Every year I put away a bit of money for a ‘chick trip’. For a variety of reasons, the trip didn’t take place last year and the money got sucked into the vortex of household expenses.
This year my travel buddy had to bail. Rather than doing something practical with my money, I hit Home Depot yesterday. (Of course some of you will say that this a practical thing to do, and I would tend to agree)
Here’s what I left with:
-7 2×4s and a dozen lag bolts for the lumber rack I’m building today
-A six gallon Ridgid shopvac to replace the old Shopvac that I’ve hated for years.
-A 2hp Ryobi plunge router. I had bought a second hand Bosch plunge router but there was something seriously wrong with it…. donated it to someone who might be able to fix it. I chose the Ryobi because it will accommodate the 1/4 inch bits I have for my palm router. It took a few modifications to the plexiglass insert on my router table, but it’s now set up and operational.
A 7 1/4” Makita circular saw to replace the crappy tire (aka Cdn Tire) cordless 5” one that I bought back when I thought I needed girly tools.
and la piece de resistance is the Ridgid 13” planer.
I don’t think I’ve ever turned as many heads as that before!! Yes boys, I’m buying them all! And I ain’t got no wife to ask! BWAHAHAHAHA!
(okay, so maybe the planer is behind the wheelbarrow at the moment, but that’s truly just out of necessity ;) )
-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.