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MLCS Woodworking and Eagle America are primarily a source for router supplies – router bits, router tables, router accessories, joinery systems (box, dovetail, etc), Forstner bits, and shaper cutters – Eagle America also sells saw blades and many other woodworking items. The MLCS router bits are imported and reasonably priced compared to other over-seas brands. The MLCS bits are said to be the highest quality import bits available.

Eagle America focuses on premium-quality American-made router bits at similarly reasonable prices.

Eagle America bits come with a lifetime warranty and MLCS have a 3 year warranty. Both companies have excellent customer service. MLCS offers free shipping on all orders as well.

The bit selection of both is quite impressive – they are likely to have any router bit you may find yourself needing.

MLCS and Eagle America also have YouTube channels with product videos and helpful project videos.

Be sure to check them out when you are shopping for router bits or woodworking tools in general.

Wooden Airplane Ride-On Plans


After many long hours of working on instructions and CAD drawings, I finally have the plans for the wooden airplane ride-on / rocker complete. The plans can be found for sale at Etsy. The full plan set include 5 full color sheets of fully dimensioned CAD drawings and full size templates. The full size templates are perfect to cut out, attach directly to the wood, and use to drill and cut through to eliminate many of the complications of layout.

The instructions are quite thorough and include 15 pages of guidance, tips, and alternative processes for many of the steps. A full tool list and bill of materials with McMaster-Carr part numbers is included. The plans alone include all information and dimensions needed to construct the airplane.

The plane easily attaches to a wooden rocker or can be used separately so the child can scoot around.

If you’re interested in the plans, go check out my Etsy store.

Market Monday: Lee Valley Tools

This week’s Market Monday is Lee Valley Tools. Lee Valley has a wide selection of woodworking tools along with some gardening supplies and hardware. They have a great selection of hand tools and they are typically the odd little tools that make a job easier but you didn’t know where to get them.