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Project by Rustic posted 03-28-2010 11:15 PM 2195 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are the things that I bought with my birthday money or at least the drill press is. The drill press is a Tradesman 10 inch benchtop model. I bought the card scraper holder because it was on sale at Woodcraft for 10 bucks, The stuff in the white box is my upgrade kit for my sign crafter that I bought a few years ago. I ordered it at The Woodworking show in Taylor, MI on Feb 27th. I am looking forward to using it.

I am really impressed with my drill press. I put the chuck on and it is dead on straight. There is now runout or wobble on the drill bit. I picked up the drill press @ Menards for 90 bucks. I am tickled pink with it.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#1 posted 03-28-2010 11:24 PM

congrat´s with the new toys
I like the cartscraber holder


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#2 posted 03-29-2010 12:13 AM

Yes nice scraper holder.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#3 posted 03-29-2010 12:29 AM

That scraper holder is pretty slick. Is that custom of did you buy it?

-- David from Indiana --

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#4 posted 03-29-2010 12:56 AM

nice stuff when was the drill press on sale?

-- Harry, Jackson Mi

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#5 posted 03-29-2010 01:05 AM

Good for you!

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#6 posted 03-29-2010 02:14 AM

The drill press was on sale last week

the scraper holder I bought like it is.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#7 posted 03-29-2010 02:26 AM

I bought the same holder about a year or so ago. No complaints. It fells comfortable pushing or pulling. I was worried as it’s all wood and might wear. So far it hasn’t. Holds the card firm at the appropriate bend.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#8 posted 03-29-2010 03:05 AM

Always nice to get a few toys from time to time! I have more things than I could possibly use. But some of it is my Dad’s tools and “stuff”. Boy, its hard to get rid of that. I am glad that the DP is true, makes a great addition to any workshop.

-- Saved, and so grateful, consider who Created it ALL!!!

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#9 posted 03-29-2010 03:11 AM

It’s exciting when you can get some new tools. Congrats on your haul.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#10 posted 03-29-2010 03:27 AM

Nice additions Rick, I am glad to hear you are delighted with the tools. I hope you get much mileage out of them and I know you will put them to good use. Enjoy and keep us posted.


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

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#11 posted 03-29-2010 04:48 AM

That scraper holder inspired me to build something to keep my fingers from getting tired, even if you did buy that one as-is. I knew there were scraper holders out there, but for some strange reason I never though of the obvious solution to built my own. Thanks for the inspiration!

-- David from Indiana --

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#12 posted 03-29-2010 01:48 PM

Way to go Buddy, Nice Haul. I’ll bet Nancy’s glad you didn’t come home with a howler monkey or one of those new DC’s from HF, huh?

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#13 posted 03-29-2010 01:53 PM

actually she probably would have preferred the DC. But I just don’t have the space for it

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#14 posted 04-02-2010 04:08 PM

Congrats, Rick! You’ve got to love the feeling of bringing new toys to the playground. I hope that you have lots of fun with ‘em.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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