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  1. Introduction @Jim from Easy Wood Tools contacted us a time ago and asked us if we knew of a turner here on The Patriot Woodworker, who is experienced, and open minded to new tooling and designs, in order to fill a product testing position. Of course we could think no further than our own Lew Kauffman, our Wood Turners Forum host. After some back and forth and information gathering between interested parties, Lew was hired on an as needed, on call basis to test Easy Wood Tools products. Album by Lew Kauffman Candle holders by Lew Kauffman We are pleased to announce Lew Kauffman as an official Easy Wood Tools product tester. Lew is a highly experienced turner, he knows the industry and he has the pulse of the turning world. Lew's work speaks for itself, from bowls to chairs to candle holders (shown at left) and various other vessels and forms, he has proven himself to be a great asset to our own organization here as a form host, and now he is being called upon into service by our own supporter, Easy Wood Tools. What happens next Easy Wood Tools will occasionally send Lew a tool to test, and review. There will generally be three kinds of reviews that Lew will perform for Easy Wood Tools. Reviews of tools in the development stage, not market ready, but in development. These reviews are confidential, these are intended for product feedback between Lew and EWT only. Reviews of tools ready for market entry. These tool reviews may or may not be accessible by the public. Reviews of tools that are in open market, these reviews will be publicly accessible, as a review topic here in our community of that particular tool, and the review will be displayed throughout our newsletters and social media. Lew's reviews, both to our community here, and Easy Wood Tools, will be open and un-biased. We would expect nothing less of Lew. So without further adieu, perhaps @lew will step in and offer up some words, and this topic is open to any and all feedback and attaboys for Lew. Thank you for reading along, and thank you Easy Wood Tools for entrusting our very own Lew Kauffman with this important task at hand.
  2. Making it to the big show! Well folks, the longer we stay live, and stay honest and stay classy, good things just keep happening for our community in the realm of recognition and exposure. We are featured on the back page catalog of the Easy Wood Tools Digital Catalog. Thank you Easy Wood Tools! And thank you for your support! Please download Easy Wood Tool's latest digital catalogue attached below. EWT-catalog-4_18.2017.pdf
  3. Click on image for the Sale!
  4. WIN A FULL SET OF MID-SIZED EASY WOOD TOOLS! Introduction We are pleased to bring you another great opportunity as presented by our sponsor, and friends at Easy Wood Tools. We are having a raffle! Presented to you are three beautiful turning tools donated to us, by Easy Wood Tools for the purpose of raising funds for our woodworking community. Description The tools you will have an opportunity to win were custom made by Easy Wood Tools for us, and you. The wood used in the handles were hand picked by @Jim from Easy Wood Tools these handles are made from curly maple that Jim acquired from a nearby Woodcraft Store. Unfortunately I am not able to show you the actual handles with the curly maple, I have tried without success to take a picture displaying the curled handles, and my photography skills aren't able to capture the quality of the wood handles, but just know, they are beautiful! Above are the Easy Wood Mid-Sized Tools that are displayed on their website, you will receive the Easy Wood Mid-Sized Finisher, Rougher, and Detailer, with Curly Maple handles made just for us by the fine folks at Easy Wood Tools. Enter the raffle Click on the green "RAFFLE" ticket! You will be presented with a choice of ticket quantities to purchase, the more you purchase, the cheaper the tickets are! Fill in your billing info at the secured server, and you're done, and good luck! Rules Raffle starts March 3, 2017 (immediately) and ends May 28th, 2017 at noon pacific time. Everyone (guests, members, forum staff, and admins) is welcome to enter, except the owner of this website and his relatives, and the staff of Easy Wood Tools, and their immediate relatives. Sorry, but only participants who reside in The United States and Canada are eligible to participate. Raffle purchases are non-refundable, (unless a fat finger mistake was made at time of purchase, such as you meant to purchase 100 tickets, not 1000) we can work with you on that. Mistakes happen. Last but not least, have fun! And thank you for your support! Where your money goes Typically we hold fundraising raffles for our causes that support our wounded veterans, or we'll use the funds to outfit a shop for a disabled woodworker in need, or we'll donate the funds to our two main recipients, Homes For Our Troops, and Operation Ward 57. This time, we are directing the bulk of the raffle proceeds to offset the costs associated with running this woodworking community, yes, this community cost money! And we need you to help us keep us live, thus in turn, keep us helping our Wounded Warriors and disabled veteran woodworkers. So, if you live here, if you have benefited from this community at all, if you visit