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Tool thoughts #54: Ack, I've discovered youtube woodworking videos... which lead to tool lust...

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Blog entry by NedB posted 02-15-2014 09:45 PM 694 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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since my shop is at ambient temperature currently… and that is about 20° on a ‘good’ day of late. I’ve been getting my ‘fix’ of woodworking by watching youtube woodworking videos online. This is a double edged sword sort of thing. I get my ‘fix’... it is ‘free’, and I’ve even learned a few things…

however. It also has me wishing for a slew of new tools, not the least of which in turn has led to my wishing for (in no particular order):

Rigid oscillating spindle/belt sander
Performax sander (or similar)
At least 4 new gouges, scrapers and other implements of destruction for my lathe.
oh yeah, a new Lathe! (changing belts sucks… I want variable speed!)
either a mid sized router (PC/Dewalt clones… or similar) or a better trim router (I have a cordless Ryobi, but…)
an external vent propane heater… through wall type to supplement my solar heat system
oh yeah part II… finish my solar wall on the south wall of the shop this year…
a new Drill/driver. Thinking Rigid or Porter Cable. OR a newer ryobi 18v kit. I have a bunch of ryobi one+ tools, would make sense to keep with the same system, just newer/better batteries (I hope).

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com



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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 02-15-2014 10:43 PM

Sounds like you’re staying warm and having a BALL!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#2 posted 02-15-2014 11:17 PM

youtoobe huh

after so much computer time
i dream tool ads now
(and spandex work cloths)

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 02-16-2014 03:23 AM

I am in the same boat!
In the last 2 months, I have bought a DW735x, Harbor Freight dust collector and a winn filter for it, new Porter cable sander, several new clamps and a new 14” grizzly bandsaw. The saw is the only thing I have used, because I got that in November and built a rocking horse for my granddaughter.
It has been so cold, I even started to insulate the garage. I have been using a propane heater and have gone thru 2 tanks so far. I can’t wait for it to warm up, but they are saying 3-6 inches of snow on Monday.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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#4 posted 02-16-2014 03:45 PM

Ah yes, the WISH LIST! Mine has gotten so long I doubt I could recreate it again if I lost it! :-)

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#5 posted 02-16-2014 06:05 PM

Joe, the thing about wish lists is that they are forever changing as we evolve our skill sets.

I’m ‘bench’ planning for the next couple of weeks. I’ve got to get the insulation ‘ceiling’ slung up in the shop (winter install…). Eventually I want to put it all the way up on the rafters… but that’s a summer project. In the meantime however…
after the insulation is up (it is literally blocking the entrance to the shop) job #1 is to do a quick scrap clean up, then next up is to drag my mechanically inclined son out to the shop and tune up my table saw and bandsaw… Then I have to clear off the benches and make a video for my kickstarter campaign.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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#6 posted 02-16-2014 06:44 PM

oh wait, new addition to the wishlist… I want a beall thread tap so I can make glue blocks for turning…

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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#7 posted 02-16-2014 07:05 PM

Ned, for a new cordless drill I nominate the Ridgid drill/driver and impact driver set. Comes with a very good portable radio (with MP3 plug in) and the Lifetime Service Agreement extends to the batteries. Let’s face it, that’s what goes bad in the cordless drills.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#8 posted 02-16-2014 07:34 PM

nb… the more I think of it I think I’m going to go with a new Ryobi starter kit… as I already have most of their 18V One+ tools. if I go really ‘cheap’ I could just buy their impact driver and a pair of new batteries and call it ‘good’.

However think I’lll go with the driver/drill/charger combo set. (looked at the full combo set for another $20, but I already have all of those tools in ‘blue’ (vs green). The impact driver is the only tool I don’t have of theirs.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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#9 posted 03-11-2014 06:40 PM

Ned, I have watched some good wwg videos on YouTube too…
... just curious…
Can you give us some of your favorite youtube links (in you spare time)?? (smile)

Thank you much…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#10 posted 03-11-2014 09:41 PM

Joe For sheer design aesthetic and polish: Frank Howarth has some amazing stuff online: https://www.youtube.com/user/urbanTrash

for entertainment value Steve Ramsey’s woodworking for mere mortals is hard to beat:
https://www.youtube.com/user/stevinmarin

and he has a second channel (he chats, you watch) which is more of a ‘feedback and whatnot feed: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr4CfqtoPhp4X7FMkksFcyg

For good solid turning technique I enjoy Allen Stratton on his channel AsWoodTurns
https://www.youtube.com/user/AsWoodTurns

I recently found that Tim Yoder is coming back to the media with a new show. Not sure if it is popular woodworking sponsored, but he calls it popular woodturning

He has a youtube page as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4O87_UxwWg

Matt’s Basement Woodshop of the podcast world has a youtube page, and I’m just starting to watch his feed on a semi regular basis.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh4cZco4hHMFyZPrNts3Hkw

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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#11 posted 03-15-2014 11:53 PM

Thank you very much, Ned

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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