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#1 posted 1030 days ago

Welcome Cody. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#2 posted 1030 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 1030 days ago

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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#4 posted 1030 days ago

Hey thanks for the welcome, recovering from a flood, moved to a new house, and rebuilding my shop(all within the past month, its been VERY hectic). Today, my Powermatic lathe and Vega Duplicator gets delivered along with a “matching” Powermatic dust collector. This is the first big tool I am purchasing for my new shop. Apparently I’ve decided to become a wood turner. Who knew?

Pictures of the new shop and putting the lathe and duplicator together will come a bit later.

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#5 posted 1030 days ago

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#6 posted 1030 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#7 posted 1029 days ago

Well, there it is all together, I was able to put the entire thing together by myself. I am only 5’3 and 150lbs and very determined. I used a “motorcyle” style deadlift with my back to the legs and center rail. I removed headstock and tail and just manned up to it. I would NOT recommend it, but I have no help so. I only slightly pinched my pinky once and if it had been a bit more pressure would have surely broke it bad, when I had to lift the headstock back up on to the center rail. LOL! Man that was HARDCORE! It took me half an hour to regain my strength so I could muscle the headstock that extra 3 inches to get it on the rail. Being short is a curse!

To be frank, the dust collector took more time to put together than the Lathe. The lathe only took me so long because I had to recover in between extreme weight lifts, hehehe…..

Oh by the way, if you intend on buying a lathe from Powermatic, BEWARE, you will need to obtain a LARGE hex bolt wrench, for some reason Powermatic does not or at least did not supply me with one.

Other than that, everything is awesome, just got to wait til the electrician comes on next Tuesday to give me an estimate and schedule for one the job can be done. God I hope that doesn’t take that long! We just got flooded last month so everyones needing electricians and they are in short supply.

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#8 posted 1027 days ago

Cody, Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#9 posted 1027 days ago

Welcome. Glad you found the site. You’re gonna like it here

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#10 posted 1022 days ago

Just purchased:

Powermatic PWBS-14CS 90th Anniversary Black Onyx Limited Edition Bandsaw
Powermatic 1791227K Model 64 Artisan 10-Inch Left Tilt 1-1/2-Horsepower Contractor Saw with 30-Inch Accu-Fence and 2 Cast Iron Extension Wings
Jet 708376 JWL-1220 12-Inch X 20-Inch Wood Lathe(It’s going to be another 3-4 weeks before my BIG lathe gets wired for 220v, I needed something to turn small stuff and to practise on in the meantime.)

Next up is:
Trying to decide what drill press I want(I would like a radial, but not sure which company(open to suggestions)
I am going to go ahead and shell out the money and get one of those nice wet/dry Tormek sharpening systems.
Joiner and or planer of some sort, would like to get something small that works VERY well. VERY open to suggestions on this.

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#11 posted 1022 days ago

Oh yeh, over the weekend I built my “General Purpose” workbench, its 45” x 87” made from glued and screwed 2×6’s and 2×10’s, it’s got a bottom runner which I added 4×15” cinderblocks to it to give it a LOT more weight, plus all my handtools. Eventually I will put a complete sheet of 3/4 inch thick maple plywood on top, maybe even 2 sheets.

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#12 posted 1019 days ago

Just purchased: Tormek Wet/Dry sharpening system with woodturners kit for sharpening my lathe tools.

Decided to go with the really nice 20 inch JET drill press.

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#13 posted 1017 days ago

So, anyway, my tablesaw, band saw and JET 1220 lathe is sitting about 10 miles from me all weekend. Hopefully it will be delivered this morning and I will be spinning wood by afternoon.(Hopefully)

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#14 posted 1017 days ago

ABF Freight just called, guy starts off saying

ABF: “Hello, CodyJames?”
CJ: “This is.”
ABF: “We have a freight delivery for you we would like to make arrangements to deliver it tomorrow or Wednesday, Please hold”
CJ: “Yes, but but but.” Holding for 5 minutes
ABF: “CodyJames, this delivery is from Walter Meirs, it’s a bunch of tools or something.”
CJ: ” Yes.”
ABF: “Well, we would like to make arrangements to have these delivered today, possibly around lunchtime.”

CJ: On floor hyperventilating with hand holding phone straight up in the air

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#15 posted 1017 days ago

Everything is HERE! Time to put it all together!

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