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Real Life Reviews – Craftsman 218331 Tablesaw – Part 2: Setting up and first uses

With the new saw assembled, it wasn’t long until some projects arose which needed it.  Before they could begin, though, the saw needed to be set up. The first task was to check that the blade was parallel to the … Continue reading

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Real Life Reviews: Craftsman 16489 Roller Support Stand

I have used roller support stands around the shop for years, and, like clamps, it seems whenever you think you have enough you find you need another. Now that the second shop has a table saw, it was only a … Continue reading

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Real Life Review: Craftsman 937610 Router Table

My original shop was well equipped, in terms of numbers, with router tables. I had a fairly nice cast aluminum benchtop table, but the undersized plunge router that went with it had a non-standard mount and wasn’t overly suited for … Continue reading

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Shop Projects: Shop-built Log Resaw Sled

I have recently added a 14” bandsaw to the shop, upgrading from an older 12” model that needed more than a basic tune-up to get back to the precision tool it should be. Of course a new bandsaw led to … Continue reading

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Shop Projects – Refinishing a sewing machine cabinet

A couple of years ago I had a benchtop tool in my shop which needed to find a semi-permanent home in my shop somewhere other than the workbench, and as I drove past a pile of items on the side … Continue reading

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Shop Project – Rehandling an Adze

A few miles down the road from me there is a large open space on the side of the road, and most Sundays it becomes a local marketplace for a bit of everything. Often this includes old tools, and every … Continue reading

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Through the camera – cider press

In response to a request from my posting about the cider press at Rurikia, a gallery of images from the cleaning and painting of it is below:

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