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Limited Run Carpenter Squares

April 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Anyone who’s used a Carpenter Square knows it’s quicker than a framing square, more accurate than a combination square and if stored in your apron pocket, handier than either.

Unlike a conventional square, this Carpenter Square rests flat, hands-free on your surface while the foot automatically squares the tool up with the board’s edge, ensuring precise 45 and 90 degree angles.

Best of all, these Carpenter Squares are CNC machined from solid billets of aircraft grade aluminum. Machining it from one piece is the best way to make a precision tool that’ll last a life time.

These One-Time Tools are available in two different sizes, 3-3/4″ (95mm) and 6″ (150mm). Each tool has a 7/32″ thick blade, a 23/32″ wide foot and is engraved with permanent scale markings. Made in U.S.A.

The Carpenter Squares are part of our One-Time Tool program and are made to order.

Order deadline is Monday May 9th.

Tools will ship the first week of July 2011.

Hot New Woodworking Tool from Fine Woodworking

April 5, 2011 Leave a comment

Our friends over at Fine Woodworking have done it again! They have found the next revolutionary woodworking tool that will be sweeping the nation.  Are you confident enough in your skills to use this one?  Or do you think you have woodworking safety covered without it’s help?

Rabbet Gauges – Limited Run

April 4, 2011 Leave a comment

Introducing Woodpeckers newest One-Time Tools, three different Rabbet Gauges. What’s a rabbet gauge? It’s a tool designed to help woodworker’s layout rabbets before cutting.

Rabbets are most commonly created with a table saw or router. Most often they’re cut with router bits that have bearing guides for setting one dimension. Straight bits or saw blades on the other hand have the advantage of allowing you to create any size rabbet you might need.

In either case at least one of the dimensions are reached with a series of trial and error cuts. A better way is to accurately mark off where the finish cuts should be. That’s where the Rabbet Gauges come in.

With these tools it’s very easy to scribe a line on both faces so you have a target to shoot for. In fact if you use a scribing knife you can reduce chipping along the edge. A pencil mark is also a very nice marking option. The trick when using these gauges is to stop your cut just short of the pencil mark. Keep in mind that the steps in the gauges are exactly the finished dimension so the cut should be just at but not into the pencil line.

Three different sizes are available:

  • TRG-1614 (1/16″, 1/8″, 3/16″, 1/4″)
  • TRG-51612 (5/16″, 3/8″, 7/16″, 1/2″)
  • TRG-91624 (9/16″, 5/8″, 11/16″, 3/4″)

No matter if you are scribing or drawing the line, the Woodpeckers Rabbet Gauge makes rabbeting much easier. By providing an accurate, consistent and easy to maneuver gauge for one of woodworkings most common operations, you’re sure to get plenty of use from these fine American made tools.

Each gauge is precision machined from a solid block of aluminum then anodized for durability and engraved with rabbet dimensions.

Please keep in mind that these are One-Time Tools and can only be ordered up until 11:59pm Monday April 11th 2011.

NOTE: Tools are made to order and ship the week of May 23, 2011.

New! No-Tie Shop Aprons

March 25, 2011 Leave a comment

I was surfing some articles over at WoodworkersJournal.com and stumbled across one featuring a brand new product that looked familiar…

 

Cool! Wish we had thought of that...oh wait, we did!

We were happy to see that Woodworkers Journal liked them enough to feature them online.  Here’s some more detail straight from the product manager who developed them here at Eagle America. No-Tie Shop Aprons are safer than traditional aprons because they do not have loose-hanging ties that can get caught in machinery. These aprons have adjustable hook-and-loop closures at the neck and waist band which eliminate cumbersome ties and allow for quick and effortless removal.

 

Hook-and-Loop closure makes life easier for you

The waist band closure also features an elastic band for added comfort and range of motion, unlike tie aprons that can restrict movement.

