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|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||
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 - 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...
|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. 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.
|04-23-2014 02:47 AM||
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...
|04-18-2014 06:20 PM||
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...
|04-15-2014 01:49 AM||
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,...
|04-11-2014 11:25 PM||
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...