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About jmaichel

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  • Birthday 04/10/1978

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Kailua, HI
  • Woodworking Interests Furniture, design and maybe one day home building.

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  1. Saw stop or implants...[emoji15]

    It sounds like she might end up with the implants anyway, so the saw stop is a good choice. Just imagine if you had gone with just the implants and then had an accident with your table saw and lostsome of your fingers!
  2. Classic Workbench Build

    After ripping two boards, I was covered in sweat and decided to hell with this,where is the circ saw! Thanks buddy! Paradise is a relative term for a woodworker. The whether is awesome but my tools don't like the hot, humid salty weather.
  3. Classic Workbench Build

    I made a littleprogress this weekend on the bench. I ripped all the boards for the top and crosscut them to a rough length of 90" and all 14 boards are various width for now. I ripped the first two boards by hand but quickly realized that it was more grunt work than I really wanted to do. I busted out the cordless circ saw and ripped the rest of the boards to rough width. The next step is to get a clean edge on each board and then run the opposite through the planer. I only managed to get through two boards today and hopefully I can get the rest jointed by the end of the week. Sorry I only took a couple pictures.
  4. Veritas carcass saws

    The set of three might make the most sense. I could understand wanting a smaller carcasscrosscut saw but not on rip tenon saw.
  5. Veritas carcass saws

    The Veritas saws are decent, that's what I started with. The only real complaint I had was that I thought they were to small. For the price you can't beat them. However I think in the long run theirTenonsaws would serve you better.
  6. Classic Workbench Build

    Received this bad boy in the mail today! Can't wait to start building. I have to wait a couple more weeks for the wood to be acclimated.
  7. PCS Gov move limitations??

    Don Z gave you the best answer. The estimator is really just a ballpark figure. It really depends on how much wood you are talking about. A couple hundred BF of hardwood can add weight pretty quickly. I am not sure how many machines you have but those add up quickly as well. Through in a workbench and you are already at 4000-5000 pounds with just your shop. Doing the move yourself is a great option in the continental US and can save you or even make you some money but it's a PITA plus you assume all liability for the stuff you packed. I moved to HI so I had military handle my move. I knew I was going to be close on weight so I decided to sell all my tools with exception of my hand tools. I would not mess with the hazardous materials, it's just not worth the risk if something were to happen. Lastly weight is determined byrank, the more rank you have the more weight you get.
  8. Cordless circular saw

    I just bought aDewalt 20V circ saw from HD a couple weeks ago. I went with this saw because it uses the same battery that my dewalt miter saw uses. I also bought a couple extra batteries. I upgraded the blade and have no issues with the saw. I have not used it a lot but it seems decent, however I am not using it for any furniture builds but did come in handy when I needed to break down some plywood to build a shooting board. It's nice and compact and there are no cords in the way. It is a little weak on power so I would not go crazy using it with any 6/4 or 8/4 hardwoods. If I were build a shed or deck out in abackyard this circ saw would be my best friend.
  9. Classic Workbench Build

    I guess it depends on what you are into. If you like Koa, Mango and other exotic woods than yes it can be but it does not seem like the wood is any cheaper out here. I do think the quality of boards for Koa and Mango is a lot higher than on the mainland. The biggest issue I have is rust. It is always humid and I live less than 1/4 mile from the ocean. Even with my hand tools plane socks in a tool chest with DampRid I rust is an issue. My LN No. 7 if like a rust magnet, mostly due to its size. I am trying to oil all my tools down at least once a week and when I put the tools away for the day. This is sometimes hard, as I can go weeks sometimes more without using the tools. I have to make a conscious effort to go out oil them up. My shop is small but I am using mostly hand tools so the need for huge shop space is not really there. Once I am back on the mainland and settled down I will have a full size shop. For now I am very happy just focusing improving my hand tool skills along with establishing a very nice hand tool kit. I am at the point where I don't have anymore room in my Dutch Chest and am considering building a full size floor chest.
  10. I just sent mine off! I went with the beading blades and am looking forward to using them. I wish I would have known about this 2 months ago, I would have not bought the Veritas beading tool. I also got a couple other goodies from LV as well. It's expensive to ship to to HI so I try make my purchase worthwhile.
  11. New and Need help!

