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|969 days ago||
how to deal with failure - 23 replies
From time to time in life I fall short of success. In some cases my attempts could be charactorized as failure. I recently accepted a job that involved large shelving unit 30’ long by almost 10’ tall. We run a small shop, I drew the job and my guy built it. Turned out a success on the build even considering the requested dimensio...
|980 days ago||
commercial laminate job that has had us..... - 9 replies
On a major learning curve. We even did the counter tops on this job because they were all square edged. The reception desk is 16’ long and built into a.strong curve.
|981 days ago||
ridgid 12" slider miter saw - 2 replies
Does anyone have an opinion? One on CL right now for 275. Guy is a contractor told me it is. A year old and good condition. Is selling because he is buying a brand new dewalt. I have some reservations about buying it though. We run a 10” Hitachi slider in the shop but we need a second miter saw. I am currently in the market for anoth...
|984 days ago||
dewalt 790 ras addition - 20 replies
I added a dw790 to the shop yesterday. I still have to get it set up. It is in fairly good shape. Adjustments seem to work and the motor run extremely smooth and is so quiet I can barely hear it run. It is wired for 220. I am going to run strictly a dado blade on it. I have a wall unit to build next week that is 10’ tall and 30’...
|995 days ago||
craziest pet/woodworking accident ever - 5 replies
I was a new woodworker, no table saw for cutting sheet goods. I had sheet of ply sitting on saw horses, using my dewalt circular saw, a Christmas gift from my loving wife. Following my pencil line, I felt my saw hit something, felt liike maybe some knot or hard spot in wood so I continued cutting. Then out of my peripheral vision, I seen our ...
|1014 days ago||
woodmaster 18" 5 hp dream molder - 6 replies
On our shaper we currently cut our; crown moldings, trim moldings for underside of upper cabinets along with other various small moldings, stemware racks, corner moldings for transition from face frames to finished panels on visible ends. We do a lot with custom moldings with our cabinets. A 5 hp 18” woodmaster would get used a ton in...
|1059 days ago||
need new motor for Ridgid TS question - 4 replies
OK, not every CL deal is good. About 6 months ago, bought a portable jobsite ridgid TS, the one that is attached to a dolly, I think it is TS2400 or something like that. It was in garage, home owner used, near new cosmetic condition. I bought it for 180.00. They sell for 499.00 at HD. I left my brain at home when I purchased it, and since i...
|1137 days ago||
Hello everyone, If anyone does cabinets full time could you please chime in and let me know who they may use for health insurance for their family. We currently have a 4 year old and 2 year old daughter and we definitely need insurance. Any information would be helpful. We may be without insurance soon. Personally I am a disabled veteran ...
|1150 days ago||
Two of our recent projects completed! - 5 replies
Sorry guys, I have never tried to figure out how to post pics on this forums. I am not enrolled in any pic hosting site. It is difficulte enough for me to find time to upload to my web page which I utilize as a sales tool. So here are two links to my web page if anyone cares to see our recently finished projects. About a month back we co...
|1164 days ago||
walnut / helpful knowledge - 12 replies
Hello everyone, I mentioned a while back that we are doing a walnut job. Well, I learned something new in the past couple of days. Starting the job I bought 450’ of walnut “clear” for 4.33 a bf. I really sunk some donuts in that wood. I needed about 150’ more to finish the job and the price of walnut has made thing...
|1186 days ago||
small tool gloat - 2 replies
A month ago, I posted about buying a Delta Hybrid saw on CL. I ended up selling that saw for a small profit about 2 hours after posting it on CL. I had done a lot of work to the Delta Hybrid cleaning it up, buffing out the table top, lubricating moving parts, etc… I was able to take the small profits and purchase a portable Ridgid TS ...
|1191 days ago||
which band saw to buy? - 16 replies
We just finished a maple job, turned out really nice, maybe I can get some pics uploaded soon. Our next job we start next week is going to be out of walnut. I am planning on doing some very different things on that job and will require the use of a lot of resawing of the walnut for veneers. I am considering a band saw in the 700.00 or less ...
|1203 days ago||
My 4 year old daughter's preference for the shop - 7 replies
Well, my wife has been with our 4 year old and 2 year old daughters every day since birth. Today is the end of my 4 year old’s second week of school in pre K. We got her up to go to school this morning and she says she would rather go to the shop. She is a real good girl. She is getting a proper raising in the wood shop. She does li...
|1207 days ago||
I am very excited, we just added a huge power feeder, I think it is around 150 lbs. It sits on our 3hp grizzly shaper. I was excited to use it so I raised a panel in 3 passes. It did that with no problem at all so then I changed up and raised a panel in 2 passes with absolutely no issues at all. My eyes wanted to jump out of my head. Long g...
|1207 days ago||
question about black walnut - 10 replies
Hello everyone, I have a question, I might be buying a bunch of lumber off of CL. The guy has about 250 bf of some sort of wood he claims is walnut. Along with the pile he is also throwing in all his other wood which is about 250 more bf mixed with some maple, some oak, old “barn wood” and who knows what else. The walnut is wha...
|1221 days ago||
finishing alder question - 6 replies
The walnut job I posted about bidding on in the past, we might have won the job but it has turned into an alder job to save some money for the customer. But the customer wants me to make the alder look the same color as the walnut and they are after an even color. I have never even used any alder. Does alder take a stain decent. Should alder ...
|1225 days ago||
I added a 3rd TS, we currently have the Ridgid 3660 and 4511 (granite top). Both Ridgids work nice. I have always wanted to get a nice cabinet saw though, either Delta or Powermatic someday. Couple days ago I picked up a delta cabinet saw with 32” unifence. The shop it was in had dim lighting and hard to check and I could not tell much...
|1239 days ago||
have been missing the site a lot lately! - 2 replies
We have moved to the country, we are renting a small place out in an area with no internet connectivity. I have been relying on my Palm Pre to keep me up to date but it is too difficult to use with this forum site and still the signal is spotty at home. I am resigned to only being able to get on this site when at the state office. My palm d...
|1256 days ago||
If I were a Carpenter, and you were a lady? - 10 replies
I just wanted to share this song with you all that I just love. It is sung by Johnny Cash and June Carter. I love this song every time I hear it. It makes me think of myself and my wife and how she could have married anyone, probably a better man than me, but how I ended up with a woman as good as her is beyond me but she still said, “I...
|1273 days ago||
A router gloat! - 8 replies
I just wanted to mention that just 2 days ago I took a stroll through Lowes tools. My sister gave me a 50.00 lowes card for my B day. I actually like HD for tools and did not have high hopes of any great deal from Lowes but hey I had the card. I actually found Lowes was clearing out the PC 890 router for 79.00. They were out of them but the ...