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#1 posted 03-05-2012 07:04 PM

Thanks to all that responded…I got a boat load of great info! I think I might first take the advice of SteviePete and bob,oregon and get those books and plan a little better. I have so many things I want it to do, I think stepping back for a week or two and doing so research is prudent.

The Doug Fir right now is leading the choices, but I sure can change my mind. I have a Jet 16” surface planer. I though of making 2 -15” sections and biscuiting it together….what do you guys think of that? I have, however, been looking at some of the Grizzly tops, they look as they are cheaper than I can make a maple top. Maybe $300 to $400 is unavoidable.

The vises look like they are better prices for the medium range at Woodcraft, and Woodcraft has been good to me in the past.

Ken Bry, thanks for the Janka chart site, I have printed out and put it in the reference section of my “Important Book” It will be very handy and is interesting too.

Rxmpo, BillWhite….I bought an old Stanley plane and had an used book in my library about tuning it….I will give it try.

BillWhite..I have contacted a local lumberyard and ordered a couple sheets of Extira. I buile a lot of jigs and it will be very handy…Thanks
Mike

Thanks to everyone else who took the time to give me advice…I can use it all


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