A shop in the making
I am slowly coming up with a shop. I have a 40' x 50' building next door that I used to keep janitorial supplies in. I've sold most of that stuff and am putting together a shop on a shoe string budget, meaning I am close to broke. I've gotten myself an old Rockwell 13" x 6" planer and an Nortech 8" jointer. The planer is 3 phase equipment and I am working out a deal now with my woodworking mentor to acquire a 3 phase rotary converter. This converter can handle a 20 horsepower motor startup. The planer is only 5 horse. I need to make friends with an electrician and get him or her to look at that new breaker box and those wires coming from the pole and tell me how to proceed. I would love to hire an electrician but I spent all my money on that red oak. I've been buying it in the rough and planing and straight edging one edge and reselling it. My goal is to get to 1000 bf. I make sure and sell it cheaper than the box stores. I've already gotten my first price break and have passed than on. Those file cabinets are where my sandpaper will go to live.
Last edited by mjdtexan; 03-04-2011 at 08:02 AM.