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08-30-2019 08:00 PM

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Hi all, I’ve not been a member for very long here (although I’ve lurked frequently, google tends to suggest Lumberjock as an answer to woodworking questions quite often). I’m a hobbyist woodworker from the Netherlands, and am mostly active on our local woodworking forum.

Besides making things, I’ve also developed a keen interest in woodworking machines. I own a few vintage Inca machines that I really enjoy for their precision and craftsmanship. As I started acquiring and repairing more machines, I kept running into the problem that it can be quite difficult to find information about these machines. Often you will have to spend a lot of time browsing different forums to find that bit of information you were looking for.

That’s why I came up with the idea to create a simple database of woodworking machines (mostly vintage ones initially), where information is centralized. So a page about a specific machine would have a short description, links to useful resources (manuals, reviews, repair guides), and a user comment section. That way you can more easily find info about a particular woodworking machine.

So far I’ve added about 100 machines to the database, with a focus more on European machines, like Inca, Kity, Elektra Beckum and Metabo.

The reason I’m posting here is because I was hoping you would be able to give me some feedback on the general idea for the site and because I was wondering what American brands/models you would suggest I focus on adding first?

I’d like to add some of those machines as well, to make it less focused on just EU machines. It can be a bit hard as an outsider to find out what the most popular machines are in the US market. Any suggestions and feedback would be much appreciated!

The site is https://machineatlas.com (I hope it’s ok to post the link here, if not, maybe a moderator can remove it and leave my question as is, without the link).

Best, Rob


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