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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: Patrick Walsh Yesterday, 6:41 PM Go to last post
    Greg Parrish

    Combo jointer / planer question

    Thread Starter: Greg Parrish

    First question, would anyone regret going from a dewalt 13” with shelix head and 6” powermatic 54a with shelix head to a 12” combo unit with straight knives? Second question, How do the pack compare? What is the best machine for the price now? Looks like the jet units cost as much as the...

    Last Post By: Ben Rivel Yesterday, 11:38 AM Go to last post
    Brian Holcombe

    Maka SM6-Pii

    Thread Starter: Brian Holcombe

    After a long but mainly passive search, one of these machines came up for sale near me. I plan to restore it. It runs well and the pneumatics function but it has a few points i need to address. If nothing else I can greatly admire whomever designed this machine, it leaves me in awe...

    Last Post By: Joe Calhoon Today, 10:30 AM Go to last post
    lowell holmes

    Chris Swarz surfaced at Highland Woodworking.

    Thread Starter: lowell holmes

    I wondered what happened and he left Lee Valley. I logged on to Highland woodworking and an article he wrote popped up. While on a trip that passed through Atlanta, I visited their store.

    Last Post By: Kory Cassel Today, 7:36 AM Go to last post
    Malcolm Schweizer

    Share your stupid moments

    Thread Starter: Malcolm Schweizer

    I always say, "I love a good laugh, especially when it's on me." Here's my latest "duh moment." I spent a long time with a combination plane hand-rabbeting some pine boards for building a steam box. (Note: I do this by hand because I enjoy it and not for bravado.) All I had to do was drill the...

    Last Post By: Kris Cook Yesterday, 10:31 PM Go to last post
    Malcolm Schweizer

    What are your UNIQUE TO YOU safety rules in the shop?

    Thread Starter: Malcolm Schweizer

    We all know the basics- wear a dust mask, don't wear long clothing around moving parts, never reach behind the saw blade... but that's not what this post is about. This post is about your own personal safety rules for your shop based on what your own past experience. I figure we can all gain...

    Last Post By: Robert Engel Today, 10:21 AM Go to last post