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|947 days ago||
I need some help with a commercial bid. Im a bit of a rookie here. Ive been doing custom work for hire since 2008 and we opened shop full time 14 months ago so im still on a huge learning curve here. Mostly do residential jobs and im more used to being too high for a persons budget. As a small shop we do whatever we get. We did have great...
|963 days ago||
what is favored method for joining miter joints - 24 replies
I think we might be close to closing a kitchen sale that will include mitered doors. I actually look forward to this fun job. We will use our woodmaster 725 to xut the stile and rail parts. Then shaper to add the panel groove. Then possibly mop sand as necessary. Joining the mitered joint: Bisquit joineryDowel joineryFloating tenon joi...
|963 days ago||
i just shake my head and say "hmmmmmm" - 39 replies
With a look of loss and disappointment. I have a current potential customer, i thought 90% sure i made the kitchen sale. It was one of those feelings that “we just clicked” and i am primed to close the deal. Ready to rock on a new and exciting kitchen job. Then Sunday night they call, i am anticipating great news. They send ...
|966 days ago||
any exp with a mop style sander - 1 reply
I am looking at utilizing a mop style sander to sand profiles. I have never used one before. Our next job might utilize a mitered door style. I think i will have a set of two profile knives cut for the woodmaster to cut my stiles and rails material, but i am anticipating possibly having small knife marks left in the profile that will be diffi...
|1012 days ago||
electrical question with woodmaster 7.5 hp motor - 6 replies
I am getting ready to wire up the woodmaster, we ran 10/3 wire and have a 40 amp breaker but I have not actually wired the machine up inside my electrical box yet. I will need to do this soon though as we will be needing to run some custom moldings soon. Any assistance and suggestions will be appreciated. Also, anyone running a woodmaster, ...
|1021 days ago||
planning stage of steel building shop - 4 replies
I am in the planning stage of building a 4080 steel shop. We have outgrown our current location and plan to build on our own 13 acre property for now. I am going to use my guys to build the building from raw material. I am not going to use a kit of any kind. Or at least this is the plan. I am getting excited as i begin to get bids for found...
|1034 days ago||
Pulled the trigger on 725 tonight, mainly because we have 3 kitchens on schedule with estimated 800.00 in custom moldings I was going to have to purchase. We also do a lot of walnut kitchens and my suppliers price small walnut crown too expensive, so I began cutting crown on my shaped, which is not ideal. Now, the machine will pay off with s...
|1037 days ago||
ras dw 790 and dw 7730 installed pic - 3 replies
http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz224/flynboatn1/IMAG0579.jpg Here is the pic of our installation of both of our dewalt ras.
|1039 days ago||
I found a woodmaster 725 that I will be looking at on Sunday with full intention on buying. Spoke to the fella who stated he wanted to go into a father/son molding business together but son was hurt and plans never worked out so he bought the 725 new and it has only seen very minimal use. The gentleman stated that the unit has a 7.5 hp motor, ...
|1042 days ago||
success is bitter sweet in wake of failure! - 3 replies
I originated a blog on failure. Our latest job was the second building completion of a two building contract that was commercial cabinetry and included doing to laminated tops also. We finished with only a total of 13 labor days invested. The first building we did, an identical twin, took us close to 8 weeks. The companies biggest concern on...
|1042 days ago||
just bought dewalt 7730 ras - 6 replies
Hey guys, a month ago we did not own a Ras. Now we own two. I’m going to install the 7730 right next to the 790. This 7730 is smaller then the 790 and the two don’t compare. The 790 accelerates to full power immediately, the 7730 takes slightly longer to get to full speed. It does seem to run fine though. We paid 80.00 for it. ...
|1054 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...
|1065 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.
|1067 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...
|1070 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’...
|1080 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 ...
|1099 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...
|1144 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...
|1223 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 ...
|1236 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...