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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...

Gut Shop Reorganization #10: flip top drill press

I’m exhausted. I built this over the past 2 days which is a day too long. I wasn’t sure about the height and had problems making it fit the swing to below. I finally sorted out those details and made it work. This is the...

Old Tools, restoring/reworking #4: Millers Falls No. 105 Single-speed hand drill

I think this drill was made in 1914 most of the paint/jappaning was missing from the frame but the main gear looked good. Here it is completely disassembled Painted the frame, original finish on the main gear,...

Brace Drills #1

It was only after watching a youtube video about making a chair by hand that I actually worked out what these are. I had put to them to one side in the shed thinking they could be useful but didn’t really know what to do with them. They...

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 #9: Harbor Freight Drill Master 18-Volt Cordless Drills

Recall Date: December 1, 2015 Recall Number: 16-050 Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Cordless Drills Due to Fire and Burn Hazards http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Harbor-Freight-Tools-Recalls-Cordless-Drills/ Summary Name of Product: Drill...

Murphy Bed Wall Unit #4: "Side Job Delay" Murphy Bed Soon!

Just an update on my side job! My partner and I finally got the job rolling on Sat. the 19th after narrowing down the details with the designers from NY. We split the wall units into 2 halves for easier delivery and set up. I’m just going to...

Workshop Tour

It seems that workshop postings have slowed down considerably since Steve posted his. I can’t compete with his, but I’ll show (parts of) our workshop anyway. The main portion of our shop is on the lower level. I chose to utilize the space...

New mitre sled

Today I made a new mitre sled. I made one a while back and used it this morning. To my great disappointment, the small triangles I cut were not perfect right triangles. I’ve used this sled to make nice picture frames with good, tight mitres,...

Cost of tools

You know as a seasoned woodworker, for three decades, I just can’t believe how the cost of woodworking tools have gone up. I have a list of hand tools I really would like for the shop ig. clamps, turning tools, new lathe chuck, drill bits Etc.....