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Fiber Tool Kit TYPE 3

MX high quality fiber optic tool kit with different types of tools which is used during installation of fiber optic systems. It contains one fiber optic stripper, one Kevlar cutter, one Fiber crimping tool, cleaning materials etc. It has a high quality bag. It is an all in one bag used during installation and repairing of fiber optic systems. It is durable. Easy to find exact tool during operation. Easy to carry during traveling. Provide safety to all your tools. Easy to use. It is safe, secure and well established in the fiber industry. Product Link: What is Fiber Optics? Fiber optic cable in essence, is a hair-like glass conduit that carries virtually any type of signal from one point to another at light speed. In case you are wondering why light traveling through fiber optic cable does not actually travel at true light speed, it is because the glass that makes up fiber optic cable is denser than the vacuum of outer space where light can travel without disruption. Needless to say, a fiber optic light signal is still much faster and far superior to a copper based signal, which is why it has become so popular in the cable television, telecommunications and computer networking. Unlike copper based signals, fiber signals are not affected by external power sources or surges and there is no need for shielding or grounding. How are Fiber Optics used today? Today, practically every communication network contains fiber optics. In most cases, fiber optics are
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A router for woodworking works by spinning by the power of an electric motor at a very high rate of speed, and it drives a cutting bit into the wood to create various effects and designs. See how a woodworking router works with instructions from an experienced carpenter and construction specialist in this free video on home repair. Expert: Mark Blocker Bio: Mark Blocker is a semi-retired ASE-certified master mechanic with more than 20 years of automotive experience. Filmmaker: Daron Stetner
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Woodworking 10-in-1 SMITHY SUPERSHOP – Disk Sander

When you combine the Supershop’s large worktable with its variable speed motor and non-flex 12″ sanding disk, you’ll be able to do both freehand sanding and precision machine sanding with more cutting power.
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Woodworking 10-in-1 SMITHY SUPERSHOP – Disk Sander

When you combine the Supershop’s large worktable with its variable speed motor and non-flex 12″ sanding disk, you’ll be able to do both freehand sanding and precision machine sanding with more cutting power.
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Woodpeckers Drill Press Table

Introducing Woodpeckers Drill Press Table. This state of the art design will help woodworkers drill holes in their work pieces with greater speed, accuracy and repeatability than ever before.
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Festool Kapex Sliding Compound Miter Saw Presented by Woodcraft

This sliding compound miter saw combines the cutting capacity of a 12″ miter saw in a smaller 10″ miter saw design. The KS 120 is the first 10″ miter saw with variable speed, enabling the user to match the speed of the blade with the requirements of the material for prefect cuts, every time. MMC (Multi-Material Speed Control) electronics maintains constant speed under load and provides overload protection. The innovative twin-column forward rail design gives this saw greater precision in an extremely small footprint. In addition, Festool’s meticulous engineers designed the saw to capture 91% of the sawdust when used with a CT dust extractor. The work surface height is equal to the height of a Systainer (SYS 1) for quick jobsite material support.

Laguna Tools Platinum Series 17″ Drill Press

Our Platinum Series 17″ drill press gives you the features needed to drill at unusual angles. This product features a 1HP TFEC 12 speed motor and a 13.5″ x 13.5″ making this machine perfect for all your woodworking needs.

Homemade Wood Lathe Headstock.wmv

My homemade wood lathe and headstock construction. This is a DIY wood lathe made from recycled materials. Details of the parts I used including a schematic of the motor speed control are on my blog: there are 2 posts there with details including a cross section of the DIY lathe headstock. Check out my blog index for more wood and electronic projects:
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Your Questions About Carpenter Tools

Charles asks…

Where can I get good insurance leads?

I sell Contractors Insurance for roofers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, etc. I sell general liability, workers comp., tool coverage, commercial auto, etc. Where and how can I find some good leads of contractors who need insurance or need to renew their current insurance?

