Updating the shop #1: Great Weekend

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Blog entry by mrg posted 03-08-2011 06:05 AM 1579 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Last week went the Woodworkers show and had a blast with my wife. we turned pens, bought all sorts of things including a new fence for my table saw. Went to the different seminars on saturday and sunday and met a lot of nice people. My wife is now turned onto wood working and turning.

So last thursday i went and picked up my new fence. Saturday we installed the new fence and added a new style power switch to the table saw. After doing this we decided to build a new work bench. So off to Home depot we go. Buy 2 4×4 8 2×4’s, peg board, hooks, dowels, inexpensive forester bits, steel rod.

While looking around the tool section i stopped to look at the dewalt planer. They had the 734 as usual but none in a box. I had seen the 735 sitting on the floor under the shelfs but no price. I had seen it there 2 or 3 weeks ago and didn’t see it on the website. had thought about asking the price then but didn’t. So this time I did. Talk about hitting pay dirt, I bought the 735 for less than the 734. I asked for a price check, pointed out that the planer was the higher model, she said the price was 354, I said are you sure, she says that is what it scans in as, i ‘ll take it. My wife looks at me and nods her head take it and run. We pay for everything and I am out the door and loaded.

We get home cut and route all the pieces between sat and sunday. Open the planer and make sure everything is in the box. Have to find an area to put it. the workbench has to be finished then i will have a table to put the planer on temporarily.

Picks to follow.

-- mrg

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#1 posted 03-08-2011 08:04 AM

Nice score on the planner!!

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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#2 posted 03-09-2011 10:01 PM

congrat´s to turn your wife to the darkside , may the force be with her :-)
congrat´s with the score of tools

take care and enjoy both deals …. :—)))


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