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3 minutes ago, swt61 said:

Rotating the head would be painful.

Seriously though, that seems like one of the great advantages to a helical head planer. Just turn the damaged segment, all better. 

Definitely.  On both counts. I had to rotate two but took about a minute each and I was back in action. 

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Since none of the real wood workers are sharing any work lately, I decide to share the latest from Half-Assed Wood Working. My dad’s buddy sent him to some Etsy seller with plywood beer caddies, so I had to step in. 
Certainly not perfect, but I am happy for my first attempt. 
 

 

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Nice caddy! I haven't been home lately and haven't done any woodworking since this cabinet project for my nephew. I can't remember what I have posted about them previously but the ask to make one or two simple cabinets to hang kids clothes morphed into a much bigger thing. Two cabinets that are almost seven feet tall, with two sets of pocket doors to save space in the small room, six foot tall basic shaker doors with inset trim I made from two different pieces of molding, and six shelves in each section and no clothes hanging. Oh, and all painted with latex enamel shot from my HVLP sprayer. Designing and building and painting these monsters kept me up at nights. Steve very astutely took a pass on this one, but thankfully agreed to install them with me. They are super happy with them and filled them with kids crap within two days. 

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11 hours ago, Voltron said:

Nice caddy! I haven't been home lately and haven't done any woodworking since this cabinet project for my nephew. I can't remember what I have posted about them previously but the ask to make one or two simple cabinets to hang kids clothes morphed into a much bigger thing. Two cabinets that are almost seven feet tall, with two sets of pocket doors to save space in the small room, six foot tall basic shaker doors with inset trim I made from two different pieces of molding, and six shelves in each section and no clothes hanging. Oh, and all painted with latex enamel shot from my HVLP sprayer. Designing and building and painting these monsters kept me up at nights. Steve very astutely took a pass on this one, but thankfully agreed to install them with me. They are super happy with them and filled them with kids crap within two days. 

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Those look amazing! Love the pocket doors. What hardware did you use?

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Because the doors are tall, I went pretty heavy duty. I used KV 8092 series pocket door slides that have a pinion rod between the two sets of hinges to keep them from sagging and to keep them aligned as you open and close. Just those hinges for four doors were over $900. Given the shelves and future clothing rods, I had to make interior partition walls and KV has some additional hardware that keeps the doors properly spaced and rolling. The system is a little finicky to put all together but they work really well.

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Time for a poll.

I am looking to shove one more giant piece into the garage. Which would the HC Woodworkers think the best thing to shoe horn in?

1. 8” Jointer Powermatic or Jet seem to be the only ones shipping these days. (I mostly use a sled now on the Planer)

2. 32”x32” CNC on a folding cart (Onefinity)

 

CNC would be slightly easier to store, but not sure if it is worthwhile for such a small work surface. 

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7 minutes ago, VPI said:

Time for a poll.

I am looking to shove one more giant piece into the garage. Which would the HC Woodworkers think the best thing to shoe horn in?

1. 8” Jointer Powermatic or Jet seem to be the only ones shipping these days. (I mostly use a sled now on the Planer)

2. 32”x32” CNC on a folding cart (Onefinity)

 

CNC would be slightly easier to store, but not sure if it is worthwhile for such a small work surface. 

Both is the correct answer. 
 

The CNC will be limited in size but there is still a ton you can do and more importantly learn. When you finally get around to moving somewhere you can have a proper shop you will already know what you are doing on a larger machine. 

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I am thinking the best way to go now might be an even smaller Shark SD120 CNC and the big jointer.  Little CNC will be about 60% the cost and seems to be decent for the template making and basic CNCing I need to do.  

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29 minutes ago, VPI said:

I am thinking the best way to go now might be an even smaller Shark SD120 CNC and the big jointer.  Little CNC will be about 60% the cost and seems to be decent for the template making and basic CNCing I need to do.  

Which ever one you get make sure that you are not tied into their software. One that has a post processor available for VCarve/Fusion/Solidworks. 

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Doug's idea would be the right one for your next shop or for now if you can fit the size of jointer/planer into your garage that you will want later (which I thought was unlikely). For now, you have the Dewalt planer with the helical head and can live without a jointer if you really want the CNC. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Steve and I have completed the miter saw station countertop and installed the Woodpeckers StealthStop system. It went in very easily and is well designed. It seems to work with precision and I have two stops on each side of the blade, or could move 3 or 4 of them all on one side. The countertop is still fully usable on both sides because the track is slightly recessed and surrounded by laminate. If I want to extend the track on one or both sides, i just need to remove the thin inserts that we cut separately.

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