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Forum topic by DocSavage45 posted 02-10-2017 03:29 AM 1159 views 0 times favorited 35 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-10-2017 03:29 AM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw humor milling

Had a really great day!

My 17 inch GO513X2 Grizzly was delivered this afternoon. And we only screwed up once. LOL! I was planning and anticipating and cleaning up my chaos so I’d have room and space to work on it. Planned to move it off the truck onto my 3/4 ton and negotiate a couple of pallets and my refrigerator dolly.

My friend Marlo kindly offered to help and he was kind of excited about this new toy ah tool.

Normally Murphy is involved in everything I do but he must have got his wires crossed.

The big truck shows up soon after Marlo and we start to prepare. The driver says he has a lift gate and a dolly and he will take it over to the shop! Huh? Marlo and I just made sure it didn’t shift and we got it into the shop under my come a long hoist I’d set up.

This machine has a 2 hp motor, cast iron wheels, a cast iron full extension table and cast iron trunions.

I’d put my GO555 that I’ve owned since 2004 on Craigs List which was in excellent condition and I included my resawing jigs and extensions, as well as 10 band saw blades, and it was being used when sold. The first person to see it was very happy with it.

Thanks for reading!

I needed a new tool deduction for my small woodworking business and I’ve got a bunch of black walnut which needs resawing.

Well I just finishe setting up the saw and doing a practice cut before coming in and deciding to share my “tool time” story or should I say “toy time.”

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#1 posted 02-10-2017 03:38 AM

Sounds li,e err like you needed something bigger Tom, my 14” with extension is doing all I need it to do and more, my next toy is going to be the x-carve CNC.

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#2 posted 02-10-2017 03:54 AM

It took 5 minutes to cut a piece of black walnut that was 8 inches high and a foot long. Good luck with a cnc Randy.

Thanks for checking this out. :<)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 02-10-2017 04:24 AM

i dont have a bandsaw tom, you rich woodworkers are always getting new tools and shop additions, and poor little me doesnt even get to work in my shop, im almost decided to sell all my tools and my wood and go into raising rats for lab experiments , either that or rabbits, i can eat those..well tom im so happy for you and hope you enoy your new tool, im thinking i will delete my account here and have my gallery taken off…i will post pictures of me cleaning my toes and picking my nose, i might get some new likes, oh that wont work, you have to be on facebook for that….well , ill think of sumtine….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 02-10-2017 04:48 AM

Talk about rich .I know a guy who has a whole bunch of walnut named Grixzz! LOL! The money from the Saw I sold went toward the new saw and made it reasonable to do.

Thanks for stopping by, And hang in the my friend.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 02-10-2017 05:23 AM

Congrats on the new bandsaw Tom. What blade are you using on it for re-sawing, i.e., TPI, blade width, etc.?

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#6 posted 02-10-2017 05:30 AM


Thanks for checking in. Different blades for different work. I’m looking at Lenox bimtal blades for the new saw. I had pretty good luck on the old one with them. I bought a TimberWolf blade 3 tpi 3/4 inch that I plan to use on the wood that has been air drying for awhile.

I will also get a 1/4 inch blade and 1/2 inch for curvy cuts. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 02-10-2017 05:31 AM

Nice new toy, me I am still trying to find somewhere else to put my 14” JET so I can get the bigger lathe from Grizzly in the place I want. Without opening up a wall and making another extension to the shop. Of course winning the lottery or discovering I inherited a ton of money from a rich relative would help alot!!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#8 posted 02-10-2017 05:36 AM

Heard that!

I think Norm Abrams took me down the Dark path. My dad taught me how to use hand tools. When I asked if I could use his electric power tools he said”Learn how with the hand tools first, you will make smaller mistakes.” LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 02-10-2017 05:38 AM

Awesome man. I have the g0555lx with riser being delivered tomorrow:)

Good week for bandsaws

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#10 posted 02-10-2017 05:46 AM

Gotta love those new toys…! It is good to see you having that sawdust fun…

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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#11 posted 02-10-2017 06:07 AM

Next project is mounting a router onto my cabinet saw. And I’m ready to rumble in the wooden jungle. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#12 posted 02-10-2017 06:08 AM

Good week for Grizzly? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#13 posted 02-10-2017 12:20 PM

Congratulations. I’m pretty sure something is wrong with my computer, the pics are displaying (LOL).

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#14 posted 02-10-2017 01:27 PM

Congrats Tom. Now tools are always a joy to get.

Oh and, Color me jealous !

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#15 posted 02-10-2017 01:57 PM

Tom, nothing like walking in the shop with a big new tool staring at you. Makes the shop look cleaner too. Haha. Maybe Murphy will be jealous and leave for awhile.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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