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04-05-2015 11:26 PM

MAXIMUM brand CSMS - Festool Kapex compact 'rail-forward' design - COPIED! - 17 replies

Fellow Lumberjocks, for the edification of our readers (and for my curiousity), have any of you personally used or inspected closely the below MAXIMUM-branded (Canada only – Canadian Tire in-house brand) compound sliding miter saw (CSMS) recently made available 1-2 months ago? Any thoughts regarding this saw are also welcome. The main r...

03-28-2015 02:16 AM

Wood Flavoured Coffee - 10 replies

Tired of your same old coffee? Try some douglas fir flavoured coffee: - make coffee- pour in to mug 80% full- add sugar, milk/cream as desired, or not- place block of douglas fir on top of mug for about 5-7 minutes (it must completely cover the top of your mug)- remove block of douglas fir- drink coffee – it will have a douglas fir flav...

03-05-2015 08:11 PM

What different chisel hammers/mallets do you use? - 26 replies

Yes, I have searched and read the many “what mallet do you use” and DIY mallet threads on LJ, including the mother-of-all mallet threads – “Mallets of your dreams” (http://lumberjocks.com/topics/42130). However, I have noticed that the subject of using WHAT HAMMERING TOOL for WHAT KIND OF WOOD CHISELING is generally...

04-10-2014 03:16 AM

Woodworking Anecdotes, Charts, Etc. - 15 replies

Oh-oh, I think I’m supposed to be growing a beard . . .

04-03-2014 07:01 PM

I used to/could have been . . . - 27 replies

I used to work at an orange juice factory but was let go because I couldn’t concentrate.

10-26-2013 06:35 PM

DIY D-Handle For Router - Made Yours Yet? - 1 reply

With the growing popularity of the router “D-handle” which improves hand-routering control among its converts, the following question was inevitable: Anyone out there made their own D-handle to attach to a router, or thinking about doing so? Ideas and comments? Clearly this covers D-handle interest for cheap SOB’s like me...

06-06-2013 02:24 PM

Help On Old Vise Fix - 2 replies

After much searching and waiting, I just acquired for free (gloating) an old beat-up woodworking vise – a 4”x7” non-quick release face vise made by N. Slater Co. Ltd., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (1917-1979). I just read over someone’s meticulous revival of the exact same vise (lots of pictures) here: http://rougeriverworks...

06-01-2013 03:17 PM

Workshop LED Lighting - 12 replies

Saw a similar thread today on general workshop lighting – but I want to focus here on LED LIGHTING for the workshop. Like some of you, I am planning to upgrade my workshop lighting. I’m using incandescent bulbs currently (was a fast setup initially) and have decided to bypass florescent lighting altogether (for personal reasons) and ...

05-30-2013 02:59 PM

Box Making, Concealed Dovetails, 6" High Workbench - 0 replies

Friend sent this to me from the YouTube archives – in Japanese only. Much can be said about simplicity, or less. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U98YYBeG7NI

05-25-2013 01:30 PM

Bench Top Drill Presses Not To Buy - 30 replies

Lately considering picking up a new or used bench top drill press to feed my tool buying addiction, and to drill holes in stuff. I appreciate the good reviews and info a lot of you Lumberjocks have posted on all kinds of tools, but usually when I buy things I first like to rule out specific makes and models first, then drill down to 2-3 models t...

05-14-2013 02:33 PM

Worth $100 plus removing rust? - 6 replies

Like the title says – think this is a good, OK or pricey deal? The ad says the 4×10 Jorgensen vise is unused. http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/tls/3770220135.html

04-10-2013 04:21 AM

Precise Drilling with DeWalt 20V Max Compact Hammer/Drill? - 0 replies

I’ve almost decided on buying the DeWalt 20V Max Compact Hammer/Drill (with Impact Driver in combo kit) over other (18V) cordless drill combo kits for various reasons. I’m a DIYer on weekends but may take on full time renovation work this summer – and if so I’ll just slap in DeWalt’s bigger 3.0Ah batteries to supply...

04-09-2013 03:47 PM

Woodworker's Picnic - 2 replies

Summer’s coming – time for a picnic like in the old days. Just saw this on the wife’s friend’s friend’s Facebook page. I know some of you will now have the gears turning (pun intended).

03-23-2013 03:43 PM

DIY/Wooden Toolbox Smackdown - 10 replies

I am hereby raising the lowly wooden toolbox into the woodworking DIY limelight it deserves among its usually more sophisticated brethren of table saw miter sleds, dovetailing jigs, exotic wood jewelry boxes, planes storage cabinets and the like. And this is the deal. Post about your dedicated-for-home-use HOMEMADE WOODEN TOOLBOX that would c...

03-22-2013 08:42 AM

Record Vise Question - 5 replies

Just joined this great forum site. Now I have infinitely more woodworking reading time – just what I need. :-p Q: How come when I view online used Record 52-series vises for sale or installed – only some of them show a “torsion bar” below the main screw and guides? Or is this the quick release mechanism? Or are these r...


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