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markswoodcraft

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523 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question money

if you had a hundred dollars to blow at KMS or anywhere else, what tool (or accessory) would you get with it?


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needshave

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#1 posted 523 days ago

Freud Sd206 or sd208. Dado stack blade. My Freud is getting a little old and very tired of this oak.

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nwbusa

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#2 posted 523 days ago

A couple of parallel clamps. Oh wait, I just did. Several times.

-- John, BC, Canada

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lumberjoe

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#3 posted 522 days ago

I’d load up on jig stuff. For some reason I am always finding a use for t-tracks, t-track bolts and hardare, hold down clamps, etc

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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HorizontalMike

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#4 posted 522 days ago

I got a knob and T-track kit for the B-day last year, so that is now off the table. I did recently buy more T-track, and found that Orange Aluminum in Florida had the best prices lately. The best QUALTY T-track that I have found is from 80/20 Inc.

The latest C-Note that I dropped was at WC online and that was for two 2in X 8in X8in Rosewood, one 2×8x8 Zebrawood, and and one 2×6x6 and one 2×2x6 Walnut, ALL for turning handplane knobs and cutting totes. WC’s Rosewood was the best bargain and generous in that it was slightly over-sized like normal 8/4 lumber. 8-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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JesseTutt

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#5 posted 522 days ago

Wood – I need some thick hard maple to finish the vise on my new workbench

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Another bandsaw blade for resawing

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A couple of new foster bits, I do a lot of end grain drilling and they dull quickly

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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bondogaposis

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#6 posted 522 days ago

If you don’t know what you’d buy w/ $100. I would save your money until a need arises.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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camps764

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#7 posted 522 days ago

Bondogaposis – BINGO! I’d tuck that bill in the sock drawer until I was working on a project that needed something new…new router bits, etc.

I find the cost/benefit is higher when I let my projects dictate what I need to buy…I used to buy stuff and then try to find projects to use it on….got spendy quick.

-- Steve. Follow me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/campbellwoodworking or check me out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/campbellwoodworkingne

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 522 days ago

Depending on what you have in your shop.I would think about woodworking books,or videos .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Francisco Luna

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#9 posted 522 days ago

What is KMS?

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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PurpLev

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#10 posted 522 days ago

never heard of KMS, but the last thing I would do is go buy something just because I have money to spend… I usually buy the other way around – when I have a NEED for a specific thing I’ll go price match.

just save the money until you need something that they happen to have.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Ripthorn

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#11 posted 522 days ago

I agree with others. Though last summer I took a little extra money and bought a bunch of sandpaper, because I always hate the idea of buying a 5 pack or something, so I bought 50 packs of a couple of different grits and now I don’t have to worry bout those grits for quite a long time.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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SebringDon

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#12 posted 522 days ago

I’d buy a small fine-cut hand saw, a hand plane, and a decent rasp. The only hand tools I have for shaping are a mini-hacksaw, some Xacto knives and a sandpaper block. I’m just getting my shop established.

-- Don

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lumberjoe

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#13 posted 522 days ago

Mike, do you have a link to Orange Aluminum? The 3 seconds I took to google it came up fruitless. There must be a cheaper solution than buying the Incra/Kreg pre cut lengths I get.

I do love my Incra t track plus on my crosscut sled though. The graduated scale is awesome

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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nwbusa

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#14 posted 522 days ago

KMS is a big tool / machinery retailer up here in Canada. They carry lots of the General and GI lines of tools, as well as other major brands.

-- John, BC, Canada

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DKV

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#15 posted 522 days ago

lumberjoe…

http://www.orangealuminum.com/t-track.html

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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