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Location: Douglassville, Pennsylvania

I am a newbee woodworker looking gain experience in woodworking in the next 10 years for when I retire. Currently finishing my basement and purchasing used wookworking equipment off of ebay. I have pruchased a jet 10" table saw used (contractor saw like brand new) with a freud 6" dado set, used 8 " grizzly jointer, 12" new Craftsman Band Saw, a gift card from sears won at work, new 13" Rigid planer, used Rigid 12" X 36" Lathe and HSS NF tools, 12" new Rigid laser chop saw and stand, new Hitachi 12v router and base kit, new Shopvac 12 gal. Putting my shop in two car garage after basement done.

-- Barry, Pennsylvania,

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#1 posted 03-07-2007 06:21 PM

welcome to L.J. :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 03-07-2007 06:47 PM

I love you conversations and information. I just bought 500 board foot of rough cut lumber for 800.00 which my neighbor and split in half. We have oak, pine, walnut, maple in various widths and lengths. Lots of fun ahead!!!

-- Barry, Pennsylvania,

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#3 posted 03-07-2007 06:51 PM

Welcome Aboard Monk. It sounds like you have a great start on a shop already with your tools. No to mention the bargin on your wood supply.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#4 posted 03-07-2007 09:32 PM

Sounds like yer reasy to go.

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#5 posted 03-07-2007 09:49 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks, sounds like your getting all your tools and wood in order to start a wonderful and fulfilling woodworking venture…..

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#6 posted 03-08-2007 12:19 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#7 posted 03-10-2007 09:19 PM

Welcome! Let’s see some woodworking!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#8 posted 03-11-2007 03:31 AM

Welcome aboard! You got a nice jump on the tools.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#9 posted 03-11-2007 03:49 AM

first project starting this weekend is making my wife an island for the kitchen. i recently bought some rough cut lumber. i will be using oak and starting to mill this weekend. I will be making island similar to a a old ice box design and staining it golden oak with some kind of a stone top. I am truck sales person and only work a half a day (12 hours) so I am limited in time to work only weekends at best. I am accumulating some mad money to spend on tools. Any recommendations on a drill press and dust collection system.

-- Barry, Pennsylvania,

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#10 posted 03-11-2007 09:48 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! Looking forward to your projects and postings.


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#11 posted 03-11-2007 04:21 PM

If you can afford it, a nice cyclone system would be the way to go. You picked a heck of first project. I wish you the best on such a grand project. Are you building from a set of plans?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#12 posted 03-11-2007 05:48 PM

I am trying to accumulate that mad money as well, since I need some more tools for my shop.

Golden Oak is one of my favorite colors. I am looking forward to seeing pictures of your project as it moves along. Take some pictures along the way so we can see as it develops.

A two stage dust collector would be nice, but you could buy a one stage and add a collection can on your own to make it a two stage. I bought a Delta dust collector from Lowe’s, and will be adding the collection can as I hook it up. That should work for me, since I do not have 10 tools going at the same time.

Drill presses seem to rely on what fits your needs. A lot of people I know have the benchtop models. I am borrowing one right now, and it is a Delta. It works fine for my needs so far. It would be nice if it had a longer travel length, or maybe I just need longer bits. Anyway, I am sure others here will have some great recommendations.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#13 posted 05-21-2007 10:33 PM

Welcome back to LumberJocks. We hope you comeback to stay. You have questions, we’ll answer them…You have answers, we’ll question them. Enjoy.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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