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I have had a couple of weeks to enjoy my Unisaw and this weekend was the first I really was able to use it extensively.  It runs so smooth and quiet I can actually hear my music in my earbuds without having to wear ear protection.  The Unisaw is very accurate.  I did very little tuning but the Biesemeyer fence was quite a feat in itself.  So far I have cut 2×6’s, 8/4 oak, 4/4 quarter sawn oak, miters and even some tenons.  It preformed beautifully without the slightest hint of any bogging.  5hp was probably more than I needed but I didn’t really have a choice.  So overall it is more saw than I will probably ever need and I am glad I got it.

Currently I am working on Christmas presents for my girls.  I am making a couple of Jewelry hangers to hang necklaces and rings.  I am also making  2 memory frames.  The frames are going to be made from re-purposed panels that I stored for about 10 years made from quartersawn oak.  It will have chicken wire for a backing with little tiny clothespins to hang pictures, notes and other stuff; I will post pictures when I am complete.  I am also building a low budget work bench at the same time.  It is constructed from SYP from the big box store.  I will put a leg vise and tail vise on it like a split top Roubo bench.  I am making the leg vise using a scaffolding jack screw and the tail vise from a Veritas / Highland woodworking bench screw from an old bench I gave away several years ago after I removed the hardware.  I actually placed it at the end of my driveway and it was taken within a couple of hours.  My current bench which I am not using is one of those metal benches from Sam’s club with the wooden top. I considered modifying that bench with a new top and such but it stands to high for me and would require metal working skills I currently do not have to shorten it.

When the bench is complete I will probably make a Paulk inspired assembly-outfeed table.  I really need an assembly table especially considering I will be making bedroom furniture over the winter and spring for my wife and the girls.  This will be a huge undertaking and challenge especially with the large amounts of lumber I will need to mill with my small 6″ joiner and 15 year old lunch box planer.  Though I have plans in the future to acquire 12″ joiner and 15 inch planer it will not be in time for these projects. I am going to create another sections of this blog site for builds and a gallery.  I want to start a YouTube Channel but I really do not know much about video editing or filming.  I have a Nikon D5300 which takes fairly decent motion pictures but need to figure out the editing part.

If there are any woodworkers in the western Kentucky area drop me a message.  I would like to meet other Kentucky woodworkers or even some north western Tennessee woodworkers I am always looking for like minded people that I can share information with and learn new things.