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My table saw could not have broken at a worse time, or a better time.

My table saw could not have broken at a worse time, or a better time.

02-29-2008 10:48 PM by Tom Adamski | 19 comments »

Last August, I was starting a new project; an oak fireplace mantel for a friend. I guess my 10+ year old Delta (cheap inboard motor model) could not take the strain and let out what souded like a high pitched scream and stopped with a puff of white smoke. After a few explatives and a sudden realization that my project was on hold, I went inside and started looking online for a new saw. I read so many reviews, my head started to spin, but I knew I wanted another Delta. If it is good enough for...

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Wixey's Woodworking Wonders

Wixey's Woodworking Wonders

02-29-2008 09:58 PM by Tom Adamski | 0 comments »

Sure, we as woodworkers are dependent on measuring. Tape measures, story sticks, rulers etc, we use them all. Now consider for a moment if you could be even more precise in the height of that router bit or the thickness of that inlay. Wixey now offers several products, including their digital calipers that make life in the shop easier. Large display in inches with fractions or metric, stainless steel construction, accurate to 0.001”; and able to measure inside, outside, depth & step...

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Balance, precision, handling, control...  Sounds like a sports car? It's a chisel!

Balance, precision, handling, control... Sounds like a sports car? It's a chisel!

02-28-2008 01:05 AM by Tom Adamski | 20 comments »

Well, not just any chisel, a Lie-Nielson bevel edge socket chisel! Looking through the offerings at my local Woodcraft one evening, I spotted a beautiful set of chisels in a leather roll. Asking the salesman to open the case, I had a closer inspection. The feel was perfect, no uncomfortable bandings and they balance so well. The roll had 5 chisels in the set, with the smallest being 1/8”. Considering I do a considerable about of 1/8” inlay, I really liked these. I was taken aback ...

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