Over at ArmChairDIY, there’s a great post about overarm pin routers that also includes free plans for making your own. The plans are from an older Popular Mechanics tutorial by Rosario Capotosto, and they are extremely detailed and easy to follow. The homemade overarm pin router is designed to be flexible and somewhat modular, and it looks […]
We’re not normally into Facebook apps or add-ons, but this new one by the Sears Blue Tools Crew definitely caught our attention. A few major tool companies and distributors have been using Facebook as a way of reaching the public, but this is the first tool-ish related app that we’ve heard about. This simple Woodshop app allows […]
From now until 2/14/10, Rockler Woodworking & Hardware is offering a 20% discount off of one eligible regularly priced item with coupon code V0731. This is going to be a tough one – do we get the vise we’ve had our eyes on, or a set of quality parallel clamps? Neither of these items from our wishlist […]
Stanley Bostitch’s CAP1516 is an ultra-quiet and super portable 1.6 gallon oil-free air compressor intended for light duty trim work. Capable of powering a finish nailer, this Bostitch should be able to handle brad nailers, pinners, and staplers as well. The CAP1516 has a power rating of 1.5HP at peak and 1.1HP while running, outputs 2.7 […]
We have been waiting for a good price on the Rockwell Jawhorse for a few weeks now since seeing one in person, and are delighted to see that it is eligible for Woodcraft’s current 15%-off coupon. After the discount, the Sawhorse drops in price by $27 to $153. Shipping for our order comes up as $13, which […]
Gator’s new Black Zirconium Ultra Power sandpaper utilizes a special grit composition that allows it to “sand three times faster and last three times longer than regular sandpaper.” These cutting and longevity improvements can be appreciated by everyone, from the DIY woodworker, to the professional in a production environment.
Black & Decker has teamed up with U-Bild to provide three free project plans – a birdhouse, hope chest, and a jewelry box, to help you skip the lines at the mall and craft a homemade gift for that special someone.
In case you missed our post about a great deal on Bessey and Kreg clamps, we’ll give you another heads-up. Woodcraft is offering a $10 off $20 promotion and is shipping all orders for free. Of course the normal exclusions apply – the $10 off $20 coupon is one time use only, and free shipping […]
Since the Rockwell Jawhorse it is now being actively promoted at Lowes stores, we decided to take a closer look at it. With its wide jaws and 600-lb holding capacity, the Jawhorse looks like it would make an excellent work-holding clamp. Over the weekend, we spotted a Jawhorse in action at Lowes, where two associates were […]
For a limited time, Woodcraft is having a sale on Bora pistol grip bar clamps. The sale is for 25%-off, and ends on November 25th. Even better, coupon code 11230 gets you free shipping as well, until November 30th. These look like decent clamps, and the price is pretty decent – $10.49 for the 6″ […]
You may want to take a look at Lowes’ October Shop Class, which offers instruction on how to build and finish a traditional storage chest. You can view project videos for the basic construction of the chest immediately, and the videos concerning the finishing steps will split into two videos – one will be available Tuesday, and the […]
Every now and then we find a power tool that stands apart from others in its class. Porter Cable’s 5″ Low-Profile Random Orbital Sander is one such tool. With its reduced height, we can see how that this sander would be much easier to control than traditional palm-grip sanders. While this sander’s unique low-profile design […]
Rockler’s Bench Cookies are puck-sizes spacers with a grippy pad on both sides. These can be used to lift your workpiece above your work table to facilitate edge routing, and many other tasks. Bench Cookies “lift, grip, and protect.” To summarize, Bench Cookies offer 1″ clearance below workpieces, they grip workpieces to prevent lateral movements […]
Rockler is having an online-only sale on C-clamps: a set of twelve 1-1/2″ Jet C-clamps for $10, or a set of two 2-1/2″ and two 3″ C-clamps for $8. Shipping is ~$7 for orders under $25, and $9 for orders between $25 and $50. While you’re at it, you may want to check out some of the […]
Rockler’s woodworking & hardware catalog is one of my favorites to browse through because they often introduce new products that I otherwise might not find out about, and because they also typically include exclusive coupon codes and sale prices. For example, Rockler’s February catalog included a coupon that was good for free shipping through mid-March. Despite mostly catering towards avid […]