Sep 262018
 
Trade Up to Festool: Offer ends October 31, 2018!
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For a limited time, trade in any old tool that you already own (regardless of its age or condition, and it can even be a hand tool like a chisel or screwdriver) for a Festool 55 series Track Saw or any Festool Plunge Router. You will receive $100 cash back from Festool in the form […]

Sep 252018
 
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If you are looking to improve the safety in your shop, the Micro Jig GRR-Ripper System is a very good start. Micro Jig is serious about making it safe to do the close work that sometimes has to be done on the tablesaw, router, jointer and bandsaw, letting you grip, hold and feed both sides […]

Sep 212018
 
Acer-Ferrous Toolworks Moxon Vise Kit
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I have been hearing about Joseph Moxon and his book Mechanick Exercises for several years now.  Christopher Schwarz of Lost Art Press writes about Moxon all the time and was able to find some details of the Moxon vise in Andre Roubo’s L’art du Menuisier, including a detailed drawing at Plate 280 of a twin […]

Sep 192018
 
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With comfortable pivoting handles, large jaw capacity, and much more, Highland’s new Non-Slip Parallel Bar Clamps will be versatile workhorses in your shop. The sliding jaw incorporates an anti-slip system to prevent it from free fall sliding on the rail when used vertically, yet the jaw slides quickly into position by pushing the handle slightly […]

Sep 122018
 
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If you are looking to give your shop a bit more flexibility, we’ve got the perfect tool for you. The Rikon 10 inch Bandsaw 10-305 is compact and well-made. It is an excellent starter band saw for those on a budget and useful to owners of larger bandsaws who want to reduce the hassles of blade changes […]

Sep 052018
 
September Woodworking Poll: How Do You Finance Your Woodworking?
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Let’s face it: Almost no one is giving away free tools, free wood and free fasteners. You need money to feed your woodworking obsession. If you’re like most of us, you like the finer things in life. In woodworking life, anyway. Sure, you can make pretty shavings with a $5 vintage plane, but isn’t that […]

Sep 042018
 
Cheap Floating Shelves - Tips from Sticks in the Mud – September 2018 – Tip #2
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No Southern-fried Southern boy wants to be called a Yankee, but we share the characteristics of shrewdness and thrift. Thus, each month we include a money-saving tip. It’s OK if you call me “cheap.” Before I made the Domino-supported shelf in this month’s other tip, I had a different foray into floating shelves. Brenda and […]