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trifern

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I just recently started woodworking again(about a year ago). I have not done anything since high school shop class 25 years ago. I had a great teacher. I built from maple a love seat, dinning room table, and a queen bed while under his wing. I am just beginning to aquire tools for my shop located in the 3rd stall of my garage. This fall I had a gas heater installed. The tools I have aquired to date are as follows:
Jet table saw
Frued router
Rockler router table top mounted to built cabinet on rollers
Leigh Super 18 dovetail jig
Jet air filtration
Duracraft dust collector
Duracraft bench top drill press
combination disc & belt sander
Craftsman compound miter saw
Kreg pocket hole kit
Porter Cable pancake air compressor
Porter Cable 18 gauge nailer
various power hand tools – orbital sander, belt sander, drills, jig saw, circular saw…

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.


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GaryK

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#1 posted 2379 days ago

Do you have any pictures or details about your shop?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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trifern

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#2 posted 2379 days ago

Thanks Gary, I will post photos when I get a chance.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 2379 days ago

It looks like you have a nice list of tools although I have yet to see a shop that couldn’t be hurt by adding more tools. I am looking forward to seeing the pictures as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Greg Mitchell

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#4 posted 2263 days ago

I saw that you had the Leigh Super 18 listed as one of the tools that you own. I’m looking a buying one of the Super series or th D4R. You can’t bet the price on the Super jigs. Do you like yours?

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell, AR--gdamitchell@sbcglobal.net

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trifern

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#5 posted 2263 days ago

Greg, I have not used it a lot, but I do like it. I like the versatility of variable spacing. I have not accomplished much but turning since I bought a lathe in March. I do intend on using it more soon.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Woodhacker

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#6 posted 2262 days ago

Hi Joe, it looks like you’re well on your way. Be sure to post any projects with the Liegh jig, I’d like to see them. Also, what kind of lathe did you purchase to do all those great turnings you’ve done lately?

I’m actually thinking of buying a larger lathe, my mini lathe is very limited.

-- Martin, Kansas

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trifern

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#7 posted 2262 days ago

Thanks Martin. I have a Grizzly lathe. It is not my ideal lathe, but it has served me well for the price point.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Timber4fun

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#8 posted 2227 days ago

Which Grizzly lathe do you have? Looks like you are using it.

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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mmh

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#9 posted 2133 days ago

“3rd stall of my garage”, does this mean you have at least two others? Sounds nice and roomy. FYI: If it’s cold in there I saw a segment on HGTV on how to insulate your garage doors. You can use flexible foil lined foam so that it beds if you have an automatic style door. And don’t forget the photos of your workshop!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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fredf

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#10 posted 2119 days ago

re G0462 “It is not my ideal lathe, but it has served me well for the price point.”

Just out of curiosity’s sake, what does it lack (other than a low speed) what would be your ideal lathe?? You have inspired me into thinking of getting into turning, and am trying to figure out what to look for.

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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trifern

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#11 posted 2116 days ago

My Grizzly lathe has turned out some nice projects so far. I have not been overly impressed with it though. I started turning when I purchased it in March of 2008. Since that time I have replaced the belt 6 times, both sets of fly wheels twice, new bearings, new tool rest, and the tool rest quick releases. The machine is noisy, vibrates, and the headstock and footstock rarely line up.

If I were to purchase an economical starter lathe, I would buy the Jet mini with variable speed. My ideal lathe, at this moment, would be a Stubby. My middle of the road, and will probably purchase next, is the Powermatic. Vicmark and Oneway also make great equipment.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Grumpy

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#12 posted 2114 days ago

Hey Joe, about time you posted those pictures of your shop.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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hairy

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#13 posted 2081 days ago

You always have projects I like to check out. I went to tech school at Chanute AFB, many moons ago, outside of Rantoul. Keep up the good work!

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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