And if I might add to the list, the dollars it would take to
buy one would take away from the dollars to buy a stroke
sander and the space it would take up would take space away
from the space where'd I'd be keeping my stroke sander.
UA100, who'd much rather have a stroke sander any day...
Ooooh yeah - I've simply GOT to get one of those as well. Maybe I'd
better add another thousand feet to my fictitious shop so I can
properly house my imaginary panel saw and stroke sander.
On Fri, 23 Jul 2004 00:16:16 GMT, "Mortimer Schnerd, RN"
That's always my problem. Don't have jointer or planer at this time,
so I try to work with s4s, which means I can't afford to make anything
bigger than a breadbox. If I could afford the planer and jointer I
could buy cheaper rough lumber, but after buying the tools I wouldn't
have the dough to buy even rough-sawn. I could always go neander and
buy rough and surface it with a hand plane, but with the amount of
shop time I usually get that would mean I can only finish one project
a decade instead of my current one every 5 years....
Life is hard.
Now, wait a minute. There are options aside from buying a planer and
jointer that will allow you to build something bigger than a breadbox.
Find yourself a decent lumber supplier, one who will surface the wood
for ya. Try woodfinder.com. Or even the phone book.
I've bought wood locally and mail order and haven't had any trouble
having the places doing the selling plane and joint the wood for but a
small extra charge.
On Fri, 23 Jul 2004 11:05:45 -0700, Tim Douglass
The lil' local hardwood supplier in a small town north of here will turn S2S
and S3S into S4s for me for a small additional charge. Pretty sure most HW
suppliers would do the same. Don't know your frame-of-reference, but's its
still much cheaper that S4S from the BORG
Yeah. I thought so too, but my shop is narrow and long, and cutting sheet goods
horizontally was an exercise in contortionism. A few times I'd lay the panels
down out in the back yard and hack them up with Pennstate's saw guide, but I got
tired of shoveling snow out of a section of the outdoor 'annex', or cleaning mud
of of everything.
I saved up for a panel saw over a few years and don't ever regret buying it.
When it stands against the wall it only takes up about a foot of floor space.
Probably. But what do you do with the cabinet grade particle board like that I
currently am using: it is 144" x 25".
"I think the most un-American thing you can say is, 'You can't say that.' "
On Thu, 22 Jul 2004 22:19:52 GMT, "patrick conroy"
Let's see...gross income less FICA plus illegal gambling gains less
social security plus change stolen from neighbors couch divided by
avacados number equals right around "zero". I am, however, a "paid
professional", whatever that means.
|On Thu, 22 Jul 2004 22:19:52 GMT, "patrick conroy"
|>> Why doesn't everyone just get a panel saw for cutting large sheet|>> goods? Seems like a much better option than even a sliding table saw.
|>It prolly is.|>Just how much moola you got to throw at this hobby?
|Let's see...gross income less FICA plus illegal gambling gains less
|social security plus change stolen from neighbors couch divided by
|avacados number equals right around "zero". I am, however, a "paid
|professional", whatever that means.
I'm confused. Do you mean "Avogadro's number" (6.02*10^23) or
Which brings up the question, can you make anything out of avocado
(persea) other than guacamole? [g]
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