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Blog series by Luke updated 05-12-2011 03:07 AM 3 parts 5491 reads 14 comments total

Part 1: Tool Gloat

03-04-2011 07:20 AM by Luke | 8 comments »

Super jazzed, been searching for a bench top drill press and 14” bandsaw, and the local market had nothing, and every time I called on craigslist it was beat out by someone before me… But not today! I picked up a Delta 16 1/2” floor drill press, mortise attachment and a 14” Band saw with 2 blades and a delta mobile shop stand for the band saw all for $200… and they all work great!

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Part 2: Getting the Garage in Order

03-10-2011 04:45 AM by Luke | 2 comments »

Well to start this off, I should say the driving force behind getting the garage shop in order is that we ran out of storage in the house. We have a baby coming any day now, and there was just no room to put his stuff, ‘cause our stuff took all the space. Like most other people in my situation do, we turned to the garage to store stuff, this causes a dilemma, its my “man cave” my get away, I have hopes and dreams for this dismal cold and hard place… Well we compro...

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Part 3: Craftsman 6 1/8 Jointer fail.

05-12-2011 03:07 AM by Luke | 4 comments »

Yesterday my neighbor and I were getting ready to Joint some maple for his face frame, when I turned on the jointer, I noticed quite a bit of vibration, but I figured, the belt had been sitting for a while and probably just needed to be ran and formed. I had spent a few weeks rehabbing this old jointer that I got on CL for $80. It was in good condition, came with the excessively large floor stand, I put some new blades in it, cleaned the top surface to a nice shine, removed all the gunk, ...

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