Space and need have been the restraints the last few years.
on the short list
60 gal AC
I only want for 1 thing publishers clearing house 10 million dollar prize so I can build house of LOML's dreams & the shop of my dreams & stock it accordingly. May as well dream big A Frank?
"Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
"If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart
I would consume too much bandwidth listing all I don't have. But three come to mind:
A good shaper;
A scroll saw;
A better lathe.
The shaper would be nice. I currently have a Grizzly G8693 mini-shaper. It is a "mini" but is a working sucka. Amazing. But the real McCoy would be nice.
Scroll saw, I don't have because I don't want one. I inherited a very old, very large, industrial quality 24" Delta and promptly sold it. That endeavor simply does not appeal to me.
I have been singing the virtues of my $400.00 Grizzly G1067Z lathe for a long time. I still consider it one of the best dollar value lathes on the market. But, now I realize limitations of low speed and lack of power and am ready to move up. When the pocketbook is ready, I'm ready.
I want a bigger shop - but there's no room.
If I had a bigger shop, there's a whole bunch of tools I'd want.
Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.
1. Wood Lathe
2. MM16 bandsaw.
3. Have the town I live ok my request for a variance. To allow me to Enlarge my shop.
Last edited by Russ Massery; 11-25-2006 at 09:01 PM.
Really need a workbench bad - Workmates just aint cuttin it. Just nowhere to put it. I've used all kinds of things as a workbench - the top of my TS, DP table, picnic table, the floor. I'm hoping the Jetson's model comes out soon - the one that folds up to the size of a sugar cube and morphs into a massive 700 Lb, 7 ft long vise-covered beast when the right button is pushed.
Link to my ongoing ClearVue DC Install on CV's site: http://www.gallery2.clearvuecyclones...s-Mini-CV1400/
My feeling is like expressed by others: more shop space. Need it, don't have it.
But tools themselves? I use to have too many, sold off tons of stuff. Now I purchase a few things I don't really need but instead simply want.
If the business expands there are upgrades to present equipment and a couple items I don't currently have which would enhance production.
But space will remain the top issue.
Take care, Mike
Wenzloff & Sons Sawmakers
Here's my list of tools I want but have no room for.
1) Widebelt sander, I'd want a 37" or wider. Not only do I lack the space, but also sufficient power
2) Big sliding table saw
3) Oscillating spindle sander. I may find a way to squeeze one in the shop I have.
4) Downdraft spray booth
5) Large mortising machine
6) Large assembly table
7) Edge sander
8) 12" or wider jointer
9) Dedicated Rip saw
Oh well, dream on...joe
One of the common wood working machines that I have no desire to own is the shaper. Iíve works with industrial machines, large & small all of my working life but the shaper just scares me!
"I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a
friend...if you have one."
--George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill
"Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second..if there is
--Winston Churchill, in response