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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.

10-24-2013 04:14 AM

Drywall 2 - 6 replies

Well yesterday the drywall was delivered, today the three man crew showed up and all the boarding was done in ten hours. Tomorrow the tapers show up, going to have to build a pile of stuff to pay for all this.

10-23-2013 02:10 AM

Drywall - 4 replies

Well finally after my week off work landscaping, insulation, vapor barrier, and tuck taping fully finished. The drywall arrived this morning and they will start boarding tomorrow. Its getting a little cool up here now for taping and finishing so I have energized two 30 amp circuits so they can wire in a couple of construction heaters, and finish...

10-22-2013 04:25 AM

Played out - 5 replies

Well this has been the busiest year ever for me. Between working on my shop and working away from home for three to four weeks at a shot, I am almost played right out. Progress has be slow but things are coming together.Had my insulation and vapor barrier inspected today, and now ready for drywall. They will hopefully start in the next few days....

08-28-2013 12:55 AM

Wiring rough in. - 3 replies

Completed my electrical rough in around three weeks ago, the inspector showed up a week ago inspected and passed my job. I am away from home for another three weeks, then I will be back to work in the shop insulating, and installing the 6mil. vapor barrier. I was going to have a contractor do it but when they quoted $6500.00 I decided to do ...

08-04-2013 09:19 PM

Sunday drive - 4 replies

Took my wife and grandson for a drive this morning looking at the area I hunt in. Got lucky and was in the right place at the right time to see three Moose. !https://s3.amazonaws.com/lumberjocks.com/mr0z3qv.jpg!

07-21-2013 02:12 AM

The new shop finished ( outside ) - 11 replies

Finally the building is complete on the outside, now tomorrow I start with the wiring rough in. Not to sure if I will put in a independent circuit for every tool as I priced out 150 meters of 3#8 cable and it was over $700.00. So I think I will have two 220 – 30 amp and two 220 – 20 amp circuits. All other receptacles will be 20 am...

07-17-2013 01:07 AM

Good day - 5 replies

Well another day has gone bye with lots of progress. The mason almost finished. The windows and man doors were installed, and the siding applicator had a good start. The man doors I picked are a commercial grade steel door which is insulated, the thresholds are not yet installed, these doors seem to be a bit more bullet proof, but do require pai...

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