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I've had a long time interest in woodworking, but little time. I try to prioritize my life; Christ first, family, country, and finally some personal time with what funds are left over. I'm finally getting setup with some basic second hand tools, including an older used Craftsman 113 series table saw and used 12" Craftman bandsaw. New is a word rarely used in my workshop.

The current shop is pretty simple. I have about a 12' x 12' room in my basement that was my general workshop for all house repair functions that I have reworked into a woodworking area. It contains a single 110v two-plug outlet, so I swap machines as necessary. I'll be installing two more circuits, and plan to have one of them be 220.

I have a craftsman 113 table saw that I refurbished to the point where it cuts quite well on anything 2" or less. I haven't had the opportunity to try any thicker hardwoods. I also have a 113 series band saw. I hope to get a 1/2" blade eventually to try small resawing projects, simply because I think it would be cool to saw my own boards, even if they are only a few inches wide. I've got two routers, both given to me and both Craftsman single speed. One is mounted on a router table that I bought second hand. I hope to add a second hand thickness planer and a jointer down the road.

I am really glad to have found this site. Everyone is very willing to help each other learn.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#1 posted 255 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
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lightcs1776

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#2 posted 253 days ago

Thanks Jim. I appreciate the link to the FAQ.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#3 posted 248 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks lightcs1776! You’re just in time to sign up for the Fall tool swap! Check it out. Sign up and build a tool. Lots of us beginners there so you don’t have to feel alone. Enthusiasm goes a long way!

-- God bless, Candy

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lightcs1776

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#4 posted 248 days ago

Thanks for the warm welcome, Candy. I took a look at the tool swap, but I’m not ready to try my hand at building a tool. I’m just getting into what I hope will eventually be serious hobby woodworking. I’ll be looking at the swap posts, learning as much as I can, and hopefully join in the future.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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Mainiac Matt

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#5 posted 242 days ago

Hi Chris,

Like your priority list ;^)

is light cs for light calvary?

you can go far with that Craftsman 113 TS…. I just “upgraded’ to a 30 year old Jet cabinent saw that I rehabbed. But my 113 was no slacker.

Welcome to LJs

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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lightcs1776

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#6 posted 242 days ago

Thanks, Matt. Lights is actually part of my last name followed by initials from first and middle names.

I hope to keep the table saw for a long time. I’m only in my 40’s, but figure it will likely meet any future needs. I can see a replacement band saw though, as I would really like trying to resaw smaller logs.

I took at your profile and have to say Jeremiah 29:11 is an awesome verse.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#7 posted 237 days ago

An overdue, welcome to LJs!!!

Like yourself, I too have a 113 TS. Most of my shop has been equipped with GraigsList deals. The hobby budget can go a lot further, if you are willing to put a little sweat equity into machine rehabs. Many just need a good cleaning and calibration.

Now that we know a little more about you and your shop….
Posting some pictures under the “workshop” tab, would give us an even clearer picture!!!

Have fun learning all there is about making firewood, err saw dust, err future family heirlooms!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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lightcs1776

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#8 posted 237 days ago

Thanks DIY. I’ll post pics … but it won’t be anything to write home about.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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JL7

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#9 posted 237 days ago

Welcome Chris,

I too started with a small space in the basement….that was 4 years ago and now the shop occupies 3/4 of the basement. I have a 113 TS also, and like Randy said, they can be tuned up well. I’ve cut 3 ” Hard Maple…slow and steady….no problems…

Looking forward to seeing how your journey evolves.

Enjoy!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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lightcs1776

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#10 posted 237 days ago

Thanks JL7. I’m looking forward to trying some maple down the road.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#11 posted 230 days ago

You’ve been a nice addition Chris. You can totally do that blanket chest when your ready. It’s not as hard as it looks;-)

-- Red -- "There's nothin' in the world so sad as talking to a man, who never knew his life was his for making." Ray LaMontagne

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lightcs1776

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#12 posted 230 days ago

Thanks, Red. Right now it seems rather intimidating. Thanks for the kind words.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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lightcs1776

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#13 posted 60 days ago

Thanks for the tip, Passy. I’ll try to come up with a sketch soon.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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