|Forum topic by AngieO||posted 08-16-2012 02:04 AM||1160 views||0 times favorited||24 replies|
08-16-2012 02:04 AM
LOL! My mom and my friend think that I’m going insane. My birthday is at the end of this month. My mom and I went shopping today. We went to Louisville which is an hour away. I told her “I’ll go… as long as we can go to Woodcraft”. Of course she didn’t know what that was. And it was my first time so all I could do is tell her it’s a store for wood woodworkers. I think she was expecting something more like Lowe’s.
Anyhow… she has no interest so when we got to WoodCraft she went to the surrounding stores and said she’d meet up with me. I LOVED IT! In fact, she finished her shopping and had to drag me out of there. She had told me that she was going to buy me a new purse for my b-day. I told her I just wanted wood or a gift card to WoodCraft. She thought I was crazy. Of course… she fell in love with a piece of Zebra Wood they had. So maybe she doesn’t think I’m completely crazy.
I don’t know how big most WoodCraft stores are. I think I was expecting something bigger, but I could have spent a whole day in that store. Of course… they have a beautiful SawStop sitting in there that they use for demos. I loved it. I’ve had my sights set on just getting the Rigid that’s under $500 that I keep hearing about. But maybe I should set my sights a little higher. LOL! I also made the mistake of looking at the router tables they had. And the insert plates and such if you build your own. I got all excited about the hardware they had, the wood, the router bits…. EVERYTHING!
I’m definitely going back. I’d like to go this Saturday. They have a guy coming in and doing a free demo on box joints. Saturday they have a class on routers. But it’s $75 so I’ll pass on that for now and watch some youtube videos.
But yes… my friends think I’m going off the deep end because I would prefer to get tools, wood or any kind of wood working accessory that I could get my hands on…..rather than going out to dinner, a new purse or even jewelry. What can I say… I’m hooked! :)