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Blog entry by paulburch posted 1178 days ago 2328 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

about 15 or so years ago i went to one of my wood suppliers looking for a bit of hardwood after picking some i asked if he had anything different,after all we are always looking for something different ,he said he had some english elm after climbing a ladder and looking at it in the rough i decided to take some about 100 bf ft mostly 2”stock ,he said sombody in halifax needed a tree taken down off there property.when i got it home and dressed a small bit then wiped a little shellac on it, i realized what i had ,it was beautiful stuff .after some research i found out that Europeans that moved to “the new world” and and settled in halifax and along the historic shubi canal brought seedlings to plant around there new homes and that is what i had ,probably 200 year old english elm i still have a few ends left they hardly cupped at all ,at the time i build our coffe table and a lingerie cabinet for my daughter from it .still it is one of the nicest woods i have ever worked with

-- paul burchell



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does anybody own the general international 17” 75-260 extended throw drill press i am in the market for one ,since here in eastern canada we dont have easy access to the popular brands such as powermatic,grizzly and so on,and general is out of my price range ,most of my stationary gear is general international and i am quite happy with it my other choices would be delta/ryobi/craftsmenor craptex i mean craftex but some of these only come in a1/2 or 3/4 hp with a limited 3”throw. years ago i bough some king equipment a 10”contractor saw which i whore out and a 6”jointer that the outfeed bed cupped up and stress in the metal cracked the webbing under neath i swore i would never buy another king even if they say its better now .any input would be appreciated thanks paul

-- paul burchell

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