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910 days ago

table saw prices - 8 replies

Hi all: Lately I have been really looking into purchasing an upgrade to my current table saw. I have been looking at saws for a number of years and am wondering if it is just me or have saws gone up in price? I took a look at some old Grizzly catalogs and compared it to the website. In the old catalog, there were a few saws under $600, but...

937 days ago

Another one Bites the Dust... - 7 replies

So I have an interesting and funny predicament that I am in. For the third time in as many years, I am having a company close from under me or downsize. In another month or two I will be out of a job again. The first company I worked as a Mechanical Engineer and they downsized and I lost my job. The next job I worked in a call center for a m...

946 days ago

Cheap and easy Dust Collector Piping - 7 replies

So I was looking a while ago at the 4” pipe for dust collectors and I really didn’t want to spend an arm and a leg since I am renting the house my shop is in. I was looking for something that I could get that would do the job, but also not be a problem to replace if I moved. After looking around at Grizzly, HF, and tons of websites...

976 days ago

Plywood Question - 11 replies

I am thinking of making something from plywood and wanted to see if anyone has tried to joint the edge of a plywood board. Is this even worth the effort or is it going to shatter? Thanks, Mike

991 days ago

What does Handmade mean to you? - 208 replies

Hi all, I am going to open a monster can of worms with this question. What does handmade mean to you? The reason I ask is that many websites where you can sell items have different classifications as to what handmade means. For instance, one site says that a laser cut wooden object is not handmade when a second site states that it is. I...

1073 days ago

electric in the shop - 4 replies

So I think that we have all run out of plugs in the woodshop or just needed to add a circuit breaker. I ran into this myself, but here is my deal, I rent! So I can run allot of extension cords and cause major no nos in electrical safety, second ask the land lord to pay for the electrician to come in and install boxes and a breaker and charge t...

1114 days ago

Woodshop Classes for Kids! - 0 replies

Here is a great video of some young kids learning woodworking. Some of them really know how to use the tools allot better than I do since they are using hand tools. Check it out (link)!

1163 days ago

Grizzly H8259 10" x 18" lathe problem - 0 replies

So I have had the Grizzly H8259 10” x 18” lathe for a little over 2 years and the bearings just started to click. I called Grizzly and they sent me a new set. The problem that I am running into is that I can’t seem to remove the front bearing off of the headstock spindle. I have already disassembled the headstock, removed th...

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