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Forum topic by MarkTheFiddler posted 09-06-2012 03:22 AM 1228 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MarkTheFiddler

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09-06-2012 03:22 AM

Topic tags/keywords: oak

Howdy Lumberjocks,

I got three solid oak countertops at a habitat for humanity RE’STORE over the weekend. I used some coupons and bought all of them for $32 Plus tax. Total. I have no reason to believe there are any nails and the wood is a full 2 inches thick. Right now, I only have one blade that can work with this wood so It will be a while before I start a project. In the meantime, I get to envision.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!


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#1 posted 09-06-2012 03:25 AM

workbench top. several workbenches.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#2 posted 09-06-2012 04:01 AM

Router table tops with HUGE insert plate holes!

-- I'm a twisted 2x4 in a pile of straight lumber.

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#3 posted 09-06-2012 04:26 AM

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#4 posted 09-06-2012 09:11 PM

Thanks for the suggestions everyone!

Kova, Gracias por las muestras. A mi parece que son muy functionable.

Now a router table…... ;)

I was thinking some household furniture would be cool.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#5 posted 09-07-2012 03:26 PM

Coupons at a RE’STORE ? The one we have in ABQ doesn’t give out coupons, you gets what you get.

-- *Arachnoleptic Fit*: The frantic dance performed just after you've accidently walked through a spider web.

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#6 posted 09-07-2012 08:06 PM

I see slamming projects for this one. Keep us posted.

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#7 posted 09-07-2012 08:10 PM

That made me laugh, Emma.

Grats on the score, Mark!

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#8 posted 09-08-2012 02:52 AM

The ideas are starting to come to me. I need a Freud 10 inch ripping blade and a Freud 12 inch crosscut blade befor I get started. Up to this point I have only worked with softer woods. Why does it have to be Freud? I already have a bunch of low rent tools. I promised myself I would upgrade when I started to replace. Now I get to put up or shut up.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#9 posted 09-08-2012 02:55 AM

Does anyone Know where I can find a 4 foot router?

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#10 posted 09-08-2012 03:37 PM

seem to me they would have dowels or bisckets

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#11 posted 09-08-2012 06:21 PM

Mark, Ask Emma

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#12 posted 09-09-2012 10:39 PM

Looks like a router table begging to be made. Put a mast on it for style points; looks like a ship’s belly:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#13 posted 09-10-2012 02:24 AM

Fine! If it’s a router table, I need a big router. This might do the trick. ;)

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#14 posted 09-10-2012 02:39 AM

I broke down and bought some blades today. I didn’t get all Freud”ian” with it and I may kick myself later but I did get a ten inch Irwin ripper blade for the table saw. I bought a small ripping blade for my circular saw. I don’t have much confidence in it but they didn’t have anything better. I got an Italian made, thin Kerf, 12 inch, cross cut Dewalt for my big miter saw. I was thinking I might have done better with a diablo and I may yet get one. A full boar Freud would cost me double. For that price, I’d have to be a lot more than an occasional carpenter.

Apparently – When it comes to putting up or shutting up – I shut up. :)

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#15 posted 11-03-2012 11:50 PM

Hey – It just occurred to me. I did eventually by a Freud ripping blade. It has not complained once. The Irwin blade went dull within 1/2 hour.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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