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Dust extraction basics: Part 2

In the previous article on this subject, I discussed the thorny issue of dust extraction, mentioning that this area is fraught with complexity,...

UJK Technology’s Cam Duck Clamps & Dog Rail Clips

It was probably the ancient Greeks who first classified six simple types of mechanism: the lever, an inclined plane, a pulley, a wedge, screws as well as the wheel and axle. Even though things...

The Precision Square is a valuable workshop asset

In my recent article about Precision rulers, I spent some time extolling the virtues of decent rules in the workshop and the same sentiments can be used when discussing squares as they take an equal amount of abuse. It has to be said though,...

Precision Rulers bring accuracy to the workshop

The humble rule is one of those workshop tools most of us take for granted and I’m no exception. For many years I’ve used and abused a pair of...

Fast-growing Men’s Sheds UK provides skills and social interaction

With over 7,000 members and over 350 Men’s Sheds now open throughout the UK, this charitable organisation is fast becoming a feature of our town and city social landscapes, providing a warm and...

Dust Extraction

Dust Extraction Basics: Part 1

The recent article Get Extraction Smart prompted one or two readers to pose questions which I attempted to answer. In the next couple of blog posts I’m going to try and relate some of my own experiences in setting up a dust extraction system in...