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Installing Cabinet Hardware Easily

October 29, 2009 Leave a comment

Miki writes:

My mom was refinishing her kitchen cabinets.  My sister and I thought it would look great if we added knobs and drawer pulls to her cabinets.  We decided to purchase and install them for her birthday.  Mom was excited about the idea and agreed with our choice of knobs and pulls.  So one weekend morning, my sister and I went out to my mom’s while she was at work and installed them. 

We used the Euro Handle-It Jig to install them.  What a great jig!  It was so easy we were done in about a half hour!  All we had to do is decide on a dimension for the knobs on the doors, hold the jig in place and drill.  You can flip the jig for left or right opening doors. 

Then we set up to do the drawer pulls.  That was just as simple.  We measured the drawer length, subtracted 3” for the drawer pull length and divided by two.  Set the jig, drilled the holes, and installed the pulls.  If you are in the market for a well made, easy to adjust jig for installing door and drawer pulls, I suggest the Euro Handle-It.  And it’s made in the USA!

 

What’s Old is New Again!

October 27, 2009 Leave a comment

George writes:

I stopped at a garage sale a few days ago and found a wood chisel that had been severely abused and probably used on everything other than wood. I paid a dollar for the chisel, made in Sweden, took it home and turned a frog into a prince using the Worksharp sharpening system.

  

The Worksharp is a beautiful sharpening tool that can recondition your chisels or hand plane blades back to their original sharpness and then some. The Worksharp is also great for small touchups and maintaining your tools so you will never have to worry about pulling a dull tool out of you drawer or rack again.

  

I would highly recommend this affordable sharpening station to anyone!

It pays for itself in no time!

A New Yankee Walks into the Sunset

October 21, 2009 Leave a comment

Norm-2

Many of you may have heard by now but just in case you have not, “The New Yankee Workshop” has ended production after 21 seasons.  No new episodes will air, it is repeats only from here on out.  This obviously comes as a shock to many of Norm’s loyal viewers…as well as his business partners.

We at Eagle America have always been big fans and supporters of Norm and the show.  Not only did we set our VCR’s (remember those?) and DVR’s to catch every episode but we also were proud to sell his products.  Over the years we have been proud at one time or another to offer his project plans, books and videos.  We liked the products so much (and so did our customers) that we even featured Norm on the front cover of our September 2000 catalog!

Eagle Americas September 2000 Cover

Eagle America's September 2000 Cover

Norm also appeared to like us as well.  We have been to his studio in Massachusetts and had a nice relationship with his team.  Not only did they purchase some product from us over the years but they also were kind enough to feature our Coping Sled on the New Yankee web site.

We will miss seeing the “new stuff” that Norm would come up with every week.  How could you not miss someone who could make anything and everything, getting it right the first time every time, all while getting it done in only 30 minutes!

We will miss you Norm!

Do you have any stories or projects that Norm helped to inspire? Let us know what you think by posting something to this blog.

Woodworking and Hannah Montana

October 15, 2009 1 comment

You may or may not know who Hanna Montana is but if you have children between the ages of 5-15 or watch television you have probably heard her name. So why is her name popping up on a woodworking blog?  The reason is simple, ROUTER BITS!!??

Before

Before

What ??  Let me explain, a woodworker called us and he needed a few router bits that we had in stock and in talking to him he explained that he was making some changes to a piano that is going to be used in the new Hannah Montana movie. How neat is that!

Rought Cutout Finished Curve Using Eagle Bit

He offered to send a few  pictures of how the project was moving along, I said great because my 6 year old daughter loves Hannah Montana so he sent me a few to show her.  Above you can see the rough cutout made to the body of the piano and then the finished cut that was made with one of our Eagle America router bits.

The Finished Product

The Finished Product

If you are a woodworker or a fan of Hannah Montana, here is just a small connection between the two.

Demo Air Net – Filter the Air in Your Workshop For Less $!

October 12, 2009 6 comments

 

Eagle America added this great new product to their line,  just in time for the holidays!

The Demo Air Net makes any shop or work site project easier and cleaner while costing significantly less than a traditional air filtration system. Scientifically proven to remove airborne pollutants and carcinogens while you work, this device easily slips over the front of any fan and captures airborne particles down to 5 microns. After use, it will need to be washed. You can simply rinse it in a mop bucket but washing it on a gentle cycle in a machine and air drying works best. Now it is good as new and ready for your next project. (Fan not included)

 

 

Small: Fits 9″ fans, ideal for tight spaces and desktops with an effective area is 20 cubic feet.

 

 

 

Medium: Fits up to 18″ round fans, ideal for construction dust and pet hair with effective area is 3,200 cubic feet.

 

 

 

Large: Fits up to 24″ round or 20″ square fans, ideal for heavy demolition and sanding with an effective area of 4,800 cubic feet.

 

 

 

Monster: Fits up to 42″ fans, ideal for the heaviest pollutants in large areas. Effective area is up to 30,000 cubic feet.

 

Prevent Tool Corrosion!

October 7, 2009 Leave a comment

Check out this great new product we have just added to Eagle America’s product line:

Zerust products help make the fight against rust easier by creating an invisible vapor shield around all metals preventing corrosion of any kind. Great for garden tools, toolbox contents, firearms, router bits, jewelry, and more. It even protects metals like brass, aluminum, copper and silver from tarnishing. Designed to work in many environments, especially where there is high humidity, Zerust will protect your tools because the VCI molecules are heavier than the moisture molecules on metal so they displace them, coating the metal and preventing corrosion. Vapors will not harm wood or wood surfaces.

TheVC2-1 No Rust Vapor Capsulecoverage area is aradius of 2′ from capsule placement for up to 1 year. Great for tool boxes, safedeposit boxes, small safes, drawers and router bit cases.

Zerust drawer liners grip items in place, keeping your shelves, drawersand tools from damaging each other while protecting them from the harmfuleffects of corrosion. These liners have an estimated life span of 5 years and can be trimmed to fit.

 

The Evolution of the Eagle America Web Site

October 6, 2009 1 comment

Raphy, Eagle America’s Ecommerce Manager writes:

“I have been involved with the Eagle America web site in some form or another for almost 10 years now and it’s amazing how our web site has changed over the years. Technology is always changing and I know that if you don’t keep up with it then it’s very possible you can get left behind and miss out on a lot of opportunities for the company as well as for customers. Does this apply to all sites, including one related to woodworking?

In 1999, before I had any part in working on the website, the company had a website which had one static page that merely let the web world know what we were about. We weren’t selling anything on the site, simply making our presence known on the World Wide Web. As you can see it was a basic layout with an image of our catalog along with simple text.

Finally, in 2000, we actually started taking orders from the web! Looking back, it’s apparent that we were more excited about being on the web than actually selling things on the web. The top navigation buttons were pretty ugly… YUCK!

Our current website now boasts a much more customer-friendly appearance, especially with the wider layout. The overall buying experience has been enhanced as well. Sure there’s always going to be some form of technological gadget that I would love to implement but I feel that what’s currently in place will surely satisfy our customers.

Now I am going to have to admit that I am not a woodworker but I have obtained a lot of woodworking knowledge from being with the company for 16 years. With that in mind, how can we make our website better, especially for woodworkers? Let us know if there is anything you’ve seen on other sites (not necessarily woodworking sites) that you would like to see on ours. I would love to get your feedback and read the interesting things that you all find.”

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