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    I build part time. Woodworking is my oxygen!

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  1. I can't say good or bad on the combo. Never had one. But I can say I am pleased with my 8" Delta jointer and my 15" Jet planer. Made a bunch of shavings...
  2. Sorry Mick. I know the feeling. At least it gets corrected without spending money...
  3. What is the nature of your woodwork. That may make it easier to provide advice.
  4. The jointer needs to be moved. It should be near the table saw. Like the table saw, you will need room for infeed and outfeed. I would want to add a thickness planer. I would put wheels on as many tools as possible. With a small wok area, permanent wheels will let you reconfigure your shop as each project has different demands. My shop is bigger than yours, but still small. I have 5 or 6 tools on wheels and like it.
  5. Nice work Tina! Those of us here that do work for pay mostly build with an order in hand. I would love to build with all my preferences and designs with no order in hand. It does not work. No matter on how beautiful it may be. The best would be if there was a showroom that took consignments. Still it may sit there for a long time. Also you are in competition with the Chineese. And they do it cheap. The niche for woodworkers is custom work. And keep building for yourself, friends and family. Or find work with an established woodworker. Best of luck and welcome.
  6. Thanks Gee-dub.For this work I am not looking for anything. I have several things available if needed. Including a roller and I built my router table on wheels so the bed matches the saw bed. With modest pressure the board in the picture stays flat to the bed. Not a struggle. No need to move things into place when I can run it smoothly and easily. I'm just trying to illustrate how to get as long as 4' cut out of a 24" incra. But I do like that stand. The stick above is smaller for other size cuts still beyond the incra's capacity.
  7. In the picture the work is slightly off the bed. That is because I can't hold it down and take a picture at the same time. With modest pressure it stays flat. I have clamped on a piece of cherry. The cherry has a few inches on the end with a square cut acts like a stop. Works well. I have a few means to make jiged square cuts. I like this one best in terms of results. I have a smaller stick I use for shorter lengths. And finally no wood, just the incra. The thickest I can do here is 5/4 dressed with the added jig.
  8. If you need to add tape that is easy. If the connection is too tight tape won't help....Adding tape if you start out close, will allow you to dial in the right amount of tape. I'd hate to grind a fitting...
  9. If it swings down, the barrel of the piano hinge will be underneath. The same would work with a butt hinge. A big strong one. Either should be morticed into the wood. Folding down will also be more convenient.
  10. If the dominoes took in some moisture they will expand.
  11. I usually want the best I can afford. The saw stop is a gem. A lifetime tool. If you are young you will have time to build out your shop with excellent tools. In my world the table saw needs a companion. The jointer. Then after that a thickness planer. If you get the sliding sled for the saw stop you will have an answer for cross cutting. Later a chop saw or a radial saw. And finally a router table and a band saw. There are a few more things to consider, but the above tools will be a good start. Good luck.
  12. buy it. Sears is liquidating bankrupt.
  13. 40 something years ago that was my first table saw. I got a lot done with that saw with no regrets. For me it was the perfect first table saw. A very accurate fence and the table was flat.
  14. curlyoak

    New router

    Mick, your knowledge on the subject is so deep on the subject. And now I know why. How lucky that you are sharing. More than I was asking for and happy to have it. I feel like I just qualified for a continuing education credits. Thank you.
  15. curlyoak

    New router

    Thank you Mick! A good explanation. So for the theoretical dado example I set the speed 50% or maybe 75%. When I get to making dados I will run a few tests at different speeds. From above I want to run it as slow as is reasonable.I think as I use it I will find my way. With the good guidance from here with my previous experiences, I'm confident. Mick are you an engineer?