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01-26-2015 12:42 AM

Woodmaster / Belsaw as it pertains to business - 17 replies

Introduction: I began dreaming about a glimpse of what I do today back in 2003/04… In 2008 I found this site and have gleamed so much information from veterans on this site that it greatly shortened my learning curve. I am self taught and taught online, mostly from this site among others. I have never actually ever worked in a cabine...

12-11-2014 05:21 AM

Sawstop ICS 5 HP nice and clean, bid at 1000... - 0 replies

Anyone interested it is in Utah.

11-16-2014 12:48 AM

Shop Heat - 41 replies

Any advice on shop heat. My wife and I are both wimps about the cold. We are in our first cold front, dips to 30 at night, 50 in the day. Not nearly as bad as our friends to the north, but too cold for us. In fact, we are inclined to close the shop down below 55 degrees. So just today I finally got my overhead roll up door installed, it w...

11-14-2014 11:10 PM

Our Google Plus listing... - 13 replies

OK, so as a small shop owner, we must be either good at or decent at a lot of different tasks. On top of purely being able to build nice cabinets, we also must be able to be good with the computer with our CAD software, working with all of the equipment in our shop from the table saw to the CNC and everything in between. One thing I am not t...

09-11-2014 01:13 AM

Need DC upgrade.... - 14 replies

Just more thinking out loud here. Maybe someone might have some great insightful information or advice on my thoughts. We added a CNC and now I see a DC upgrade in the future. What we currently run is a 5 hp Leeson (19 or 20 amps) with a 14” impeller. It is made by Delta. It is a Cyclone. Our old shop was smaller with shorter runs...

07-31-2014 02:41 AM

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...

07-18-2014 03:36 AM

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...

07-13-2014 02:51 AM

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… ...

07-12-2014 03:54 AM

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...

06-18-2014 10:54 PM

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...

06-13-2014 01:39 AM

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...

06-08-2014 02:08 PM

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

06-07-2014 04:31 AM

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...

06-05-2014 02:43 AM

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.

06-01-2014 10:22 PM

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...

05-29-2014 05:08 AM

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...

05-26-2014 11:39 PM

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...

05-25-2014 07:06 PM

Creative ways to make extra money with a CNC router - 14 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...

05-14-2014 02:54 AM

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...

05-14-2014 02:39 AM

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. 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.

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