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  1. You should take that $50 and spend a portion of...

    You should take that $50 and spend a portion of it on a 12 pack of good beer / some doughnuts / anything your neighbors will appreciate and value and develop a relationship with them (and their...
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    I think everyone struggles to keep the ship...

    I think everyone struggles to keep the ship sailing in the proper direction, even the folks who are well established and have been at it for a long time. I never said anyone had it easy, but I do...
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    It depends. Is there (good) money in custom,...

    It depends. Is there (good) money in custom, hand-crafted furniture making? Short answer: No, not really. Long answer: you need to define (good) money...

    Most folks who operate doing this...
  4. I use the Makita branded Systainers (made by...

    I use the Makita branded Systainers (made by Tanos.) They have the older style latches (no T loc) but are otherwise identical to the older Festool systainers and have some compatibility with the new...
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    Sounds like your out feed table is sagging and...

    Sounds like your out feed table is sagging and your straight edge isn’t actually long enough to verify that.
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    I've always disposed of oily rags by putting them...

    I've always disposed of oily rags by putting them straight into a lidded 5 gallon container that is at least half filled with water, completely submerging them in water and closing the lid. I think...
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    I drove 10 hrs (each way) for my 66 that is...

    I drove 10 hrs (each way) for my 66 that is similar age to yours. 3 HP baldor, 52 fence, couple of Forrest blades, aftermarket miter gauge. Only ding against it is some surface rust inside the base,...
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    Thanks Jim. I just sent him an email.

    Thanks Jim. I just sent him an email.
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    Bringing this thread back from the dead a...

    Bringing this thread back from the dead a bit...does anyone know the actual height (off the floor) of the MM 24? I’ve googled for the last 20 minutes and am still coming up empty handed with overall...
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    You might wander over to owwm.org and do some...

    You might wander over to owwm.org and do some searches. Lots of PM 1150 / 1200 discussion and rebuilds there.
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    Do you currently have a bandsaw or have any...

    Do you currently have a bandsaw or have any experience with using one? What are your expectations? How much re-saw capacity do you really want / need? Do you have a jointer or planer or have the...
  12. Thanks for the reply, Jeff! Definitely helps to...

    Thanks for the reply, Jeff! Definitely helps to hear some first hand feedback. That's about what I expected to hear, but wanted to know if there were any issues with this particular model.

    I'd...
  13. I'm also on the same path. I started with the...

    I'm also on the same path. I started with the 12" Oliver 166 jointer and have been on the hunt for an old arn planer and mortiser for the last year or two. Keeps things interesting looking for the...
  14. SCM S50 planer - anybody have experience

    Does anybody know any specs on the SCM S50 planer? I've seen plenty of the S52 and S520 models around...visually, the S50 appears to have been concurrent with the S52/63, but seems odd to have a...
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    Buy used is a much better value and the older...

    Buy used is a much better value and the older machines were built better than most of what you can buy new these days.
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    It all depends on what you build, the lumber you...

    It all depends on what you build, the lumber you tend to work with, and how much it bothers you to rip down lumber just to mill it. Everybody will have different answers to the above criteria, but in...
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    This is the truth

    This is the truth
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    I have a 12" Oliver 166 and would never want to...

    I have a 12" Oliver 166 and would never want to move it around and not even because it weighs 2000 lbs...more because I have it dialed in where it currently sits and there is no twist in the base. ...
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    Bigger is always better with jointers if you have...

    Bigger is always better with jointers if you have the space and budget. That is all.
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    I've this happen plenty of times with impact...

    I've this happen plenty of times with impact drivers of different makes. If you tap the end of the stuck bit abruptly on a hard surface, many times the shock of the impact can loosen the driver bit...
  21. Yep, that's what I was going to say in my...

    Yep, that's what I was going to say in my previous post was that if I did strictly or even mostly job site finish work (cabinet installs, finish carpentry, etc) and didn't have a shop with a nice...
  22. I've got tons of Black Locust that would fit that...

    I've got tons of Black Locust that would fit that bill. What is the intended use? Straight grain? S4S? Hell, if don't ever make it up to my neck of the woods and you pay shipping and handling...
  23. I own the Makita (cordless) track saw, have used...

    I own the Makita (cordless) track saw, have used both a TS55 and TS75 as well as the Mafell MT55 track saw. For an appropriately outfitted Mafell track saw setup comparable to my Makita setup...
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    Patrick, I know where you’re at and how you...

    Patrick,

    I know where you’re at and how you feel. I’ve been in a similar situation but I’m 32, have young kids and a wife, and live in a somewhat rural area, so slightly different circumstances...
  25. I'm building a custom sized maple entry door...

    I'm building a custom sized maple entry door right now and was really struggling to find the proper door bottom / sweep and jamb weather stripping options and came across this thread on a search. ...
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