Maybe it’s actually a craigslist problem? Anyways, couldn’t really pass this one up.. 7” Baldor, brand new. About 75% off.
You can always tell quality stuff when you see it in person. This is a hefty grinder, about 70 lbs. And when you turn it off, it literally takes about 3 minutes to stop spinning. It’s got stamped steel rests (lame), but they expect you to replace them with something more substantial anyways.
The bookshelves are finally coming together. Next up, shelves, then some crown molding, then doors for the lower sections. Hope to finish them in the next couple weeks. These are tall; about an inch shy of 8’. They’re built to match the height of the windows in my living room, so it compliment them nicely.
Another piece of “furniture of necessity” done. Well, still need my wife to pick out some paint. We need some better toy storage for Porter’s room, and *almost* ordered a Trofast storage combination from ikea. Well, no point in having a garage full of tools and a belly full of gumption if I can’t build something myself, dangit. Plus, I could build it to fit the space it was destined to be. Bespoke furniture. Although, I wouldn’t call this furniture.
Started gluing up panels last week, nailed on the back boards tonight. My wife still thinks I build things agonizingly slow; I don’t buy into it. Although I did promise her some bookcases like 8 months ago, so she may have a point.
I inlayed a piece of angle iron into the front edge. I think it looks nice, plus I imagine this will be a “jumping off point” for Porter, in the most literal sense.
Tongue and groove back; used my uncle’s stanley 45 (which, I’m always amazed how minty-condition it is in. I don’t think the 3/16 tongue cutter had ever been sharpened) and my small plow plane from veritas. Pretty enjoyable.
Anyways, didn’t take too long, and should hold up longer than whatever we could have purchased. We DID buy the bins from ikea though. Don’t get me wrong, I love ikea. It’s hard to buy their furniture though, if you have the slightest insight into what really good furniture is like. Although, the price at ikea is definitely right. No arguing that.