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    David Falkner

    2nd Build (first) - CNC Router

    Thread Starter: David Falkner

    Building my 2nd CNC first, I hope. I have been researching for over a year, read a thousand threads and articles, and am hopefully building my 'second machine' for my first. There is still a ton to learn and that process will probably never stop. Of this I am certain, I will be in new territory...

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    Eric Schubert

    My First Workbench Build - A Journal

    Thread Starter: Eric Schubert

    Welcome to my journal thread for my very first major build: a workbench! I plan to add photos and updates as I make progress on the bench build, which may or may not be frequently. It all depends on how it plays out. But, I'm hoping that it'll be a learning experience for both you and me, and...

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    Rich Riddle

    What are Your other Hobbies

    Thread Starter: Rich Riddle

    Besides woodworking, what are your other "hobbies?" A closely related one to woodworking for me is restoring old woodworking machines (owwm). I tend to restore them for use in the shops or for friends. I also collect inexpensive wrist watches. You won't find any Rolex, Omega, or other expensive...

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    Duncan Ellis

    Setting up New Basement Shop - Need Layout Ideas

    Thread Starter: Duncan Ellis

    This is my first post to the forum, although I've been a lurker for the past several months. I've been a hobby fabricator and racecar builder for several years, however recently I've started to develop more interest in adding wood working. I posted a few previous (non-wood projects) below, my...

    Last Post By: Duncan Ellis Today, 9:21 AM Go to last post
    John TenEyck

    MINIMAX FS-35: Planer Speed

    Thread Starter: John TenEyck

    Anyone know if the planer speed can be reduced w/o major rebuild? The stock speed is about 30 fpm, and my nearly 4 hp machine bogs down if I try to take off more than about 1/32". This seems rediculous to me. If I could cut the speed in half cut quality would improve and I'd be able to take off...

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    Julie Moriarty

    Building a J-Class Sailboat

    Thread Starter: Julie Moriarty

    While waiting for the egg to hatch (buying a house) I've found myself lost without having something to create. So I decided to build a sailboat. It's going to be a replica of this, except how it looked when first built in 1934: J-Class Endeavour Length - 39.56m / 130ft Beam - 6.80m / 22ft...

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    Terry Beadle

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    David L Morse

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    Tony Zaffuto

    A bit of Nostalgia ... for me

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