Archives: Woodworking

BORA PM-1000 Universal Mobile Base

BORA PM-1000 Mobile Base Review I’ve always been a huge proponent of working efficiently. Working efficiently in residential construction means preparing and setting up a job site to run smoothly, methodically and efficiently prior to the job starting. That principle applies the the workshop as well, especial a SMALL workshop space.  The BORA PM-1000 universal base has […]

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Bosch GKT 13-225L Track Saw Review

Bosch GKT 13-225L Plunge Saw    I have owned a Triton track saw for three plus years. At the time I bought it, it was a great addition to my shop. Since owning a track saw, I have abandoned using my table saw for breaking down sheet goods. For me, the track saw is more […]

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Rockler Clamp-It Corner Clamping Jig and Clamp-It Assembly Square

Rockler Woodworking Clamping Review When it comes to working in my shop I’m always thinking and always improving. Continuous improvement is the best hedge against future risk. That’s why I enjoy Rockers catalog to help me solve problems. There are a ton of ideas in there, that challenge me to be more effective and streamlined. […]

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KB2407-ECO Heater is Heating Things Up

King Electrical Is Heating Things Up – KB2407-ECO Heater In August of last year, the TBB crew worked on converting my old screened in porch to a new workshop space. The crew finished the exterior framing, sheathing, windows, and clapboards in two weekends. Rob, Mike D. and I worked to insulate and drywall the interiors […]

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Graco FinishPro HVLP 9.5 Pro Contractor Series Paint Sprayer

Graco FinishPro HVLP 9.5 Pro Contractor Series Paint Sprayer When the Graco FinishPro HVLP (High Volume, Low Pressure) system first showed up at my doorstep 6 months ago. My first thought was, “Oh crap.” I didn’t know this tool was on the way for review, I thought we were going to be testing one of […]

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Jet JWDS-1632 Drum Sander

JWDS 16-32 Drum Sander With Stand Review Years ago when I began my woodworking business I found myself where many of us do, making cutting boards like they’re going out of style. They’re fun, simple, and they sell most importantly. Problem is, they’re time consuming for such small items, and they’re difficult to get dead […]

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Festool Integrated Plug-it Cord and Sleeve 201778

Festool Plug-It Cord and Sleeve Review Until recently I used to get frustrated using my Festool TS55 Track saw with dust collection. The issue, I kept getting hooked on the rail or the corner of the board because to hose and cord would snag. It go to the point that I considered taping the two […]

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Ridgid Brushless 18V Compact Router Review

Ridgid Gen 5x Brushless 18V Compact Router R86044B Compact Routers, like the Ridgid Brushless 18V Compact Router offers woodworkers a number of features for operator control and ease-of-use when performing a variety of router applications. As a carpenter, I use a compact router to make my own window sills when trimming windows, easing edges on decking […]

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Cleaning and Lubricating Woodworking Machines

Keeping Woodworking Machines Clean Cleaning and lubricating woodworking machines is a maintenance issue that is often overlooked in the workshop. We all just want our tools to work, when we work with them! The problem is if you don’t keep your woodworking machine moving parts clean and lubricated, they can rust or become coated with grit and […]

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Festool Domino Joiner DF 500-Plus

Domino DF 500-Plus Joiner Review The strength of a mortise-and-tenon joint in a hand-held tool is what makes the Festool Domino Joiner DF 500-Plus unique.  No other manufacturer makes a portable mortising machine like the Domino.  Many folks confuse the Domino with a biscuit joiner as the tool looks, and works, much like one.   But […]

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