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  1. Blogs
    The Woodmaster 718 - A Story About Craigslist I made a short film documenting how I found and purchased a Woodmaster 718, UFO DC-101 dust collector, and overhead air filtration for $500. Craigslist can be a really wonderful tool for building your workshop on a budget. You just have to be...
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    Organizing for the New Year I like to start off a new year by getting my shop in shape. After the busy holiday season, offcuts are piled everywhere, edges are dull and the deficiencies in the workspace are sharp in my mind. Shortly after Christmas, I set to work making a new stand for my...
  3. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I have a Grizzly GO586 8" jointer. Its about 4 years old now and I'm thinking about buying a second set of knives for it and sending the current ones off to be sharpened. I watched the "Setting Jointer Knives" video #10 on the GarageWoodWorks web site: http://www.garagewoodworks.com/video.php It...
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    Slow Down - Jointer Setup I'm sure someone's last words were "This will probably be ok". I used the 25% off coupon at Harbor Freight on New Years day to pick up a 6" jointer. This thing is one serious hunk of iron. The infeed table is flat within 0.001" and the outfeed is flat within...
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    I Hate Moving! But I Love New Shop Setup! I am moving into a new house and I hate the process. The worst parts are lack of internet access and of course, my enter shop is in boxes. I miss putting wood to blade already. But I am excited to set up the new shop. I brought all my garage...
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    Testing: Table Saw setup for Half Lap Joint Testing: Table Saw setup for Half Lap Joint I cut a piece of good hardwood scrap to about 3/4" x 4" x 11" I measured 5" from one end & marked with knife. I measured 10" from same end & marked with knife. Knife-cut lines all the way around the...
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    Making progress - Making connections Hi all, I'm Jyl. I'm obviously new here and appreciate anyone who decides it is worthy of your time to read. I am a lover of wood, building, being creative and all things small. I came back to creating with wood (and other materials) because of a health...
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    Kanna Just finished setting up my first Kanna. I like it - why did I wait so long to get one! I've filmed my setup procedure, which was based on various articles and videos online (big credit to fellow LJ Mafe, and his blog post), and will be posting a video to YouTube in the near future. I...
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    Woodshop Update- 11/03/12 And by popular demand here is a quick tour of my new workshop just after the move! Ha!
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    TIW Ep. 38 - Assembling the Grizzly Jointer Part 1 http://blip.tv/play/ht19g5C6YQA.html?p=1http://a.blip.tv/api.swf#ht19g5C6YQA Assembling the Grizzly GO654 6" Jointer From Unpacking to running the first board. We will follow each step in the assembly process. as well as some other tips. Tune...
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    Grinder and Beltsander Setup Gauges When you sharpen your own chisels and wood turning knives, you'll find it necessary to set your grinder or sander support table to different angles for different tools. Of course, you'll find it necessary to repeat the previously set angle, to avoid...
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    New Table Saw on Order Well, I just ordered a Laguna Fusion F2 table saw. I caught it on sale at 10% off and no sales tax. Shipping was just $75 to my driveway with lift gate service. Ended up with a cabinet style hybrid with a 36" fence and cast iron extensions. I only have 110V in my garage...
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    Modern, to Traditional 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...
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    How to Change a Bandsaw Blade and Set It Up Bandsaw blades come in various sizes and sometimes you just wear them out. After changing them out, which is very simple, it is very important to set it up correct. This will save the life of your blade by not damaging the set of the set and wearing...
  15. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Hi guys, so I finally got my first jointer. and the guy also threw in a Delta Magna-Set (37-157) to aid with setting up the knifes. but I have no idea how to use it :-/ and couldnt locate a manual for it online (not even on Delta website nor their service.net site) does anyone here have one of...
  16. Hand Tools
    I'm new to using hand tools, and I just got my first block plane last month. Its a Wood river from woodcraft. I've been having difficulty setting it up, but finally got to where it appeared I was getting even shavings across the width of the blade, and they seemed to be translucent. I setup a...
  17. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I have been in the process of a shop renovation and I have finally upgraded my dust collector and can now locate it outside of my shop space which is limited to 12X24. I am trying to decide whether to go with Metal or PVC? I have the means to heat and shape 4" PVC, and I know that there is a...
  18. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Hello all, I have just purchased a SS PCS which will be here tomorrow. I am very excited since this is a ginormous upgrade from the Delta saw I bought 7 years ago when I was first bitten by the WW bug. The Delta has served me very well, even if way underpowered and a terrible fence. I never...
  19. Off Topic Coffee Lounge
    If you have to wait for the glue to set up, and there's nothing else to do on your project, how do you spend those 20-30 (or more) minutes in the shop?
  20. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I recently purchased a new jointer/planer that, for the most part, I really like. By "for the most part" i mean the overall design, functionality, footprint, ease of use, etc. I should specify that the jointer/planer was pretty expensive (it is made in Austria, so that will probably tip you...
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