us and you are entertained by our woodworking community, if you login and hang out and call us home, please consider participating in this raffle. This is your community, this is your chance to help in a direct manner by contributing to offset the costs associated with running our woodworking forums and the causes we support. In closing Our entire community would love to thank the folks at Easy Wood Tools. EWT has been a staunch supporter of our woodworking community from the beginnings of our existence. I have had various phone calls and email interactions with the folks at Easy Wood Tools, and each phone call I had came with a question from Easy Wood Tools, "What can we do for The Patriot Woodworker's and our veterans?". Easy Wood Tools, from the days of Craig and Donna Jackson, to the days of Chris Caliendo and @Jim from Easy Wood Tools , there has been a common thread in their philosophy, support American Labor, Support our Veterans, and Support The Patriot Woodworker's. We are honored to have such a great American company with us. Without our sponsors Easy Wood Tools and our additional main sponsors, we could not stay live as a woodworking community. Thank you Easy Wood Tools! Links of interest Easy Wood Tools Easy Wood Tools You Tube Channel Easy Wood Tools Facebook Page
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    WIN A FULL SET OF MID-SIZED EASY WOOD TOOLS! Introduction We are pleased to bring you another great opportunity as presented by our sponsor, and friends at Easy Wood Tools. We are having a raffle! Presented to you are three beautiful turning tools donated to us, by Easy Wood Tools for the purpose of raising funds for our woodworking community. Description The tools you will have an opportunity to win were custom made by Easy Wood Tools for us, and you. The wood used in the handles were hand picked by @Jim from Easy Wood Tools these handles are made from curly maple that Jim acquired from a nearby Woodcraft Store. Unfortunately I am not able to show you the actual handles with the curly maple, I have tried without success to take a picture displaying the curled handles, and my photography skills aren't able to capture the quality of the wood handles, but just know, they are beautiful! Above are the Easy Wood Mid-Sized Tools that are displayed on their website, you will receive the Easy Wood Mid-Sized Finisher, Rougher, and Detailer, with Curly Maple handles made just for us by the fine folks at Easy Wood Tools. Enter the raffle Click on the green "RAFFLE" ticket! You will be presented with a choice of ticket quantities to purchase, the more you purchase, the cheaper the tickets are! Fill in your billing info at the secured server, and you're done, and good luck! Rules Raffle starts March 3, 2017 (immediately) and ends May 28th, 2017 at noon pacific time. Everyone (guests, members, forum staff, and admins) is welcome to enter, except the owner of this website and his relatives, and the staff of Easy Wood Tools, and their immediate relatives. Sorry, but only participants who reside in The United States and Canada are eligible to participate. Raffle purchases are non-refundable, (unless a fat finger mistake was made at time of purchase, such as you meant to purchase 100 tickets, not 1000) we can work with you on that. Mistakes happen. Last but not least, have fun! And thank you for your support! Where your money goes Typically we hold fundraising raffles for our causes that support our wounded veterans, or we'll use the funds to outfit a shop for a disabled woodworker in need, or we'll donate the funds to our two main recipients, Homes For Our Troops, and Operation Ward 57. This time, we are directing the bulk of the raffle proceeds to offset the costs associated with running this woodworking community, yes, this community cost money! And we need you to help us keep us live, thus in turn, keep us helping our Wounded Warriors and disabled veteran woodworkers. So, if you live here, if you have benefited from this community at all, if you visit us and you are entertained by our woodworking community, if you login and hang out and call us home, please consider participating in this raffle. This is your community, this is your chance to help in a direct manner by contributing to offset the costs associated with running our woodworking forums and the causes we support. In closing Our entire community would love to thank the folks at Easy Wood Tools. EWT has been a staunch supporter of our woodworking community from the beginnings of our existence. I have had various phone calls and email interactions with the folks at Easy Wood Tools, and each phone call I had came with a question from Easy Wood Tools, "What can we do for The Patriot Woodworker's and our veterans?". Easy Wood Tools, from the days of Craig and Donna Jackson, to the days of Chris Caliendo and @Jim from Easy Wood Tools , there has been a common thread in their philosophy, support American Labor, Support our Veterans, and Support The Patriot Woodworker's. We are honored to have such a great American company with us. Without our sponsors Easy Wood Tools and our additional main sponsors, we could not stay live as a woodworking community. Thank you Easy Wood Tools! Links of interest Easy Wood Tools Easy Wood Tools You Tube Channel Easy Wood Tools Facebook Page
