Time and money….seems I’ve neither. LOL! Did make a commitment to myself that I would have my shop tools up and running by spring. It’s actually happening. I’m making some headway!
First step was purchasing a Harbor Frieght Lathe which has been assembled and waiting for almost a year??? Wow.
Second step was finding a 10 inch grizzly 3 hp 1023 and getting it home.
Third step was finishing up some of the outside construction projects that were 85% completed while we had experience very mild weather in the beginning of winter.
Third step was posting and selling my 20 year old 10 inch belt driven craftsman table saw.
Fourth step was putting an extender that I’ve had for 8 years in a box on my 14 inch grizzly band saw.
Fifth step was assembling my 7 inch Harbor Frieght Rabbiting Jointer after 10 years in the box. It’s now discontinued? LOL! I had purchased some mobile bases from Northern Tools that were on sale a few years ago and just realized the rails are too short to put on the jointer! Don’t sell these anymore…..LOL! Need rails, so I looked at Delta’s mobile bases and I’m borrowing the idea of hardwood rails, but that requires a table saw? Damn I sold my craftsman.
Stopped the jointer assembly and moved on to the table saw. Another LJ has been bloging about his new 1023rl grizzly and I took a hint from his problem and purchased the Super Heavy duty Shop Fox mobile base from Grizzly, which had to be assembled around the 500 pound grizzly bear! Got it mostly qassembled but realized the longer rails were too long! Dissassemble! Cut rails, and paint. Reassemble and get down to last bolt. I’m missing a washer. No problem I have a lot of hardware. And hour later…no washer! Grrrr! Found a jar of washers! Holes too small! Bored out hole and assembled, I reattached the wings to the table and turned off the light.
Oh yeah, I have to install 220 into the electric panel. Step five to be continued.
-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher