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This quick video is primarily for the thousands of new subscribers to my YouTube channel who have not had a chance to see or understand what something called the "Magswitch" can do in their workshop. Basically it is a little adapter that can be used to turn a magnet on and off and thereby use it to attache jigs and safety equipment to anything with a steel base, like table saws, bandsaws and drill presses.
This is NOT a long article, instead, learning by seeing will be easiest so what I am trying out with this video is to provide "clips" of magswith uses in jigs and adapters so others can see visually what can be done ... And don't forget that these switches are currently ON SALE November 21 to 26 or 2023 only ... you can check out the discounts of 15% and up to 30% at this link - https://mag-tools.com/discount/COLIN_KNECHT
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Many years ago when they first started to emerge on the market, I made a video using a laser etcher. I liked the idea of what they could do but I was disappointed with the power, which of course limits what they can do. I have been passively watching this market as the power and capabilities of these machines has increased and it's time for me to have another closer look ...
When Ikier Laser first contacted me, I had already been looking at their line-up of laser machines so I had a pretty good idea what advancements they had implemented, and is was enough for me to want to learn more. What I found were powerful Laser Machines with far more advanced capabilities and Apps to drive them, and so I decided to see first hand what had changed and try one out.
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I have been a lover or old weathered wood as long as I can remember. I love the look of it, that grey color and all the details of the wood and years and years of living outside in the snow, wind, rain and sunlight. All these elements create unique pieces of wood art.
One of first places I collected old wood was from old pallets, but I soon learned they were riddled with so many problems I finally gave up on using these "gravel embedded" lumber choices after destroying table saw blades, dulling and pitting planer and jointer blades, they just weren't work the all the effort of finding decent ones to work with ... but there was more ...
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Surely there may be more rules, but these are a solid start ... and an important starting point to all those new woodworkers, and even a few more seasoned ones, on some of the most important aspects of woodworking and turning out work you are happy with.
And where else to start but with the wood ...
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The color of wood can be created in all sorts of different ways, but easily the most popular is "stain", but is it the best? Most woodworkers don't even know about wood dyes, or Aniline Dyes unless perhaps you are Luthier (maker of wooden guitars, violins etc). There are options when it comes to fine tuning the color or your wood project and know what to use and why is important information for woodworkers to know ...
If you are a woodworker, you have probably used wood stain to change or enhance the color of the wood on a wood project you have made or even refinished. During that process when you first opened the can and started to stir the contents, you probably noticed globs of "gunk" that had settled in the bottom of the can ...
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I have looked everywhere for a smaller, holding work surface, on wheels and have found nothing ... so, I did what many of you would do, make something without plans and with only testing and experimenting until it works ... and I must say, it was worth the time and effort.
Now I have a portable work surface that I can easily set up any where, that fulfills what I need without getting too complex ...
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