  6. I posted a few weeks ago that we "rescued" some walnut. We started into it this weekend....
  7. @Jim from Easy Wood Tools I use carbon steel cutters/tools to turn with and like them a lot. I liked your comments on these and home made cutters. I do have a question. When I take mine out and run them over diamond dust stones.......................am I really sharpening them or am I fooling myself. I can see tiny scratches all over the cutter bit
  8. Squared up a blank for a rear rocker leg and backrest, and chucked it up on our Laguna 16/43 lathe. I have a home made long tool rest I made that works wonderful. Then I noticed my son standing around, this was last night, he knows better than to stand around me. He also knows better than to say "I'm bored" the word "bored" is a bad 5 letter word in our world, but sometimes the kids slip up and say it anyway. This time, he did not say "I'm bored" but he was idle, so I put him to work. I showed him the basics, and safety, and I told him "it's all yours buddy" and he took it! He's using an Easy Wood Tools Mid Size Rougher. A great solid tool, easy for sure! After he roughed it out, I took over and brought it to finish. The right end is the top with a tenon for a pillow rail. I have two of these made and they are headed for steam bending next. Go Pats!!!!!!!!
  9. From the album Shaker Furniture

    Soon after I had the blank in the lathe, my son walked in and I put him to work on roughing out the blank, he did a pretty nice jog for his first time.
  10. Hey folks, if you are in the area, drop on by the Easy Wood Tools booth and say howdy, and let them know how much you appreciate their sponsorship of our woodworking community!
  11. Please congratulate the following winners for our Adopt a Family for Christmas Project Raffle! We are proud to announce the following! Carl D Zimmerman II Laguna Store Credit $500.00 value Donna Jackson Easy Wood Tools Mid-Size Trio of Tools $360.00 value Brian McCorry Rikon 9" Slow Speed Grinder $140.00 value Kelly Churchill Rikon 6" Buffer $100.00 value Thank you all for your participation, we'll follow up with the Family Christmas details in another topic, including how your raffle funds were used for this family, and we will notify our supporters who donated these awesome prizes, and the awards should be shipped out very soon! Thank you all for a very successful raffle project, for a very deserving family! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Introduction Every year The Patriot Woodworker's adopt a wounded warriors family for Christmas. We do this through a great veterans support organization named Operation Ward 57. The Patriot Woodworker's apply to Ward 57 to be accepted to receive our family for Christmas, and each year we are chosen to participate. And each year, our sponsors donate wonderful items for us to raffle for this cause. We use 100 percent of the raffle proceeds to purchase gifts for the kids, and a Christmas dinner for the family. CLICK HERE to view last years project. Click on the Raffle Ticket and support our adopted family! This year, the items our sponsors have donated can be seen in the image below, these are some great prizes folks! The tickets are only 2 dollars with multiple ticket bargains, and your odds of winning are very high given our typical turnout. To view the ticket prices, and to purchase your tickets please click on the Raffle Ticket above! A full accountability of the proceeds will be reported on at the end of the raffle so you know your hard earned money was used to help make our family's Christmas a wonderful time for a very deserving family. Rules Sorry, only Residents of the US and Canada may participate All are welcome to participate, members, forum hosts, admins (accept for yours truly nor my family members) and non-members Please allow 1 to 3 weeks for delivery of prizes, most of the time prizes are sent out immediately You may purchase as many raffle tickets as you like Raffle ends midnight December 19th 2016, names will be drawn one second after midnight 4 names will be randomly drawn by Raffle River, and prizes will be awarded in the order of names drawn, starting with Laguna, then the Rikon Buffer, then the Rikon Grinder, then the EWT Turning set of tools. You may also enter by mailing check or money order made out to The Patriot Woodworker and send too: The Patriot Woodworker - 977 Sussex Rd, San Jacinto, CA. 92583 You may win one of the following prizes! 