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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Vancouver Island, Courtenay/Comox Valley, British Columbia

    Beginner Tools Gloat

    I'd hate for anything to happen in my shop that you folks wouldn't know here are this week's additions:

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    A little all-purpose hand saw
    A coping saw
    A small vice....don't know much about vices so I figured I should start small
    2 36" clamps
    More locking castors--for everything that moves
    The Kreg pocket screw thingamabob kit.
    and a big fat fire extinguisher. I already had this, but moved it into the shop....and I know how to use it if necessary.

    LOML prefers it if I take the dog when I go shopping because I don't like leaving him in the truck so I race through the store and it cuts down on spending...

    Not very exciting for the advanced woodworkers among us, but thoroughly satisfying when you are starting with....not much.
    AKA Young Grasshopper Woodworker
    AKA The Rookie

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Quote Originally Posted by Cynthia White View Post
    ...Not very exciting for the advanced woodworkers among us, but thoroughly satisfying when you are starting with....not much.
    Hey, it's all stuff you'll need and use. Some more than others, but still all handy to have around. (For example, I don't use a coping saw very much at all, but when I need one, I need one. I still have the one I bought when I was in first or second grade, plus one or two more that I inherited over the years.)
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    North West Indiana
    Cynthia, don't down play your purchases. We all start somewhere. It is gratifying to see a person begin a positive habit like woodworking. All of those look like they will be good tools, heres hoping to you never needing to use the fire extinguisher!!!

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Good start Cynthia. Buying new tools is the highpoint of the day. I've had my coping saw for 40 plus years and it still has the original blade on it. It sure comes in handy from time to time though.
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Santa Claus, In
    The Kreg pocket screw thingamabob kit.With the right screws you could use this for your bench build. No screws would show that way.

    Nice haul on the new tools.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    +1 on the Kreg jig. They come in handy for a lot of things.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Good for you. And extra good on the fire extinguisher. I have one but will have to look around for where I put it. I know it should be prominent.
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Good for you Cynthia. Shame on your Frank. I have an extinguisher mounted at each exit plus one near the chemicals. My insurance is good but I'm not up for the experience
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Escondido, CA
    Water and chemical at each door. Basic fight or flight.

    Now that you have one, you'll know where to hang it.

    Go, girl!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    That is only a drop in the bucket of the clamps you'll have a few years from now, can never have enough clamps. The coping saw is one thing you'll probably never have to get another blade for, but you'll never get rid of that saw, when you need it, you need it.

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

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