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01-26-2015 12:42 AM
I began dreaming about a glimpse of what I do today back in 2003/04… In 2008 I found this site and have gleamed so much information from veterans on this site that it greatly shortened my learning curve. I am self taught and taught online, mostly from this site among others. I have never actually ever worked in a cabinet shop. In fact in 2007 I tried to get hired by a small shop and was rejected.
I have decided that as time permits I would like to review different areas of our cabinet shop business, possibly every other week or so. I intend on highlighting everything to do with our business which will include machinery we own and use weekly / monthly to everyday business tasks such as sales and marketing, scheduling, time management, drawing and designing, bid proposal, sourcing, supply acquisition, bookkeeping, working with contractors, etc… I will touch on pricing some as I do know a little about this, however I am aware that LJ Huff and others have thoroughly covered this subject.
Woodmaster / Belsaw
I know occasionally a 12” Belsaw or Woodmaster will be found on CL. These machines are very very useful in any hobby shop or small cabinet / wood shop. I know much less about the Belsaw as I have never owned or touched one. I do know they look very much similar to my 2 Woodmaster planers so I have included them.
I will upload pics in this thread and write less as pics tend to tell the story.
Our molding machine, we cut crown, picture frame, case, base, light rail, corner molding, etc…
Leeson 5 HP motor. Plenty of power for cutting. Shopfox and Grizzly offers a molder with 1 1/2 hp which I have always wondered about considering that is about 1/3 the power of these Woodmaster/Belsaw planers.
The bed and guides were fabricated in our shop out of scrap corian. This has worked perfect without issue.
Small rectangular cutout for access to molding knives. I mounted two threaded studs for mounting a DC port.