4 Winners will be randomly drawn by Raffle River Mission We need your help to accumulate funds for this family who has given much to our nation in physical and emotional sacrifice and much more in family sacrifice. All proceeds from this raffle will be used to purchase gifts for Xavier, Alexander and little Amelia and to provide a Christmas dinner for the family. The Family This year we are proud to be supporting the Akin Family from Grass Valley, California. They include Mr. Akin our wounded warrior, Mrs. Akin, his spouse, and Xavier, their 5 year old son, Alexander, their younger 2 year old son, and little Amelia, their new 2 month old baby girl. The Akin Family Below History Mr. Akin was deployed to Afghanistan in 2012, he was riding in the gunner seat of a JERRV (Joint Engineering Rapid Response Vehicle) in a convoy, and the vehicle was hit by an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) almost directly under where he was sitting. His team leader was wounded in his head resulting in a Terminal Brain Injury, but Mr. Akin sustained the brunt of the explosion force and shrapnel. Joint Engineering Rapid Response Vehicle Mr. Akin spent his time recovering at a hospital in Fort Lewis, Washington, from a broken left femur, resulting in rod and screws being placed down his entire femur. His right foot and ankle were shattered, followed by a year and a half that included 5 surgeries, plates and screws, then eventually resulting in a below the knee amputation. He also fractured his tail bone, and received a head wound resulting an a Terminal Brain Injury. In Closing Ok Patriot Woodworker's, it's time to muster and it's time to show everyone what we are all about! The purpose our woodworking community was created is for this reason, to help those who have served us, and paid the price. We also need to thank our sponsors Woodcraft Supply, Laguna Tools, and Easy Wood Tools for their generous support! For without them, we would not have a community, nor would we be able to perform the work we do. Thank you guys! Have fun Patriot Woodworker's and good luck!
  12. Happy Fall from Easy Wood Tools! Dear Patriot Woodworkers, It's that time of year, when the morning air is crisp and the familiar smell of burning leaves fills the air. It's also time for us to grab our trusty Easy Wood Tools and get back into our workshops. We are proud to help make your projects fun and easy with our finely crafted woodturning tools and accessories. DIY! This Fall and Winter, we would like to showcase your DIY projects. Whether you make a special bowl, pen, or a wooden pirate's leg, we'd love to see what you've created. If you'd like us to share your own Do-it-Yourself project, grab your smart phone and send us a video, or send a picture (or three!) showing us all the Easy Wood Tools you used to create it! We'll proudly share your skills on our social media pages. We look forward to hearing from you! Happy Turning! Sincerely, The Team at Easy Wood Tools marketing@easywoodtools.com (866) 963-0294
  13. See EWT Facebook Page for More Details (Easy Wood Tools: Demonstrations) This Saturday October 1st from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, there will be two super opportunities in Atlanta GA to see Easy Wood Tools demonstrations. 1) Woodcraft of Atlanta 8560 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Suite 115 Alpharetta, GA 30022 Phone: (770) 587-3372 >>>Come see Assistant Manager & Easy Wood Tools Instructor - David Jarvis demo EWT<<< 2) Woodcraft of West Atlanta (NEW STORE) 351 Thornton Road, Suite 102 Lithia Springs, GA 30122 Phone: (770)-485-5636 >>>Come see Assistant Manager & Easy Wood Tools Instructor - Brian Coppotelli demo EWT<<< See Brian and some of his work using EWT, below....
