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    Nice shop

    Had a visit today with a nice rural business near here. One of their enterprises is a nice big shop for their own use, as well as custom millwork.
    They had some serious big iron in the shop, picked up by the owner in his travels. I never saw one of these, which he called a "straight line saw", for straightening up the live edge on a big board off the sawmill.
    Very cool.
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    Pretty cool I wonder if that straight line saw would fit in my basement, sure could use it
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    Just look at all of that precious open space in picture #3. That is a great facility. I'll take the facility; you can have the equipment. Deal???

    Enjoy,
    Jim
    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.
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    That straight line saw appears to have one or two horsepower, huh?

    The conventional tablesaw on the left side in the last pic looks like a toy next to the rest of that equipment. Cool shop...thanks for the photos.
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    Like Jim said Peter, I would take the facility any day. That guy has his walls covered exactly like i would like in my next shop. Old iron takes up too much space.
    cheers

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    It sure is a nice building. The shop part in the pics is about 40 x 60 x maybe 16high. There's an unheated lumber storage, complete with Woodmizer, about 4 times the size of the shop. I was there on other business, so didn't want to be taking too many pics.
    Almost meets my idea of the ideal shop: big enough to turn a tour bus around inside without backing up.
    Not bad for a sideline to the business.
    Peter

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    That is a nice shop. The guy I get my wood from has one of those saws. Has a laser to line up the board to giving the best yield, runs it through and cuts the rough edge off.
    Darren

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