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RECALLS #16: DeWALT Recalls Drills Due to Shock Hazard

Recall Date: February 5, 2019 Recall Number: 19-059 Recall Summary Name of Product: DEWALT DWD110 and DWD112 drills Hazard: The drill’s wiring can contact internal moving parts, posing a shock hazard. Remedy: Repair Consumers should...

Project builds #71: The barn timber framing is finished

Sorry for my failiure to report for so long. It’s been a rocky time for me. So much so I have been for a job interview just after Christmas. This has since fallen through and the firm are not recruiting. Any how the barn well what to say client...

Kitchen Cabinets Designing: Design How? Over Design What?

Designs of kitchen layout have changed over the years. From a few shelves under the counter, an average looking storage box and a table to stylish modular kitchen cabinets, custom drawers and pull-outs upper and lower cabinets, the complete form...

RECALLS #15: Penn State Industries Recalls Woodworking Jaw Chuck Systems

Penn State Industries Recalls Woodworking Jaw Chuck Systems Due to Laceration Hazard: Recall Date: December 11, 2018 Recall Number: 19-045 Recall Summary Name of Product: Quick change jaw chuck systems Hazard: The jaws can loosen from...

Making Unique, Light Catching Laminated Wood, Plastic and Copper Ornamental Turnings

[INTRODUCTION] This instructable describes how to combine two or three mediums (wood and plastic, or wood, plastic and copper) to make beautiful, eye catching ornaments that will stand out even along some of the finest...

Mitre clamp

I live in a split level house where a portion has a basement and a portion is slab on grade. The slab part has a foundation wall about 30" above the floor. This part forms a shelf along the wall about 3-1/2" deep which is now only covered with...

RECALLS #14: Black & Decker Recalls Hammer Drills Due to Injury Hazard

Black & Decker Recalls Hammer Drills Due to Injury Hazard: Recall Date: November 1, 2018 Recall Number: 19-027 Recall Summary Name of Product: Black & Decker, Bostitch and Porter-Cable Hammer Drills and Drill Drivers Hazard: The...

RECALLS #13: RIDGID Wet/Dry Vacuums recalled due to Shock Hazard

I haven’t seen a woodworking recall for some time, but some of you might have this shop vac. Emerson Tool Company Recalls RIDGID Wet/Dry Vacuums Due to Shock Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot Recall Date: September 11, 2018 Recall...

Project builds #70: Little barn truss and purlins.

Another job off the still very long list. A little truss and purlins done. Done with traditional joints and draw pegs in genuine English grown oak that was locally milled to me. Small truss with the tie beam being just over 3.6metres...

Hand planes #12: A light repair

As seen in my last instalment in this series I found some writing on the bottom of a plane handle. I repaired that handle and sanded and dyed it again and gave it several coats is new shellac. I also cleaned the rest of the body of the plane and...