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29 days ago

Solid Lumber Slab doors and drawer faces??????? - 44 replies

Just wanted to see what most here thought of using solid lumber for doing doors and drawer faces slab style. I have a customer who hired us on a frameless full overlay with slab doors. I had them sold on a Echowood laminate very very stable plywood edgebanded door style. It would have been beautiful actually. Their builder convinced them t...

42 days ago

DW 788 20" Scroll saw Auction steal :) - 7 replies

I have no experience with a scroll saw. But I know this dw788 has a higher retail so I assume it is little better quality than the entry level models. I managed to get this saw for 25.00. But how it worked was there were 2 of these saws that went back to back, they both had a few parts missing and so I was able to get one for 15.00 and the ot...

47 days ago

Questions for electrical Pros out there / Or those with Becker Pump experience - 22 replies

Got a CNC and came with a Becker Vac Pump 5.5 KW. The becker pump, I have no experience with, seems to have a unique sound to it that I am not accustomed to. But it just trips my 30 amp 3 phase breaker. A lot I don’t know, but what I do know as fact: - Breaker it is running on is a little older, could be a faulty breaker… ...

48 days ago

Our Techno LC 59120 is in production as of yesterday - 13 replies

Actually this morning we were able to successfully nest 2 sheets of cabinet parts without any issue. I had drawn 2 dressers for my daughters bedroom that the CNC was able to cut out for us. The drawers were not cut out because we don’t have a dovetail cutter for the CNC yet and since I hope the dressers will remain with my daughters lo...

72 days ago

Delivery of our Techno LC 59120 CNC - 11 replies

OK, so I made the decision to upgrade our shop with a CNC. I have a vision of the CNC doing most of our cut out for cabinets and drawers (hoping to figure out flat nested dovetail). I am certain there are many other fun things we can cut and do with the CNC as we progress on our learning curve. But for now I will be tickled if we can nest our...

77 days ago

Will need to lift a 1800 lb CNC off of trailer??? - 47 replies

I am having a CNC delivered on flat bed car hauler. It will be tarped. I have thought about renting a forklift. That is likely to be 500.00 +/-. My neighbor has a tractor with forks, it is a 35 hp and we have lifted a 1200 lb shaper with it, just thinking 1800 lbs is too much for the tractor. I am planning on letting the shipper back his tr...

82 days ago

Very nice Delta RAS for very good price S.A. - 0 replies

http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/tls/4510081992.html

83 days ago

Oh to be the Child of a Cabinet Shop :) - 21 replies

Growing up I recall working hard in a family owned 2 acre garden with a hand pump well for watering. Some of our tools/machines were smallish and maybe even primitive by today’s standards with regards to gardening. I recall watching the sun set on our daily work. While I grew up in a hard working household, not afraid to get their hands...

85 days ago

Delta Unisaw, good deal at auction near Dallas - 0 replies

Anyone interested let me know. Current bid is 75.00, likely will go for much less than it is worth.

89 days ago

Mitered door Kitchen - Alder stained - 12 replies

I am going to add this project here for my friends to see. I will also put it into my projects page. This is officially the first time I have ever done a kitchen with mitered doors. Also, this customer requested full overlay but since we just do FF construction in our shop I reduced the FF to 1 1/4”. We do have a planned equipment up...

92 days ago

Horsepower in our new Shop - 8 replies

So occasionally we let our 2 horses (a Paint and a Thoroughbred) inside the fence area around the shop. My wife thought it was cute when the rain came the other day and the horses came inside the shop to stay dry. She says we had some horsepower in the shop. So I also thought it was amusing. So I went about my business, we closed down late...

94 days ago

Off topic stuff - 14 replies

My wife got stung by a scorpion 4 times last night in bed. She gets up, looking in the bed, I ask what she is doing and she indicated something got her on her foot. She did not appear in pain, just very casual then all of a sudden she grabs her shorts while yelling in pain. As she quickly begins to strip down. Out comes a scorpion. We wer...

96 days ago

Creative ways to make extra money with a CNC router - 10 replies

With reading about the CNC threads on here, I have decided to buy a CNC very soon. We are planning to pay cash and plan to purchase a 4 by 8, maybe a little larger, CNC router in the next month or so. I plan to utilize the CNC to cut out cabinet boxes and flat cut dovetail drawer boxes (I do understand flat cut dovetail on CNC is not true dove...

107 days ago

Overarm DC at table saw - 8 replies

Phase 2 of my DC evolution will include hooking overarm DC on our table saws. The last 3 auction table saws I have purchased have blessed us with the added bonus of 1 Excalibur (400.00 retail) and 2 Biesemeyer T square blade gaurd systems (no longer mfg). The Biese overarm blade gaurd system can accept a 2” hose for DC, the Excalibur wil...

107 days ago

Woodmaster 712 for sale San Antonio - 5 replies

Not sure if there is any interest, but I ran across this CL ad. The fella wants 950.00 which is likely a real fair price. http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/tls/4468962613.html Being the cheapo I am, I likely would not go that high for the planer, but the price probably is fair. In fact, we have the 712 and I love that machine.

128 days ago

Rockwell 15-665 Drill Press... - 2 replies

Our shop did not own even one drill press. I had a cheapo at our other shop and dropped something heavy on it. So I have been shopping for a nice DP. Today I managed this Rockwell at an auction. Does anyone have any experience with this model DP. It appears to be a decent drill press. I will include a picture of it. I got a very fair pr...

133 days ago

Does Grass have the same bore pattern as Blum? - 9 replies

I have an opportunity to buy a single phase Grass boring machine in very nice shape. We have a Blum minipress that is also decent shape but it is 3 phase. I am considering swapping out the machines. The numbers make good sense and we end up with a single phase machine. Right now we run the minipress on our RPC. Just curious if anyone know...

136 days ago

Nice 3 hp Bridgewood Shaper deal at Dallas Auction!!! - 2 replies

Anyone at or near Dallas, there is a nice looking deal on a 3 hp Bridgewood shaper. Auction ends tomorrow. As with any of the auctions, it could end up at a nice price point or it could go crazy on price. So never know, but no harm is watching. Anyone interested in bidding on that shaper, let me know. I don’t know Bridgewood myself,...

140 days ago

Dust collection wireless update: Contactor schooling 101 - 24 replies

Any electrical gurus know how I can set up my own wireless remote system. In the past I have read about this but that was a long time ago and who knows where I read about wireless. We have a 5 hp motor so I was not going to buy the Loneranger system or anything. What I do have from Grainger is a Contactor and a transformer. I know these pa...

145 days ago

PM66 blade change question - 14 replies

How do I hold the arbor stationary when tightening arbor nut? My unisaw has 2 parallel flat spots where a slim open end wrench goes to hold the arbor stationary while I tighten the nut. The PM66 does not have this. I used a piece of wood to wedge into the blade but this does not seem a very effective way to tighten the nut. For now that is t...

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