Paul's little place

Paul B Cresti

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Well folks it me again and I figured I would give my little tour of my place. Definately not in the same league as Tod's place but I can get some decent work done there. One thing you will notice is...it ain't clean! I am organized (everything has its place) but I refuse to keep the place "clean". I will warn you if you ever come by and visit you WILL get dirty..... oh by the way I do have a vernier caliper too! but just do not tell anyone ;) Oh by the way can you guess what particular brand I like?
 

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Paul B Cresti

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Don,
Nope it is a ...Grizzly. I got it about 8 years or so ago. Nothing special it spins a bit. Definatley a bit small to my liking but I just do not use it all that much
 

Ian Barley

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Thanks for thr tour Paul. You have a very efficient looking set up. Don't worry about clean - clean is bad!! I would far rather see a shop that looks like somebody uses it.

On the shaper - are those infeed/outfeed rollers on extending rods? Is that a standard item offered by minimax - I have never seen them on any of their machines over here.


Again - thanks for posting.
 

tod evans

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thanks paul! i could feel right at home in your shop............if only it was a little more disorganized:D .......tod
 

Paul B Cresti

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Ian,
Yes those are infeed / outfeed rollers. I added those after purchase. I also added the outrigger arm and outrigger table (the same system you will see on their small sliders and new small combo). I have used that set up to do tenoning, cope & stick, etc.....basically it is some what similiar to Tod's setup except his is all cast iron, huge castings, and oh maybe 200-300lbs heavier! My shaper is no cupcake but it is not a Formula machine either. Since I added my little power feeder it is a very versatile machine and suits my very low production needs nicely.

Tod....actually those pictures are when the shop is clean..... you should see it now!
 

Jim Young

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I liked you better when you had the Agazzani.:) After all, you are the one that convinced me to buy one. But I can tell you for sure I'm not converting to MM.
 

Doug Sinjem

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Nice setup Paul. That's a pretty impressive bandsaw you have there! I was just looking at the MM16 on their website. What reason did you go for the 24"? Do you do alot of resawing.

Doug
 

Paul B Cresti

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Nice setup Paul. That's a pretty impressive bandsaw you have there! I was just looking at the MM16 on their website. What reason did you go for the 24"? Do you do alot of resawing.

Doug

Doug,
Before I got the MM24 I had a Agazzani B24 since 2000. I upgraded then from a Jet14". Funny thing back then resawing was not an issue for it was hitting the stinking post as I cut curves (a lot of the pieces I design & fabricate have long sweeping curves) I had ordered a 20" saw but at the last second went for the 24 and never looked back.

After having it around for awhile I started to do a lot of resawing and gained more of an appreciation of having a saw with a very large table. I now use my saw from resawing for veneer to resawing boards instead of planing 'till the cows come home to rough ripping. I think one thing that a lot of people forget is the bandsaw can be one heck of a ripping machine and is relatively safe...much safer than a cabinet saw. When I have a lot of ripping to do I will rough rip on the bandsaw and then run all of those pieces through my planer for final dimensioning...very quick and it involves about 0 brain activity. If you can afford the money and the space most definately get a larger saw as the table surface is nice.

Steve, what does all those little blue smilely faces mean?
 

Doug Sinjem

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Doug,
Before I got the MM24 I had a Agazzani B24 since 2000. I upgraded then from a Jet14". Funny thing back then resawing was not an issue for it was hitting the stinking post as I cut curves (a lot of the pieces I design & fabricate have long sweeping curves) I had ordered a 20" saw but at the last second went for the 24 and never looked back.

After having it around for awhile I started to do a lot of resawing and gained more of an appreciation of having a saw with a very large table. I now use my saw from resawing for veneer to resawing boards instead of planing 'till the cows come home to rough ripping. I think one thing that a lot of people forget is the bandsaw can be one heck of a ripping machine and is relatively safe...much safer than a cabinet saw. When I have a lot of ripping to do I will rough rip on the bandsaw and then run all of those pieces through my planer for final dimensioning...very quick and it involves about 0 brain activity. If you can afford the money and the space most definately get a larger saw as the table surface is nice.

Steve, what does all those little blue smilely faces mean?

Thanks for the advice Paul. A drill press and bandsaw are my next major tool purchase. I'll keep that in mind.

Doug
 

Brian Buckley

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Paul,
Would the swing arm be strong enough to support my power feeder on my 410? I currently have it on a hinged bracket, but it gets in the way. The new swing arm on the Technomax looks very good.

Brian
 

Paul B Cresti

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Brian,
What swing arm? :dunno: I thought the new Technomax came with a swing arm assembly. From what I heard from Sam, who has the 410 elite S in its full blown version, is that the swing arm is quite stout....I personally have never seen it or know anything about it. I personally am suspicous of the swing arm supports for feeders. I know my big Maggi can exert an awful lot of downward pressure and the reverse is true inregards to the table. Unless I have seen in person the power feeder bracket/arm and how it works I would stay away from them. If you sholud get one let me know how it works...as I then might be swayed to add one to my T50 shaper and be able to free up the surface for free hand/contour shaping
 
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tod evans

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Thanks for the advice Paul. A drill press and bandsaw are my next major tool purchase. I'll keep that in mind.

Doug

doug, i`ll chime in in pauls shop tour thread about bandsaws.....sorry paul:eek:
be sure to add horsepower to the equation! just like any other piece of equipment once you get comfortable using it you`ll start pushing it to work harder and this equals a larger horsepower drain......tod
 

Alan DuBoff

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Paul,

Lot of MM, for certain, and nothing wrong with that! Nice looking shop. Good color coordination! <LOL!>
 
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