No progress on the mortising machine this weekend unfortunately, I was busy being a plumber. I'm currently renovating an old farmhouse and it has completely consumed my life. This upcoming weekend though I'm travelling down to Washington to pick up a dust collector from Grizzly. I have a grizzly jointer and think it's great quality for the price. From what I've seen, Grizzly's machines are as good as you're going to find for Taiwanese made equipment and they're crazy cheap. The dust collector I'm buying is $750. A comparable machine up here, with similar features, is well into the $2000 price range. Even with the dollar going into the crapper, it's still cheaper to drive down and pick one up. Unfortunately due to some non-compete clause with a Canadian company Grizzly won't ship to Canada, and won't even hold something for pickup if the final destination is Canada. Their showroom in Washington is only a couple hours from Vancouver though, so it's relatively close.
The Galbert School of Craft
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