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Forum topic by joeljoeljoel posted 06-24-2016 02:05 PM 959 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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joeljoeljoel

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06-24-2016 02:05 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer planer

I’m looking to pay $$$ for access to your shop so that I can use your thickness planer and jointer. I’ve never used these machines before so I will require some instruction. I have experience with a tablesaw and router so I’m comfortable working with some woodworking machines.

I’m getting started in woodworking and I don’t have all the machines to mill lumber yet. If you have them and are willing to let me use them, please contact me.

Thanks!


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#1 posted 07-14-2016 06:54 PM

You may want to check Craigslist. People will sometimes post ads there for renting out time in their shop.

As far as this forum, you would probably get more responses on the classified section. Good luck! If you ever find yourself heading north, I’d be happy to show you the ins and outs of using a planer and jointer. I’m about 2 hours north of Indianapolis, so about 4 hours from Louisville. As payment, I accept all major forms of portable foods (sandwich, burrito, bratwurst, doughnut, etc.).

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#2 posted 07-14-2016 07:47 PM

Also don’t forget to mention what wood you plan on bring to someone else’s machines. If it’s reclaimed lumber or rough sawn that makes a heck of a difference.

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#3 posted 07-14-2016 11:56 PM

Would you let anyone use your tools at your home ? Should anything happen even if he is a honest guy his insurance will come after you.

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#4 posted 07-15-2016 11:36 AM

^ That depends entirely on how your shop is set up. If your shop is set up in a safe, code-compliant manner, then all you need is an easy document saying that the user understands the risks of using spinning blades (death, dismemberment, etc). Signed, dated, copied.

That being said, my shop is not compliant and I won’t be letting strangers in by themselves any time soon. I have plenty of older machines that belt covers or other lack safety features for which an insurance company would love to roast me.

If Joel (or anyone else) swings by my shop, I’ll be more than happy to show them around, demonstrate stuff, let them use stuff, but only while I’m there.

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#5 posted 07-15-2016 12:27 PM

Thanks for the offer and the tip, TheGreatJon. I’ll take a look at Craigslist.

Aj2, also a good tip. For the project I’m hoping to start I’ll have about 28 feet of rough sawn cherry and about 12 feed of poplar

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#6 posted 07-15-2016 12:32 PM

Plain, I plan on keeping all my digits so hopefully the insurance company won’t be involved.

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#7 posted 07-15-2016 12:57 PM

Joel, send me a pm and maybe we can work something out. I’ll be doing home projects and making a couple of Little Free Public library pieces this weekend, so I could be there. I live in Schnitzelburg.

I have a long bed 6” jointer and a 13” lunchbox planer. For a project of the size you’re talking, shouldn’t take very long.

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