It used to be that I spent every Saturday in a fog. I think it may have had something to do with spending every Friday night in a bottle, err, I mean bar (I was a bartender). That was not the reason for today’s fog. Today was because of atmospheric conditions in The Green Mountains of Vermont and Massachusetts, although in MA they are called The Berkshires.
I made the trek south, through the mountains from VT to MA and back again, to attend “The Wood Working Show” at the Big E in West Springfield. The trip there was full of anticipation of a soon to be tool gloat and foggy mountain tops. Daytime fog not soooo bad. The trip back? That was filled with anticipation of going off the road and whether I would ever get to gloat about and/or use my new stuff. (Insert George Carlin’s “Stuff” routine here!) It really was a white knuckle drive. Thankfully someone was leading the way at 80MPH or else I would still be in the Berkshires!!!
Enough about the trip!
THIS IS A TOOL GLOAT!!!
Before heading to “The Show”, no NOT the MLB show, The Wood Working Show, I needed to stop by the INFAMOUS Harbor Freight!!! I had a few things to exhange and some money to burn. Nothing special, toggle clamps, a clamp, another clamp, oh more clamps and other incidentals.
I would usually apologize for the cr@ppy photo, but this is just HF STUFF!!!
After HF, I went to “The WW Show” and bought some stuff. 4” metal balst gates, step-over thumb screw hose connectors, a magnetic base LED light (for one of my machines) and a pair of safety glasses. Pretty boring stuff really. Sorry! Not really a big haul!!!
After “The Show”, a trip to The WOODCRAFT store was in order, to see if they could squeeze a few more bills out of my depleted and anorexic wallet.
Did ya notice the box being handtrucked? Know what’s in it? Wanna know? It’s a Ricon 10-325 14” BS with a 1-1/2HP motor and 13” of resaw capacity!!! No it’s not mine. I picked mine up a month and a half ago!!!
However the fine folks at WOODCRAFT were rather successful in further emptying my now very thin wallet.
2 Incra T-Tracks, Woodpecker’s T-slot stops, A 150 peice jig building assortment and a few other things.
The other things: Wixey Planer DRO (for my DeWalt 735) and Digital Angle Gauge!!!
That’s about all my wallet could do for my shopping trip. So I headed back to The Green Mountain State. When I crossed the MA/VT border, I stopped at a VT “Welcome Center”, as I needed a break from the foggy, white knuckle travel. I had to take a few pics, of some VT wood working that reminded me of my LJ buddy Dave Bardin. Dave likes bow ties and forging.
Dave, these pics are for you!!!
I forgot, DUH!!!
I also had lunch at The Big-E!!! A Philly Cheese washed down with a draft beer.
I don’t have a picture of that, but there was one more purchase I forgot to mention…...
So it seems that my shopping spree isn’t complete! I need to go stop over to “The Stumpy Nubs Store” and buy me a set of plans for the WS3000 sharpening station.
Well, that’s the plan at least…....
-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow!