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Festool Domino Alternative

Festool Domino Alternative? (two years later)

It has actually been four years now! If you are like me and enjoy innovation no matter what format it takes then the new offerings from Festool should ’tickle your fancy’. Anything that makes our woodworking easier or even better such as the ‘Festool Domino’ system is fine by me. The Festool Domino XL or …

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post rammer fencing

How To Use A Fence Post Rammer 2020

Fence Post Rammer When you need to erect a new garden fence or stock fencing for the farm. One tool you will most definitely find indispensable is a ‘Post Rammer’.  A cheap tool that will make the installation of a fence possible is the ‘Post Rammer or Driver’. The post rammer tool is available as: …

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woodworking clamps explained

How Many Woodworking Clamps do you Need?

How many clamps does a woodworker need? is a question that is dependent on your type of woodworking? If you work with sheet materials lightweight sash clamps and a few F- Clamps could be all you need. But on the other hand, if you work with solid materials and want to laminate thin pieces to …

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what tools do I need, shutters

What ‘Tools’ do I need? to DIY install my new shutters?

If like me you have an obsession with tools you probably have everything you need to make a success of it. For many who have gone on this French adventure will more than likely be a virgin to renovations and as such will need to collect a new and exciting toolbox. There are many specialist …

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My Stanley Bailey N0 7 Plane

One tool that I regularly use in my workshop is the ‘Stanley Bailey’ No7  hand plane. This vintage tool has a very good heritage and has been favoured by many a woodworker for it’s the ability to true longboards of wood. Why use a Jointer Hand Plane? Woodworkers use a jointer plane to true the …

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