From the scrap pile... #1: Updated some photos

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Blog entry by Will posted 06-23-2009 03:23 PM 890 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I know all the comments were light hearted and in good fun, but I’ve been quite busy and after signing on to LJ I haven’t had the time to post any pictures.

I put a couple of pictures up of the shop. I’ll take better photos later. These were just quickies to get everyone off my back ;) I’m an amateur (would like to turn pro one day) photographer so I want to play with the lighting and get the shop all set up Better Homes and Gardens style to get some great shots. The shop is always a work in progress and mine has a lot of work left. But…it gives you a general idea of what’s going on in there.

The next tool purchase will likely be a Grizzly 17” bandsaw. I’m deciding if I want the motor brake or not. Is it worth the extra $200 plus shipping (the one without has free shipping, I think). I’m looking at the G0513X2.

After that, I think I need a jointer. Any suggestions on a good jointer?

Then I want a new floor standing drill press….drum sander….the list goes on and on, but the garage doesn’t get any bigger. I need one side of the garage to park a car in the winter, so I’m limited to my 13×24’ footprint.

There are two pictures of the shop posted along with one picture of my latest project, another cutting board. These make such wonderful gifts and now that I got the build time down from 6 hours each to 3 hours each (amazing what a good table saw can do for straighter cuts and reduced sanding time) I’ll be able to make a lot more.

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#1 posted 06-23-2009 04:39 PM

Finding good used jointer (>than 8”) works for some but I’m not patient enough. An 8” long bed for sure. I like the spiral cutters on my Griz 15” planer. Look at those too. Manufacturers play with features, free delivery, pricing old stock, changed model numbers and availability. I’m not a trusting type so I generally poke around more than most. Reviews seem to score most pro quality equipment more than high enough for advanced amateur. Good luck. Soon after this unit you should consider dust collector (1100cfm+) and air cleaner (3 stage filter). A must if you have any respiratory illness history (COPD or asthma). Viva la Bubinga. spj

-- SPJ, Summit, Wisconsin Great White North

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#2 posted 06-23-2009 04:55 PM

im with spj on this about the jointer ,
im upgrading to spiral cutter heads in mine ,
just loosen and turn the little knives !

and they make them for many other models other than grizzly ,
exept for my dj-20 8” delta ?

good luck !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 06-24-2009 12:51 AM


I just got the Grizzly 8” jointer with a 72” bed. I had a friend here who went down to the the lower 48 to pick up a truck so on his way back he swung by the Washington warehouse to pick up the jointer for me. It saved me a ton on shipping not to mention the time it saved. I used it for the first time this week and man am I impressed. I got along for a couple years with a small 6” Delta but realized shortly after I got it that I had outgrown it. I am going to do an in depth review on it when I get a little more time. I would heartily recommend the Grizzly G0656. It is 220v and has a built in mobile base. A great machine. Mine has the standard knives but for a little more you can get the spiral head knives if you like.


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