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04-16-2017 08:33 PM

Need input - 10 replies

So I need some honest reviews, I am in the market for an electric hand plane, My budget is around two hundred dollars. The reality is it will probably not get used very often. I have two upcoming projects whereI will need to use it. Suggestion from actual users.

03-01-2016 08:55 PM

On the Fence- new table saw or not???? - 4 replies

I am on fence on whether or not I want a new table saw, my current saw is a great unit but finding spare parts hasn’t been easy given her age (1960’s), for me my biggest pro to keeping her is she is belt driven unit and I can do every thing i basically want. most of my work has to be done on the right side (I prefer working to the le...

02-16-2016 12:22 PM

need a solution that won't break the bank - 13 replies

I have the Dewalt 735x planer, and i need a way to be able collect the shavings and dust, I really would like to buy a dust collector later on, but in the mean time i need to find a cheap alternative. any suggestion as to what i can do in the mean time.

12-17-2015 02:12 AM

Help with Rockwell Jaw Horse/Plywood extension - 3 replies

Over the weekend I picked up the Rockwell Jaw horse used as well as the the Jaw Stand for 100 for the both of them. Setting up the Jaw was a breeze, figuring out the plywood extension was a no brainer, but there seems to be an another piece and every where I looked online it doesn’t show this piece, It is number three in the picture

11-28-2015 12:09 AM

Suggestion???? - 19 replies

I’m looking to hone my skills, I honestly would like to move away from using power tools on some project. Can any one recommend a decent set of chisels for doing dado’s and rabbets with out breaking the bank (and please don’t tell me Stanley or craftsman)

11-07-2015 03:38 PM

Help - 6 replies

I have a problem hoping i can get some feedback. Every project I have ever done has always been small projects, so when it came time to apply the finish I would either brush it on or hand rub the stains into the project, But now I have a new project that i am going to undertake, there is no way I am going to brush on the stain, or the shellac, c...

07-07-2015 05:54 PM

Nothing beats a good ole fashioned radial arm saw - 40 replies

It’s funny one of the most versatile wood workers tools have gone to the winds of time. The radial arm saw has to be the most versatile and most indispensable tools ever created. I have two in my shop, One is my dedicating framing and Plexiglas/ poly carbonate cutter. The other is dedicated for my other wood projects needs. Yes the Origina...

06-24-2015 04:53 PM

Getting Started in wood working - 16 replies

In today’s woodworking world there always things we need in our wood shop to make the job easier. Of course having an extra hand would be nice, but every wood shop needs besides the tools are jigs. There are plenty of jigs on the market you can buy and some them for the few extra bucks it would cost you to buy versus building can be well w...

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