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Old 06-16-2017, 10:08 AM   #1
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So, I've gone off the deep end... When I started this whole "wood working thing," my idea was to keep it simple and aimed at a system that could do basic cabinetry work ...
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Old 06-16-2017, 10:29 AM   #2
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It's gorgeous. Good score!
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Looks snappy.
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Old 06-16-2017, 10:53 AM   #4
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I believe I am falling into this same pitfall. I just spent the last week with my buddy who is a master cabinet maker, building my inlaws a free standing cabinet. I have a whole new list of tools and a need for a shop addition.
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Old 06-16-2017, 12:42 PM   #5
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Curtis does nice work. That's beautiful. I have the same model and year, and it does not look nearly that good. Pictures later.
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Old 06-16-2017, 01:29 PM   #6
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Ryan, you haven't even started down the slippery slope of vintage machinery. When all of your equipment weighs over 1000# each then let's talk. I moved about 40,000# out of my old shop in the last couple of months. That was about half of the equipment.
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Old 06-16-2017, 01:52 PM   #7
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Ryan, you haven't even started down the slippery slope of vintage machinery. When all of your equipment weighs over 1000# each then let's talk. I moved about 40,000# out of my old shop in the last couple of months. That was about half of the equipment.
Yeah. My collection is made up of home/hobbyist stuff more than industrial. I do list after the big stuff though!
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Old 06-16-2017, 02:01 PM   #8
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If you want to lust after some BIG woodworking equipment, check out Northfield Woodworking Machinery: http://www.northfieldwoodworking.com/ Built in the USA, and for the most part their products haven't changed in decades - a new table saw or bandsaw looks just like one from the 1940s or 1950s.
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Old 06-16-2017, 02:12 PM   #9
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Now all you need is the delta drill press of the same era!
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Old 06-16-2017, 03:02 PM   #10
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Now all you need is the delta drill press of the same era!
I already got that base covered:

http://www.garagejournal.com/2015/09...n-drill-press/
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Old 06-16-2017, 03:44 PM   #11
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Yeah. My collection is made up of home/hobbyist stuff more than industrial. I do list after the big stuff though!
It's easy to get there. I started where you are.
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Now I just need to figure out who this "Curtis" guy is and how I can get some bargain-able dirt on the fella. Lord knows restorations like that cant be cheap... Fortunately, I CAN BE BOUGHT!!!

Seriously, I admire the quality of both the equipment he restores and your shop. The simplicity is pushing me to scale back the clutter in mine.
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Old 06-16-2017, 04:37 PM   #13
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Now I just need to figure out who this "Curtis" guy is and how I can get some bargain-able dirt on the fella. Lord knows restorations like that cant be cheap... Fortunately, I CAN BE BOUGHT!!!

Seriously, I admire the quality of both the equipment he restores and your shop. The simplicity is pushing me to scale back the clutter in mine.
You'd be surprised. I actually have around $600 in the jointer.
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Ryan, be very careful. That's a slippery slope you are walking on...
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Old 06-16-2017, 07:21 PM   #15
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That's funny that you posted that today. I just started looking for a 6" jointer 2 days ago. Your's is a beauty.
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And there goes the "dust free shop" idea.
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Enjoy exploring that rat hole!!!
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Old 06-17-2017, 11:07 AM   #18
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And there goes the "dust free shop" idea.
Jointers don't really make dust. They make big chips. Super easy to sweep.

I gotta figure out some dust collection for my old table saw though. That thing is killing me.
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I have the same jointer but not a Delta/Milwaukee. I'm not sure I knew Delta and Milwaukee were combined when yours was made. Mine is just a Delta. I have found that the jointer needs to be overdriven with a larger pulley on a 3450 RPM motor. I'm running mine at 5000 RPM. The ideal cutting rate is around 14,000 cuts per minute. To get this you have to determine your infeed speed and that won't be consistant w/o a power feeder.

Personally, I think a power feeder is a boon to jointing and shaping.
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Old 06-17-2017, 01:32 PM   #20
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Very neat! Old tools do have a certain appeal. I have a beautiful 1951 Delta Rockwell DP-600 that would go beautifully with that! Even the knobs are similar in size/shape/design.

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