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Everything posted by BillyJack

  1. Buy a wider capacity fence. Beisemeyer made them up to 96"
  2. PC had a lot of reasonable tools. I sold the hinge plate setup. Came in a nice metal box. The cheaper small routers were the 7310. There okay.. The good compact router is the pc310. They used them in Castle poket hole machines among side the 0c690.
  3. Their 690 routers were cheap. This is why cabinet shops ordered them. Why they sold so many. If I wanted a better router at the time Bosch was just more money. A lot of the cabinet making equipment in 80-90's either had PC or Bosch in them. Whoever got the the contact. The only reason OC got even further was the sale of a staple gun and compressor for $119 I think it was. Porter cable nails work in Senco guns. PC had a good run. Now?
  4. Dowels work fine. Domino an expensive want..
  5. You stand where you have the most balance. You usually want your shoulder behind the piece to be cut.
  6. The problem is what someone needs it for.. Mantles or tables is what I see..
  7. I just buy Amana. If your going to spend money, just buy Tenyru..
  8. I've got a oak top in my downstairs man cave. It has poly on it. I have make sure it stays dry, but it's not used often.
  9. Wish I had room for one. Turned out nice.
  10. ????????? Kinda like looking for European hinges saying it overlay. Not enough information...
  11. I dont think I need to worry about saving any money on wood..
  12. "Do you check to see of it dressed accurately?" I check the first board and move on. Outr main cabinet suppliers are Liberty Hardwoods and Paxtons. These guys making a living dressing lumber and supplying to cabineg shops. I have 2 cabinet shops withn 2 miles of me. You can pretty much bet it will be the way you ordered it.They don't make money on mistakes , but it can happen. They are not a "big box" store...
  13. Saving money is based on time, space and profits. I make no money prepping wood to be turned into cabinets or furniture. I take it your a hobby woodworker? I'm an ex-professional who won't change his ways. Remember I spent 37 years turning wood into profits. There's no time for milling... I have total control of the wood I purchase. Here are my leftovers from cabinet jobs. Nothing goes to waste.. if you want to spend the time growing a tree, sawing down a tree. Cutting up a tree, drying a tree, etc. I'm happy for you, but don't try an sell me on it..
  14. Locks on a stack, singles, keyed the same, etc? What's this for?
  15. My first day in 1981 Ronniee who trained me sat down with me and pulled my tape. We matched in oand outs of the tape along with length. If two or more people are measuring things the tapes have to match or its pointless. If you are working buy yourself everything is perfect and matches "your" tape, but if Iuse another source to measure, well there can be a easy difference if everything doesn'tt match. My miter bench has a tape on it. It is the foundation for measuring in my shop. The Kreg tape on the saw and the tablesaw match perfectly. Now my tape measure must be the same. I have several rosewood squares. Some are square some are not, I make the ones that are square and write "square" and nothing on the others. Framing squares etc at pre marked. When I worked for Gary White Cabinets he used a folding riuler, why? Because he built no more houses than cabinets. When I ran my own cabinet shop I hired a saw guy from a shop I previously worked at to saw some materials for me at night so I could have the material available as I needed them for face frames and doors. I check the first and second piece and they were off. I notice were both different. I look straight down on the guage and he looks from the side. He started looking straight down atleast at my shop and everything cut perfectly. When more than one person operated the tool , sizes can change...
  16. "Tape measures are great for building houses, but they'rent accurate for joinery. And two tapes measures may read differently." You can square a square a square, you can true a tape measure. I've been doing it since 1981 , So this statement is untrue..
  17. Many woods aren't going move enough to make a difference. Most wait to make final cuts because of fear of cupping, etc. Ow if your working with 2x4 or 2x6's this might add a challenge. ..
  18. We've sent the off. They seemed tighter when we got them back. It could have been a rainy day,don't know...
  19. I didnt save money on milling lumber. My money is made on the finished product. If you have a small shop, time , storage, processing, all have to be considered.
  20. I order the wood a specific thickness. Isnt the wood moving when making the rip? Lol
  21. I don't have a jointer , so I don't have that problem. I buy my wood already prepared. Now when my 6x80 belts I bought bulk on started popping at the joints after 10 years, that depressed me.. That's $8 a belt I'm trashing..
  22. I was fishing three days a week till 2 weeks ago. I've been having trouble with my dialysis graph. They decided to put a catheter in for rthe mean time. This means I can't get the exterior catheter wet and I don't have rain gear yet. It's been off and on train for two weeks. Now to fishing... I go Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The last 2 days I went I had donuts and I was going through baits like crazy trying to find something. .. Chestnut I'm like you. I was hoping to catch them when the late season started back, but health is winning right now. Rain, doctor visits and freezing temperatures strating next week may kill the rest of my season. I was going to store it inside over winter so I could do the bass boat conversion, but realized other than storage there was no gain. At this point I only want box in the rear for batteries, etc and maybe redo the livewell for minnows next year.. I've got the Evinrude 9.5 I need to work on this winter as well. A few dollars should put that motor back to work. I started getting the itch to do some woodworking. I'm hoping the itch turns into poker table building. Been clearing the shop.
  23. With cold temperatures fishing is out for now. Woodworking interest has gone up. Was going to store the boat in the shop , but decided I might want to woodwork. So ive been a cleaning and trying to get more shop. .trying to restart lumber. I finally got the lathe out after many years, at least to clean it.