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Obi Wan Kenobi
01-22-2011, 08:04 PM
I have just acquired a fine set of new chisels, and I'm really just like a kid with a new box of Lego. Cant wait to start using them.

Charlie

SMARTINSEN
01-22-2011, 08:17 PM
A pound of coffee and a quart of half and half.

I will have a cup or maybe even two, and peruse the WBF before getting started, thank you very much.

Oh you mean for the shop?

I finally got a dust collector. No more breathing saw dust for me. :)

Cuyahoga Chuck
01-22-2011, 08:38 PM
A cucumber.
No tools. I've got too many already.
Anybody need a 2" combination wrench?

Obi Wan Kenobi
01-22-2011, 08:41 PM
A cucumber.

So how is that cucumber working out for you woodshop wise?

Charlie

Shang
01-22-2011, 08:47 PM
A set of small, VERY sharp chisels.

elf
01-22-2011, 08:53 PM
2 altogether too slender slabs of Cheshire cheese.

Oh, you mean for the shop? A battery for the new Canon 7D($18). Before that a Really Right Stuff L bracket for the Canon 7D($140). Before that a Shutterfly 20-page book of the best shots from the Summer segment of the BuzBuz project($18). Before that a Canon 7D($1350).

Phil Y
01-22-2011, 08:58 PM
Just bought a couple of used self tailing winches. Balia has what I call widow makers on the mast at the moment-all wire halyards, which roll onto a drum on the winch. There's a clutch/brake mechanism, which gives almost no control over the rate of sail lowering. if you leave the handle in and let go, you'll probly lose your arm. I hate em. So the plan is to go to rope, or rope/wire halyards, and proper winches.
Phil

JimConlin
01-22-2011, 09:01 PM
A case of beer and it's working well.

pumpkin
01-22-2011, 09:02 PM
100 pound propane tank. This will be my first heated home workshop. Fired up the furnace for the first time today today. -3F outside, I stood there watching the thermometer needle rise to 50 degrees. It didn't take long. :d

Matthew

pefjr
01-22-2011, 09:15 PM
A Wilson ncode 90. A precision surgical tool in the right hands.

Obi Wan Kenobi
01-22-2011, 09:27 PM
A Wilson ncode 90. A precision surgical tool in the right hands.

That must be some workshop, if you can play tennis in it.

Charlie

David G
01-22-2011, 09:33 PM
A MiniMax bandsaw. At least I think I did. It's in the shop, and negotiations are down to quantities & types of beer to throw into the purchase price. Oh... and the details of visiting privileges. It's a lovely beast.

Tom Galyen
01-22-2011, 09:43 PM
A 2008 Yukon SLT!

I'm in love with it, and I don't care who knows it. :)

John Turpin
01-22-2011, 09:44 PM
A baked potato and a half-dozen Armadillo eggs.

KM Bever
01-22-2011, 09:48 PM
Something for my wife, don't know what it is yet. But it will be home soon.

Phillip Allen
01-22-2011, 10:13 PM
we may know the first thing we buy... but we'll never know the last thing we buy

Stiletto
01-22-2011, 10:19 PM
Half a dozen sheep's hearts for the cat.

Canoeyawl
01-22-2011, 10:29 PM
A #1 Stanley - ;)

paladin
01-22-2011, 10:40 PM
A new multiband antenna for the car and a triplexer to be able to operate all the radios from one antenna.


Re: Whats the last thing you bought?
Just bought a couple of used self tailing winches. Balia has what I call widow makers on the mast at the moment-all wire halyards, which roll onto a drum on the winch. There's a clutch/brake mechanism, which gives almost no control over the rate of sail lowering. if you leave the handle in and let go, you'll probly lose your arm. I hate em. So the plan is to go to rope, or rope/wire halyards, and proper winches.
Phil

A wise move.

Hughman
01-22-2011, 11:00 PM
A #1 Stanley - ;)

^^^ <grin>

yzer
01-22-2011, 11:02 PM
A 12-pack of Sierra Nevada Glissade. :)

cathouse willy
01-22-2011, 11:08 PM
One of these Its burning happily away right now.
http://www.fpwhs.com/DesktopModules/AliCommerce/ImageBank/Portal_4/PacificEnergy/Wood/Stove/AlderleaT4.jpg

johnw
01-22-2011, 11:33 PM
$20 worth of gas. The tank's expanding, that only half filled it.

Should transport some wood, though. Or at least many boxes of books.

skuthorp
01-22-2011, 11:33 PM
Snatch strap. Old one was 20 years old and well worn I realised. Oh yes, beer too, it's a hot day and I'm still splitting wood.

