Category Archives: Product Reviews

New Tool

I recently purchased the Woodriver oscillating spindle sander. Here it is in use for the first time. It is much faster than the sanding drum in the drillpress method I have been using. The dust collection works very well and … Continue reading

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Craftsman Bandsaw Revisited

Back in March of 2013 I purchased a Craftsman 10″ table top bandsaw to use exclusively for cutting contours. You can read about the setup of this machine in a post published on March 25, 2013, part 1, and another … Continue reading

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New Shop Addition Part 2

The blade I ordered for the new shop addition finally arrived. Great! The saw was assembled just waiting for the blade, in a few minutes it would be cutting profiles in cherry, or so I thought. At this point I … Continue reading

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New Shop Addition

This bandsaw is the latest addition to my shop. It is a Craftsman 10″ model. This saw is made in China and sold under many different brand names with prices ranging from $169 to $289. I looked at the high-priced … Continue reading

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New Tool

My old Porter Cable 12V cordless drill has been in my tool cabinet for about 15 years. For various reasons it was time to replace it so I bought a new Bosch drill/driver. While the old PC still works fine, the … Continue reading

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The Modern Thread Box

  In a recent article about the Beall wood threading system I mentioned that I had previously been working with a modern thread box set to cut male and female threads in wood. I think this system merit’s a closer … Continue reading

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The Beall Threader

For the past year I have been working on wood threading. I have been in the machine trades for more decades than I like to remember. I have cut countless thread in metal by many different means, both internal and … Continue reading

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