Surviving My Own Stupidity…

So yeah… I’m an idiot..

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My Festool Foundation

Part 2 of the series is out… This is the last of the sort of introductory videos. Next week, I’m gonna start building something with all of this stuff and see what’s what. So, stay tuned…

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Festool Meets A “Mechanic”

So, I’ve been flirting with this idea for a while now and essentially, here’s how it went down:

My wife has been wanting some built-in cabinets in our dining room and a couple of months ago, we started fielding quotes. They were outrageous… Like, REALLY outrageous. So outrageous, that I began to ponder the idea of building them myself. The only problem (besides my complete lack of knowledge and experience working with wood) was that my shop simply wasn’t outfitted to work with wood. And frankly, I didn’t like the idea of converting it because of two main factors:

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FastCap Tape Measures

So I’m getting ready to run a video series on some wood working tools and while testing my lighting and what not, I did a quick review on a couple of tape measures I recently acquired. They are cheaply made, but really damned handy. The video above gives my full impression.

You can buy the lefty/righty here and the flatback here.

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The Delta Rockwell 34-600

Years ago, I dropped by Curtis Garrett’s shop to pick up a band saw that he had restored for me. While there, I took notice of his old Delta table saw and fell in love. I don’t do much wood working, however, and have never had a need for a finger remover. Then, a few weeks ago, my wife got a quote to get some cabinets built for the house. That quote got me very interested in wood working and I quickly emailed Curtis to see if he had any table saw restorations in the works.

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