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Blog entry by Galirex posted 1570 days ago 714 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Njarrrrrrr !!!!
Man I’m itching to work on my ‘butterbox’, but it is only Tuesday night, & it’s still a long hike to saturday before I can get back to the clubhouse to progress PROJECT-1.

I have been to the 2 DIY shops in town to look at woodworking tools, but it’s quite clear (and yes, I know very little at this stage, but still) that the tools they have is not going to go the distance. Mitre-10 don’t even have table saws, and Bunnings only stock 1 ‘decent’ looking tablesaw. Common sense tells me to be patient & accept that I can only do woodwork on saturdays – that is until I know exactly what tools I want to buy.

I guess the frustrating part is that I can’t wait to finish my first project, & not having any tools at home just drives me bonkers. And seeing all the projects from my fellow LJ’s coming in thick & fast makes my toes itch !!!

I will have to make a list of all the tools I must have, (note I said must, not want to), and then gradually acquire them… without the other half ahem…. (noticing)...

-- Don't complain about growing old, it's a priviledge denied many...



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woodworm

14124 posts in 2188 days


#1 posted 1570 days ago

Yes, a long wait is painful. Can’t you do work at night?...doesn’t the club open at night? Sounds like stupid question right.
Or if you are planning to own machine tools, I supposed there are quite a number decent stores in Australia.
Check out these stores if they can ship to your area FOC or minimal shipping charge.
1) http://www.carbatec.com.au/carba-tec-10-hd-left-tilt-saw-bench-cth-110l_c20270?store=1
2) http://www.majorwoodworking.com.au/catalog/default.php?manufacturers_id=27

Hope it helps.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Galirex

37 posts in 1585 days


#2 posted 1567 days ago

Hi woodworm,
The club is open on Tuesday nights, & I do go, but usually get away from work a bit late, thus only have an hour before they lock up. The club is also open one day a week for those who are retired, but I have another few decades to go before I’m there !
Hmmmm…. maybe need to win the lotto….

Yes, I saw there is pretty good shops in Sydney & Melbourne, but both is over 5H00 drive away, so I will do my homework, & read lots of reviews, so I know exactly what I do want when I go & visit them.

Best news is: Tomorrow is…. SATURDAY !!! No guesses what I’ll be doing !

-- Don't complain about growing old, it's a priviledge denied many...

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