Jacques Jodoin's amazing workshop (Page 2 of 3)
A better view of the vertical edge sander. It is used a lot for problematic wood such as maple with wavy grain.
12" variable lathe. On the right side you see part of the 400 amps electrical box.
The table saw is located in a crowded location.. It makes it difficult to work on long or wide boards so I use the panel saw that you will see further on. Above (on the ceiling) is a feeder for the table saw. It is lowered by an electric winch because it is very heavy. For this
reason, I only use it when I have a lot or ripping to do at the same time.
After bumping against the fence locking handle too many times, I replaced it with one that can be removed.
The rollers behind the table saw are sloping down to facilitate the movement of the pieces of wood after they are cut
A pair of height adjustable rollers to use with the table saw.
The height rollers are of the scissor type. They can go up about 2 " which is enough to compensate for the difference between the two tables. They are screwed on a piece of plywood, so that they can be used in other locations.
We have now reached the furthest wall in Jaques's workshop. But this was only walking along one aisle in the workshop. There's more equipment in the other aisle.
What you see in the forefront is a steel vertical bandsaw which I used extensively when making jigs.
This is a 14" Delta radial arm saw that I bought in 1970 when radial saw were all the rage. Now I use it mostly for crosscutting long pieces of lumber or ripping wide boards because the 3 hp is very powerful.
This is an old 14" DeWalt radial arm saw that I converted into a radial arm router by gutting the motor and installing a three horsepower porter cable router motor.
The radial arm router is equipped with a large feeder which is better seen in this photo. On the left side of the foreground you can see a belt/disc sander from General. This is the heavy duty cast iron model made in Canada. It is probably 40 year old but is still as good as new. You can not wear out that kind of quality.
This photo shows an 8 feet wide panel sander which I use to sand doors or table tops. The belt is 6 " wide and 202 " circumference. Because it produces a large amount of dust, it is located next and connected to my biggest cyclone vacuum system
Dewalt 13 " thickness planner mounted on an old Craftsman router table to allow long boards to pass under when using the 8" jointer. It can also be tilted ( see hinges) when I need to machine edges on large boards on the jointer. I do most of my finishing work on this small planer. It is much easier to get good results than on the 20' Delta thickness planer in the next photo.
This is a partial photo of the 20" Delta Thickness planer. As you can see it is connected almost directly to the large cyclone vacuum because it produces large and heavy chips. I use it mostly for rough planing to see the grain or imperfections.
Table saw outfeed table. The rollers are sloped slightly downhill to clear things out of the way. They can also be raised to allow wide boards on the jointer.