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    Alright, you've convinced me then. The answer...

    Alright, you've convinced me then. The answer is:

    The General with the Unifence in the Garage.


    Thank-you for the information and opinions!
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    This purchase involved my most favorite of...

    This purchase involved my most favorite of sellers: A bitter Ex-wife. Husband basically bailed a decade ago and she's had it sitting in storage since then. Just wanted it gone. She sold me the...
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    General 350 vs 1980s Unisaw

    I've had the Delta Unisaw for a while with the Unifence and a 3HP motor and I like it just fine. However I just picked up a really good condition 2HP General 350 (with the crap fence) cause $100.
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  4. Older Biesemeyer Fence w/84" rails and the support leg, Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Not much more to say than what the title says. I'll get a picture later tonight and upload it. This was originally on a Unisaw if that makes any difference.

    I'm in West Michigan.

    Shipping...
  5. It's single phase, 220v, 5hp. I'd heard some...

    It's single phase, 220v, 5hp.

    I'd heard some folks run 2 different grit papers in their dual drum sanders. Is that something that's only practical for the heavier duty sanders with the huge...
  6. Auction Brag Post with a Question (Supermax 37x2 Sander)

    So, I got the "dirty old tool" discount at an auction last Saturday and picked up a Supermax 37x2 dual drum sander for $550. I'd gone there looking for stuff to flip to support my own personal tool...
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    Well, I'm happy to report that upon pickup I did...

    Well, I'm happy to report that upon pickup I did find the sliding table tucked away in a corner. It's gonna take some TLC to clean it up, but that's ok. I also figured out that the owner had put...
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    Ok. I'll PM you this weekend after I've actually...

    Ok. I'll PM you this weekend after I've actually brought them home and can tell what sizes they are.
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    I was definitely uncertain about all the blades...

    I was definitely uncertain about all the blades since as Mel noted, they looked more like moulder knives. But I wasn't sure if maybe there was some method for using them on a shaper and I figured...
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    New (used) shaper auction find!

    I'd been going back and forth about finding/building a better router table or getting a shaper. An auction yesterday made up my mind for me. I picked up a Mini-Max T-3 Sliding table Shaper and a...
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    West Michigan. So yes it freezes. Footings need...

    West Michigan. So yes it freezes. Footings need to be at least 42" deep. Summer isn't too dry, but the area is Ceresco Loam, which doesn't have much clay in it. It rarely gets dry enough to even...
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    During the last flood event the water pooled at...

    During the last flood event the water pooled at about +18" and could have gone higher. But at about 22"-24" the water is high enough that the 20 acres of field on the other side of the creek. I...
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    There are two big issues with a building permit. ...

    There are two big issues with a building permit.

    The first is the non-structural code requirements like energy efficiency. I'm being told that for any Residential Accessory building that will...
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    I was originally considering concrete piers, but...

    I was originally considering concrete piers, but everything I've read makes it clear that with piers of that nature in sandy soil near water, you are constantly at risk of a pier being undermined and...
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    New workshop, foundation considerations

    I'm looking at starting a workshop for myself; probably 32' x 40' x 12'. (though technically, it's going to be a "Sugar Shack" with a boiling room and considered an Ag building because then I can...
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    OHH!! And we have a winner!! Cause I have a...

    OHH!! And we have a winner!! Cause I have a bunch of those sitting under my carport drying as we speak.

    Of course, they won't be ready to worry about flattening until 2021-2022 or so, but that's...
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    Old Iron: Radial Router/Planer

    I saw this in an upcoming auction listing and find myself wanting it for no particularly good reason. I suspect it won't sell for much more than the salvage value of the metals. I know a router...
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    Well, I finally got out to look at both saws. ...

    Well, I finally got out to look at both saws. They decided to leave the 14" outside :(, so of course every bit of exposed metal is covered in rust. Not a huge issue, but its really annoying when...
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    I get the feeling it doesnt change the opinons...

    I get the feeling it doesnt change the opinons much, but just for the sake of clarity, the kind of "sawing logs" Im looking at doing is the 2'-4' chunks of 4"-10" stuff that won't go on most...
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    No three phase, but you can get a functional...

    No three phase, but you can get a functional converter for about $100.
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    The original table is still there under the...

    The original table is still there under the plastic, but I'm uncertain what kind of condition it's in. Overall, the saw doesn't look like it's been kicked around too bad, so I'm optimistic.
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    Help evaluate my bandsaw options please

    Background: I'm currently about to begin construction of a 32' x 40' (I think) hobby shop / lumber drying building. I'm strictly a hobbyist at this point, but I'm planning to work towards some...
  23. Thing is, this really isn't a case of trying to...

    Thing is, this really isn't a case of trying to find a functional solution for her cutting needs. She has small cutting boards that she's been using for a year or so. This is an attempt to meet the...
  24. Her general preference for cutting boards is...

    Her general preference for cutting boards is "Freaking Huge". (regardless of the practicality) Her previous board was about 24" wide and basically the same depth as a standard kitchen counter. So...
  25. Well, the thumbs is the biggest problem, but...

    Well, the thumbs is the biggest problem, but overall her hand strength is just poor. (She'll be 70 in Nov.) I don't think the issue is simply moving the board to the counter to cut on it. She also...
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