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Button43

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484 days ago

I have decided to get more serious about woodworking.

In the past 3 days I have bought (all used off of CL) a Dewalt 735 planer, A Grizzly 1023 SL Cabinet Saw, and a Grizzly G1182 6” planer.

Sorry I had to share with someone, since my wife doesn’t quite share my enthusiasm over power tools.

Well back to researching Dust Collection.

-- - Chris


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#1 posted 484 days ago

Congrats it sounds like your getting serious alright, enjoy!

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#2 posted 484 days ago

This is a good start toward equipping your shop. If you want to make a believer of your wife, use these tools to make something that she will enjoy. Start with easy projects (I know, there is no such thing) and increase in complexity as your skills improve. Eventually, you will be able to “justify” the purchase of additional tools to make more elaborate projects. FWIW

-- Art

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 484 days ago

You and your obsession are in the right place.

Welcome to LumberJocks

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#4 posted 484 days ago

Thanks for sharing your excitement. Isn’t buying tools the best! I too have made some recent purchases, but new tools. It’s a feel-good thing to do. I even get excited tracking the packages although it’s like a watched pot of water taking forever to boil. One of the tools I bought is the same DeWalt planer. You picked a good one there. Enjoy the tools and the woodworking.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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Button43

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#5 posted 484 days ago

Thanks for the comments guys. I love the Jointer. I had never used one before yesterday. I ran a rough edge of a 7’ piece of 8/4 ribbon mahogany and it was awesome to see it come out so smooth and square.

Art, I give my wife a hard time but she is pretty supportive, and she understands that most of the time you get what you pay for. The new tools will allow me to finish up a speaker console that’s under our TV, and allow me to build a new vanity for the master bath, so that that will help with the justification.

Hahaha, Lenny, I know exactly what you are talking about with checking the tracking of something you bought.

This wood working is funny in that I need the tools, to build a workbench, to work on jigs, so I can work on other jigs, to make stuff for the shop to hold the doohickey for the tools that I needed in the first place, which will finally allow me to make the thingamajig for some other tool in the shop. Maybe eventually I will get to work on a non shop related project. : )

Cheers.

Chris

-- - Chris

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#6 posted 484 days ago

there is a rule here. Pic’s or it didn’t happen.

And welcome…..

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