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Amazon has now upped the ante to lure Filipino customers away from Lazada. They have introduced PayCode where Filipino customers without debit or credit cards can pay direct at Western Union. If you do not have an Amazon account,...
In part one of this video series on the restoration of this 'unloved' 14 year old MS260 (026), I will show you how to replace the three annular buffers. Scroll down if you only wish to download the MS260...
Today I review this affordable Compact (180mm) Ryoba from Gyokucho Razorsaw (No. 291). It is available here on Amazon directly from Japan  The Ryoba compact is perfect for cross cutting or ripping of small pieces of wood. The blade has 17...
The video below shows the full build of Cyclone Dust Separator with Thien Baffle. Near 100% efficient. This is the number 1 item in my workshop, and I have been using it for over 2 years. The Ridgid Shop...
This is how I made this mahogany chopping board with a tugas (molave) inlay using a Whiteside inlay guide. Molave (Vitex parviflora Juss.) is called tugas or molawin here in The Philippines. There are two types of this tree, tugas...
In the video below I show how I made a medium sized Daruma Hammer for $5. The word Daruma comes from the Buddhist monk 'Bodhidharma'. The Japanese Daruma doll is also thought to have derived from Bodhidharma's chubby appearance. Sizes range from...
Today I show how to make these blackwood stair treads (steps) from rough air dried planks. They are finished at 1240mm wide X 325mm deep and a thickness of 47mm. This process of joining strips to to create stability...
Today I do a review of the Fastcap Glutton™ 16oz glue dispenser. The GluBot is designed by cabinetmakers and woodworkers. They are easy to fill, they don't drip, and they dispense glue in both horizontal and vertical position it...
In the video below I will show you how to make this simple jig for your table saw. The jig is used to flatten and square one side of a piece of wood. If you like the video, please...
We at Star Apple Foundation, together with our partners, GOone2one, have just opened this free fine woodworking school in what was our old house. After the priest blessed the workshop, he himself wants a quick lesson in Japanese woodworking....
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