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  About Me

  • My Shop
    Some detailed information about my workshop.
    Power Tools
    Table saw with the Incrs LS fence positioning system, router table with the PC router table as described above. The table is mounted between the rails on the saw and the positioning system.

    I have a radial arm saw that is used very little, mostly for cutting longer pieces of rough cut lumger to shorter lengths.


    A 17" Grizzfy Band Saw

    A 6" Grizzly Jointer to replace my PC bench jointer

    A Dewalt 735 planer.

    A Sears combo belt and and disc sander,.

    A hand held belt sander that is seldom used.

    My most recent is a Dust Right Dust Collector from Rockler.

    A skill saw that is used only when cutting up full sized sheets of ply wood. I bought a guide from Rockler so that the cuts with the skill saw are pretty accurate. This method of cutting sheets of plywood works much better for me that trying to wrestle them on the table saw.

    A PC biscuit cutter.

    A Dewalt palm sander

    A Black and Decker Orbital sander.

    A Sears bench drill press.

    A Dewalt corded drill.

    A 20v PC cordless drill

    Bosch 3727DEVS 6" ROS

    Dewalt Compact Router

    JessEm Doweling Jig

    A 17" Incra LS system added to the router table

    Hegner 18"V Scroll Saw given to me by member of the forum

    PC phnumatic nailer
    My Shop
    When I moved from Alaska, I had met my wife on line. She had been widowed earlier. She and her previous husbanc were life long cotton farmers here in West Texas, farming over 6,000 acres of land. Consequently they needed a large building to do maintance on farm equipment in. Now my wife lease the land and does not farm it herself and this leaves the shop unneeded for maintance. It is a tin buiding about 40 x 80 feet with a
    concrete floor. Lots and lots of room, but in the summer, it is to hot during the day to work in, so at that time of year I can't work out there. Fortunately the winters here are very mild compared to what I was used to in Alaska and I get a lot of shop during during the fall, winter, and spring months.
  • Woodworker Information
    A few details about myself.
    Biography
    I'm new on the block and having some difficulty learning my way around, I'm 74 years oland not very computer literal. I don't do Facebook or Twitter, e-is about as far as I have gone in learning how to communicate on the web.

    I moved here to West Texas eight years ago from Alaska's Kenai Peninsula and until about three years ago had never even thought about woodworking. My interest in photography created an interest in learning how to make picture frames, little did I know what lay ahead. Woodworking stole my heart and photography took second place in my interest. I am really a green horn, but am learning. The only basic tools that I have not purchased fior my shop are a scroll saw and a band saw.

    If anybody is interested, I will reveal how all of this came about and the way my interest grew from buying an inexpenisive little table saw and a chop saw from Sears to spending over eight grand on new and better tools in the past few years.

    I am loving my new found interest and replaced my interest in Alaska which I didn't think would ever be possible.

    Jerry
    Location
    Colorado City, Texas
    Interests
    So far, my interest are, picture frames, jewelry boxes made using dovetail joints made on an Incra Jig, and shadow boxes. I did make a little desk for my wife's grandaughter. She is an artist and wanted a light box. I bought a nice light box and then bullt the desk with a place for the box to set in and them added a lid that closes over the table that the box resides in. It was my first and so far my only attempt at using cherry. I did not stain it but am waiting to see if the cherry wood will change color over time as described from what I have read about it.
    Favorite Router
    I started with a cheap used Craftsman router, didn't like it and gave it away, then in my ignorance about routers, I bought another inexpensive skill, it lasted a very short time, the know that raised and lowered the bit stripped out and so it went into the garbage can. Now I have a PC 893pk which when used under the router table will only work with a good lift. I have it mounted in a Mast R lift that I bought from Incra Tools. I do not suggest that anyone try to use this router when mounted under the router table without a lift. Dust and chip will get between the motor and the base and cause the motor to bind up, it is a real mess when this happens, but with the lift, it works very well.
    Woodworking Experience (Years)
    About 4.5 years started 2009
    First Name
    Jerry
    Country
    United States
  • Signature
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    It has always amazed me how many so called highly educated people, as well lessor educated folk, still believe and insist that mankind came from a rocks, as well as all other living creatures.

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  • Join Date: 06-25-2011
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02-19-2017
10:50 PM - old55 mentioned Jerry Bowen in post Happy Birthday Jerry Bowen
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01-04-2017
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12-28-2016
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12-25-2016
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10-17-2016
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10-14-2016
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10-11-2016
01:46 PM - DesertRatTom mentioned Jerry Bowen in post Resawing question
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08-15-2016
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08-13-2016
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08-03-2016
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07-17-2016
11:29 AM - DesertRatTom mentioned Jerry Bowen in post Wondering About Hand Planes
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07-13-2016
03:34 PM - Stick486 mentioned Jerry Bowen in post Windows 10 install review
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07-12-2016
09:47 AM - DesertRatTom mentioned Jerry Bowen in post NOW I'm Pi$$ed!!!
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07-01-2016
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05-11-2016
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11-25-2015
11:37 PM - tomp913 mentioned Jerry Bowen in post Opinions of Triton Router
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11-18-2015
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05-25-2015
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05-19-2015
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02-23-2017
03:52 PM - Jerry Bowen quoted JFPNCM in post Happy Birthday Jerry Bowen
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02-22-2017
02:57 PM - Herb Stoops quoted Jerry Bowen in post Happy Birthday Jerry Bowen
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01-18-2017
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01-07-2017
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01-06-2017
05:21 PM - Jerry Bowen quoted vindaloo in post incorrect terminology
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01-04-2017
06:26 PM - Jerry Bowen quoted Knothead47 in post Location (Who's near Austin TX)
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01-03-2017
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12-31-2016
10:49 PM - Jack Wilson quoted Jerry Bowen in post Thinking About A Dedicated Band Saw...
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12-29-2016
08:13 PM - Jerry Bowen quoted Herb Stoops in post Carter BS Stabilizer for 17" Grizzly
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12-28-2016
05:32 PM - Jerry Bowen quoted DesertRatTom in post Thinking About A Dedicated Band Saw...
I have the same problem. I am ba...
12-27-2016
10:21 PM - Jerry Bowen quoted DesertRatTom in post Thinking About A Dedicated Band Saw...
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12-26-2016
07:32 PM - Jerry Bowen quoted Jack Wilson in post Thinking About A Dedicated Band Saw...
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