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Braintree, MA 02184
United States

The pictures are a reminder of what I I’ve spent the last few months revamping my shop. After a new 100amp subpanel and lots of electrical wiring, I was able to get my first quality table saw.

I look forward to a jointer, planer, bandsaw, and dust colletor this year.

The shop is unheated and gets way too cold to work in the winter. It is about 17×18 but I need to leave room for my wife’s car if needed.

I’ll post more pictures in the spring when it gets organized.

I made a blog about this shop setup if you’re interested in the journey.

recently turned 30, and I decided to pick up the g0513 anniversary addition bandsaw. Timberwolf blades and this thing really rocks. Thanks again to lj Howie foe the coupon.

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#1 posted 09-06-2012 11:31 PM

great start… :-)

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ...

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#2 posted 09-19-2012 05:54 AM

I have the same bandsaw. Cuts like butter but lacks the vertical ability. How yours shares a motor with a TS is beyond me. I just appears your BS is missing the motor below. Looks like your off to a good start. Keep it going…...............

-- mike...............

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#3 posted 09-20-2012 06:11 PM

Hi Mike,

The motor gets installed off the back of the stand, you can barely see in the picture the bracket with the hole for accepting the metal pin. Basically, the motor slides out of these brackets and gets locked in place with a nut/bolt on the other machine. It takes roughly 2 minutes to switch the motor between the two. I’m not complaining about it though, because I got both the TS and BS with their stands for $20 total. The guy appreciated that I was a young woodworker rather than just some antique dealer or going to the scrap yard with the heavy cast iron.

I haven’t checked how much vertical clearance this machine gives, but I’m finding that I could really use this bandsaw to shape my 4×4 doug firs rather than hand cut with my ryoba.

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#4 posted 09-20-2012 06:33 PM

Horrible unsafe because there are no guards/splitters and the power switch is on the back of the motor.

I had that same model table saw and ran it exactly that way for 20+ years. My brother now uses it – the same way. My brother got that saw when I upgraded to a 10” Craftsman saw (much newer – might be 60’s vintage) that also had no guards/splitter.

We just don’t know any better. We learned in our father’s and grandfather’s shop where they ran table saws without any guards/splitters. Dad and grandad died with all 10 of their fingers. I think me and my brother will too.

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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#5 posted 09-20-2012 06:54 PM


I agree the saw is usable, what I meant was that it feels unsafe for my personal comfort level. Unfortunately my grandfather passed away before I was old enough to appreciate woodworking. He was a painter and built his own custom wood frames. My dad is extremely handy, but I’ve only seen him use a table saw once. He has taken the hobby of restoring classic cars instead of working wood.

I plan on taking some woodworking courses at the local colleges to get familiar with the proper operation of these tools. Because I’m in Boston, a lot of the local schools offer woodworking courses to draw attention from the North Bennet school. Perfect for someone like me because they offer the courses at night.

I wish I had family/friends that were into the same hobby, but it seems I’m the only one who has the bug.

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#6 posted 01-04-2013 12:09 AM

Some really gr8 lookin vintage Craftsman equipment there. Thnx for the tour.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#7 posted 03-03-2015 04:40 PM

I live in Southern NH and am also starting out working wood. What did you find for night courses at local schools? I’m starting to look and thought maybe local vocational HSs may offer something. What do you think?

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#8 posted 03-03-2015 04:45 PM

That’s a nice workspace. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 03-03-2015 04:45 PM

I have a lot of co-workers involved with woodworking, and they’ve all taken courses at NBSS here in Boston. I haven’t found any local places (outside of Woodcraft) that offer anything. To be honest, I just spent more time in the shop instead. I figured more practice will be the best teacher for me until I’m ready for the more finer woodworking pieces.

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#10 posted 03-20-2015 12:23 AM

Since last speaking I have found a few local Voc Tech HSs that offer semester long Into to Woodworking and Cabinet/Furniture Making classes.

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