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1789 days ago

Just a quick post to see if you’ve treated yourself lately with a new tool or a tool upgrade? What kinda blades are in your saws? etc. If you haven’t done so lately then put the duct tape back where it belongs (on your wifes mouth) and hit the home depot now. You earned it.

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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#1 posted 1789 days ago

I just installed brand new Freud diablo blades in my table saw and mitre saw…10” for the table and 12” for the mitre….cuts wood like butter

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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#2 posted 1789 days ago

i don’t need to put duck tape over my wifes mouth i like to hear what she has to say, plus i have everything i need. you need to take a step back and look at yourself bro.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#3 posted 1789 days ago

I took your duct-tape comment in the tongue-in-cheek fashion it was (hopefully…probably!) intended :-) LOL! My wife is used to the “summer frenzy” of tool purchases ever since I announced that “for the next few years, i”m really going to focus on building up my shop.” That was a couple years ago, and I think I’m finally getting there. No new “big iron” this summer, but did get a few goodies:

—replaced my astonishingly loud Big Lots compressor with a Mac2400
—replaced my stock gauge with an Osbourne EB3
—picked up an Akeda dovetail jig (my first—and last—dovetail jig)
—two identical ebay Rigid routers
—assorted little items like drill bits etc.
—clamps, clamps, and more clamps

Now, all that said, she expects product! This year she finally realized that she should keep a list of furniture projects for me. The honeymoon is over! :-)

-- Laziness minus Apathy equals Efficiency

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#4 posted 1789 days ago

There isn’t much I want or need these days. I’d like to get another sector and a pair of side snipe planes but I’ll need to make my own side snipes. I just have to make some more floats before I can do that. I’ve done a poor job of taking care of myself physically and a heart attack a month ago is a sign I need to slow down. We have three more workshop/presentation events scheduled and that should be the end of that. I’m still way behind in work and will have the stress of that as long as I can keep working.

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#5 posted 1789 days ago

jeez roper didnt mean to hurt your feelings like that…didnt expect your leash to be on too tight…its a joke man have a sense of humour like thiel ;)

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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1787 posts in 1900 days

#6 posted 1789 days ago

thats harsh lwllms take care…i can’t get too much goin right now either i have brain surgery on oct 9th to remove scar tissue which causes me to be an epileptic.

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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#7 posted 1789 days ago

Thiel, I was thinking of buying a dovetail jig why is this your first and last, bad experience?

-- Florida Panhandler

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#8 posted 1789 days ago

Nothing I really want or need. don’t have time to use what I have:-)) Planes form Lee Valley could replace my Stanleys, I suppose??

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 1789 days ago

you know what im beginning to love about this is the ideas you give me of what to put on my xmas list for shop upgrades :) Lee valley is my castle…anything you can think of its there…even things you wouldnt think of are there.

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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#10 posted 1788 days ago

A Veritas medium shoulder plane is waiting for me when I get home

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#11 posted 1788 days ago

I am a very very spoiled woodworker and treated myself to a new Festool plunge router, a Festool dovetail jig and a “Hoffmann” haunched joinery press with highspeed router…..............

a ceiling hung dust extration system, more lights,

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Kent Shepherd

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#12 posted 1788 days ago

Not to gloat or anything, but MY WIFE couldn’t be more supportive of my woodworking. In the last couple of years she has bought me a Jet 14-42 lathe, a full set of Bridge City Chisels, a Festool CT 33 Dust Collector, HNT Gordon Shoulder Plane, as well as several other smaller items. No way am I going for the duct tape here. She’s spent more on my tools lately than I have. I guess she would be an enabler?

I did buy a Freud Premier Fusion saw blade for my 12” Makita Sliding Miter saw. I love it. Also just bought a 12” Makita Planer. So far I’m very pleased with it.

You should see my buying habits when there’s not a recession! Lately I just quit eating—LOL

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#13 posted 1788 days ago

My darling wife is VERY supportive of my woodworking addiction… So no problems there…

Let’s see. Blades? Freud Diablo’s in both the TS and Miter saw replacing a missing blade (The TS didn’t have one when I bought it) and an OEM piece of junk…
Band saw is fitted with a selection of Timberwolf blades.
Router bits have been upgraded from a POS Craftsman 6 pc 1/4” shank set to a 66pc MLCS 1/2” shank set and a fist full of specialty profiles bought individually.
Grizzly 31pc Forstner bit set replaced a 7 pc Porter Cable set.

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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#14 posted 1788 days ago

trust me mark it takes alot more then that to hurt my feelings, just wanted you to know that there are some of us out there that like hearing what our wife have to say.oh ya and you don’t need a leash when you like where you are in life.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#15 posted 1788 days ago

i like this
“you don’t need a leash when you like where you are in life”

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