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Woodworking Economics #1: 2010 in Review

01-14-2011 10:19 AM by live4ever | 12 comments »

One of the issues with hobbies is that they tend to suck up a lot of cash and compete with other priorities such as eating, clothing oneself, bills, etc. I try to meticulously track my woodworking-related purchases for several reasons: 1) It helps me keep track of my spending.2) It allows me to keep a running list of the things I have, what I paid for them, and where I got them from. This would be particularly useful for insurance purposes in the event of burglary or fire. 3) It...

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Workshop #4: Budget friendly finds

03-22-2008 05:32 AM by clieb91 | 7 comments »

Ok, just a quick blurb here about a budget friendly find on some hardware. I stopped at Target to see if they had any coat hooks for the next rack I am working on for a friend and found a few that were on clearance in their Home Improvement section. I then started looking around that section more. I was able to find a multi-pack of brush nickel drawer handles and also drawer pulls for around $4 on clearance as well as misc other hardware for as low as $0.24. I have no immediate use for thi...

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Reviews - Tools #1: Delta Shopmaster Bandsaw - SM400 - A Budget Bandsaw

10-21-2007 12:49 PM by Dekker | 2 comments »

So I finally made an excuse to buy a new tool – a bandsaw to be precise. The problem is that I can not foresee a need for a heavy-duty model, nor can I justify its expense at this time. For that money, I could simply ask my wood supplier to resaw it for me for a few bucks. I went to my local BORG and could only find mid-priced models, $400-800. This was more than I was willing to spend. Then I went to Canadian Tire, since there is currently a 1/3 off sale (thanks MsDebbieP for pointi...

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