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Powr-Kraft 10" Radial Arm Saw Model TPC-2610A, Wards,  Works great,  I just don't like Radial Arm Saws. I'll sell this for $100 if you come and get it.

Bosch Jig Saw, Model 1590EVSK, Bosch, Works great. I use this instead of the RAS and for lots of other uses. I use it all the time. A real fine tool. A definite must have for any woodworker...

Bosch  CS-20 Circular SawModel CS-20,  Bosch, My best circular saw.

Mao Shan TSC-10 Table Saw, Motor Starter, In the Shop  Real nice after fine adjustments, conversion to 240V, magnetic switch and anti vibration belt installation. Craftsman XR-2424 Fence Accessory

Circular Saw Craftsman.  What can I say, I use this with carborundum blades for cutting iron.

 Delta 10" Bandsaw   BS150LS Manual  Blades Basic light 10" bandsaw. Small table. Good motor. Requires 72 1/2" blade. Maximum 1/2" width.

Variable Speed Reciprocating Saw Model 04095Harbor Freight  Works great for demolition, a good price point for my usage and needs. I got a full set of blades at the same time. The blades nearly cost the same as the saw.

Makita 5402NA,  16-5/16" Circular Saw,  Model 5402NA Parts,  5402NA Instructions,  Makita  Big and factory refurbished purchased through CPO Outlet. I got a clean cut crosscutting a cured dug fir 4 x 10 with the 32 tip blade.  The safety switch must be modified to work safely. I cut a hard maple 1/2" plug and epoxied it on the safety switch making it 3/8" proud of the handle.  This way I can work the safety switch with the thumb of the right hand the left hand can always keep a grip on the stabilization handle. This is a big saw and susceptible to gyroscopic motion.  Checking on the web you will find conflicting information from Makita on the saw. Some places it says the arbor is 1" other places say its 25mm. Actually its both. The inner flange is reversible one side is 25mm and the other is 25.4mm or 1".

Chicago Electric Tools Variable Speed Multi-Function Tool   Harbor Freight

Forrest, Saw Blade Tips,   Forrest Saw Blades  I love em. WW-II, WW_II Special Fast Rip.

MJ Splitter  MJ Steel Pro Splitter  GRR-Ripper  Micro Jig Inc  These aftermarket splitters are indispensable as they are key in the safe operation of an old table saw like this Mao Shan.

Single Dubby Cutoff Fixture, Dubby Setup Manual  The best for accuracy and safety. I got two. One is used with the dado blades.

A-Line-It, A-Line-It in use, In-line Industries All saws need fine adjustments to work well. See Mao Shan Table Saw comments.

Bosch   Bosch GLL2-80  Pic Really great tool. Aid in the installation of nearly anything.  Without this I could not have installed the new cabinets in the kichen.

12", 24", & 5' levels.

Kreg Pocket Hole Jig,  Model R2, Kreg   I could not do what I do without this.

Ryobi Plate Joiner,  Model, JM80, Ryobi  I must edge glue smaller boards to make larger surfaces. I'm having a bit of a problem using the biscuits as a edge glue board face alignment tool especially when the boards have a small curve.

Omnijig  Dovetail JigModel 77240-1, Model 77240-2, Model 77240-3, Model 77240-4, Model 77240-5, Parts List, Porter Cable, 77240_Open_Pic, Breakdown_Pics

After two dozen test cuts I did the first four drawers, I withheld judgment about the jig as the tops and bottoms of the drawers did not line up so they would not sit flat. I had to do a lot of sanding. This is important as the box must sit flat in order for the groove for the drawer bottom to line up as the bottom is the registration face for routing the grooves. 

I'm now making nine more drawers. Before I started I went to Porter Cable's web site and asked for help with the alignment problem. Their suggestions weren't helpful but I am really liking them for even having this service! I went to the local Woodcraft store where I purchased this jig. These guys all do woodworking. Eli knew exactly what the problem was the minute I explained the problem I was having. These guys are good. Now the jig works well if the router bit has been centered in the plate first. No wonder the Porter Cable Help Desk Could not help. I did send Jeff at Porter Cable an email letting him know the solution for the next guy.  I now use the $6.00 Rousseau Co. #39-024 Centering System. Works with Porter Cable Models: 100, 563, 63,0 690, 691, 693, 7529, 890, 892. The only problem I have with the Rousseau, and a minor one at that, is that it uses the 1/4" collet and I have to change the collet back to the 1/2" after centering. This probably reintroduces some centering error back into the setting.

 I am considering getting the: 77248, 77246, 55165, to increase what I can do with this jig.

Chicago 3-1/4" Electric Planer  Model 90162, Harbor Freight Works great. I ordered a lot of extra blades too. Only problem is the minimum cut setting is not as minimal as I would like.

Delta 12" Portable Planer,  Model 22-540, Delta   It's a hand me down. I'm looking to upgrade.  I use it anyway. Works fine except I can't get the cutter parallel with the base and the snipe. Did I mention I hate snipe!

