Thu, Jul 22, 2004, 7:00pm firstname.lastname@example.org (Jay Pique) admitted:
<snip> I am, however, a "paid professional" <snip>
Paid professional what?
Every thing that happens stays happened.
- Death waxes philosophical
Accurate, though. I'm a paid employee of a cabinetmaker, and I do
pretty much everything involved in the construction of cabinetry. Am
I a "master"? Not yet. Will I be? That's certainly my goal.
Right now I'm just trying to soak up as much as I can from my current
employer - a lot of which includes learning what *not* to do, IMO.
It's frustrating at times, but I feel like I'm headed in the right
direction. Between books and the internet I think I'm learning fairly
I'm also paying my way to the IWF in Atlanta next month, and while
there I hope to meet with a number of larger shop owners. Ideally I'd
find myself a new job, but I think it will be worthwhile no matter the
outcome. I can't wait to check out all of the production shop
equipment. My dream is to run an extremely well tooled and
efficiently run 2 man shop - just me and an apprentice. To start I'll
focus exclusively on built in cabinetry, and take great pains to
streamline the process as much as I can. We'll see.
Any other wreckers going to ATL?
I'll have to see what kinda bit I can use in that there kitchen router
to make it "artisitic".
This weekend I used my handy Milwaukee cordless sawzall to cut thru a
roll of (basement) carpet (12' wide, but only for a length of ~4';
then the other 14'+ needed to only be ~8' wide). Worked like a charm,
though we went back with scissors to trim the few random "strings"!
On 23 Jul 2004 12:20:09 -0700, email@example.com (WoodChuck34)
Because not everyone has the money. hehe.
Also the panel saw is awesome but it is limited in its function so not
everyone has the need of a specialty tool.
Never used a sliding table saw so dont know if its better or not. I would
love to have the sliding table saw to try it out.
I am curious as to what you mean by "limited in it function"?
I have two in the shop one is unable to use dado blades and the other one is
dado capable. Other than this fact what is limited about these saws? As
compared to any decent cabinetmaking saw???
I find them to be far more useful and productive than a regular table
I'm also wondering about all the "no money, no space" justifications. I
have a 9x19 shop with no table saw. The bandsaw is my primary saw. I was
considering building a panel saw and mounting it on the wall. It seems me
that would be relatively inexpensive and wouldn't take up that much room
mounted on the wall. Am I missing something?
It will also tilt out a couple feet and is easier to use if you've got another
few inches shoulder clearance to muscle the boards up to it.
I've got a 25' x 48' shop, and couldn't find space for one if I tried. Besides,
I'll be ripping a lot of 6-8" tulip poplar down to face frame width this
weekend, so I don't really see the benefit for me. I do cut some panels, maybe
about 10 a year. To pay $1000 and more for a machine that is necessary that few
times drives me right over to my circular saw and straight edge.
Someone noted he had two panel saws, one fitted for regular cutting, one for
dados. Sounds like fun, but his shop must be the size of a blimp hanger. I'm
not at all sure, either, how large a dado set one of them would swing, nor how
will it does tilted, nor how well a molding head would fit, nor...just a whole
bunch of things. Can you do a stopped dado? And on from there.
"I think the most un-American thing you can say is, 'You can't say that.' "
On Fri, 23 Jul 2004 02:54:20 GMT, "Mark Wells"
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Glad you mentioned this. I was wo0ndering about these and how good
Anyone built/used one and have any opinions? Cutting panels seems to
be the biggest bug these days for saws generally.
I actually think that the panel saws being referred to are the large
horizontal machines, niot these wall ones. They are very expensive and
take up huge space.
It's not the milk and honey we hate. It's having it
rammed down our throats.
For all the benefits a panel saw might supply, I have yet to see an
affordable one or a build-your-own model that can cut diagonals. Same for
mitres? There must other cuts that a panel saw can't do that a table saw
can. I suppose one could work around it by clamping sheet goods on an angle,
but it would be a pain to readjust for incremental cuts to sneak up on a
cutting line and pretty well impossible for cutting a 90° slice off the
middle of a 4'x8' sheet.
And yes, you can add a chop saw or something similar to do things like
mitres, but doesn't that defeat some of the biggest proponents for a panel
saw, the saving of space and money?
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