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406 days ago

Sitting outside Olive Garden with my daughter Bre. Made a trip to Louisville today. After a quick day of shopping it’s time to eat. While we are waiting she is texting her friend and I am… Well… You know what I’m doing. Lol

First stop on our shopping trip….

Seriously love that place. It was hard to tear myself away. I could go into some serious debt with that place. But instead I limited myself and just picked up a few things. Just some finishing products.

I decided to try some dye and try out General Finishes. I’m just not a fan of Minwax. And after watching some Charles Neil videos I decided to try some new things. Also keep hearing people talk about Arm R Seal so I’m going to give it a try too. Also picked up some scrapers.

Then we made a trip to Harbor Freight. I could so some damage in there too. But I knew what I wanted. So we didn’t spend too much time in there.

Just needed a few things. Got my free flashlight and yesterday got my free screwdrivers. My daughter asked if I’d get her a dust mask for her to wear. So I grabbed that too.

Next we stopped at Michaels. I picked up a cheap compass to use on my bench and a few other things. More finishes. Got some Rustoleum Dark Walnut stain to try out and some Spar Urethane for the little picnic tables I’m making.

So… Looks like I have some fun planned for tomorrow in the shop. Maybe we will end up getting home in enough time to piddle a little out there tonight. :) wish me luck with my new toys.

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#1 posted 406 days ago

I have no idea why two of my pics turned upside down. And I posted this on my phone so I can’t fix it. :(

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#2 posted 406 days ago

May the sawdust be with you…and the breadsticks be warm!!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....

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#3 posted 406 days ago

I like those kind of shopping trips Angie. Looks like you had fun.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 406 days ago

Love it! I’m a big Star Wars fan so that made me laugh.

And it was a lot of fun.

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#5 posted 406 days ago

Maybe your camera flipped over the trip as well.

Hopefully your daughter is still supportive of your work. Keep her going.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#6 posted 406 days ago

Oh No! You were a very bad girl Angie! Just look at that WW addiction you have led your daughters into! Oh No!...


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

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#7 posted 406 days ago

Great, Angie. I see you got one of those digital VOM’s they really work good!! did you get the $10 digital caliper? they are very good!.................Jjim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 406 days ago

I store my finishes that way, too. It prevents air from leaking into the cans.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 406 days ago

Got your back Angie!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#10 posted 406 days ago

You are going to Marc Adams next week? Cool! Very jealous.

Woodcraft is about a little over an hour drive for me. Harbor Freight… Maybe 45 minutes. I hit the harbor freight on the way back nits also next to a Hobby Lobby. Bit the Michaels is close to the Olive Garden so we went there instead. If we had more time I would have stopped at the Home Depot just to see what they had.

Never did make it to the shop tonight. Surely tomorrow I will get to make some sawdust. I think I’m going to fire up the router table tomorrow. I haven’t used it for a good while.

Hope you are all having a good weekend.

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#11 posted 406 days ago

Yeah, it’s hard to resist a shopping trip that includes both Woodcraft and Harbor Freight! I have three Woodcraft stores in the general area (Baltimore/Washington area). The nearest is about 28 miles (north of Baltimore) and the farthest (Springfield, Virginia) is about 55 miles away near Fort Belvoir where I go to use the on-base woodshop for the BIG TOOLS I can’t fit into my miniscule shop at home. Luckily, I have a Harbor Freight right up the road from me to get those basic needs that are twice the price at Woodcraft without a big loss in quality.

Tomorrow I’m headed to Woodcraft to pick up the last few things I need for my project before I depart for Indiana and Marc Adams’ school next week.

-- Tim, Glen Burnie, Maryland

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#12 posted 405 days ago

I’m always complaining that we don’t have specialized stores like woodcraft or rockler here, but the good side of it is that if we did I would have been in serious dept trouble hahaha

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#13 posted 405 days ago

There is a Woodcraft store here as well. Anytime I go there I MUST CONTROL myself, or go broke.

-- Fredj

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#14 posted 405 days ago

I’d be in even more trouble if there was a Rockler. I don’t know that I could handle that. LOL

Hmmm… seems like my post from last night didn’t actually post.

Still jealous that you are going to Marc Adams next week. What class are you taking?

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#15 posted 405 days ago

If Woodcraft is convenient for you to travel to and from, perhaps you could take advantage of their classes/workshops….They offer a lot of educational classes/workshops like woodturning for example.

I live in central Illinois. Peoria used to have a Woodcraft store which was very close and convenient. But several years ago it closed. Now the nearest store is in Downers Grove a suburb of Chicago which is too far of a drive for me. It was a shame for myself and other woodworkers in my area when the Woodcraft store closed.

There is a Woodworkers Shop nearby in Pekin Illinois which is both a hardwood distributor and a Rockler store. So I agree that paying a visit to either Woodcraft or Rocklers is costly…

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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