 

We like "comfort fit" pants, now you can have the same with your apron

The aprons are made from a durable, machine washable, twill material that prevents woodchips from sticking to them. There is a center chest pocket with two pencil/pen slots and one large (4″ x 5″) slot for a calculator or note pad.  One size fits all elastic waist band.  Made in the USA!

Make sure you visit our New Products section often as we release woodworking products online before they make their way into our print catalog.  We think you will like to see our Neat New Stuff, who doesn’t like cool new woodworking tools and woodworking accessories after all?

LoJack Your Woodworking Tools? Or Add a GPS Locator to Your Router?

March 24, 2011 Leave a comment

 

GPS Satellite photo courtesy of U.S. Army

 

I was catching up on some reading today and found an article at Tool-Rank.com that made me laugh, not at the article itself but by what you could do with it.  The article is titled “Is GPS The Answer To Recovering Lost Tools?”  In it the author talks about how leaving tools on the job site can be a hazard and how it would be great to be able to track them in case of a theft.  I am sure something like this will be coming at some point to the woodworking universe.  It made me think of a couple of questions for you today:

  1. Would you pay extra to have a GPS locator as part of a tool?
  2. If you could add ANY technology from “the outside world” to your woodworking tools or your wood shop, what would it be?

So think of it as a woodworking mashup…what technology would you take from your home or office and introduce to your wood shop or to a specific woodworking tool / accessory?  Would you add Blue Tooth technology to your Worktunes Digital Hearing Protection so you could make phone calls while you work?  Would you somehow connect your woodworking router wirelessly to your computer so you could make very precise adjustments to your settings?  Would you add RFID tags to all of your tools so you could more easily track them and inventory them?  What other combination’s can you think of?  Add your comments to this blog post, we are curious to see how crazy some of these could get.

Limited Run Woodpecker Saddle T- Squares

March 8, 2011 Leave a comment

Introducing Woodpeckers precision machined aluminum Combination Saddle T-Square. A handy NEW tool that makes accurate marking easier than ever.

By combining the benefits of a saddle square with the precision of a T-Square you have the best of both worlds. The saddle squares features makes it possible to draw razor accurate lines on both the face and edge of your work piece without having to move a thing. Imagine how much simpler it will be to cut a board to length when you can see the line from two sides.

Now imagine being able to instantly place your pencil an exact distance from a board’s edge and draw a perfectly straight line while maintaining that exact distance. That’s made possible by a series of perfectly machined, 1 mm diameter holes spaced 1/32″ apart (1 mm spacing for the metric version). Say hello to super accurate layouts and better joinery!

These new Saddle T-Squares are 2.9″ wide with a 3/4″ long saddle. They are available in two styles, imperial or combination imperial and metric. Either style is available in a 4″ (100mm) or 6″ (150mm) length. Made in USA!

Your chance to order one of these unique tools ends midnight March 21.

Click here to order now!

This “One-Time Tool” is part of our one-time production run program. So get yours now because when they’re gone, they’re gone!

NOTE: Tools are made to order and ship the week of April 18.

Make Beautiful Boxes By Adding A Few Splines

March 7, 2011 Leave a comment

The Eagle America Spline Jig was designed for your table saw to save you time and help you safely create strong, decorative joints. Used when making fine furniture, picture frames and boxes, spline joints are one of the most beautiful methods of joinery used in woodworking.

You can use contrasting wood tones or various spline thicknesses to create decorative accents. Spline joints are not only attractive but they feature extra gluing surfaces when compared to a plain joint, making them one of the strongest joints you can make.

The jig measures 12″ W x 24″ L and features an embedded t-track with two stop blocks. Use both stop blocks to sandwich and cut splines in narrow projects, one stop block to clamp and index cuts on medium sized projects or remove both stop blocks for larger projects such as boxes.

The base of the jig is made from durable 1/2″ HDPE which creates a smooth, non-marring surface that slides easily across your table saw top. The adjustable 18″ miter bar will fit in any standard 3/4″ miter slot. Made in USA!

