I'll have on my 1/2" 3 tooth per in. re-saw blade on and then change it to a 1/8" fine cut blade for smaller
radius cuts and dad-gum-it I immediately find multiple things I should have cut while having the larger blade on.
It is not really too big a deal as there are parts of the blade change I like and it doesn't really take that long but
just even that little bit of inefficiency frustrates me sometimes.
good thing I'm retired...
might have to get an additional smaller bandsaw - although wifey might not like me buying yet another machine.
AND - while I'm here I might need to let one of you guys know how much I really paid for all this stuff as opposed
to what I told my wife I buy it for so in the event of death y'all get get in before the estate sale
Well not trying to up you one but try throwing in astronomy and fishing gear to up the ante. I started in astronomy way back when, maye 25 years ago, and my wife and I went to a shop in Laurel Maryland called Company 7. It's still there and Marty still owns it. I looked at the showroom display with it's many models of telescopes and mounts drooling over the Astro-Physics AP1200GTO mount figuring I'd never own one. The price tag alone was like 1/3 of a new car. And not some Kia either...So I settled on a Celestron Ultima 8 and a few good TeleVue eyepieces and lied my butt off without even knowing it. I told my wife that this along with my camera would last me a lifetime. Take my advice, never, ever, ever, even think or God forbid say that out loud. It's the biggest unintentional lie I ever uttered. The trail led to a C-11 and new Losmandy G-11 German Equatorial mount which also allowed for a CCD camera (just a small SBIG ST-7) which later was a ST-8E, then the ST-10XME and then finally the STL-11002, followed by replacing the mount with a AP900GTO mount, followed by a used 10" research grade OGS RC telescope (optical tube), followed by a 12.5" telescope (optical tube) research grade RC and a, you guessed it, new AP1200GTO. Of course over the years this all took place I sold the previous equipment as I upgraded and when we built our house out in the very rural countryside in 2002 I just had to build a roll off roof observatory with a warm room to house my computer system that controls all this including the software that allows all this to happen fully unattended. The roof was originally built and opened/closed via a chain drive garage door opener but of course that needed an upgrade to a 1/2 HP 3 phase gearmotor with spur drive that required an AC motor controller because I don't have 3 phase power at home. Or for that matter anywhere within miles of home. And that system requires a controller and software to open/close the roof and safeties to make sure it doesn't collide with any of the equipment which also means I need a cloud sensor to know when it's clear or cloudy not to mention the rain sensor to make sure I don't open the roof when it's raining or it opens on it's own while raining. Actually it doesn't open if it's cloudy but you see the logic. And none of this includes the software that allows all these programs to work in unison which I marvel at every day. Nor does it include all those "other" parts and pieces needed over time. You know automatic focusers, filter wheels, filters for that filter wheel, adaptive optics unit for the absolute best atmospheric guiding, spacers, field flatteners. But because of all this automation I was able to finally quit smoking after getting back from OSU's observatory project. Damn, I must be nuts and then I have a shop I'm trying to build up and enjoy.
My wife knows of the person that will handle the sale of the astronomy equipment, actually no joke, to get the real value for this equipment and I must disclose that a good bit of it came from bartering my assistance of setting up a good number of observatories at some universities and private operators. Mostly building and loading the computers, configurations and testing imaging systems.
And then there's the fishing gear. Well that's a lost leader........but the shop gear is something else and of course I have someone to deal with that as well. Hey, I've had a number of surgeries with having had both knees replaced, a bone removed from the base of my right thumb, and now an upcoming shoulder replacement, not to mention the cardiac ablation procedure for the no longer afib. I had for the last 6 years run on my volunteer rescue squad and I'm familiar with the risks of surgery. My wife is the love of my life and the center of my universe so I make sure that all is in order and that includes that no one takes advantage of her should/when something happens. The same friend that builds my telescopes knows about equipment and he'll make sure that it goes at a reasonable price. Another friend just wants to date my wife should something happen.....he's after the tools!