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|14 days ago||
Alder Kitchen we completed recently, PICs included - 20 replies
We were very happy with the end result of this kitchen. Customer gave us a very nice review on Angie’s List…
|14 days ago||
How hard is AutoCAD and CabinetVision to learn??? - 25 replies
Sort of an off question I suppose. I have my mind set on my future. I am 41 years old, I love what I do but there are certain drawbacks. No medical insurance for my wife and daughters, that is a big deal. And, for the past 2 years my right foot has become excessively worse. It is tolerable but the pain can get intense. Not to mention my le...
|35 days ago||
Unisaw on CL San Antonio area - 9 replies
So I know I am not buying this saw. But who knows, maybe there is something about this saw that makes it more valuable than the normal Unisaw. It is a Platinum Edition after all which has got to account for something. But for 5000.00 it better have robotic arms and be able to throw sheets through it and adjust the fence all by itself. Never ...
|36 days ago||
Angie's List Marketing thoughts - 4 replies
So a totally different subject but an interesting one, at least to me. Our upcoming move to our own private property into a much bigger shop that we ‘Own’ rather than rent has me thinking about our future potential customers. I had realized that my local drive by the shop customer base had increased a fair amount since June 2013. ...
|38 days ago||
Probably should not be posting this thread - 71 replies
Let me first say the person who works for us is a great guy in a lot of ways. He has done a lot of good work for us. No person is perfect of course but for the most part he has the potential of doing some really great work when he wants to and when he is focused. My issue is this. When we get projects completed, we tend to take pics. He t...
|42 days ago||
CL Deal Alert for awesome table saw - 11 replies
http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/tls/4308912083.html Anyone near San Antonio area in need of a great table saw might want to jump because I think this sweet machine is going to sell quick… And by quick I mean sometime in the next couple hundred years because heck, in around the year 2300 this will be an excellent deal :)
|59 days ago||
So if anyone is following, we put R panel on our roof today, we are 2/3 of the way done. Weather has prevented us from completing this step for a while. Today was the first nice day we have had in a while. Weather permitting we should be able to finish the roof tomorrow afternoon after church. Enjoy the pics:
|64 days ago||
Shop lighting, anyone use the T5 lighting??? - 20 replies
So we are getting close to the wiring of our shop and I have been very impressed with the T5 light output that I found for sale at HD and Lowes. Our 40 by 80 will need 10 of these 8’ light fixtures and they don’t come with lights. I was pricing it out and it looks as though we will have around 1250 invested in all of the fixtures a...
|67 days ago||
I have an itch to take up Welding for side fun :) - 46 replies
So I really do not have any welding real experience. But I purchased a Hobart AC stickmate welder new about a year ago anticipating welding up a shop building. The full time guy who works for us can weld really well and he has been welding out I beam trusses together, welding the purlins onto the building and basically doing a lot of welding. ...
|73 days ago||
OK, so finally some progress… This past week we have been welding up I beams and welding tabs onto the I beams for the 8” Purlins. Each I beam truss is 46’ wide, free spans 40’ and weighs more than 800 lbs each. We rented a sky trach fork lift for the weekend and have an 8 hour clock. We managed to install 3 of the 5 ...
|90 days ago||
So we picked up our new / used planer and unisaw and unloaded them today. I was sort of concerned about unloading the 1200 lb planer but the harbor freight engine lift did just fine. I have included a few pics. Keep in mind these machines are pictured after just being brought into the shop so the pics may not be the best. So far I am very ...
|98 days ago||
Powermatic 20" Planer model 180 - 11 replies
So we won a bid on a new to us planer. The deal I worked out fell in our favor. I knew the planer was for auction, and a very nice unisaw with overarm dust collection and 52” biesemeyer fence that is in very clean condition was also up for auction. It was online and I had to wait for about 2 weeks. So I sort of went out on a limb and s...
|103 days ago||
motor wiring diagram for 3 phase motor - 7 replies
I have a Marathon motor out of an old PM 65, It states 220-440 volt on nameplate. A sticker was placed on the motor warning that motor is wired 440volts. There are 9 wires, t1 through t9. After wiring the motor properly i will p!an on bench testing the motor with our RPC. I plan to wire this motor for 220 and install a static phase converter...
|124 days ago||
Slow Shop progress update - 11 replies
So as some know, we poured the foundation of our future 40*80 shop last Jan. Dont they say good things come to those who are patient??? Anyway, since I do this with cash and or time, of which we rarely have both together. Either broke and all the time in the world, or flush with no time. This year has been busy with no spare time. But I fou...
|126 days ago||
Excellent Table Saw deal in San Antonio - 13 replies
NOT! Just messing around. But check out the ad, maybe someone will be interested. Doubt it but never know. http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/tls/4174079630.html
|126 days ago||
New Paint job for our PM65 PICs included - 3 replies
I tinkered with our PM65 today and gave it a strip down and new primer and paint job. Thought I would post some pics. If I do the restore I will be replacing the motor, installing a Bies fence, new magnetic switch, arbor bearings, pulley and belts. I currently have the table saw on CL ‘as is’ so another new owner might take the sa...
|146 days ago||
3 phase reversing swith problems - 14 replies
Not sure just how many have any knowledge on this issue but never know til I ask. I recently bought a 7.5 hp 3 phase shaper at an auction. All was great, shaper is super quiet and runs smooth. So I was just excited. So today, I go to run a panel and realized the spindle is spinning in the wrong direction. The switch appears to have a revers...
|146 days ago||
I suppose my wife wanted to be funny and while at the shop today working together she asked me when our LumberJocks Calendar was going to be released. She is a real teaser… She asked what month I was going to be and then suggested July :) Anyway, all in good humor so I thought I would pass this info along to see who wanted to be the o...
|169 days ago||
Not sure if anyone is interested but we have 3 impact guns. I love those impact guns as they are a pleasure to use, just louder than a normal drill. We have 3 hammer drills. We have 2 chargers and about 8 batteries. We have 2 sawsalls, 2 circular saws and a nice jig saw (I also love the jigsaw, is built very well) Any real interest please...
|181 days ago||
Machinery Auction links if anyone is interested. - 5 replies
A few of my friends here at Lumberjocks asked for helpful auction links I use. I really wanted to help with links but I get extremely busy so I never did. Hopefully this thread can all of my close LJ friends. I plan to share a few links I can pull from memory. I hope many other LJ members join in this thread and offer some of their own f...