The Big Think

November 29, 2003

Birthday Money!

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 9:35 pm

I finally got a chance to spend my birthday money this past week. Erin’s mom and my parents gave me some $ this past September. I thought about it for a long time and decided to get one big thing instead of a bunch of little things and I finally decided on this. Gotta love Woodcraft. Very cool tools and knowledgeable people. This is one of those tools that, if you didn’t know what it did, you wouldn’t be able to figure it out just by looking at it. It’s a tenoning jig. It cuts tenons. (laugh). Okay, okay, it does this (hope that pic makes it clearer). It’s one of those tools that makes certain aspects of woodworking MUCH easier, but it’s in the “I really don’t HAVE to have that because I can do the same thing in only 10x the time with a lot more effort and less accuracy” camp. I probably would have stumbled on without it, but thanks to the birthday money, it’s sitting on the table saw right now! Only took me about 2 hours to remove the cosmoline (a nasty gummy protective paste that manufacturers apply to every square inch to keep cast iron from rusting). My hands smell like a machine shop now, and I haven’t tuned and aligned the jig yet (still busy working). But the price was right and I’m really happy I got it. Thanks to mom, dad, and Yvonne!

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