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Rich Riddle
08-23-2016, 9:30 PM
My last purchase was a 5 1/2 corrugated bottom hand plane, but I was wondering what others purchased last.

Patrick Walsh
08-23-2016, 10:46 PM
Fastcap Bestfence and 10" Bosch axial glide.

The things is a tank. Its kinda really annoying!

On the other hand being able to manage 18' lengths of cellular pvc and yet perfect clean cuts is kinda awesome.

Frederick Skelly
08-23-2016, 10:48 PM
Shapton Glass 500 stone, purchased last night.

Wayne Lomman
08-24-2016, 12:39 AM
Four inch block plane. I left my six inch behind when I went away for work. Can't work without a block plane. Cheers

Brent Cutshall
08-24-2016, 7:54 AM
Well, there's an antique shop near me in Elizabethton,TN that sells ONLY antique tools, ok it sells other things but mainly tools. Anyway, I had some extra money so I went and bought a Stanley No.733 hand drill, a big ol' Crusader saw from Belknap maybe, and a Millers Falls No.5 hand drill. He's got everything! A Stanley No.45! A Stanley No.113 circular plane! Router Planes! Pit Saws! Hand drill presses! If you can name it, he's got it! If I wasn't straight, I'd marry that guy, but I am! Not that there's anything wrong with that :D.

Jim Mackell
08-24-2016, 8:21 AM
Just replaced my 30 year old finishing sander with a new Makita.

Rod Sheridan
08-24-2016, 9:06 AM
Festool cordless drill.

Aside from my #5 Millers Falls and a couple of braces, this is my first cordless drill................Rod.

Stephen Tashiro
08-24-2016, 11:46 AM
My last purchase was a 5 1/2 corrugated bottom hand plane, but I was wondering what others purchased last.

"Last" has some interesting connotations. I suspect many of the forum members are retired, old geezers.

Brian Tymchak
08-24-2016, 12:16 PM
Assuming a bunch of drawer slides for my MS bench doesn't really count..

I think my last purchase was a Steel City 8" slow speed grinder.

And I think my next purchase is a track saw..

Jim Becker
08-24-2016, 12:20 PM
Three mortising chisels from Lee Valley...and a replacement 15 gage angle finish nailer.

Matt Day
08-24-2016, 1:25 PM
Makita 4 1/2" angle grinder (to help restore my Northfield jointer), And before that a delta 1172 tenoning jig.

John K Jordan
08-24-2016, 1:55 PM
... I was wondering what others purchased last.


Why, do you want to borrow it?

I last bought a Powermatic 3520B lathe. Unless you count a small hollowing tool from the other John Jordan. You can borrow the hollowing tool but the lathe is too big to fit in a Flat Rate box.

JKJ

Bradley Gray
08-24-2016, 2:06 PM
I bought a Bosch jig saw yesterday. I am making stencils to paint a sign on a barn (12"-33" letters) and couldn't stand to cut them all out with a router. Working great!

Jim Laumann
08-24-2016, 2:09 PM
18V Milwaukee Sawzall - using it while fixing fence for the cattle....

Prashun Patel
08-24-2016, 2:15 PM
Jim, that of course means you must sell your existing Mortise chisels to someone local... ;)

Stew Hagerty
08-24-2016, 2:22 PM
Well I got these items at about the same time so I'm going to include them all.

Matsumura White Steel Dovetail Chisels: 5/16" & 3/8"
Woodpecker's Track Square (One-Time-Tool, ordered a few months ago and arrived today)
Woodpecker's 18" Precision Triangle (One-Time-Tool ordered a few months ago and arrived Monday)
Tormek T-8
Neiko 2.35amp 6" Buffer

John K Jordan
08-24-2016, 5:15 PM
18V Milwaukee Sawzall - using it while fixing fence for the cattle....

There sure seem to be a lot of farmers that read these forums!

I mostly prefer corded tools but on the farm, I'd have a hard time without a cordless sawzall, side angle grinder, drill, impact driver, and circular saw. All of my cordless tools use the same 18v Dewalt batteries to make life simpler.

We have no cattle but keep horses, llamas and alpacas, mini donkeys, peacocks, guineas, turkey, and honeybees.

I'm headed back out in the heat in a moment to repair a livestock waterer. Then to adjust a couple of gates. Then to build a better roost for the turkey. There is no end...

JKJ

Bruce Page
08-24-2016, 6:36 PM
DeWalt 20v XR Drill/Driver, bought last week.

Dave Kelley
08-24-2016, 7:28 PM
Type 12 Stanley 45 purchased last night on CL.

Larry Frank
08-24-2016, 8:06 PM
Carbide inserts to make turning tools.

Aaron Conway
08-24-2016, 8:24 PM
Incra router lift and Porter Cable router. Looking into jointers now.

Jim Becker
08-24-2016, 9:16 PM
Jim, that of course means you must sell your existing Mortise chisels to someone local... ;)
I didn't have any existing mortise chisels...but you're welcome to come visit the new ones and admire their shine. LOL :D

Rich Riddle
08-24-2016, 9:59 PM
Stew,

How are you liking your new Tormek? Have you set up the Tormek and used it?

