The yearly review...we all need to do it. #1: $1000 on tools and 11 projects in 2021 recap...that's something !

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Blog entry by oldguy2 posted 12-31-2021 01:06 PM 523 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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So I tried to look positive about the 2021 year and what I did. I made a list last year. This year I did not post all 11 projects to be truthful. I see on my list four, I made in the last month and how they got done I don’t know between grandsons here and family here for the winter.
So here goes I spent the $1000 on Shopsmith Upgrades…really had to chew on that before I took it out of savings. But the Lift assist and new Wheels I had before and they really are worth every dollar. No lifting that motor now at age 69 and it flies up to drill press mode. Makes using that drill press FUN.. New can move this 150 pound tool with one hand. That’s my testimony. Now the other parts were a Nova Chuck for bowl turning and a new Upgrade motor for the old 3300 dust collector I rarely been using. I have had 1 hp dust collectors and like them this is to be a 1.5 rated and I know they are quiet so adding it and finding space for it will be in 2022. I added a second 5/8 arbor so with 2 now, just feeling good.
Projects done this year. A little Library for the Church, a Corn Hole Game Board, Flip Top Tool stand for miter saw and planer. 2 matching Night stands. 3 small toys cars for the 2 year old grandson this Christmas. Finally finished a Scrap Wood Lamp I started over 4 years ago…I might post that soon. Banana Holder. Music Cart Stand. Tusk Shelf and 4 pvc drill holders in my shop….I really like these. and 2 Bowls on the Shopsmith Lathe. New Tools…not so many some bins and Table Saw finger joint jig and taper jig at an Estate Sale, New Titanium drill Bits …worth the few pennies at HF. And a steal the neighbor was selling a Radial Arm saw for $20 and it needed the table and fence. oh my…that’s mine now. 2022 goals are an addition to the Shed Shop and dust collection from Shop Vac to Dust Collector. New power lines. Looks like going to the home gym is back on since the Virus is here. Thanks for reading and Be Safe

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#1 posted 12-31-2021 10:37 PM

We got dealt a rough haul in 2018, and I really hadn’t gotten back in place much until a couple of months ago, but I have been busting my backside trying to get my shop in workable shape again. I have projects to do!

2022 is promising to be a VERY busy year projects wise assuming I can maintain focus and not allow my precious little available time or energy to get misdirected.

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