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    Look What the Big Truck Brought

    I confess! I'm a tool junkie! Just like being a knife junkie, maybe a little more expensive but a junkie nonetheless.

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    The is my 5th jointer and one I have been wanting for a long time. A full 12" wide and 83" long bed, I can do a lot of things I couldn't have done before. One thing I can't do like before is move this beast. The shipping weight was 1059 pounds and wasn't a joy to move off the truck and into the shop. There was enough cosmoline on the tables and cutter head to preserve a battleship. Removing it took almost three hours but I believe I got most of it. I'm sure I will find some I missed just when I am working on a piece I don't want ruined.

    BTW It looks mlike an aircraft acrrier and I expect to see F-15's landing soon.

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    It sure has a nice deck! Should make some work easier! Congrats!


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    Congratulations! Looks beautiful!

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    Man thats NICE!! Congrats Dave!

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    Sweeeeeeeet

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    That's awesome Dave! I've never gotten to work in a shop that had one that nice. It's something that I would imagine using all the time when it's right there / wondering how you ever got along without it.

    But seriously, 12x84"!?!, how big a knife handle are you gonna make?
    Or does this mean Martell sayas and boxes!?!

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    I think you're talking to the wrong Dave Justin!

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    Wholly Moly! Awesome piece of equipment! Congrats!
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    Nice indeed. Is that really single phase?

    BTW, what really caught MY eye is your shop floor. I love it. Is that in an old barn?

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    The jointer is 220v single phase. Although I do have three phase in the shop available, I prefer a single phase machine. Easier to wire.

    The building has housed a wood shop before and a sewing shop making pillows which accounts for the oily floor. The last use was for nightly poker tournaments. They placed black naugahyde over the windows and doors to keep people from looking in. I do like the wood floor, not as easy to sweep as concrete but easier on my feet, knees and back. And everyone seems to comment on the floor.

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