Goodfellow posted an excellent how-to over at the ShopNGarage forum showing how to build a dust collection separator and water trap using a 5 gallon bucket and a few PVC pipes and fittings.
Check out these projects that were done using Woodline’s Rout-R-Joint dovetail jig system with various templates. I caught sight of these joinery examples at a recent Woodworking Show, and was very impressed.
I came across a rather enlightening shop tip over at the ShopNGarage forum, that demonstrates the use of a wire stripper’s loop holes. Most of my wire strippers have similar holes, but they’re all unlabeled and I never stopped to think about what they could be used for. Well, now I know!
If you read our recent review of Spiral Supports, a novel new type of shelf support pin, and are still a bit unsure as to how they work, take a look at this brief instruction video and it should answer most if not all of your questions. Spiral Supports are currently available at Woodcraft, and […]
I spotted this tiny non-marring hammer over at a recent Woodworking show. With dime-sized replaceable brass and plastic heads, this hammer is most likely used for precision tool setup or maintenance, unless there are other woodworking applications that I’m not yet aware of.
Reader JD was kind enough to share a very detailed review of a recently purchased 8oz brass American Hammer with us. If you recall, American Hammer is currently holding a direct-sales promotion and has heavily discounted many of their hammers.
In case some of you were wondering why I have not yet responded to your comments, questions, and emails, it is because I have been out of town and won’t be returning until late this week. As always, each comment and email will be carefully read and responded to when appropriate, but the responses may […]
Gerber’s new Microbew features a water resistant LED light built into a bottle opener. The Microbew has a stainless steel body, recessed switch to prevent accidental activation, replaceable batteries, and regulated circuitry. Gerber Microbrews are available with either white or red LEDs, and should soon be available at retailers for $12.50. The only concern we have about the Microbew is […]
Over at the Woodworking Show we recently visited, I spotted an incredible working wood geared clock kit by Woodline. These photos hardly do the clock justice – it was far more spectactular in person.
Spiral Supports are a brand new shelf support pin of a unique design that is claimed to provide perfect shelving every time. These shelf pins are quick and easy to adjust, and can be used to eliminate the wobbling or trembling associated with slightly misaligned support pin holes in cabinets and shelving. Even if you can […]
Reader and frequent commenter uthscsaedu sent us this photo of an advertisement board he spotted at his local Home Depot. The board is promoting pre-order sales of Ridgid’s new JobMax combo kit, which are supposed to be released this month. Has anyone seen the tools in-store yet, and if so, what did you think about them? […]
Bench Dog has recently launched their own line of woodworking Bench Cookies. No doubt these cookies are a licensed or rebranded version of Rockler’s design, but what this means is that Bench Cookies may soon reach a much larger audience. Bench Dog’s new Bench Cookie release comes hot on the heels of Rockler’s own launch […]
We just checked Sears.com and saw that the new Craftsman Nextec 4 piece drill/driver, saw, sander, flashlight combo set has been added to their product catalog. The kit is scheduled for release on May 1st 2010, and is available for pre-order at $170. Craftsman Nectec Drill/Driver, Saw, Sander Combo via Sears Preview Post of the New […]
The other day Ben Johnson over at Toolmonger posted about the cutest little vacuum I have ever seen. Henry is a 2.4 gallon low-noise vacuum from the British company Numatics, and it is designed for general home cleaning. Apparently Henry is so popular that over 5 million units have sold!
Bosch just announced the release of their new Nailkiller auger bits. These high-performing auger bits are designed to last 9 times longer than the current market leader, while exerting 61% less impact force when drilling through fasteners.
At a recent Woodworking Show, I had the opportunity to see a Final Cut saw blade in action. We’re currently reviewing Final Cut’s 10″ blade on a miter saw, but it was good to see the same blade used in a table saw. Final Cut’s new circular saw blades were also on-scene, but I didn’t stick […]
There is a really neat (pun not intended) DIY cleanroom box project tutorial over at the I Heart Robotics blog that caught our attention. This step-by-step how-to is very detailed, and shows how to create a small cleanroom-type workspace from some cheap industrial shelving, MDF, a cooling fan, and a ShopVac-type filter.
Following is a summary listing of February’s posts, which can also be viewed in chronological order in our archive. Most DealGuyd deal posts are excluded from this listing, but you can view them all via our DealGuyd Archive.
Franmar Chemicals’ Soy-Gel is a safer professional paint stripper that can be used to remove acrylics, urethanes, epoxies, and lead-based paints. Soy-Gel is non-caustic, non-toxic, safe to use outdoors as well as indoors, and cleans up easily with water.
PanaVise vises are great for electronics, hobby work, or any delicate task that requires more finesse or precision than a large bulky iron vise allows. The 301 standard PanaVise is reasonably sized and features a split ball design that allows 180° tilt, 360° turn, and 360° rotate positioning adjustments.