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Blog series by Sandra updated 11-17-2012 03:52 AM 2 parts 3142 reads 13 comments total

Part 1: Christmas in September

09-27-2012 11:19 AM by Sandra | 9 comments »

Every year I put away a bit of money for a ‘chick trip’. For a variety of reasons, the trip didn’t take place last year and the money got sucked into the vortex of household expenses. This year my travel buddy had to bail. Rather than doing something practical with my money, I hit Home Depot yesterday. (Of course some of you will say that this a practical thing to do, and I would tend to agree) Here’s what I left with: -7 2×4s and a dozen lag bolts for...

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Part 2: Table saw eureka!

11-17-2012 03:52 AM by Sandra | 4 comments »

I’ve decided that my next project is going to be a stand for my 13” “portable” planer. The sucker weighs a ton and once it’s on the cart, I hope I never have to lift it again! The plan I’m using calls for 3/4 ” ply which brought me back to my table saw. Of the tools I own, the TS is the one that causes me the most angst. Until now, I could never figure out the numbers on the fence rail. It seems like a basic thing, but it just didn’t cli...

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