Hitachi TR8 Router,   Hitachi TR12 Template,  Hitachi MS12A Parts List,  Hitachi   Great work horse

Bosch Router,  Model 1617EVSParts Diagram,  Bosch  Great work horse It's my second Bosch. Use 'em until they burn out then get another one.

Skil Router Model 297, Skil Tools Old hand me down. Still works well I use it all the time.

Porter Cable 892 Router, Specifications, Drawings and Parts, Porter Cable This is used with the Omnijig.

Timber Check Moisture MeterModel,  ComProTec  Great for what my needs are. The probes do make holes in the wood as we are interested in knowing the moisture content inside the wood not on the the surface It's imperative to know the moisture content of the wood and the relative humidity of the environment when doing woodworking.

AcuRite Wireless Weather Thermometer Picture of model 611 measures temperature and relative humidity in tow locations plus keeps a record of previous high and low.  Acurite

Atlas 6" Lathe Mk 2,  Model 3950 Mk 2, Atlas,  Atlas Picture, Sears 101.21200:  A real classic. Complete set of parts in original boxes. Maybe this will show up on  Antiques Road Show someday.

Pancake Compressor, Pump, 150 PSI, Model 2006, Porter Cable  Works real well

Brad Nailer, Model BN 125N, Porter Cable  Works real well

Narrow Crown Stapler, Model NS100A, Porter Cable  Works real well

Finish Nailer, Model FN250B, Porter Cable  Works real well

Round Head Framing Nailer, Model FR350, Porter Cable  Works real well

Earlex HVLP, Model 5000, Earlex Works real well. I use two cups, one with the finish and one with thinner. I spray the finish, then change cups and spray thinner through for a few seconds into my waste box to clean out the gun. Before I add another coat, I spray through the thinner for a few seconds and change cups,then spray the finish for a few seconds into the waste box before I start applying the finish on the surface. This reduces the amount of cleaning to do. It doesn't take much buildup in the gun to affect its operation. The gun is very easy to strip and clean. Don't forget to clean the filter under the turbine frequently. This HVLP system works real well for my application.

Wagner Model 305 1800 PSI 2 Speed, Works OK for latex. Wagner  I painted the porch with it. Not the best by far and its hard to clean. With a little Flotrol it sprays medium viscosity latex. Don't buy anything like this.

3M 5000 Elastomeric Facepiece Half-Mask with dual 3M 60921 Filter  Filter Instructions 3M  3M Reusable Respirators.  I use this when spraying. Don't even think you can spray without a proper spray mask.

Aearo Woodworkers Respirator, Retrofit,  Aearo AOS Works real well. I use this when sanding and sawing.

Accura Dust Control,  Under powered for fine dust collection. 

Mr Heater Tank-Top Heater  Model MH15T  I use this to pre heat areas I will be working in. Don't use burners in an enclosed space as they exhaust carbon monoxide.

DeWalt 235G, Heavy Duty 1/2" Drill, Dewalt Works real well

Continental International Heavy Duty Drill Press, 12 Speed, Ser # G1085,  Works real well. No rust. Good condition.

Craftsman 19.2V Drill Driver,  19.2 V Right Angle Drill Driver, Specifications, Sears Works real well

Drill Press GeneralSmall Drill Press. Harbor Freight  Works real well

Drill Drawers & Miscellaneous Hardware.

Dremel, 395 Rotary Tool, Parts, Dremel Tools I use this all the time

Get a grip for a good screw driver. Who thinks a smooth plastic handle will work in the real world?

Lang Tools Snap Ring Quick Switch Pliers SKU 1435 These pliers solved all my snap ring problems.

1/4 Sheet Palm Sander

1/3 Sheet Random Sander Craftsman. New Model No. 17211702 The old 1/3 sheet fried. So how long (2013) will this one last?

3 x 21 Belt Sander

 DeWalt D26950   Heat Gun   DeWalt  Works real well. Melts the paint. Use at about 60% for paint. I have got to test this, will it start charcoal in the BBQ? Use caution. Never use very high temperatures to remove unknown paint types. Lead base paint can vaporize.  Lead Paint Safety

SOG, Sogwinder-1, While this knife isn't a "shop tool" I use it all the time. Usually to remove staples as it has a dagger point.

SOG, Tomcat-3 Never leaves the house and never  used in the shop.

Sturtevant Richmont  Adjustable Torque Screwdriver CAL 36/4 I got this on Ebay. After a little clean-up, this tool is real fine.

Whetstone Fine, Ceramic

Whetstone 4000, Norton

Whetstone 800/1000, Kai

Whetstone 7x2x1, carborundum combination

Various Rough Shop Stones

6" Bench Grinder,  Works real well

Flattening Stone, Norton

Honing Guides, 2

Tree Fungus Strop

Tri-Burnisher Veritas

Vix Bits: #9, #9, #3,#3,Snappy 1/4", 5/64 bit, Snappy

Forstner Bit Set + odd sizes

Table Saw Basics


Ridgid 16 Gal Shop Vac... Hefty Large 30 gal ultra flex bags fit real fine







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Bench Chisel Honing and Sharpening Day

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