Tool thoughts #40: End of year wrap up

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Blog entry by NedB posted 12-29-2012 05:59 PM 1793 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi folks, the hollydaze caught up with me, and I’ve honestly not been out in the shop in a week or more. (it is winter and we’ve got all of this nasty white stuff on the ground…)

I had a very good christmas tools wise:

I finally have some Thompson Lathetools gouges: 1/2” detail, 1/2” V Bowl gouge and 1/4” detail gouge.

Wixey angle gauge

idetail digital caliper

Couple of pretty cool tools from Kobalt

handsome little ‘Sarge’ brand pocket knife with a beautiful maple burl for the side pieces. (I’m not a knife guy, but this one is fast becoming my favorite to carry around)

I’ve been continuing to make cutting boards, and even had a several sales just before christmas. I had a friend from high school contact me, and order 6 small cutting boards:

representative sample of the boards

I had another issue crop up with my recently repaired planer… not the same issue as before, and I haven’t taken it to the shop for repair. I think I’m going to bite the bullet and upgrade to a DW735 sometime after the first of the year.

Cross your fingers for me, i’ve applied and interviewed for a dispatcher job with a large grocery distribution company, hope to have the new job by next weekend (if I get it).

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#1 posted 12-29-2012 06:43 PM

Nice bunch of NEW Goodies!

Cutting boards too… All, very nice.

I know how you feel… With plenty of Cold Rain, etc. I’ve also managed to catch a bad cold… nose running all the time and a very rough cough… taking some stuff… not working very good… a little but, could be better…
Yesterday, the sun peeped through the clouds a little bit… I didn’t feel like getting out in it!

Keep up the good work… sneeze, wipe, cough cough…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#2 posted 12-29-2012 06:56 PM

Thanks Joe, we had the most snow in almost 2 years here in the Syracuse area Wednesday through Thursday…

19 :30 Wed:

and 03:30 thursday

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#3 posted 12-31-2012 12:14 AM

Nice, Ned!

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#4 posted 12-31-2012 09:21 AM

Looks like you have been a good boy throughout the year to have secured all those toys from Santa?

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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