7 of my favorite woodworking tools

7 of my favorite woodworking tools

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Tools Seen in this video►
-Shinwa rules (imperial and metric): https://lddy.no/zl13
-Bridge City MT-1 multitool: https://bridgecitytools.com/collections/layout-tools-2
-Kapro magnetic combo square: https://amzn.to/3z67KVZ
-Tormek Diamond wheels: https://amzn.to/3kkd3NH
-Video about diamond wheel questions: https://youtu.be/38c95D6z5D8
-Wonder Putty: https://woodturnerswonders.com/collections/featured-products/products/wonder-putty-two-part-sculpting-epoxy
-Centipede work stands: https://amzn.to/3reroN9
-GlueBot glue bottles: https://lddy.no/zl14

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  1. Gareth Jones on November 1, 2023 at 9:54 pm

    If Shinwa happen to be reading your comments, a version with full millimetre markings only (on both edges) would be appreciated. For the same reason you’re using the larger sub-inch markings I suspect; my eyes are starting to have trouble making out the half-millimetre markings….actually, that’s been true for a while to be honest and now they’re having trouble making out the full millimetre marks so a clear scale that shows full millimetres in a similar way to the halfs – every other one longer – would be really helpful. They do a "pick-up" one that’s sort of like that but my major issue with that is the abbreviation of the numbers – so they go 8, 9, 10, 1, 2, 3…., 8, 9, 20. They problem with this is that it’s soooo easy to make a mistake and measure 8cm when it should have been 18cm.
    I’d also argue that the back should be metric only too, perhaps graduated from the other end so you can spin it instead of flipping it. Why? Well, 99% of the time, you’re either working in metric or imperial. I’d rather buy a metric rule that works really well and buy another imperial rule (if I ever need one) than buy one that sort of works well-ish for both.

  2. MyManEarl on November 1, 2023 at 10:01 pm

    Not sure what I’m missing about the Glubot, but mine is a disaster. Too much air gets by the main cap to allow for dispensation of glue, and I have that cap gorilla tight. I’m wondering if this product was once good but manufacture now became subpar and it’s now useless. This is the only "cool tool" that I’ve regretted buying. It’s worse than useless, because it wastes the glue I’ve put in it.

  3. Elliott Barnes on November 1, 2023 at 10:05 pm

    Not sure if anyone living in Canada has been looking for these Shinwa 6" rules, I found the exact 4R model at Lee Valley tools! They list is as "Item 60N4701, 6" Pocket Rule" but do not list it as shinwa, though it is.

  4. Mr Sock on November 1, 2023 at 10:05 pm

    Toledo make the best steel rules, hands down.

  5. Norm on November 1, 2023 at 10:07 pm

    Awesome ruler

  6. Tom Williams on November 1, 2023 at 10:11 pm

    Sorry, but I didn’t see which model of the Shinwa ruler has the end scale. Please identify it. Thanks, I love the presentation.

  7. TheDetronicus on November 1, 2023 at 10:15 pm

    Do you or any other subscribers know of a yellow ruler with black markings?

  8. joujimiichi1 on November 1, 2023 at 10:21 pm

    I couldn’t agree more about the Shinwa measurement instruments. They are amazing and very modestly priced. I have 1 woodpecker edge rule and a whole plethora of Shinwa measuring devices. Saddle square, hole diameter checker, pocket angle finder and 3 basic rules of different sizes. I do love woodpecker but find myself reaching for the Shinwa equivalent far more frequently.

  9. muddsnyder on November 1, 2023 at 10:22 pm

    Also, the new glubot caps can be stowed on top of the refill cap so they don’t flop around while you’re using it.

  10. Kingsford Gray on November 1, 2023 at 10:24 pm

    Get with metric, grandpa!

  11. RICH LOVIN on November 1, 2023 at 10:27 pm

    Your chanel is becoming my GO TO source for useful information based on actual use of the products or procedures. Thanks

  12. Peter Cross on November 1, 2023 at 10:28 pm

    Another great video thank you. So many of the tools and things you show just aren’t available here in the UK

  13. Jerry Jones on November 1, 2023 at 10:28 pm

    Tool porn.

  14. dogbucket on November 1, 2023 at 10:32 pm

    We’ve got a small camp in the UP with extremely limited storage space, but I still need to do repair, maintenance, and improvement work. All the tools I store there have to be compact, multi-purpose, very reliable and durable. That 4×4 Bora looks perfect: no more hours of kneeling in the weeds with the blackflies for me! Thanks a lot.

  15. Quentyn73 on November 1, 2023 at 10:34 pm

    Some of us use metric in the states. To me it is perplexing how a woodworker will not use metric

  16. squatch on November 1, 2023 at 10:38 pm

    Birthday gift list sorted. Thanks

  17. Scotty Drake on November 1, 2023 at 10:43 pm

    FYI, I tried the small glue-bot and was not happy with it. I found the opening at the tip to be too small, even when I clipped it to make the opening larger. It severely limited the amount of glue the bottle sucked back in, so I was constantly clearing the opening with a pin. But I will try the larger version. I suspect I’ll be happier with the results.

  18. Jimmy Pickett on November 1, 2023 at 10:44 pm

    How can a new woodworker figure out how to set up a 5/8” wide chamfer at 45 degree angle on one edge around a standard 2×6 board. Is a tool available for this for use with a table saw or a chart? The 5/8” width gets thrown off my the thickness of my blade.

  19. Carl Kellogg on November 1, 2023 at 10:46 pm

    The Glubot looks cool but a Ketchup bottle from the dollar store makes the best glue bottle ever. Sorry Nubs. LOL

  20. K Mac on November 1, 2023 at 10:46 pm

    Hi James, I totally agree with your assessment of the Shinwa rules. The pick-up facility on the small rules is particularly helpful. I’ve also discovered another Japanese brand of rule, Mochimono whose amazing rule has a clear plastic side which is particularly helpful when lining up on marks etc., and an aluminium side for cutting against. However, it is the way the two sides are joined that is important. The join is flexible rubber which allows the rule to be moved about on the surface but locks it in position with downward pressure. I have found this very helpful in countering my hand tremor. They are available from Rocky Mountain Leather and eBay.