Been using the new saw to finish up the project I was working on prior to it. Had to recut all the plywood as almost every piece wasn't cut straight on the old saw and I had just gotten used to accepting that.
On the new one things stay nice and straight, I just don't like the miter gauge. The cheaper saws I have owned have had nicer miter gauges. Too bad they aren't swappable. So I have been hinting that I need a new one for my birthday, especially since an incra is on sale at rockler right now.
I ebayed a new (to me) 2.25hp or 2.5hp plunge router, still waiting for it to arrive.
I also got a sears dovetail jig from ebay that I succeeded in cutting into the plastic template on the second try
Will still make 1/2" non-flush blind dovetails, and 1/4" blind and non-flush blind along with box joints of the same size. Just haven't been able to get up the courage to try it again.
I finally got my wheelchair/scooter carrier with ramp - Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices
after my Wife checked the local stores every tuesday all month long seeing if they had one in stock. She used a 20% off coupon on top of it.
That trip also got me a little drill press, not sure if it was on sale or not or if the price on the harborfreight.com website is what it was at the store or not, but another 20% coupon was used. - Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices
And went half in on a 8' L x 5' W trailer with my Dad that was on sale for $500 at Northern. Been talking about doing this a couple of years now and were going to do it last year but he had some cost come up right after tax season that made it so he thought he better not spend the money or my mother would be complaining. I think it was a fridge or stove replacement.
Also got a template and base kit, the 66 1/4" bit router set (the router on it's way is 1/2" and I think even mentioned a 3/8" collet).
The outside the house stuff has kept me too tired to do much but sleep lately is why my absence. The days I have been awake lately and not been away from home for whatever errand have been put to helping figure out what to toss for cleanup day and then after the trailer was loaded, reloading it to make room for my parent's junk too since they are on vacation over cleanup day (left a couple of days ago, cleanup day is Saturday, won't be back until a few days after). Unless I have a neighbor ask me to take some stuff in this will be the first year in a long time that other people's junk and the money they gave towards the fee didn't cover our costs and we will have to pay for it our self. Even made a $20 profit one year, but the people insisted on paying me.
I figure from now on if the weather is good there will be enough things going on during the weekends with the garage and the gardens and the rocks around the house that need landscape cloth under them that I will be acting as gofer on the golf cart or actually doing some of it that most of the week I will be sleeping a lot. But will try to make time every day to toss the ball for the young dog.
I've been very fortunate with the tools and stuff my Wife has bought for me this year. This would normally be 5-10 years worth of stuff. No clue what opened up the purse strings so wide, maybe a bump on the head
Now I just need to get going more and make more stuff for her or the house than I make firewood kindling for my parents.