It started with the want of a project, and Norm's chop saw station seemed to fit the bill. Problem was, I didn't own a miter saw. Well, I solved that with a Hitachi C10FE2. One of the highest rated 10" non-sliders there is. Bought it, then got an even better deal on it a day later. Score!
I decided that Norm's project was a bit too big for my shed. So I found a smaller one and started building it. Much better suited to the Hitachi. But I had a spot where I needed to join two pieces of ply.
Enter the Harbor Freight Plate Joiner! For $40, it wasn't that much more than getting brackets, seeing as I already had biscuits (my effort at doing it on the RT failed miserably).
I have been scouring Craigslist for quite a while for various tools, particularly table saws. After being reminded of the Craftsman deal floating on Slickdeals, I decided to try it again. I had previously only gotten it to $334, but I was able to get it for $302 after taxes, so I jumped. I'm waiting like a kid on Christmas Eve for the email to arrive telling me I can pick it up. I ordered it Monday. Longest week of my life. This is the latest generation of the venerable Ryobi BT3k series.
So, waiting for that I've been cleaning up the shed. And continuing to check CL for other various items. I happened upon a Ryobi BL51PK for about 75% off, like new. I really want a bench planer one day, but this will do for tinkering around. I pick it up this afternoon.
Whew. Quite the couple of weeks for my shed!