Apr 302007
 
Rust Removal & Prevention
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Question: I have an old table saw & jointer that I inherited from my father. His father bought them in the 1950s and they still work great. However, the tools have developed some rust on the table surfaces. It’s not deeply imbedded rust, but there’s a significant amount of it on the tops. I’m not […]

Apr 252007
 
Tormek 2006 Supergrind Sharpener Special!
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FREE TT50 Truing & Dressing Tool! For a limited time only! While supplies last! We’ve never seen an easier, more efficient way to sharpen cabinetmaking tools, turning and carving tools, knives, and practically anything else to a razor edge—even jointer and planer knives. The Swedish-made Tormek 2006 Supergrind Sharpener runs a water-cooled 220-grit aluminum oxide […]

Apr 232007
 
1948 Chevy Woody Comes Back to Life
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Hard as it may be to believe, it was once possible to buy an automobile whose body was made substantially out of wood. Yes, those old cars were known as Woodies, and today surviving specimens are both rare and priceless. Sean Headrick, an Atlanta-area woodworker, is currently restoring the wooden bodywork on a dilapidated old […]

Apr 202007
 
A Trip to Leigh Industries
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I just returned from a trip out to the rainy Canadian Pacific coast. Leigh Industries invited us out to their factory in Port Coquitlam, British Colombia for a new product announcement. Ken, Matt and Barry showed us the factory, demonstrated some products and told us about new tools on the way. Here are some pictures […]

Apr 182007
 
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I ran across this article on CNN earlier this week. It’s worthwhile reading for every hobbyist woodworker. Basically, nail gun accidents are way up, but only among home users. Be careful in your shop! CNN on nailguns in the shop.