A big thank you Marty for the good price on that jointer!
A great many people have bought, sold or traded equipment here in our little family. It's a win/win situation. It gives a new meaning to "Keep it in the family." I for one am proud to belong.
My friend (who is also a Don or DH) is quite happy with the jointer. The thing he can't quit talking about though is that awesome shop!
Don is in the process of building his shop from scratch. He's got a good start at it.
What has kept him from trying to set up shop for the last 20 years or so is a gazilion "might need this stuff someday" boxes, bags and crates. As it turns out, DH took his wife with him to check out the new WoodCraft in Jacksonville and she discovered "Pen Turning."
This girl, to my knowledge, (And I have known them for 30+ years) has never touched a wood working machine (except to perhaps help Don move one) or had any interest in one. Since this discovery, she has learned to use the band saw, lathe, (We got her an on sale Jet Mini when the HF lathe pooped out) drill press and a bit of table saw. He tells me she is anxious to try the new jointer!
I had a visit from DH's wife, daughter and grand-baby quite unexpectedly a few weeks ago. In the sence that in 30 years she had never visited me without him.
I live at least 40 miles from them so it's an 80 mile round trip! I took them out to show them the shop and she got real quiet for a minute just looking around. Then she said.... "This is what we need." I couldn't wait to tell my friend that GOOD things were about to happen.
So far, she has gone through leventy twelve boxes, he has made two trips to the dump and the room for a shop gets bigger as she learns more about wood working. She has found a keen interest right under her nose and my friend has found a shop mate close to home. Life is good.
Each Pen he brings me is better than the last. He now carries a slim that she made for him. (I told him to tell her I want a Fat one.)
I keep trying to get DH to join the family. I believe he will one day. He says he doesn't have time right now.
I am so sorry I wasn't able to make the trip and see that shop of yours Marty, I really did want to. Traveling just isn't a pleasant experience for me these days. I feel like I have seen it though with your day by day posts as you were building. When DH started talking about your slider I was able to visualize it and talk about it with him. Love those shop tours!!!
Thank you again