If you have a skill saw, table saw, power miter saw or a radial arm saw in your workshop, the day will come when you will need to replace the blade. It’s a lot like the tires on your car – you don’t give them much thought as long as they function. But over time, performance degrades and eventually you just have to replace them.
Scott Phillips, forester, woodworker and co-host of “The American Woodshop” on PBS, joins Woodcraft in promoting tree planting on Arbor Day.
General International introduced their new Excalibur Deluxe Router Table Kits in bench top and floor models. The table top router kit can also be mounted to a tablesaw. These systems are scheduled to be in your Woodcraft store and online sometime in July 2012 with the exception of a stock pushing device and an externally controlled VS switching system for the router motor, both still in the final stages of design and fabrication, which will be available Fall of 2012. Whether you wish to purchase a floor or bench top model, you will find that the systems will be offered in separate SKU component fashion as is shown in the video below.
In Part 2 of this Extreme Garage Shop Makeover blog and inside issue #43 of the Woodcraft Magazine, is a Hand-Tool Wall Cabinet like the one hanging in the Rough Cut-Woodworking with Tommy Mac workshop. Senior Editor Joe Hurst-Wajszczuk, took a trip to Tommy’s workshop in Boston to go over some ideas on building this handy organized display unit to build this article.
Woodpeckers DelVe Square, now at Woodcraft, Item #132231, was developed over the years by North Carolina woodworker Tom DelVecchio. He continually improved and added more functionality to his shop-made versions until it became the patent pending design marvel it is today. Beginning with prototypes from a western Pennsylvania etching machinist, early designs were two part construction in one flat plane. His initial idea was to have a tool similar to a speed square that was not cumbersome on small part usage.
After 21,961 de-duped entrees to the Gold Rush Sweepstakes sponsored by Woodcraft, Powermatic and Woodcraft Magazine, we have our winners list to share with you. The contest promotion ran from August 1 to September 30th, 2013 where there were 5,552 store entries and 16,409 online & mail-in entries. Winners were selected on October 10, 2013.