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Hi all -
New member here. Found this site because I am restoring a Powermatic 66 table saw and saw the posting from David!

At the title states, I am new to woodworking. I am in the "acquire tools" phase, which has been really fun. I might have some interesting restore posts in the future. Starting with a Powermatic 66, I have an old Crescent Heavy 20 Bandsaw I am looking to clean up next. I like building things, and making improvements to the house. I am thinking about making furniture for my own use, and just for fun.

I work in technology, and am enjoying this more tactile hobby. Less zeros and ones. :smile:

Nice to meet everyone.

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Hello N/A and welcome to the forums...
We're happy you found us...

About that inquisitiveness of yours... We are all over that, we can help, we really can, w/ have some ''light reading'' for you...
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Welcome from a fellow newbie to these forums. These folks go out of their way to help you.
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Hi Tim and welcome. When you get a minute clear the N/A out of your profile and put Tim in there so that if you don't sign at the end your post we still know what to call you.

You'll never need another saw once you get that one restored. The 66s are about as solid as you can get.
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Welcome to the forum, Tim! Like Chuck said, add your first name to your profile to clear the N/a in the side panel and so we'll remember what to call you. Add your location to your profile, as well.

We do like photos so show us your shop, tools, projects, etc. whenever you're ready. What sort of woodworking are you planning or doing once you get that PM66 up and running (what furniture, house improvements, etc.)?

I worked in the Technology Sector for 25 years so I fully understand where you're coming from on that end.

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Welcome to the forum Tim
Hi Tim, Welcome to the forum,you will like it here. Is 2+2 really =5,as I read recently?

Welcome, Tim...have fun with the 66 restoration...

BTW..."acquire tools" is not a is a life-long objective...we will help you any way we can..after all, it's your money we will spend...:grin:
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Hello and welcome to the router forum, Tim
Hi Tim and welcome. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on that 66. It is +an incredible saw and Powermatic likely has any parts you might need. It is also so rugged it probably won't need many replacement parts, just cleanup. Hopefully everything moves and isn't rusted stuck. If my shop had a concrete floor, that would have been the saw I got.
Welcome to the forum Tim.
G'day Tim. Welcome to the forum.
Welcome aboard Tim. Acquiring and restoring tools becomes as much a hobby as actually using them to build stuff. I've spent more time on building up the shop then building the stuff I want to. Cabinets for the tools, mobility needs, and accessories. Along the way you sharpen the skills to use to build the good "upstairs" stuff. The hobby can take you down many roads from all jigs and power machines to a full out all hand tools style or as I prefer a more hybrid approach. Chisels, files, rasps, and my favorite, old restored hand planes all complement a modern shop. How much you use them depends on you and your taste for knowledge. If you're in a hurry you'll use them less. But you'll find many choices and you'll likely discover your approach may change in time as you evolve. Welcome to the club, have another sip......
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Hey, Tim; welcome! What everyone already said. :)
Welcome to the Router Forums Tim.

You will have a great solid saw when you get that Powermatic 66 restored. I'm guessing you have a decent sized shop with plenty of room.

I'm not familiar with the Crescent Bandsaws but judging by your choice of the table saw, I assume they are nice industrial-grade machines. I've used a lot of big heavy bandsaws, just don't remember the Crescent brand, or don't remember using one if I did.

You need to get these restorations done and get on with building some furniture pieces, I want to see some pictures, maybe show us how to do it.
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