Category Archives: Woodworking Tools

Flea Market Finds

Winter is pushing into March with a snowfall this afternoon. That on top of the frozen snow from the past month’s snow. We are starting to get a little stir crazy being stuck in the house. It even seems that … Continue reading

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The $1 chisel

I took today easy. It was warm enough to work in the shop, but sometimes it is nice to take it easy. This morning I headed to the Griswold Flea Market. I had time between the boys leaving to go … Continue reading

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Drill bit upgrade

I had to drill a bunch of 1/4″ holes for the counterbore pins for the base of the kitchen island. The base is constructed from white oak. I drilled the first few from the 1/4-inch forstner bit I had on … Continue reading

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Sharpening a vintage chisel

    This morning the boys and I visited the local flea market. The boys were on a search for a new toy. I wasn’t looking for anything particular, but of course stopped by the tool vendors to see if … Continue reading

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Tools that I like (the saw bench)

Some of the most useful tools in my workshop are the tools that I have built. The “saw bench” is one of the tools that I use almost every time that I am in the shop. I have three currently … Continue reading

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Tools that I like (Universal Bar Clamp)

If you go to a woodworking store, such as Woodcraft, you can find a plethora of bar, pipe and parallel clamps from companies such as Bessey, Jet and Jorgensen. They range in price from $30 to $45 each. If you … Continue reading

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The most usless tool ever (Chisel/Rasp combination)

I can’t believe I actually purchased these.  It is completely useless crap.  It functions neither as a proper chisel or a proper rasp.  Please don’t ever purchase one of these.  I’ll give you mine.  No wait, I won’t even do … Continue reading

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Screw it!

One of the quickest ways to fasten two pieces of wood is to use screws.  But not all screws are the same.  Years ago I started by using drywall screws from the big box store.  They are good for drywall, … Continue reading

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Tools that I like (Clamping Square)

I have a couple of clamping squares – they are useful for making sure that corners are perfectly square when I do glue-ups.  I have one from Woodpeckers Precision Tools.  It is a beautiful piece of machined aluminum: I love … Continue reading

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