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Powermatic PM2000 Table Saw Review

The Powermatic PM2000 table saw is a high end cabinet style saw with several impressive features.  These include a genuine riving knife, left tilting blade, built in retractable casters, a magnetic switch, solid cast iron base for stability, built in dust port with blade shroud, and the list goes on!  I had my eye on…

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Ridgid 6″ Jointer Review

The Ridgid model JP0610 6″ Jointer is a welcome addition.  It’s small footprint and reasonable price make it the perfect choice for the small home shop.  With a 1 HP TEFC induction motor, a 6 1/8″ x 45″ bed, and 225 lb. heft, it can do the job.  The fence is a good length at just under…

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WorkSharp WS3000 Review

he WorkSharp WS3000 is a powered sharpening system that uses a horizontal spinning surface.  It uses PSA sandpaper on tempered glass disks or slotted wheels as the abrasive surfaces.  It has a unique angled port under the disk to set the bevel angle of tools such as chisels and plane blades.  There is also a…

Woodworking Tutorial – Chapter 5

   PLANS  CODES  AND  SPECIFICATIONS In Building construction, a good plan and a well defined contract are important. ” Early understandings makes for long friendships.”Every carpenter must know how to read blueprints, and understand architectual drawings and correctly interperate the information found in the written specifications.Simply put , the plans tell you how to build…