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hooky

361 posts in 1917 days


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finally i have gotten around to showing my shop or shed as we call them in australi

my first picture is of my new table saw, it has a 12inch blade and tilts to the right

picture 2 is of my workbench it was made of scrap timber that i salvaged form around the place

picture 3 is my router table it works fine but the top is a bit flimsy and the mounting isnt stable so i will make my own one dat

4th picture is my thicknesser it was mounted on an old barbecue frame

5th picture is of my table saw with some legs i am making for a saw horse for a cross cut sled

6th photo is my compound miter saw (i know its a lousy photo discovered my flash doesnt work on my camera anymore

I have all the usual other hand tools like planes and chisells and cordless drills

hope you enjoyed my shop and catch you all soon

Hooky

-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)


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GaryK

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#1 posted 1694 days ago

Nice looking shop you got there.

That’s one killer looking table saw! What’s the horsepower?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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degoose

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#2 posted 1693 days ago

Makita router… Ryobi Thicknesser…and I am glad you went for the CMT blade.. I am jealous however of both the excellent table saw and the DeWalt Chop saw… Now let the fun begin…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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hooky

361 posts in 1917 days


#3 posted 1693 days ago

Gary the table saw is the single phase 3 horse power variety of the link i have attached here
http://www.carbatec.com.au/carba-tec-12-cabinet-saw_c3170

Larry when i can afford it i try to buy the best
it saves money and time later

Thanks for looking

Hooky

-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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GaryK

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#4 posted 1693 days ago

I just looked at the specs for your saw. I had not given it much thought but I remembered it when I saw the RPM of your saw.

2850 RPM vs the USA speed of 3450 RPM. This is due to the AC frequency we have a faster 60Hz compared to your 50Hz.

I can see the need for a 12” blade. It will give close to the same surface speed.

Very interesting.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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hooky

361 posts in 1917 days


#5 posted 1693 days ago

gee and i was just looking at the depth of the cut the bigger blade can make but yes it would be travelling faster at the tip than a smalerl blade

soon i am going to try and recut 80mm wide jarrah (31/4 inch very hard Western Australian wood ) to make a wooden mallet that i have seen i will let you know how it copes

Hooky

-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 1693 days ago

Hooky, this is a nice shop that you have. Bummer about having to let the new saw sit in there until it cools off but I am sure you are ready to start making some sawdust with it. Getting a new tool is always an exciting event but adding a new table saw really gets the adrenaline pumping. That is a nice looking workbench that you have built. Mine gets to looking like this (which gets me yelled at by my wife who is borderline OCD with respect to keeping things neat and tidy) when I am in the middle of a build. All my hand tools seem to find a home on my assembly table and I don’t have room to work on the project. :)

I agree with you completely about spending money on tools. A friend of mine, who is a pro, advised me long ago to not be afraid to spend money on a tool. His advice was to “buy the most tool that your budget will allow”. The times that I have used cost as a determinate for selecting a tool I invariably have come to regret it later.

You have a shop that I would feel right at home in. Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed visiting with you.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Grumpy

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#7 posted 1693 days ago

Hooky, I see you have the same issue with space like me. Good set of gear you have there. Was in WA recently, very impressed with Perth, looks like a great place to live, everything is new & well designed & planned.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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patron

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#8 posted 1693 days ago

hooky ,
thanks for the ’ shed ’ tour ,

that is a nice setup you have there .

no jointer ?

hope the weather cools a little bit ,
so you can play again .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Splinterman

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#9 posted 1693 days ago

Hey Hooky,
Now that is one sweet saw and some real cool toys to play with…well done mate.

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cstrang

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#10 posted 1693 days ago

Nice shop, thats one heavy duty table saw! Thanks for the tour.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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hooky

361 posts in 1917 days


#11 posted 1691 days ago

David your sharp and observant

you have spotted the chink in my shed that needs rectifying

I have no jointer

I need a jointer its slow and frustrating without one

I either by dressed timber or for small jobs i drag out my no 7 stanley plane and do it the old fashioned way

Hooky
PS My grand father said i could have his when he died and now its tied up in probate with all his other effects

before you get all sentimentally he died a few months ago peacefully at the ripe old age of 91 (woodworking to the end)

-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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khop

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#12 posted 1691 days ago

Hey Hooky Nice Shop !
Many years ago (17) when I bought my land, there was an old metal shack in the back I tore down and built my new shop. Around the corner post of the old shack was a concrete stone with the name Kwinana 1954 inscribed on it with an Austrailian coin stuck in it too. I liked it so much, I display it in front of my new shop. It’s cool to make the connection with where you live. Just a thought.
KHOP

-- How am I doing? Better than I deserve. Dave Ramsey

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racey13

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#13 posted 1630 days ago

Like the “shed”. Nice saw too!

-- racey13

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a1Jim

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#14 posted 1630 days ago

Looks good size and some good tools too.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#15 posted 1623 days ago

Nice shop Hooky. looks like quite a hop over to see Larry (de goose) :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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