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Workshop operational tips. #6: Power Tools a_CORD_ing to LBD.

06-17-2019 12:41 PM by LittleBlackDuck | 24 comments »

Boys and Girls, With the popularity of cordless tools that boast the one battery runs millions of different skins phylosophy, the days of the recalcitrant power cord is becoming a relic of the past. As my collection of power tools are on the ever increasing decline (hmmm, as the missus would say “you oxymoron”) I thought I’d share this idea as I reckon that many Lumberjocks will refuse to sever their power umbilical. Now there are many classifications of tools, but I put them into one ...

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Workshop operational tips. #4: Sharing shop vacs between power tools.

05-30-2018 09:10 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 16 comments »

Boys and Girls, While this may be old hat to most, I’ve had enough friends (another one today/yesterday) saying that it’s a good idea, so I thought it might be worth a shout out. If you have a shop vac with an automatic outlet and share it amongst a number of tools during the one session, bridge the two with a power outlet plugged into the dusty. You can then plug each of the power tools into a spare outlet and give them all access to the dusty without dancing the power point shuffl...

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NEW TABLE SAW!

05-26-2018 05:17 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Got a new table saw. This is very nice and a great new addition to the shop. It has a good weight to it so it won’t move, but light enough to move if needed, also the folding up and rolling aspect. Check out the video and hit that subscribe button. New things coming up! View on YouTube

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Modern, to Traditional

03-03-2018 11:29 PM by IantheTinker | 20 comments »

I have been thinking more about trying my hand at more traditional projects, with more traditional techniques, using more traditional tools. I get tired of all the noise from power tools and sometimes desire a more quiet, peaceful workspace. Though, I must admit, I am pretty rubbish with any handsaw aside from a Japanese pullsaw, my hand plane is a finicky thing from HF, my chisels are cheap and don’t hold an edge well, and I am largely unskilled in every way imaginable. However, using more h...

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1950s Craftsman Tablesaw Restoration #2: What do you think about the color?

09-22-2017 12:48 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

I was planning on sandblasting the table saw parts. It would be quick and easier I believe. However, I was not able to get that done, so I went with traditional ways…..a bit of elbow grease. Check out the video and let me know what you think about the color I have chose for the saw. Don't forget to hit that subscribe button...NEW VIDEO EVERY FRIDAY!

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1950s Craftsman Tablesaw Restoration #1: Throwing Sparks!

09-16-2017 10:20 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Getting started on the table saw restoration. Check out the video and let me know what I should do! Subscribe to follow along with the restoration.

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The Wood Shop #1: Scoring in CT

08-16-2017 10:35 PM by dmtparker | 2 comments »

My wife & I are in CT for the week babysitting our granddaughter, Parker, as her day care is closed for the week. While we are here, I have been cruising the local Craigslist and today I scored big! First I got a Craftsman 12” tilting blade band saw that looks very interesting and is in perfect condition. Then I scored an Align-A-Rip fence to replace the crappy one on my Craftsman table saw. (Great saws, but awful fences!). That just abut completes my major shop purchases. Previous...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #84: Harbor Freight's DrillMaster 2 HP Fixed Base Router Fix

11-22-2016 11:08 PM by retired_guru | 2 comments »

Last year I picked up the DrillMaster #68341 Fixed Base Router at a Harbor Freight store. With the workshop in such disarray at the time, it got put away and forgotten. Months later I found it and checked it out. Like many have complained, the machining of the aluminum router body is dramatically undersized in comparison to the fixed base. When the clamp on the base is engaged, the router is pushed off center. Too much time had passed since I bought it, and on a $60.00 USD item I won̵...

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On the Workbench #9: Tool Awards

09-29-2016 03:31 AM by ontheworkbench | 0 comments »

Maybe I am a bit of a pessimist, but I find some of the “tool awards” presented by some blogs to be questionable mashups of both parties gaining from awards being handed out. The blog/magazine gets free tools and gets to highlight major names who then buy ads, and then in turn the tool companies promote their tools as award winning which then to some extent benefits the tool company and gives credit back to the publication. Hence its hard for me to not think of them as possibly bi...

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I received a new Rikon Grinder but it has runs in the paint, time to repaint

06-18-2016 02:21 AM by MikesProjects | 0 comments »

Super excited to get back at woodturning again after almost 20 years, yes since I was a teenager. Back than I did a lot of woodturning in my fathers shop. I used to make money with my turnings back then selling them locally & work of mouth. I also used to sell wooden pipes to the local smokers. I specialized in 18” long piece pipes & back then $25 was a lot to me, still is, haha. So Far I have purchased a used wood lathe, a g1495 which they discontinued the month I got mine l...

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