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Workshop **Work In Progress** #3: Tools Purchased as Scheduled

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Blog entry by brukilla posted 07-27-2011 04:47 PM 1503 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Final Revision - Time to start buying Part 3 of Workshop **Work In Progress** series Part 4: Who has the time? »

I finally pulled the trigger and purchased my foundation workshop tools. Everything I got was on sale (planned and unexpectedly) – so I was able to upgrade to the tools I wanted. Boxes have been arriving all week and the tablesaw and planer will be here Friday. My dad is in town this week, so he is gonna help me with the set-up a little. I also have a couple of friends who are excited for me as well and want to help out. It is all coming together – finally!! I even made a last minute decision to clear out the garage, fix the walls, and put up a fresh coat of paint on the walls and trim. It took me 1 day and a couple of evenings, but I got it done.

Once I get everything in and I wrap my head around all the ‘stuff’, I will have to organize it all. My first projects are going to deal with the shop and storage. I will be utilizing the french cleat system throughout for the small stuff and big stuff like cabinets. I also plan on building floor standing cabinets that I can affix to the french cleat so they don’t tip. I will have to build an outfeed table in order to handle the sheet goods, as I will be working by myself most of the time.

It is an exciting time and I can’t wait to make some saw dust.

-- "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



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Delta356

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#1 posted 07-27-2011 05:26 PM

It’s always fun to open a new toy, and just to build for the shop.
What brand tools did you Buy???

Thanks, Michael Frey
Portland, OR

FREY WOODOWORKING INC.

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brukilla

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#2 posted 07-27-2011 05:49 PM

Mostly Grizzly tools – 10% off sale. I got the incra fence with right hand router table. The mastr-lift with the porter cable 895pk router. Other odds and ends for the shop as well, but those were the big purchases.

-- "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

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Bearpie

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#3 posted 07-27-2011 06:34 PM

Please post pictures when possible, WE (all LJs) like “proof”! Thanks.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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brukilla

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#4 posted 07-27-2011 07:27 PM

Pictures are forthcoming…..I want to have the tools in place, the fence on the ts, the ts on the mobile base, the router table attached to the fence, the router lift attached to the router table…..blah be de blah be de blah. I have my work cut out, but I plan to do reviews, as a new woodworker, of the tools and their ease of use to a new woodworker.

-- "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

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brukilla

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#5 posted 07-27-2011 08:14 PM

List of Tools Purchased:

Grizzly:
G0715P 10” HYBRID SAW W/RIVING-POLAR w/P0715P204-1 CIRCUIT BREAKER 20A
G7314Z SHOP FOX ADJ MOBILE BASE-SMALL
G0689 13” PLANER WITH DUST COLLECTOR
H6577 895PK 2 1/4HP ROUTER KIT W/ ADJ HANDLE w/H6575 8911 2 1/4HP D-HANDLE
G2543 SAW CLEANER – PITCH/GUM REMOVER
H4742 10” 60T WOODWORKER I
H4746 10” 30 TOOTH WOODWORKER II
H5559 3PC STRAIGHT PLYWOOD SET-1/2”
H5567 3PC STRAIGHT FLUSH TRIM SET-1/2”
H5549 DELUXE RABBETING SET 4
T21580 36” BEVEL EDGE STRAIGHT EDGES WITH SCALE
H5568 6PC SCRAPER SET
H5536 5PC DELUXE STRAIGHT BIT SET-1/2”
G9615 15 PC FEELER GAUGE SET
T23279 ZERO CLEARANCE INSERT FOR G0715P
G9256 DIAL CALIPERS 6”

Carbide Processors:
Incra INCRA Mast-R-Lift II – JessEm Mast-R-Lift-II with INCRA MagnaLOCK Rings

Woodcraft:
INCRA TSaw Rail Support Legs
INCRA MagnaLOCK Ring Set
INCRA PCguide BushingRing
TS2TSLS32wlgRtrTblMLP690890

Amazon:
Woodstock W2027 2-1/2-Inch by 10-Foot Clear Hose
Grr-ripper Deluxe Supreme System
Grr-ripper Handle Bridge Set
Grr-ripper Deflector / Connector
Factory-Reconditioned RIDGID ZRR2611 Professional 6-inch Random Orbit Variable
Mirka 23-624-120 6” 6-Hole 120 Grit Dustless Hook & Loop Sanding Discs – 50 Pack
Mirka 23-624-180 6” 6-Hole 180 Grit Dustless Hook & Loop Sanding Discs – 50 Pack
Mirka 23-624-220 6” 6-Hole 220 Grit Dustless Hook & Loop Sanding Discs – 50 Pack
PSI Woodworking DBGULP Big Gulp Dust Hood
Bench Dog 10-035 Bench Cookie Work Grippers, 4-Pack
Incra MITERV27 Miter V27 Miter Gauge
DELTA 35-7670 8-Inch Stacked Dado Set
The Dust Deputy
2x Woodstock W1044 4-to-2-1/2-Inch Reducer
Woodstock W1038 4-Inch Quick Connect and Disconnect

-- "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

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kenn

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#6 posted 07-28-2011 02:29 AM

Way to stimulate the economy!

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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bigike

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#7 posted 07-28-2011 02:34 AM

wow I wish I had dough like that

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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brukilla

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#8 posted 07-28-2011 02:57 AM

It’s been a long two years of planning and saving. My main goal is to lessen the learning curve, save time, and get stuff that lasts. I am pretty sure I have done that, so, no matter if people think I spent too much,I know that I take care of my stuff and will last.

-- "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

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robdem

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#9 posted 07-28-2011 03:09 AM

Sounds like christmas in july . Enjoy sounds like alot of saw dust comming your way.

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Manitario

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#10 posted 07-28-2011 05:40 AM

wow, that’s quite the list! I’m not sure that I’d be able to sleep in the days leading up to the purchase, or until they were all set up.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 07-29-2011 08:28 PM

I think that it’s human nature for woodworkers to thoroughly enjoy a situation where you are setting up a shop in the beginning stages where it’s all a blank piece of paper so to speak. You’ll enjoy it too and I advise you to document it with pictures and notes. Have fun and enjoy because you’ll find that these times are few and far between.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Lance

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#12 posted 07-31-2011 05:56 PM

Lets see the new toys! That’s got to feel awesome opening all the tools at once!

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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