The Rebuild #4: The weekends accomplishments

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Blog entry by Monte Pittman posted 03-02-2014 11:06 PM 1482 reads 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: on a cold day Part 4 of The Rebuild series Part 5: cleaning up, starting up and a few logs »

The mitre saw is setup,

The table saw is assembled and ready to fire

The dust collector is prepared for action

Although the Dewalt mitre saw is 120 volt, the table saw and dust collector are 220. I have all the wiring run with the exception of making the final connection to the breakers. Primarily because I can’t find the right screwdriver at home and chose not to make a special trip into town for the screwdriver. Most of those tools were in the shop. I did manage to get a workbench/out feed table built. I will put a sheet of masonite on the top of it.

Nothing overly fancy, but functional.

Hopefully this week will bring further advancements.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 03-02-2014 11:17 PM

Monty, do you really want to say this this way?
“The table saw is assembled and ready to fire”
Tempting fate aren’t we? Glad the rebuild is going well.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#2 posted 03-02-2014 11:31 PM

No one can ever say you ain’t a workin’ machine! One day at a time and you will be there soon enough.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 03-02-2014 11:31 PM

Looking good, you’re on a roll and putting in some incredible effort since your unfortunate incident. Hope the rebuild exceeds your expectations.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 03-02-2014 11:38 PM

Ok, bad choice of words

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 03-02-2014 11:43 PM

Lookin good Monte…!!!! You will come back stronger than ever…no doubt about it…

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#6 posted 03-02-2014 11:49 PM

Monte, So very glad to get your report that the new shop is coming together. Being in that frigid climate when do you expect to have work started on your permanent shop, May maybe? I spent thre wonderful years in Grand Forks, ND and have been to Rapid City about nine times, wife of 47 years is from Monango, ND (Highway 281 between Jamestown and Aberdeen, SD. So I’m somewhat familiar with working conditions.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#7 posted 03-02-2014 11:51 PM

Bigger and better … a Phoenix rising from the flames… keep us posted…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#8 posted 03-02-2014 11:58 PM

things are looking good, is the table saw new, or is that rust on top of it,just wondered, i think its going to be better this way, as it will be your space and set up the way you want it, is there any idea as to when you might be able to start a new shop, or is that still a question mark…have a great week,

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#9 posted 03-03-2014 12:04 AM

Oh exciting seeing it all come back together

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 03-03-2014 12:12 AM

Way to go Monte.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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Monte Pittman

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#11 posted 03-03-2014 12:24 AM

The table saw is new. Grizzly. That’s gunky oil from shipping. I will clean it later this evening. The table saw is the onlynew ppiece i have.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#12 posted 03-03-2014 12:28 AM

So glad to see you getting a shop put back together, and back to making sawdust. Congrats buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#13 posted 03-03-2014 12:48 AM

Monte… I salute you. You are the Arnold Schwarzenegger of woodworking. Knocked down, get back up and keep going.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#14 posted 03-03-2014 12:52 AM

well im glad to see you have a great new saw, and were all looking forward to seeing the furniture and things come about…the question is …but have you made a cutting board yet…LOL…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#15 posted 03-03-2014 01:12 AM

Cutting boards are on the list this spring. Family requests to be filled.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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