turncrafter Commander 12" Variable Speed Midi Lathe Reviews - 6 replies

Does anyone know how the quality and durability of the Penn State Turncrafter Commander 12” Variable Speed Midi Lathe? I am looking to get into pen turning but am overwhelmed by the costs of all items to get into the hobby. The Turncrafter seems to fit the bill, but I do not know how the centers line up, the fit/finish, or other important ...

04-24-2010 04:36 AM

Kerf Cut Hinges - 5 replies

I saw some boxes at an Arts & Craft type store in Sedona Arizona. The box is a nice looking box built out of curly maple. I noticed that the brass hinges were kerf-cut style hinges. Does anyone have experience in cutting slots for this type of hinge (Rockler sells them and the special kerf blade?... Kerf-cut hinge Also… does anyone ...

02-27-2010 02:58 AM

Pen Making - Starter Set - 7 replies

I am interested in pen turning and was wondering if anyone had suggestions on what equipment to get to start out. There are many mini lathes out there, what would be a good one to start with… I am not after the cheapest, but a good one. Thanks!

01-30-2010 02:50 PM

Detroit Woodworking Show - 3 replies

Interested if anyone is going to the Detroit Woodworking Show (Feb 26th thru 28th)? The show was not as good as previous shows held in the area, mainly due to the smaller size and location (at Gilbraltar Trade Center, Macomb County). It’s at the Gilbraltar Trade Center in Taylor MI this year… about 2 hour drive for me, but I’ll...

07-18-2009 04:42 PM

Garage Workshop HEating - 12 replies

I am planning on adding heat to my workshop before winter sets in. I have a radiant heater now that does little to warm up the 2-1/2+ Garage (I get only 1-1/4 of it). I am looking at adding a 60 BTU Modine Hot Dawg forced air heater. I hope a secondary advantage would be by keeping the garage at a fairly low temperature at all times I can help r...

05-13-2009 01:48 AM

Clamp Rack - To Build or To Buy - 24 replies

I need to either build of buy a mobile clamp rack… need more wall space! Looking at all the plans, I estimate the cost to be close to the cost of the Rockler Pack Rackā„¢ Clamp & Tool Storage System. I have seen excellent reviews of the Rockler Clamp Cart… but I’d like to know what the Lumberjocks think… To Build or To ...

12-24-2008 05:03 AM

DeWalt DW746 Table Saw - Riving Knife Upgrade - 144 replies

Does anyone know a way to upgrade the DeWalt DW746 10” Table Saw with a riving knife? I use a splitter behind the blade, but a dedicated riving knife would make for quicker change overs. Thanks! [email protected]

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