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I just turned in a couple of years and a couple of big jars of coins and it added up to $517 bucks. I have every tool I can possibly justify in my shop. So, question is, if you had that windfall, what would you use it for?

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Leigh dovetail jig...latest n greatest...

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Nice wood!!!

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Years ago I was a lead carpenter being mentored by an old construction superintendent. As we were talking on the job site a man walked up and asked for a job. Ole Chas asked what tools did the man have. " I have all the tools" the applicant said. After the interview as the man walked away Chas said "No one has all the tools" and did not hire him.
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Leigh dovetail jig...latest n greatest...
another vote for Leigh (but I already have one)...

for me...
6/8/10' flex coat rod wrapper/dryer...

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If you can't come up with anything now, keep saving and you'll have more to spend when you run across "a necessity of life."

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I think I'll tuck another 20 in the (secret) jar every week. In a year I'll have a bigger problem. Re: wood, mostly that's for frames, and that comes out of sweetie's stash. I keep thinking I'd like a bigger band saw for resawing and milling logs and stumps. But there's not much exotic wood or stumps in our region. If I could find a decent source I'd probably pop for the band saw. There's still some space in the garage for it.

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One of the MANY tools (upgrades mostly) that I'd like to have would be a 16" bandsaw. My current one is a 12", but the biggest blade it will take is a 1/2".
If I felt like I had to spend that now, I'd probably buy lumber. Something a bit fancier than my current stock of pallet wood.
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@kklowell The Laguna 14-12 takes a 3/4 blade. Which should be enough, but I imagine a 1-inch blade would cut even straighter. Stick recommends a 16 inch saw as well, but I just don't do enough to warrant the much higher price for that model, let alone the much higher price for the Resaw King blade I like.

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I think I'll tuck another 20 in the (secret) jar every week. In a year I'll have a bigger problem. Re: wood, mostly that's for frames, and that comes out of sweetie's stash. I keep thinking I'd like a bigger band saw for resawing and milling logs and stumps. But there's not much exotic wood or stumps in our region. If I could find a decent source I'd probably pop for the band saw. There's still some space in the garage for it.
Money and space both available--That's just wrong Tom!!

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