With time it seems that things change. It has been a year and I have baby #2 on the way. This, in turn, has taken up the guest room and the proposed room off the garage for a workshop will now become the guest room.
Things at my job are picking up and I will be working OT for the next 6 months or so until the baby is born. This means I will be able to outfit my “shop”, which will be the sharing of my 22’ x 25’ garage. I will pull out the wife’s car when needed.
With the OT and extra money, I plan on buying the following tools over the next couple months. If you think some of my choices just plain suck….let me know. I have a spreadsheet with High, Medium, and Low priority items, links, etc. I have only listed the high priority items. You might notice a jointer missing from the list…it is on the Medium priority list….I can do jointing with an “L” jig on the TS for the time being.
Grizzly 10” Hybrid Tablesaw with Riving Knife $758.00
Forrest 40 Tooth Woodworker II $109.99
Pinnacle Set blade/fence/arbor $72.45
Wixey Digital Height Gauge $53.99
Wixey Digital Caliper $35.99
Shop Fox Super Heavy Duty Mobile base $79.95
Micro Jig GRR-Ripper System Model GR200 $71.99
Porter Cable 2.25 HP Multi-Base Router Series 895PK $289.99
Porter Cable Micro-Adjust Edge Guide for 890 Series $35.49
Jorgensen Jorgensen® Bar Clamp Set $209.95
Generic 50-Piece 1/2” Shank Tungsten Carbide Router Bits Set $52.99
E. Emerson Tool Company 99-Inch Ultra Wide Grip Clamp with Double T-Track $110.39
E. Emerson Tool Company Wide Jaws Fixture for All in One Clamp $16.99
E. Emerson Tool Company Stop Block w/Micro Adjust $14.88
Grizzly 13” 2 HP Planer with Dust Collection $350.00
N/A Measure Twice, Cut Once by Jim Tolpin $16.49
Incra INCRA Pro T-Rule Set 12-Inch $74.95
Total = $2,354.48
-- "Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing." - Thomas Jefferson