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Forum topic by boyce523 posted 11-26-2021 05:43 PM 342 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-26-2021 05:43 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw lathe router jointer sander

Hey guys,

I first posted here around December of last year and then dropped off a lot. Quick catchup, I mostly lived around Atlanta, but had grown up in TN where I inherited the family home. Dad had a woodworking shop up there which he outfitted by buying another man’s shop out who was getting too old to use it. I had no idea how to use most of it but I do have some experience with rough carpentry and such. I decided to outfit my basement in Atlanta with smaller and similar equipment to learn on until I retire up there. I just came back to TN for thanksgiving and decided to take pictures of all the equipment that is available to me. This equipment is extremely old, mostly craftsman, couple of Grizzly and others. Thought I’d post a few pictures for any comments (good or bad) and perhaps a nostalgic walk for some. These aren’t all the pictures, just that of the oldest equipment

-- Tom, East Tennessee

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#1 posted 11-26-2021 05:51 PM

a little tlc and you could have a nice shop setup.sometimes the older is better.hey it’s all free so worth some effort to see what ya got.make sure to update as you go.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 11-26-2021 06:00 PM

You’ve got some nice old tools that still look serviceable. Seems like they’re in good condition.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#3 posted 11-26-2021 06:47 PM

They should all work. Oil them about twice a year as right now they just sit. I have two sister that go in there, but they don’t use any of the power tools. Had some critters get in the building add some of their own wood chips and debris. The shop has a dust collection system as well. I’ll probably change out most of the blades. I’m really strongly considering hitting the retirement button really soon.

-- Tom, East Tennessee

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