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jtkendall last won the day on May 7 2018

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  1. No updates on this currently, I actually bought a 500mm X-Carve recently so this has gone to the back burner. I'm going to use that to help determine how I build my own. I know I want a larger Z axis and a frame setup that is stiff enough to handle milling aluminum blocks.
  2. I don't have photos of everything but recent tool additions include: 500mm Inventables X-Carve Monoprice MP Mini Delta 3D Printer Some Amana Tool 1/8" shank and Whiteside 1/4" shank router bits Tacklife digital calipers Dewalt 2x 20V Max Lawn Mower Campbell Hausfeld MP290001AV Air Brush Kit The lawn mower is hopefully going back to Acme for a replacement because FedEx beat the crap out of it to the point that a rear wheel is bent inward, which really sucks because I need to mow the yard and the riding mower is on it's last leg. I looked at the Ego but a getting into a battery platform for one item, especially when said battery has only a 45 minute run time didn't make sense to me since I already have a bunch of Flexvolts.
  3. This wasn’t a purchase but a gift. My uncle came across some planes at a yard sale. Two firsts, my first Stanley and my first transitional plane. It’s a No. 27 which means it was made between 1870 and 1918 so it’s between 100 and 148 years old. I plan on giving it a very light cleaning, maybe putting a protective finish over, and making it just a display piece.
  4. Get the Ridgid. I love my Milwaukee stuff, but I only love the stuff I have now. If you're going to get Milwaukee you need to get Fuel models or at the very least the brushless models when available.
  5. The final part of the first Lee Valley order I placed two weeks ago finally showed up today. Low-Angle Jack Plane with a PM-V11 blade.
  6. There are a couple LN planes that I will probably pick up if I find a need for the particular plane. The #7 and the #8 since Veritas doesn't have them, unless I can find a Millers Falls equivalent before then in decent condition and at reasonable price, but eBay sellers seem to think that ones in absolutely terrible condition should be the same price as a new LN. The little #102 bronze block plane is also kind of calling my name. I have the Veritas apron plane, but still the LN is bronze which means it's heavier and better for some work. I think LN has a better chance of getting my other hand tool business because I do like the look of their saws.
  7. I looked at the Lie-Nielsen shoulder planes online and something about the lever cap just made me go "I don't think it would be comfortable". Granted I have to get used to using a shoulder plane in general but the LN also looks like I could easily break the lever cap because of how thin it is compared to the Veritas. It could be unbreakable for all I know but it just comes off as fragile for lack of a better word. In general I like the overall appearance of Veritas planes better and for $14 more in this case I get PM-V11. Some of LN's planes are more expensive then their Veritas counterparts which is also a big factor in my decision making and that's even when I figure in the guild discount.
  8. Which one did you get, the Semi-Pro or the Hobby-Pro and did you get the gravity feed or bottom feed gun? The box is vague at saying what is inside and all of the models seem to be the same except one comes with a gravity feed gun.
  9. My second Lee Valley order from last week arrived today containing 10 really small rare earth magnets. And a medium shoulder plane with a PM-V11 blade. While typing this I got a notice that the other item from my first order had been charged to my card which means it should be shipping today, which is much better than what I saw first thing this morning when I checked and it said backordered until June 20th. I posted on Instagram, went and did a few things came back and was looking up something else when I noticed everything except the specific model I ordered was in stock. The model I ordered said the 8th for one part and the 3rd for the other, which was better than the 20th. Then I checked my order and it said reserved, I guess they got a shipment in or inventoried one during that time.
  10. The first half of my first order from Lee Valley last week arrived today, it's also the least interesting (to me) item of the order since it was an impulse add on. A FeatherPRO feather board. I'm looking forward to putting it to use on the table saw and will come in handy as I square off some 2x4's for a project. Second order should be shipping today and the other half of this order was supposed to be in-stock last Friday but no update on it.
  11. Example of the Milwaukee deal. http://www.acmetools.com/shop/tools/milwaukee-outdoor-power-equipment/DiscountDetailsDisplayView?code=Milwaukee+2725-21HD+Your+Choice+May-10113560&langId=-1&storeId=11301&catalogId=10551&productId=3074457345617432902
  12. Milwaukee and Dewalt both have drills and string trimmers. Milwaukee tends to have deals where you buy a string trimmer kit and get a free leaf blower or hedge trimmer.
  13. Seconding the inverter, you’ll be able to use it for more than just charging Milwaukee batteries and you can upgrade chargers as new ones come out or if you add another battery lineup.
  14. That is a terribly misleading choice of words, I thought you meant they were under $10 each not the difference between the two in price! 🤣 I dropped everything and went right to the Home Depot website because if they were under $10 I was going to buy 20 of them.
  15. I have a friend that owns the 734 which I assume is just the newer version of this planer, he likes it and it does a good job from what I have seen. This sounds like a decent deal if it works, is in good condition, and you can get parts for it should you need them. Something to consider, if you want new instead of used you could get a similar style planer from Cutech for $9 more than the Dewalt currently with free shipping. I have this planer but haven't put it to use yet since winter was cold (no heat in the "shop") and I've been swamped with work since it arrived, I mainly bought it based on the reviews of their jointers that I saw. Here's a link to some more info on Cutech http://www.woodworkersjournal.com/cutech-tool-meet-new-kid-block/
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