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Forum topic by zindel posted 05-13-2011 05:31 PM 720 views 0 times favorited 20 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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zindel

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05-13-2011 05:31 PM

Okay so here is the question…My birthday is coming up and people keep asking me what i want…any suggestions for what to ask or should i got for the always useful amazon gift cards?

Here is what i have now:
I have a circular saw
jig saw
compound miter
(crappy table saw) but that’s not gonna get replaced anytime soon sadly due to room and wanting to save for a PM
router but could use a nice festool
R.O. sander
Belt sander
bandsaw

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.


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Bertha

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#1 posted 05-13-2011 05:39 PM

I’m saving up for the PM, just like you! Handplanes spring instantly to mind. Talk about a gift that keeps on giving:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 05-13-2011 05:53 PM

How about a nice lathe? It will turn you to the dark side of woodworking.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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christopheralan

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#3 posted 05-13-2011 06:36 PM

+lathe.

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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Bertha

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#4 posted 05-13-2011 06:46 PM

You can start and finish a project in one setting with a lathe. There’s definitely something very powerful to be said about that fact!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#5 posted 05-13-2011 07:00 PM

I don’t see any mention of clamps there, the saying goes, you can never have too many clamps…

Other thoughts are…
Planer
Jointer (Or a combination machine like the Jet, Grizzly, or Rikon models out there…)
Dust Collector (HF 2HP if you are concerned with budget).
Hand planes. In my case I like the #4, #5, #7 and a low angle block plane.
Chisels. These can run from cheap, to terribly expensive…
Japanese style pull saw. Crosscut and ripping.
Japanese style pull saw, flush trim.
Wood and a vise for you to build a proper workbench.
Lathe and turning tools

The list goes on and on and on and on…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Will Stokes

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#6 posted 05-13-2011 07:14 PM

Drill Press
Forstner Bit Set
Planer
Jointer
Good set of chisels
Clamps
Glue
Sandpaper :-)

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rrdesigns

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#7 posted 05-13-2011 07:18 PM

What is your next project? Mine often lead directly to new purchases of tools or materials.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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Furnitude

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#8 posted 05-13-2011 07:23 PM

How about a really nice marking gauge like the Tite-mark?

-- Mitch, http://furnitude.blogspot.com Also blog at http://www.craftsy.com/blog/author/mitch-roberson/

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#9 posted 05-13-2011 07:30 PM

Sharpening tools. Pick your poison, grinder and nice waterstones, worksharp, Tormak or a Tormak knock-off. Sharp tools are very important.

Small workbench

Real nice block plane LN or Veritas low angle.

Nice set of chisels.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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WayneC

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#10 posted 05-13-2011 07:32 PM

Oh and a nice drill press.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#11 posted 05-13-2011 07:58 PM

If you don’t have a drill press, I say drill press, and !!!! a lathe

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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Bertha

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#12 posted 05-13-2011 08:01 PM

Oooh, Titemark. Excellent suggestion!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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zindel

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#13 posted 05-13-2011 08:02 PM

Thanks for the suggestions I think i am going to stay away from the lathe for a bit…till i am ready to…as Roper said…turn to the dark side…haha but a drill press would be very nice! Thanks!

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.

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Bertha

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#14 posted 05-13-2011 08:14 PM

Do you guys really use your drill press that often? I’ve got no problem dropping the cash on a massive laser-beamed Powermatic with digital display, but I just don’t seem to use mine that much. Am I missing out on a hidden joy of woodworking? My $100 Delta sits there dormant most of the time.

Oooh, a bit brace and some bits! That’s what you want:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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zindel

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#15 posted 05-13-2011 08:14 PM

Oh rrdesigns, my current project is a Poker table and have already got the tools i need for that…next project i am not quite sure…I may end up doing some gift cards and get the Makita 2012NB 12-Inch Planer…any one have any use with this baby??

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.

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