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April 2010 Product Reviews (9)

2. Start small and keep on building

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My ultimate goal is to build bookcases for my basement. There will be three sets side by side, from floor to ceiling. I plan crown molding at the top, and perhaps doors for the bottom three shelves. I only have a single standard door in a very tight hallway, so everything will be carried a piece at a time downstairs and assembled there, and there they will stay for the rest of the time we… Continue

Added by Sean on April 29, 2010 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

6. It is often easier to assemble upside down

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I am going to jump ahead to #6 as Kim C commented that my choice of wording was unclear.



Also, perhaps I should have titled all of this as Sean's Newbie Rules



My second Kreg project was a set of CD shelves. Yes, I still have all my CD's, a lot of them. All of the shelves that were out there were combination DVD/CD shelves which meant they were not space efficient. After… Continue

Added by Sean on April 29, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

1. If you can buy it, don't build it

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I have come to the conclusion that not only does China have cheaper labor than us, but they have cheaper access to materials. I have seen the Latin American ports where shredded pulp wood is loaded on ships bound for China - this is just ballast to them, but it ends up as Ikea and Sauder furniture to us.



Unless you have your own saw mill or a really good wood source, you are… Continue

Added by Sean on April 27, 2010 at 11:30pm — 10 Comments

Sean's Rules on Kreg Tool Woodworking

1. If you can buy it, don't build it



2. Start small and keep on building



3. If the project is twice as large as your last, the sawdust increases four fold



4. With shelves, it is not the strength of the screw that holds up the… Continue

Added by Sean on April 27, 2010 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

First Project

My first project with the Kreg Jig was the work bench. I followed the plans without any real alterations. I chose this project for two reasons: 1) I had all the material(so I thought). 2) I was tired of working off the ground. It was pretty darn simple. The only problem was the woodworker on a super coffee high who couldn't slow down enough to change the jig for the bench top. I am not taking pictures of it, because it is just a work bench. I am still looking for my next project. I definatly… Continue

Added by Mike Weingartz on April 19, 2010 at 7:45am — 2 Comments

New Tool - Part 2 - The Tax Return

At the end of last year I was kind of hoping that our tax return would be enough to let me buy a new big ticket tool for my workshop (I define “big ticket” as over $200.00). I knew I wanted to that tool to be a bandsaw, the question was really WHICH bandsaw to get.

I googled, I did searches on You Tube, I visited manufacturers websites, I posted questions in woodworking forums. I created a comparison chart of 15 different band saws from 10 different manufacturers, comparing resaw…

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Added by Kerry Drake on April 16, 2010 at 12:09pm — 6 Comments

New Tool - Part 1 - The Birthday

Well I just had my birthday and my lovely wife went out and picked me up a little something.…





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Added by Kerry Drake on April 13, 2010 at 9:55am — 6 Comments

For What It's worth.

A short time ago (a few days), I commented on a blog about selling and what to charge for hand made/custom made items. It started me to thinking about what's so out of whack with our society.

We basically live in a disposable or throw away society where people think the "IKEA" store and "Rooms To Go" have quality furniture. The heirlooms we pass on to our children are probably not something we purchased, but rather something we were fortunate enough to inherate from our grand…

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Added by Steve McCullough on April 12, 2010 at 6:54pm — 9 Comments

Router tables

Looking to buy a router table.

Problem is are there any good sub $300 tables?

I had been looking at the skill tables at Lowes.

It appears craftsman has same tables with their name on sale now.

Added by Gary roofner on April 7, 2010 at 6:10am — 13 Comments

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