Mick S

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  1. As others have correctly said, cherry definitely darkens over time. Walnut lightens. Mesquite darkens ate the same rate as cherry. Don't ask me how I know.

    If you want the freshly surfaced color of cherry without the darkening, consider using alder as an alternative. It does not darken, but may get a little lighter.

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  2. 1 hour ago, curlyoak said:

    I reread your review. thanks for the info. I believe my capabilities will be more than they are now. Will a 5 hp shop vac be enough power? Thanks


    1 hour ago, pkinneb said:

    I would think so I use my CT with no issues.

    That's exactly what I use. Auto on and off when you're using the router. I strongly suggest getting an auxiliary switch like this. It makes it much more convenient.


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  3. I went back and looked at the video Collin was referring to. It's clearly an Inca - made after they sold the company and moved the manufacturing from Switzerland to France. You can tell by the turquoise color of the cover panel. The Swiss made were green with a light gray/tan cover.

    They're no longer in business, but have something of a cult following, especially for their bandsaws. I wouldn't trade mine for anything. 

    People look at me like I'm crazy when I tell this, but it's true. The Inca 20" bandsaw came standard with 8" of resaw capacity. They sold a riser block kit that raised it to 10". When I was a dealer for them we used to do a demo using a 1/16" blade, taking an 8/4 x 9 ¾" x 6" or so block of mahogany, stand it on end, start cutting like you would if you were resawing, go in about an inch, turn right 90 degrees, go and inch, turn another right 90 degrees, and zig-zig like that through the width of the piece until we came out the other edge. Blow the dust out and the two pieces would slip apart both directions.


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  4. 8 hours ago, ririzarry said:


    I got the S 440P.  Same motor.   What power cable did you get for yours?  I'll need to run about 15 feet to the wall.  Thanks.



    It may or may not be the exact same motor. SCM switched manufacturers when they went from the Sx00P to the Sx40P models from Centauro to ACM. Either way, I'm sure it's close enough.

    I also have a SCM SC 4E with a 4.8HP motor with the same rating. Both are on 10/3 AWG cables rated at 300V.


  5. Welcome, WH! May we call you WH or the more formal W_H?

    @wtnhighlander offered good advice, pick a project and go for it. I would suggest the guild Shaker Table as a great starter project that will teach you several of the fundamentals of making a piece of furniture. It has very solid mortise & tenon joinery that can be cut in a variety of ways. It doesn't require a big investment in materials or tools. You can make it with or without a drawer, depending on how involved you want to get with it.

    Whatever you choose, there are lots of folks here willing to help where we can.



  6. 1 hour ago, Coop said:

    I try and shy away from anything labeled made in China and that, unfortunately, is hard to do.

    I ordered some round over router bits on Amazon recently. The first time I used it the dust shroud on the bearing flew off. Yes, it was half the price. Now I have to return them, order new ones from Freud...

    The brands listed by the OP are the ones he should consider. IMO Chinese sliders are not worth the risk.