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08-15-2012 10:16 PM

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I just got and e mail about a new sander from Festool and it had photos of all of their other tools they make in the same e-mail. right away I thought I’ll get em all after I win the lottery LOL So I thought I’d offer a post for others to day dream and say what woodworking tools, supplies or ??? they would get if they won the $ 305 million power ball lottery. No cheating with answers like “everything” :)

-- Custom furniture

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#1 posted 08-15-2012 10:30 PM

Good luck Charley on winning

-- Grandpaj

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#2 posted 08-15-2012 10:30 PM

After I paid the important stuff off, there should be enough money left over, to set up a very nice shop that had several power outlets and air fittings that would eliminate all those dreaded extension cords I have!!!! I would definitely refit a few tools like a bigger bandsaw, as well as a horizontal bandsaw. The biggest thing that the money would provide would be building a workspace that allowed me to work in unconfined space. As well as the financial opportunity to screw more projects up learng!!!!!!!
Matter of fact I better go buy a ticket. You can’t win without a ticket!

-- All the tools in the world wont make you a good mechanic or craftsman... however it helps!

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#3 posted 08-15-2012 11:01 PM

I would get whatever I wanted !! Like a friend said to me a long time ago….. ”the lottery is a fool’s tax. I know where my dollar is.” <——as he patted his pants pocket. LOL

Seriously….I would get a better, bigger bandsaw very first thing.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 08-15-2012 11:02 PM

Good Luck! Jim!

Quite a wish list, but don’t hold your breath!_

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 08-15-2012 11:13 PM

If I won the lottery …. I’d hire an assistant to keep my shop clean. The rest would be all imagination.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 08-15-2012 11:21 PM

I’d get my 1997 truck painted.

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#7 posted 08-15-2012 11:24 PM

My first actual purchase would be a ferrari which would share its garage space with the DD which would be a s60 that was completely rebuilt to the current race car spec for about 200k.
Not much else I’d actually be interested in buying from there. Just get a decent house in a nice neighborhood and a dedicated woodshop. Wouldn’t go nuts outfitting it though.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#8 posted 08-15-2012 11:43 PM

I’d build a real work shop.. getting tired of rolling tools out into the driveway to use them :)


-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#9 posted 08-15-2012 11:50 PM

I would build a special shop with elevated flooring, not just for dust collection but so I can inset tools in them instead of always having to deal with getting certain tools for my height etc, I’d be able to inset them into the flooring so they’re height would be more comfortable for me.


-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer:

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#10 posted 08-15-2012 11:52 PM

Im cleanin out Phillip Marcou, smoother, jointer, jack and everything in between … just before i pack up and move to St. John USVI.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#11 posted 08-15-2012 11:54 PM

Tell you what, Jim… If I win, you can have all my festool tools. I’ll even pay shipping.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 08-15-2012 11:55 PM

A separate workshop, heated and cooled with a separate room for DC and another for lumber storage. After that, whichever tools I could best work into my learnings.

-- Raymond, Charlotte, NC -------- Demonstrate the difference!

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#13 posted 08-15-2012 11:59 PM

The first thing I would do is have a live TV broadcast because I have a whole list of people I wish to tell to kiss my rich…...
Then I would help homeless vets.

-- Life is good.

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#14 posted 08-16-2012 12:21 AM

An Embraer Phenom 100...

I would use this to attend every good woodworking school in the US, and personally deliver cold beer to my favorite influences. Including Lee…

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#15 posted 08-16-2012 12:23 AM

do my eyes decieve me? Barry ill take a beer whenever youre ready ;)

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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