  14. Easy Wood Tools is happy to announce that EWT Friend & Champion Larry Maughan will be at the brand New Rockler Woodworking and Hardware store in Frisco TX, Saturday 10/1/2016 from 9:00 AM to about 3:00 PM. Larry will be demonstrating and answering your questions about EWT. Stop in and say Hi to Larry & the Rockler team lead by manager Joe McEwen. Rockler Woodworking and Hardware 2930 Preston Road, Suite 850 Frisco, TX 75034 Phone: (214) 308-6425 Manager: Joe McEwen
  15. Easy Wood Tools is creating some fantastic videos lately!
  16. http://www.woodcraft.com/brands/5637145590/easy-wood-tools.aspx?Featured=On Sale&utm_source=bm23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Image+-+20%+Off+Easy+Wood+Tools&utm_content=Easy+Wood+Tools+6-4-16&utm_campaign=06/04/2016
  17. First, let me say a big thanks to all the powers that be that made this program possible, without which, there would be no program OK so now, lets get to it. Above all, the tools are simple to use. If you are sharpening challenged, these tools are for you, If you like to be able to just turn the blade to a sharp part after the previous area is dull, then these are likely right up your alley. If however, you have been turning for 20+ years and have learned ways of sharpening tools, then these turning tools may not be what you need. all of these turning tools are great. Because of the fact that they use carbide cutters, they stay sharp for a good long time, providing many hours of turning bliss. Whether you get the midi tools or the full size tools, you really can't go wrong. The one drawback on these tools, is that no matter what size you get, you should only use them to their recommended depth of 3 to 4 inches. Going beyond that, is asking for catches, and possibly damaged/broken tools. The one thing I would like to see in the near future, is a tool that can go deeper, without having to worry about a problem of breakage. Perhaps that is in the works, I don't know, but it would be great to see. This is where most advertisers would say "BUT WAIT", there is also the Easy Wood Chuck, that has been added to the arsenal. This tool although I have not used it, I have seen it work and it is nothing short of amazing, due to the fact that you can easily switch out jaws without having to remove screws or reinstall screws,which makes using this chuck a breeze. Hopefully I can get one of these soon, we'll see. I think first though I will try getting the hollowing tools, I was hoping to get a chance to review those, but it didn't work that way, so stay tuned, because as soon as I can get a chance to do so, I will be trying them out. OK It's looking like I got a bit off track LOL (I do that a lot). Whether you are turning finials, boxes, bottle stoppers, pens, or bowls, this entire system is the best I have seen yet for the price. Hey, if you make pens or other very small items and are looking for something to give it a try without getting into the price of the full size tools, try the Easy Start tools, they are just as good as their bigger brothers, except that you CANNOT work them as deep as the bigger tools. 1 1/2-2" Is all they are really safe for. I have the Easy Start Detailer, I bought for Christmas a few years back, and it does great for detailing small things!
  18. http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Share-your-latest-creation-.html?soid=1102849053542&aid=Y9s8yw71dOg Check out the lower left!!!
