Saturday, 21 September 2013

Bessey Uni-Clamp Review

Recently I saw the Bessey Uni-Clamps on sale for a reasonable price so bought a set of 4.

I have to say these are great for small glue ups as they follow the now standard parallel clamping format and are classed as light duty. The version I bought is the UK 300/80 which in USA/Canada are the 12" x 3 1/8".

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Facebook tells employees, 'build something' -- with a table saw

Facebook has a woodshop for their employees. There is a video and a description of it at this link.
It seems that in order for the employees to be creative in their work they should also try to be creative making something with their hands.

I wish all employers were so forward thinking. Here is the video:

Friday, 6 September 2013

Ikea Worklights

I've needed some supplemental lighting in my shop for a while. The bandsaw and the drill press need some task lighting and the workbench would benefit from some task lighting. Recently Chris Schwarz wrote in his blog about buying some low energy LED lights from Ikea. Now if it is good enough for Chris then it is good enough for me so I've ordered some JANSJÖ clip on lights for the machines and a pair of JANSJÖ table top lights for the bench . I hope Chris is right!