MiniMax FS30 Change Over

Since taking delivery of the Jointer-planer combo, I’ve had a few people ask about the change over between jointing and planing.  The process is quick and easy.  In practice, it takes under a minute.  If I had the Euro guard it would be even quicker.  So far, I’m loving this machine.  It’s very well made and I haven’t made any adjustments to get it working properly.  Let me know if you have any questions about the Minimax FS30 change over.

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The Beast is Out of the Cage: Minimax FS30 Initial Setup

Minimax FS30 Change Over

Last night, I powered up the Minimax FS30 Jointer/Planer for the first time. The Minimax FS30 initial setup is straight forward.  Minimax secures everything to a wooden pallet.  They even nail down the fence and accessories.  The real trick is getting her off the pallet.  This thing is heavy. I stacked 2 x 8 scraps … Read moreThe Beast is Out of the Cage: Minimax FS30 Initial Setup

Embracing Electron Power: My Migration Towards Power Tools

Minimax FS30

I love my hand tools.  They’re soothing and cathartic.  But, the one thing I love more than using hand tools is designing furniture.  Eventually, I want to do this full-time.  If I want to take this passion full-time, I need to embrace electron power.   I need to focus more time on design and less on … Read moreEmbracing Electron Power: My Migration Towards Power Tools

Hath Hell Frozen Over: Cooling a Windowless Garage Part II

LG portable air conditioner

It seems that way…for now.  I would love to install a ductless mini split in the garage.  I have a limited budget, so I figured I would give a small portable air conditioner first.  If it doesn’t adequately cool the space, I will return it. So far, it is working pretty well.  It cooled down … Read moreHath Hell Frozen Over: Cooling a Windowless Garage Part II