In another step towards a blended shop, I’ve decided to take a dip in the Festool Pool… Yesterday I ordered the RO125 and the CT22 package from Festool Junkies. I’ve got to give props to Timmy C., the proprietor of Festool Junkies – I made the order at 2:00 PM my time and by 3:00 PM, I’d received my shipping order confirmation from UPS. Looks like I’ll get it on Monday! Customer Service like that will keep me coming back for more, hands down.
This is a big deal for me because I’ve been saving up for this most of two years now. This was all from money I’ve made selling pieces and listing things on eBay (cleaning out stuff I didn’t need anymore around the house) and working part-time doing some editing for the American Cities Business Journal.
If things work out, I’ll be able to put it to good use in the near future. A friend of mine does custom kitchen cabinets and baths and wine cellars and libraries and the like; he is coming over in a few weeks to measure out and give us a bid on our kitchen. If we go with him, I’ll be doing what I can to save money by doing all the sanding and probably applying the finish and the hardware. I told him we have an unfinished full-pour basement where we can work on all that in peace. He said we can defnitely work that into the contract.
The wife is excited about getting new kitchen cabinets. I’m excited about maybe saving some money in the process.
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On the OTHER end of the blended shop, I recently received my mini-panel raiser plane from Phil! I’ll do a write-up on it in the very near future, just as soon as I start on something where I can use it.
-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com