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Blackie_

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03-11-2013 06:00 PM

Went to the local woodcraft store today and walked out with these few items.

Since I hadn’t gotten around to ever making a cross cut sled, I optioned for the Mite 1000 as it’s smart and takes up less room, easy to store.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs


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MT_Stringer

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#1 posted 03-11-2013 06:09 PM

I saw that miter gauge at the store Saturday. Lemme know how you like it. The price was right.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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pendledad

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#2 posted 03-11-2013 06:16 PM

<ding> my jealousy detector just went off.

Although I do have an Infinity Super-General arriving tomorrow.

Have fun with the new toys.

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grizzman

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#3 posted 03-11-2013 06:21 PM

sweet purchase, that saw blade is what im going to get next myself…enjoy the new toys….uh..tools…lets see what you will do with them now…lol…like i dont know..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Elizabeth

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#4 posted 03-11-2013 06:24 PM

I’ve got that angle gauge – it works well.

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#5 posted 03-11-2013 06:44 PM

All three are definitely great investments for your woodworking…you must be smiling…

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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Blackie_

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#6 posted 03-11-2013 07:16 PM

Smiling ear to ear on but not so much in my pocket book LOL I just hope I can get that back and more this coming Sat, I’ll be setting up first booth for the year.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Boxguy

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#7 posted 03-11-2013 07:16 PM

Blackie, save the box the Forrester blade came in so you can send it back to the factory to be sharpened. You will like the Wixy. Stock some spare batteries for that they are not a standard item. Good luck at the fair. Nice toys! Have fun. I posted the spline tutorial we talked about on my blog.

-- Big Al in IN

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BinghamtonEd

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#8 posted 03-11-2013 07:24 PM

Now I’m anxious. I’m heading up to Rochester, NY the first week of April for a 1.5 day mini-retreat with the wife and wee-one. There’s some baby store up there she wants to go to with some name I didn’t pay attention to, as once I had received confirmation that we will be stopping at Woodcraft, I stopped listening. Already have some basic bandsaw upgrades in mind.

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

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Blackie_

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#9 posted 03-11-2013 07:26 PM

Ed what kind of BS and what upgrades?

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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BinghamtonEd

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#10 posted 03-11-2013 07:44 PM

I have a stock early 80’s Delta 14”, all stock, and no fence. I picked it up for cheap on Craigslist, it looked like it had been used only a few times, and then buried in the back of a garage. Cleaned up and looks almost new and runs great. I’ve made do with crappy Bosch blades from Lowes until now, as I haven’t used it extensively. I’d like to do it a little justice and pick up a MagFence, some cool blocks, and a couple TimberWolf blades. I’d like to get some of the Carter upgrades, but money is a limiting factor at this point (diapers and formula, ya know).

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

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BTimmons

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#11 posted 03-11-2013 07:56 PM

Those digital angle gauges are worth their weight in gold, I tell you.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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jtriggs

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#12 posted 03-11-2013 07:56 PM

Blackie,
Nice choices. I’ve owned all of the same things for several years and think they’re all great. I love that miter gauge. It is accurate and easy. Boxguy is right, the Wixey gauge will eat batteries even when it is off. I’ve started removing my battery when not in use. A little bit of a pain but it’s worth it.

I’ve also got two of the Forrest blades. My wife commented the first time I cut anything with one of those blades. She was outside in the garden and when I came down she asked me what I had changed because the saw noise was reduced so much. Cuts like hot knife through… well, you know.

Have fun with the new toys, I mean tools.
Jon

-- Jon --Always remember, never live your life by a motto.

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Donna Menke

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#13 posted 03-11-2013 07:57 PM

Randy- way to go, bro. I have and love that blade. Same for the miter, though without the stop. It is great. I even bought a digital angle gauge when building my last harp with so many crazy angles. It was either get the gauge or go to the funny farm. Some tools just make life so much better, not to mention our projects.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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Blackie_

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#14 posted 03-11-2013 08:53 PM

Thanks for all the replies and info.

Ed I understand perfectly, I too have a 14”, it’s the G0555P with a riser, I’ve upgraded to the carter but I’d like to also upgrade the fence and miter on it as well.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Handtooler

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#15 posted 03-11-2013 11:20 PM

Blackie, That Wixey is a super tool, I really enjoy mine for all kinds of angle measuring including setting bevel gauges and chisel plane iron sharpening jig set-up, but be aware unless it’s an upgraded model, it will try to find its last angle after being turned off and will run the battery down in storage, so take it out when not in use over night or long tome storage. Save the cost of those special batteries. Word from Wixey through a friend who went through five batteries before he called them and they said they had a fix in the works but remove the battery.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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