Bruce Wrenn
08-24-2016, 10:54 PM
Cheap Husky back saw from HD. Going to use it to make a cabbage cutter.

Mike Henderson
08-25-2016, 12:54 AM
3/8" LV PM-V11 chisel. On the way to me now.

Mike

Phil Mueller
08-25-2016, 6:47 AM
LV Bird Cage awl and burnisher tool for the card scrapers. Just prior to that a Stanley 5C...quickly becoming my favorite plane.

John Lanciani
08-25-2016, 7:37 AM
Picking up another Delta bandsaw tonight, six just isn't enough...

Von Bickley
08-25-2016, 10:21 AM
I think my last woodworking purchase was a INCRA IBox Jig for Box Joints.....

Patrick McCarthy
08-25-2016, 12:02 PM
Well, my answer depends upon whether or not you are going to tell my wife . . . . Oh heck, she probably already found them: a set of hollows and rounds from Old Street . . . Along with a pair of snipe bill planes and side rounds . . .

mike holden
08-25-2016, 1:14 PM
24 inch extension for my lathe and lathe stand. I want to make some Roorkhee chairs.

Jim Laumann
08-25-2016, 2:13 PM
Jim, that of course means you must sell your existing Mortise chisels to someone local... ;)

Butt joints, w/ nice long 5/16" steel pins.

Cattle aren't snobs - they have no idea what a M & T joint is.....

Jim Laumann
08-25-2016, 2:19 PM
There sure seem to be a lot of farmers that read these forums!

...... There is no end...

JKJ

John

Roger that!!!


Jim

paul cottingham
08-25-2016, 2:30 PM
Picture framing clamp from LV, newly modified LV plow plane.

Garth Almgren
08-25-2016, 2:40 PM
In my last Amazon order I had several small add-on type things: a pair of brass stair gauges, a set of self-centering bits, a solid steel scratch awl, some bench cookies and cones, and a plumb bob.

My last bigger purchases were a HTC PM-4000 miter saw stand (I love it!) and a Hitachi pin nailer that I got during the Prime Day sale in July.

Gordon Eyre
08-25-2016, 7:36 PM
A bottle of Titebond II glue. Pretty cheap hmmm.

Stew Hagerty
08-25-2016, 9:32 PM
Stew,

How are you liking your new Tormek? Have you set up the Tormek and used it?


I got it all set up on it's turntable accessory. So far I have sharpened several chisels, and 3 plane irons. I have to say, I am overwhelmingly pleased. It has actually exceeded my expectations. I assumed that I would need to do a quick final honing on my Hard Black Dan's before it was as sharp as I like my blades to be. I was wrong! I grind the edge, use the stone grader to make it finer, give it a quick few more seconds, then remove the burr, and run it across the stropping wheel. When that's done I can shave with it. Done! I have NEVER been able to sharpen so fast, and so effortlessly. Why the heck didn't I get one of these sooner???

Kevin Womer
08-28-2016, 1:41 PM
Domino 500, the kit with dominos and extra cutters and a domino plate this summer.

Stew Hagerty
08-29-2016, 4:12 AM
Domino 500, the kit with dominos and extra cutters and a domino plate this summer.

Kevin, I just ordered the 500 myself. What are your initial thoughts on it?

Kevin Womer
08-29-2016, 6:16 PM
Kevin, I just ordered the 500 myself. What are your initial thoughts on it?Stew,Had to calibrate the window, refer to YouTube Paul Marcel videos, I think search Half Inch Shy on there. He has great videos on set up and use. Everything else was spot on accurate. I can't get over how precise and quick it is to make MT joints. It was a lot of money, but once you get it in your hands and use it the pain goes away. Should have bought one years ago and is really the only Festool Tool I wanted. It really is a game changer in the way you work. You will love it. Enjoy!Kevin

Stew Hagerty
08-30-2016, 12:18 PM
Stew,Had to calibrate the window, refer to YouTube Paul Marcel videos, I think search Half Inch Shy on there. He has great videos on set up and use. Everything else was spot on accurate. I can't get over how precise and quick it is to make MT joints. It was a lot of money, but once you get it in your hands and use it the pain goes away. Should have bought one years ago and is really the only Festool Tool I wanted. It really is a game changer in the way you work. You will love it. Enjoy!Kevin


Thank you Kevin, I will check out his videos. According to UPS it should be here tomorrow and I'm anxious to give it a try.

Mike Cutler
08-31-2016, 8:02 PM
last "actual wood working tool" that will directly work on wood was a Festool Carvex Jig Saw.
I just got a 5HP Rolair, air compressor specifically for spraying finishes, so I guess that could count.
It's nice that it can do double duty for working on cars

Stew Hagerty
08-31-2016, 8:03 PM
My Domino 500 just arrived on my doorstep about half an hour ago.