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Blog entry by Jeison posted 03-06-2010 05:35 AM 2487 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

...until I pay off the layaway on my shiny new Craftsman contractor saw and I get to bring it home.

Wonder if this is what expectant fathers feel like…can’t freakin wait…finally gonna have a REAL saw…can start knocking out the projects on my list (as of today, 232 jigs, shop projects, and projects for the house and counting)...AMMA MAKE ME SO MUCH SAWDUST…I keep keep going back to the store to stare/drool over the display model

now if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go giggle and squeal like a little girl at a INSERT NAME OF CURRENTLY POPULAR BOY BAND HERE concert :D

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.



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Dez

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#1 posted 03-06-2010 07:28 AM

LOL! Congratulations, have fun, be careful!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#2 posted 03-06-2010 07:49 AM

And I thought I was the only one to go weak at the knees at the site of a well turned table saw… lol
I am waiting to see how long it takes to halve that list….
Larry from the land downunder…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Jeison

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#3 posted 03-06-2010 08:38 AM

I figure two, three decades…..I shouldn’t have gotten all those back issues of ShopNotes and Woodsmith :( “oh that looks neat…. Oh THAT would be handy…. Oh that is so cool…. Hey I bet I could make one of THOSE…..”

The first 25 or so are simple jigs and such (pushblocks, kerfmaker, zero-clearance inserts, crosscut sled, and other “basics”). First big project with it is gonna be a serious workbench. It’ll probly take me the entire spring/summer at least to redo the garage into a respectable shop. Man its gonna be fun :D

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#4 posted 03-06-2010 01:37 PM

Jei, it is always exciting when we add a new tool to the shop but, in my opinion, I don’t anything gets the adrenaline rushing more than adding a new table saw. It is just like Christmas and being 10 again, isn’t it!!

Be sure and post some pictures, as well as a review of the installation, of the saw when you get it.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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David Craig

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#5 posted 03-06-2010 02:48 PM

We woodworkers are a strange lot aren’t we?

Playboy (Playgirl) and Penthouse doesn’t hold a candle to the new Rockler catalog.
I remember the old JCPenney Christmas catalogs I would look forward to when I was 8-12. The toy section was always awesome. Now I get that big Grizzly one every year.
“What do you want to do tonight?” “I was thinking about heading over to Lowes and looking at their displays…”
When I visit my wife at her apartment complex, the neighbors think she is a swell gal for feeding that homeless dude that they keep seeing around the dumpsters pulling out boards that were thrown in there. Maybe he is building himself a shelter?

Congrats on the new saw. I will smoke a cigar in honor of the occasion :) I know how it was when I replaced my cheapo Craftsman with the cast iron Ridgid. The difference is phenomenal.

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#6 posted 03-06-2010 11:12 PM

Srsly, all the Grizzly needs is a centerfold section. Love a pull out spread on that 12” sliding tablesaw with the seperate scoring blade….drools....yea baby, daddy has a special place in his shop for YOU….

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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