Dusty answers:

There are a number of companies that sell business leads or mailing lists, most have Internet access for a monthly fee.

I’ve used this to extract businesses by SIC codes in a given area and then you apply your favorite marketing method: dial for dollars, targeted mailing, drop in and visit, whatever works for you.

Start x-dating, find good businesses to write, then write them; there you go, you now have the MBA course in agency building. Good luck.

Ruth asks…

How many American jobs will be lost to overseas outsourcing before our government decides to regulate it?

I’m an engineer. I was employed at a rather large company that manufactures heavy duty off road vehicles, (Wheel Loaders and Excavators and such). Recently, I’ve lost my job because the “higher ups” in my company decided to cut costs. They hired an engineer from India to replace me at a fraction of the cost of my wage. I’m middle class and when I see these people with six figure incomes it makes me question their true worth? They will argue that it’s actually positive for our the company and our ecomony, but as I sit here typing this, (unemployed), I wonder….who are the ones benefitting? I am unemployed. I don’t build bulldozers any longer but they are still being built. These bulldozers clear the land for the house that I can no longer afford. The carpenter, plumber, electrician, etc. don’t have a job because the house was never built. They don’t have to buy tools anymore either. The trucks that deliver those tools will be parked. I wish I could type more, but you get the point!

Dusty answers:

Our government will never regulate it. They are all in the pockets of big business. Sorry you lost your job. Hope you can find another soon.

Mary asks…

What kind of tool do you need for those drywall ceiling textures?

I have saw several different beautiful drywall ceilings with designs in them, one was shells but I cannot find a picture on here. I want these in my new house and my dad is a carpenter, but he has never done these. He says that it probably takes a special tool to do them, but I cant find out what tool to buy it. Does anyone know anything about it?

Here is a link to a picture of something like I am talking about:

Dusty answers:

That’s a special sheet rock board, but here is a place for all the tools, except I didn’t see a book. You can’t just make those designs:) be sure an buy that book.

Sandy asks…

Carpenters, what cordless set do you recommend?

I have just started woodworking and would like to start a cordless collection. I’ll start with the basics: drill, circular, palm sander, router. Can you all recommend a good brand. I know Dewalt is top of the line but it is out of my price range. My father has a small set of Ryobi 18v and seems happy with it. Is this a good set? Please also recommend some other necessary tools. I have several hand tools: screwdrivers, plyers, clamps.
I’ll probably start building simple projects: bookshelves, a ladder for a bunk bed, a child’s drafting table.

Dusty answers:

There is no blanket brand that is best for every single tool. And to go cordless with every tool is not wise. No, Dewalt is not top of the line, they just have a rep. This is my list on many years experience.

Drills – Panasonic, yes Panasonic, makes the finest drills around. Pick up one of the cordless combo packs with a drill and impact driver and you will be astounded at the performance and accuracy of the tools. They are the only drill maker that delivers torque at even levels no matter what speed the chuck is spinning. In other words, other brands derive higher torque by spinning faster which makes for sloppy work if you dig in too deep or start off at top speed. These are the best cordless drills and priced near Milwaukees. I gave my Dewalt cordless to my Dad after discovering Panasonics. Don’t buy a hammer drill unless you are doing extensive work with concrete drilling. If they are out of your price range, go Craftsman as their replacement batteries are dirt cheap. Keep a decent corded drill around just in case.

Circ Saw – Many fine brands out there, but Bosch fits my hand very well. Pick up the saw and see how it fits in your hand. Circ. Saws must be comfortable or you will make sloppy cuts. If you need high power and are cutting very thick pieces of wood a worm drive Skil Saw is the way to go. Comfort and weight is key and Bosch works best for me in this dept. Cordless circ saws are a waste of money in my opinion. The battery life is horrific on any brand I have used. If these are too much money for you (Bosch circ saw is around $110), then I really don’t know what to say. Just buy anything that is comfortable and in your price range.

