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11-15-2020 11:27 PM

CNC vs Shaper Origin - 28 replies

I am trying to connect with someone who has experience with both Shaper Origin and fixed CNC of roughly the same price point of $2500. I am trying to decide which direction to go-need to talk to someone who is actually using these machines. I am not a commercial shop. Thanks for reading!

09-30-2020 08:12 PM

Boosting dust collector - 12 replies

I have a 3hp Jet cyclone DC. It is a few months old and a new and bigger dust collector is out of the question right now. I ran about 40 feet of 8” metal duct 12’ above the floor, straight to an elbow and down to the 8” port of the Dust Collector. There are 5, 8” x 4” wyes with flexible duct from the main line to ...

06-09-2020 10:08 AM

4/4 For Workbench or Butcher Block Top? - 6 replies

I have a ton of hurricane windfall red oak and pecan that I had milled to 5/4×6” boards 16 years ago. It has been airdrying for 16 years in the barn. All the butcher block/bench tops I see pictured and in videos are using 6/4 or 8/4 boards. I am contemplating laminating 4/4 boards, I know I will have a lot more gluing to do using th...

05-25-2020 04:04 PM

I posted an update to my blog, but - 2 replies

it did not come up on the blog feed. What did I do wrong, please school me

04-02-2020 08:28 PM

White Chalky Film on SYP Tongue and Groove Ceiling - 11 replies

My house was built in 1986. The living room walls and vaulted ceiling are tongue and groove southern yellow pine with some type of clear finish. Over the past year I have noticed a white chalky film on the surface of the ceiling boards. It wipes off and feels like chalk dust. I am thinking the varnish they used is breaking down but I thought...

03-16-2020 01:41 AM

Help me decide on drill press Nova DVR vs Powermatic 2800b - 41 replies

I have narrowed it down to thes two, Powermaatic 2800b and Nova floor standing dvr. Which way to jump?

03-14-2020 08:38 PM

Is there a market for old woodworking machines? - 4 replies

A neighbor passed away and left behind a barn full of stuff, including a number or really old woodworking machines, and some just old ones. I am talking band saws with huge exposed flywheels that look to be 100 years old, a Rockwell table saw, a lathe, and misc. sanders etc. His son wants to get rid of this stuff to clean out the barns. I kno...

02-18-2020 10:59 PM

Needing source for metal wye 8" x 8"x 4" - 9 replies

I am using 8” metal duct in the main line to the dust collector and 4” flexible hose from the machines to the main line. I am looking for a source of 8” x 8” x 4” angled wyes not much luck at any of the local stores


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