I threw together a video with my thoughts on this jointer/planer. Hopefully it will help people out with purchasing decisions! Let me know if you have any questions about the machine.
So I recently got a 12″ jointer/planer for my basement shop. It weighs 500 pounds, 600 shipped. Getting it down there was tricky but I managed it after some planning and deliberate, slow work. I used three simple machines to help out: wheels, levers, and incline planes. Lever: A harbor freight 1-ton shop crane to… Continue reading Moving a Power Tool into the Basement
I had a bear of a time tracking down a coupon for this thing, posting it for posterity. It expires 6/19/2015. Just print it out and give it to your cashier.
I wanted to do a better job with the newest version of my Longworth chuck. My old one wasn’t perfectly centered and the bolts would often jam in their slots. This time I did all the layout on the lathe rather than by hand. This eliminates the inaccuracies of marking lines and drilling holes by… Continue reading Building a Better Longworth Chuck
I moved my coffee roasting station but kept my blower in the same place (less noise!) so that meant I needed to extend the fume hood’s vent line. I went the cheap route and got a 10′ long piece of HDPE Triplewall pipe which cost about $7.60 at my local Home depot. Its inner diameter… Continue reading HDPE Triple Wall Pipe for Ducting