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Forum topic by Jesse Schutt posted 03-29-2011 02:18 AM 1157 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jesse Schutt

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03-29-2011 02:18 AM

I have a major dilema. I was given the opportunity to go into a Rockler store and pick anything that I wanted, up to $75, as a gift from a friend. Sorry guys, I have to admit… I choked! With so many options, I ended up just getting a gift card.

So now I need you to suggest what I should do with with a $75 Rockler gift card… and unless you can give me a REALLY good reason, I’m not sending it to you ;-)

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#1 posted 03-29-2011 03:51 AM

If it were me, it’d be clamps, a vice or an aluminum router table plate….most likely the clamps.

-- Dylan C ...Seems like all ever I make is sawdust...

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#2 posted 03-29-2011 04:05 AM

Tough decision. You would have to know what this person owns and the sizes. can’t get router bits unless you know the shank size and if he has them etc. Gift card is the way to go.

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#3 posted 03-29-2011 04:12 AM

I guess it depends on what you have know.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 03-29-2011 04:14 AM

clamps is one thing you can have too many of

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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#5 posted 03-29-2011 04:17 AM

I would build a custom “bench accessory pack”, 2 hold downs, one set of their plastic bench dogs, 2 metal dogs, 8 of the bench cookies with the risers, Then I would probably have enough for a microplane with interchangable blades and a small budget for jig hardware.

But that’s just me.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#6 posted 03-29-2011 04:28 AM

If you can not figure out what you need, then you’d best send it to me so I can fill out my Magswitch Starter Kit!

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

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Dan Lyke

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#7 posted 03-29-2011 06:13 PM

Do you have a good pull saw or three? I have one of the two-sided ones, which I’ve used for a number of small precise cuts, but I recently was exposed to the Bakuma 300 and now I don’t even think push saws are a good idea even for cutting 4×8 sheets of plywood the long way. So, my suggestion: two good pull-saws, one fairly aggressive, one gentler.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#8 posted 03-29-2011 06:51 PM

$75 would go a long ways toward a good saw blade if you don’t have one, or router bits, or a block plane, or a Grr-Ripper, or a … really depends on what you have and don’t have now.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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