JayInOz
01-22-2011, 11:35 PM
My next door neighbour has sold out and is moving to Queensland- I just went over and bought a stack of insulated wall sections to make a coolroom to hang meat in. Also bought a three foot diameter, six inch thick, sandstone grinding wheel. He's a builder/ carpenter and he threw in a trailer load of assorted timber and panelling and about twenty partly used cans of paint. I reckon I did good:) JayInOz

Phillip Allen
01-22-2011, 11:37 PM
My next door neighbour has sold out and is moving to Queensland- I just went over and bought a stack of insulated wall sections to make a coolroom to hang meat in. Also bought a three foot diameter, six inch thick, sandstone grinding wheel. He's a builder/ carpenter and he threw in a trailer load of assorted timber and panelling and about twenty partly used cans of paint. I reckon I did good:) JayInOz
an inviable haul :)

Gerarddm
01-23-2011, 12:43 AM
A HSS brad point drill set from Leigh Valley, courtesy a Christmas gift card from my sister...

Bob (oh, THAT Bob)
01-23-2011, 02:16 AM
A Stanley #5 plane in fine shape, though I'm sure tuning will improve it, and a Sears Craftsman Kromedge 26" 11 point backsaw that looks like it was never used. Both $5 (maybe $6, I can't remember, it wasn't much) from the local thrift shop. Then I bought some Bun Thit Nuong for dinner. All three are in front of me on my desk.

stevebaby
01-23-2011, 02:33 AM
As I'm going to have plenty of time off while recuperating,and I can't exercise much during that time,I've just paid for one of these...
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=400140605575&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

I was inspired by a couple of threads here on cheap infra-red controlled helicopters.I look forward to giving a report on its performance.
Pigeons and cats...BE WARNED! :D

stevebaby
01-23-2011, 02:51 AM
I have just acquired a fine set of new chisels, and I'm really just like a kid with a new box of Lego. Cant wait to start using them.

CharlieJust...chisels? We need details,Charlie,details. Share the joy mate! :D

purri
01-23-2011, 02:58 AM
Details: They're Cold Chisels!

Todd Bradshaw
01-23-2011, 05:49 AM
The last cool boat tool I bought was a little Norwegian carving axe. I have some demented visions of me, out in the garage, hand-hewing the curved and twisted garboards for a lovely faering with it from clear 5" x 12" stock. The reality is that I'd be far more likely to hack off a finger, making my guitars all worthless to me, so I really bought it just because it was incredibly cool.

http://webpages.charter.net/tbradshaw/axe-001.jpg

I did get a chance to use it though, a couple weeks ago. The security light on my garage went on about 4:00 AM one night. I went out on the deck in back and heard someone in my garage opening car doors. So, I went back into the house, grabbed the first thing that was handy (yep) went out the side door, up to the garage door and pushed the garage door opener. It was dark in there, but I would have loved to have seen their faces when they saw a totally pissed off, 6'4" long-haired, mean looking old s.o.b. standing there in the spotlight with an axe. As they bolted out the door, I got a good non-sharp-edged whack on one of them and he dropped his backpack full of goodies - containing my GPS, Mag Light, socket set, a bunch of CDs and a nice assortment of GPSs and other items from previous garages, which I later turned over to the cop who came out. I don't think they'll come back, but I generally only sleep 3-4 hours per night, so I'll probably be ready for them if they do.

My most recent purchase is a 1907 Winchester Model 1894 30-30......because I'm getting to old to chase after burglers with an axe. :)

Peerie Maa
01-23-2011, 07:41 AM
One of these:
http://www.rutlands.co.uk/images/JP1211.jpg
The blade is laminated from three layers of steel, a hardened blue paper steel core that forms the cutting edge which is flanked by a layer of softer, tougher steel on each side. It takes a wicked edge.

S.V. Airlie
01-23-2011, 08:04 AM
Lunch!!!!!

botebum
01-23-2011, 08:29 AM
For the shop- Consumables-Nails, screws, sandpaper and tape measures(tape measures are consumables if you use them enough)
Tools- a pull saw, a 1" pouch chisel and a pouch sized flat bar

Pouch chisels can be considered consumables as well if you loan them to a coworker that is more than 5' away.

Doug

Ron Williamson
01-23-2011, 08:36 AM
A quick dinner at The Leeky Canoe in Meaford,after an evening of snowboarding.
R

Syed
01-23-2011, 08:37 AM
Ten kg red carrots for juice.