We also recommend using our Thin Rip Jig which allows you to safely and accurately cut thin splines on the left-hand side of the blade so there is no burning, binding or kickback.

Timely Projects

February 11, 2011 Leave a comment

Are you looking for a quick and easy project that you can complete in a weekend?

Do you need to make a gift for someone but have no clue what to make?

Here is your chance to make a one-of-a-kind project or gift that requires only a few tools and can be enjoyable for woodworkers of all skill levels.

What could this project be?

Clock making of course!

Clocks make great gifts and can be as simple or as complicated as you want them to be. With today’s broad selection of movements, hands, faces, and wood species, clock making allows your creativity to shine and show people what you can do.

 

I started making clocks when I was a child. I would go to the local woodworking supply store with my father or grandfather and inevitably end up in the clock parts section. I was always fascinated by the mechanics of clocks. I can remember getting a simple quartz movement and going home to search through the scrap wood pile to find a leftover piece of unique looking wood. Sometimes I would get lucky and find a nice burled piece.

 

With just a little cutting, sanding and finishing, I had the perfect backdrop to insert my quartz movement into. Then I would quickly assemble my clock and show it off to the family. I still see many of my simple clock creations to this day when I visit with my family.

So, moral of the story is: Be creative and the next time you need a unique gift or you are looking for a simple and unique project to occupy your time, build a clock. They can be great fun!

Abatron Wood Rebuilder

February 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Dan writes:

Last year I showed you what a wonderful job my Earlex sprayer did on my old porch rocking chairs. Well it was a bad weather season and the lower rockers were starting to rot out on me. What was I to do about that? Well, Abatron’s Wood Restoration Kit came to the rescue!

 

This two part epoxy system was easy to use and did the trick.

 

 

I first cleaned out the rotten wood and  mixed the Liquid Wood resins in a rubber mixing bowl and brushed it onto the rotted out runners. While the Liquid Wood was still tacky, I mixed the two parts of the WoodEpox on a piece of glass and using my spatula, I spread it over the rocker and built up a nice base.

 

A helpful hint was to keep placing my spatula in  water which really helped smooth it out.

 

After a few days of curing and drying, it was sanded, painted and ready for another few years of good use on the old front porch at my house.

 

 

 

 

But I didn’t stop there.

 

To protect it and make it slide a little easier, I put a slick strip (400-1158) over the runners.

 

It was fast, easy and a pleasure to work with. I have lots left over for more “rotten” projects in the future.

A New Generation of Woodworker’s

January 14, 2011 2 comments

Mike, one of Eagle America’s woodworkers writes:

For the last several years my grandson, who is now 10 years old, comes to spend the week with my wife and I during his Christmas break. Every year, I try to find some kind of woodworking project for him to work on. One year we worked with the scroll saw and he was able to go home with a cut out of his name that he created by himself.

This year Eagle America added “ Woodman Craft Concepts” craft kits. These are wood projects that allow children to experience the art of woodworking from start to finish, including painting and assembly.

I took my grandson to Eagle America’s Woodworker’s Outlet store and he picked out the project he wanted. Of course, being a 10 year old male, he picked the Jet Fighter Plane.

When we got home, I set him up at the dining room table and told him I would be up to help him after I finished a project I had going in my workshop. A little while later, he came down to the shop and wanted to know if I had some stronger glue. I gave him some Titebond III glue and he ran back up the stairs.

 

When I went upstairs to see if he needed any help, there sat the finished Jet Fighter Plane completely painted and assembled. It took him all of about an hour and a half with no help from me at all.

These kits consist of pre-cut beech wood pieces (which requires a little sanding), sandpaper, glue, paint brushes and paint.  With just a little sanding and imagination, these great woodworking kits are sure to spark an interest in woodworking for the kids in your family just like this one did with my grandson!

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