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  1. I think you should clarify whether the wall has...

    I think you should clarify whether the wall has fill behind it, but If the wall is crumbling that says moisture to me, so I'm guessing the wall has fill behind it. So you'll need what Dan suggested,...
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    Rod, If he makes all the changes you've...

    Rod,
    If he makes all the changes you've suggested, he'll be back working in the shop after the five years it takes him to get all new equipment and convert everything to metric!

    ;-)
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    Another tip is that smaller projects are quicker...

    Another tip is that smaller projects are quicker and can be more rewarding. Turning, cutting boards, boxes, etc.

    I have two kids under two and stay at home with them, but my wife will take the...
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    It's a trial and error kind of thing. I don't...

    It's a trial and error kind of thing. I don't think you have defective equipment, it's just very fiddly and takes patience and time to get it right. I have a Grzzly DS with basically the same drive...
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    The auction I was at last week said the same...

    The auction I was at last week said the same thing. I paid with a personal check with no problem. No backup or anything.
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    Glad to hear you saved some money, but I have to...

    Glad to hear you saved some money, but I have to agree with Glenn. I would get pretty angry with some people at an event like that.
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    65 is fine with me, it's all those zero degree...

    65 is fine with me, it's all those zero degree days that I hate.

    I enjoy the first couple weeks of wearing long pants, then I wish it was shorts and t shirt weather again!

    Our temps...
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    I would call that being a resourceful ww'er and...

    I would call that being a resourceful ww'er and not lazy, since most all pumps I've seen have that function built in to the handle.
    Maybe I'll keep a cheap 6" f clamp in my car from now on for...
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    If you want it quickly, check your local Fastenal.

    If you want it quickly, check your local Fastenal.
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    Yes, it's necessary to milling wood. The jointer...

    Yes, it's necessary to milling wood. The jointer makes it flat, the planer makes the opposing side parallel to the jointed side. If you just used the jointer, you'd have four flat sides but likely...
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    It's not that hard to navigate sketchup with the...

    It's not that hard to navigate sketchup with the touchpad, maybe easier than you'd think.

    At any rate, my 5 year old ASUS laptop runs Sketchup without any problem, and so did my 10 year old Dell...
  12. The simplest/easiest storage, what I have, is...

    The simplest/easiest storage, what I have, is simply a 3/4" board fastened to a flat wall. The lip at the back of the top jaw can rest on the board and gravity will hold it in place. If you have...
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    That looks like a great deal for someone! You...

    That looks like a great deal for someone!

    You might want to include the model number.
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    Maybe try some good ole paste wax and see if...

    Maybe try some good ole paste wax and see if that's any better? Globes are my go to when I run into this. I use the sticky nitrile type gloves.
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    Looks interesting Phil! I'd love to test it but...

    Looks interesting Phil! I'd love to test it but I don't get enough shop time with two young kids. Good luck!
  16. I think he should have taken the $100! Looks...

    I think he should have taken the $100! Looks like maybe a 15"? It looks like an oddball - not a nice vintage machine and not a newer one.
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    Have you talked to the guy on the phone? For a...

    Have you talked to the guy on the phone? For a deal like this I'd be on the phone to make sure I'm comfortable with the guy, and for sure get pictures of it. When you say you're putting down a...
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    CNN? Their mobile site at least will display...

    CNN? Their mobile site at least will display weather after you enter your zip, and it remembers it.
  19. If I get a half hour or so, I'll read through...

    If I get a half hour or so, I'll read through that post. Then I probably won't be of any help. ;-). Good luck!
  20. Right tilt here too. Only downside (if you want...

    Right tilt here too. Only downside (if you want to call it that) is the blade tilts toward the fence which can trap the wood. There are easy workaround a though.
    Moral: it's not a big deal.
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    Advantages: Quieter Less tearout No fussy...

    Advantages:
    Quieter
    Less tearout
    No fussy knife changes
    More time between "knife" changes
    Draws less amps (I think?)

    Here's a fww'ing article on cost. ...
  22. You didn't mention your budget, but I assume you...

    You didn't mention your budget, but I assume you can afford all the ones you mentioned. Are you saving for other large tool purchases that you could use some of this money for? If so I'd try to talk...
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    I know you said you're kind of OCD, but if you're...

    I know you said you're kind of OCD, but if you're turning a piece why worry about blade marks? Sorry, no suggestion on blade as I need to do some homework on this as well (though not for your...
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    You need to check the classifieds and get in the...

    You need to check the classifieds and get in the car and head to southern Maryland. 8" jointer and 20" planer for $2300, both with spiral heads.
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    I'm not sure why you seem to be against Shop Fox....

    I'm not sure why you seem to be against Shop Fox. They're the same as Grizzly and cheaper than Jet and especially powermatic.

    Surprised your considering new powermatic after trying hard to get a...
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