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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...

My beginners workshop #1: In the beginning...

There was filth and stink. I bought this property from my neighbor. She had nine cats and two dogs living in a 14 × 60 mobile home. She wasn’t the best house keeper and never emptied the cat box. Needless to say, the stink would blow you off the...

Woodbridge Workshop

These are rare and unusual photos of my work shop. It is never really this clean. I built this basement workshop about 15 years ago and never got it completely finished. The cabinets still need to be painted and the drywall was never finished....

Ramblings from a South Central Texas Wood Butcher #26: Back in the "Wood Shop," Puzzled and Swinging

The temps are finally comfortable enough to get back into the wood shop. My woodworking writing gig has come to an end, as I wrote the series and website owners weren’t ready to move forward. They were re-thinking continuing with the site, so I...

Ramblings from a South Central Texas Wood Butcher #4: Texas Sledding and Doing the Jig

Been busy in the “Wood Shop,” putting together table saw sleds and router jigs. It’s great to be back in woodworking. Didn’t realize that I missed it so. Sprung for a DeWalt table saw, not a big one, but one that’s working for me. Best, it...

The Shop, saw stations #2: Old radial saw

I bought this Black & Decker (made in Towson, Maryland USA) radial saw in 1966 when I was 16. The first large tool that I had bought. I used it for cross cutting, ripping & dado . If it dies before I do, I will replace...

Free Scroll Saw Patterns For Everyone #2 Why Pay?

Ever since the advent of the internet it has become easy to find 100% Free Scroll Saw Patterns. Many articles have been written on this subject and I have to say that I agree. Why pay for something you can get for free? I encourage everyone...

My Roubo Bench Journey #2: Shavings O' Plenty

The wood came from the factory very wet, it is quarter sawn Doug Fir. So I let it dry out for several months before any processing. I dimensioned down the leg and stretcher beams using my Dewalt bench top planer. For the two top beams, I...

Shop Tips and Gadgets #1: Fresh Air Supply on the Cheap

Back in my boat building days I periodically had the need to spray some very toxic paints. A fresh air supply is highly recommended for these occasions but they are very expensive for infrequent use. I found this today as I was doing a deep...