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Location: Townshend, VT and Hammersbach, Germany
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I have 3 hobbies. Woodworking, Hiking, and brewing beer. My first love is woodworking. I worked for the American Red Cross for 33 years before I took a job with the German Red Cross in February 2014. I am working on setting up my workshop at our house in Hammersbach Germany. I have made projects as large as queen sized beds but prefer to do things on a more manageable scale for my current workshop.

Favorite woods: Walnut & figured maple

Favorite glue: Titebond III - This is my first choice for most things.

Favorite finish: I really like General Finishes Armor Seal finishes. Unless there's a compelling reason to use something else that's what I reach for first.

Favorite bench plane: A 1912 era Stanley Bedrock #4 I restored myself. I paid more for a new blade and chip breaker than I did for the plane. Far less than half the price of a Lie Nielsen and it works just as well.

Favorite block plane: My Lie Nielsen low angle block plane (102)

Favorite Saw: My "Two Lawyers" custom dovetail saw. The handle is sized for my hand. I have small hands and felt the larger handle made it harder for me to control the saw.

Tools I've made - Several mallets, drill press table and fence, a tricked out miter gauge, coping saw, small wooden block plane, spoke shave, router table and fence, vise jaw for my Lie Nielsen chain drive bench vise, wooden hand screws, veneer vacuum press.

The one tool I couldn't do without: My Starrett 6" combination square. It's probably the most used tool in my shop.

What am I working on now: a workbench for my shop in Germany. Hope to have it done by March 2016...

My last large tool purchase: In December 2015 I made a big purchase with a local Jet supplier. I bought a 14" bandsaw, a 12" combo jointer/planer with a helical cutter head and a Comb 6"x48" belt and 9" disk sander

My next large tool purchase: It's probably going to be a Jet spindle sander or mortise machine.

-- Linda - It's only a mistake if you do it twice!

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#1 posted 11-23-2014 12:35 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Have good time while You’re here. Don’t forget to SHARE! That’s what makes it all happen on here.

Regards: Rick

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#2 posted 11-23-2014 10:55 AM

Cant wait to see some of your work.
My wife has a German background and has a few relatives there. Never been there myself but she and our kids have.
genießen Sie Ihre Zeit hier .

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#4 posted 09-26-2015 05:40 AM

Linda, I’m pleased to make your acquaintance. I read some time ago that saws without sliding tables (European Saws) were outlawed in EU countries. This isn’t true?

-- Mark

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Holzarbeiterin

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#5 posted 09-26-2015 10:23 AM

Linda, I’m pleased to make your acquaintance. I read some time ago that saws without sliding tables (European Saws) were outlawed in EU countries. This isn’t true?

—Mark

Hi Mark,

I bought the saw on Amazon here in Germany. I assume the German Amazon would not sell if if it were illegal. I got the Dewalt because of the 5/8” arbor but is also has 3/4” x 3/8” grooves for my miter gauge. European made saws tend to have a strange narrow tracks built into the table. I still get the the USA about twice a year and I bring back certain supplies that just don”t exist here such as 3/4×3/8 plastic and metal track to use for making jigs, crosscut sleds, etc.

There are actually a lot of table saws available that do not have the sliding table. The vast majority of those are used on building sites and are used for VERY rough carpentry. Rain or shine it’s really common to see them hanging in the air from a crane after normal working hours. Because of the way homes are built here even single family homes are built with a crane on site while the basic structure is bulit… I’ve visited several woodworking companies here in Germany and the all have table saws with huge outfeed tables and large sliding tables. I have not had a chance to use one yet but hope to do that in the near future. I have not seen a version of the Sawstop here but one thing that I know is law here is that every TS, no matter how large or small must have a riving knife.

Later today I will be posting the miter gauge I made for my TS, please check it out later. I think its pretty cool. :-)

-- Linda - It's only a mistake if you do it twice!

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#6 posted 09-26-2015 08:00 PM

SawStop now makes a sliding table. It’s a retrofit. Of course, you know that anytime you use a sled, you’re using a sliding table. Those EU saws are so cool, though. I’d love to have one. Soooooo expensive.

-- Mark

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