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David Kerzel, Pompano Beach, FL david@FloridaAME.org9/25/2006
seem to be two types of workshops, clean ones and cluttered.
table saw is a great work bench and the bandsaw table is too small to
pile a lot on it.
of my work is done on this Grizzly 3 in 1. It needed a little
adjusting out of the box but works great for a under $900 machine.
I have added low cost digital readouts that help a lot.
was my father drill press. Navy surplus form the South Pacific
after WWII. He would have enjoyed all this engine stuff.
also do wood turning. The shop is too cluttered to make furniture
now. We have a local wood turning guild (click
here to see some turnings). Most of the shop has a layer of
wood turning chips. The biggest problem is the wood chips are
bigger than the parts I normally make and if some thing gets dropped it
is lost forever.
use the Sherline for smaller parts. It has less play than the
Grizzly so the parts are better. I have a magnifying light and
like being able to get close to the part as it is forming. I
purchased it used and it came with the metal pan. I put it on a
card table to test it and it has been there ever since.
also have this Sherline mill. The work is hidden from easy view
often and it has hand wheels without the zeroable scales which take a
little more thought. It works good and is very repeatable.
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