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- My Shop
Some detailed information about my workshop.
- Power Tools
- Can't remember the model numbers without going into the shop.Some maybe
Powermatic 66 ten inch table saw,Grizzly ten inch table saw,1952 DeWalt 14inch radial arm saw,sears 10inch radial arm,2 ten inch Makita miters and one ten inch Delta. 5or6 "skill saws".The new top of the line Makita
Is the nicest I've ever used and I've used a lot of different ones.Delta 14inch bandsaw,various saber saws,a couple of chainsaws and a 5x6 Grizzly metal cutting bandsaw.
For surfacing,a 20 inch RBI planer, a 12 inch antique sears planer, 8 inch Grizzly jointer, 6 inch sears jointer
Makita hand planer and a 25 inch Grizzly double drum sander. Several random orbit sanders,misc quarter sheet and half sheet sanders. Oscilating sander and belt sanders.
Routers listed above,several hand grinders,Kreg jigs, 6 or 8 pneumatic nail guns of various gauges, three portable - one a four cylinder Emglow that was a main stay in my construction business and a seven horse 60 gallon for my shop.I guess my three horse cyclone dust collector is just the opposite.
An old sears lathe , a wire feed welder,stick welder, a3/4 horse Shop Fox hollow chisel Mortiser,drill press,many corded drills four Makita cordless,three Makita impacts and the list goes on with hand held power tools.One thing,the Grizzly 8inch jointer has the carbide insert cutter head that should last a very long time.
- My Shop
- My home shop is about 100 feet behind my house so it's very accessible.I built it about 15 years ago for my old car hobby but I've sold most of them so I've it into a wood shop so I don't have go 11 miles to the main shop.the main shop is larger and better equipped than what I've listed above.Anyway,my home shop is 24x36 feet. It contains my tools and about 4000 feet of lumber with ample room to work. It is well insulated and has a propane gas home type furnace but is not air conditioned so I have to run a dehumidifier in the summer. I have about another 5000 board feet of lumber that would crowd the shop space if I put it in it.
All my lumber I've cut myself and air dryed -most I've even helped saw. Some is skip planed and some is surfaced to3/4 inch or thicker. Have several species- red oak,white oak, burr oak, black walnut, soft maple, hard maple,aromatic cedar,basswood, spruce and a couple species of ash. This winter I'm going to cut about 2000 feet of White Oak that was given to me.
- Woodworker Information
A few details about myself.
- Finally filling out my biography-I procrastinate!
I've lived in southern mn. Since 1965. Born and raised in Northern Mn. Close to the iron range.
I am married to my wife of 48 years.We have two adult daughters and one grandson and three granddaughters.Our grandson is a senior at the University of Mn. And our oldest granddaughter is a senior in high school.She will be playing hockey at some college next year but has.not taken any up on their offers.
the two younger ones are in grade school and junior high.
I was a lifelong carpenter,job superintendent and small business owner-hence my pretty well equiped shop.May as well buy tools when they are tax deductible! Wood working has gone hand in hand with my work so I've been doing it a long time. I started helping my dad when I was about 8 years old building houses and lake homes.Back then most of the work was done by hand with hand tools.I guess that's why I don't have much interest in working with vintage tools. Construction and wood working go back many generations to Germany where my ancestors were wooden ship builders for the most part.
- Albert Lea mn.
- I've been a life long gear head.I was up to ten old cars but with getting older I'm getting rid of most.I still have a 1927 Chevrolet one ton truck,1964 Ford galaxie convertible,1991 Mercury Capri convertible and a 1995.Mustang convertible.Cars and watching my grand children in things are about my only interests-oh I guess traveling some also. Foregot- tinkering with things also.
- Favorite Router
- I like porter Cable tools when they were built better than now. I have four PC routers,a DeWalt and a couple of old Sears which are one of the reasons I don't care for Sears power tools.I don't have any big routers because if I need the power or want to make a production type run I use my shaper.
- Woodworking Experience (Years)
- Probably about fifty
- First Name
- United States
- Tough as nails and nearly as smart
Good tools don't cost- they pay!
- Tough as nails and nearly as smart