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Thread: a mini gloat as in Minimax.

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    a mini gloat as in Minimax.

    Here are a few pics of the new Minimax FS30. I accepted shipment two weeks ago. In addition, I have also uploaded a table that I have been working on. The table is mostly 150 yr old OLD Red Oak barn wood, with lots of nails (removed).

    I have to say that MM or probably more apropriately SCMI, really knows how to fasten a piece of equipment down to the pallet.

    Heavy duty cardboard, some plastic Stops, wood and banding, held this thing in place nicely.

    ON Sunday, I finaly had a chance to use it. It works great.

    The wood was resawn on my MM16

    As you can tell from one of the pics, I still need to make this thing mobile. I tried placing the j/p on the mobile base myself, but it didn't work out well. Later this week, I will bring the tractor home with the loader and lift it on the mobile base.

    Joe
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    That's a sweet-looking combo, Joe. Nice companion to the MM16, I'm sure.

    Are you sure that oak table's big enough, though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    That's a sweet-looking combo, Joe. Nice companion to the MM16, I'm sure.

    Are you sure that oak table's big enough, though?
    Vaugh, I have been fighting that table all year. The table top is old 8x8 barn posts and 6x6 beams. Lots of nails, lots of nails rusted off at surface level only to be found an inch below the surface ;(

    I am building this table for a friend of mine, I have some time to build since he and his wife live in Sydney Aus half the year. She is OZ, He is US. She wants an old farm harvest table as their outdoor dining table. It needs to seat 14. I was hoping to keep it 12 ft long, but the bad wood may make the table 10 ft long. The frame of the table is 9 ft long.

    Steve, Thanks!

    Joe

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    Gloat for sure!

    Great looking setup Joe. I know you are going to enjoy your time with it.
    Use it in good health!

    DT

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    Nice Toy, Joe, you'll have a lot of fun with that, finishing out stuff you cut with the MM 16.

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    nice score joe! now it`s time to change your avitar
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    Joe, that is sure a nice looking unit, something like that would sure save me some space

    Now about that table, man, that is some serious wood you got going there!
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    Way to go, Joe. I noticed in your one picture you are using the factory supplied bar to keep the fence rigid along it's entire length. It works great, but I found very early on that my magnetic base from a dial indicator set placed behind the fence works equally well and is much faster. I also use my Grip Tites in the same way, just depends on which one is closer to me at the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Blasco View Post
    Way to go, Joe. I noticed in your one picture you are using the factory supplied bar to keep the fence rigid along it's entire length. It works great, but I found very early on that my magnetic base from a dial indicator set placed behind the fence works equally well and is much faster. I also use my Grip Tites in the same way, just depends on which one is closer to me at the time.
    That is a great idea. Thanks Sam.

    Tod, I will see what I can do about a new Avatar.

    Everyone thanks for the comments.

    Joe

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    Man, that is going to be one heck of a table!

    Still green with envy...
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    friend...if you have one."
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    "Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second..if there is
    one."
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