On Saturday I went to the Woodworkers Expo in San Mateo, California. I dragged along a friend who’s done some woodworking (he’s taking a class at the Palo Alto Adult Ed, which apparently has an awesome shop) but who didn’t want to buy anything. I made up for this by spending my entire budget. I had a list of things I “needed” – and I kept pretty close to the list, although my dollar didn’t stretch as far as I’d hoped it would. Anyway, here’s what I ended up with:
- Incra Miter 1000SE miter gauge. An awesome piece of equipment, and the first step on the all Incra shop of my dreams.
- Freud 9” LU84 combination blade (remember, I have that mini-Craftsman table saw – 9” blades are hard to find!)
- Peachtree’s new digital angle gauge called a “Dixie”, which I got in a package deal with their new fractional digital caliper.
The picture shows my new toys except for the saw blade, which has to be shipped from Atlanta – I expect to get it this week (I hope I hope I hope). I’m so looking forward to being able to cut actual wood with my table saw.
-- Nils Davis, Menlo Park, CA