Dungeon to Lair: That's the plan at least... #4: An addition to the family: AKA Tool Gloat

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Blog entry by DIYaholic posted 02-08-2012 08:24 AM 1827 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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No real progress to speak of. Instead of eliminating clutter, I added to it!

I was checking CL the other day and spotted an add for a $265.00 HD Gift Card for $140.00!!! Yup, $125.00 of FREE money. I combined the (free) $125.00 with $80.00 of real money of my own and purchased…...........

I’ve been eyeing this sander for a couple of weeks. JACKPOT!!!

And Damn, It looks great next to it’s BIG brother!

Now that I have a “workable” shop, it’s time to get down to brass tacks and get busy! Many, Many, Many shop fixtures, jigs, storage, shelving & what not, need my building skills (or lack there of).

Priority #1 is to build my air cleaner, the Thein Baffle upgrade to the DC can wait as ALL machines are at least now able to be hooked up to dust collection & I really need to be able to breathe!

Danger, Danger Will Robinson, I am lost in SketchUp! To my dismay, SketchUp is not playing nice!!! OK, maybe I don’t know/follow the rules. I’ve had to design & hand draw three different renditions of my air cleaner and still can’t get it right. I think that I get lost in the multitude of options available in the early design phase. Too many choices and then trying to plan for ANY & ALL Contingencies, leaves me wandering aimlessly. Then there’s my horrible drafting skills. I may have to just “Shoot from the hip” on this one.

That’s all I’ve got for now. It’s late (3:30am), I need sleep. I need to get up early. Damn, IT’S ALREADY EARLY!!!
Maybe I should just pull an all-nighter and build my air cleaner. Hmmmm! Operate power tools with NO SLEEP or get some shut eye? I’m not really keen on being asleep at the wheel, it really makes it difficult to drive yourself to the ER when a limb or artery is severed!

I’m going to bed, get myself some ZZZZ’s and then attack that air cleaner with a refreshed body, mind & spirit. Well, that’s the plan at least!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#1 posted 02-08-2012 05:33 PM

Ok, I’m refreshed! I am about to cut all the ply for my air cleaner, just waiting for the garage to heat up. In the mean time I broke out my new Kreg Master Kit, set it up and will be ready to assemble as soon as the ply is cut.

I gotta go, it’s time to make some sawdust and verify that the garage hasn’t caught fire from the propane heater!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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