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Forum topic by BinghamtonEd posted 06-19-2015 05:35 PM 1011 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BinghamtonEd

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06-19-2015 05:35 PM

Not absolutely gloat-worthy, but a good deal nonetheless. I picked up some air-dried rough 4/4 cherry two years ago, 115 bd ft for $80. That was a gloat. I used about 50 of it, kept another 25, and today traded 40 of it for a Delta 14-650 mortiser in barely used working condition. I could’ve sold the cherry for more than the mortiser would have cost, but that would take more time, and my wife would’ve frowned on me spending cash on more tools right now. But, if I’m just moving some wood out of the garage that’s been sitting for two years, she has no complaints.

So, for $80 I ended up with 70 bd ft of cherry, and a mortiser. Can’t wait to get it home and try it out (I did do a few sample cuts when I bought it).

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.


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#1 posted 06-19-2015 06:40 PM

Sounds like a great deal…. BUT….
No pictures…. it didn’t happen!!! ;^)

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

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#2 posted 06-19-2015 06:45 PM

Fair enough…I’ll post a picture of the mortiser when I get home.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#3 posted 06-19-2015 08:27 PM

That’s how it’s supposed to work—nothing out of pocket for the second purchase. Nice. Very nice.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#4 posted 06-22-2015 12:25 PM

Randy, here’s the picture…

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#5 posted 06-22-2015 01:12 PM

Ed,
Thanks, now I believe you. ;^)
A great deal indeed, CONGRATS!!!

I have the very similar JET version….
However, I had to lay out a few bucks…. $175.00.

What will be your first project???

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

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#6 posted 06-22-2015 01:24 PM

What will be your first project???

- DIYaholic

I actually used it already, but not for its intended purpose. My son’s room has a portable A/C with the piece that fits into the window, and that piece broke last year. My wife asked me to make something to replace it, so I made a new bracket out of 1/2” ply, and made it expandable so that this summer, when the wife and kids are home all day, they can move it to the living room which has larger windows. To make it expand, I had to make an 8” long slot on one piece, 1/4” wide. I didn’t have a router bit that small, so I drilled holes at either end, and used a 1/4” bit in the mortiser to cut out the space in between. Worked like a charm.

Then I walked in and showed my wife and she says “Oh, I was just picturing a solid piece of wood that would fit his window.”

I just finished the box I was working on, and am going to start redoing our kitchen. The new pantry doors are going to be large, so I’ll probably use this to make the M&T joints for them.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#7 posted 06-22-2015 01:27 PM

I quickly found that I do want to make a table and fence for it, though. There is a gap under the fence, I guess they changed it on the next model, but I need to make an auxiliary table to bring the work piece up. In the future I can see this ending up on its own cart with a cross slide vise, but that’s a project for later. I think a simple fence with some T-track in it would be helpful for adding hold-downs for smaller pieces. The stock hold-down cannot go lower than the top of the fence.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#8 posted 06-22-2015 01:50 PM

I was looking for a post, here on LJs, but I can’t find it…. dang search function, don’t function!!!

There is a guy that heavily modified one of these.
Fence, hold downs, etc. ....
He even rotated the base 180*.....
raised the base by 4” – 6”....
Installed a cross slide vise….

Wish I could find that post, but yeah, a cross slide is the way to go…..

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

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#9 posted 06-22-2015 02:01 PM

Yeah, I saw that one, too. I think the base is usually rotated 180 with these when the I’ve is installed so you don’t loose the depth capacity due to the vise height. But, that would require a dedicated station/cart for it, which is totally doable later on.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#10 posted 06-22-2015 02:12 PM

Yeah, I plan on doing that mod….. s o m e d a y…..

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

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#11 posted 06-22-2015 02:17 PM

I have a long list of things I’d like to build, but its a lower priority than my wife’s list…

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#12 posted 06-22-2015 02:27 PM

Join the crowd bud :)

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#13 posted 06-22-2015 02:29 PM

Would like to join the crowd, but it’s not on my wife’s list.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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