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posted 08-29-2017 02:40 PM


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richardchaos

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#1 posted 08-29-2017 02:47 PM

ALSO BE ADVISED. More than once I have had a FREIND that had tools equipment that they not so much didn’t want BUT didn’t have room for after a move or something….

They know I had the room for some they would set them up in my shop and say, I could use them if I wanted.

PROBLEM.. .Tools I would of never thought I needed or wanted I have used and now WANT/NEED THEM! I think that was their plan then sell them to me

PLEASE DONT tell them…

one is a GRIZZLY! Open end grizzly sander

THIS BEAST is awful. Engineered BAD. Finicky, temperamental. Set it up one day its all off the next! It does NOT HAVE BEARINGS where one would KNOW its needs then and NONE where they are needed! INCREDIBLE under powered. At time I would literally. LEAN at a 45° angel PUSHING the stock through!

BUT! its saved my ass more than once and lots of time.

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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#2 posted 08-29-2017 02:48 PM

I’m with you on the small benchtop Mortise machine, but I have also been asking for years, for Santa to bring a Makita 7104L Chain Mortiser. Just like the Daisy BB gun, he is ignoring me.

-- Jeff ~ Tacoma Wa.

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#3 posted 08-29-2017 02:53 PM

Im not a fancy wood worker so I don’t really need the good brands but id like:
-Belt/disc sander or a belt grinder
-jointer
-lathe
also a decent backsaw and decent set of chisels
Magaoitin – Im in the same boat. Santa got teed off when I shot his deer a few years ago. Guess Im stuck hoping my wife thinks to look here lol

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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richardchaos

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#4 posted 08-29-2017 02:58 PM

I do not have a jointer. Everyone tells me I need one…

I have always gotten away with using my table saw to true up edges

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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#5 posted 08-29-2017 03:03 PM



I m with you on the small benchtop Mortise machine…

- magaoitin

I JUST started using my Jet Mortiser last week after a 10 year hiatus. Mostly because I just didn’t build anything that needed it. It’s one of those things that does one thing only and does it really well. A “one trick pony” to quote my Dad. I’d probably swap it for a TIG/MIG/Stick welder and few clamps.

Lol… it’s really a matter of what I’m working on at the time.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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richardchaos

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#6 posted 08-29-2017 03:07 PM



I m with you on the small benchtop Mortise machine, but I have also been asking for years, for Santa to bring a Makita 7104L Chain Mortiser. Just like the Daisy BB gun, he is ignoring me.

- magaoitin

AHHHH that would be for BIG stuff huh? Like post and Beam

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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#7 posted 08-29-2017 03:31 PM

I assume you already have a set of the Lee Valley square plug chisels (or a spare morticed chisel)?

If not, they work perfectly well for doing the square plug holes (en masse!)

I can see a bench top morticed being handy for the gazillion cage bars used on craftsman style furniture however.

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#8 posted 08-29-2017 03:34 PM



I assume you already have a set of the Lee Valley square plug chisels (or a spare morticed chisel)?

If not, they work perfectly well for doing the square plug holes (en masse!)

I can see a bench top morticed being handy for the gazillion cage bars used on craftsman style furniture however.

- splintergroup

I love craftsman stuff thats why I want a mortisor drill and bits

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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#9 posted 08-29-2017 03:45 PM

You won’t be able to cut square plug holes
in a lot of situations with a mortiser because
the way the tables are designed limits
how far from an edge you can make a mortise.

Those square holes are generally made by
drilling out the center and squaring up with
a chisel.

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xeddog

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#10 posted 08-29-2017 03:57 PM

I have a 6×48 belt/disk sander that I use for so much stuff. I have used it on wood, metal, glass, plastics, . . . But it’s an old 1952 Craftsman that mom bought new so I can’t replace it.

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#11 posted 08-29-2017 04:15 PM

xeddog – If you had to choose between a belt/disc grinder and a belt/disc sander which would you choose? Id like to eventually make knives and the grinder would be handy but it seems like a sander would b best for wood working

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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Gilley23

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#12 posted 08-29-2017 05:26 PM

A high quality PLANER with a HELICAL cutting HEAD.

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richardchaos

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#13 posted 08-29-2017 05:28 PM

LOERN!!! I will invite you to NOT disturb my Delusional Wood working Rantings about square holes with a round drill bit!! LOL!


You won t be able to cut square plug holes
in a lot of situations with a mortiser because
the way the tables are designed limits
how far from an edge you can make a mortise.

Those square holes are generally made by
drilling out the center and squaring up with
a chisel.

- Loren

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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richardchaos

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#14 posted 08-29-2017 05:41 PM

I used to have a SHOPSMITH! and it had a Thin Steel Disk sander that I loved you could get parts of your piece BEHIND the DISK and sand inside small areas. I hope I am making sense!

You cant move a concave work piece around the back of that old SHOPSMITH DISK. Todays disks have a guard and or shield that will keep you from getting into tight concave areas of a work pieces

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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