Sanders – Porter Cable makes great sanders. Again, stay clear of cordless in this department as the batteries just can’t keep up. If you are working on a tight budget, skip the sander all together and spend more on better saws and drills. Elbow grease replaces any sander at 1/100th the price.

Router – Porter Cable again in this dept. Honestly, I won’t go near any other brand router. The true cost of a router begins AFTER you buy one. Bit sets are very expensive and you may be better off buying trim that matches the type of edges you want. Cut them to size and glue on the corners.

Those are the tools you listed. Cordless tools have advantages when used properly. Anything that runs for long periods of time (sander, jig saw, etc) will be a huge disappointment to you. If you absolutely must have one of those cordless combo sets and Dewalt is too expensive, go with Craftsman or Ryobi.

If all you have is some hand tools and you want to make furniture properly, be ready to shell out at least $1000 on power tools. It sounds like the things you want to work on are indoor projects. For the projects you listed, skip the circ saw and buy a miter saw.

Making things for around the house is very rewarding so keep at it. For shelves, go buy a $100 miter saw (Lowes has a Hitachi for $100 I believe as does Ryobi and Craftsman), wood glue, a Craftsman cordless drill (get corded if you do not already have one, cheap cordless drills can’t match the power of a corded drill), a carpenters square, a level, and some screws. Sand the pieces first, assemble, and finish with some stain. Build up your skills with the basics first and things will make more sense when you go shopping for power tools. Have fun!

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Ken asks…

Does the Bible specifically mention Christmas Trees are not allowed?

The question of Christmas Trees and its relationship with Jeremiah 10:2-5, 2Thus says the LORD,
“Do not learn the way of the nations,
And do not be terrified by the signs of the heavens
Although the nations are terrified by them;
3For the customs of the peoples are delusion;
Because it is wood cut from the forest,
The work of the hands of a craftsman with a cutting tool.
4″They decorate it with silver and with gold;
They fasten it with nails and with hammers
So that it will not totter.
5″Like a scarecrow in a cucumber field are they,
And they cannot speak;
They must be carried,
Because they cannot walk!
Do not fear them,
For they can do no harm,
Nor can they do any good.”
Anyone who can comment why this is a Christmas Tree please do so. Are our Christmas Trees hand-crafted, are they carried? Do we fasten gold and silver with nails?
Edited–wow, what a response and so quick. Thanks everyone for your kind replies. I’m really asking the Jehovah’s Witnesses why this piece of hand-crafted wood had gold and silver fastened with nails and needed to be carried can possibly be anything at all similar to a Christmas Tree? Please read the context of the four verses and don’t block out any of the critical words. Thankyou.

Dusty answers:

Jeremiah is talking about IDOLS here. Idol worship has been a problem throughout the ages and that is why God made a specific law against it in the big 10(#2) . Now concerning Christmas trees. I am a fundie so hold on to your socks you liberal Christians out there because I find no fault with having a Christmas tree as long as you do not worship it as an idol. I agree that Christmas is not what it should be since all these “pagan rites” have crept in, and to some the Christmas tree represents this pagan, commercial, idol worshiping nonsense. But to those of us who know that the tree is nothing more than a traditional decoration akin to hanging lights on your front porch, it does not represent any pagan practice. We are celebrating the birth of our LORD Jesus Christ . If we keep Christ in the center of our love, then the tree, the lights, the gifts and all the other nonsense pale into insignificance. Merry Christmas!!!

Laura asks…

Is there a tool to make a point on a dowel?

For a craft project, I’d like to make points on non-wood dowels (or rods) the size of a pencil. However, I don’t want the points as tapered as a pencil’s point. I want the taper much shorter, like you might see on those very short pencils found at putt-putt golf courses for the score cards. Maybe a quarter-inch taper.

Also the material of my dowels is softer than wood, so it cuts very easily with a razor, but shreds if I sand it. I’m not having much success doing it this way, they don’t look good.

