Category Archives: Tools

Another dovetailed box

Back at ‘er. Another small #handtool cabinet box. It’s been a while since I’ve done dovetails but even with the time gone by it’s the tightest and quickest yet. #woodworking #walnut

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Macro Photography

Here’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while, take a close up picture of a plane blade before and after sharpening. It’s not perfect but the second picture with the microbevel is sharper than it was before.

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Cut bolts quick and safe

I needed to trim many bolts to an odd length. This is how I did it using a scrap of wood, drill and a jig saw.

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Shortening tablesaw rails

I bought shorter 32” rails for my tablesaw to replace my current 52” ones for my new smaller shop space.  The generic brand didn’t fit my old fence which wanted the square tubing ¼” wider that was on my original … Continue reading

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Review Unboxing – Dewalt Tough System Workshop Racking System DWST08270

This is a short unboxing and review of the DEWALT DWST08260 / DWST08270 Tough System Workshop Racking System.

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Stanley #113 compass plane

This is the best looking Stanley #113 compass plane I’ve seen. This particular one is a type #2 from 1880-1891 and it moves like butter. Nothing stiff or corroded like it was out of the box.  

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Shop made Festool Kapex crown stops

I made my version of the crown stops available as an accessory for my mitre saw.  They were way too expensive so I made my own.  I didn’t make them for holding crown moulding, I made them because I wanted … Continue reading

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Kapex mitre saw small parts clamp platform

I made an improvement to my mitre saw. The clamp that comes with the saw is too far away from the blade and I sometimes have to cut small parts that won’t reach the clamp. There’s no way I’m holding … Continue reading

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First Bowl

Someone on my street was cutting down a large maple tree so I grabbed a few stumps to try and turn my first bowl on my lathe. The wood looked like fungus had started but it makes a weird star … Continue reading

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General 100 16” Disc and 6” x 60” Belt Sander

I picked up a used General 100 16″ Disc and 6″ x 60″ Belt Sander made in 1979. 600Lb, in great shape, very good price. Assuming I can find a place for it, it would look fantastic with the rest … Continue reading

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