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Workshop by ffej posted 06-28-2007 04:25 AM 7837 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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pflugerville, tx 78660
United States

I have a few tools... I’ll upload some pictures later

  • 18” Grizzly band saw
  • 10” Jet Contractor saw
  • 6” Jet jointer
  • 12” Dewalt compound miter saw
  • 18” Woodmaster planer/drum sander/moulder(sp?)
  • 1.5 HP Oneida DC
  • Fein 6” RO sander
  • Fein triangle sander
  • Akeda dovetail jig
  • 6X48 Delta Belt Sander
  • Dewalt scroll saw
  • 16” Jet drill press
  • 12X36 Delta lathe
  • 3HP Grizzly compressor
  • 2HP Grizzly buffer
  • Shop-built router table (Dewalt router)
  • Pressurized sandblast pot various cordless tools, nailers,sprayers, sanders, routers, plate joiners, jigs, etc

I think I’m missing something…

Next major purchase(s)
Big ol Sandblast cabinet (maybe)??

Update Feb 2008
Havent got that Big ol Sandblaster yet, but I have added a few new tools…

  • Porter Cable 5HP air compressor w/ 60 gl tank
  • Steel City Drill Press – something like 16 1/2”
  • Home built CNC Router (4×4)
  • 12” Ridgid sliding Compound Miter saw
  • Ridgid MSUV (rolling Miter saw stand)
  • Couple more routers (DeWalt and Freud)

I really need to get out the camera…

-- Jeff - Pflugerville, TX

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#1 posted 06-28-2007 04:28 AM

Sounds like a well outfitted shop. Looking forward to seeing the photos.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 06-28-2007 03:05 PM

Plenty of tools = plenty of projects! Can’t wait to see some pictures.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#3 posted 06-28-2007 03:58 PM

Sounds like a worthy shop! Must have pictures! MUST have pictures! Nice to see that Akeda jig on the list!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 02-29-2008 05:47 AM

Added some tools – see updated post above

-- Jeff - Pflugerville, TX

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#5 posted 02-29-2008 06:10 AM

What can you say abou that home built 4×4 CNC Router? That sounds really interesting, being a techie and all.

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#6 posted 02-29-2008 07:30 AM

Sounds great! Are we going to get any pictures?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 02-29-2008 12:37 PM

This sounds like an interesting workshop. I will look forward to seeing your pictures.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 03-01-2008 04:31 AM

The CNC router is something I’ve been wanting to build for a couple of years, I recently had the opportunity to buy a prototype from a fellow who designs em and sells the plans.

It was built by a fellow down the road (just google for JoeCNC if you’re curious), he’s got quite a following on

It’s pretty solid, built from 8020 channel aluminum and steel superstrut. It’s big.. the footprint is about 7 foot square. It’s got about 5” of vertical travel, and about 4 feet on the X and Y axis. There are 4 stepper motors total, 2 of them are slaved together to drive the Y axis.

The theory is that you design something using Vcarve pro or other software. This software also generates tool paths which are transmitted via serial connection to a motor controller.

I don’t have a clue how to make it work yet :-0, but it looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun.

Here’s a couple of pics…

Front view

4X4 Hybrid CNC router (front view)

and from the back…

4X4 Hybrid CNC router (rear view)

-- Jeff - Pflugerville, TX

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#9 posted 05-01-2011 06:13 AM

Hey Jeff saw your post and your CNC router. I also live in Pflugerville Wells branch and Settlers valley. I would really like to have a look at your set up.

-- ~ Guy Woodward, Pflugerville Texas

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