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Blog entry by MOJOE posted 06-27-2009 10:07 PM 1225 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I will be turning 29 on Monday, and this afternoon following lunch, the wife took me by Sears to pick up a 10” drill press and then by the Home Depot to pick up a new table saw blade. I am feeling pretty loved right now. The drill press went together in about 20 minutes, and though I am not big on electronics, the laser crosshair was dead-on right out of the box. It appears to have no slop in the spindle when extended either, should be more than good enough for me. I am going to put both items through their paces soon, as I will be starting a crib for our 2nd…..arriving in February.

All smiles here!

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 06-27-2009 11:10 PM

Congratulations on the new toys and the new addition to your family, Joe. With a wife as generous as your is it is a shame that birthdays only come once a year. :)

I will be looking forward to seeing a blog on the construction of your new crib.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 06-28-2009 01:00 AM

Congrats on the new tool gloat!! Sounds to me like your wife is a “keeper”!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#3 posted 06-28-2009 02:31 AM

Yeah Matt a definite keeper and I haven’t seen a pic.

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#4 posted 06-28-2009 03:03 AM

yeah !

so you are going to play with them all by yourself ?
we don’t even get to LOOK at them ?

happy birthday , and congrads to you both !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 06-28-2009 05:05 AM

Hey Joe
Happy birthday enjoy your new toys


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#6 posted 06-28-2009 01:27 PM

Hey MOJO you lucky boy… toy’s and a bouncing second addition…......well done on both counts.

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#7 posted 06-28-2009 02:07 PM

Ah, to be feelin’ loved…

A wonderful family, new toys, now that’s what it’s all about!

Small or large, a bench or floor drill press is one of the foundations in any shop, and one of my favorites. With all kinds of attachments available you have a superb, versitle workhorse. An early project might be an extended table—you can build a simple or complex one. There is no shortage of plans for jigs and fixtures widely available to increase the capabilities of the drill press.

Building jigs—even simple ones—and thinking and scheming about tools is one of the true pleasures.

Happy 29 on the 29th!


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#8 posted 06-30-2009 02:25 AM

I need to remind my wife that tools make great birthday presents: Happy Birthday Mojoe!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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