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Blog series by Gary Fixler updated 03-09-2010 09:34 AM 3 parts 7608 reads 28 comments total

Part 1: Rockler 25-Piece HSS Brad Point Bit Set

03-07-2009 01:43 PM by Gary Fixler | 4 comments »

BLERG! I bought these last weekend, 6 days ago now, for $40. I tend to stock up on 50%-off items I really want in their continuous stream of sales, but while at the store to take advantage of a $15 coupon (>$50 purchase), I saw these. They weren’t on sale, but every 1/64” increment between 1/8” and 1/2”, and brad point as well? I Had to have them. I hadn’t seen them on sale (or I’ve forgotten) in the months (year?) that I’ve been scouring their sales,...

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Part 2: Free lumber, in bits and pieces

03-08-2009 11:38 PM by Gary Fixler | 14 comments »

I followed a classified to a small pile of free pine and fir last night. I made the 12mi. round trip to find nothing, then found I’d had the alleyway next to the one it was supposed to be in. It was midnight, but I thought “What the heck?” and did the 12mi. round trip again, and there it was, all the wood stacked against the wall here: I got 2 ~5’ and 2 ~7.75’ 2×6 Douglas fir boards, with some brackets and screw holes, though not many, and I can u...

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Part 3: Need new desktop wallpaper? How about the Studley tool chest?

03-09-2010 09:34 AM by Gary Fixler | 10 comments »

I was just looking up the H.O. Studley tool chest again and found Fine Woodworking's page on it with some images I had not seen, some additional history, and a range of sizes of free, downloadable wallpaper of a nice shot of the chest, which looks like this:

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