|Forum topic by clafollett||posted 02-19-2011 06:42 AM||1126 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
02-19-2011 06:42 AM
I happened across this wonderful site the other day. I’ve only been reading so far but thought I’d pop my posting cherry and ask for some advice from all you great LJ’s out there.
I’m currently in the middle of a custom built cedar fence project to replace a cheap, worn out board on board fence the previous owner quickly put together. You might be able to see some of the new fence in my user image. I was able to talk the comptroller (i.e. wife) into budgeting in some new power tools for the job. I already had a few due to my younger days building houses and roofing but was needed a few more. At least that was the excuse I used :)
After the fence will come a number of other projects for the interior and exterior. I definitely need to build out the garage and get some good work tables, utility cabinets and shelves in place. There are also a number of other projects the wife is dreaming up for the interior too. Its amazing what Cedar with some quality Cabots stain gets a woman thinking huh?
Here is the current list of power tools I would consider worthy of further use for wood working:
1. New Porter Cable TS (Model PCB270TS)
Given this list, where would you go next? My personal thoughts are a router. I can definitely see the wife wanting some pretty edging and it could double for dadoes and the like. What I’m not sure about would be items like joiners, planers, etc. I’ve not used these types of tools in the past so I’m not the most familiar with their full capabilities.
I’ve recently picked up the Kreg pock-hole kit but I’m not sure if this will be the best route for solid “industrial strength” joints for the garage projects. It does seem to produce some pretty solid joints though. It also seems to be a fairly low cost way and one that supports my current supplies. Will it work for the long haul?
Anyways, if you all of some thoughts on this topic – and aren’t too tired of answering these same types of questions again :) – please post up.
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