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Marqutery School #3: New Directions: Home Classes

It is time for a change at CSFM. I have decided to stop offering in shop classes and start offering the same (exact) classes via private interactive video. I am currently working through the level one class with a student in Texas who bought a...

In need of knowledge

Would any of you kind people have a link or website of a tutorial for cantilevers. I have a request for a sewing box with cantilevers and I don’t want to waste anymore wood. :-). Thank you in advance.

RECALLS #19: Porter Cable table saw fire hazard

Porter Cable Table Saws Sold Exclusively at Lowe’s Stores Recalled Due to Fire Hazard; Made by Chang Type Recall Date: July 24, 2019 Recall Number: 19-172 Recall Summary Name of product: Porter-Cable 10” Table Saws Hazard: The motor can...

Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #3: Making Progress: Breathe..

A couple of weeks ago I said good-bye to my Hitachi C10FL hybrid contractor saw. It had served me well, but a move in the near future makes it opportune to sell it now, replacing it with a lighter, portable jobsite saw. I’ve had the DeWalt...

Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #2: The Future in the Fast Lane

It’s been a while since I started this account and blog. I’ve been busy dealing with a life running on its own mindset—no batteries needed, and definitely with no input or a ‘by your leave’ from me. Not all that unusual, I guess. Still, not what...

RECALLS #18: Harbor Freight Recalls Rechargeable Flashlights

Harbor Freight Tools Recalls 12V Rechargeable Flashlights Due to Overheating and Burn Hazards Recall Date: February 27, 2019 Recall Number: 19-073 Recall Summary Name of product: 80 Lumen 12V Rechargeable Flashlights Hazard: The...

RECALLS #17: Harbor Freight Propane Torch recall

Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Propane Torches Due to Burn Hazard Recall Date: February 27, 2019 Recall Number: 19-074 Recall Summary Name of Product: Greenwood propane torches Hazard: The trigger on the torches that engages the flame can...

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...

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...