I have a 1.75hp PCS Sawstop. I considered the 3hp version initially, but then balked at the extra cost and reasoned that 1.75hp would be more than enough. Fast forward two years and most of my woodworking involves thick 2” slabs…even w...
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Location: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
I never intended to have woodworking for a hobby. I grew up watching my father renovate each house we moved into, and when I bought my first house two years ago, I bought tools and learnt how to use them out of necessity rather than desire. As each new renovation required a new tool and a new set of skills I began to learn more than just framing and electrical. Finish work required the purchase of a table saw...and in the process of learning to use it, I began to develop a desire to do more than just rough carpentry... thus I start my journey into woodworking.
-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil
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So, I started my New Year’s resolution a few months early. For awhile I’ve had a growing concern/discontentment with the fact that the vast majority of products are manufactured in China. Manufacturing quality concerns aside, I simply ...
Some final pics of the new workshop. It took a few months but finally got everything in and set up. After much debate about heating, I decided to go with a 5000W electrical heater, along with a small pellet stove. Living in a rural area I was limi...
Officially moved into the new house. Now comes the massive task of setting up the shop. I moved almost all of the tools myself, courtesy of UHaul. Just couldn’t trust the moving company not to lift the TS by its guide rails, or pile boxes on...
It’s difficult working on a shop when it is 400 miles away. I’m only working in the city where my new house is for 7 days a month, so time has been short in trying to get the wiring, insulating and finishing done between shift work. Ha...