Tool News & Reviews
Not that the following video is any less awesome than "The Best Woodworking Video Ever Made", it's just that that video came out first, and this video came out second. Again, like the first, this woodworking video was shot using stop-motion animation. Not only is the video production amazing, but you can see this woodworker has some real woodworking skills.
Studpop is a new stud finder design that uses a magnet to locate the studs in your walls. Using magnets to find studs is nothing new, not only have I been using this method for years, but it is also my method of choice. Typical magnetic stud finders are not perfect though, but Studpop seems to have found the solution.
While Rockler's popular Bench Cookie Plus Master Kit normally sells for just under $64, it has come to my attention that it is currently on sale for only $39.99. The Plus Master kit not only includes a set of non-slip router cookies, but also a few different accessories that extend their versatility.
I can't imagine that the average tradesman, donning a well worn pair of work pants along with a comfortable tee-shirt, thinks about fashion while putting on a pair of rugged boots. And a GQ kinda guy I am not—even off the job site—but when I tool-up with my Blaklader Bantam Kangaroo vest, invariably someone will notice and ask, "Where'd ya get that work vest?" Framers, cabinet installers, and even electricians seeing the Blaklader vest note its practical use for their trade (in addition to its fashionable appeal).