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|09-06-2016 09:36 PM||
My 2 car garage is maxed out for wood working machinery, sprinkled in with un-organized hand tools. I live solo (no kids, no wife) in my 2 story house. I planned to remove the living room carpet to install vinyl wood flooring. That is when my friend suggested converting living room to a 2nd shop. Great idea! This would give me a dedicated r...
|09-05-2016 09:11 PM||
With my evolving / ever changing 2 car garage woodshop and finding great deals on wood working machines… it’s time to tackle mobile bases. I currently have my 8” jointer and 14” bandsaw on great mobile bases . My Jet 15” planer has it’s own in-line OEM wheels, but I really dislike them. I have my PM66 with...
|08-02-2016 07:33 PM||
Utility trailer. 8' or 12'? - 50 replies
I’m on the hunt for a new utility trailer. Have never owned one before. I have a 2001 dodge ram 1500. Been looking at 8” ones while also seeing the 12’ ones for a couple hundred more. Majority of use will be 4×8 MDF or plywood. Occasionally, auction finds and general household use. Those with 8’ cargo trailers, ever...
|07-21-2016 01:01 AM||
Here is a Forrest Woodworker II and a Forrest Dado King I picked up in a $150 PM66 cabinet saw auction lot. They both look well “seasoned”. Both cut 3/4” plywood like butter, like my other Freud blades. I was thinking of sending both to get sharpened by Forrest, just because :) But then I gots to thinking… I’v...
|07-17-2016 11:11 PM||
yep..from local auction. Has been a good summer for me & auctions :)This is a portable OSS discontinued hand power tool. I was thinking of installing it in my Delta Unisaw extension wing. Long ago, I snagged one of those ‘ol dinky desktop shaper for pennies. Everything was tossed except the cast iron top. I think I can use the top...
|07-09-2016 12:08 AM||
Moving a PM66 solo question - 16 replies
When I bought my Unisaw from craigslist, the guy nicely used his forklift to put it into the back of my Dodge Ram 1500. I removed the fence and rails to get it out of the truck without much difficulty using the flip over method. So now, I have this PM66 bought from an auction that I am picking up solo in the morning. I’ve taken a cabi...
|07-03-2016 11:54 PM||
A sweet day at a local in person auction which leaves me in a bind. I now own two cabinet saws: a previously purchased $500 Delta Unisaw Right Tilt 3HP single phase that I have torn down and added new belts and bearings too already. And my newly $150 purchase of a PM66 beast. A pic of both my Unisaw (with my bosch 4100 saw) and PM66. $35 ve...
|06-29-2016 01:26 AM||
Background:Will be purchasing 2”x12” Douglas Fir Kiln Dried at my local lumber supplier. Costs a little more than the green wood at HD & Lowes, but I think work it for the kiln dried as I want to get this started instead of more delays. Purchased a moisture meter to check moisture content. Douglas Fir for 100% of the build fro...
|06-04-2016 12:33 AM||
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|05-30-2016 02:12 PM||
Complete Liquidation of a Great Woodworking Shop Kyle Waters Auction Company 770-710-1692Auction Date Jun 04 AuctionLocation 98 Sanders StJasper , GA
|05-12-2016 12:59 AM||
My summer project is the construction of a hand tool cabinet, the almost family heirloom type. Example: I’ve scoured reading about hand tool cabinets here on LJ’s and general internet. But what I have found missing, is the foundation and construction. The Do’s and Don’ts so to speak. It’s not a simple questio...
|05-02-2016 12:39 AM||
I love auctions. I keep my eye out for great prices and great items. My garage is 75% full of just that sort with fantastic deals. But every once in awhile, some lots come up and make you question people’s intelligence. For example:This can be purchased for $159 at Harbor Freight. Yet, the auction price so far with 2 hours to go is $3...
|04-17-2016 05:06 AM||
Resolved: Jet JWP-15CS 3HP motor start capacitor - 5 replies
Finally getting back in the shop after a month hiatus. I’ve been working on new blast gates and my Jet 15” planer motor woes. Last month, I went to turn on the planer. The motor hummed but no belts turned. Oh crap… I can not afford a new 3HP motor. So, investigation and research time… I come to find out, the #1 reas...
|04-09-2016 06:37 PM||
Always wanted a drum sander. But do I need one? - 8 replies
I have an opportunity to snag up a Delta 18”x36” 31-255x for $200. I have read of tracking issues, hard to find parts, etc. What I know so far, is replacement belt is needed… everything else is 100% aok (have not tested in person yet). I am torn between going for it now, or waiting down the road for drum sander. Someone tal...
|03-04-2016 02:34 AM||
I know one day, I will venture into harvesting and milling my own lumber probably years down the road. What type of mill? Chainsaw would be the most economical. WoodMizer more practical. But here is a video showing the pro’s and con’s of using a chainsaw. The good part comes in around the 6 minute mark. The con’s :) Vie...
|03-03-2016 02:13 AM||
Unknown quality but has 75+ 4-5 star reviews. Tis a good deal since it’s mostly $160-$180.Wen Air Cleaner on Amazon Prime
|03-01-2016 04:46 PM||
More specifically, a medium/large sized wall hanging hand tool cabinet with plane till & saw till 4’ wide and possible 4’ tall. I am undecided to go with 3/4” maple plywood as a backing for ease and strength, or hardwood panel (either breadboard or such) just for the needed panel & glue up experience, for I’ve ne...
|02-27-2016 05:00 PM||
How do you find the time to go pick up your lumber? - 17 replies
I work 8am-4:30pm Monday – Friday using my company vehicle (Chevy Colorado with ladders and boxes of wire in the topper’d back). My local 2 hard wood suppliers are not open Saturday or Sunday. Both close at 5pm weekdays. I plan on using hard maple for my roubo split bench in the future so want to use hard maple in my upcoming proj...
|02-21-2016 03:17 AM||
This is 1/2 NOT wood working related, yet 1/2 IS wood working related. Or maybe this belongs in the Home Refurb sister site. The experience you have acquired if you have dabbled with ducting and CFM and do’s/dont’s can help you more than your wood working shop. I WAS suppose to finish up my saw vice today but got sidetracked with ...
|02-20-2016 12:13 AM||
I will be starting a hand tool cabinet project, then a router table … and finally a shot at a quality heirloom style work bench (Roubo or such). Since a Unisaw fell in my lap in January, free’s me up to start saving for something else. What was the price tag of your workbench? I know the selection of wood rises or falls depending...