Llama

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    Fusion 360 tutorials

    What did the rest of your day bring?
  2. Being frustrated is a good thing. It means that you aren't willing to accept "good enough".
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    Reindeer

    Here's something I do around Christmas time. Never to this degree, but I do it. I was asked to participate in a craft fair fundraiser for my oldest sons music program. I said yes, and even offered to donate an item for the raffle. Well, here they are. Think of these as baby reindeer. And oh my goodness, my bandsaw made short work of these guys! Cut through that stack of bubinga like butter! Also some flame maple for a bit of contrast. Here's what they look like when finished.
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    Miter Bench for the New Shop

    Thanks Gotta use that click bait man... Something like, "I bought some wood and followed the plans, what followed was completely unexpected!"
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    Miter Bench for the New Shop

    Whoever designed this really did a great job! Glad to see an actual modular set-up to accommodate different shop sizes! Killer job getting these together so quickly!
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    Screwdriver bit sets

    Not intending for this to be a Festool commercial, but , you really do get what you pay for. Most bits are cheaply made and many drivers have poor retention so a crappy bit wobbles in a crappy driver. Not a recipe for success. I know someone will scream due to the cost... but Since I've been using the Festool bits with their drill/driver, I no longer look at them as consumables. Used properly, they last. I bought the installers kit several years ago, and haven't replaced any of them yet. While we're on it, the Festool Centrotec system is just fantastic. While we're on that, their drill/drivers are great as well
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    Un Safest Tool In a Woodworking Shop

    No tool scares me... however there are some people that do!
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    Bandsaw Reindeer with a Twist

    I get an alert whenever someone makes an alteration on my design.
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    Bandsaw Reindeer with a Twist

    Yes, but there is only one king Nice work bud!
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    New jointer season? I think so.

    lol, yep Times are tough! A few emails and maybe a phone call to settle a 4K machine. You'll be fine man.
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    New jointer season? I think so.

    Liz is awesome... She'll figure it out. When I bought mine it was 10% down, rest was a wire transfer. The check thing seems safer
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    Need jointer, planer, and bandsaw have $900

    I knew there was a reason I blocked you years ago.
  13. 1) meh 2) maple and curly maple
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    Need jointer, planer, and bandsaw have $900

    I had the 555 bandsaw for many years, lovely machine if you refrain from abusing it.
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    Need jointer, planer, and bandsaw have $900

    I know I'm wasting my time on this... But, almost everything... The problem with woodworking is your needs are the same as a pro... At the end of the day you still need precise joinery, which comes with working with flat material. Please feel free to disagree and shout "elitist", but you can't change the basics. What is complicated to understand is how someone asks a question and gets honest feedback related to all aspects of that situation. Then decides to complain that the feedback they are receiving isn't in line with their own research. It is by far the most disheartening aspect of being a member of any forum.
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    New jointer season? I think so.

    The fact you have to remove the fence to change from jointer to planer takes the Minimax out of contention.
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    New jointer season? I think so.

    I was trying to play sort of devils advocate. I catch a lot of poop for saying people need a 12K jointer... even though I think they do I know I wouldn't be happy with the Hammer.. but I'm in a different position than most folks. So it's very hard for me to offer advice.
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    Need jointer, planer, and bandsaw have $900

    If I had $900 to spend... I'd get a Grizzly 555 bandsaw and a Ridgid or Dewalt planer. Save for the jointer down the road. Buy S4S lumber for now. There are too many compromises to get all three in that budget.
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    New jointer season? I think so.

    Minimax is far behind the curve on their combos. I don't consider those to be in the same league. Frank... don't settle.. Get the Felder ok... in all seriousness the newer Hammer machines are very nice. If I were on a tighter budget when I bought mine, I'd be very happy with the Hammer. And yes, the 10" isn't enough... Go for the straight 12" if the extra money for the spiral is a deal breaker. Plenty of people swear by those. In all honesty, I spent around 6K more to get a more robust machine, longer beds and because I didn't want the hand crank planer. Oh, and the comfort guard is amazing. I've often wondered if I would be overall happier if I grabbed the Hammer unit and the Hammer sliding saw instead of the AD941 and a Grizzly tablesaw... if hindsight is any indication I'm selling my TS
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    New jointer season? I think so.

    As for customer service, and whether or not they are reading this... they aren't. Felder left all social media last year when people got upset about not reading their agreements with facebook. They are honoring their sale because of great customer service. I've had the absolute best experience with my rep. Always answers the phone when I call, or calls back the same day. My machine was literally slid off the back of the delivery truck and was and is in perfect calibration. No issues whatsoever. YMMV with a cheaper machine.
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    New jointer season? I think so.

    Best to call the sales rep for your area. Email them, it's very quick... My machine weighs something like 1300 or so lbs.. and shipping wasn't bad at all. They are always having a special. :)
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    New jointer season? I think so.

    HAHAHA!!!!!! Go big or take up scrap booking! In all seriousness, the extra for the 8" isn't worth it. The market should have demanded 6" and 12". Guy likes his Jet 13" (I think) machine... I'd be interested in hearing his thoughts after a year or so on it. The beds on the cheap combo machines are short, the cheap ones also have poor changeovers... really need something longer. The 12" Hammer is a great value, and will last you for the rest of your life and has longer beds than the Jet.
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    Felder AD941

    A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, a guy ordered a Felder AD941. So many things have happened since then! Anyway, I've waited for the day my machine to arrive. And today is that day! Fresh off the truck!!! I almost had a heart attack when the pallet moved a little... I had to talk the delivery guy into helping me move this thing to the inside of my shop. He was a good guy, so he helped... Comfort Euro Guard - 16" of greatness The next task is getting this bad mofo off the pallet, finishing the wiring and firing it up!! With any luck, that will happen tonight. Reality though, is the wiring may take another day or two. I am so excited!!! OH! I even got this little maintenance kit complete with a little torque wrench for the cutters
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    Felder AD941

    When I started this adventure, I was offered a used 20" Format J/P for around 7K delivered. I decided against it because it wasn't helical and it was 3 phase. Looking back I'm glad I got the 16", even though it would be nice to have a 20" There has been once in the last year that the 20" would have been nice...
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    Full Sized Drawings

    Only when I need to get a sense of it... Angles, ergonomics and such are easier full size. 99% of the time I just use Fusion360 to make drawings and plans.