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I agree and if you save even 1 piece of timber going to landfill then you have done a good job!
as a cabinet maker i agree wood in nz is expensive. but i get the majority of my native timber from my local demolition place. i prefer the 4x2 stud material which has only been nailed down the sides. split that in half with a bandsaw and you have clean 4x1's. its also a fraction of the price of new timber and no trees had to be felled. also perfectly seasoned.
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Two things to think about looking for free wood and power tools. If they are doing any type pipe line installs anywhere near you, they have lots of hard wood they throw away after installing the pipe in the ground. They use white oak to hold the pipe together and then throw that wood away. White oak is pretty much rot free wood and that is why they use it. You can get lots of it for free if you ask them. They are more then glad to let you have it. Second, if you like the higher priced power tools but don't want to shell out the big bucks, watch the classified adds and EBay for well used power tools. I like DeWalt tools and most any used tool can be bought for a fraction of new. And even if it doesn't work, you can buy replacement parts cheaply and make it like new for a mere fraction of new. I've done it lots of times.
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My grandma had a similar one & this one looks so cool & amazing! Waw!
Everyone has a posh sounding title these days ;-) !
Agree that if you are doing fine furniture work, but most of my stuff is in the "with in the 1/8 inch" bracket!Also my chop saw angles are minutely out by a degree or so, but I know and compensate for it
I like hand tools, but I also like getting stuff done quickly! I also find if you want to mess something up you can do it so much more efficiently with power tools!
What I find about tools is that you cannot get away with cheap saws. Allignment is key to make straight cuts and its really difficult to find a 400$ table saw that is precise. - Max Maker
Excellent tips, throughout. Well done! - seamster
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