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Forum topic by teejk posted 09-01-2013 09:33 PM 912 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-01-2013 09:33 PM

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My next project is a cherry side table/hutch. I have clinging to an Oldham 40T that I think I bought 6 years ago for $18. It has run a few thousand feet of mostly pine and poplar and never complained but that 8/4 cherry told me it was time to give it a proper burial (it ceased owing me anything years ago). Luckily it was cherry and the smoke was very pleasant.

I knew the day was coming so I had a new 40T Irwin hanging on the wall. Thinner kerf so a lot of time spent on adjusting the scale on the Unifence (I love the Unifence…dial it in and not worry about it).

So goodbye old friend…

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#1 posted 09-01-2013 10:04 PM

get the Oldham sharpened. The older ones had great carbide. I have one of their 50T woodworker series and it must be 10 years old. It still has 85% of the carbide left. I will get another 10 years from it.

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#2 posted 09-02-2013 10:56 AM

NO! Keep using it, but put a chicken inside the tablesaw and smoke it while you make a cutting board to serve it on!

-- Quote from ebay tool listing: " Has nicks and dings wear and tear dust and dirt rust and pitting but in good working condition"

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#3 posted 09-02-2013 03:02 PM

I’ll try the chicken but I doubt it will get cooked spinning that fast. Would you use epoxy or nails to keep the giblets from flying out?

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