  19. Well I was at work today getting together the tools for our Easy Wood Tools Loan and Review project. We will be shipping this case of tools out to our members to use for two weeks before they forward them on to the next user, each user will be asked to post a review here on The Patriot Woodworker. I worked on a used aluminum case today that I procurred to install the tools into. The case will then be shipped out to our first tester and reviewer Lew Kauffman, and after he is finished he'll ship them up the line to the next woodworker. The program will be in effect shortly, we still have a few more logistics to get down, but in a nutshell, this will cost the user nothing. All shipping fees are paid to and from the user. All you have to do is just use them! The following images are the Easy Wood Tools on loan to our members and guests by Craig and Paul Jackson of Easy Wood Tools, I still have to cut out the foam to fit the tools, but they are laid in place how they will ship, and there is plenty of literature and videos on disk for you guys to watch and read too. This is going to be fun and exciting. Each user will be able to grab an Easy Wood Tool pencil and EWT cool looking sticker to put on the rear window of your pickup truck! Stay tuned for updates as we get closer to getting these wonderful tools in your hands! Final set of tools as shipped
  20. A message from Craig and Donna Jackson of Easy Wood Tools. We are pleased to announce that Easy Wood Tools and Pony Tools have joined forces! Combining the 112 year history and experience that Pony Tools offers with the innovation of Easy Wood Tools and Craig Jackson creates excitement for the future of the woodworking industry. With a little time, big plans will come together to bring you new products to help you in your shop. Make sure you have joined our email list and follow us onFacebook and Twitter! When you call our office, you will still be hearing the same voices, working with the same people and your orders will be processed with the same care and dedication from our warehouse. You won't see many changes on the surface but rest assured, we are working hard behind-the-scenes to bring you new, top-quality products with the same commitment to the awesome customer service that you are used to. You are part of our family and we hope that you will welcome Pony Tools into it with the same generosity of spirit that you have shown us these past 8 years. We sincerely hope you will celebrate this transition with us because it would not have been possible without all of you. If you have any questions, we are just a phone call away. Craig and Donna Jackson
  21. This is a continuation of the Easy Wood Tools review. Included in the “kit†were Easy Wood’s three basic turning tools: The Easy Rougher, The Easy Finisher and the Easy Detailer. These were the mid sized tools. The first thing you notice, when picking them up, is the comfortable design and the quality of the finish. The long handles and square tool bars provide excellent control. I found virtually no vibration during the turning process, even when the tool was extended over the tool rest. Easy Wood has even provided a “safety†marker to indicate the maximum safe overhang during turning. I used each of the tools during the turning the project’s base, starting with the Easy Rougher. I only used the Rougher’s square cutter; however, the radius cutters were included in the kit. The base of the project was walnut. The Rougher peeled off ribbons of shaving better than any of my sharpest gouges. I had thought that the square cutter might dig in at the corners but this was not the case. I had absolutely no trouble making flat cuts across a long surface. The flat cutter worked exceptionally well to do beading cuts, also. Next, I tried the Easy Finisher to make cove cuts in the walnut. Just like the Rougher, shavings peeled off effortlessly. I had used the Finisher to hollow out the inside of the vessel but the cutter was still sharp and left a smooth surface. The bowl portion of the turning was saturated with CA glue to stabilize the punky spalted wood. Even that did not dull the finisher's cutter. The straight tool bar worked well for hollowing the modest curve on the inside of the vessel- this can be seen in the previous video of the chuck review. Finally, the Easy Detailer made quick work of the transitions between various parts of the base turning. Not only could I create small recesses, the sides of the long point can be used almost like a wide scraper to finesse a delicate profile or assist in making beading cuts. A couple of things I needed to get used to when working with these tools. I found I had a tendency to set the tool rest a little too high for optimum cutting. But, after a while, the positioning was much easier. The other thing I needed to get use to was to present the tools 90° to the work piece; unlike most traditional turning tools which are mostly used with the handle angled towards the floor- another easy adjustment on my part. In the “if I had my wish†department, I’d like to see a detailing cutter with a squared off point in addition to the rounded one. It is nice to be able to add crisp corners to the bottom of some small cuts. A short video (~ 3 minutes) showing the tools in use- along with the Easy Chuck. I removed all of the sound. YouTube flagged a couple of my videos. Apparently the background music from the oldies station was clear enough to cause copyright concerns. Cecil B. DeMille certainly has nothing to worry about. Next week, the finished turning and some final thoughts.
