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    So, what's next? Tools that is!

    Well now that I have my tablesaw, I have only three items left that I want.

    In no particular order.

    1) 17" bandsaw for resawing. Thinking G0513X2B http://www.grizzly.com/products/G0513X2B

    2) 8" jointer, with spiral head and parallelogram bed. Thinking G0490Xhttp://www.grizzly.com/products/G0490X

    3) W&H Molding machine. OK, I don't know why, I just want one. http://www.williamsnhussey.com/collections/molders

    Some where along the line, I will need a good dust collection system. It is a given, so I am not counting it.

    So, what is on your long term list?
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    1. Half set of hollows and rounds

    2. Pair of half rounds

    3. Infill smoother

    4. Paring chisels

    5. Cranked paring chisels.

    6. New driver (Ping or Taylor Made)
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    You aint gonna love me for this but i want a new decent lathe my preference is the Nova DXP

    Then i would love a CNC you have not mentioned CNC if you gonna have machines you gotta have one. Just have no clue which jury is still out on this one.


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    OOOPS i thought we were talking machines Bill. My handtool list is way way too long.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
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    OOOPS i thought we were talking machines Bill. My handtool list is way way too long.
    No, I read it very carefully and he just said tools!
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    Well first thing is an electrical upgrade to the garage so I can get....

    1. Dust Collector
    2. 17" bandsaw
    3. Bigger, Better lathe
    4. More HP, better router
    5. Bigger chainsaw

    Hoping to get to the electrical upgrade and dust collector this summer.
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    steve the W&H is work horse, but you need to make alot of molding to make it worth while and around our parts, there are to many commercial shops making straight trim,, but the curved trim is where the hussy can come into play..

    i used to want a bryd head for the planer but that is a long ways off now.. unless i can sell alot of my extra toys or supplies.

    your other choices are good ones..
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    1) Grinder (mine burnt up last week)

    2) Dust Collector

    3) New shop computer and multiple monitors

    4) A lathe...yes I know....but no a metal lathe

    5) A milling machine
    Darren

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    Not much. A few things would be fun (CNC, larger planer, better miter saw, spiral head for jointer) but, all in all, I have about all I want and more than I need. What I could really use is a large clock that I could slow down or turn off so hours in the shop are not at the expense of those needed elsewhere.
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    Is time considered a tool? I need time.
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    I'm pretty well set up, but there is always a list of "golly, wouldn't this be nice" items.

    1. I have a 6" jointer, but a larger one would be nice. Then again, after my current projects, I want to concentrate on smaller items.

    2. Improve air flow in my spray area. (Ideally, build a seperate finish room, but I really don't want to do any more building additions.

    3. Laser engraver. Yeah - a dream that won't come true, but I can dream, can't I?
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