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2 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,...

5 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...

10 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...

16 days ago

New to us PM66 purchase - 22 replies

So I sort of buy and sell woodworking machinery here and there for fun. Just something I enjoy. Sometimes I might sell and regret later though. We used to run 3 table saws but a past decision I made left us with just 2 table saws (Grizzly and a Unisaw). Today I rectified that issue. I managed to pick up a PM66 at auction for 330.00 plus fee...

24 days ago

Dust Collection set up Questions - 7 replies

My next exciting venture is going to be getting all of our machines piped for dust collection. At our old shop, we only had dust collection ran to the sander and our planers/molder. This time, we are running dust collection to our 3 planers, 3 shapers, 2 table saws, sander and Blum minipress machine. My question mainly pertains to the table...

26 days ago

Moved into our new shop FINALLY - 16 replies

So we moved our shop. Lots of very heavy thing. To name a few, we moved a 14’ face frame table, 3 shapers (3000 lbs), powermatic planer 1200 lbs, wood master 725 about 800 lbs, table saws, smaller 300 lb planer, lots and lots of power and hand tools, 600 lb drum sander, pocket hole machine, Blum minipress. Well not trying to make this a...

35 days ago

Free Dewalt RAS 7730 San Antonio nearby - 3 replies

We are moving to our newly built shop. The old RAS will not make the cut. Would rather see a friend get some use out of it. Let me know who is interested. I Dont have pics right now.

50 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…

50 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...

71 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 ...

72 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. ...

74 days ago

Probably should not be posting this thread - 78 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...

78 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 :)

95 days ago

R panel going onto roof, PICs included... Progress!!! - 5 replies

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:

100 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...

103 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. ...

109 days ago

Installed our 1000 lb I beam Trusses on outer columns today, PICs included - 9 replies

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 ...

126 days ago

Our New to us PM 180 planer and Unisaw arrived today - 3 replies

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 ...

134 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...

139 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...

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