Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Smithfield, Rhode Island
Yea, I'm definitely keeping my out for used stuff, but it just doesn't seem to come around in my area. It's frustrating because I just want to make some sawdust, but waiting for craigslist and good deals is wearing on me.
I've tried cutting the mortises by hand, and they come out ok. The tenons were better than the mortises, but man making mortises by hand is slow work haha.
My other thought was to get a DP from harbor freight and use that for the mortises and then just chisel them square. I know many guys on here have had relative success with them and I could always use a drill press anyway.