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Forum topic by city17 posted 08-30-2019 08:00 PM 725 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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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 (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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