New toys #1: New toys

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Blog entry by Webb posted 12-12-2009 02:52 AM 1086 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The thumb is healing nicely; still encased in protective armor but I have a doc appt on Monday so that should get removed then.

The great thing about all this is the loml decided that we should go on a safely shtick in the workshop (I even tried talking her out of it in the name of fiscal prudence and the recession – no dice) – so now I also have a dust collector and a SawStop PCS on the way – looking forward to that. No projects or any fun activities to write about though since I sold the other tablesaw (ended up getting only ~50c on the dollar for a 2 yr old saw kind of sucks but hey it is sold and now a replacement can fit) and every time I want to start something I realize I need to rip wood that won’t fit in the bandsaw. My weekend project is to setup some interim dust collection using whatever I can find at home depot – don’t want to spend a bunch of money on blast gates et al until after I figure out what is working for me with the new setup.

Also general organizing and cleanup of the shop, maintenance of tools and similar boring tasks but I always seem to enjoy my woodworking time more when the shop is orderly so this will be good.

Hmm… ETA next monday for the vegetarian saw. Got the 220V line installed – all is in readiness… I hate waiting.

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#1 posted 12-12-2009 04:56 AM

I don’t blame you for being excited. Getting a new tool is always a fun time. You will have fun with your new saw. Be sure and post some pictures of it when you get it in the shop.

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

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#2 posted 12-12-2009 04:34 PM

“Vegetarian saw.” I like that.

-- Kyle Shipp,

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#3 posted 12-12-2009 10:58 PM

Hard way to get such a nice table saw, but … I’m glad you’re getting it, and look forward to your comments.

As a motorcyclist, I lost track—long ago—of the number of cautionary tales I’ve heard. The take-away is clear: don’t blink. Never believe that you’re the master of the bike and of all the external elements.

I know the same is true in this hobby. A moment’s inattention, carelessness, or distraction … can change your life forever.

I hope your dexterity returns, and that your return to your craft is satisfying and productive!

-- -- Neil

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#4 posted 12-13-2009 03:40 AM

Thank you for your kind thoughts; I got really lucky and expect pretty much full recovery. Slightly shorter thumb but oh well – no wasted time trimming fingernails!

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