Is there a simple tool to give me uniform tapers on my dowels?

Dusty answers:

What you may be looking for is the wood carving tool. You can find them in the hardware stores. They have different functions as to the size of the tool to use so look them over to get the one you need. Please be careful when using them as they are sharp and can cause damage to you or the dowels. Find something to practice on before using it on the dowels. Have fun as if you get good at it you can used it on larger items and start a business for yourself.

Helen asks…

What kind of Dremel should I get for general arts and crafts projects?

I want a simple power tool that I can use to cut through light-weight wood, acrylic, foam board, cardboard, chipboard, etc. I would also like to be able to sand or smooth the edges of the same types of materials. Arts and craft projects would be the primary use, but I would like something suitable for simple home improvement type projects as well.

A Dremel seems to be the best choice – what kind and model? Does a basic model come with the attachments I’d want? Or are there accessory packs? Or would I buy the parts I want separately?

Dusty answers:

I have a Dremel Model 370-5 that I have had for several years. That I am more than pleased with. I don’t know if they still make this model or not but the main thing (for me) is to get the variable speed. I have used both kinds of Dremels and I always go for the variable speed. You just have more control over your tool that way instead of accepting a minimum low speed or maximum high speed that you have with the non variable type. It should come with a few basic accessories but you will probably have to buy an kit to get what you need. Buying them separately can become very expensive as you will find out. There is now an oscillating multifunction power tool that I have seen advertised but I have no experience with that tool. Not exactly sure what kind of usage you had in mind but for me the Dremel is all I need. Hope this helps you.

Joseph asks…

What kind of materials work well for inlays on a curved wooden surface?

I’m just now beginning to experiment with inlays onto/into wood.

I’m still a bit clueless as to the process. Does this make sense: carve out my design with a dremel tool; use a colored epoxy clay, perhaps add some kind of texture agent (saw dust, perhaps a complementary color of craft store sand.). Place epoxy in the groove, sand and finish.

I’m doing this on various woods that are all roughly conical (I’m actually making a version of the didgeridoo!).

I feel as if I’m missing something — that it could look much cooler if I did something different.

AM I missing something? ANY wisdom on inlaying to wood would be appreciated!!


Dusty answers:

You might want to check out using polymer clay as your inlays in the curved wood surfaces. (Polymer clay comes in various brands and lines, most of which come in premixed colors but some are only one color).

It can be inlaid as *prebaked* chips or bits of small sheets, or it can be inlaid while it’s *raw* then cured right in the wood with a heat gun if it’s too big to go into the oven,etc (held a certain distance away, for 10 min or so depending on the thickness of the clay). Polymer clay doesn’t shrink appreciably like many other clays will, unless it’s in large thin sheets, and it can be colored endlessly, shaped easily, and have all kinds of patterns created in it or metallic effects put on its surface, etc., etc.

Here are some examples of polymer clay being used in wood objects with depressions:
Cynthia Tinapple’s bowls and drum with inlays (several bowls, one with Balinese Filigree clay pattern) (+ lesson) (with inlay of “dot slice” from clay gun) (drum)
…Cynthia’s stairs with inlaid raw polymer along the edge (short, border, “railing”)… Cured with heat gun

….Cynthia put a strip of textured clay on her DH’s 4′ tall poplar chest, between drawers (also added clay handles)

Bonnie Bishoff’s disks of patterned baked clay into the top of a wooden stool … And a wood chair back and

If you want more info about polymer clay, or about using it as inlays or even as whole veneers, check out my site (this is the Table of Contents page):

……and check out these pages in particular for this use:
–Covering > Veneers
—–and Covering > Wood if you want to put the wood and raw clay in the oven together
–Fauxs-Turq.&Wood > Wood > Parquet (if you want to actually create the inlays from faux wood made with polymer clay, as well)

HTH, and have fun!

Diane B.

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