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G0513X2 17" BANDSAW 2HP W/CAST IRON TRUNNION

I wanted to share my thoughts experience with the G0513X2 17 bandsaw that I have now for over a year. Tis is not a formal review and I am not going to bore you with all the specs. Prior to the Grizzly I had the Powermatic 14 PWBS-14CS bandsaw...

Bandsaw sculpture

Power Tools VS. Hand Tools

For a long time there has been a rift in the woodworking world. With technology ever increasing that rift will only grow I’m sure. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s the hand tools vs. power tools divide and with new technology on the...

The Woodworking Shows & My experience at Milwaukee, WI

Today I went to the woodworking Shows in Milwaukee, WI. They were packed so I’d say it was a great day for the show. I stopped at the Lee Valley booth and bought a new digital dial caliper that does fraction and thousandth of an inch. Had my...

Making the Fence

I saw a parquetry picture on google and wanted to make it. I had small leftover of salvaged Douglas fir from my picnic table I also had some small off cut of Cherry and walnut There are 2 kind of element in that design. If you count the...

How I Get The Most Out Of My Small Shop

Most hobby woodworkers probably have small shops, the majority most likely in one half of a two car garage. My set-up was a 2 car garage size but with only one enclosed bay and the other half was an open carport, but both are under the same roof...

Picnic Table #5: Legs Cleanup

The previous segment of this blog we ended with two arches. One had a lot of creep and the other not so much. I have never cleaned any arched piece that big. Again it is heavy and curved (: Dry run on the jointer with 2 rollers was not good....

WoodworkingWeb Interview: Manitario

This interview with Manitario is from May, 2016. 1. What is your “inspiration story” — where did your interest in woodworking all begin? I’m not really sure where my interest in woodworking began. I had a grandfather and an uncle who did...

Half-way Done

A bit of a rant… about woodworking, but moreso about the mid-project crisis. I’m in Grid-Lock about moving forward; or taking some time away from this project (I’ve already shelved the project once, for a special-request project). I’ve...

Clamp Storage

This is the system I came up with to store my clamps many years ago and I still find it quite convenient. It is cheap, quick and easy to make from scrap with a drill and bandsaw and it is compact enough to be space saving, especially for the...