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    Patrick Walsh

    1986 Altendorf F45

    Thread Starter: Patrick Walsh

    So I have a opportunity to purchase the above machine for a fair deal from my employer. I am aware of the phenolic guides being pop riveted I the the sliding table along with not availible for replacement. So my question is as follows to those in the know with regard to the phenolic ways....

    Last Post By: Warren Lake Yesterday, 10:18 PM Go to last post
    Thomas Marr

    Tools that are much better than you expected

    Thread Starter: Thomas Marr

    I have a lot of tools. My career was in new product innovation, so I'm always curious about new tools. I thought I'd start a thread about tools that were better than expected. 1. Ryobi cordless brad nailer: I have a friend who knows the guy that invented the technology TTI uses (or so he...

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    Brian Sommers

    Need good tools for a woodworking career

    Thread Starter: Brian Sommers

    My dad is interested in funding a wood shop for me and I’m trying to give him an honest price. I’m talking SawStop TS I need a good brand for the following Router Table Bandsaw – this could come later but now would be great. Joiner Planer Drill Press – later belt sander for easy shaping...

    Last Post By: Mike Kees Yesterday, 2:41 AM Go to last post
    John Goodin

    Best 14" Band Saw Under $1000

    Thread Starter: John Goodin

    My wife, who absolutely hates gift buying for me, said it is cool if I buy a band saw for Christmas. To her credit she never says no, rarely asks what it costs but I still like getting her approval for bigger purchases. She did ask if it would expand my ability to create projects and that was...

    Last Post By: Dave Lewis Yesterday, 9:23 PM Go to last post
    Kris Cook

    Question on new (to us) home and shop space

    Thread Starter: Kris Cook

    I currently have my shop in a two-car garage. While I don't necessarily use both bays of the garage solely for wood working; for me the footprint of one bay is not adequate space to efficiently work. We are down-sizing and have just purchased a 100-year old house north of where we live now. The...

    Last Post By: Kris Cook Yesterday, 11:14 PM Go to last post
    Todd Bender

    Non-stick frying pans

    Thread Starter: Todd Bender

    I need some recommendations on non-stick skillets. We have a Calphalon square non-stick "griddle" pan purchased about 10 years ago. Unlike some cheaper products, the non-stick coating has not chipped off, but the pan is no longer non-stick. Additionally, the center of the pan is now convex. We...

    Last Post By: Lee DeRaud Yesterday, 9:12 PM Go to last post