Category: Tools

Tool related posts

Jet Drill Press Restore Model JDP-17MF

Picked up a very used (and abused) Jet JDP-17MF drill press for cheap.  The advantage of this over the Walker-Turner (restoration details here and here) is the height and the smaller footprint. After getting it home, the first task was…

Oneida Dust Deputy Review

Manufacturer: Oneida Air Systems Model: Dust Deputy Deluxe Cyclone Separator Kit Cost: $80 (on sale at Menards) In theory, the Dust Deputy Deluxe Cyclone Separator Kit includes everything needed to connect a shop vacuum.  Of course it all depends on the vacuum,…

Under-cabinet Shelf and Hinge

I wanted to have a space in the garage shop to keep my pencils and paper for woodworking, stuff needed when working on projects.  The items were kept in a cabinet which works of course, but is not too convenient,…

Review: RapidAir – Shop Air in the Garage

Manufacturer: RapidAir Products Website: RapidAir Model: 90500 Cost: $77 Now that the shop has the power upgraded with multiple outlets, mostly eliminating the need for extension cords, the next order of business is to eliminate the need for air hoses to be…

Tablesaw Cross-Cut Sled

A cross-cut sled should be one of the first jigs that a woodworker makes for the tablesaw.  It’s more accurate that the typical miter gage and is safer to use.  I’ve made a few versions over the years, but have not…

Makita Model 2012 Refurbish

A couple years ago I purchased a used Makita thickness planer at a garage sale.  It was, and is still is, in pretty rough shape; the former owner was a retired trim carpenter and used it on the job site.…

Craftsman Vise: Bench Mounting

The bench vise is a garage shop necessity; it can be used for a range of tasks from automotive, metal and woodworking. Just as important as having a good vise is proper mounting of it. Project Overview The garage workshop…