Grizzly 1 1/2 HP shaper, G1035 with the optional extension wing.. I installed a master on/off switch (don't know why one wasn't
there to begin with) and built the mobile base it sits on using casters that
lock both the wheel and swivel. I have installed a set of shaper board
buddies to the fence to hold the work piece down and against the
fence. I do a lot of rail and stile construction with raised
panels and my router table was not up to the challenge. The shapers
cutters are more expensive, but they are said to hold up better than router
bits. I really
like this shaper for cutting rails & stiles and to raise the
panels. One pass is all that is needed.
happened across the Delta 18/36" drum sander at a tool tent sale. It is $800 normally, but I got it for $590 reconditioned.
I built the mobile base under it and the shelf to store the sandpaper for the
sander. On the mobile base I put a shelf to hold the hose to connect it to
the DC. No dust escapes this sander when it is hooked up to the DC.
This makes it a breeze to flatten a wide panel.
picked up the Grizzly G1019Z 6"x48" belt, 9" disk sander on
their summer sale for $190. It was all packed well, and I had no
problems putting it together. I have the dust collection hooked up
to the belt and disk and it seems to catch most of the dust that is
bought this Leigh Dovetail jig off of the WoodNet
forums. It is an upgraded D-1258R-24.
My Grizzly mortiser. I had to do some mortises for some
chairs I was building, and drilled out most of the material and then used a
chisel to clean it up. I determined if I was to do many mortise and tendon
joints I was going to have to find a better way to cut the mortises. This sure
does the trick.
drill press. A 14" from Grizzly G7944. Another Grizzly summer sale
have a Grizzly slow speed grinder G1036 to sharpen chisels and with the smaller
stone I can sharpen drill bits and stuff.
is the air tools that I have. Bought the Porter Cable compressor/18 gauge
nailer combo. For what I do the compressor can keep up, but for a larger
tools it is just too small. I also have a 16 gauge Craftsman nailer.
The Porter Cable clipped head framing nailer and coil roofing nailer are
for when I need to get out of the shop. A Porter Cable pin nailer
and narrow crown stapler round out the fastener line. When I started using my framing and roofing nailer a bunch,
a bigger compressor was needed, but I wanted to stay at 110 volts for
mobility. So this Husky fit the bill.
can never have to many clamps. I have found the 3/4"
heavy duty pipe clamps from Harbor Freight work as good as the Pony brand, and
at about a third of the price, when I get them on sale.