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2,602 views, 0 by Martin Sojka

Martin Sojka

Favorite Power Tools Brand?

What’s your favorite power tools brand and why?

986 views, 0 by Mike40



I know we all work differently and often our work flow is based on different priorities. I thought it might be interesting to compare notes just for fun. While there must be certain logical ways to operate as a professional for the sake of...

987 views, 0 by Mtrac

Rust accumulation

How do you guys keep rust from accumulating on your handtools? I’ve been tuning my hand planes, stick them in a cabinet and I t seems like in no time rust stars forming on the sole. The cabinet is open to the rest of the garage, so it doesn’t...

814 views, 0 by Old Flatulent Individual

Old Flatulent Individual

First posting here

Retired, well mostly. I am a relative newcomer to woodworking, started maybe seven or so years ago. I live in the Northeast and have all my life. I am a hand tool user primarily, using power tools to do the initial dimensioning. I just finished...

697 views, 0 by ladz


Hi all, I’ve just joined the group but must confess I’m no carpenter by far. My background was a roofer and now I’m a minister of religion , yes a higher calling now ;-) The reason I’m excited about starting up and learning again some woodwork...

617 views, 0 by JD4120

It's been a long time.

Hello, I found out about this site from an email from 360 Woodworking. It has been a few years since I have participated in a woodworking forum. I have been woodworking for over 47 years. I have had my own shop for over 41 years. I have...

796 views, 0 by Mike40


This pretty much sums me up

I love all forms of woodworking and I practice as many as I can. I have yet to master any of them and I don’t expect to either. I enjoy using both hand tools and power tools and I’m not against computer controlled tools though I don’t have any....

705 views, 0 by Shin


What's Your Favorite Power Tool?

So, what’s your favorite power tool? Mine, the router. It’s SO versatile. My second favorite tool? The drill. If I could have only two power tools, they would be the router and the drill. How about y’all? Happy Wooding!

700 views, 0 by Andy Savone

Andy Savone

Hi I'm Andy

__I have been doing woodworking as a hobby since 1987. I have never been able to commit more than a few hours at a time to the projects I have done. I have all the power tools but my passion has become working with hand tools. That I find and...

611 views, 0 by Gosomeday

Just learning

I am new to this… Have not-so-hot power tools… Trying to learn about homemade jigs…

678 views, 0 by MJCD

Post-Project Shop Reset; Optimizing the Small Shop

The following covers two areas: getting my shop ready for the next project, and optimizing the small shop. Post-Project Reset We each have our procedures; one of mine is that after every project, I reset the shop. The reset includes re-touching...

683 views, 0 by TimMoses

Hi Everybody

Hello! I’m Tim. I’m a former Paramedic, former Navy Corpsman, and I spent almost a year working in a refurbishing shop, where I did a little cleaning, soldering, shaping, and finishing, mostly stainless steel. (To be fair, I wasn’t all that...

726 views, 0 by TonyCan


Am I weird?

I just got back from vacation, and I just wanted to go into my shop and touch my tools. I haven’t touched a power tool in 7days!!

1,023 views, 0 by TonyCan



Well i was doing what i was not supposed to be doing, looking on Craigslist for tools! I found something that was awesome. A like new Delta table saw. I might have been a bit impulsive, but i think i will be very happy with my purchase. It was...

844 views, 0 by Kelly

L-square Stop - Depth Gauge - Table Saw Setup Tool

This tool serves several functions. It can be used as: - an edge stop for L-squares; - a wide gap depth gauge; and, - as a set up tool for table saws. This tool allows the user to, easily, lay out lines at ninety degrees...

837 views, 0 by MontyJ


When life gets in the way...

…do you ever forget where you were in a project? A couple of months ago, one of my older daughters bought a house that was built in the 1920’s. It’s a concrete block 2-story monster of a duplex with a full and finished attic and a full but...

773 views, 0 by Ellen


The Story of the Defective Switch and My Attempt to Return It to Peachtree

I was at the Woodworking Show in West Springfield this past weekend. I was looking for a large paddle switch to turn off my table saw. Peachtree has always been my “go to” company for things like this. So I purchased a Fulton Power Tool Switch...

1,113 views, 0 by Narinder Jugdev

Narinder Jugdev

Never seen one of these?

To my amazement I watched this short video on Twitter and saw a tool that I never saw before. It is a Makita grooving tool used by timber workers. Kind of like a power plane with a dado blade in it. Just when I thought I’ve seen it all. Go...

1,206 views, 0 by Kelly

Grizzly G0490X 8" Jointer with Spiral Head Review

GRIZZLY G0490X 8" JOINTER After a year of looking for a good jointer and losing out on three nice ones, due to procrastination, I finally bit the bullet and bought a new Grizzly 8" Jointer with the helix head. The model number is G0490X. The...

1,063 views, 0 by a1jim



Quite frequently when someone ask about what tool to buy online folks chime in with which tool to buy and then the conversation usually ends up with one or more persons saying this brand use to be great when it was made in the USA. Has anyone...