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07-02-2015 01:25 AM

The first 600 board feet. - 2 replies

Well finally almost ready to start cranking out sawdust. Went to a local sawmill and purchased 50 pieces of 2×8x10’ Douglass Fir. Its been sitting for almost three years and had a moisture content of around 10%, brought it home stacked it in the shop and will give it a month or so to climatize before I start milling it. Out of 50 ...

06-30-2015 01:25 AM

Joining system - 13 replies

So its time to get either some brand of biscuit or a Festool domino joining system. This tool will be mainly used for table tops and doors. I have never used either of the tools and am just wondering which would be best. Any information will be much appreciated.

06-28-2015 02:36 AM

The wait is finally over. - 8 replies

Sept 3rd. of 2014 I ordered a 10” General International helical head jointer, June 25th. of 2015 it finally arrived, thats 9.5 months long enough to add another kid to my collection that is if the wife was willing. Anyway it travelled from Taiwan to Vancouver by ship, then overland to Montreal by train, then from Montreal to Prince...

02-10-2015 01:54 AM

General International - 4 replies

I have had a General International 10” jointer ordered for around 5 months. I have called the company I ordered it from, and they in turn contact Canadas western distributor for General International, and all they get is a bunch of excuses for it not being delivered yet. This machine is built in Taiwan, then put in a sea can and shipped to...

11-18-2014 04:17 AM

General powerfeed - 0 replies

Received my General 1 hp. 4 wheel power feed and mounted it on my shaper. I have never used one before but I am really excited to give it a workout, that is once my dust collection system is all hooked up. It seems to be a real well built tool and was very easy to assemble, even though it weighed well over 100 lbs.

11-13-2014 04:38 AM

General International - 2 replies

A few more of my tools arrived, a dust collection and air filtration system, 13 spindle line boring machine with a blum hinge attachment, and a 5/8 hollow chisel mortiser I picked up on Kijiji. I decided to go with the Nordfab ducting system, seems to be real good quality. I am really happy with all the General International tool...

10-28-2014 01:20 AM

Shaper cutter's - 1 reply

Looking for a reasonable ( CHEAP ) place to purchase some Freud shaper cutter heads for my 1 1/4” shaper, any suggestions?

10-17-2014 04:41 AM

General gloat - 5 replies

Well finally received a few of my stationary tools, General International 20” single surface thickness planer, 1-1/4” production shaper, 24” double drum sander, and air filtration system. Still waiting for 10” jointer and dust extractor. Almost ready to start doing something.

10-16-2014 04:05 AM

Antique power tools. - 4 replies

Went for a holiday to Germany this Spring and a friend took me into his work shop and showed me some of his old tools. These two beauties really caught my attention, would really love to have the old table saw.

09-23-2014 12:56 AM

parallelogram jointer - 3 replies

So just wondering if there are any advantages of having a parallelogram jointer or not?

09-19-2014 01:58 AM

5 hp. electric motors - 18 replies

Trying to find out how many amps a 5 hp. Electric motor draws. I asked the powermatic dealer but he is a little unsure of the specs on the motor plates. I wired my shop with #10 and 30 amp breakers on independent circuits. I am a little hesitant to order these tools without knowing if my power supply is adequate.

09-16-2014 02:19 AM

Shaper, Jointer - 22 replies

Well its been a while since I posted but I am in the market for a few more large stationary tools, namely a 8” jointer and a 3/4” or 1 1/4” shaper. Most of my tools are General and General international, which are readily available to me. What I am wondering is what the quality of Powermatic or Delta products is, and the places...

03-08-2014 02:40 AM

The latest project. - 4 replies

Well not exactly fine woodworking but this is my current project, building a small bridge in the Alberta oil sands country. Can’t wait till its finished to go home for a few days.

02-24-2014 01:49 AM

Spokeshave blades - 3 replies

I recently purchased a couple of used spoke shave’s, one being a flat bottom and the other one curved. I have never used this type of tool for 40 years but when I take a close look at the blades they seem to have a real camber to them. Is this normal or do I throw them out and buy a couple of new ones?

02-15-2014 09:24 PM

Find of the month! - 7 replies

Got really lucky on Kijiji found a record #52 vise, a record 3-SB swivel base and 2 – A151 spokeshaves, one wi th a flat base and the other with a curved base. All for the low price of $120.00 When I got home and looked at the spokeshaves I thought maybe they were record irwin but after disassembling them I found the mag...

02-10-2014 01:59 AM

General 13 spindle boring machine #75-440 - 8 replies

Just wondering if anyone is familiar with this machine. I need to purchase one right away but have no experience with a line boring machine at all. All of my other power tools are General and this is the reason I would like to stay with the same brand, the purchase price is $1700.00. The article in their catalog says it does not come with the bi...

01-23-2014 05:37 AM

FINISHED - 20 replies

Well finally after 8 months the shop is fully finished. I can finally relax for a while.

12-29-2013 11:53 PM

Almost finished - 6 replies

Well finally the new shop is almost finished, a little trim around the windows, a bathroom door, a little plumbing,10 more lights to hang, and a final inspection from the building inspector, and its complete. This project has me pretty well worn out. Started in June, and with working away from home 25 days a month then coming home fo...

10-29-2013 02:39 AM

Trapline - 1 reply

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10-29-2013 02:30 AM

My other hobby - 3 replies

!https://s3.amazonaws.com/lumberjocks.com/mves48g.jpg! Trapping, but not enough time to get out very often.

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