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  • Many woodworkers here?

    Well...they are machines too...for "machining wood"...LOL!
    I've gotten back into it yet again...about the 5th time I think.
    I'm prettying up my house to hopefully sell it this time around.
    I've done this before...bought a bunch of used/new woodworking equipment to fix a place up then sell the stuff when done.
    Just bought a Dewalt hybrid cabinat saw. Not as nice as the Unisaws I've owned but not too shabby either.
    Got a BB 8" jointer. Not as nice as the last DJ20 I had...but it works pretty darn good anyway.
    Just bought a King 12 1/2" planer. Not bad for the $239 on sale price.
    But...the thing I get the biggest kick out of using a razor sharp hand plane...or pulling curls off a board with a plain old hand scraper. theraputic!
    Building some very pretty cabinets for the bath right now. Local pine that had lots of pretty reds and light blues along with a bit of purple. Makes for some very nice stuff.
    Have no shaper now so I just made a raised panel door with a table saw.
    It worked out very well actually.
    OK...OK...back to makin chips...wood chips that is...
    I have tools I don't even know I own...

  • #2
    Count me in with a full wood working shop. Speaking of plaines, you got a "low angle block plain" yet? Makes your knees sort of whimpy when you hear the s w i s s s h sound it produces. If you ain't got one, you need one ! LOL

    Keep in your mind if you're going to work wood it's addictive and while wood is cheaper then metal, things happen much faster You can turn a chunk of wood into scrap and dust much faster then steel thereby making it an expensive hobby!!
    Last edited by Your Old Dog; 06-01-2010, 07:45 PM.
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    • #3
      I got just about every woodworking machine I want except for an Oliver Straight-o-plane and haven't had time to use any of it in years
      I just need one more tool,just one!


      • #4
        Originally posted by wierdscience
        I got just about every woodworking machine I want except for an Oliver Straight-o-plane and haven't had time to use any of it in years
        I use my woodworking machines every day! I sometimes use them for tables, and sometimes for shelves, and sometimes for step stools, and sometimes for supporting long cutoffs, and....

        andy b.
        The danger is not that computers will come to think like men - but that men will come to think like computers. - some guy on another forum not dedicated to machining


        • #5
          What's wood?

          That's the nice thing about woodworking. Your mistakes can go into the fireplace.

          Steel is forever.
          No good deed goes unpunished.


          • #6
            I dabble a little bit with wood:
            John M...your (un)usual basement dweller


            • #7
              I have about 45 years of woodworking to only about 15 of metal.
              The wood working tools haven't been excersied much lately. :-)


              • #8
                I have been working wood for over 40 years, only been playing with metal for about 10. My shop is actually two rooms, (with overflow into two others!) One is woodworking and the other is for metal. I do cheat though; the floor drill press, 6x48, and 6x80 belt sanders are in the wood shop.
                Right now I am building a new cabinet set to hold a flat screen TV. It has to fit in with the existing wall unit, all in red oak. This is five feet long and seven feet high.
                Duffy, Gatineau, Quebec


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Your Old Dog
                  Count me in with a full wood working shop. Speaking of plaines, you got a "low angle block plain" yet? Makes your knees sort of whimpy when you hear the s w i s s s h sound it produces. If you ain't got one, you need one ! LOL
                  Ray..I have a low angle wooden plane I made years ago.
                  It's really hard to get it set up right but when you is amazing.
                  I "tried" to have a hi end wood shop at one time..
                  The snobby kind...all hand cut dove tails...wooden planes, lotta hand work..
                  But...nobody wanted to pay me for my snobbery...
                  So, I bought many machines and made much better money LOL!
                  I have tools I don't even know I own...


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by saltmine
                    What's wood?

                    It's a composite, vaguely like graphite fiber/epoxy, but it's cheap. The stuff literally grows on trees!

                    Frank Ford


                    • #11
                      If you're into changing metal into something useful, I can't see how you'd get by without some woodworking tools. As short on space as I am, I still keep woodworking machines/tools handy. How else can you make casting molds, forming rollers, spinning forms, hammer forms, antique car bodies, precision tool storage boxes, etc. I added a 12 1/2" plainer to the arsenal a couple of years ago. Don't know how I got along without it for so long.

                      I have a machine shop to support the auto restoration shop so why not a wood shop too. I keep the bear minimum around: Table Saw, Band Saw, Cross-cut/Miter Saw, box full of hand saws, Wood Lathe, Plainer, Router, Accessories, Tooling and stuff that pulls multi-duty like the Drill Presses, Belt Sanders, Buffers and clamps. Oh yeah, the clamps. No shop is complete without 40-50 clamps of all sizes and forms--Minimum!


                      • #12
                        I have both a machine shop,and a woodworking shop. I use my vertical mill for milling out mortices,squaring up the ends with a chisel later,when my wife wants something like a HUGE dining table

                        For many years I was only interested in guitar making,but began to assemble a machine shop in 1974.


                        • #13
                          Bought my tablesaw, and planer when I was 18, and before I had a wife to ask "what do you need that for?" added on since then. it's all been in my parents garage for 10 years, used at various times as tables, and a first available flat surface . looking forward to the end of the month when we move and I can set it all up in my own garage.

                          we've got a "woodworking" shop in our condo building (only reason I was duped into moving into the city). It's barley passable, and I gave up on it except for the odd time or two. very frustrating to have to spend an hour setting stuff up, for 20 minutes worth of work. Example, when we moved in, I took the time to go over all the tools, and square up and align everything. Aligned the tablesaw trunion to the mitre slots with an indicator, fence, blah, blah. Went down this past weekend to rip some closet doors, and notice it off 1/8" from the front of the blade to the back? fence was true to the slots, but trunion was off. blade was something else too.

                          Been putting off building an nice machinist chest for a couple years now out of some 8/4 cherry that my uncle milled before he passed. Looking forward to completing it this winter. I love woodworking first, but the metal stuff pays the bills.


                          • #14
                            I'm slightly less newbish with wood than I am with metal.

                            A chessboard, I didn't make the set.


                            • #15
                              In my home shop woodworking and metalworking go hand in hand. I've cut pretty much every material commonly available on my table saw. I cut through some pretty thick cast iron some months back, and I routinely cut aluminum. Sometimes the same blade gets used for wood, plastic, rubber, al, foam rubber, styrofoam-

                              I just gave away my woodworking lathe and chisels to a friend. I used it so little that it became pointless to keep it, and this fellow will use it.

                              I added a belt/disc sander to my collection of tools, and that sees almost all materials as well. The latest tool to come in is the tabletop jigsaw. It's a nice German made one, very solid and quiet. No blade on it yet, but I'd like to be able to contour in sheet aluminum and stainless. Haven't looked for a proper blade yet, but a rod type with the appropriate grit on it might be good for that.
                              I seldom do anything within the scope of logical reason and calculated cost/benefit, etc- I'm following my passion-