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  1. Slowdown Stool: A Poplar Pallet Adventure

    I checked out a local dump and found some great huge pallets of what I later discovered to be poplar. They were a gray color when I found them. They belonged to a stage manufacturing company, and they let me take some. Perhaps I will visit again. They sat for a while in the garage and...

    A week ago SERGE/Bricofleur posted a hold down that I thought was a handy device . Thanks for the inspiration Serge ! Well this is my version which is different in several ways . I used wooden springs with sandpaper pads to hold the material being cut on both sides of the saw blade and also...
  3. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I just scored a free fake 3/4 hp (5 amps) 8" grinder that runs at 3450 rpm. I want to slow it down to 1750 rpm or lower to put a radius grind on chisels and plane irons prior to sharpening. It is quiet so I am assuming it is some sort of induction motor so I don't think I can slow it down with...
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