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Blog entry by 44Dan44 posted 05-19-2016 12:37 PM 787 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a post to say hi, after 24 years of constantly moving we are retiring from the Army and settling down in a house with tons of shop space so I can finally get all the tools and do all the projects I’ve wanted to do for years. I’ve always tried to keep tools and equipment at a minimum due to weight limits when moving so I’ll basically be starting from scratch. Looking forward to looking at all your projects, getting ideas, reading reviews, and hopefully contributing some projects of my own in the future. Apologies in advance for novice questions, I can see already from some of your projects that there are some real pros here.
Dan



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TObenhuber

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#1 posted 05-19-2016 02:24 PM

Make Craigslist you friend. A lot of great used tools to be had if you are patient and don’t want to lose your mind/money. Tablesaws, bandsaws, etc for great used prices depending on budget.

-- Travis, Virginia, www.facebook.com/CreativeWoodworksHybla

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44Dan44

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#2 posted 05-19-2016 02:39 PM



Make Craigslist you friend. A lot of great used tools to be had if you are patient and don t want to lose your mind/money. Tablesaws, bandsaws, etc for great used prices depending on budget.

- TObenhuber


Thanks, yep I keep an eye open, bit of a small CL market where I’m at (quad cities) with few listings. Chicago CL is robust but things get swooped up before you can coordinate a pick up. I’m looking at auctions too on bidspotter and auctionzip, mainly for fixtures like tables, benches, stands. I plan to purchase most power tools new, still to be determined as we close on the new house in June what I can do in reference to power requirements, may be looking at solely 120v stuff. Looking at the Delta 36-5100 for table saw via Lowes where I can get the price down to $765 with various discounts.

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#3 posted 05-19-2016 08:21 PM

Welcome

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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44Dan44

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#4 posted 05-19-2016 08:34 PM



Welcome

- DrDirt


Thanks, glad I found the site. Another members review brought me in, thanks goes to tinman http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/3881

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#5 posted 05-20-2016 01:42 PM

Thank you for your service and welcome to the site. There are a lot of experts here that are very willing to offer support and help.

-- Kepy

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#6 posted 05-20-2016 01:59 PM

HI DAN !
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Glad you found us. WELCOME to LJs!
And Thanks for your service !

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-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#7 posted 05-20-2016 02:14 PM

Hello Dan
Welcome to Ljs

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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44Dan44

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#8 posted 05-20-2016 04:39 PM

Thank you all, very much appreciated.

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#9 posted 05-21-2016 01:56 AM

Glad you joined us here at LJ’s. Much appreciation and respect for your service.

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#10 posted 05-21-2016 01:58 AM

Welcome to ya Dan.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#11 posted 05-21-2016 07:15 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks, Dan. It’s always an exciting experience when you set up a new shop. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 05-22-2016 01:00 PM

Hey Dan. Thank you for your service and welcome to LJ’s. Thee place for all woodworking avenues. Work/Play safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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44Dan44

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#13 posted 05-22-2016 11:42 PM

Thank you all. I’m reading and learning a lot here already. We are set to close on the new house June 3rd, I’m making my ever growing shopping list and narrowing it down to what I want right away and what I can hold off on for a while. I’m going to try to keep it organized and with thoughts towards easy upgrades that make sense later and that work well with the stuff I buy at first. Modular approach to try to avoid buying something that I will quickly outgrow.

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#14 posted 06-24-2016 12:23 AM

Hey Dan.
I’m near the quad cities area and have a lot of tools for sale. I filled my garage, then had a child, so my work got put on hold for a few years.

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#15 posted 06-24-2016 12:30 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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