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Russ Hebert

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09-14-2014 10:58 PM

Hello everyone,
Just getting in to the hobby and have been perusing the forum for a bit now. I was lucky enough to inherit from a family friend a complete woodworking shop. I can post up pictures but aside form every accessory, chisel set, jig, etc I got several machines that are mostly of the vintage Craftsman set (model numbers 113). Including:
Drill press (150)
12 inch lathe
18”scroll/jig saw
12” band saw
3 table saws(I have the model 113 craftsman) and newer Ryobi BT3000 and my Dad kept the 1980’s craftsman 10”
Craftsman 6 inch joiner
Ryobi 10” planer
Craftsman Shaper
4 routers,and every accessory, bits, etc

Looking forward to getting much needed advice and help and hopefully contributing.


-- Russ, South Carolina

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#1 posted 09-14-2014 11:47 PM

Welcome Russ. Sounds like you’ve got the right tools to get something going. Lots of people here willing to help and give advice. Now figure out what you want to do. Enjoy!

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#2 posted 09-14-2014 11:50 PM

Russ, welcome to LJs. There are a lot of very knowledgeable/helpful people here to assist you when needed.

-- Art

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#3 posted 09-15-2014 12:28 AM

Wow Russ, you got quite a bit there, welcome to LJ’s.

I’d suggest you look for some of the machine “bibles” to go over your machines to A) learn how they turn how they work etc, as well as getting them tuned to cut square and true. Although the old saying goes its a poor craftsman that blames his tools, it’ll really drive you nuts if the tools are off by a few degrees and nothing you put together fits right.

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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#4 posted 09-15-2014 01:27 PM

Sounds like a great start for any woodworker.

Seems the gentleman that left them to you deserves a little background story, if you do not mind.
Who was he? How long did you know him? Did you have any idea that he was going to leave these tools to you?
Did you ever do any projects with him?
What did he like to work on?

Hope you enjoy the tools for years to come. My father left me all his tools when he passed away and every time I pick up a tool, I hope he is proud of what I have done with what he left me.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#5 posted 09-15-2014 02:12 PM

Welcome aboard, there are some very helpful people here.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#6 posted 09-15-2014 03:01 PM

Those are the beginnings of a great shop. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 09-15-2014 03:04 PM

Welcome to LJ’s Russ!

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Bill White

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#8 posted 09-15-2014 04:34 PM

Glad to have you with us.
Now get busy and make somethin’. :)


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#9 posted 09-15-2014 04:39 PM

Welcome, welcome, welcome…

-- This is a Troll Free zone.

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Russ Hebert

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#10 posted 09-15-2014 05:51 PM

Thanks for all the replies. Looking forward to the advice and hopefully posting something.

-- Russ, South Carolina

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#11 posted 09-15-2014 09:08 PM

Don’t forget to think about safety and safety accessories. You can cut your hands off with these things!

Make some push sticks, push blocks, featherboards, etc if you don’t have ‘em and read and look at videos about power tool safety. Get some safety glasses, face shields and the like. I personally use earmuff constantly in the shop. Some people use ear-plugs.

There are guys on here with short thumbs and missing fingers who can tell you a thing or two about all that.

Here’s one of ‘em
... and another


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