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Real Life Review – Craftsman 218331 Tablesaw – Part 1: Purchase and assembly

When you have gotten used to having a tool of a particular standard, not having an equivalent one has a way of gnawing away at you every time you find yourself at the point where you would have used the … Continue reading

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Real life Reviews: Buying a Bandsaw

When I first started to setup my woodshop a bandsaw wasn’t one of the tools I thought I needed. I eventually acquired a well-used 1970’s – 1980’s vintage Craftsman 12” bandsaw as part of a lot of other tools, but … Continue reading

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Motorizing the Apple Grinder

As described in more detail in another post, my cider press has a wonderful array of heavy cast iron gears and a flywheel to help make hand cranking the grinder portion easier. Unfortunately easier is relative to the time of … Continue reading

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