So after the last incident the knives were well chipped and I recently ordered a new set and had not gotten around to installing them and testing the jointer. Well this weekend I had a project I wanted to get done and I needed to joint some wood. ...
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Location: Western Washington
I'm an IT professional by day, and a woodworking hobbyist by night.
The term router in my vocabulary has two meanings, it's either a computer networking device that bridges two networks together measured in MBp/s, or a tool that is used to spin a machined metal bit to produce detail in woodworking measured in HP.
I am a homeowner, and I've done some remodel projects (Bathroom/Laundry). I've also made a few pieces of not-so-fine furniture for around the house. A small table for holding a printer, a fish tank stand for a 30 gallon tank, and some bookshelves for my Aunt. I also built myself a monitor stand for work, and then my co-workers wanted one, so I ended up building about 6 more. Most recently I made I myself an end-grain cutting board.
I may do 1-2 "large" and several "small" projects throughout the year. I live about 30 miles from Crosscut hardwoods in Seattle, WA and they have a vast selection of wood at reasonable prices.
My current situation for woodworking does not lend itself very well to doing projects as most of them have to be completed outdoors under the cover of a 2-car car port. At the start and end of each project I have to pull my tools out, work on my project, and put it all away. Living in eastern Washington we have wet spring/fall and cool winter (I say cool as I'm from the New England area) so I need to constantly care for my tools.
Everything in my "shop" has to be mobile. It is less than ideal and I look forward to building my own shop in a year or two. I won't follow the Shed Of Doom model for shed-building though. http://www.bcsportbikes.com/forum/showthread.php/146566-Build-to-Fail-Fail-to-Build.-What-is-this-I-don-t-even..... I'm leaning more towards something like a small but efficient space: http://www.finewoodworking.com/workshop/article/smart-shop-in-a-one-car-garage.aspx due to the size and geography of our lot it does not lend itself to anything much bigger.
Tools I currently own:
A 2nd hand 10" 1960's Craftsman Table Saw
A 2nd hand 6" 1960's Craftsman Jointer scored for free on CL
A 2nd hand 10" Craftsman Radial Arm Saw
A Ridgid set of battery operated contractor tools
An Assortment of random hand tools and small power tools.
- A Bosch MRC23EVSK router (just ordered a new one and got $85 off)
Tools on my wish list (no particular order):
- A 12-13" Planer
- A Woodworking Shop to work on projects
- Dust collection, I'll probably start with some sort of chip separator on top of a 5-gallon bucket run by my shopvac (something like: http://www.jpthien.com/cy.htm)
- Workbench/assembly table (may be my next project).
Why did I join lumberjocks. . quite simply when doing research, many of my web searches landed here, perhaps it is indexed better, or just a very active forum. I figured I might as well join and "setup shop" so to speak.
-- There's two routers in my vocab, one that moves data and one that removes wood, the latter being more relevant on this forum.
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It still needs some work, but I was able to roll it outside and make a couple test cuts (a new shelf for my shop cabinet, and a board for the stand needed to be shaved just a bit. The Shop fox fence is nice, I originally had not planned on repl...
Update – With Pictures! So I ran into a problem with the original Shop Fox fence I ordered. No matter what I did to try and get it aligned it was toed into the blade. I called up technical support at Grizzly (after waiting on hold for abo...
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So a couple weeks ago I pulled my trusty old craftsman tablesaw out from winter storage to give it a tune-up, check the alignment and such. It is stored in the back of my carport, which is covered and has a small shed, but there are critters that ...