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About JMichalak

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    NW Connecticut
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    Small boxes, wooden toys, learning new tools and techniques

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  1. I used to make tiny boxes from maple flooring scraps and some leftover cambera decking leftover from an addition I worked on... Once you mill the T&G off, it's pretty narrow, but you can use your imagination...
  2. The beginning of my in-laws present... Thanks to my new planer that I got tuned and working nicely...
  3. Yes it was very nicely packaged. It was 10 years ago. That's a shame it was busy but still very nice when I was there... Used to love going to the woodlands mall. After that I moved south to Beeville (near Corpus) for another year then back home to Long Island for a few years before going to Maine then finally Connecticut...
  4. It did the only thing was the chip chute was slightly bent but a few whacks with a hammer straightened it out. Can't believe it got here so quickly. I think I owe you a roll of packing tape.
  5. Lookey what just showed up. Man that was fast! BTW Coop I used to live in Spring... Loved the area.
  6. Well Joe (the guy at work) can make amazing things. He could copy the tables that are on other similar lunchbox planers Basically shelves that usually come with them on either side. He makes most of our guarding from pictures at work... I could also line them with g10 or phenolic or mdf etc... I was just thinking something longer at least on the outfeed side would help to eliminate snipe. I am also assuming that I can't use it as is ( without any tables). Maybe like this? Being around industrial machinery all day I can't help but think of metal as the first solution...
  7. I will definitely post pictures. And I have many many things that I want to make for Evelyn! Any tips about tables? I can have the sheet metal guy at work bend something up for me... Would longer than the original tables be preferable?
  8. Man you didn't waste any time! Looks good! Thanks again!
  9. This is crazy, of course I am still interested, and floored by your generosity. You guys are amazing, please let me know how I can begin to repay you!
  10. I was thinking about this actually. I dont have a frame saw but I suppose i could do what I need with a rip panel saw... Maybe ill sharpen up my old disston and give this a try as my parts aren't very big. Is it easier to cut up my board into parts then hand resaw it or do it as a whole then cut it up?
  11. LOL Too bad its like the first winter that we haven't had any snow yet! My uncle used to do the same thing, when he died there was about 30 coffee cans of used nails in one of his sheds.... I am in Connecticut, I would be interested, but it would be a couple of weeks to come up with a few bucks. Christmas season and all.... Wow, I am taken aback by how nice everyone is around here!
  12. Having a 12" table saw i could technically resaw up to about 8", however I'm not going to do that, especially without a riving knife. And I dont have a bandsaw. Thankfully I only have to take off about 1/4" and not a huge amount at that. Sounds like par for the course to me. Like I said after the new year I plan to buy a lunchbox planer, just have to get through a few things (mostly small thankfully)
  13. Hi all, I know everyone says you need both a jointer and a planner or to get a planner if you only can have one. I used to have access to a big cabinet shop with all the fun power tools you could ever want, but not anymore. Now to reality, I came across a steal on an old craftsman 6" jointer ($35). After throwing a new motor on and a little bit of tuning it runs great. Wonderful, however I don't own a planner. I do have a few restored vintage bench planes, namely a Fulton version of a no.4 smoother, a Stanley #5, #6, as well as a transitional fore plane (can't recall number off the top of