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Offline upstatenybowyer

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New Toy :)
« on: May 16, 2018, 03:49:55 pm »
This is really an amazing tool. It's a benchtop jointer. I've been itchin' to try some wood backed bows for quite a while now and this baby sure will help with the job. Melissa really has to work hard now to get me out of the shop!  )P(

Anyone else got one? If so, how do you like it?
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Offline Trapper Rob

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Re: New Toy :)
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 04:34:18 pm »
I have one but it's not a grizzly. Make sure you use the push pads I've heard of people taking fingers off.

Offline Patches

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Re: New Toy :)
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 05:42:50 pm »
Onebowwonder has one that gets used quite a lot when we are around his place. Soon as I have a shop (a man can dream) I want to get one.

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Re: New Toy :)
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 05:54:54 pm »
My dad has one from his dad. I think it'll be mine some day. They are very nice for getting a nice straight edge.
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Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: New Toy :)
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 06:41:55 pm »
Thanks Rob, I'd like to keep as many fingers if possible. I am prone to accidents.  )-w(

Patches, I'll check out onebowonder's posts to see what he's come up with. Thanks

BJ, after I visit you, you can come visit me and bring some wood to flatten!
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Offline PEARL DRUMS/PEARLY/PD/DRUMS

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Re: New Toy :)
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 03:27:36 am »
I use mine for one thing, flattening boo backers. Other than that it sits idle for years at a time. My band saw does just about everything else I need. They are nice when you need them.
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Re: New Toy :)
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 04:19:13 am »
I really don't use it much for bows since I've never made a laminated or boo backed bow. Have used it for some handles. It really shines for other projects likes fitting boards together side by side. I'm sure it would work great for flattening out your Boo.
Jeff I'd love to make it your way someday. Like to visit Flint Ridge and "The Grand Canyon Of The East" in the same trip. Someday maybe I'll have more time to travel I hope. I've got a lot of places and people I'd like to see before I pass.
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Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: New Toy :)
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2018, 05:08:28 am »
I had a bench model that was stolen, it worked fine for all my bow making uses. I replaced the bench model with a floor model when I built my shop. I don't use it a lot but it is nice to have when that special project comes up.

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Re: New Toy :)
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2018, 10:06:05 am »
It'll come in very handy for you making backed bows.Putting tapers on etc.The grizzly people got it all.I still use my hand held power planer.
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Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: New Toy :)
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2018, 05:13:16 pm »
Pearly, I never even thought of using it for boo backings. Thank you sir. Where do you get your boo?

BJ, my dad's been to Flint Ridge, says it's a jaw dropper.

I hear those floor models are awesome Eric. A good friend of mine who makes Electric bass guitars has one. He came over when I got mine and showed me how to use it safely. I'm lucky to know him. He's amazing with wood.

I'm curious about using it for putting tapers on Ed. I remember Marc saying he uses his for tapering his maple backings. I wouldn't know where to begin.
"Even as the archer loves the arrow that flies, so too he loves the bow that remains constant in his hands."

Nigerian Proverb