Monthly Archives: November 2010

Would You Consider Reconditioned Tools?

Have you ever considered buying either used or reconditioned tools?  I readily choose reconditioned products over new.  Usually they are reduced in price sufficient to represent a significant savings over new.  I can only remember one occasion when the product … Continue reading

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Is the Table Saw Guard Really Useful or a Hassle?

I came upon this forum thread about table saw guards. It seems that the majority opinion is that the guard is more trouble than it’s worth, even though the guard definitely enhances the safety. This is after I included adjusting … Continue reading

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Portland Woodworking Show

I attended the Woodworking Show in Portland Friday. Yeah, I know it’s taken me until today to post on it.  This was my first woodworking show.  I’m a beginner, you know.  Anyhow, I was very impressed with most everything I … Continue reading

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Senior Center Woodshop

In the midst of a family visit to Salem, OR I had an occasion to visit the local senior center and noticed that they had a woodshop.  I returned today to learn more.  They have a very well equipped woodshop … Continue reading

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