Obi Wan Kenobi
01-23-2011, 10:26 AM
Just...chisels? We need details,Charlie,details. Share the joy mate! :D

Framing Chisels, my first set of 10, I have never seen them in Holland there going to make life in the shop a lot easier.

Charlie

KM Bever
01-23-2011, 10:27 AM
Ask me the question on Monday, it'll be new tranny for the pickup. *%&$#@ !!!

Peter Malcolm Jardine
01-23-2011, 10:28 AM
100 pound propane tank. This will be my first heated home workshop. Fired up the furnace for the first time today today. -3F outside, I stood there watching the thermometer needle rise to 50 degrees. It didn't take long. :d

Matthew

I understand how great a moment that is... A heated dedicated workspace is a fine fine thing.

Obi Wan Kenobi
01-23-2011, 10:31 AM
I understand how great a moment that is... A heated dedicated workspace is a fine fine thing.

I starting to experience propane, heated workshop envy...

Peter Malcolm Jardine
01-23-2011, 10:32 AM
An old South Bend 9 inch metal lathe with lots of tooling for $300 bucks. I took all the tooling I wanted for my Atlas lathe, which I restored a few months back, and then sold the Southie for $350.

Throughout the winter I am always collecting paint, varnish, and other stuff for the spring, so it's not a painful bill all at once when April rolls around. :D

ccmanuals
01-23-2011, 10:42 AM
A set of these

http://www.golfbidder.co.uk/Images/products/320/P985611.jpg

bamamick
01-23-2011, 11:25 AM
A new tire for the Penguin trailer.

I also bought ANOTHER Alabama football helmet. My dad gave me one a long time ago, but I found one on an on-line auction for about $50 and bought it. I will add it to the collection in my office. If they ever fire me unexpectedly someone is going to have hell packing all of that stuff up.

Mickey Lake

Hollingsworth
01-23-2011, 11:25 AM
A bottle of tequila and some limes. Props for a commercial shoot. Really.

Gerarddm
01-23-2011, 11:54 AM
Without being snarky at all, please explain the advantages of a titanium tweezer over the normal steel? I would think they'd be spendy, no?

Jim Mahan
01-23-2011, 12:02 PM
4,200 pages of science and literature for about sixty pages per dollar.

Dutch
01-23-2011, 12:05 PM
just found another one of these at a yard sale - in remarkably good condition

http://www.angelfire.com/space/proto57/images/radio/G500.jpg

David G
01-23-2011, 12:12 PM
A set of these

http://www.golfbidder.co.uk/Images/products/320/P985611.jpg

How well do they hold an edge?

Peerie Maa
01-23-2011, 12:16 PM
How well do they hold an edge?

Slice?

botebum
01-23-2011, 12:36 PM
How well do they hold an edge?Those aren't shop tools. They are fishing clubs for really big catfish. They can also be used to fend off gators on a goof course (shut up Donn, it was intentional).

Doug

David G
01-23-2011, 01:06 PM
Slice?

I'd imagine. Though I bet they can be ground so as to be exclusively hooking tools.

Goof course. Funny.

Obi Wan Kenobi
01-25-2011, 06:26 AM
A very expensive cigar, for robbi burns night.

details, cohiba pyramide also known as a torpedo.

Charlie

htom
01-25-2011, 10:32 AM
A bottle of fountain pen ink recommended here, J. Herbin's Poussiere de Lune. Not as water-resistant as I'd hoped, but it has beautiful color and flow.

tomlarkin
01-25-2011, 11:44 AM
Plans for the 9'6" Nutshell Pram! Yay - another boat project.

Obi Wan Kenobi
01-25-2011, 07:37 PM
A bottle of fountain pen ink recommended here, J. Herbin's Poussiere de Lune. Not as water-resistant as I'd hoped, but it has beautiful color and flow.

The name alone,Poussiere de lune, I love will keep an eye out for it the next time I run out. Which may take some years I dont use either of the mont blancs very much.

Charlie

htom
01-25-2011, 08:10 PM
It's a beautiful ripe eggplant color, -- aubergine -- not quite as dark as I'd like, but it varies slightly depending on paper and nib width. I may try blending in a drop or two of one of their blacks with the next fill. (You don't have to empty the bottle before starting a new one in one of the pens!)

Obi Wan Kenobi
01-26-2011, 04:04 PM
It's a beautiful ripe eggplant color, -- aubergine -- not quite as dark as I'd like, but it varies slightly depending on paper and nib width. I may try blending in a drop or two of one of their blacks with the next fill. (You don't have to empty the bottle before starting a new one in one of the pens!)

the dark purples are nice, although for really dark ink I think indian is the best.

Charlie