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03-16-2020 03:38 PM

Beginner Tools for Spindles - 15 replies

So on the advice of those here decided to give things a try before getting in. Got a chance to try a lathe when visiting family back in AU (didn’t know a family member turned, but he is relatively new to it) before this whole shutdown and decided that this is something I’d like to give more of a go, and initially at least focus on th...

02-11-2020 12:46 AM

Rikon 70-050VS 12x16" Opinions - 5 replies

Hi All, Looking at making a first foray into the turning world as I want to do my own pens for a starting point, and eventually tool handles/shakers etc (my wife is also very interested in turning and is keen for us to have a lathe so she can use it as well). So I am looking at an opportunistic purchase of a lathe if a decent one comes up second...

12-31-2019 11:19 PM

Shop Layout - Dust Collection Q - 3 replies

So I’ve been working on organizing the space I share with the garage for a while, and have finally managed to piece together something that I think works, as planned/illustrated using the Grizzly site. I plan to refine it somewhat to the exact dimensions, but its pretty close, but you get the gist. The power outlets are setup up as they ar...

06-01-2019 04:09 PM

What to use for Stickers - 20 replies

So I recently acquired a good lot of Cherry (and a few other things) for a really good price that needs a little longer to dry (waiting on a moisture meter I’ve ordered to better get a feel of it, but its been air drying about a year). For the moment I’ve got it stacked carefully in the garage. As it isn’t dry wood I’m aw...

05-18-2019 11:52 PM

Fine Cut Saw - 5 replies

So on my search for a drill press, picked up quite the deal today (including a JDP-14M, Bosch TS-3000 on the lift stand, Makita Router, a box of about 30 router bits, Protech Mitre Saw, Ryobi Oscillating Spindle Sander, Duracraft Belt/Circular Sander, Dewalt Planer, a few nice clamps, few drill bits for $400), and one of the tools included in th...

05-02-2019 03:04 PM

Sharpening for a Veritas Hand Plane - 15 replies

As someone hoping to work towards a hybrid I’ve found myself in need of a low-angle jack for cleanup work and some live edge/figured stuff that the power-tools can’t do well, and after considerable evaluation of the material out there decided that my preference for a quality tool that I don’t need to screw around with leads me ...

04-29-2019 05:06 AM

Dust Collection Design - Exterior Venting - 21 replies

So after spending a considerable time reading and humming and harring about best practice etc. I came to the conclusion that given 1. I’m working in a garage attached to the house and 2. I’m an asthmatic with at least some allergy issues (primarily pollen) – that I was just better off venting the finer dust outside as the small...

04-25-2019 12:44 AM

Shop Setup Electrical & DC - 19 replies

I’ve been spending my winter organizing the garage to get it ready to actually get into some bigger projects, while refinishing a teak outdoor set and a Cherry dining table on the side. Now that we’ve hit spring (its MI, and the garage isn’t fully insulated), I’m working on getting the electrician in to do an install of 2...

12-03-2018 11:55 PM

Bandsaw Blades for a G0513X2 - 5 replies

While I’m waiting for the bandsaw blade, wanted to get some advice on blade decisions so I can put her to use – I’ve read around a little and note that Timberwolf seem to make some nice blades for a saw like this, just wondering if there are any more recent opinions as the older reviews here seems to be circa 2014. I’m af...

11-18-2018 02:33 PM

G0513ANV vs G0513X2 - 7 replies

Looking for some purchasing advice. Currently looking at a bandsaw, and while I was initially drawn by the 14” models, have decided that a 17” with 12” resaw seems to be closer to where I’d like to end up. Have seen a number of reviews of the X2 which seem favorable, while its been relatively difficult to find reviews of ...

10-15-2018 11:58 PM

Cleaning up a Grizzly G0500 - 1 reply

Was originally planning to get a 6” jointer, but an opportunity came along via CL, and I decided to snap it up as I have the space for a bigger unit. Managed to get a great deal on a Grizzly G0500 8” jointer on a mobile base for $550 delivered to my door, for a machine that hasn’t done much work at all (nearly new belts, barely...

09-29-2018 04:49 PM

Chosing Grizzly G0833P or G0771Z - 21 replies

Have settled on going to a hybrid saw (can’t justify the space or weight for a full cabinet given I share with a garage, I also don’t have a need for that kind of HP). The two models I am looking at for the moment are the Grizzly G0833P and the Grizzly G0771Z. Price wise the G0771Z seems to be a more reasonable buy (people talk a ...

09-19-2018 10:04 AM

Table Saw & Jig Saw Options & Opinions - 9 replies

Longer time lurker, first time poster. Relatively new to the game, living in Michigan and have been moving toward accumulating the tools necessary to pursue more serious projects than shelving and firewood racks. The next tool I’m looking for is a Table Saw, and also want to pick up a Jig Saw (to be followed by a jointer). Current...


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