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02-01-2011 02:01 AM

Maybe this is a wierd thread, but I got the latest Woodcraft Ad in the mail today and while I weas sitting on the toilet reading it I picked out a couple of things I wanted. In fact, it’s a real highlight of my month when the ad comes because I like to look at the products and dream about what I would like to buy.

Here’s a link to the online ad (http://www.woodcraft.com/Tab/001.aspx)

Here’s what I think are the highlights of this ad…

FREE Porter Cable belt sander and Router! If you’re in the market fot a new 3.25HP router you can get a belt sander free; of if you need a new plate joiner you can get the router free. I think both are great deals. Maybe I need a new plate joiner…

Dust collection fittings are on sale again. I always need these. Seems like the ‘ol dust sucker always needs modifications.

Banksia pods on sale- I saw The Woodturner’s Workshop on PBS last week and he made something with one of these things. Maybe I should try one out…

New Product- A fitting that goes on the end of a 4” dust collection hose and fits into the 4” port on your machine. I need a couple of these because they make it really fast to switch the hose from one machine to the next. I have my Jointer and Planer on the same hose, this would be a Godsend…

Kauri turning blanks? I read an article about these 50,000 year old reclaimed trees and wished I could afford some. I might just buy a block of it to put on the shelf and look at…

Did you get your ad? Anything you’re going to try and convince the wife that you absolutely need? (Hey- have you REALLY got anything better to talk about?)

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#1 posted 02-01-2011 02:14 AM

I got mine last Wed and had a cow. I had just bought a Delta 18-900L drill press at WC the previous Saturday and now they had them on sale for 15% off! But just a quick email to the manager and I had a $133 refund on my card.

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#2 posted 02-01-2011 02:16 AM

Were American Indians REALLY the “first woodworkers” as their catalog logo implies?

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#3 posted 02-01-2011 02:17 AM

I did get the ad via email! There were a couple of things, primarily the Kauri and Zebrawood in the 3” x 8” x 8” or the 3” x3” x 12” sizes – but not for turning! I am in the mood to make some planes instead.
As for tools there isn’t much I need to buy except I wood like a high speed rotary carver but I think I will look at what HF has to offer for that!
It is fun to dream and I dream mostly about having a decent sized workshop again. :)

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#4 posted 02-01-2011 02:22 AM

WoodNerd, Quick thinking! Way to go!
poopiekat, I really doubt it!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#5 posted 02-01-2011 02:28 AM

Poopie- You’re mistaken. That’s not an American Indian in their logo. That’s me in my underware trying to cut a 2X4 after my parakeet attacked my head. You can’t imagine how hard it was for my wife to get those droppings out of my shirt…

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#6 posted 02-01-2011 02:33 AM

DEZ- I saw that power carver and almost thought abour perhaps considering buying it. But I also check out Harbor Freight before buying anything. They have a 1/4hp power carver (the kind that has a motor that hangs from a bracket while you use the flexable shaft rotary thingie to carve). It has a foot pedal for variable speed and is only 50 bucks. I own one and am happy with it except I think the shaft generates too much heat and the variable speed seems like it’s only two speeds- off and high. Maybe I’ll do a review on it sometime…

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#7 posted 02-01-2011 02:37 AM

Eeewie, Jim! I’ll have to get myself removed from the mailing list until I can get that image out of my head….though to me it always looked more like he was trying to chop his toes off with his hatchet…. oh, uhh, you, I mean… Y’know, an early prototype of ‘Hatchet-Stop” technology.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#8 posted 02-01-2011 02:54 AM

ROFL, Now thats funny:)

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#9 posted 02-01-2011 02:54 AM

<—- puts thread on “unwatch”

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#10 posted 02-01-2011 03:08 AM

He’s smiling because as soon as that picture was taken, he ate the computer, monitor, printer, and table!

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#11 posted 02-01-2011 03:12 AM

I think we’re all only a just few pizzas away from being that guy… well, maybe more than a few, but it’s nice to have a goal…

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#12 posted 02-01-2011 03:14 AM

LOL!!
Jim, I would appreciate the review, I have been looking at that exact carver. I don’t do tons of carving but I have worn out two Dremels (bearings).
I also will eventually get a decent wood burner too. It just takes me awhile to accumulate enough money on a fixed income!
If I am only going to have room for smaller projects I might as well do nice ones!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#13 posted 02-01-2011 03:27 AM

Dez- while the HF power carver is nice, it isn’t the only option. If you’re used to carving with a Dremel tool you may want to check out the Black & Decker rotary tool. It’s a lot cheaper than a dremel, and will fit all the dremel accessories (like the flexable shaft attachment, etc). I bought one for something like $40 several years ago and it still runs like new, while my Dremel lasted only a month. It has variable speed which is great for carving, and accepts standard sized bits. In fact I can’t list too many reasons why my power carver is better. If you’re anywhere near a Black & Decker outlet you can get one for $30 or so.

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#14 posted 02-01-2011 03:33 AM

Cool! Thanks for the info! I will have to check it out!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#15 posted 02-01-2011 04:04 AM

My pleasure, Dez. We’re ALL on a fixed budget!

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