I picked up an AKEDA DC 16 Dovetail Jig on eBay about a week ago and it got here this last Tuesday. It’s in great shape. Most of the bits still have the coating on them and most of the parts were not opened. Now I do wish it was the BC 24 but those are on Backorder until who knows when so I had to go with what I could get. I decided to go with the Akeda after speaking with Kevan, the designer, about what I would be using it for. He offered some great insight and I am confident that I made the right choice. I highly recommend Akeda based on the great customer service and their superior build quality.
In other news, Tony Church of Domiphile & Jetson Green closed his custom furniture shop in Salt Lake City this last week and I got to pick up some of his old tools. The first thing I got was his old 6’ x 3’ workbench that he made back in the day. It has quite a bit of wear but it came with a great bench clamp and two dovetailed drawers. It will work for me until I finally get to build my own. While I was at it I also picked up his old Hitachi TR12 3 1/2 HP Router that seems to be in pretty great shape. He was going back to school and said that he missed actually getting to build furniture. It seemed all was doing these days was managing his business and he just never got to build as much as he would have liked.
A few days later as I was searching for my dream router on a local classified site and I stumbled across just that. It was right there for exactly what I had left over for my current cabinet build. Again, there it was, listed only a few hours before I woke up, a Festool OF 1400 EQ! I had to drive all the way out to Alpine, which it around 60 miles away for where I live, to get it but it was in such great shape it could have be mistaken for new. It was mine. So stoked!
So that’s all for right now. I could go on but I’m going to update more later. One last thing though before I go… If you know anyone who needs a Hitachi TR12 for around $125 obo let me know.
-- Michael Moore | Farmington, UT