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Forum topic by Secretsauce posted 03-30-2017 09:36 AM 1258 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Secretsauce

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03-30-2017 09:36 AM

Topic tags/keywords: for sale unisaw sliding table rockwell custom delta

I bought this Unisaw from Blaine Vonhagen a while back – he made this custom sliding table custom – unbelievably great work – very detailed, very precise, very well thought out. Hand made with aluminum, and utilized an Altendorf fence in the design. I finished up the few things he did not have done, and the saw is perfect. Replaced the motor with a Rockwell 220v 3 hp. If you have not seen this saw, go to his posts in Lumberjocks – his nickname is “vonhagen” – and check this saw out – he actually posted a video on YouTube of the sliding table – it was not yet connected to the saw. I am getting ready to sell this saw. I absolutely love it. I love using it, working with/on it, and just looking at it – seriously – is it not a work of art???? I have to sell it as it is simply too big for my little garage – wifey has the big side, I get the one-car side. That is the ONLY reason I am selling it.

I would LOVE to see it go to one of our community who would appreciate it, and might actually use it to even 1/2 of it’s potential. I live in Riverside, CA – can work out the deal if you are interested – don’t have a price in mind – let’s talk. Please hit me back if you are interested in it. Hopefully the pic I posted, above, will be accessible. Seriously, if you are interested, please call me – I hate to think it’s going by way of Craigslist to some hack that won’t use it. Anyone that sees this, that can suggest a way/better way to get this ad out there – please let me know.

BTW – Blaine just had neck surgery – pretty serious – going to be laid up for some time. Thoughts/prayers, please. Thanks. Todd 951-202-0271

-- TLD - aka SecretSauce, Riverside, CA


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alittleoff

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#1 posted 03-30-2017 04:37 PM

I’d love to have it but your a long way from me. Maybe someone here that lives closer will jump on it. Nice saw for sure.
Gerald

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TheFridge

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#2 posted 03-30-2017 04:39 PM

Is Blaine actually a nice guy? He was pretty douchy before he quit/got banned.

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

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jbay

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#3 posted 03-30-2017 05:00 PM

Internet is the internet.
I certainly wouldn’t have minded hanging in his shop with him, or having a beer sometime.

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ShaneA

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#4 posted 03-30-2017 05:02 PM

“douchy” lol

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jbay

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#5 posted 03-30-2017 05:07 PM

If I remember right he didn’t turn “douchy” until he was attacked. I don’t remember what it was over but I do remember he didn’t throw the first punch.

I’m sure people in reality are different when you are face to face.
I know have the things that have been said to me wouldn’t be said.

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Secretsauce

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#6 posted 03-30-2017 05:32 PM

I only know Blaine from dealing with him on this saw – that is literally where/how I met him. I found him to be ridiculously helpful with the transaction, the setup of the saw (it was in pieces in a storage unit when I bought it – the adjustments to make the table slide well are VERY precise – like turn one of the four connecting bolts 1/16 of a turn or the table will rack and not move smoothly precise – once set up properly, no problems at all), and even follow-up. I don’t know the history of him, particularly with his relationship with the Lumberjock community, but I know he is incredibly skilled – at woodworking and, as it turns out, with metal working/designing/engineering as well. Maybe arrogance, maybe eccentricity, maybe personal demons…..who knows, but I found him to be a really good guy – maybe with a few problems – but hey, who doesn’t, and more importantly – GRACE! Maybe an issue of an misunderstood genius – like an idiot savant – hmmmm nobody has EVER accused me of such a thing!!! I’m just a likeable, happy-go-lucky, normal, idiot (without the “savant” title) with no special skills – except maybe my ability to self-deprecate? Hopefully in a humorous and endearing way? Anyway – new to the site, and so far like being so – I am not a guy that is involved in social media at all – this is the first site like this, really, that I’ve ever been involved with – except Planet Nautique (Correct Craft/Nautique boat owners forum), and look forward to hanging out with you guys. Here’s to the future – and please pass the word that this saw is available. T

-- TLD - aka SecretSauce, Riverside, CA

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TheFridge

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#7 posted 03-30-2017 10:18 PM

Well I’m glad hes nice in person.

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

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MinnesotaMarty

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#8 posted 03-30-2017 11:00 PM

does he have plans for that sliding tasble?

Marty

-- I can see the cheese heads from here and it is great.

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Secretsauce

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#9 posted 03-30-2017 11:27 PM

I don’t know. I will ask him. Thinking of making one? He says he has as much as $10 – $15k into it – parts, machining, time….better to buy my saw if thinking of building the table.

-- TLD - aka SecretSauce, Riverside, CA

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MinnesotaMarty

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#10 posted 03-31-2017 12:05 PM

yeah, i would have that much into it driving from Minnesota to Riverside, Ca to get the saw??

-- I can see the cheese heads from here and it is great.

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#11 posted 03-31-2017 01:52 PM

$10 to $15K in it just simply a terrible investment of time and resources. I hate to be that guy, but damn…that is just too much. Me thinks he is pulling your leg.

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#12 posted 06-16-2018 05:12 AM

Hey I am a nice guy and I really did put a lot of time into that saw in parts and labor and it was more of a mechanical challenge than anything but I thought it turned out well. I would not expect to pay 10 to 15 grand for the saw but just like any machine that has to be enginered from the ground up it does cost a lot of money but then in production the cost go way down. I do hope the saw went to a good home and I wish I did not have to sell it but I am permanently disabled now and am done woodworking. Thank you all for the fun o had on this site.
Blaine Von Hagen.

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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#13 posted 06-16-2018 06:37 AM



Hey I am a nice guy and I really did put a lot of time into that saw in parts and labor and it was more of a mechanical challenge than anything but I thought it turned out well. I would not expect to pay 10 to 15 grand for the saw but just like any machine that has to be enginered from the ground up it does cost a lot of money but then in production the cost go way down. I do hope the saw went to a good home and I wish I did not have to sell it but I am permanently disabled now and am done woodworking. Thank you all for the fun o had on this site.
Blaine Von Hagen.

- vonhagen

Not a hint of douchyness in your post so far as I can tell.

Sorry to hear you’re no longer woodworking, considering the impressive portfolio of work you’ve compiled in your projects page.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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TheFridge

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#14 posted 06-16-2018 06:19 PM

Just don’t bring up Cnc woodworking:)

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

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vonhagen

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#15 posted 07-17-2018 09:24 AM

I would like to see where my saw ended up or if you kept it? I am healing very slowly and sure wish I was back in the shop building. My spinal cord injury in my neck is a very tricky thing and some days I feel great and then over exert myself and pay for it dearly. I think I want to build small items and work strictly with all hand tools and just have fun. I have had to turn down some really nice jobs and all I can say is I got to travel and see alot in my life from my woodworking and I am not giving up just yet.

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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