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Forum topic by Corndog posted 04-27-2007 12:07 AM 1177 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Corndog

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04-27-2007 12:07 AM

Who says being in a band doesn’t pay off? I’m getting 7K retroactive pay from the musicians union for preformance royalties from ‘98. I’ve pretty much given up on guitars due to the fact that most musicians are A: Broke or B: Not willing to pay big bucks on a guitar that dosen’t say “Fender” or “Gibson” on the headstock.
Therefore,I have decided to combine my two favorite things…beer and woodworking.{No, not at the same time !!!!} Vancouver is a pretty retro-hippster kinda place…I’m gonna start makin’ some portable art bars fer the scenesters to put in thier $300,000 1 bedroom condos.
I need a table saw [Ridgid 3650] a jointer and a chop saw. Got everything else.
Advise on the table saw would help. Just remember…I ain’t building Hepplewhite here…no cabinet saw fer this cat.

Cheers….Corndog.

-- I've got a bandsaw in my kitchen...


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Corndog

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#1 posted 04-27-2007 12:10 AM

P.S. Half the cash is goin’ towards our next album and some is goin’ to my buddy TonyBigChops fer the ‘62 Kay Swingmaster that I “stole” from him!!! ;]

-- I've got a bandsaw in my kitchen...

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Dan Lyke

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#2 posted 04-27-2007 01:32 AM

This is the chance for me to pop in and ask if you really need the tablesaw, or if a circular saw on a rail would do ya just as good and be safer and easier to do dust collection on? Don’t know the answer, there are actually some cuts that are better done on the tablesaw, but figured I’d raise the question. And the right setup might also fulfill your chopsaw needs. Again, your working style ain’t likely to be mine, but…

Tuesday night I was at a shop where I saw a pair of in-construction $42,000 each his-and-hers guitars on the wall. I thought the inlay work on the fretboards was a little bit too much, but taste is a personal thing. They were waiting on inlay work on the backs, it says something about how confident the guys doing the inlay are that from the front, but for the missing strings and electronics panel, they looked finished. My second question (after “did you say eighty four thousand…?”) was “How do you get that confident in your router skills?”

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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Corndog

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#3 posted 04-27-2007 01:39 AM

Arch tops are a different thing altogether….Who’s shop was it?

-- I've got a bandsaw in my kitchen...

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Dan Lyke

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#4 posted 04-27-2007 06:20 AM

Alembic

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 04-27-2007 12:23 PM

what a sweet ”$urpri$e”. Congrats.
$300,000—the news just did a little ditty on what $300,000 will buy you in property, across Canada. East Coast: gorgeous, finished, house and property. Ottawa, not bad… Toronto.. well, getting smaller… Calgary – ha a little postage stamp of land… and Vancouver: the condo. It was a fascinating story and it reminded me of how lucky I am to have my home and 3/4 acre.

Good luck with your shopping/building

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Bill

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#6 posted 04-27-2007 06:00 PM

How much room do you have Corndog? Maybe you need some other smaller tools instead? Of course if that is too hard, you can always send the money my way. I can assemble my shop, and maybe add a little sponsor placque for your gift. Just kidding.

A table saw will probably do you the most good. As for secondary tools, the router and router table would be a great idea. You can build a lot of items with those two items.

Let us know what tools you pick up.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Corndog

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#7 posted 04-27-2007 06:11 PM

Like I said, I’ve got all that other stuff. I used to build guitars…3or 4 routers bandsaw T/P
gave away my lil’ POS Delta jointer 20 gal comp…ect….And again, in the land of $300,000
1 bedroom condos shop space is hard to find…still lookin’.

Anyone own the 3650? What can I expect from that machine???

-- I've got a bandsaw in my kitchen...

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Hawgnutz

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#8 posted 04-27-2007 06:47 PM

I just bought the TS2400, which is the “portable” version of the 3650. I like it, but the switch is too recessed for safety. I plan on getting a foot operated switch—the deadman’s switch—so that I can safely shut it down, when needed. Ridgid has a forum for users of their table saws at ridgid.com. Maybe check that out.
Good luck!
God Bless,
Hawg

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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Bill

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#9 posted 04-27-2007 07:17 PM

I have used my Dad’s Rigid TS3650 for the last year, and found it to be a good saw. It has the power for what I need (now), and cuts clean and straight. I am considering this as my table saw purchase when I do that.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Corndog

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#10 posted 04-27-2007 08:23 PM

This is gonna be my first table saw so I’m a little worried….I just don’t wanna blow a bunch of cash on a bunk machine. Done THAT before. If it cuts well and it’s gonna last me a while then I just may buy it.
If there is anyone in Vancouver on this board that has one and wouldn’t mind demo-ing it for me….I’ll bring the beer!!!!!!

Now, how ‘bout a jointer????

-- I've got a bandsaw in my kitchen...

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Bill

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#11 posted 04-28-2007 04:30 PM

I have a Ridgid 6” jointer that works great. It required a little assembly, but the tables were set and true right out of the box. It was around $359-$399 when I bought it last year. While I would like a wider one, it works great on edges and planning.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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WayneC

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#12 posted 04-28-2007 04:48 PM

I have a General 6” and love it. I belive it was about $550 a couple of years ago. It has the longer beds.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Len

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#13 posted 04-28-2007 09:54 PM

Recommend for your consideration the DeWalt table saw. It comes in a 30’ model, similar to what you’re considering, but has the designed-in option of adding a reliable sliding top; and, going to the 52” model, (where you can insert a router with adjustable height, as I did.) It also has an outfeed table available. I know it’s a lot for your kitchen, but you might eventually want to move evrything into a dedicated area. When you do, you won’t have to start over—just build on what you’ve got! Many times, I’ve been sorry for saving a few bucks on something; rarely for buying the best!

-- Len Rogers

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Corndog

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#14 posted 04-29-2007 05:12 AM

The DeWalt hybrid??Ain’t heard too much about that one.I don’t want too much saw if you know what I mean.I think the Ridgid will be just fine. Now te jointer on the other hand…

-- I've got a bandsaw in my kitchen...

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