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Rockler Slip Knobs

Rockler Slip Knobs

02-24-2021 01:11 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 22 comments »

Boys and Girls, If you happen to be one of the bunnies that use long threaded rods in your workshop for jigs and outfitting, and don’t want to whittle away your time endlessly threading rods, you may find this item interesting. If you know about these knobs then it’s probably ho-hum, if you didn’t know about them, now you do, and if you thought they were a load of crap, they’ll still stay a load of crap to you. These are retailed by Rockler who call them quick release knobs, but what...

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Winning the Soldering War

Winning the Soldering War

02-03-2021 11:35 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 67 comments »

Boy and Girls, I wrote a review about the Ryobi Soldering Iron less than 12 months ago. Contrary to my religious beliefs, I performed a mortal sin by breaking one of my commandments. I actually considered cost into the equation when deciding on purchasing the Iron. I will defend my insanity on the grounds that I seldom solder (or is it seldom sober) and did not consider I would need the added features of the Station compared to the Iron… actually I can’t remember if the Station was ava...

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Fe$tool VAC $Y$.

Fe$tool VAC $Y$.

01-30-2021 01:21 PM by LittleBlackDuck | 33 comments »

Boys and Girls, I have been both lampooned and criticised in the past for my incestuous affair with Fe$tool and I don’t even have shares in the company. Not having noticed any mention of this system here at LJ, I can only assume no one owns the unit or are too ashamed to fess up to their capitalistic tendencies (“NASA laboratory”) due to derision by other members. Not wishing to disengage the more frugal members of Lumberjocks, I won’t refer to them as conscientious pe...

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Another Bright shop equipment…

Another Bright shop equipment…

01-15-2021 09:34 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 11 comments »

Boys and Girls, There have been a number of illuminating reviews made recently and I thought I’d shed some light on this workshop addition. Many of us possess some bargain basement cordless 18V Ryobi tools and if they are in anyway operational, you will have at least one battery and if you are not a total penny pincher, may even own a few extra ones,(just don’t leave on the charger… they charge and then run down). If you happen to own a 18V Ryobi battery, read on… If you ...

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Pen mandrel to turn to...

Pen mandrel to turn to...

11-08-2020 01:55 PM by LittleBlackDuck | 6 comments »

Boys and Girls, If you are not into pen making, this may not be of interest to you. If you have a bucketload of mandrels, bushings and live centres read on at your own peril. You may think I’ve been beating the crap out of C19 lately, you are wrong… I can’t beat it but can blame it for everything. However, this time I have to give it some slack… While C19 lockup has inundated me with spams (not the edible type), I have this propensity to react adversely (at the expense of my wal...

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Bessey Upgrade... cause I can!

Bessey Upgrade... cause I can!

10-26-2020 05:10 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 19 comments »

Boys and Girls, If you happen to be a Bessey clamp tragic or pay homage to the quality gods, this may be of interest and just skip to the next paragraph, otherwise you can save me time by not wasting the review and force me to translate into ”Philistineese”… and may I bid you French Moses. I had the pleasure of spending a few+ shekels in buying and eventually reviewing Bessey K-Body Revo Vario Clamps... If you read the review, you may be under the apprehension that I love t...

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Eliminate Chucking a Routing Fit

Eliminate Chucking a Routing Fit

09-30-2020 03:59 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 14 comments »

Boys and Girls, This review follows up reviews by harry1 and GaryK …Both were posted circa 2009 and I thought its time to resurrect the product for all the new members over the last 11 years that may not have ferreted through the archives looking for this little gem and the old (sorry, long serving) members that can’t remember. I don’t profess to know the real manufacturer/pattent-holder, as in one of the above reviews it was attributed to Whiteside, however, my purchases were mad...

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Elementary Dear Wats on Thread

Elementary Dear Wats on Thread

09-14-2020 01:08 PM by LittleBlackDuck | 17 comments »

Boys and Girls Father’s day has just passed in Australia, however, that doesn’t mean there’s no Father’s Day in the US some day in the future and you can put this on your wish list or do yourself a favour, have quite a few drinks, order it online, go to bed and it’ll be a surprise present when you sober up later. This “tool” is not a must have but fall into the bloody handy asset category especially if you believe there are more than 1/4” nuts and bolts in the world. I purchase...

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Milling for a "Written-Word" creator.

Milling for a "Written-Word" creator.

09-03-2020 10:23 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 16 comments »

Boys and Girls, This is not going to be your normal sane review and if your pure intention is restricted to a singular presentation and you hate reading as much as I do… this Woodpecker Pen Mill is a great boon to pen making and in my opinion deserves a 4 star rating… have a nice day, keep safe and good-bye. If you kiddies are wondering why it didn’t deserve a Hi 5 rating, then read on. Why anyone would turn (pun intended) to pen making has me beat as there are far too many people ou...

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UJK Parf Guide System - Mk. II

UJK Parf Guide System - Mk. II

08-29-2020 05:44 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 15 comments »

Boys and Girls, Many of you may have heard of the UJK Parf Guide System reviewed by Bobmedic and for those that haven’t, you belong to the, other many ”have not heard of”, category.Now I’m sure many of the have heard (and nearly all of the ”not heard”) will belong to the new “have not heard”, of the revised Mk.II upgrade… and if you found that hard to follow, try writing it 3 times quickly. All you purists out there would classify this as a false review as I haven’t ph...

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