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Old 01-07-2008, 05:36 PM  
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Building the doors for the built-in hutch required that I go out and buy myself some more tools - a mortising machine and a tennoning jig.

How to drill a square hole? Get one of these!


In the above photo you can see the stem for when I need the lever on the right side. But I'm currently using it on the left side, as shown in the photo below.


There ain't much sense in making perfectly cut mortises if the tennons aren't equally perfect. For that I got meself a tennoning jig. Had to tweek it a little to work on my saw, but it works real well.


I'll be sure and get some pictures of the mortises and tennons as I put the doors together.


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Those are a great addition to your shop. Tables and chairs anyone...put in your orders.
Now don't forget....you need room for alllllllllllthose tools.
I out grew my barn and started to put a shop in the basement. We will see how long I last with the wife see-in all that dust...in the house.
I did get a new antique wooden wood clamp, I'll get a pic out , as soon as the new comp.shows up.



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...I did get a new antique wooden wood clamp, I'll get a pic out , as soon as the new comp.shows up.
I'd like to see that.

I've got a steel one from I think WWII era, a real work horse that I couldn't do without. I got it on ebay for about $35 iirc, which would surely cost at least double that new and probably not be as hefty.
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:37 AM  
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How are those tools holding up, and if you could talk about what you would have changed would help .

p.s....please, no life stories....
Well all I've have found on the cabinet saw is the dust port in on the left. Most of us put out dust collection on the right hand size to right away you have to many turns to get it to the left. It was dead on to the miter slot ( now that's a first).Lots of power. Again the miter saw comes with a handle at the back for compounds and they make it to long and I end up cutting off shorter.
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Forgot to mention the Rigid shop vac I got has been used a lot for drywall in the past 2 weeks and it sure goes a long time without cleaning and has lots of sucktion.

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Old 08-30-2008, 11:25 AM  
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I just bought myself a Rigid 18V Lithium Ion Hammer Drill and I love it. There's a toggle switch to turn on and off the hammer option. I was looking at other drills like a 20V Craftsman Li-Ion, but that was a bit more expensive, and also a Makita (or was it Hitachi...) that cost more as well. But the Rigid came with 2 batteries, a universal charger, the drill, and a nifty carrying bag. I had a wimpy craftsman drill that had a bent chuck so it wobbled and snapped several drill bits. Yeah, I'm happy with my new toy... or drill I mean.

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Old 10-31-2008, 01:43 PM  
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Just picked up a Rigid 12" double bevel miter saw.

Setup looks good, now I gotta figure out a good project for it.

Also looking for a stand. Trying to decide if it's worth while to make my own. Been playing w/ cad drawings for design. Or buy a comercial unit. All the reviews I've seen for Dewalt stands have been great. The Ryobi is of simliar design, also gotten great reviews and $100 cheeper. The Ridgid stand has been thoroughly panned based on what I've read.

Anybody have suggestions here?

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I have the dewalt. Workes just fine for going out on jobs.
I would make a table for at home, you can always use a big outfeed table for the saw, and to work on.

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my newest toy! its a '99 craftsman 5 hp 2 cycle 21" single-stage. doesnt work too bad. was $400 new. the ones like this now are 4cycle engines. much better than the shovel!

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That's a pretty cool tool racsan! I am sure it's way better than a shovel. :P



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