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Dungeon to Lair: That's the plan at least... #34: A CL PC Posting & an afternoon drive

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Blog entry by DIYaholic posted 07-22-2014 01:51 AM 1455 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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With the addition of my Grizzly G0458 18” Open End Drum Sander….
My MAJOR tool/machine purchases are pretty much complete. Although a CNC Router would be nice!!!

That means I am actually building projects and not just “shop projects”!!!

However, that does not mean purchases are a thing of the past….
One must leave themselves open to future upgrades, shop fixture procurement, lumber and the incidentals.
I am also on the look out for redundant/duplicate tools, to permit multiple setups “at the ready”.

So…. I continue to scour CL, hunting for gloat worthy purchases and minor acquisitions.
I found a few….

I have 3 bench vises…. sitting on a shelf…. because I don’t have a work bench.
The “Stumpy Nubs Workbench” is on my build list…. and it will be staying there a tad longer….

This is not a Roubo, or even a good bench…. Albeit, it is better than nothing.
That and I could not have built even a crappy one for what I paid for this….
At HF, new, these go for about $150 – $200….
A half hour drive and 5 – five dollar bills was my outlay. Yup, $25.00!!!
The bench may not be worth bragging about, but the price is gloat worthy (at least to me!).

After picking up the bench, I drove another half hour, to a “self storage” facility….
Met a guy relieving himself (no not that way) of “stuff”. I would have liked to have snagged up the horizontal metal cutting band saw, but I was after wood chip & saw dust generators!!! The guy also had a portable generator…. fired it up and it functioned properly…. although it was not for sale….

He broke it out so that I could test this…

Now then, I already have a PC Plunge Router, a PC Trim Router and a Millers Falls Router….
Like clamps, ya can never have enough routers…. I believe that A1Jim would agree!!!
I checked Amazon, and new these go for around $200….

The guy only asked me to fork over 10 – five dollar bills. Yup, $50.00!!!

Those are the latest additions to “The Lair”. I am hoping that they will see a lot of use.

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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firefighterontheside

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#1 posted 07-22-2014 01:57 AM

I’d say that stuff is worth at least $76. Whatcha planning to rout first?

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 07-22-2014 02:02 AM

You got a great deal on them. Firmly earning a good “you suck “

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Sandra

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#3 posted 07-22-2014 02:06 AM

Okay, you suck. Sounds like you’re shop is fully equipped.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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DIYaholic

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#4 posted 07-22-2014 02:17 AM

Bill,
The edge of my first end grain cutting board….
AFTER several test pieces!!!

Monte,
I appreciate the sentiment!!!
Yeah, the bench is squat, but MUCH less squat than naught!!!

74,
I would say “The Lair” is well equipped….
NO shop is EVER fully equipped!!!

-- 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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lightcs1776

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#5 posted 07-22-2014 02:32 AM

Profitable trip, in my opinion. Congrats, Randy.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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DIYaholic

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#6 posted 07-22-2014 02:36 AM

Chris,
Our opinions coincide!!!

I was going to build the “Stumpy Nubs Workbench”, just like yours.
However, shop time is limited….
Projects are numerous….
Soooo, this will have to suffice until I do.

-- 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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JL7

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#7 posted 07-22-2014 02:45 AM

Nice scores Randy….reminds me, I bought the same router kit off of CL and while at the sellers garage, he plugged the router in and turned it on, but discovered that the base clamp wasn’t engaged…....he was hanging on on the base and that router spun till it bottomed out the threads and we were both checking our pants…...LOL!

Check those clamps before the power up…..

The bench is a great start – and will give you some ideas to build the real one…..

Keep an eye out for those wood scores…... :)

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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DIYaholic

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#8 posted 07-22-2014 03:05 AM

Jeff,
That IS very funny!!!
That also could have had a very bad ending. Glad it Didn’t.

The bench is only a stop gap measure…. I just hope it ain’t a BIG gap!!!

Wood scores? Does that fall under the category of “incidentals”???

-- 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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JL7

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#9 posted 07-22-2014 03:15 AM

Funny….I better not comment here…..can’t think of anything appropriate for a family friendly forum…..:)

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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CFrye

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#10 posted 07-22-2014 07:05 AM

Randy SCORES again! Congratulations!

-- God bless, Candy

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DIYaholic

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#11 posted 07-22-2014 10:41 AM



Randy SCORES again! Congratulations!

- CFrye

Gooooooooooooooooal, Gooooooooooooooooooooal, Gooooooooooooooooooooooooal….
Oh wait, that’s soccer or “football” to some….
Toooooooooooooooool, Toooooooooooooooooooool, Toooooooooooooooooooooooool!!!

-- 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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#12 posted 07-22-2014 12:47 PM

More Randy candy. Great scores, both.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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CFrye

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#13 posted 07-22-2014 01:07 PM

Randy candy
Um

-- God bless, Candy

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#14 posted 07-22-2014 01:19 PM

RANDY YOU SUCK !.......YOU REALLY SUCK ON THE BENCH

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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DIYaholic

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#15 posted 07-22-2014 04:34 PM

Thanks folks….
notice that I didn’t say “guys”!!!

It ain’t easy being me, but somebodies got to do it!!!

-- 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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