New machines for workshop #1: New machines for workshop

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Blog entry by DW833 posted 07-10-2013 03:28 AM 1013 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve been using used and low end machines in my workshop since last year when I begin woodworking.
Recently spent more time on machine maintenance than wood working. Decided to update the table saw and band saw to new machines.

Updated the table saw to a Ridgid 4512. Some minor setup issues, but should be finished by the weekend with setup, squaring, etc. Did a test power on and it runs really smooth. Not even comparable to the older used table saws.

Ordered Grizzly 14” Anniversary Bandsaw. Hope to save some money and have a wider choice of wood.
Currently, only red oak and poplar from BORG is what I use. Now I’ll be able to resaw. Looking forward to using cherry, maple and whatever else I can get. Need to find a decent lumber yard on Space Coast or Orlando.

Next new machine on the list is a planer.

With two new machines I hope to spend more time woodworking and less time fidgeting with machines.

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#1 posted 07-10-2013 03:54 AM

Since you will have a band saw may I suggest your local firewood dealer. I often find myself digging through the piles of seasoned and green firewood stacks. Here in Reno most of the firewood is shipped in from out of state, Nevada has a lack of hardwoods growing naturally. So, they bring over walnut, madrone, almond, and oak from California. I must say I do love finding some nice curly walnut in a pile. I take it to my shop and slice it up as needed.

This was made from walnut and plum from the firewood lot, and one piece of mahogany that was laying around the shop.

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