  22. From the album Turning tools

    Easy wood tools arrived
  23. This Wednesday's post will be the conclusion of my review of the Easy Wood Tool package currently circulating among the Patriot members. Without a doubt, these tools are designed from the ground up with the turner in mind. The attention to detail is evident as soon as you pick up any one of the pieces. The quality of manufacturing is first class. As noted in a previous installment, the Easy Chuck should be on every turners Christmas list. This chuck has to be the finest wood turning chuck on the market. Made in the "Good Old US of A" with features that other manufactures will surely envy. A vast array of chuck jaws and jaw sizes are available for any turning project. The turning tools are a pleasure to use, as well. Comfortable, light in weight and strong are just a few of the attributes you first notice. Renewable and replaceable cutting tips stay sharp and cut with ease. Speaking of the tips, Easy Wood even engraves the carbide tip part number on the tool's metal bar. You don't have to remember which tip fits that tool!! As Siskel and Ebert used to say- "Two Big Thumbs Up"- for Easy Easy Wood Products. You owe it to yourself to head off to the nearest Woodcraft store and check out these these products. During the process of trying/testing each of the tools, I created a small, lidded vessel. Some of the video from each of the test was spliced together to give you an idea of how well the tools work. I pared the time down to a point that, I hope, won't put you to sleep A couple of pictures of the vessel- Now if you want to see an enjoyable video, here's Tim Yoders second part of turning a very large platter- Safe turning and Thanks Again to the folks at Easy Wood for the opportunity to experience these great tools.
  24. The Easy Wood Tool package arrived and over the next couple of weeks, I will share with you my impressions and experiences with these amazing tools. The very first thing I noticed was the weight of the case in which the tools were shipped. Even before opening, it was apparent these were no lightweights! I’ll concentrate on the Easy Chuck this week. This is my first experience with a quick release jaw chuck. I must admit, I thought that quick release jaws would be something of a luxury and not really necessary. I changed my mind in a hurry! The overall fit and finish of the chuck is impressive. This monster weighed in just north of 4.5 pounds and that’s without jaws! The quality is evident from the get-go. I really like the “zoom†ring and its ability to quickly reposition the jaws without the needing to use the chuck key. The ring turns smoothly with practically no effort. Jaw changes are made via a spring loaded quick release mechanism. Simply inserting the release tool into the chuck release port allows the jaws to be detached. Replacing the jaws requires no tools, they simply snap into place. I found the jaws locked securely with no slippage. Once a work piece is positioned and the jaws snugged down with the zoom ring, a hex key tool is used to securely tighten the jaws. There are two hex key tightening locations 180 degrees apart to create balanced pressure. A really nice touch is that all of the adjustment directions are engraved into the chuck. Easy Wood Tools has a wide variety of chuck jaws available and included most of them in the loaner package. If I could make any design changes, they would be engraving a reference mark on the chuck body and engraving numbers on each chuck jaw. This would ensure reassembly in exactly the same orientation. But, hey, a good old Magic Marker can do the same thing- if these were mine. Edit: As pointed out by Craig (see below), I should have mentioned that any jaw will fit into any of the slots so numbering isn't necessary for correct assembly and use. My comments were more for assuring that, when remounting a workpiece, everything is positioned exactly as it was in a previous operation. To help get a better idea of the chuck/jaw system, I videoed the operation which I hope helps enhance the previous explanation. Next time I’ll show you how I am using the different jaws and tools to create a project. A BIG Thank You to Easy Wood Tools for this opportunity!!!!!!!!!!
  25. Craig and Donna Jackson, owners of Easy Wood Tools are going through a bit of a time right now, their two sons Noah and Sam were involved in an accident, sounded pretty bad, but it appears they are giong to be alright. Looks like their truck was T-boned, I believe Sam was sitting in the passenger side, thus he recieved the brunt of it all, feel free to drop by their Facebook Page and wish them well. Or you can email them at donna@easywoodtools.com and craig@easywoodtools.com if you want to drop them a line. They are asking for prayers during this time, but as I stated, the latest update is the boys are going to be fine, but really banged up. They were both found unconcious at the scene. See their truck below On behalf of The Patriot Woodworker Community we wish them a speedy recovery, and some sanity for the parents Donna and Craig, and we cannot forget Uncle Paul either, he's probably pulling what little hair left he has out of his head!

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