Glen Bridges

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About Glen Bridges

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    Lets see I have bungled a few attemts at making small projects. I have a lot to learn. I am open to trying different types of wood projects. how do you know u like it unless you try to make it.

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  1. I have the dewalt 735 and I love it. It is a 3blade system and the cutter head does lock. At first I was not sure I liked that the blades were replaced and not sharpened. But after the second time I changed the blades while in the middle of doing a project I realized I was saving time not having to sharpen and then having to do a blade set up. Precious time was saved. Plus I love the 2speed system. Depending on the type of project I’m doing, the fine setting has been good enough that I could sand with a lot higher grit. Cutting my sanding time down. That’s just another area I saved time. Unle
  2. Thanks everyone Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I recently was given a really inexpensive table top jointer. The case is plastic and the jointer top is aluminum. The brand is central machinery the blades are 6 1/8" wide. My friends dad past away a while back and he gave the jointer to me. I have looked up the owners manual and the directions given on how to set the blades are very vague. It has set screws to adjust the blade height. This is my first jointer if anyone know how to do this please post or if anyone know a good YouTube video that is very similar to my set up let me know thanks. I've included a few pictures.
  4. Right now lee valley has free shipping until February 21st. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I'm not sure what your needs are or what type of wood working you do but what about a 10 or 12" disc sander. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I love my spindle sander. My sander is from Harbor Freight. I realized I am using it more and more. Even though my sander is from Harbor Freight it works great. I have no regrets buying it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I love my 735 planer Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I read somewhere not long ago that a few problems have occurred with the fan shroud. A small hole has been known to wear in the shroud. Look at this area very closely the hole can be hard to find. I would direct you to the site but I do not remember where I found it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I pretty much agree with Tom on his list of must haves. I have the delta table saw from Lowes, and I love it. It has good reviews. I have the Dewalt 735 planer, it is a monster. I have to ad that I bought the planer used. I saved about $300. Don't rule out used equipment. The more you save the more toys you can buy. Plus with what left you can build up a little inventory. I almost forgot I have a delta miter saw. Yes, you can do without it but it is a time saver. Besides you have the room for it. Good luck. Post some pics when ur set up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. This board is here so we can help each other. I made a few bad buys because I didn't know what I was buying. My first router I bought ended up not being what I wanted at all. I needed a plunge router. That was money gone. If budget is limited consider Craigslist. You can brand name at a good price. Be patient don't buy on impulse. All of my first woodworking tools were from CL. They are slowly wearing out and I have started replacing with quality because I learned what I like and what I don't. Good luck Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Has anyone used this I lay product? If you haven't it is a liquid inlay system kit. You get every thing you need except the router and cutting bit in the box! I've watched a couple of YouTube videos and it seems ok to use. On YouTube type inlace and watch a few videos tell me what u think. Here is a link to there site. Any thoughts welcome Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. When I refurbished my hand planes I found I used citrus acid. Mix in a water solution. The ratio I used was 1tb to one gallon of water. It is safe. It ate the rust right off the metal. You can find citrus acid in the canning section of you grocery store. Anything else is removing metal to get at the rust. You will also need a green scrub pad Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Thanks for everyone's input. You will be glad to know that I found a 735 on CL today. It came with the extension tables and a extra set of blades for $400!!! Still looks new and is in great shape. It was from a retiring woodworker. I can't wait to play with it Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I'm in the market for a planer. I've been looking around and all I'm finding in stores are 12 1/2" planers. I was wanting a 13" planer. I wanted to start my next project this week, but if I have to order it I'm gonna lose a few days. This is just a hobby, not counting the price. Is losing a 1/2" worth getting it now. All opinions welcomed Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I use citrus acid on the planes I have re-done. It worked great and it did not leave a film. It only took a few hours. I used a purple scrub. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk