Power Tools VS. Hand Tools

For a long time there has been a rift in the woodworking world. With technology ever increasing that rift will only grow I’m sure. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s the hand tools vs. power tools divide and with new technology on the...

Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #5: Powertec USA - USPS Resolved

I received adequate correspondence and expedient crediting to find no need to keep the original post on record. I’m still annoyed that neither Powertec or the USPS are accepting blame in this matter. I’ll leave it at that.

Building Some Chevalets, a Class Action #2: Making Hand Tools with Power Tools

I would love to have the time to work on these chevys with hand tools without the noise, dust, and sharp whirly things but I’m on a mission here and time is of the essence. In that light, this morning started out (after cleaning up the glue-ups)...

Ramblings from a South Central Texas Wood Butcher #5: Cap'n, We Need More Power! (Electrical Woes, in The "Wood Shop"

My “Wood Shop” is housed in the old hangar, that we built in 2008. It’s not really old, but I call it old, as I’m not able to fly anymore. Any way, when I was having electricity run to it, I told the electrician that I only wanted a 8’...

Fordson Super Dexta wooden model #31: PTO, chapter 23

Pictures below are from the making of the PTO (Power takeoff) of the Fordson Dexta. Thanks for watching.

Porter Cable Impact Driver Model #: PCCK640LB

Pros: Great price (especially if you get the combo with the power drill), comfortable rubber grips, solid construction. I’ve dropped it several times, no issues at all. Battery life is outstanding, and it comes with 2. 2 magnets on the top for...

Hand tool collection

Hand tools play an important part in my woodworking and share equal status in my shop with my power tools. I am not a purist; I love the efficiency of powertools, but there are many things which you just can’t do easily/safely with powertools and...

Hand Tools - Some New Some Old

In my boatbuilding career there was always a need to get the job done quickly and efficiently so power tools were the order of the day except for the few places where they just couldn’t do the job. Final planing on the edges of planking, shaping...

New member

Hi, my name is Jerry and I am new here. I live in Niagara Falls Ont. Canada and like you, I love making things with my hands and favorite power tools. I would love some feed back from some of you and look forward to making friends here. Thank you!

The V8 Wedge Powered Workbench #2: Building the Wagon Vices

OK, lets get started. I will go through the build process in the same order that I built the bench and as a non-working concept of wedge power would have been a deal breaker, the first job was to build a wagon vice or two to make sure they would...

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