That's how I pick my projects, based upon what new tool I will need. I try
not to pick projects that will require multiple major purchases at once.
I am in need of
1) A 'real' jointer 8"+ long bed.
4) a 'real' drill press
I have done a lot with a baby jointer, DP, no planer, no band saw.
I almost bought a huge stack of rough, 12/4 maple yesterday some pieces up
to 22' across and all about 10' long. Pile (20 pieces) went for about $100
Available were 2 similar piles of maple, a pile of beech, a smaller pile of
KD oak and a pile of walnut. The walnut went for $60 IIRC.
Would have required me to buy bandsaw, real jointer and a planer. Hence I
Was that anyone here, just waiting to post their gloat? Did anyone here see
Auction was http://www.wolgemuth-auction.com/ in Leola, PA. Next auction in
Pay half with a personal check, and put the rest on the credit card.
That way the wife thinks it wasn't too expensive (only sees the CC
But it don't work though. My honesty always comes forth somehow
Not only do I NOT show her the plans, I don't ask for "permission" to
buy that needed tool. We talk about the item needed, what she want's
it to do, but the rest is up to me. Sometimes, like the shaker desk I
recently completed, there's NO input at all from her. The desk is
mine. She's already got enough of my output.
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