    If you are going to have 220 than I would suggest going with one of the Grizzly 3HP table saws. If you are just going to be doing shop furniture and cabinets a jointer and planer might not make the most sense initially. I would look into a router ( or two), router table, and couple good blades for your saw and some high quality router bits. I think the HF dust collector will serveyou fine if your just starting out. Once you decide that you really like and start adding the rest of the shop you will most likely want/need a lot better dust collection system than what you started with. The HF is a good way to get into the hobby at minimal cost leaving extra money for tools. If you are dead set on a table saw, jointer, and planer than I would go for an 8" Grizzly and the Dewalt Planer. It really depends on how long you will have to wait in between tool purchases. If you wont have to wait too long, the first option might be the way to go. Building shop furniture and cabinets can take some time and table saw and router can get you pretty far. If most of your first projects are going to involve plywood you may want to consider a track saw also (not to replace the table saw).
  12. Festool OF 1400 (advice)

    For less thanthe price of the OF1400, you could get two Bosch routers.
  13. Classic Workbench Build

    Another 2-5 years.
  14. Classic Workbench Build

    Here are a couple of quick shop picks that I snapped tonight while trying to figure our where I am going to put this bench. My shop is a narrow part of our garage. There is not a lot of room to move stuff around and nowhere in the house to store extra "stuff" At the left corner is my make shift sharpening station, it works pretty well but I absolutely hate the base. It's a shop fox base one that I bought from Grizzly and they refused to refund my money because it was outside the 90 day refund window. I let this sit in my garage for 4 months before I actually put it together. I figured it's better to use it than just let it go to waste. I put a piece of scrap granite on the top which works out pretty well for sharpening. I am not attached to it and it may end up going after the bench is built. On the shelf is a Dewalt 7 1/2 20V sliding miter saw. I really am not a huge fan of miter saws but I got it on sale for $349 which I thought was a pretty good deal. It actually has come in handy for some planter boxes that I built and couple other small non furniture builds. To the right of my sharpening station is a joinery bench, that I currently use for all my hand work. It features the Benchcrafted Moxon Hardware and has really worked out very nicely. The cabinet is a shaker style cabinet base that is basically used for holding misc junk. I may end up turning this into my sharpening station after the bench is built. I am undecided on whether or not to keep the moxon hardware on the joinery bench or just build a moxon vise. It will really depend on what I decide with my sharpening station. Across from the joinery bench is where my dutch tool chest lives along with all my hand tools. To the right of tool chest is all the wood for sitting on top of a centipede saw horse. You can see here that behind the wood is a bike/kayak/SUP rack that I built to help manage all my outdoor crap. That rack takes up a ton of space and really the reason why I don't have any room. The rack also holds my clamps and I am thinking about integrating a wood rack onto the back of it. on the end closest to the door is where I store my DW735 and a Ridgid portable table saw. The table saw does not see much so use, so I like that it folds up nicely and can be tucked in against the wall. Again, it's a tool that I really only use when build non furniture stuff. I hated the idea of getting a portable table saw but found that it has been pretty useful. Next to the table saw is another stack of poplar for a bookcase project that will be started once the bench is complete. Along this wall is where I am thinking my new bench will live. I also have a couple tool boxes that I put my hand tools in when they made the trip from the mainland to HI. I now use them to store a ROS and 20V circular saw. I was not sure how much I was going to like the smaller cir saw, table saw and miter saw (never had one before). Before I move to HI my shop was much bigger, I had a 36" grizzly hybrid table saw, jointer, bandsaw, a bunch of Festool stuff and large dust collector. I got rid of all the machines and right before I moved and I got rid of most of the Festool stuff the year before. I don't miss the machines but I really do miss my TS75, MFT3, OF1400 and CT26. I wish I had kept that stuff but just did not think it was worth the money to buy it again, not to mention I am probably going to move again in two years.I would rather put money into the hand tools for the time being. Once I am settled down back in the mainland it will be time for a full blown shop and most of the stuff in the garage will live in a large (hopefully) shed.
  15. Classic Workbench Build

    Bird is about 250 miles northwest of Oahu. Rabbit is southeast from where I am and at. I can see the Mokes and coconut island from most of the beaches by my house.